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Replace Booster Pumps - FCI Three Rivers

Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons | Published March 16, 2016  -  Deadline April 25, 2016
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The Federal Bureau of Prisons Field Acquisition Office in Grand Prairie, Texas, intends to make a single award for the provision of and installation of five PACO water booster pumps and controls at the Federal Correctional Institution, Three Rivers, located in Three Rivers, TX. It is anticipated that this RFQ will result in the award of a single contract. The contract type is a firm fixed price contract. Award will be made to the responsible quoter who submits the most advantageous offer to the Government. All qualifications and requirements will be detailed in the solicitation. The solicitation will be available on or about March 28, 2016 and will be distributed solely through the General Services Administrations Federal Business Opportunities website at www.fedbizopps.gov. A site visit is tentatively scheduled for April 6, 2016. All future information concerning this acquisition, including solicitation amendments, will be distributed solely through this website. Interested parties are responsible for monitoring this site to ensure you have the most up to date information about this acquisition. Hard copies of the solicitation will not be available. The website provides all downloading instructions to obtain a copy of the solicitation. The anticipated date for receipt of quotes is on or about April 25, 2016. The solicitation will be set aside 100% for small business. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code is 333911 with a size standard of 500 employees. All contractors doing business with the Federal Government must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database. The website for registration is www.sam.gov. Faith-Based and Community Based Organizations can submit offers/bids/quotations equally with other organizations for contracts for which they are eligible.

Chiller Rebuild - FCI Three Rivers

Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons | Published November 17, 2015  -  Deadline December 17, 2015
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The Federal Bureau of Prisons Field Acquisition Office in Grand Prairie, Texas, intends to make a single award for the provision of a Chiller Rebuild of a York Centrifigal Liquid Chiller at the Federal Correctional Institution, Three Rivers, located in Three Rivers, TX. It is anticipated that this RFQ will result in the award of a single contract. The contract type is a firm fixed price contract. Award will be made to the responsible quoter who submits the most advantageous offer to the Government. All qualifications and requirements will be detailed in the solicitation. The solicitation will be available on or about November 23, 2015 and will be distributed solely through the General Services Administrations Federal Business Opportunities website at www.fedbizopps.gov. All future information concerning this acquisition, including solicitation amendments, will be distributed solely through this website. Interested parties are responsible for monitoring this site to ensure you have the most up to date information about this acquisition. Hard copies of the solicitation will not be available. The website provides all downloading instructions to obtain a copy of the solicitation. The anticipated date for receipt of quotes is on or about December 17, 2015.. The solicitation will be set aside 100% for small business. A site visit will be tentatively scheduled for December 3, 2015 at 9A.M. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code is 238220 with a size standard of $15 Million. All contractors doing business with the Federal Government must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database. The website for registration is www.sam.gov. Faith-Based and Community Based Organizations can submit offers/bids/quotations equally with other organizations for contracts for which they are eligible.

Subsistence 2nd Qtr FY16

Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons | Published November 12, 2015  -  Deadline December 4, 2015
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Synopsis: This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation is for various subsistence items (see attachment for a complete description). This solicitation is set aside for 100% Small Business. The solicitation document , incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-59. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 311999, the Small Business Standard is 500. The award will be based on the offeror(s) whose offer, conforming to the solicitation that is considered to be most advantageous to the Government, with past performance and price considered. The Government reserves the right upon award to make formal single or multiple awards. All quotes shall include price(s) FOB Destination. The contract type is FIRM FIXED PRICE. Quotes should reference RFQP05161600001. Quotes and Completed Offeror Representations and Certifications are due by 2:00PM CST on December 4, 2015. Offers can be delivered by email, Fax or USPS. Email to blansford@bop.gov (primary), Fax to 361-786-5061, Mail to Federal Bureau of Prisons, FCI Three Rivers, P.O. Box 4000, Three Rivers, Texas 78071 Attn: Billie Dawn Lansford, Procurement Specialist. Faith-Based and Community-Based organizations have the right to submit offers equally with other organizations for contracts for which they eligible. Offerors must be registered in www.sam.gov and have completed their On-line Representations and Certifications Application prior to award of any contract. The Contracting Officer will verify registration by entering the potential awardee's DUNS number into the database. Failure to complete the registration may result in the elimination from consideration for award. Interested parties are responsible for monitoring this site to ensure that they have the most up-to-date information about this acquisition. Any and all questions concerning this solicitation will need to be submitted in writing to Billie Dawn Lansford, Procurement Specialist @ blansford@bop.gov. Anticipated date of award is on or about December 10, 2015. For delivery information, see the attached schedule. No "All or None" or "Minimum Qty" quotes will be accepted Quote only on the items you can and will provide. PAYMENT METHODS: The method of payment will be by Government Purchase Card or Purchase Order at the discretion of the Contracting Officer.

Meat 2nd QTR FY16

Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons | Published November 12, 2015  -  Deadline December 4, 2015
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Synopsis: This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation is for various meat items (see attachment for a complete description). This solicitation is set aside for 100% Small Business. The solicitation document, incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-59. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 311999, the Small Business Standard is 500. The award will be based on the offeror(s) whose offer, conforming to the solicitation that is considered to be most advantageous to the Government, with past performance and price considered. The Government reserves the right upon award to make formal single or multiple awards. All quotes shall include price(s) FOB Destination. The contract type is FIRM FIXED PRICE. Quotes should reference RFQP05161600005. Quotes and Completed Offeror Representations and Certifications are due by 2:00PM CST on December 4, 2015. Offers can be delivered by email, Fax or USPS. Email to blansford@bop.gov (primary), Fax to 361-786-5061, Mail to Federal Bureau of Prisons, FCI Three Rivers, P.O. Box 4000, Three Rivers, Texas 78071 Attn: Billie Dawn Lansford, Procurement Specialist. Faith-Based and Community-Based organizations have the right to submit offers equally with other organizations for contracts for which they are eligible. Offerors must be registered in www.sam.gov and have completed their On-line Representations and Certifications Application prior to award of any contract. The Contracting Officer will verify registration by entering the potential awardee's DUNS number into the database. Failure to complete the registration may result in the elimination from consideration for award. Interested parties are responsible for monitoring this site to ensure that they have the most up-to-date information about this acquisition. Any and all questions concerning this solicitation will need to be submitted in writing to Billie Dawn Lansford, Procurement Specialist @ blansford@bop.gov. Anticipated date of award is on or about December 10, 2015. For delivery information, see the attached schedule. No "All or None" or "Minimum Qty" quotes will be accepted Quote only on the items you can and will provide. PAYMENT METHODS: The method of payment will be by Government Purchase Card or Purchase Order at the discretion of the Contracting Officer.

68--Water Treatment Chemicals

Department of the Interior, National Park Service | Published January 28, 2016  -  Deadline February 5, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is R8564160004 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-86. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 424690 with a small business size standard of 100.00 employees.This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2016-02-05 17:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93633 The DOI NPS PWR GOGA MABO requires the following items, Meet or Exceed, to the following: LI 001: Water and wastewater treatment chemicals See attached for specifications,delivery location, and delivery dates., 1, Lot; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, DOI NPS PWR GOGA MABO intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. DOI NPS PWR GOGA MABO is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids.All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty. Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close of Buy. Shipping must be free on board (FOB) destination CONUS (Continental U.S.), which means that the seller must deliver the goods on its conveyance at the destination specified by the buyer, and the seller is responsible for the cost of shipping and risk of loss prior to actual delivery at the specified destination. This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM)and the Invoice Processing Platform (IPP) prior to award, pursuant to applicable regulations and guidelines. Registration information can be found at www.sam.gov and www.ipp.gov. The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - the selected offeror must submit a completed copy of the listed representations and certifications; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, paragraph (a) and the following clauses in paragraph (b): 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.225-13, 52.232-34. The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/.

87--Sequoia NP Weed Free Hay

Department of the Interior, National Park Service | Published January 8, 2016  -  Deadline January 12, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is R8564160006 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-86. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 111940 with a small business size standard of $0.75M.This requirement is unrestricted and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2016-01-12 16:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Three Rivers, CA 93271 The DOI NPS PWR GOGA MABO requires the following items, Meet or Exceed, to the following: LI 001: California certified weed free hay. #1 Alfalfa. See attachment for specifications and delivery locations., 1, lot; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, DOI NPS PWR GOGA MABO intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. DOI NPS PWR GOGA MABO is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids.All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty. Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close of Buy. Shipping must be free on board (FOB) destination CONUS (Continental U.S.), which means that the seller must deliver the goods on its conveyance at the destination specified by the buyer, and the seller is responsible for the cost of shipping and risk of loss prior to actual delivery at the specified destination. This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM)and Invoice Processing Platform (IPP) prior to award, pursuant to applicable regulations and guidelines. Registration information can be found at www.sam.gov and www.ipp.gov. The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - the selected offeror must submit a completed copy of the listed representations and certifications; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, paragraph (a) and the following clauses in paragraph (b): 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.225-13, 52.232-34. The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/.

