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1000501 Campus Ås SLP Consultancy services H142 Follow-up of infection control systems

Statsbygg Hovedkontor [The Directorate of Public Construction and Property Head Office] | Published November 4, 2016  -  Deadline December 12, 2016

The Directorate of Public Construction and Property [Statsbygg] requests, in connection with project:

no: 1000501.

Name: Campus Ås, SLP.

Tenders for the following consultancy assignments:

H142 Follow-up of infection control systems.

Mobile Hospital Air Purification Equipment Systems for Airborne Infection Control Diseases (Tuberculosis)

Country Office - AFGHANISTAN | Published November 23, 2016  -  Deadline December 4, 2016
Letter of Invitation UNDP/AFG/GFP/RFQ/2016/00000001108 Subject: Request for Quotation for Mobile Hospital Air Purification Equipment Systems for Airborne Infection Control Diseases (Tuberculosis) for Global Fund Project (GFP), UNDP Afghanistan. Dear Mr. /Ms.: BidderThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Afghanistan Country Office hereby invites you to submit a Quotation to this Request for Quotation (RFQ) for the above-referenced subject. This RFQ includes the following documents:Letter of InvitationAnnex 1 - RFQ Bid Data SheetAnnex 2 - Technical SpecificationsAnnex 3 - Price ScheduleGeneral Terms and Conditions E-tendering Instructions Manual for BiddersFAQ for BiddersYour offer, comprising of following documents, should be submitted in accordance with Section 2.1 (Data Sheet) through the UNDP ATLAS E-tendering system (https://etendering.partneragencies.org). The step by step instructions for registration of bidders and proposal submission through the UNDP ATLAS E-tendering system is available in the instructions manual for the bidders (Section 12), attached with this RFQ. Should you require any training on the UNDP ATLAS E-tendering system or face with any difficulties when registering your company or submitting your proposal, please send an email to the procurement officer at procurement.af@undp.org to request for help.The proposers are advised to use Internet Explorer (Version 10 or above) browser to avoid any compatibility issues with the e-tendering system.No hard copy or email submissions will be accepted by UNDP. For tender closing date please refer to E-Tendering System.Kindly go through this invitation letter and other documents attached here to this RFQ. Should you have any questions or require any clarification, please feel free to send an email to the procurement officer at procurement.af@undp.org UNDP looks forward to receiving your quotation and thanks you in advance for your interest in UNDP procurement opportunities. Yours sincerely,Mohammad Hashim Hashimi PSM OfficerGlobal Fund Project

1000501 Campus Ås SLP Consultancy H142 Monitoring of infection control solutions

Statsbygg Hovedkontor | Published October 31, 2016  -  Deadline December 12, 2016

Statsbygg requests in connection with the project:

no .: 1000501

Name: Campus Ås SLP

tenders for the following consultancy services:

H142 Monitoring of infection control solutions

Fitzmary 1 Decant Unit Refurbishment

South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust | Published November 11, 2016  -  Deadline December 5, 2016
These works comprise the stripping out and replacement of ligature risk items throughout Fitzmary 1 ward and the replacement with anti-ligature fitting and infection control items and general decoration.  These works involve adjustment and replacement of mechanical and electrical services installations. 

Fitzmary 1 Decant Unit Refurbishment

South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust | Published November 11, 2016  -  Deadline December 5, 2016
These works comprise the stripping out and replacement of ligature risk items throughout Fitzmary 1 ward and the replacement with anti-ligature fitting and infection control items and general decoration. These works involve adjustment and replacement of mechanical and electrical services installations.

J--632-17-102 Refurbish Operating Room Air-Handling Unit

Department of Veterans Affairs, Bronx VAMC (NAL) | Published November 22, 2016  -  Deadline December 7, 2016
This notice is for Solicitation Number VA242-17-B-0119 - Project Number 632-17-102 Refurbish Operating Room Air-Handling Unit at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 79 Middleville Road, Northport NY 11768-2200.
This shall be a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Set-Aside (SDVOSB). As a result, all SDVOSB's may submit a bid, which will be considered by the agency. This project is classified under NAICS Code 238220Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors, and has a Size Standards of $15.0 million. The cost estimate range for this project is $100,000.00 to $250,000.00.
Background:
The current AHU was installed in 1971 and is in need of an overhaul to ensure continued performance and reliability.  An independent report by FPM Engineering, states that the degradation is mostly superficial and can be addressed with an epoxy-type coating commercially available to recondition the interior of the air handler floor pans and a multi-acrylic wall and ceiling coating. The air handler system is functional and the goal is to extend its usable service life through this project.
Scope of Work:
General
The Contractor shall isolate the air handling system from the ORs with an air tight barrier at the discharge connection of the unit.  The contractor shall install a negative air system with HEPA filtration to ensure the AHU and associated mechanical room is under negative pressure (a minimum of .1  W.G.) at all times.  The contractor shall comply with all infection control requirements in the execution or work.
The Contractor shall provide a work plan and detailed schedule for the execution of work for approval a minimum of 2 weeks prior to commencing work.
All hot work shall be subject to hot work permits and interim life safety requirements. A hot work permit shall be requested by the contractor and issued from the VA Fire Department prior to any hot work.
Rehabilitation work:
Fabricate and install an inlet hood or louvers designed to mitigate entrance of rain and moisture.  If a hood is used it shall be 14 gauge galvanized steel and designed to accommodate the air flow without causing additional pressure drop.  The hood shall be equipped with a bird screen and properly supported to prevent deflection from snow, rain and airflow.  Free opening shall be 10% larger than the existing opening.
Remove turning vanes at air intake duct transition and properly dispose of them.
Remove, replace and commission new air shut-off louver with actuator and confirm operation after installation with interlock to fan motor. The air shut-off damper and actuator are custom manufacture and will need to be field verified and measured.
Remove Five (5) access doors, supply and install new doors complete with frames.  Doors shall be insulated with view windows a minimum of two hinges and two cam style latches. The access doors must be  field measured and fabricated to match existing openings with replacement gaskets
Remove existing deteriorated lighting and install new water tight fluorescent lighting in all compartments.  Lighting installation shall include light fixture, rigid conduit from the light to the exterior of the AHU housing and all associated wiring to power the lights.
Prepare the interior surfaces of the unit (floor, ceiling and walls) for new coatings as per the manufacturer s recommendations.  The preparation shall include removal of all rust, debris, oil/grease and coatings to provide a stable base for the coating.  Bid shall include patching of any holes or weak spots in the housing (base bid on 25 patches each roughly 6 inch in diameter).  Patches shall be 12 gauge galvanized steel secured and sealed to the housing to prevent air leak and provide adequate integrity to accommodate the pressure in the unit.  Any repair work to the floor system shall be accomplished with a minimum of 4,000 psi mortar or epoxy grout.  Concrete surface shall be cleaned and scarified to ensure good adhesion.
Any compromised structural members identified during removal shall be brought to the attention of the COR for action.  The bid shall include cost for removal, replacement of 4 wall and 2 ceiling stiffeners (2.5 x2.5 x3/16  galvanized angle)
Supply and Install a composite 3-Layer Coating System, on the floor and 6 inches up the walls.
The base coat shall consist of a composite material that levels and grades the surface to promote drainage in accordance with ASHRAE 62 standards. The base coat shall completely cover the floor and six inches up the wall.   In the humidification section and other sections prone to liquid accumulation the floor shall be built up and sloped to the drain in the housing.
The second layer shall meet NFPA 90A fire code and international mechanical code (IMC) for fire protection and smoke protection in HVAC units. This layer is applied atop the base coat.
The third and final layer applied on top the base coat and fire rated coat, shall include an antimicrobial top coat that fulfills EPA registration requirements and NYSDEC reporting for Legionella in the control of microbial growth as approved for HVAC equipment.
Installation shall be accomplished to manufacturer s installation guidelines using manufacturer authorized/certified distributors/installers.
Weekend, Holiday, Evening and Night (WHEN) hour tour work will be necessary to limit interruptions to function and scheduling of the operating rooms.
Additional Specifications:
Thickness of Finished Application: ¼  or thicker for structural integrity
Flame Spread Index: 25 without continued progressive combustion
Smoke Developed Index: 30
Pull Off Strength: 855psi
Crosshatch Test: 5b (No Failure)
Volatile Emissions: Negligible VOCs
Odors: Very Low Odor
Cure Time: 4 Hours or less before restarting air handling unit
Active Antimicrobial: EPA approved for HVAC use
Color: White or Gray
Supply and Install a poly-acrylate copolymer emulsion coating to the floors and walls.  The coating shall be fungicidal, EPA registered, antimicrobial coating.
Complying with ASTM E84 burn Characteristics
Flame spread   15
smoke development - 5
NFPA 90A and 90B 25/50 requirements
The coating shall be 30 mil NFPA 90A and 90B 25/50 requirements. The coating shall be 30 mil.
Provide optional price for new secondary filters.  Filters shall be MERV 15 V bank to match the existing bag filter flow (500 FPM) and pressure drop (0.5  WC initial, with output 1.5 WC at output; total pressure drop across filter bank is 1.0  WC). Filters shall have integral gaskets and sized to fit existing openings.  The existing filter frames in the AHU shall be updated to provide a mechanism to secure the units in place.
Project Completion: Period of Performance is 60 Calendar Days from Notice to Proceed.
All other details and information shall be contained in the solicitation which shall be posted on www.fbo.gov. The solicitation will be released on or about December 16, 2016. The response submittal address, date and time will be included in the solicitation. This project requires bonding and all responses/submissions shall be in hardcopies; faxed or e-mailed bids will not be accepted. All prospective bidders must be currently registered in www.sam.gov , www.experian.com ,and be registered and verified as a SDVOSB in www.vip.vetbiz.gov at the time of offer submission and before award of this procurement.
End of Description.

Mobile Ultrasound Services for Wagner IHS

Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service | Published December 2, 2016  -  Deadline December 8, 2016
Synopsis:
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.The solicitation number is Request for Quote-16-099 the solicitation document incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through FAC (Federal Acquisition Circular) 2005-88.This is an Open-Market solicitation. NAICS code is 621512 - Diagnostic Imaging Centers, Small Business Size Standard is $13.5 Million.The unit pricing must be all inclusive (to include but not be limited to travel, lodging, per diem, fringe benefits, federal, state, and local taxes) plus all other costs pertinent to the performance of this contract. Utilize your most competitive and reasonable rates.Contract Line Items:1. Abdominal Complete Estimated 30 x ___________ to equal = $____________
2. Gall Bladder Estimated 15 x _____________ to equal = $______________
3. Hepatic Estimated 15 x _____________ to equal = $______________
4. Abdominal Partial Estimated 10 x _____________ to equal = $______________
5. Renal Estimated 15 x _____________ to equal = $______________
6. Bladder Only Estimated 8 x _____________ to equal = $______________
7. Testicular Estimated 3 x _____________ to equal = $______________
8. Thyroid Estimated 17 x _____________ to equal = $_____________
9. Pancreas Estimated 10 x _____________ to equal = $______________
10. Retroperitoneal Estimated 30 x _____________ to equal = $_____________11. Abdominal Aorta Estimated 8 x _____________ to equal = $______________
12. Carotid Estimated 20 x _____________ to equal = $______________
13. Venous Doppler - Lower Extremity Estimated 08 x _____________ to equal = $______________
                                                                         Total $___________________
The Great Plains Area Office is soliciting proposals for a Firm Fixed-Price, Non-Personal Services contract for a Certified Ultrasound Technician to provide Mobile On-Site Diagnostic Ultrasounds, Carotid Doppler, Venous Studies and other various types of exams for the Patients at the Wagner Healthcare Center in Wagner, South Dakota 57380. All services to be provided according to the attached Statement of Work and Best Industry Standards. Contractor shall provide the necessary certified personnel, supplies, materials and equipment to provide this service for one day a month without interruption for the life of this contract. Period of Performance shall be from Date of Award to August 31, 2107.
Certified Ultrasound Technician Requirements Include: (List is not all-inclusive.)1. Ultrasound Technician to hold a Current, Valid, Unrestricted State Ultrasound Technologist License and will keep said license current throughout the life of this contract.2. Able to perform Diagnostic, Carotid Doppler and Venous Studies and all other standard exams3. Contractor shall furnish necessary personnel, supplies, materials and equipment to provide this service. 4. Contract Ultrasound Technologist shall possess the skill, knowledge and sufficient initiative, interpersonal relationship skills and social sensitivity will full consideration of the mental, emotional, physical and cultural factors, such that he/she can relate constructively to patients from Native American Communities.5. Contractor to ensure that services provided meet the rules and regulations outline by JCAHO, HCFA, American College of Radiology Standards and also the American Registry of Radiologic Technicians Standards. 6. Contractor shall respect and maintain the basic rights of patients, to include but not limited to: Personal Dignity.7. Contractor shall provide and maintain all ultrasound equipment including CD-RWs and/or film as required.8. Contractor shall meet, document and keep logs of all Quality Control and Calibration requirements for a period of three (3) years. 9. The Contractor shall work in conjunction with Interpreting Physicians and the Radiology Department and shall follow Facility Procedures for Corrective Action when images obtained are of poor quality. 10. The Contractor shall generate and maintain proper medical information on beneficiaries to who exams are provided in accordance with IHS regulations. Contractor shall prepare all medical records documentation to meet or exceed the established standards of the IHS/Wagner Health Facility to include but not be limited to: Timeliness, Legibility, Accuracy, Content and Signature. All medical record information generated in the performance of this purchase order shall remain the property of and be subject to, the exclusive control of the Indian Health Service.11. Contractor's quality of work subject to review by chart audits and site visits by the COR and also subject to review by the Medical Staff of the Wagner Healthcare Facility.12. Contractor shall not have any health or work restrictions which interfere with the performance of mobile diagnostic ultrasound services.13. Contractor shall comply with all IHS facility infection control and safety procedures, practices, and standards.14. Contractor shall coordinate a monthly schedule with the Clinical Director at the Wagner IHS Healthcare Facility.15. Contractor shall notify the Clinical Director or their designee, as soon as possible, if they are unable to keep the schedule and perform the requested exams or studies.16. Contractor shall provide Ultrasound equipment and transducers that are calibrated on a minimum annual schedule and a means of capturing images for interpretation such as CD-RW's or film.
The period of performance will be from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.
INSTRUCTION TO OFFERORS: Proposal must contain the following documents in order to be considered responsive and eligible for an award:1. If applicable, Licensure Requirement form with a copy of the license.2. For each potential candidate, a completed and signed Agreement to a Temporary Waiver of Character Investigation form.3. For each potential candidate, a completed and signed Optional Form 306 Declaration for Federal Employment.4. For each potential candidate, a completed and signed Optional Form 306 Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment.5. Copy of Malpractice Insurance Coverage6. Active, current, and unrestricted state license.7. Copy of a current physical examination (within the past 2 years) with current immunizations for MMR and DT.8. Current CV/Resume.
Complete the attached FAR and HHSAR (Health and Human Services Acquisition Regulations) provisions and clauses applicable to this acquisition, including:
FAR 52.212-1 - Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (Oct 2015). This must be submitted by the Offeror. See attachment for full text. See Section L for Past Performance Questionnaire Form. At least 3 and no more than 5 questionnaire forms shall be completed for evaluation purposes.
FAR 52.212-2 - Evaluation - Commercial Items (Oct 2014).The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. Award shall be made to the Lowest Price, Technically Acceptable offer. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers:A) Past Performance InformationB) Statement that the contractor is capable of performing in accordance with the attached Statement of Work and Best Industry Standards and Requirements set forth in this notice.
Award will be made on an "all-or-none" basis to the lowest responsive and responsible offeror.FAR 52.212-3 - Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (Apr 2016).This must be completed by the Offeror. See attachment for full text. The Offeror shall complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the Offeror has completed the annual representations and certification electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) website accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov. If the Offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically, the Offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (q) of this provision.FAR 52.212-4 - Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (May 2015) (Incorporated by Reference; andFAR 52.212-5 - Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (Mar 2016).The full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at: https://www.acquisition.gov/?q=browsefarProposals are due on December 8, 2016 @3:00pm CST. Submit proposals to:Great Plains Area Indian Health ServiceAttn: Susan K. Davis, Purchasing AgentFederal Building, Room 309115 4th Avenue SoutheastAberdeen, South Dakota 57401-4381Telephone: 605/226-7572Facsimile: 605/226-7669E-mail: susan.davis2@ihs.govNote to the Proposed Contractor:The standards of medical practice and duties of the Contractor through its Physician(s) shall be determined pursuant to the bylaws of the Service Unit. The regulations of the hospital, applicable provisions of law, other rules and regulations of any and all governmental authorities relating to licensure and regulation of physicians and hospitals must be followed. Also the standards and recommendations of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) or the Accreditation Organization must be adhered to. The Contract Physician(s) shall be required to participate in a quality improvement program, which is consistent with current requirements for ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the quality and appropriateness of care.Security ClearancePerformance of this contract will require routine access by employees of the Contractor or its subcontractors to facilities or systems controlled by the IHS (Indian Health Service). Before starting work requiring routine access to IHS facilities or systems each person must complete an FBI National Criminal History Check (Fingerprint Check) adjudicated by an IHS employee using the Office of Personnel Management Personnel Investigations Processing System. Contractors shall allow five business days for IHS processing of fingerprints taken electronically at an IHS site and thirty business days for non-electronic processing of fingerprints using FBI Form FD-258. A list of IHS sites with electronic fingerprint capability is available from the Contracting Officer.The IHS utilizes the eQIP (Electronic Questionnaire Investigations Processing) system to process background investigations. Contractors are required to work with the Service Unit Background Coordinator or other designee to properly complete their eQIP entry without error. Proper submission of the eQIP entry to the OPM (Office of Personnel Management) is required prior to the individual being allowed to begin their performance under this contract. Computers have been provided to the Service Unit for this purpose.OIG Exclusion ListNo contract award shall be made to a vendor or provider listed on the OIG Exclusion List (http://exclusions.oig.hhs.gov) throughout the duration of the contract. Should a candidate be found with a non-favorable security clearance it shall be the contractor's responsibility to replace the candidate working under the contract/purchase order with a suitable candidate. It shall be the responsibility of the contractor to notify the Acquisition Office is there is a change in provider.
In addition, no Contractor or subcontractor employee shall be permitted to perform work under this contract if listed on the LEIE (HHS Office of Inspector General List of Excluded Individuals/Entities), http://exclusions.oig.hhs.gov. As soon as practicable prior to the performance of the work, the Contractor shall provide to the Contracting Officer the names of all individuals to be used in performance of work for screening against the LEIE. During the performance, the Contractor shall provide the Contracting Officer the names of any additional or substitute employees for screening before they begin work.The Contractor is responsible for conducting security preclearance investigations in sufficient depth to ensure that each Contractor or subcontractor employee referred to IHS is not on the LEIE and can obtain a favorable fingerprint clearance. Each security preclearance shall be conducted sufficiently in advance of the start of performance to avoid delays caused by denial of access. If this is a Time and Materials, Labor-Hour, or Cost-Reimbursement contract, the contractor shall not charge for or be reimbursed for labor hours or other costs incurred for employees who are unable to perform due to denial or access or the excess time required to resolve and clear unfavorable security clearance findings. If this is a Fixed-Price contract, denial of access due to security clearance findings shall not be a basis for excusable delay or an increase to the contract amount.The Government will pay for the cost to process the contractor's suitability clearances. However, multiple investigations for the same position may, at the Contracting Officer's discretion, lead to a reduction(s) in the contract price of no more than the cost of the investigation(s).EMPLOYEE HEALTH REQUIREMENTSContract Providers shall provide health information, proof of immunizations as recommended by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) concerning health-care workers in the United States. Health information must include previous immunization history and proof of the following immunization records: Hepatitis B (Vaccination-declination required), Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Varicella, Influenza, and Tuberculosis.