Z--Petroleum Maintenance Services at Quonset ANG Base, North Kingstown, RI 02852

Department of the Army, National Guard Bureau | Published June 3, 2015  -  Deadline July 6, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial services prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The solicitation number is W912LD-15-T-0038 and is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ), unless otherwise indicated herein. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-76 (25 August 2014). The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 541330 with a small business size standard of $14,000,000.00. This requirement is is unrestricted. The full solicitation and four separate attachments are provided for your review. Site Visit/pre-proposal conference at will be held on 17 June 2015 at 1330 hrs at Building P2 Classroom.

Z--Automatic Door Maintenance

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, MICC | Published December 16, 2014  -  Deadline December 19, 2014
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. THIS SYNOPSIS WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED ON DECEMBER 4TH, 2014-SOLICITATION NUMBER W911S215R3002. The solicitation number/keyword has changed, and is now W911S215T3003. The successful Contractor shall provide all resources necessary to perform semi-annual preventative maintenance and inspections; and respond to emergency service calls in order to maintain safe and effective operation of automatic doors located on Fort Drum, NY IAW the PWS, contract specifications, and the terms and conditions of the contract. The anticipated ordering period is 1 January 2015 through 31 December 2015. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) for this procurement is 811310, Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment, with a size standard of $7.5 Million. This procurement is set-aside 100% for Small Business concerns.As prescribed in DFARS 252.204-7004, interested parties must be registered with the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) under the NAICS 811310. Representations and certifications must also be on record. These registrations can be done through the System for Award Management (SAM) for free at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. After the solicitation is posted, questions shall be submitted in writing via email to: kelly.s.taranto.civ@mail.mil.

10--Automatic Door Maintenance

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, MICC | Published December 15, 2014  -  Deadline December 19, 2014
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THIS SYNOPSIS WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED ON DECEMBER 4th, 2014 USING NUMBER W911S215R3002. THE SOLICITATION WAS RELEASED AS W911S215R3000, THIS IS THE SAME REQUIREMENT. PLEASE FIND THE SOLICITATION USING NUMBER W911S215R3000. The Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC) Fort Drum, NY anticipates issuing a Request for Quote (RFQ) for a Firm Fixed-Price Requirements contract for Automatic Door Maintenance with service performed at Fort Drum, NY. The Government intends to award a single contract for Automatic Door Maintenance. The contract type will be a Requirements Contract with Firm Fixed Unit Prices IAW FAR 16.503 Requirements Contracts. This requirement is set-aside 100% for Small Businesses. The successful Contractor shall provide all resources necessary to perform semi-annual preventative maintenance and inspections; and respond to emergency service calls in order to maintain safe and effective operation of automatic doors located on Fort Drum, New York IAW the PWS, contract specifications, and the terms and conditions of the contract. The anticipated ordering period is 01 January 2015 through 31 December 2015. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) for this procurement is 811310, Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment, with a size standard of $7.5 Million. This procurement is set-aside 100% for Small Business concerns. As prescribed in DFARS 252.204-7004, interested parties must be registered with the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) under the NAICS 811310. Representations and certifications must also be on record. These registrations can be done through the System for Award Management (SAM) for free at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. Upon release to the public, the RFQ as well as any amendments will be available at the Army Single Face to Industry (ASFI) website: https://acquisition.army.mil/asfi/solicitaiton. The RFQ will specify the actual date and time for quote receipt. Any correspondence concerning this acquisition shall reference RFQ number W911S2-15-R-3002 or W911S2-15-R-3000 in the subject line. After the solicitation is posted, questions shall be submitted in writing via email to the Contract Specialist at kelly.s.taranto.civ@mail.mil.

Z--Automatic Door Maintenance

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, MICC | Published December 4, 2014  -  Deadline December 29, 2014
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The Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC) Fort Drum, NY anticipates issuing a Request for Quote (RFQ) for a Firm Fixed-Price Requirements contract for Automatic Door Maintenance with service performed at Fort Drum, NY. The Government intends to award a single contract for Automatic Door Maintenance. The contract type will be a Requirements Contract with Firm Fixed Unit Prices (IAW FAR 16.503 Requirements Contracts) and options (IAW FAR 17.2 Options). This requirement is set-aside 100% for Small Businesses. The successful Contractor shall provide all resources necessary to perform semi-annual preventative maintenance and inspections; and respond to emergency service calls in order to maintain safe and effective operation of automatic doors located on Fort Drum, New York IAW the PWS, contract specifications, and the terms and conditions of the contract. The anticipated ordering period is 01 January 2015 through 31 December 2015 with a Base plus Four (4) one-year Option Periods. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) for this procurement is 811310, Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment, with a size standard of $7.5 Million. This procurement is set-aside 100% for Small Business concerns. As prescribed in DFARS 252.204-7004, interested parties must be registered with the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) under the NAICS 811310. Representations and certifications must also be on record. These registrations can be done through the System for Award Management (SAM) for free at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. Upon release to the public, the RFQ as well as any amendments will be available at the Army Single Face to Industry (ASFI) website: https://acquisition.army.mil/asfi/solicitaiton. The RFQ will specify the actual date and time for quote receipt. Any correspondence concerning this acquisition shall reference RFQ number W911S2-15-R-3002 in the subject line. After the solicitation is posted, questions shall be submitted in writing via email to the Contract Specialist at kelly.s.taranto.civ@mail.mil.

41--Freezer

Department of the Army, FedBid | Published December 9, 2015  -  Deadline December 16, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is W912K6-16-Q-2004 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-85. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 335999 with a small business size standard of 500.00 employees.This requirement is a [ Total HUB-Zone ] set-aside and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2015-12-16 11:30:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be MIddle River, MD 21220 The National Guard - Maryland requires the following items, Meet or Exceed, to the following: LI 001: Ultra Low Temp Freezer - 22? x 22? x 22?? inside internal dimensions required and freezer must be capable of achieving a minimum temperature of -85 degrees centigrade. Item is also Stock Listed under NSN: 4110-01-585-5705 or 4110-01-164-4726., 1, EA; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, National Guard - Maryland intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. National Guard - Maryland is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids.All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty. Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close of Buy. Shipping must be free on board (FOB) destination CONUS (Continental U.S.), which means that the seller must deliver the goods on its conveyance at the destination specified by the buyer, and the seller is responsible for the cost of shipping and risk of loss prior to actual delivery at the specified destination. This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award, pursuant to applicable regulations and guidelines. Registration information can be found at www.sam.gov. The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - the selected offeror must submit a completed copy of the listed representations and certifications; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, paragraph (a) and the following clauses in paragraph (b): 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.225-13, 52.232-34. The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/. The following clauses and provisions are incorporated by reference. FAR clauses and provisions can be read in their full text at www.acqnet.gov/far and DFARS clauses and provisions can be read in their full text at www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dfars The clauses are to remain in full force in any resultant contract: FAR 52.204-9, Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel; FAR 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First Tier Subcontract Awards; FAR 52.204-7, System for Award Management Registration (AUG 2012); FAR 52.209-6, Protecting the Government?s Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment; FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offers-Commercial Item and any addenda to the provisions; FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions ? Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders ? Commercial Items; DFARS 252-212-7001 (Dev) Contract Terms, Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Applicable to Defense Acquisitions of Commercial Items; FAR 52.222-3, Convict Labor; FAR 52.222-19, Child Labor Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies; FAR 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; FAR 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity; 52.222-36, Affirmative Actions for Workers with Disabilities; FAR 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons; FAR 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking Persons; FAR 52.223-5, Pollution Prevention and Right to Know Information; FAR 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving; FAR 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases; FAR 52.227-1, Authorization and Consent; FAR 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Central Contractor Registration; FAR 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party; FAR 52.233-3, Protest After Award FAR 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim; FAR 52.243-1, Changes Fixed Price; FAR 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated by Reference; DFARS 252.201-7000, Contracting Officer?s Representative; DFARS 252.203-7000, Requirements Relating to Compensation of former DOD Officials; DFARS 252.203-7002, Requirement to Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights; DFARS 252.203-7005, Representations Relating to Compensation for Former DOD Officials; 252.204-7004, Required Central Contractor Registration, Alternate A; DFARS 252.204-7008, Export-Controlled Items; DFARS 252.209-7999, Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction under any Federal Law ? Fiscal &Year 2013 Appropriations; DFARS 252.223-7006, Prohibition on Storage and Disposal of Toxic and Hazardous Materials; DFARS 252.212-7001, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Applicable to Defense Acquisitions of Commercial Items. FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications ? Commercial items applies to the Request for Quotation and offeror must include a completed copy of this provision with their proposal or indicate (with DUNS Number) that current information is available on the federal government website SAM (https://www.sam.gov/). The full text of these clauses and provisions may be assessed electronically at the website http://farsite.hill.af.mil. Prospective contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award of a government contract The following clauses within 252.212-7001 apply to this solicitation and any resultant contract: DFARS 252.232-7003, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests; DFARS 252-232-7010, Levies on Contract Payments; and DFARS 252.247-7023, Transportation of Supplies by Sea ? Alternate III