J--BASE: ST AUGUSTINE JANITORIAL SERVICES / 573-17-2-3163-0017

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA North Florida/South Georgia Health Care System | Published November 29, 2016  -  Deadline December 12, 2016
This is a Combined Synopsis/Solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only Solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written Solicitation will not be issued.
Solicitation number VA248-17-R-0125 is issued as a (Request for Proposal (RFP).
This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-89-2/11-01-2016.  Only emailed requests received directly from the requester are acceptable. Responses should be sent to brian.werner1@va.gov.  No telephone responses will be accepted.
To receive a government award, the offeror must be currently registered in System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov.  Offerors are encouraged to go to the SAM database www.sam.gov and start the registration process as soon as possible to avoid possible delays should the contractor be selected as a prospective awardee. Online Representation and Certification Application (ORCA) must also be current to qualify to receive a contract award. Offeror may register with CCR at www.orca.bpn.gov
NAICS and Set-aside: The NAICS is 561720 and the small business size standard is $18 million. This procurement is set aside for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs). Any firm that is not considered a small business under this NAICS code should not submit a response to this notice. To receive consideration as SDVOSB or VOSB, the firm must be registered and verified in the VIP database at www.vip.vetbiz.gov.
Contract Type: The government anticipates awarding a Firm Fixed Price award.
Award will be made to lowest price quote which conforms to the requirements within this solicitation and represents the best value to the government.
The Service Contact Act, Wage Determination number 2005-2115, Rev. 2, Date 07/08/2016 is applicable to this contract. For further details, access the relevant wage determination at www.wdol.gov.
STATEMENT OF WORK
Janitorial Services at St. Augustine VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic Modular Clinic - 195 Southpark Blvd, Saint Augustine, FL 32086 (14,000 SF).  Base year: 01/01/2017   12/31/2017 + four (4) option years.
SCOPE OF WORK:  The Contractor shall furnish all the supplies, materials, machinery, appliances and the supervision and labor necessary to provide complete janitorial service at the location listed above for the North Florida/South Georgia (NF/SG) Veterans Health System, Gainesville, Florida, as outlined herein. This consists of approximately 17,900 square feet of occupied space. The contractor shall perform the work required in this contract as fully outlined, including daily, weekly, monthly, and semiannually requirements.
In the performance of this contract, the Contractor shall take such safety precautions as necessary to protect the lives and health of occupants of the building.  The Contractor shall immediately correct any fire and safety deficiencies caused by his personnel. If the Contractor fails or refuses to correct deficiencies promptly, the Contracting Officer may issue an order to stop all or any part of the work, and hold the Contractor in default of the contract.
The Contractor shall comply with applicable Federal, State, and local safety and fire regulations and codes. The Contractor shall keep abreast of and comply with changes in these regulations and codes applicable to the contract.  Any and all materials and equipment used in performance of this contract will be removed from the facility or stored properly at the end of the workday and secured during the workday.
Term of Contract: The base year period of performance shall begin on January 01, 2017 through December 31, 2017.
Type of Contract: VA anticipates award of a Firm-Fixed Price contract based on the contents of this solicitation.
PERSONNEL POLICY:  The Contractor shall assume full responsibility for the protection of its employees that are furnishing services under this contract, in accordance with the personnel policy of the Contractor. The Contractor is responsible for providing all benefits to include worker s compensation, liability insurance, health examinations, and income tax withholding and social security payments. Such employees will not be considered VA employees for any purpose. The payment for any leave, including sick leave, vacation, or holiday time, is the responsibility of the Contractor. Additional information can be found in paragraph entitled Contractor s Requirements.
Hours of Operation:  Contractor shall provide proposed work schedule to the Contracting Officer s Representative (COR) within ten (10) calendar days from receipt of Award.
The St. Augustine Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) regular clinic working hours will be Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM.   Performance scheduled to be arranged by the delegated Contracting Officer Representative (COR).
The Government may allow the Contractor to perform Janitorial Services between the following scheduled: from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   Contractor shall submit their work plan to be review and approve by the delegated COR. Some cleaning work requirements shall be performed after normal business hours as per approved work scheduled.
The contract is task driven, however due to the health care environment the contractor will be required to maintain staff levels that allow for quick mitigation of everyday spills and cleanup during clinical hours of operation as well as completing all tasks outlined in this contract.  The contractor will be required to provide adequate staffing to complete all tasks as outline in this document, with a minimum of two (2) qualified staff members on site at all times during the clinics normal hours of operation.
National holidays: The ten holidays observed by Federal Government are:
New Year s Day  January 1
Martin Luther King Day Third Monday in January
Presidents  Day  Third Monday in February
Memorial Day  Last Monday in May
Independence Day July 4
Labor Day  First Monday in September
Columbus Day  Second Monday in October
Veterans  Day  November 11
Thanksgiving Day Fourth Thursday in November
Christmas Day  December 25
When one of the above designated legal holidays falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be observed as a legal holiday by U.S. Government agencies. When a legal holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be observed as a holiday by U.S. Government agencies.
CONTRACTOR S REQUIREMENTS:
The Contractor shall have been in business for a minimum of three years and provide evidence in its past performance of providing similar medical-grade janitorial services with their quote submittal.   Upon award, the Contractor shall show proof of current Workman's Compensation insurance and liability insurance policies in sufficient amounts for the size of the company and scope of this contract.  Contractor shall be licensed to provide this service in the State of Florida.
Upon award, the Contractor shall provide to the Contracting Officer a current list of the names, addresses, Social Security Number, and the date and place of birth, of all employees who will perform work under this contract.  Changes in the employment list shall be provided to the Contracting Officer prior to an employee performing service at the VA Clinic.   Any changes to the employment list are to be submitted to the Contracting Officer.  The Contractor shall make available, upon request by the Contracting Officer, documentation for each employee who performs work under this contract to establish that they are authorized to work in the United States.  All employees shall be bonded under the Contractor's company name.   No employee shall be allowed at the VA clinic until the documentation has been provided and the employee has been approved by the COR.  The Contracting Officer reserves the right to request changes to the employee list.  The following criteria also apply:
Competency Requirements:
The contractor shall comply with Joint Commission (JC) requirements, to comply with JC requirement the contractor shall provide written confirmation that employees are competent to perform the task as described in the statement of work assigned on this contract. This written confirmation shall specify in which areas each contract employees are competent. Upon contract award-the Contracting officer and/or COR will provide a Contract Employees handbook for contract references.
The Contractor shall maintain the required documents: health certificate, certificate of good conduct from the Police Department, educational documents, evaluation methods and qualifications standards on all contract employees as established. Contractor shall comply with all applicable Federal, State, local and industry safety and health standards and regulations.
The Contractor shall provide to the Contracting Officer and/or COR any necessary documentation pertaining to contract employees as requested.
Felony Convictions: Have no felony convictions and no convictions that reflect on the individual's reliability.
Age: All Contractors  employees performing work under this contract shall be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age or as required by local laws.
All employees shall be literate in English to the extent of reading and understanding printed regulations, detailed written orders, training instructions and material, and shall be able to compose reports that convey complete information.
All contract employees shall sign in and sign out including lunch break during his/her work schedule.
Contractor shall provide backup contract employee during the absence (annual leave or sick leave) of any of the employees assigned to work under this contract.
Backup employees shall comply with the contract regulations and specifications.
No employee changes shall be issued without the authorization of the COR.
Upon contract award, Contractor shall provide the name and the last four digits of the social security number of each employee assigned to this VACHS contract.
Contractor shall regularly update this list.
Contractor-furnished Training: Contractor shall submit to the CO written certification that each contract employee has been trained in the subject areas herein prior to assignment under this contract for replacement or new employees; documentation of prior training, or the individual contract employee shall complete the required training before being employed in support of this contract. The Contractor shall maintain the required documents.
CONDUCT OF CONTRACTOR S EMPLOYEES:
The Contractor shall prohibit his employees from disturbing papers on desks, opening desk drawers or cabinets, or using telephone or office equipment provided for official Government use.
The Contractor shall require his employees to comply with the instructions, pertaining to conduct and building regulations, issues by duly appointed officials, such as the COR, guards, inspectors.
The Contractor shall provide protective equipment and attire to personnel and require employees to use it while the performance of their duties as necessary. In special cleaning and/or isolation situations, contractor personnel may be required to wear special personnel protective clothing and shoe covers supplied by the medical facility. All other safety or protective clothing or equipment shall be provided and maintained by the contractor at the contractor s own expense.
The contractor shall comply with all agency regulations, federal regulations, and local regulations, OSHA, EPA, EQB, CDC and JC Standards.
The Contractor shall maintain satisfactory standards of employee competency, conduct, appearance, and integrity, and for taking such disciplinary action against his/her employees as may be necessary.
Appearance: The Government requires a favorable image and considers it to be a major asset of a customer service team, and the employee's attitude, courtesy, and job knowledge are influential in creating a favorable image.
Neglect of duties: shall not be condoned; This includes sleeping on duty, unreasonable delays or failures to carry out assigned tasks, conducting personal affairs during duty hours, and refusing to render assistance or cooperate in upholding the integrity of the work site security.
Disorderly conduct: use of abusive or offensive language, quarreling, intimidation by words, actions, or fighting shall not be condoned; also included is participation in disruptive activities which interfere with normal and efficient Government operations.
Intoxicants: The Contractor shall not allow any employee (while on duty) to possess, sell, consume, or be under the influence of intoxicants, drugs, or substances that produce similar effects.
Criminal actions: Contractor s employees may be subject to criminal actions as allowed by law in certain circumstances and these include, but are not limited to, the following:
Falsification or unlawful concealment, removal, mutilation, or destruction of any official documents or records or concealment of material facts by willful omission from official documents or records.
Unauthorized use of Government property, theft, vandalism, or immoral conduct.
Unethical or improper use of official authority or credentials.
The Government reserves the right to direct the Contractor to remove any employee from the work site for failure to comply with the standards of conduct.
The Contractor shall initiate immediate action to replace such an employee to maintain continuity of services at no additional cost to the Government.
The Contractor personnel shall take safety precautions as necessary to protect the lives and health of occupants of the building while in the performance of this contract.
SECURITY CLEARANCE:
The contractor shall submit to the COR the following:  Certificate of Good Conduct  from the Police Department and,  Statement of Personal History ,  Employee Health Certificate  from the Department of Health of all employees who have access to the building in performance of the contract work at least five working days prior to the starting date of contract.  Contractor employees shall have a physical examination prior to work on this contract and annually thereafter.  The contractor shall assure that the each contracted employee meets the requirements as it relates to physical examinations :  PPD skin testing,  Hepatitis B, prophylaxis s or declination of option signed and on file, other preventive health screening/testing as required by OSHA(Occupational Safety and Health Administration, JC, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and other screening agencies. Contractor shall comply with all applicable Federal, State, local and industry safety and health standards and regulations
These forms shall be submitted for replacement employees before entrance on duty.
If the Contracting Officer receives an unsuitable report on any employee after processing of these forms, or if the COR finds a prospective employee to be unsuitable or unfit for his assigned duties, the Contractor will be advised immediately that such employee cannot continue to work or be assigned to work under the contract.
Building Security:  The Government will provide the contractor with keys to allow access to rooms required in the provisions of this contract except to restricted areas. Access to restricted areas shall be provided as per established schedules. The contractor shall comply with agency regulations on key issuance procedures. Contractor s personnel shall not lend keys or open locked rooms or areas to permit entrance by persons other than contractor s personnel performing assigned duties.
PERSONNEL:  The Contractor shall consider the clinical environment and instruct his/her employees on applicable safety precautions and special requirements. These requirements may include, but are not limited to, such conditions as cleaning of human excretions, blood, vomit, etc., from both floors and walls. The contractor shall maintain acceptable sanitation standards in accordance with standard commercial practice. Daily handling of known infectious materials, knowledge of aseptic techniques as related to working in this type of environment or any careless handling of this type of material could be a source of infection for patients and personnel.
UNIFORM:  Contractor s employees shall wear a uniform that clearly displays the company s name. Contractor s employees shall wear a visible picture ID with their name in bold print.
CONTRACTOR FURNISHED PROPERTY AND SUPPLIES:  The Contractor shall furnish at their own expense all labor, materials, supplies, machinery, and appliances that may be necessary or appropriate in the performance of this contract. The contractor must comply with FAR clause 52.208-9,  Contractor Use of Mandatory Sources of Supply or Services .  This includes furnishing restroom supplies such as toilet tissue, multifold paper towels, and Medicated Vestal hand soap. The Contractor shall also furnish plastic linings for all receptacles that are to be changed daily.
NOTE:  The COR has the authority to approve all supplies for use and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) sheets are required to be given to the COR upon request.
Soap dispensers shall not be of the refillable type, where topping off of a dispenser reservoir is done from a larger bulk container. Soap dispensers will be of the design that refills come in disposable bags.  Soap should be an antimicrobial soap of the same type currently used in the NF/SG hospitals since it has been vetted by Infection Control and has proven user acceptance.  Variations in product selection should be approved by Infection Control at the Gainesville or Lake City facility.  Literature on the medicated vestal hand soap used at this facility and throughout the clinics will be provided upon request.
All accumulated shall be removed and disposed of in the dumpster provided by the Veterans Administration.