54--Fiberglass vault toilet

Department of the Interior, National Park Service | Published April 19, 2017  -  Deadline April 27, 2017
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The solicitation number is P17PS00975 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-95. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 326199 with a small business size standard of 750.00 employees. This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified offerors may submit bids. The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2017-04-27 11:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com. FOB Destination shall be Orr, MN 55771The DOI NPS MWR OHIO MABO requires the following items, Brand Name or Equal, to the following: LI 001: Fiber Glass vault toilet IAW attached specification, 12, EA;LI 002: Fiberglass Risers, Lids and stainless hardware according to specification sheet, 25, EA;Solicitation and Buy Attachments***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.***For this solicitation, DOI NPS MWR OHIO MABO intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. DOI NPS MWR OHIO MABO is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids. All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com. Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process. Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive.New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty.Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close of Buy.Shipping must be free on board (FOB) destination CONUS (Continental U.S.), which means that the seller must deliver the goods on its conveyance at the destination specified by the buyer, and the seller is responsible for the cost of shipping and risk of loss prior to actual delivery at the specified destination.This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award, pursuant to applicable regulations and guidelines. Registration information can be found at www.sam.gov.The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - the selected offeror must submit a completed copy of the listed representations and certifications; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, paragraph (a) and the following clauses in paragraph (b): 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.225-13, 52.232-34, 52.222-19, 52.222-3,52.223-18, 52.225-1, 52.225-3. The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/.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: Government will award based on Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA)from a responsible offeror. 1.) Technically Acceptable Criteria: The determination will be based on how well the supply can meet the criteria defined in the attached specifications. (b) A written notice of award or acceptance will be 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 of an offer.Brand Name or Equal (Aug 1999) (a) If an item in this solicitation is identified as "brand name or equal," the purchase description reflects the characteristics and level of quality that will satisfy the Government’s needs. The salient physical, functional, or performance characteristics that "equal" products must meet are specified in the solicitation. (b) To be considered for award, offers of "equal" products, including "equal" products of the brand name manufacturer, must— (1) Meet the salient physical, functional, or performance characteristic specified in this solicitation; (2) Clearly identify the item by— (i) Brand name, if any; and (ii) Make or model number; (3) Include descriptive literature such as illustrations, drawings, or a clear reference to previously furnished descriptive data or information available to the Contracting Officer; and (4) Clearly describe any modification the offeror plans to make in a product to make it conform to the solicitation requirements. Mark any descriptive material to clearly show the modification. (c) The Contracting Officer will evaluate "equal" products on the basis of information furnished by the offeror or identified in the offer and reasonably available to the Contracting Officer. The Contracting Officer is not responsible for locating or obtaining any information not identified in the offer. (d) Unless the offeror clearly indicates in its offer that the product being offered is an "equal" product, the offeror shall provide the brand name product referenced in the solicitation.(a) Definitions. As used in this clause Recycling means the series of activities, including collection, separation, and processing, by which products or other materials are recovered from the solid waste stream for use in the form of raw materials in the manufacture of products other than fuel for producing heat or power by combustion. Waste prevention means any change in the design, manufacturing, purchase, or use of materials or products (including packaging) to reduce their amount or toxicity before they are discarded. Waste prevention also refers to the reuse of products or materials. Waste reduction means preventing or decreasing the amount of waste being generated through waste prevention, recycling, or purchasing recycled and environmentally preferable products. (b) Consistent with the requirements of section 3(e) of Executive Order 13423, the Contractor shall establish a program to promote cost effective waste reduction in all operations and facilities covered by this contract.a) Upon receipt of accelerated payments from the Government, the Contractor shall make accelerated payments to its small business subcontractors under this contract, to the maximum extent practicable and prior to when such payment is otherwise required under the applicable contract or subcontract, after receipt of a proper invoice and all other required documentation from the small business subcontractor.(b) The acceleration of payments under this clause does not provide any new rights under the PromptPayment Act. (c) Include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (c), in all subcontracts with small business concerns, including subcontracts with small business concerns for the acquisition of commercial items.Payment requests must be submitted electronically through the U. S. Department of the Treasury's Invoice Processing Platform System (IPP). "Payment request" means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment by the Contractor. To constitute a proper invoice, the payment request must comply with the requirements identified in the applicable Prompt Payment clause included in the contract, or the clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items included in commercial item contracts. The IPP website address is: https://www.ipp.gov. Under this contract, the following documents are required to be submitted as an attachment to the IPP invoice: 1. Copy of vendor invoice document in PDF format, which shows pricing breakdown for all line items. The Contractor must use the IPP website to register access and use IPP for submitting requests for payment. The Contractor Government Business Point of Contact (as listed in SAM) will receive enrollment instructions via email from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (FRBB) prior to the contract award date, but no more than 3 - 5 business days of the contract award date. Contractor assistance with enrollment can be obtained by contacting the IPP Production Helpdesk via email IPPCustomerSupport@fms.treas.gov or phone (866) 973-3131. If the Contractor is unable to comply with the requirement to use IPP for submitting invoices for payment, the Contractor must submit a waiver request in writing to the Contracting Officer with its proposal or quotation.– Biobased Product Certification (May 2012) – As required by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 and the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (7 U.S.C. 8102(c)(3)), the offeror certifies, by signing this offer, that biobased products (within categories of products listed by the United States Department of Agriculture in 7 CFR part 3201, subpart B) to be used or delivered in the performance of the contract, other than biobased products that are not purchased by the offeror as a direct result of this contract, will comply with the applicable specifications or other contractual requirements. – (End of provision)

J--VENTILATION DUCT CLEANING SERVICES- SAVAHCS BUILDING 57

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Southern Arizona Health Care System | Published August 21, 2015  -  Deadline September 16, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and written solicitation will not be issued. This combined synopsis/solicitation is issued as a RFQ solicitation number VA258-15-Q-0585. Submit written quotes only, oral offers will not be accepted. All firms or individuals responding must be registered with System for Award Management (SAM) and if applicable to received Veteran Owned status be verified in the vendor information pages database www.vetbiz.gov. This combined synopsis/solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83. It is the contractor's responsibility to be familiar with applicable clauses and provisions. Clauses and provisions can be found at: http://farsite.hill.af.mil/vffar1.htm This procurement is being issued as a total small business set-aside. North American Industrial Classification Standard: 561790; Small Business Size Standard: $7.5 Million. Contractors are strongly urged to inspect the work area before providing a quote. The only site visit will be held on Wednesday September 2, 2015 at 0630. Interested vendors should register with the Contracting Officer no later than Tuesday September 1, 2015 by 1500. Contract Line Items: CLIN 0001 One-Time Cleaning of the air condition supply duct system and exhaust duct for the second floor of Building 57. Scope: The Contractor shall furnish all labor, materials, parts, equipment, tools, travel time, and transportation to provide a one- time cleaning to the air conditioning supply duct system and the exhaust duct for the second floor to building 57. This system supplies air into seventeen operating rooms (OR); and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit. Building 57 on the SAVAHCS campus is tasked with primarily surgery and recovery clinics it is imperative that the air in these areas is clean to prevent contamination. By cleaning the ductwork this will ensure both patients and staff have the cleanest possible environment. The duct system was last cleaned winter 2009. The scope of this project is for the cleaning of the HVAC ductwork and coils. The system includes air handler units, fan sections, turning vanes diffusers, and clean VAV/Heating coil units, duct starting at the air handler unit and ending at the supply diffusers, damper sections, and filter banks. System is total outside air with three filter banks between the outside air intake and the supply diffusers located in the OR units. The exhaust system includes the exhaust fan, exhaust duct, two exhausts grills per OR room, exhaust grills in each control rooms and the storage rooms. This equipment needs to be cleaned to ensure highest quality standards for patients and staff. Services to include: disconnect electrical energy to HVAC system per OSHA regulations, Lock Out/Tag Out equipment's power source, prepare work area by covering equipment & set containment, remove diffusers & hook up HEPA collector vac and ensure duct system is under negative pressure, take diffusers to an assigned area for cleaning, begin agitation of ductwork and move downstream, cleaning turning vanes, etc., repeat process for the return and exhaust ductwork, clean VAV/Heating Coil Units, replace diffusers and grilles, remove protective covering, reconnect energy & purge system. Contractor will provide during work active means to prevent airborne dust from dispersing into atmosphere, water mist work surfaces to control dust while cutting, contain construction waste before transport in tightly covered containers, and cover before transporting. Upon completion of project: Wipe work surfaces with disinfectant, contain waste before transport in tightly covered containers, wet mop and/or vacuum with HEPA filtered vacuum before leaving work area. WORK HOURS: Work must be performed during other than normal business hours 0500-1900 Monday through Friday. The Contractor shall work other than normal hours during this project due to not being able to shutdown surgery during the day time. Hours of operation will be from (2000-0400) Monday through Friday. The COR must approve any deviation from these hours and the contractor shall note all such deviations. No work shall be performed on Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays, or Federal Holidays without prior approval from the COR. The government reserves the right of refusal with no impact to the contract. WORK SCHEDULE: The Contractor shall submit a detailed schedule for maintenance with its quote for evaluation. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, 3601 S. 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85723, building 57. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: 10-01-2015 through 12-31-2015. WAGE DETERMINATIONS: WD 05-2024 (Rev.-20) was first posted on www.wdol.gov on 07/14/2015 The following FAR and VAAR Clauses Applies: 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (MAY 2015) 52.232-18 Availability of Funds (APR 1984) 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (DEC 2013) 852.203-70 Commercial Advertising (JAN 2008) 852.215-71 Evaluation Factor Commitments (DEC 2009) 852.219-10 VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (DEC 2009) 001AL-11-15-A Limitations on Subcontracting - Monitoring and Compliance (JUNE 2011) Limitations on Subcontracting - Monitoring and Compliance This solicitation includes 852.219-10. Accordingly, any contract resulting from this solicitation will include this clause. The contractor is advised in performing contract administration functions, the CO may use the services of a support contractor(s) retained by VA to assist in assessing the contractor's compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirements specified in the clause. To that end, the support contractor(s) may require access to contractor's offices where the contractor's business records or other proprietary data are retained and to review such business records regarding the contractor's compliance with this requirement. All support contractors conducting this review on behalf of VA will be required to sign an "Information Protection and Non-Disclosure and Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Agreement" to ensure the contractor's business records or other proprietary data reviewed or obtained in the course of assisting the CO in assessing the contractor for compliance are protected to ensure information or data is not improperly disclosed or other impropriety occurs. Furthermore, if VA determines any services the support contractor(s) will perform in assessing compliance are advisory and assistance services as defined in FAR 2.101, Definitions, the support contractor(s) must also enter into an agreement with the contractor to protect proprietary information as required by FAR 9.505-4, Obtaining access to proprietary information, paragraph (b). The contractor is required to cooperate fully and make available any records as may be required to enable the CO to assess the contractor's compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirement. 852.232-72 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests (NOV 2012) 852.237-70 Contractor Responsibilities (APR 1984) *Arizona The following FAR and VAAR provisions apply: 52.203-98 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Common Confidentiality Agreements - Representation (DEVIATION 2015-02) 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting (NOV 2014) 52.204-17 Ownership or Control of Offeror (NOV 2014) 852.270-1 Representatives of Contracting Officers (JAN 2008) 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (MAY 2015) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) 52.222-42 Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Mechanic $19.83 The clause at FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. Complete only paragraph (j) of this provision if the annual representations and certificates have been completed electronically at System for Award Management (SAM) website. If the annual representations and certifications have not been completed electronically at the ORCA website, then only paragraphs (b) through (i) of this provision need to be completed. 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (APR 2014) ADDENDUM TO FAR PROVISION 52.212-1, INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS--COMMERCIAL ITEMS QUOTE/PROPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS: Vendors shall provide supporting documentation to allow for thorough evaluation of quote. Additionally, the vendor shall fully explain their ability to meet the requirements from above. Quote shall specify the Total Price. Quotes will be evaluated for completeness. The Government intends to offer a firm-fixed price purchase order resulting from this combined synopsis/solicitation to the responsible vendor whose quote conforming to the synopsis/solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, technical price considered. Vendors shall submit firm-fixed pricing for all above requirements. Include commercial price lists if applicable. Include any applicable discounts to the Government. The provision at FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation -- Commercial Items EVALUATION PROCEDURES TO BE USED: A comparison of proposed firm-fixed price quotes received in response to the solicitation shall determine lowest overall price and the rating of non-priced factors will determine the contractor that represents the lowest price, technically acceptable offer to the government. Only one award will be made. The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforms to the solicitation by evaluating the following factors: " Price " Non-priced Factors - Technical and Past Performance Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) Offer: In order to be considered for award the following factors/sub factors must receive an "acceptable" rating in every non-price factor/sub factor: Non-price Factor 1: Technical (in accordance with CLIN requirements) Non-price Factor 2: Past Performance (as defined below) Technical: To meet the technical standards of this requirement the contractor must be certified and authorized to perform all services pertaining to this contract. The contractor will be required to provide documentation of such certifications with their submitted offer plus the availability of original manufacturer equipment (OEM or equivalent) for any/all repairs. Offerors should provide a narrative addressing its relevant technical capabilities and methodology for completing the requirements of this procurement in accordance with the Statement of Work. The following table describes the Technical Acceptable/Unacceptable Ratings: RATING DESCRIPTION Acceptable Proposal clearly meets the minimum requirements of the solicitation. Unacceptable Proposal does not clearly meet the minimum requirements of the solicitation. " Past Performance: Offerors shall provide evidence of satisfactory past performance within the last (3) three years from the date of issuance of this RFQ for (3) three projects of a similar scope to that described by this SOW. This information will be evaluated for relevance to this procurement in relation to Non-priced Factor 1. The past performance information may be retrieved from previous clients surveys and/or letters, performance awards, or other written documentation of past performance from previous clients. The following table describes the Past Performance Acceptable/Unacceptable Ratings: RATING DESCRIPTION Acceptable Based on the offeror's performance record, the Government has a reasonable expectation that the offeror will successfully perform the required effort, or the offeror's performance record is unknown (see note below). Unacceptable Based on the offeror's performance record, the Government has no reasonable expectation that the offeror will be able to successfully perform the required effort. SOLICITATION RESPONSES must be received no later than 11:00 am Mountain Daylight Time 09-16-2015 at Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Contracting Section (9-90C), 3601 S. 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85723. Quotes received after the submission deadline will not be considered. Mail or e-mail response to Lillian.Sepulveda@va.gov. An official representative of your company shall submit the quote. The government shall not reimburse respondents for any costs associated with submission of the information being requested or reimburse expenses incurred to interested parties for responses to this solicitation. The government reserves the right to cancel this solicitation, either before or after the closing date. Point of Contact: L. Danielle Sepulveda, Contracting Officer, Ph. 520-629-4614; e-mail: Lillian.Sepulveda@va.gov.