Contractor shall be responsible for ensuring all equipment, tools, and supplies used meet the necessary safety requirements and employees have full working knowledge of their use.
BASIC CLEANING SERVICES
The Contractor shall perform the following tasks as described below:
Exam Rooms: An EPA registered germicide will be used to clean all patient areas, floors, examination tables, and medical equipment.  Primary Care Exam Rooms:  Each exam room must be cleaned at least once per day.  Due to patient care services being performed, the contractor must clean in between patient exams.  This will need to be coordinated as to which room(s) is available for cleaning with the clinic staff to ensure each room has been cleaned at some point during the workday.  All primary care exam room floors shall be wet mopped using a germicide before patients are seen.  Wipe down all exam tables with a clean cloth dampened with germicide.  Clean and disinfect sinks and countertops, clean and refill soap dispensers, and clean mirrors.  Wipe down walls up to 7  with a germicide on a weekly basis.
Floors:  Daily, all floors in common areas, hallways, entryways, dining room, break room(s), group room, exam room, nurse s station, library, and recreation room, shall be vacuumed, swept, dust mopped, damp mopped, or wet mopped as appropriate to ensure they are free of dirt, debris, dust, scuff marks, heel marks, stains, discoloration, or other foreign matter. The Contractor shall use a micro-fiber mop on the vinyl hardwood plank floors.  Baseboards, corners, and wall/floor edges shall also be clean.  Offices and residential rooms shall be vacuumed, swept, dust mopped, or damp mopped as appropriate to ensure they are free of dirt, debris, dust, scuff marks, heel marks, stains, discoloration, or other foreign matter on a weekly basis. Chairs, trash receptacles, and other moveable items shall be moved to maintain floors underneath these items. All moved items shall be returned to their original and proper position. All outside entryways (including ramps, steps and walkways) to the building shall be swept and kept clear of dirt/debris, and maintain a clean appearance.
Remove Trash:  Daily, all trash containers throughout the facility (interior and exterior) shall be emptied and returned to their original locations.  Boxes, cans, paper placed near a trash receptacle and marked  TRASH  shall be removed. All trash containers, waste baskets, etc. shall be fitted with a biodegradable disposable plastic liner.  All plastic liners for trash receptacles of any sort shall be replaced with new ones when receptacle is emptied.  The trash shall be deposited in the nearest outside trash collection container as directed by the COR. Trash receptacles shall be left clean, free of foreign matter, and free of odors.  The trash receptacles will be removed, sanitized and returned to the original location quarterly.  The Contractor shall provide red plastic bag liners for Bio-hazard trash cans.  Bio-hazard trash shall be placed in the soiled utility room or designated area for scheduled pick-up.  The Contractor shall change out sharps containers in exam room, medication room, or any other designated area when 2/3 full and place sharps container(s) in soiled utility room for scheduled pick-up.
Clean Interior Glass/Mirrors:  Weekly, or if visibly soiled, clean all interior glass, including glass in doors, partitions, walls, display cases, directory boards, etc.  After glass cleaning, there shall be no traces of film, dirt, smudges, water, or other foreign matter.
Break Rooms: Daily, clean and disinfect all sinks and polished metal surfaces, including the orifices and drain, as well as exterior surfaces of cabinets and refrigerators. Sinks shall be free of streaks, stains, spots, smudges, scale, and other obvious soil. Wipe out inside of microwaves.
Carpets:  Spot clean or shampoo dirty carpets (including mats) over any area that is 2 square feet or less.  All spots shall be removed by carpet manufacturer s approved methods as soon as noticed.  Entire carpets will be shampooed twice a year, at a time to be determined by the COR. All tears, burns, and raveling shall be brought to the COR s attention.
General Spot Cleaning:  Perform spot cleaning daily or as requested by COR.  Spot cleaning includes, but is not limited to removing, or cleaning smudges, fingerprints, marks, streaks, spills, etc., from washable surfaces of all walls, partitions, vents, grillwork, doors, door guards, door handles, push bars, kick plates, light switches, temperature controls, and fixtures. After spot cleaning, the surface shall have a clean, uniform appearance, free of streaks, spots, and other evidence of soil.
General Dusting:  Weekly, all horizontal surfaces shall be dusted or cleaned to eliminate dust collection.  All vertical surfaces shall also be kept free from the accumulation of dust. Employees are responsible for dusting their own desk and computers. All other spaces are the responsibility of the contractor. Shared spaces shall be cleaned by the contractor weekly, i.e., nurses  station.
Exterior Windows Semi-Annually:  Semi-annually, window screens shall be removed, and cleaned.  After window has been cleaned, exterior frames, casings, sills, and glass shall be free of all traces of film, dirt, smudges, water and other foreign matter.
Air-Conditioning/Heating Vents: Monthly, or if visibly soiled, all heating and air conditioning ventilation grates/grilles/louvers/covers shall be kept free from dust and dirt.
Fluorescent Light Fixture Diffusers: Quarterly, clean all plastic diffusing lenses for ceiling mounted fluorescent light fixtures (on both sides of diffuser) to be free of dust, dirt, and dead insects.
Sanitizing:  Completely clean and disinfect all tables and chair arms where patients are seen daily, in conference rooms, etc. Completely clean, disinfect, and polish all surfaces of showers, sinks, toilet bowls, urinals, lavatories, dispensers, plumbing fixtures, partitions, dispensers, doors, walls, and other such surfaces, using a germicidal detergent.  After cleaning, receptacles will be free of deposits, dirt, streaks, and odors. Disinfect all surfaces of partitions, stalls, stall doors, entry doors, (including handles, kick plates, ventilation grates, metal guards, etc.), and wall areas adjacent to wall mounted lavatories, urinals, and toilets.
De-scale Toilet Bowls and Urinals:  De-scaling shall be performed monthly as a minimum and as often as needed to keep areas free of scale, soap films, and other deposits.  After de-scaling, surfaces shall be free from streaks, stains, scale, scum, urine deposits, and rust stains.
Bathrooms:  Daily, shower doors, walls, tiles, mirrors, urinals, toilets, and sinks shall be cleaned and free from dirt, mold, mildew, scum, streaks, films, and stains, using a germicidal detergent and disinfectant. Shower drains shall be cleaned and free from hair and other debris. Grout on wall and floor tiles shall be free of dirt, scum, mildew, residue, etc. Shower fixtures shall be cleaned and polished in bathroom floors shall be mopped daily. Floors with vinyl composite tiles shall be stripped, scrubbed, waxed on a quarterly basis. Contractor shall mop using only clean water and appropriate cleaning agents and shall dispose of soiled water after each cleaning
Stock/Supplies: Contractor shall ensure examination rooms/restrooms are stocked sufficiently so that supplies including soap for the soap dispensers, paper towels, and toilet paper are not depleted.  Supplies shall be stored in designated areas and shall be kept up off the floor.  If supplies run out prior to the next service date, contractor shall refill within 24 hours of notification.
PERIODIC CLEANING SERVICES
Hard Surface Floor Maintenance:  Stripping and refinishing of all VCT flooring will be performed 2X a year or every 6 months. A minimum of 4 coats of wax will be applied. In between the semi-annual stripping and refinishing process, all VCTs will be scrubbed and recoated to maintain a standard uniform glossy appearance. This process is typically less labor intensive (about half the time that of the stripping process) and should be scheduled quarterly or as required by the COR.  A non-skid wax is required. A uniform glossy appearance is free of scuffmarks, heel marks, wax build-up, and other stains and discoloration.
Clean/Shampoo Carpets twice a year:  All carpeted (including mats) areas shall be cleaned as often as necessary to maintain a uniform appearance free from stains or discoloration, but no less than twice per year via extraction or bonneting of surface stains.
SERVICE DELIVERY SUMMARY: The contractor service requirements are summarized into performance objectives that relate directly to mission essential items.  The performance threshold briefly describes the minimum acceptable levels of service required for each requirement.  These thresholds are critical to mission success.
Performance Objective
SOW Pages
Performance Threshold
Basic Cleaning Services.
All floors, baseboards, corners and wall edges are free of dirt, dust and debris. Trash is empty; liners are replaced each time trash containers are emptied. Trash containers are free of odors and visible dirt. Trash is emptied into outdoor trash collection container. Glass and mirrors have no traces of film, dirt, smudges, or water. Break room areas are disinfected and free of streaks, stains, spots, smudges, scale and other deposits. Carpets are free of dirt, debris, litter and other foreign matter. Dust is not visible.
5-8
Not to exceed 3 customer complaints per month.
Basic Restroom Cleaning Services.
Restrooms/showers are disinfected and free of dirt, deposits, streaks and odors. Toilets and urinals are disinfected and free of scale, stains, scum and other deposits. Floors are free of litter, dirt, dust and debris. Supplies are adequate until next service.
7
Not to exceed 3 customer complaints per month
Periodic Cleaning Services. Floors have a glossy uniform appearance free of scuffmarks, heel marks, wax build-up, and other stains and discoloration. Windows are free of film, dirt, smudges, water, and other foreign matter. Carpets are free of stains and discoloration.  Residential rooms damp mopped.
7-8
Not to exceed 3 customer complaints per month
GOVERNMENT FURNISHED PROPERTY AND SERVICES.  NONE   ALL EQUIPMENT, MATERIAL AND SUPPLIES SHALL BE FURNISHED BY THE CONTRACTOR.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Quality Control:  The contractor shall develop and maintain a quality control program to ensure custodial services are performed in accordance with commonly accepted commercial practices. The contractor shall develop and implement procedures to identify, prevent, and ensure non-recurrence of defective services. As a minimum the contractor shall develop quality control procedures addressing the areas identified in the Performance Objective.
Quality Assurance: The government will periodically evaluate the contractor s performance in accordance with the Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan.
In the performance of the contract, the Contractor shall take such safety precautions as necessary to protect the lives and health of occupants of the building.
The Contractor shall immediately bring to the attention of the COR any fire and safety deficiencies. The Contractor shall comply with applicable Federal, State and Local safety and fire regulations and codes. The Contractor shall keep abreast of and comply with changes in these regulations and codes applicable to the contract.
An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered neutral germicide such as 3M Neutral Quat Disinfectant Cleaner or equal will be used to clean all patient areas.
Security Requirements: The contractor's employees shall wear visible identification at all times while on the premises. It is the responsibility of the contractor to park in the appropriate designated parking areas. Information on parking is available from the Healthcare for Homeless Veteran s Supervisor or from the COR. The VA will not invalidate or make reimbursement for parking violations of the contractor under any conditions. Smoking is prohibited inside the clinic building. Possession of weapons is prohibited. Violations of VA regulations may result in citation answerable in the United States (Federal) District Court, not a local district, state, or municipal court. Therefore, none of the employees shall have a police record for anything more than traffic or parking violations. All employees are subject to and shall have background investigations before working in the Clinic and are subject to removal based on findings. Completion of these actions shall be documented in a written report to the COR at the date of award and each time a new employee is hired. There shall be a Contractor Supervisor on duty at all times when contract employees are in the building. The COR has the right to have a Contractor s employee removed from the area, if complaints are being received about their work or conduct.  At this VA facility, narcotics will be secured behind a double locked system, therefore personal integrity of the contractor s staff is of the utmost importance.
Damage: Extreme caution shall be exercised to prevent damage to the building and its contents.  Any damage must be reported to the COR immediately for appropriate action.  Any damage caused by the contractor will be repaired and or replaced to the satisfaction of the VA at the contractor s expense.
Damage to the building, its contents or loss of Government property, in excess of $100,000 will require a Report of Survey or Investigative Report by VA Personnel. Appropriate Government personnel will conduct the investigation. The responsible party will be required to replace and/or submit payment for damage or loss.
Special Requirements:  The contractor is required to furnish names addresses and telephone numbers of three companies for whom similar services have been furnished (preferably other Government Agencies of the type defined herein) with their submittal. Contractor is required to submit sufficient evidence of adequate equipment, facilities, and personnel required for this contract.  The Contractor shall have an established business with an office and appropriate staff to accomplish the work specified.
Confidentiality:  Contractor, any and all personnel employed by Contractor, and any other individuals enlisted by Contractor to meet the requirements of this SOW, shall not disclose any information regarding the patients treated at the VA leased sites.  All clinical records, including names of patients, Social Security numbers, and any and all medical, administrative, or demographic information that pertains to the patients treated at the site is strictly confidential.  This information is protected under federal regulations.  All information and records that pertain to the employees of the VA site is also confidential and is protected under law. Contractor and any individuals employed or enlisted by Contractor, may be required to sign Confidentiality Statement as a condition of being allowed to work at the VA site.
Evaluation/Selection Factor:
Lowest Price Technically Acceptable
Solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.204-7- Central Contractor Registration; 52.208-9 - Contractor Use of Mandatory Sources of Supply or Services; 52.212-1-Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items;  52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items;  52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items; 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items including subparagraphs:  52.222-26   Equal Opportunity; 52.222-36   Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities; 52.222-37   Employment Reports on Veterans; 52.222-41   Service Contract Labor Standards; 52.222-50   Combating Trafficking in Persons; 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other Than Central Contractor Registration.
Submitting Quote: Contractor shall submit their quote on company letterhead and shall include price and quantity of each labor category proposed, price of all anticipate indirect costs, and total price; any offered discounts; name, address, and telephone number of the offeror; terms of any express warranty; completed copy of 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications- Commercial Items, and ORCA document. Interested contractors must submit a copy of any relevant certifications and licenses along with their quote.
Quotes must be received December 12, 2016 by 1600 EST.  All quotes must be submitted by electronic submission in reference to VA248-17-R-0125 to brian.werner1@va.gov.  Offers received after the exact time specified in the solicitation are considered late and may be considered if the action would not unduly delay the acquisition. All questions regarding this solicitation must be submitted to the Contracting Specialist in writing (email is preferred).  Any prospective bidder desiring an explanation or interpretation of the solicitation must request it via e-mail to the Contract Specialist:  Brian Werner (brian.werner1@va.gov) No Later Than: close of business (16:00 ET) on December 7, 2016.
DISCLAIMER AND IMPORTANT NOTES: The government is in no way obligated to do business with or award a contract to any firm or its affiliates, or otherwise pay for the information provided in this synopsis.  This Request for Proposal is not considered to be a commitment by the Government to award a contract nor will the Government pay for any information provided; no basis for claim against the Government shall arise as a result of a response to this Request for Proposal or use of any information provided. Failure to submit information in sufficient detail may result in considering a company as non-responsive and may influence competition and set-aside decisions. Regardless of the information obtained, the Government reserves the right to consider any arrangement as deemed appropriated for this requirement. Respondents are advised that the Government is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted.

Hospital beds

HealthTrust Europe LLP (HTE) acting as agent for the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (‘UHCW’) | Published November 24, 2016  -  Deadline December 22, 2016

This tender is to establish a multi supplier framework agreement which will provide a comprehensive range of products suitable for use in Acute and Community settings, this may include the provision of hospital ward beds, specialist beds, low beds, maternity beds, foam, dynamic, hybrid mattresses, cushions, and other products that can be properly described as pressure relieving equipment.

The scope of the framework will also include a range of services which will include delivery, collection, decontamination, repair, maintenance, PPM, training, education, audit and clinical/technical support. Duration of the framework will be 4 years maximum (3 years initial period with the option of extending for 1 period of 12 months) The product/service offering in Lots 1 to 8 will be a multi supplier Framework Agreement with Access Pricing via Direct Award.

The objective of Lot 1 is to award a multi-supplier based framework for the supply of medical beds, including 4 section electric profiling beds, community beds, low height beds, floor level beds, paediatric beds, birthing beds, cots, cribs and patient trolleys. The Framework Agreement will also include training and clinical support for implementation and through the lifetime of the contract.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS / ACTIVITY BASED INCOME (ABI). The terms and conditions of this Framework Agreement and any resulting Call-Off contract is appended to the ITT. These terms include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an ABI management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement, the management and administration by HTE of the overall contract structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE. SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST AND PROCUREMENT INFORMATION This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register expressions of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTs page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo e-Tendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk. Sid4Gov HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates should register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk. Please note that sid4gov does not prepopulate any fields of the PQQ on HTE's Bravo portal. Candidates must complete the Qualification & Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

The objective of Lot 2 is to award a multi-supplier based framework for the supply of beds which are categorised as ‘specialised or therapy’ beds. Products included critical care beds, rotational / respiratory beds, spinal beds, standing beds and turning beds. The Framework Agreement will also include training and clinical support for implementation and through the lifetime of the contract.

Terms and conditions / activity based income (ABI). The terms and conditions of this Framework Agreement and any resulting Call-Off contract is appended to the ITT. These terms include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an ABI management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement, the management and administration by HTE of the overall contract structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE. SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST AND PROCUREMENT INFORMATION This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register expressions of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTs page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo e-Tendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk. Sid4Gov HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates should register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk. Please note that sid4gov does not prepopulate any fields of the PQQ on HTE's Bravo portal. Candidates must complete the Qualification & Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

The objective of Lot 3 is to award a multi-supplier based framework which will only include bariatric products suitable for the needs of plus size patients who exceed the safe working load and dimensions of a standard medical bed. Products within this Lot includes hospital beds, community beds, pressure redistributing mattresses and cushions. The Framework Agreement will also include training and clinical support for implementation and through the lifetime of the contract.

Terms and conditions / activity based income (ABI). The terms and conditions of this Framework Agreement and any resulting Call-Off contract is appended to the ITT. These terms include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an ABI management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement, the management and administration by HTE of the overall contract structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE. SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST AND PROCUREMENT INFORMATION This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register expressions of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTs page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo e-Tendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk. Sid4Gov HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates should register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk. Please note that sid4gov does not prepopulate any fields of the PQQ on HTE's Bravo portal. Candidates must complete the Qualification & Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

The objective of Lot 4a is to award a multi-supplier based framework for the supply of dynamic mattress systems for pressure relief / redistribution and prevention/ management of pressure ulcers. Products covered within this Lot includes alternating pressure mattress replacements / overlays, continuous low pressure and low air loss mattresses. The Framework Agreement will also include training and clinical support for implementation and through the lifetime of the contract.

Terms and conditions / activity based income (ABI). The terms and conditions of this Framework Agreement and any resulting Call-Off contract is appended to the ITT. These terms include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an ABI management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement, the management and administration by HTE of the overall contract structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE. submission of expressions of interest and procurement information This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register expressions of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTs page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo e-Tendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk. Sid4Gov HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates should register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk. Please note that sid4gov does not prepopulate any fields of the PQQ on HTE's Bravo portal. Candidates must complete the Qualification & Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

The objective of Lot 5 is to award a multi-supplier based framework for the supply of hybrid pressure reducing mattresses used for pressure redistribution and prevention of pressure ulcers. Products within this Lot includes non powered and powered redistributing foam hybrid mattresses. The Framework Agreement will also include training and clinical support for implementation and through the lifetime of the contract.

Terms and conditions / activity based income (ABI). The terms and conditions of this Framework Agreement and any resulting Call-Off contract is appended to the ITT. These terms include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an ABI management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement, the management and administration by HTE of the overall contract structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE. Submission of expressions of interest and procurement information This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register expressions of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTs page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo e-Tendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk. Sid4Gov HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates should register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk. Please note that sid4gov does not prepopulate any fields of the PQQ on HTE's Bravo portal. Candidates must complete the Qualification & Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

The objective of Lot 6 is to award a multi-supplier based framework for the supply of cushions used for comfort and pressure distribution and support aids to help prevent pressure sores. Products within this Lot includes dynamic cushions, static foam/gel seat cushions, leg troughs, foot protectors and wedges. The Framework Agreement will also include training and clinical support for implementation and through the lifetime of the contract.

Terms and conditions / activity based income (ABI). The terms and conditions of this Framework Agreement and any resulting Call-Off contract is appended to the ITT. These terms include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an ABI management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement, the management and administration by HTE of the overall contract structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE. Submission of expressions of interest and procurement information This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register expressions of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTs page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo e-Tendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk. Sid4Gov HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates should register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk. Please note that sid4gov does not prepopulate any fields of the PQQ on HTE's Bravo portal. Candidates must complete the Qualification & Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

Suppliers within this Lot will be expected to provide a full decontamination service for pressure area care equipment. This could be for existing Trust owned equipment or part of new business covering Lots 1 to 6.

All Equipment processed and returned to Authorities shall have undergone a thorough decontamination in line with current national infection and decontamination standards with written certification provided. Infection control and decontamination standards are to be applied to transport in addition to any facilities. Clean/dirty segregation shall be adhered to at all times including delivery and collection arrangements.

Terms and conditions / activity based income (ABI). The terms and conditions of this Framework Agreement and any resulting Call-Off contract is appended to the ITT. These terms include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an ABI management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement, the management and administration by HTE of the overall contract structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE. submission of expressions of interest and procurement information This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register expressions of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTs page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo e-Tendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk. Sid4Gov HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates should register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk. Please note that sid4gov does not prepopulate any fields of the PQQ on HTE's Bravo portal. Candidates must complete the Qualification & Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

Suppliers within this Lot will be expected to provide a full Maintenance, Repair and Planned Preventative Maintenance service for medical beds and pressure area care equipment. This could be for existing Trust owned equipment or part of new business awarded covering Lots 1 to 6.

This will cover the following areas: General maintenance on site, standard and emergency call out repair service, off site repair and annual PPM.

All services, parts, accessories and consumables provided against this agreement shall meet UK compliance standards. All maintenance, repairs and spare parts fitted will be carried out according to the original equipment manufacturers recommendations. Provision of all materials, equipment, and access to approved spare parts and provision of suitably trained personnel, necessary to ensure maintenance is carried out to the manufacturers recommended specification, will be the sole responsibility of the supplier.

Terms and conditions / activity based income (ABI). The terms and conditions of this Framework Agreement and any resulting Call-Off contract is appended to the ITT. These terms include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an ABI management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement, the management and administration by HTE of the overall contract structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE. Submission of expressions of interest and procurement information This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register expressions of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTs page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo e-Tendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk. Sid4Gov HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates should register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk. Please note that sid4gov does not prepopulate any fields of the PQQ on HTE's Bravo portal. Candidates must complete the Qualification & Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

Lot 9 facilitates the provision to re-open competition through a Mini Competition option where the Authorities can tailor a bespoke service specification to accommodate their requirements and contractually commit in advance to purchasing a specified value and/or volume of their requirements.

Under this Lot the suppliers will be required to provide a total bed and pressure area care solution; this may include the provision of a range of equipment covering hospital ward beds, specialist beds, low beds, foam mattresses, dynamic mattresses, hybrid mattresses, cushions and accessories. Services to support the solution will include delivery, collection, decontamination, storage, repair, maintenance, PPM, training, education, audit and clinical support.

Suppliers will only be considered for this Lot if they are capable of offering products/services across at least 5 Lots from Lots 1 — 6 and in both service Lots 7 and 8.

Terms and conditions / activity based income (ABI). The terms and conditions of this Framework Agreement and any resulting Call-Off contract is appended to the ITT. These terms include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an ABI management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement, the management and administration by HTE of the overall contract structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE. Submission of expressions of interest and procurement information This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register expressions of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTs page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo e-Tendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk. Sid4Gov HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates should register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk. Please note that sid4gov does not prepopulate any fields of the PQQ on HTE's Bravo portal. Candidates must complete the Qualification & Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

The objective of Lot 4b is to award a multi-supplier based framework for the supply of static foam mattresses for pressure relief / redistribution and prevention/ management of pressure ulcers. Products covered within this Lot includes standard pressure redistribution foam, memory foam and gel mattresses. The Framework Agreement will also include training and clinical support for implementation and through the lifetime of the contract.