Q--Community Home Health

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA El Paso Health Care Center | Published November 19, 2015  -  Deadline November 27, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (ii) SAO West NCO 18 is issuing this combined synopsis/solicitation, VA258-16-Q-0054, as a request for proposal (RFP) using FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Item and FAR Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures. (iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-83 (effective 11/01/2015). (iv) This solicitation will be issued Total Small Business Set-Aside. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 621610, with a small business standard of $15 Million. (v) Price/Cost Schedule All pricing is based on the standard Medicare/Medicaid/AHCCCS rates for the local area (see Attachment A). A visit is service of up to two hours as defined by the commercial market. The contractor is required to use the corresponding HCPC for the length of visit. It is understood that each visit will use either the one hour (quantity 2) or 15 minute HCPC (quantity 8) for the initial two hours and whichever is needed past the initial timeframe, dependent upon the pre-authorized service. HCPCs used outside of this guidance must be approved by the VA program manager prior to use. Rural rates MUST be pre-authorized in writing. Time and Trouble authorization MUST be requested within 24 hours of the occurrence, by verbally speaking to the CHNC/HHC, or leaving a voicemail AND following up with a fax request. (vi) SCOPE OF WORK The SAO West Network Contracting Office (NCO) 18, El Paso, TX, (hereafter referred to as the NCO) will solicit and award this contract using Simplified Acquisition Procedures in accordance with Acquisition of Commercial Items in FAR Part 12 and Part 13. NCO anticipates award of a fixed price Basic Ordering Agreement. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is for this procurement is 621610- Home Health Care Agencies and the small business size standard is $15 Million. This will be a nonpersonal health care services contract. Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) require all contractors conducting business with the Government to be registered in the following database: System for Award Management (SAM) - http://www.sam.gov All responding vendors must be registered in SAM and have NAICS code 621610 in order to receive an award. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU COMPLETE THESE REGISTRATIONS IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR CONTRACT AWARD. AWARD CANNOT BE MADE TO A CONTRACTOR NOT REGISTERED IN THIS DATABASE SYSTEM. PERFORMANCE WORK STATEMENT The Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA), Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) requires non-personal health care services for Home Health Care and Hospice Services. This will be a fixed price Basic Ordering Agreement, and will be awarded using the Best Value Trade Off method, under the authority of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 12 - Acquisition of Commercial Items and FAR Part 13 - Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP). The period of performance of resulting agreement shall consist of a base year, followed by up to four (4) option years, to be exercised at the government's discretion. Background Information: The Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Health Care System (SAVAHCS) mission is to provide quality healthcare to veterans in an environment of compassion, education, and research. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) long-term care includes a continuum of services for the delivery of care to veterans needing assistance due to chronic illness, physical disability, or end of life care. Scope: The Contractor shall provide all Home Health Care Services as described herein when an enrolled/eligible veteran is unable to receive care at the SAVAHCS, for the areas for which they are awarded a contract. The types of Home Health Care Services to be provided under this contract are defined as follows: 2.1 Skilled Registered Nursing Services are required by the SAVAHCS to provide a broad range of skilled home nursing care that allows the veteran to remain living at home. Skilled registered nursing services may include, but are not limited to, skilled observation and assessment, data collection, formulation of treatment plans, teaching and technical procedures. 2.2 Licensed Practical Nursing Services in the home are required by the SAVAHCS to assist veterans with a wide range of technical nursing duties including, but not limited to, dressing changes, medication set-ups and ostomy care that will permit the veteran to remain at home. 2.3 Homemaker Services are required by the SAVAHCS to assist veterans with light housekeeping duties in order for the veteran to remain as independent as possible in their place of residence and delay/avoid placement in a long term care facility. Homemaker services may include, light housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation, grocery shopping, escorting the patient to appointments, assuring patient safety, and other services that are consistent with the homemaker's level of responsibility and the patient's care plan. 2.4 Home Health Aide Services are required by the SAVAHCS to assist veterans with personal care duties in order for the veteran to remain as independent as possible in their place of residence and delay/avoid placement in a long term care facility. Home Health Aide services may include bathing, grooming, personal hygiene, transferring, dressing, eating, and other services that are consistent with the home health aide's level of responsibility and the patient's care plan. 2.5 Respite Care Services are required by the SAVAHCS to assist veterans and their unpaid caregivers with the opportunity to remain as independent as possible in their place of residence and delay/avoid placement in a long term care facility. Respite services may be provided by skilled or unskilled workers as appropriate for the individual veteran. Respite services are provided to allow the veteran's unpaid caregiver the opportunity for relief from care giving responsibilities. 2.6 Hospice Care Services are required by the SAVAHCS to provide the final stage of palliative care in which the primary goal of treatment is comfort rather than cure for patients with advanced disease that is life-limiting and refractory to disease-modifying treatment. Hospice services are provided by a team of professionals, emphasizing relief of suffering and maintenance of functional capacity as long as possible through comprehensive management of the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the patient. These services also provide support for the families or other caregivers, including bereavement support following the death of the patient. 2.6.1 Home Hospice Services may include, but are not limited to the following: 2.6.1.1 Chaplain Service to provide care to terminally ill veterans and their families that include spiritual support, emotional support, pastoral care, bereavement counseling, and assist with memorial services and funeral arrangements. 2.6.1.2 Home Social Service to provide assistance with practical and financial concerns as well as help meet the psychosocial needs of the terminally ill veterans and their family members. 2.6.1.3 Skilled Registered Nursing Service to provide a broad range of nursing care as identified in paragraph 2.1. 2.6.1.4 Licensed Practical Nursing Service to provide a wide range of technical nursing duties as identified in paragraph 2.2. 2.6.1.5 Home Health Aide Services as identified in paragraph 2.4. The agency shall provide all labor, supervision and management necessary to carry out the services described herein. 3.0 DESCRIPTION/SPECIFICATIONS: 3.1 Skilled Registered Nursing Service-to/may include but is not limited to, the following: a. Skilled observation and assessment b. Data collection c. Formulating treatment plan d. Patient and caregiver/family teaching e. Technical procedures f. Home safety evaluation g. Discharge planning h. Works closely with the primary physician for pain management and symptom control i. Bowel and Bladder care j. Ventilation care k. Infusion care 3.2 Licensed Practical Nurse Service-to/may include, but is not limited to, the following: a. Dressing changes b. Giving injections c. Setting -up medication boxes d. Providing bowel/bladder care e. Providing ostomy care f. Bowel and Bladder care g. Ventilation care 3.3 Physical Therapy Services-to/may include, but is not limited to, the following: a. Provide initial and continued assessment of the patient's functional status and safety. b. Evaluate patient's home for needed structural modifications to make the home environment safe and accessible. c. Determine the need and measure the patient for assistive devices and special equipment. d. Fit devices for patient's needs and instruct patient in the safe use of such devices. e. Teach caregiver body mechanics to minimize risk of injury. f. Develop therapeutic home program for the patient and caregiver to maintain or enhance function or retard deterioration of the patient's functional status. g. Provide hand-outs and demonstrations to patients regarding treatment techniques and theory. h. Set short and long term goals for the patients. i. Document initial findings, treatment, goals, equipment recommendations, and follow-up progress in patient's medical record. j. Serve as consultant to members of treatment team on matters specific to physical therapy k. Recognize indications of patient's intolerance of procedures, unanticipated rate of progress, significantly altered physical/mental status of patient or undesirable secondary effects of treatment. 