Terms and conditions / activity based income (ABI). The terms and conditions of this Framework Agreement and any resulting Call-Off contract is appended to the ITT. These terms include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an ABI management charge in consideration of the award of this framework agreement, the management and administration by HTE of the overall contract structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE. Submission of expressions of interest and procurement information This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register expressions of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTs page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo eTendering Help Desk at help@bravosolution.co.uk. Sid4Gov HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database. Candidates should register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk. Please note that sid4gov does not prepopulate any fields of the PQQ on HTE's Bravo portal. Candidates must complete the Qualification & Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service | Published November 28, 2016  -  Deadline December 12, 2016
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The procurement is being conducted under Simplified Acquisition procedures pursuant to the authority of FAR Subpart 13.5, Test Program for Certain Commercial Items (10 U.S.C. 2304(g) and 2305 and 41 U.S.C. 253(g) and 253a and 253b); FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items (Title VIII of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-355)); and FAR 37.4, Nonpersonal Health Care Services Contract (41 U.S.C. Chapter 33). This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; therefore, a written solicitation will not be issued. The Billings Area Indian Health Service (IHS) intends to award a fixed-price commercial item contract in response to Request for Quotation (RFQ)-10-17-013-REL. The solicitation is issued on an unrestricted basis. The solicitation documents and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-92. The associated North American Industry Classification System code is 561320 and the small business size standard is $27.5 million. Potential contractors are asked to propose an all-inclusive hourly rate.PRICE SCHEDULE - PHYSICAL THERAPIST:BASE YEAR: 1600 hours @ $______________ per hour = $___________________.OPTION YEAR ONE: 2080 hours @ $______________ per hour = $___________________.OPTION YEAR TWO: 2080 hours @ $______________ per hour = $___________________.GRAND TOTAL: $___________________.PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: 9 months with two 12-month options.PURPOSE OF THE CONTRACT: The purpose of this acquisition is to contract for Physical Therapy Services at the Northern Cheyenne Service Unit, PHS Indian Health Center, 420 North Cheyenne Avenue, Lame Deer, Montana.NON-PERSONAL HEALTH CARE SERVICE CONTRACT: The procurement is a nonpersonal health care service contract, as defined in FAR 37.101, under which the Contractor is an independent contractor. The Government may evaluate the quality of professional and administrative services provided, but retains no control over the medical and professional aspects of services rendered (e.g., professional judgments, diagnosis for specific medical treatment). The Contractor shall indemnify the Government for any liability producing acts or omissions by the Contractor, its employees and agents occurring during contract performance. The Contractor shall maintain medical liability insurance, which is not less than the amount normally prevailing within the local community for the medical specialty concerned. The Contractor is required to ensure that its subcontracts for provisions of health care services contain the requirements of the clause at 52.237-7, including the maintenance of medical liability insurance.WORK SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.STATEMENT OF WORK: This position is located at the Northern Cheyenne Service Unit (NCSU) in Lame Deer, Montana. The NCSU is an IHS facility and accredited by AAAHC. The NCSU is a small ambulatory outpatient clinic with 24/7 Urgent Care/Emergency services. The NCSU is not an inpatient facility so patients needing inpatient services will be transferred to the nearest IHS facility 40 miles away or to Billings, Montana which is 100 miles away. The contract is to cover services in the Physical Therapy Department, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The average patients seen per day by the provider would be 10-12 patients. The appointment length is 45 minutes. The evaluation of new patients may be scheduled for one (1) hour. The Physical Therapy Department is currently staffed with one full-time Physical Therapist and one Receptionist. The contractor would be filling the current vacancy. Housing is available across the street from the facility. The hourly rate submitted by the contractor must be all inclusive to include travel, per diem, lodging et cetera.Major Duties: Serves as a staff Physical Therapist responsible for the treatment or prevention of physical disabilities or diseases so patients will derive the maximum benefits from therapeutic activities.Determines the objectives, methods, and techniques of therapy to be employed with emphasis on patient needs, and limitations imposed by patient conditions. Correlates the methods and procedures with a wide variety of medical problems, which range from those of a non-traumatic nature to patients, who possess severe physical or mental disabilities including those with secondary complications.Consults with patients and health professionals to gain understanding of the nature of problems, assesses physical capabilities, limitations, and motivates participation in theraputic activities.Conducts therapeutic activities for the various physical and medical problems encounted in order to directly appeal to and meet the treatment needs of patients. Such activities are designed to provide such outcomes as increasing dexterity and mobility, relieving pain, speeding recovery and aiding in physical and mental rehabilitation. Applies methods and procedures that encompass standardized, nonstandardized, innovative, and developmental approaches to physical therapy.Evaluates the effectiveness of physical therapy activities provided in terms of modifying and predicting beneficial out comes which includes utilizing physical therapy tests and measurements, including electrophysiological testing which are frequently used by physicians as a basis to determine whether medical, surgical or orthopedic procedures are indicated. Conducts ongoing evaluations of therapy results in order to assess patient progress and response. Modifies, redirects, adjusts, and augments procedures to accommodate changes and to correct deficiencies in treatment modalities.Educates individuals in the nature of health related conditions, recommended therapy, and the general promotion of health and prevention of illness/disease.Maintains department policy and procedures and complies with all Service Unit policy and procedures as required.Complies with all licensure and continuing education requirements for legal practice.Records patient-provider encounters and completes required consults necesssary for patient care via the Electronic Health Record. Follow department policy and procedure regarding timeliness of documentation.Prepares and recommends estimates of supplies, and equipment needed on both long term and short term basis to conduct programs planned. Conducts inventory control and ensures maintenance of equipment and suppplies used.Participates with health care team in providing consultation services on patient management, discharge planning special equipment and training as appropriate or as assigned. Participates and contributes toward rounds, staff meetings, and patient conferences.Participates in departmental and service unit committees as required.KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION: A Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, or a Masters, or Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree from an accredited Physical Therapy school is required.A license to practice Physical Therapy in the United States is required.Thorough professional knowledge spanning the scope of physical therapy including evaluation, assessment, treatment planning, treatment implementation, and re-evaluation of patients spanning the life cycle with a wide variety of complex illnesses and injury is required.Three or more years of outpatient clinical experience is preferred but not required.EVALUATION AND OVERSIGHT: Works under the administrative direction of the Chief Physical Therapist. The supervisor defines broad objectives, sets certain priorites, and is available to discuss specific problems and to assist with unusual patient care situations. The physical therapist carries out assiged duties and responsibilities with only cursory day-to-day review and observation from the supervisor.GUIDELINES: Guidelines include departmental policies and regulations, IHS, and AAAHC standards, and national standards of care that are available for reference. Traditional and currently accepted physical therapy practices are also available in the form of specialty consultation, physical therapy journals, and textbooks. The physicial therapist uses judgment to modify treatment approaches and interprets various techniques applicable to specific cases or problems.COMPLEXITY: The work involves all aspects of Physical Therapy care of outpatients with an extremely wide varitey of physical and emotional health problems. The Physical Therapist performs within the scope of physical therapy practice, but also performs other broad functions of physical therapy that includes education, prevention, and coordination of care with other health care providers. The work may be complex, requiring consultation with other health care providers and specialists.SCOPE AND EFFECT: The position provides quality Physical Therapy services by initiating therapy, evaluating results, providing optimal health care and conducting patient education.PERSONAL CONTACTS: Personal contacts are with patients, other employees, representatives of other Federal, State and Tribal health organizations, and administrators and physicians from the private sector. These contacts are made with individuals and occasionally groups in moderately unstructured setting.PURPOSE OF CONTACTS: The purpose of contacts with individuals and groups is to educate, influence, and motivate the individuals and groups to understand and to accept recommended medical therapies.PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work of this position requires long periods of standing and recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, and reaching. Patients may be required to be lifted from time to time. The work requires above average agility and dexterity.WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is performed in an outpatient clinic setting, with continued exposure to patients having a variety of illnesses and communicable diseases.GOVERNMENT FURNISHED PROPERTY: The IHS shall provide all necessary equipment and supplies. The Northern Cheyenne Service Unit will be responsible for getting the Contractor access and clearance to all computer services necessary to carry out his/her duties.COMPUTER SECURITY: Pursuant to the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA), the contractor will be required to complete a course in Computer Security Awareness Training (CSAT). This training must be completed annually by all employees including contractors, volunteers, students, and summer externs. The Contractor will be required to comply with the Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS PUB) Number 201, "Personal Identity Verification of Federal Employees and Contractors," and the associated Office of Management and Budget (OMB) implementation guidance for personal identity verification for all affected contractor and subcontractor personnel. Access/clearance to all pertinent computer systems, including completing the Security Checklist, Rules of Behavior form, Security training; and if necessary, a Business Associate Agreement and/or Business Partner Interconnection Security Agreement (BPISA), should be coordinated with the Service Unit.CONTRACTING OFFICER AUTHORITY: Authority to negotiate changes in the terms, conditions or amounts cited in this contract is reserved for the Contracting Officer.CONTRACTING OFFICER'S REPRESENTATIVE (COR): The COR shall be responsible for: (1) Monitoring the Contractor's technical progress, including surveillance and assessment of performance and recommending technical changes; (2) Interpreting the Statement of Work; (3) Technical evaluation as required; (4) Technical inspections and acceptance; and (5) Assisting the Contractor in the resolution of technical problems encountered during performance of this contract.INVOICE SUBMISSION AND PAYMENT: The Contractor shall submit its invoice to the Billings Area Financial Management Branch, P.O. Box 36600, Billings, Montana 59107, with a courtesy copy to the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COR) at the Northern Cheyenne Service Unit, PHS Indian Health Center, Lame Deer, Montana. The Contractor agrees to include the following information on each invoice: (1) Contractor's name and address; (2) Contact name, title, and telephone number; (3) Contract Number; (4) Invoice number and date; (5) Description, quantity, unit of measure, unit price, and extended price of supplies delivered or services performed; (6) Remit to Address; (7) Taxpayer Identification Number (Employer Identification Number or Social Security Number); and (8) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number (to ensure payment is made to the correct bank account) and vendor mailing address, as provided in the System for Award Management (SAM), formerly known as the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database. Payment shall be made by the Billings Area Financial Management Branch, P.O. Box 36600, Billings, Montana 59107.PRO-CHILDREN ACT OF 1994: The Contractor certifies that it will comply with the provisions of Public Law 103-227, Pro-Children Act of 1994, which imposes restrictions on smoking where federally funded children's services are provided.CHILD CARE NATIONAL AGENCY CHECK AND INVESTIGATION (CNACI). A CNACI must be completed for all Indian Health Service (IHS) contractor personnel within the Billings Area. Public Law (P.L.) 101-630, Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act and P.L. 101-647, Crime Control Act of 1990, require the IHS to conduct a character and criminal history background investigation on all contractors performing services in IHS facilities. The Service Unit will conduct the character and background investigations. Fingerprints must also be taken as part of the pre-employment process and must be completed before the physical therapist is allowed to work. The fingerprints should be coordinated with the Service Unit.SPECIAL CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS: Contractors cannot serve as expert witnesses in any suit against the Federal Government. Many of the IHS patients receiving services may only speak a native language and/or reside on a Native American Reservation, therefore, the Contractor must demonstrate sensitivity to cross-cultural and language differences. The Privacy Act of 1974 mandates that the Contractor maintain complete confidentiality of all administrative, medical and personnel records, and all other pertinent information that comes to his/her attention or knowledge. The Privacy Act carries both civil and criminal penalties for unlawful disclosure of records. Violation of such confidentiality shall be cause for adverse action. All IHS regulations and policies applicable to these Acts shall be enforced. The Contractor shall comply with IHS facility infection control and safety procedures, practices, and standards.PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES: The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition. The FAR provision 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items; and 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items are incorporated by reference. The provision at 52.212-2 applies to this acquisition and is provided in full text. FAR 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: (1) CURRENT, UNRESTRICTED LICENSE = 35 POINTS. Potential contractors must submit a copy of physical therapy license (all previous licenses ever held, at a minimum, license numbers and the State(s)) with price quote; (2) RESUME/CURRICULUM VITAE = 35 POINTS. Potential contractors must submit resume/CV with price quote. Resumes/CV's must include information relating to: (a) Professional Education; (b) Certifications; and (c) Previous jobs; and (3) COMPANY PAST PERFORMANCE = 30 POINTS. The Company must demonstrate its record of successful performance in past contracts and/or jobs, Government and/or commercial. Each offeror will be evaluated on its performance under existing and prior contracts/jobs. The offeror must list at least three contracts/jobs and include the following information. (1) Name of Government agency/Company; (2) Contract number, if applicable; (3) Dates of Service/Employment; (4) Total contract value/Hourly wage; (5) Description of contract work/Job duties; (6) Contracting Officer/Company Manager and telephone number; (7) Program Manager and telephone number, if applicable. (4) COST/PRICE: Price is not assigned an adjectival rating or scored. It will be evaluated to determine whether it is reasonable and if the quotation reflects an understanding of the requirement. This factor will be evaluated utilizing price analysis techniques identified in FAR Part 15.404-1. Analysis will include review of price reasonableness and balanced pricing. Offerors are cautioned that "materially unbalanced" prices and/or unreasonably high or low prices may cause your quotation to be deemed unacceptable and rejected. Technical and past performance, when combined, are considered approximately equal to cost or price. (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.EVALUATION APPROACH: The content of the written quotations, as well as information derived from discussions/negotiations, if discussions are held, will be evaluated to determine the degree and extent to which the requirements and objectives set forth in the solicitation are satisfied. No assumption will be made by Government evaluators regarding areas not defined in the offeror's written material/information provided to the Government for evaluation.EVAULATION METHODOLOGY: A team of Government personnel will evaluate the quotations. The quotations will be evaluated in accordance with the aforementioned factors. Any quotation that is unrealistic, in terms of technical approach, schedule commitments, and or costs (high or low) will be deemed unacceptable.BASIS FOR AWARD: Selection of the successful offeror will be made based on the evaluation criteria. The quotations will be evaluated and a contract awarded under the Best Value Continuum approach to permit tradeoffs among cost or price and non-cost factors. This will allow the Government to consider award to other than the lowest priced offeror or other than the highest technically rated offeror who meets or exceeds the technical acceptability standards established in the factors referenced above.The following FAR and Health and Human Services Acquisition Regulation (HHSAR) clauses are applicable: 52.204-4, 52.204-7, 52.204-9, 52.204-13, 52.204-16, 52.204-17, 52.204-18, 52.204-19, 52.212-4, 52.212-5, 52.215-5, 52.217-8, 52.217-9, 52.223-5, 52.223-6, 52.224-1, 52.224-2, 52.225-25, 52.227-14, 52.227-17, 52.228-5, 52.232-18, 52.232-39, 52.237-2, 52.237-3, 52.237-7, 52.242-15, 52.242-17, 52.244-6, 52.245-1, 52.245-9, 352.203-70, 352.215-70, 352.222-70, 352.223-70, 352.224-70, 352.224-71, 352.226-3, 352.227-70, 352.237-70, 352.237-71, 352.237-72, 352.237-73, 352.237-74, 352.239-73 and 352.239-74. The following FAR clauses cited in 52.212-5 are applicable to the acquisition: 52.203-6 with Alternate I, 52.204-10, 52.209-6, 52.209-10, 52.219-8, 52.219-28, 52.222-3, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.222-40, 52.222-50, 52.222-54, 52.223-18, 52.225-13 and 52.232-33. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will provide full text copies of the FAR and HHSAR provisions and clauses. The provisions and clauses may also be accessed electronically at https://www.acquisition.gov/ and http://www.hhs.gov/grants/contracts/contract-policies-regulations/hhsar/part-352-solicitation-provisions-contract-clauses/index.html.PROPOSAL SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: The Contractor shall provide evidence of, or submit a written response to, the technical evaluation factors in FAR 52.212-2. In addition, the Contractor shall submit a completed copy of FAR 52.212-3 with its offer, if the electronic Representations and Certifications section of the System for Award Management (SAM) is not completed. Contractors intending to conduct business with the Federal Government must register with the System for Award Management (SAM). SAM replaces the Department of Defense's Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database. SAM is now the primary Government repository, which retains information on Government contractors. You may register via the Internet at www.sam.gov. All responsible offerors may submit a proposal, which shall be considered by the Agency. Offers shall be submitted to the Billings Area Indian Health Service, 2900 Fourth Avenue North, Room 304, Billings, Montana 59101, no later than 2:00 p.m. on December 12, 2016. The offer must be submitted in a sealed envelope, addressed to this office, showing the time specified for receipt, the solicitation number, and your name and address. Offers will also be accepted by e-mail at Rita.Langager@ihs.gov or by fax at (406) 247-7108.ACCEPTANCE PERIOD: Your proposal must stipulate that it is predicated upon all the terms and conditions of this RFQ. In addition, it must contain a statement to the effect that it is firm for a period of at least 90 days from the date of receipt by the Government.

CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIFE

Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service | Published November 28, 2016  -  Deadline December 12, 2016
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The procurement is being conducted under Simplified Acquisition procedures pursuant to the authority of FAR Subpart 13.5, Test Program for Certain Commercial Items (10 U.S.C. 2304(g) and 2305 and 41 U.S.C. 253(g) and 253a and 253b); FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items (Title VIII of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-355)); and FAR 37.4, Nonpersonal Health Care Services Contract (41 U.S.C. Chapter 33). This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; therefore, a written solicitation will not be issued. The Billings Area Indian Health Service (IHS) intends to award a fixed-price commercial item contract in response to Request for Quotation (RFQ) 10 17 014 REL. The solicitation is issued on an unrestricted basis. The solicitation documents and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-92. The associated North American Industry Classification System code is 561320 and the small business size standard is $27.5 million. Potential contractors are asked to propose an all-inclusive hourly rate.PRICE SCHEDULE - CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIFE:BASE YEAR: 39 Clinics @ $______________ per clinic = $___________________.OPTION YEAR ONE: 52 Clinics @ $_____________ per clinic = $___________________.OPTION YEAR TWO: 52 Clinics @ $______________ per clinic = $___________________.OPTION YEAR THREE: 52 Clinics @ $______________ per clinic = $___________________.OPTION YEAR FOUR: 52 Clinics @ $______________ per clinic = $___________________.GRAND TOTAL: $___________________.PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: 9 months with four 12-month options.PURPOSE OF THE CONTRACT: The purpose of this acquisition is to contract for a Certified Nurse Midwife at the Northern Cheyenne Service Unit, PHS Indian Health Center, 420 North Cheyenne Avenue, Lame Deer, Montana.NON-PERSONAL HEALTH CARE SERVICE CONTRACT: The procurement is a nonpersonal health care service contract, as defined in FAR 37.101, under which the Contractor is an independent contractor. The Government may evaluate the quality of professional and administrative services provided, but retains no control over the medical and professional aspects of services rendered (e.g., professional judgments, diagnosis for specific medical treatment). The Contractor shall indemnify the Government for any liability producing acts or omissions by the Contractor, its employees and agents occurring during contract performance. The Contractor shall maintain medical liability insurance, which is not less than the amount normally prevailing within the local community for the medical specialty concerned. The Contractor is required to ensure that its subcontracts for provisions of health care services contain the requirements of the clause at 52.237-7, including the maintenance of medical liability insurance.WORK SCHEDULE: One clinic per week from 9:00 am to 3:30 p.m.STATEMENT OF WORK: The position is located at the Northern Cheyenne Service Unit (NCSU) in Lame Deer, Montana. The NCSU is an Indian Health Service (IHS) facility and accredited by AAAHC. The NCSU is a small ambulatory outpatient clinic with 24/7 Urgent Care/Emergency Services. The NCSU is not an inpatient facility so patients needing inpatient services will be transferred to the nearest IHS facility 40 miles away or to Billings, Montana which is 100 miles away. This contract is to cover women's health services in the Outpatient Clinic one (1) day per week. The average patients seen per day by the provider would be 8-10 patients. The appointment length is 30 minutes. The contractor must provide any support staff needed by the Nurse Mid-Wife (CMA, CNA, LPN, RN). The cost per day submitted by the contractor must be all inclusive to include support staff, travel, per diem, lodging, et cetera.Major Duties: The Certified Nurse Midwife provides healthcare, counseling and education to families of childbearing years, women from menarche through menopause, for women with gynecological problems and also for normal neonates. Performs and/or reviews health histories and performs assessment of the woman during antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum. Identifies indicators of risk in pregnancy and performs appropriate interventions. Performs routine laboratory, radiology, screening and therapeutic procedures.Implements the nurse-midwifery plan of care within prescribed nurse-midwifery interventions and procedures as appropriate and in accordance with nurse-midwifery care. Prescribes appropriate medications and instructs patients effectively in their use during antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum. Refers individuals for consultation when appropriate; prescribes and carries out, therapy in conformance with approved clinical privileges and Billings Area/IHS policy.Educates individuals in the nature of health related conditions, recommended therapy, and the general promotion of health and prevention of illness/disease.Conducts initial and periodic health examinations related to womens health for finding physical defects in need of correction, and prescribes and implements remedial treatments required to correct these defects. Administers immunizations to patients in compliance with established IHS and Billings Area policy.Makes necessary arrangements and authorizes admission of patients to the appropriate hospital. This includes authorization for admission to contract facilities for emergency medical care and surgery. Keeps the Service Unit Director, or designee, informed of PRC (Purchased/Referred Care) admissions.Records patient-provider transactions in the problem oriented medical record format and completes required data collection, referrals, and medical records as required. Documentation must be completed within 24 hours of the visit.Assists in the provision of continuing education, on-the-job training, and orientation of Indian Health Service and Tribal staff as required. Assists in the provision of technical/professional assistance to Tribal and community groups as required.Refers patients and their families to MD's if necessary and Community Health Services personnel (PHN's, nutritionists, social workers, diabetic counselors, behavioral health and WIC) as appropriate to their continued care and follow-up.Participates, as required, in Service Unit/Area meetings to develop new, modify existing, and evaluate medical procedures and processes relative to assurance of quality patient care.KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION: In this position the Certified Nurse Midwife provides healthcare, counseling, and education to families of childbearing years, women from menarche through menopause, for women with gynecological problems and also for normal neonates.The nurse midwife must possess the following to practice as a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM):(1) Successful completion of an accredited nursing program. Current ACNM certification. Current Montana RN and CNM license with prescriptive authority.(2) Must have current certification in BLS/ACLS/PALS.Knowledge and ability necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served. The nurse midwife demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span. Ability to identify and categorize each patient's age-specific grouping of needs; i.e., neonate, infant, toddler, preschool, school age, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.EVALUATION AND OVERSIGHT: Works under the administrative direction of the Clinical Director. The supervisor assigns work in terms of objectives to be met, with little or no instruction. Technical guidance is provided by contract consultants in special areas of medicine. Work accomplished by the nurse midwife is considered definitive, technically authoritative and usually accepted without review. The work is evaluated through the Quality Assurance Program of the Medical Staff of the Service Unit.GUIDELINES: Guidelines available include PHS, IHS, Billings Area, Service Unit, and Medical Staff regulations, policies, procedures, and by-laws. In addition, traditional and currently accepted medical practices are available in the form of specialty consultation, medical journals, and textbooks. In nearly all cases, however, the CNM's judgment is the key factor in determining whether guidelines are to be adhered to, or deviated, or whether guides need to be developed to protect the interests of the patient.COMPLEXITY: The work consists of a broad general practice of medicine, involving diagnosis and treatment of womens health issues with an extremely wide variety of physical and emotional problems and includes the broad functions of medicine: education, prevention, cure and rehabilitation, in addition to the practice within the Certified Nurse Midwife specialty.Assignments are characterized by breadth and intensity of effort and generally involve the simultaneous application of multiple distinct skills, knowledge, and abilities in the care of one or more patients. The work is often difficult and further complicated by the fear and skepticism of patients, undefined or ill-defined problems presented in advanced stages, and conflicting data. The work requires continued efforts to establish programs to resolve chronic medical problems among the population served.SCOPE AND EFFECT: The work of this position effects the health and well-being of individuals on an immediate basis; and impacts the health status of the community on a broad basis.PERSONAL CONTACTS: Personal contacts of the nurse midwife are with patients, other employees, representatives of other Federal, State and Tribal health organizations, and administrators and physicians from the private sector. These contacts are made with individuals and occasionally groups in moderately unstructured setting.PURPOSE OF CONTACTS: The purpose of contacts with individuals and groups is to educate, influence, and motivate the individuals and groups to understand and to accept recommended medical therapies.PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work of this position requires long periods of standing and recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, and reaching. Patients may be required to be lifted from time to time.WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is performed in an outpatient clinic setting, with continued exposure to patients having a variety of illnesses and communicable diseases.GOVERNMENT FURNISHED PROPERTY: The IHS shall provide all necessary equipment and supplies. The Northern Cheyenne Service Unit will be responsible for getting the Contractor access and clearance to all computer services necessary to carry out his/her duties.COMPUTER SECURITY: Pursuant to