3.4 Occupational Therapy Services-to/may include, but is not limited to, the following: a. Provide initial and continued assessment of patient. b. Plan, implement, and coordinate complex therapeutic OT program for the patient and caregiver to maintain or enhance function or retard deterioration in the patient's functional status. c. Perform evaluations, set treatment goals, and implement treatment program in OT. d. Evaluate patient's home for needed structural modifications to make the home environment safe and accessible. e. Determine the need for assistive devices, teach, and monitor in the safe use of these devices. f. Teach caregiver body mechanics to minimize risk of injury. g. Provide hand-outs and demonstrations to patients regarding treatment techniques and theory. h. Record and compile patient treatment data. 3.5 Speech Therapy Services-to/may include, but is not limited to, the following: a. Evaluate patients with disorders of communication and swallowing. Administer and interpret speech, language and voice tests. Perform and interpret clinical (bedside) swallowing evaluations. b. Interview patient and family members to obtain an in-depth history of the problem(s). c. Recommend necessary follow-up or additional medical or therapeutic evaluations indicated by assessment of patient (i.e. audiometric evaluation, otolaryngological or neurological evaluation, videofluoroscopic evaluation, laryngeal videstroboscopic evaluation, etc.). d. Determine appropriate diagnosis of disorder(s) following completion of all of the necessary evaluations. e. Complete written report integrating information from all of the above sources. The report will include subjective history, objective findings, and a detailed assessment of the disorder, prognosis for improvement and suggested plan of treatment with short-term goals. f. Determine prognosis for improvement after completing the evaluation. g. Develop treatment program utilizing information from formal and informal assessment as well as information provided by the patient's medical record, family members, and required additional assessments. Ensure that patient and caretaker understand the treatment plan. h. Counsel patient and patient's family regarding type and severity or disorder and prognosis for improvement with treatment. i. Provide consultation services to medical personnel requiring information regarding patient's status and instruct those who may be involved in the plan of patient care. j. Fit and adjust various speech appliances. Advise patient or caretaker on care of therapeutic equipment. Provide instruction on the use and maintenance of prosthetic and therapeutic devices. 3.6 Social Work Services (SWS)-to/may include, but is not limited to, the following: a. Diagnose emotional stress on patient and family/significant others and use a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches based on the diagnostic assessment to minimize the anxiety of both the patient and/or significant others during the transition to other forms of care. b. Perform diagnostic assessment of patient's present mental and social functioning, based on developmental and vocational history and evaluation tools, as appropriate. c. Develop and initiate a treatment plan to reduce stressors. d. Apply knowledge of special emotional aspects of loss to diagnose the social and emotional problems and carry out therapeutic intervention to assist in resolving the social and emotional issues confronted by the patient e. Utilize special knowledge related to social and emotional impacts of serious disability upon the patient and their family, diagnoses dysfunction in the patient and family, and carry out a system of therapeutic intervention to relieve stress and assist the patient to achieve maximum independence. f. Diagnose dysfunction of a social or emotional nature and develop and implement a treatment approach to relieve symptoms of confusion, depression, or family dysfunction. g. Assessment and treatment for mental illness, behavioral mal-adaptions, and other problems of an emotional nature. h. Use diagnostic knowledge of the patient's need(s) to recommend referrals to a variety of VA and non-VA resources in support of the treatment objective of the patient. 3.7 Homemaker Service-to/may includes, but is not limited to, the following: a. Light housekeeping b. Making and changing beds c. Dusting and vacuuming the room the patient uses d. Dishwashing e. Tiding the kitchen f. Tiding the patient's bedroom g. Tiding the patient's bathroom h. Doing the patient's personal laundry if no family member is available or able; this may include necessary ironing and mending i. Meal planning and preparation j. Grocery shopping k. Shopping for patient if no other arrangement is possible l. Assuring patient safety m. Personal care supervision n. Escorting the patient to appointments 3.8 Home Health Aide Service-to/may include, but is not limited to, the following: a. Assistance with care of teeth and mouth b. Assistance with personal grooming care c. Assistance with bathing of patient in bed, in the bathtub, or in the shower d. Assisting the patient on/off the bedpan, commode or toilet e. Assisting the patient in moving from bed to chair/wheelchair, or vice versa f. Assisting the patient in walking g. Assisting the patient with eating h. Assisting the patient with dressing i. Prepare and serve meals according to instructions j. Making and changing beds k. Listing needed supplies l. Send linens to laundry m. Assure patient safety n. Assistance with active/passive exercise o. Assistance with medical equipment and non-skilled, routine health monitoring 3.9 Respite Care Service-to/may includes, but is not limited to, the following: a. Unskilled respite care service b. Skilled respite care service 3.10 Hospice Care Service-to/may includes, but is not limited to, the following: (1) Chaplain Service is required to provide care to terminally ill veterans and their families; the service includes: (2) Spiritual support (3) Emotional support (4) Pastoral care (5) Bereavement counseling (6) Assist with memorial services and funeral arrangements a. Social Service is used to provide assistance with practical and financial concerns as well as help meet the psychosocial needs of the terminally ill veterans and their family members. Social service includes: (1) Advanced Directive planning/assistance (2) Emotional support (3) Counseling and bereavement follow-up (4) Facilitate communication between the patient/family and community agencies (5) Evaluate the need for support services b. Skilled Registered Nursing Service is used to provide a broad range of care in accordance with paragraph 3.1 of the Statement of Work. c. Licensed Practical Nursing Service is used to provide a broad range to technical nursing care in accordance with paragraph 3.2 of the Statement of Work. d. Homemaker Service is used to provide a wide range of services in accordance with paragraph 3.7 of the Statement of Work e. Home Health Aide Service provides a variety of personal care services in accordance with paragraph of the Statement of Work. 3.11 Infusion Services-Home infusion therapy is defined as any therapy that requires continuous or intermittent peripheral or central vein access for administration of prescribed therapy. Intravenous (IV) Home Infusion Therapy services may include, but is not limited to, the following: a. Antibiotics b. TPN c. Hydration d. Other non-internal medications 1) Home infusion therapy will be provided in a safe and timely manner, appropriate to the patients' condition and needs. 2) The patient must reside in a geographical area that is feasible to the provision of the appropriate and necessary prescribed infusion services. 3) The patient/caregiver must be motivated, reliable and capable of understating and learning all required activities and basic concepts related to care, i.e. infection control measures. 4) The environment in which the care is to be delivered must be safe for patients, caregivers and staff, as well as conducive to the provisions of services. This will include: 5) Adequate, clean storage space for medications and supplies; and 6) Telephone access or an alternative method of communication if no home telephone service is available. 7) An adequate plan must be in place to ensure IV access for the patient. 3.12 Ventilator Services-to/may include, but is not limited to, the following: a. Ventilator weaning and management b. Tracheotomy care c. Bronchial hygiene d. Oxygen therapy and monitoring e. On-site monitoring of arterial blood gases f. Nebulizer and aerosol treatments g. Patient/family respiratory education 3.13 VETERAN SERVICES: 3.13.1 Skilled services shall include home health registered nursing, home health licensed practical nursing and social work service. Skilled services shall be provided in accordance with a plan of care and by a licensed health care professional as ordered by the medical staff of the VA. Supervision shall be provided in accordance with VA policy and regulation. The Home Health Care Agency shall be responsible for admitting veterans; assessing veterans, including initial and ongoing assessments; care planning; including the cue-planning process; coordinating, supervising, and evaluating the care and services provided; scheduling visits or hours; and discharge planning. The Home Health Care Agency shall provide the following services upon request: a. Nursing services, treatment, and diagnostic and preventive procedures requiring substantial specialized skill b. Veteran safety monitoring c. Medication administration, including intravenous fluids, medicines, pain management, TPN, chemotherapy, and necessary care of the delivery lines and equipment d. Required lab work with reports to the physician/provider e. Veteran education and follow-up f. Teaching, supervision, and counseling veteran and family members regarding nursing care and other related veteran problems g. Rehabilitation regimen h. Evaluation and regular re-evaluation of veteran home care needs; make appropriate recommendations i. Development, implementation, oversight, and modification of the veteran plan of care j. Documentation of the veteran's care and progress in the clinical record, including a discharge summary within 72 hours of discharge k. Physical assessment and re-assessment per written policy l. Documentation of outcomes of care/services provided 3.13.1.1 Bowel and Bladder care, if ordered, shall be provided by the HHCA and only be performed by a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and shall include the following services: Train, supervise, and counsel Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Bowel and Bladder veterans and their significant other/caretaker, to assume bowel and bladder care as appropriate a. Inserting of a suppository b. Digital stimulation c. Disimpaction d. Enemas e. Intermittent catheterization f. Indwelling catheterization. 3.13.2 Unskilled services shall include homemaker and home health aide services. Unskilled services shall be provided in accordance with a plan of care and by fully qualified personnel that have the requisite credentials and experience to perform services under the terms and conditions of this written agreement. Services are to be performed as ordered by the medical staff of the VA. Supervision shall be provided in accordance with VA policy and regulations. The Home Health Care Agency (HHCA) shall be responsible for admitting veterans; assessing veterans, including initial and ongoing assessments; care plans; coordinating, supervising, and evaluating the care and services provided; scheduling visits or hours; and discharge planning. The MICA shall provide the all unskilled home health services upon request in accordance with paragraph 3.7 and 3.8 of the Statement of Work. 3.14 QUALITY ASSESSMENT STANDARDS: 3.14.1 HHCA health care providers shall be subject to the same quality assessment standards as established by VA, state and Joint Commission. The health care provider shall perform services in accordance with ethical, professional, and technical standards of the health care industry. Persons provided by the HHCA shall be technically proficient in the skills necessary to perform the services described herein. HHCA personnel shall be responsible for compliance with all procedures in accordance with applicable VA written policies and procedures. They shall not introduce new procedures or services without prior recommendation to and approval of the VA or authorized representative. 