the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA), the contractor will be required to complete a course in Computer Security Awareness Training (CSAT). This training must be completed annually by all employees including contractors, volunteers, students, and summer externs. The Contractor will be required to comply with the Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS PUB) Number 201, "Personal Identity Verification of Federal Employees and Contractors," and the associated Office of Management and Budget (OMB) implementation guidance for personal identity verification for all affected contractor and subcontractor personnel. Access/clearance to all pertinent computer systems, including completing the Security Checklist, Rules of Behavior form, Security training; and if necessary, a Business Associate Agreement and/or Business Partner Interconnection Security Agreement (BPISA), should be coordinated with the Service Unit.CONTRACTING OFFICER AUTHORITY: Authority to negotiate changes in the terms, conditions or amounts cited in this contract is reserved for the Contracting Officer.CONTRACTING OFFICER'S REPRESENTATIVE (COR): The COR shall be responsible for: (1) Monitoring the Contractor's technical progress, including surveillance and assessment of performance and recommending technical changes; (2) Interpreting the Statement of Work; (3) Technical evaluation as required; (4) Technical inspections and acceptance; and (5) Assisting the Contractor in the resolution of technical problems encountered during performance of this contract.INVOICE SUBMISSION AND PAYMENT: The Contractor shall submit its invoice to the Billings Area Financial Management Branch, P.O. Box 36600, Billings, Montana 59107, with a courtesy copy to the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COR) at the Northern Cheyenne Service Unit, PHS Indian Health Center, Lame Deer, Montana. The Contractor agrees to include the following information on each invoice: (1) Contractor's name and address; (2) Contact name, title, and telephone number; (3) Contract Number; (4) Invoice number and date; (5) Description, quantity, unit of measure, unit price, and extended price of supplies delivered or services performed; (6) Remit to Address; (7) Taxpayer Identification Number (Employer Identification Number or Social Security Number); and (8) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number (to ensure payment is made to the correct bank account) and vendor mailing address, as provided in the System for Award Management (SAM), formerly known as the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database. Payment shall be made by the Billings Area Financial Management Branch, P.O. Box 36600, Billings, Montana 59107.PRO-CHILDREN ACT OF 1994: The Contractor certifies that it will comply with the provisions of Public Law 103-227, Pro-Children Act of 1994, which imposes restrictions on smoking where federally funded children's services are provided.CHILD CARE NATIONAL AGENCY CHECK AND INVESTIGATION (CNACI). A CNACI must be completed for all Indian Health Service (IHS) contractor personnel within the Billings Area. Public Law (P.L.) 101-630, Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act and P.L. 101-647, Crime Control Act of 1990, require the IHS to conduct a character and criminal history background investigation on all contractors performing services in IHS facilities. The Service Unit will conduct the character and background investigations. Fingerprints must also be taken as part of the pre-employment process and must be completed before the nurse midwife is allowed to work. The fingerprints should be coordinated with the Service Unit.SPECIAL CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS: Contractors cannot serve as expert witnesses in any suit against the Federal Government. Many of the IHS patients receiving services may only speak a native language and/or reside on a Native American Reservation, therefore, the Contractor must demonstrate sensitivity to cross-cultural and language differences. The Privacy Act of 1974 mandates that the Contractor maintain complete confidentiality of all administrative, medical and personnel records, and all other pertinent information that comes to his/her attention or knowledge. The Privacy Act carries both civil and criminal penalties for unlawful disclosure of records. Violation of such confidentiality shall be cause for adverse action. All IHS regulations and policies applicable to these Acts shall be enforced. The Contractor shall comply with IHS facility infection control and safety procedures, practices, and standards.PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES: The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition. The FAR provision 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items; and 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items are incorporated by reference. The provision at 52.212-2 applies to this acquisition and is provided in full text. FAR 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: (1) CURRENT, UNRESTRICTED R.N. AND A.C.N.M. LICENSES = 35 POINTS. Potential contractors must submit a copy of registered nursing and American College of Nurse-Midwives licenses (all previous licenses ever held, at a minimum, license numbers and the State(s)) with price quote; (2) RESUME/CURRICULUM VITAE = 35 POINTS. Potential contractors must submit resume/CV with price quote. Resumes/CV's must include information relating to: (a) Professional Education; (b) Certifications; and (c) Previous jobs; and (3) COMPANY PAST PERFORMANCE = 30 POINTS. The Company must demonstrate its record of successful performance in past contracts and/or jobs, Government and/or commercial. Each offeror will be evaluated on its performance under existing and prior contracts/jobs. The offeror must list at least three contracts/jobs and include the following information. (1) Name of Government agency/Company; (2) Contract number, if applicable; (3) Dates of Service/Employment; (4) Total contract value/Hourly wage; (5) Description of contract work/Job duties; (6) Contracting Officer/Company Manager and telephone number; (7) Program Manager and telephone number, if applicable. (4) COST/PRICE: Price is not assigned an adjectival rating or scored. It will be evaluated to determine whether it is reasonable and if the quotation reflects an understanding of the requirement. This factor will be evaluated utilizing price analysis techniques identified in FAR Part 15.404-1. Analysis will include review of price reasonableness and balanced pricing. Offerors are cautioned that "materially unbalanced" prices and/or unreasonably high or low prices may cause your quotation to be deemed unacceptable and rejected. Technical and past performance, when combined, are considered approximately equal to cost or price. (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.EVALUATION APPROACH: The content of the written quotations, as well as information derived from discussions/negotiations, if discussions are held, will be evaluated to determine the degree and extent to which the requirements and objectives set forth in the solicitation are satisfied. No assumption will be made by Government evaluators regarding areas not defined in the offeror's written material/information provided to the Government for evaluation.EVAULATION METHODOLOGY: A team of Government personnel will evaluate the quotations. The quotations will be evaluated in accordance with the aforementioned factors. Any quotation that is unrealistic, in terms of technical approach, schedule commitments, and or costs (high or low) will be deemed unacceptable.BASIS FOR AWARD: Selection of the successful offeror will be made based on the evaluation criteria. The quotations will be evaluated and a contract awarded under the Best Value Continuum approach to permit tradeoffs among cost or price and non-cost factors. This will allow the Government to consider award to other than the lowest priced offeror or other than the highest technically rated offeror who meets or exceeds the technical acceptability standards established in the factors referenced above.The following FAR and Health and Human Services Acquisition Regulation (HHSAR) clauses are applicable: 52.204-4, 52.204-7, 52.204-9, 52.204-13, 52.204-16, 52.204-17, 52.204-18, 52.204-19, 52.212-4, 52.212-5, 52.215-5, 52.217-8, 52.217-9, 52.223-5, 52.223-6, 52.224-1, 52.224-2, 52.225-25, 52.227-14, 52.227-17, 52.228-5, 52.232-18, 52.232-39, 52.237-2, 52.237-3, 52.237-7, 52.242-15, 52.242-17, 52.244-6, 52.245-1, 52.245-9, 352.203-70, 352.215-70, 352.222-70, 352.223-70, 352.224-70, 352.224-71, 352.226-3, 352.227-70, 352.237-70, 352.237-71, 352.237-72, 352.237-73, 352.237-74, 352.239-73 and 352.239-74. The following FAR clauses cited in 52.212-5 are applicable to the acquisition: 52.203-6 with Alternate I, 52.204-10, 52.209-6, 52.209-10, 52.219-8, 52.219-28, 52.222-3, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.222-40, 52.222-50, 52.222-54, 52.223-18, 52.225-13 and 52.232-33. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will provide full text copies of the FAR and HHSAR provisions and clauses. The provisions and clauses may also be accessed electronically at https://www.acquisition.gov/ and http://www.hhs.gov/grants/contracts/contract-policies-regulations/hhsar/part-352-solicitation-provisions-contract-clauses/index.html.PROPOSAL SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: The Contractor shall provide evidence of, or submit a written response to, the technical evaluation factors in FAR 52.212-2. In addition, the Contractor shall submit a completed copy of FAR 52.212-3 with its offer, if the electronic Representations and Certifications section of the System for Award Management (SAM) is not completed. Contractors intending to conduct business with the Federal Government must register with the System for Award Management (SAM). SAM replaces the Department of Defense's Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database. SAM is now the primary Government repository, which retains information on Government contractors. You may register via the Internet at www.sam.gov. All responsible offerors may submit a proposal, which shall be considered by the Agency. Offers shall be submitted to the Billings Area Indian Health Service, 2900 Fourth Avenue North, Room 304, Billings, Montana 59101, no later than 2:00 p.m. on December 12, 2016. The offer must be submitted in a sealed envelope, addressed to this office, showing the time specified for receipt, the solicitation number, and your name and address. Offers will also be accepted by e-mail at Rita.Langager@ihs.gov or by fax at (406) 247-7108.ACCEPTANCE PERIOD: Your proposal must stipulate that it is predicated upon all the terms and conditions of this RFQ. In addition, it must contain a statement to the effect that it is firm for a period of at least 90 days from the date of receipt by the Government.
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