3.14.2 Non-acceptance of HHCA personnel does not relieve the agency from satisfying and fulfilling the requirements. 3.14.3 Proposed costs awarded shall inclusive of all incidental costs including housing, transportation, and premium payments for applicable malpractice insurance coverage. This contract represents a firm-fixed price service contract. Services performed outside the scope of this agreement are not authorized and will not be reimbursed by the Government without prior approval. 3.14.4 HHCA must have a written Performance Improvement Plan and provide to the SAVAHCS prior to award. This plan must be reviewed and approved by the COR. 3.14.5 Evidence of all performance improvement activities shall be made available to the SAVAHCS CHNC including veteran satisfaction indicators upon request. The HHCA shall maintain a separate record of veteran complaints (including problem resolution) which will also be available upon request of the CHNC. 3.14.6 HHCA shall develop a written emergency preparedness plan to ensure continuing care and support in the event of an emergency, which would interrupt normal services to veterans. 3.14.7 HHCA shall develop a written plan for ensuring the evaluation, reporting, and maintenance of records related to infections among veterans and, as appropriate, among staff. Documentation of plan implementation shall be provided during annual inspection by SAVAHCS staff, and as requested. The VA shall be notified of significant variances. 3.14.8 HHCA shall document and immediately FAX a report to the CHNC of any known incidents of death, accidents, injury, or infection related to furnished medications, supplies, or medical equipment, and any life-threatening equipment malfunctions or equipment recalls. The HHCA shall develop and maintain an equipment recall plan. 3.14.9 HHCA shall abide by local laws and regulations with regard to abuse, neglect, and exploitation of the elderly, and will develop policies for prevention and dealing with any reports of such. Additionally, the HHCA will notify the VA of any suspected or confirmed situations of neglect, exploitation, or abuse of a veteran or the expression of the intent to commit harm to self or others by a veteran. 3.14.10 The HHCA must be licensed by the State of Arizona and approved for the care of Medicare and/or Medicaid veterans. All contract health care providers performing services covered by this agreement shall be licensed and/or certified by the States where services are being provided. a. If the HHCA is not Medicare and Medicaid certified the SAVAHCS CHNC will follow VA protocol for obtaining permission to join into an agreement with the Home Health Care Agency. Proof of VA approval to waive the Medicare and Medicaid certification requirement will be furnished to the Contract Officer by the COR prior to award. 3.14.11 The HHCA must meet VA and state standards to provide home care services. 3.14.12 The HHCA must be a regularly established business providing the type of services described in this agreement, is financially responsible, and have the necessary equipment and personnel to furnish services in the volume required by this solicitation. The HHCA shall meet all requirements of Federal, State, and local governments' codes regarding operation of this type of service. 3.14.13 When requested, the HHCA shall provide the VA with proof of its reliability, ability, and experience by furnishing the following information: a. A list of personnel who will perform under the agreement showing the length and type of experience of such personnel, and b. The names and addresses of other concerns and/or Government agencies for which this type of services were rendered by the HHCA. 3.14.14 The VA reserves the right to thoroughly inspect and investigate the establishment, facilities, business reputation, and other qualifications of any Offeror and to reject any offer, irrespective of price, that shall be administratively determined to be lacking in any of the essentials necessary to assure acceptable standards of performance. 3.15 PROGRESS AND COMPLIANCE/EVALUATION FACTORS: 3.15.1 The SAVAHCS CHNC shall be responsible for: a. Designing and implementing a SAVAHCS quality improvement program for the HHCA services being provided. b. Informing the HHCA of the quality assurance indicators are being monitored and the status of the agency's performance in meeting those indicators. c. Ongoing quality assurance indicators will always include: (1) Monitor for service quality (2) Monitor for patient safety d. Ongoing quality assurance indicators will be documented at least quarterly and will Be included as a routine part of the SAVAHCS CHNC Quality Assurance Report. e. Immediately Informing the HHCA of any quality concerns or issues. f. Monitoring, documenting, and following up on all concerns and complaints received about care provided by the HHCA. g. Monitoring the HHCA's current plan of care. Any changes that alter the frequency of visits or level of services shall require prior approval of the SAVAHCS CHNC, who is responsible for oversight and final approval of services rendered. 3.15.1.1 Inspection: a. The SAVAHCS reserves the right to evaluate the care services provided by reviews of clinical notes, visits verification records, and surveys of patients. b. Monitoring the HHCA's compliance with this agreement and following-up with the agency on any issues regarding compliance. c. Meeting at least quarterly with the SAVAHCS Contracting Officer assigned to the CHNC contracts to: (1) Review quarterly documentation done by the SAVAHCS CHNC regarding the HHCA's compliance with this agreement. Compliance review will include: I Service delivery ii Business practices (2) Update the agreement as needed to avoid a lapse in the SAVAHCS documented service period for this agreement. 3.15.2 The HHCA shall be responsible for: a. Designing and implementing a quality improvement program. The quality improvement program shall be designed to include SAVAHCS patient involvement in quality improvement. b. Providing, upon SAVAHCS CHNC or Contracting Officer request, agency quality improvement documentation. c. Providing the SAVAHCS with the following reports: (1) A care verification form or each visit under this agreement. The agency shall complete this form indicating the date each visit is made, length of visit and services provided. The patient or caregiver shall initial this form to serve as evidence that care has been provided. (2) An up-dated list of active VA patients' names, types of services required and delivered; frequency of services and total number of hours of service. The HHCA shall provide this list to the SAVAHCS CHNC on a monthly basis. (3) A copy of the 60-day supervisory visit documentation following the home visit. This report should include a detailed review of the home situation; support services available; mental, emotional and physical condition of the patient. A complete plan of care shall be used for this purpose. The agency shall be responsible for developing, reviewing and devising the plan of acre as indicated by the patient needs. This will be review and approved by the SAVAHCS CHNC prior to the implementation of the agency plan of care. 3.16 CONFLICT OF INTEREST: 3.16.1 The HHCA shall not employ any person who is an employee of the United States Government if the employment of that person would create a conflict of interest. The HHCA shall not employ any person who is an employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs, unless such person seeks and receives approval in accordance with VA Regulations, policy, and public law. Nor shall the HHCA employ any person who is a member of the immediate family of a VA employee employed at the VA if the employment of that family member would create a conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest, particularly with regard to influencing the negotiations, terms of the agreement, or the work carried out under the agreement. In any such case, VA must review the matter and give its approval in accordance with agency ethics rules. 3.17 VETERAN SENSITIVITY: 3.17.1 HHCA health care provider/s shall respect and maintain the basic rights of veterans, demonstrating concern for personal dignity and human relationships. 3.17.2 Complaints shall be investigated individually. HHCA health care providers receiving more than two (2) verified complaints from COR, Veteran Advocate, CHNC, Case Managers or social workers related to sensitivity within any consecutive three (3) month period shall require the health care provider to complete a sensitivity training class before continuing to provide services under this agreement. HHCA health care provider's participation in sensitivity training class shall be the sole responsibility of the HHCA at no expense to the Government. Depending upon the nature and severity of the complaint, the Government reserves the right to suspend performance of subject agreement health care provider or prohibit performance altogether, as deemed appropriate. 3.18 COMMUNICATION: 3.18.1 HHCA shall ensure that health care providers maintain open and professional communication with veterans and members of the VA staff. Validated complaints of unprofessional behavior shall be reported to the COR in writing and referred to the HHCA for action. Failure by the HHCA to correct validated complaints identified to or by the COR shall be considered failure to perform and referred to the Contracting Officer for appropriate action. 3.19 DRUG SCREENING: 3.19.1 HHCA health care providers are subject to random drug testing. They are also subject to drug testing when there is a reasonable suspicion that they use or are impaired by illegal drugs while on duty. Reasonable suspicion of drug use or impairment includes, but is not limited, to the following: a. Observable phenomena, such as direct observation of drug use, possession or the physical symptoms of being under the influence of a drug; b. A pattern of abnormal conduct or erratic behavior; c. Arrest or conviction for a drug-related offense or the identification of a HHCA health care provider as the focus of a criminal investigation into illegal drug possession, use, or trafficking; d. Information provided either by reliable and credible sources or independently corroborated; or e. Newly discovered evidence that the health care provider has tampered with a previous drug test. 3.20 POINTS OF CONTACT (POC): 3.20.1 The HHCA shall provide a point of contact (POC) who shall be responsible for the performance of the work under this agreement. The POC shall have full authority to act for the HHCA on all matters relating to the daily operation of this agreement. The POC must be a health care provider performing in accordance with the terms and conditions of this agreement. An alternate may be designated, but the HHCA shall identify, in writing, those times when the alternate shall act as the POC. The HHCA shall identify the POC and alternate in writing to the SAVAHCS COR at the time of acceptance. The HHCA shall give written notification to the COR of those times when the alternate will act as the POC. The POC shall be available by telephone Monday through Friday, 8:00AM through 4:30PM, including Federal holidays. 3.21 ALTERNATE SOURCES: 3.21.1 If routine services are not performed for more than two (2) scheduled consecutive visits or Skilled Nursing Health Care service is not performed within twenty-four hours of scheduled or emergent response requests, the Government reserves the right to procure such services from an alternate source, until routine services are restored by the HHCA. When the Government exercises its right to procure these services from an alternate source, the HHCA shall reimburse the government for all charges in excess of the amount that would have normally been incurred by the agreement, including VA administrative costs for re-procurement. 3.21.2 A copy of the other source's invoice and/or other verifiable documentation shall be used as the basis for any reimbursement. 3.22 MONITORING PROCEDURES: 3.22.1 The COR for this agreement is appointed in writing; the COR is the SAVAHCS CHNC. The COR is responsible for routinely monitoring and reporting the Home Health Care Agency's performance to the SAVAHCS Contracting Officer, SAVAHCS Quality Improvement Coordinator, and the Home and Community Services Committee. The COR has is appointed act on behalf of the government on all matters as long as they do not obligate the government financially. Any and all changes to this agreement will be made with written approval of the Contracting Officer. 3.23 CALL LIMITATION/PERSONNEL AUTHORIZED: 3.23.1 No individual call under the Agreement shall exceed $150,000 and any or all calls are only to be placed by authorized personnel. (1) The following individuals are authorized to place telephone orders: SAVAHCS Community Health Nurse Coordinators SAVAHCS Attending Physicians 3.24 ORDERING PROCEDURES: 3.24.1 Referral of each Veteran to the HHCA shall be generated by the SAVAHCS CHNC staff. Referrals will be made to each HHCA based upon location and need of the veteran as well as the appropriate home health care services available. 3.24.2 All services shall be prescribed by a SAVAHCS physician and must meet quality standards set forth within the most current federal and state regulations. 3.24.2.1 The SAVAHCS CHNC shall: a. Provide the home care agency with a Homemaker/Home Health Aide referral when a SAVAHCS interdisciplinary team has made a clinical judgment that the veteran under consideration for services meets the following criteria: i. Three (3) or more activity of daily living dependencies, or ii. Significant cognitive impairment, or iii. Require services as adjunct care to community hospice services, or iv. Two (2) activity of daily living dependencies, and two (2) or more of the following conditions: 1. Had dependency in three (3) or more instrumental activities of daily living; 2. Has been recently discharged from a nursing facility, or has an upcoming nursing home discharge plan contingent on receipt of home and community-based care services; 3. Is seventy-five (75) years old, or older; 4. Has had high use of medical services defined as three (3) or more hospitalizations in the past year of has utilized outpatient clinics or emergency evaluation units twelve (12) or more times in the past year; 5. Has been diagnosed with clinical depression; 6. Lives alone in the community. b. Provide the home care agency with a Skilled referral when a SAVAHCS clinical judgment has been made that the veteran is appropriate for such care. c. Provide relevant medical information on referred patients to the agency. d. Review the agency plan of care for each client referred or updated to determine appropriateness of the plan. e. If it is determined the plan of care is not appropriate the SAVAHCS CHNC will contact the agency to amend the plan of care as required to meet the needs of the patient. f. Authorize the number of hours/days and duration of services. g. Review the veteran's authorization for services every 6 months from the start of service. h. Visit the HHCA at least every six (6) months to review performance and patient care. i. At least one visit will include an annual SAVAHCS inspection. 3.24.2.2 The HHCA shall: a. Evaluate all patients within 48 hours after notice of referral. Care shall be established within a time frame not to exceed 72 hours after the initial assessment. b. Complete a patient needs assessment and develop a plan of care. The agency shall complete the Agency portion of the referral form and return it along with a plan of care, to the SAVAHCS CHNC. Special attention shall be given to differentiate Homemaker and Home Health Aide services and the plan shall clearly state the frequency and duration being requested for each type of service. c. The agency shall not provide any services without the prior approval from the SAVAHCS. d. Be responsible for developing, reviewing and devising the plan of care as indicated by patient needs. These plans will be forwarded to the SAVAHCS CHNC for review and approval. e. Provide a registered nurse to conduct a home visit to re-assess the patient and update the plan of care every 90 days. f. Schedule visits in accordance with the care plan and patient acceptance of service recommended. Refusal of service by the patient will be communicated to the SAVAHCS CHNC. g. Report any problems that arise between the agency employees and the SAVAHCS clients immediately to the CHNC for mediation. The agency shall not suspend nor cancel patient care under any circumstance. h. Report consistent patient no-shows to the SAVAHCS CHNC for follow-up. The agency shall not suspend nor cancel patient care due to no-shows. i. Ensure services are provided by qualified and competent personnel in accordance with the terms and conditions of this agreement. j. Begin services within one (1) week of initial referral. k. Provide a registered nurse who will, upon initial client visit, provide the client, patient rights and responsibilities, advance directive information, and obtain authorization for care from the patient and/or appropriate family member/legal representative. l. Revise the plan of care as necessary according to changes in the patient's condition. m. Immediately report any significant changes in the patient's medical, emotional, or family condition to the SAVAHCS CHNC. n. Provide documentation of services provided and an updated plan of care upon request of the SAVAHCS CHNC. o. Notify the SAVAHCS CHNC if the veteran or caregivers terminates their services. p. Notify the SAVAHCS CHNC immediately if the patient or caregiver refuses services or is determine by the Home Care Agency to no longer require services. q. Notify the SAVAHCS CHNC in the event of a death of a patient receiving services. 3.25 DESIRED QUANTITY: 3.25.1 It is impossible to determine the exact or estimated amount which will be expended under the agreement. It is understood that no obligation will be incurred by the SAVAHCS under this agreement until authorizations are issued by the SAVAHCS CHNC for treatment/service for specific beneficiaries. 3.26 EXTENT OF OBLIGATION: 3.26.1 The Government is obligated only to the extent of calls that are actually made against this BPA. It is understood that this document in no way obligates the SAVAHCS to purchase a minimum or maximum quantity. This agreement can terminated at any time by either party as long as 60 day notice is provided. 3.3 DEFINITIONS/ACRYNOMS/REFERENCES/ATTACHMENTS: 3.3.1 DEFINITIONS/ACRYNOMS: As defined below for the purpose of this agreement the following terms and definitions are provided: - Certified Home Health Care Agency means a home and community support service that provides skilled, home health services and is certified by Medicare/Medicaid and/or State of Arizona and meets the standards. - Home Health Care Service" means the provision of one or more of the following health services required by an individual in a residence or independent living environment: 1. Registered Nursing 2. Licensed Practical Nursing 3. Homemaker Services 4. Home Health Aide Services 5. Respite Care 6. Hospice Care - SAVAHCS - Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Health Care System - HHCA - Home Health Care Agency - CFR - Code of Federal Regulations - VHA - Veterans Healthcare Administration - BPA - Blanket Purchase Agreement (also referred throughout as "agreement") - BOA - Basic Ordering Agreement (also referred throughout as "agreement") - CHNC - Community Health Nurse Coordinator - COR - Contracting Officer's Representative - HCPCS - Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System 3.3.2 REFERENCES: - VISN 18 Policy Memorandum No. 5: Network Contracting Process. - Current Edition of Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Home Care is incorporated by reference, as published by Joint Commission. - Title 38 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 17.38(a) (1)(ix) - Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) - Veterans Administration Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) 3.3.3 ATTACHMENTS: - Attachment A: SAVAHCS Claims Rejection Form SAVAHCS SKILLED NURSING/HOMEMAKER HOME HEALTH AIDE/HOME HOSPICE PROGRAMS Agency: ________________________________ Date: _____________________ The invoices are being returned due to: ? CMS 1500 claim form not used ? Invoice claim is for more than one veteran's services ? One or more of the required elements are missing from the claim form: Veteran's name Veteran's social security number Veteran's address, including zip code where services were rendered Description of services ? Information on the claim form not typed ? Pen/ink (hand written) changes made on the claim form ? Missing or incorrect ICD9 code/s ? Missing or incorrect CPT and/or HCPCS code/s (End of Description/Specifications/Work Statement) APPENDIX A - SPECIAL CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS 1.0. INTRODUCTION: The Contractor shall provide Health Care Resources in accordance with the terms and conditions stated herein, to furnish to the Southern Arizona VA Health Care Systems, the services and prices specified in the Performance Work Schedule of this contract. Award will be made for non-personal services, as defined in FAR 37.01, under which the Contractor is an independent contractor. 2.0. SERVICES: 2.1. The services specified in the Special Contract Requirements and the Price/Cost Schedule may be changed by written modifications in accordance with FAR Part 52.212-4. 3.0. QUALIFICATIONS: Personnel assigned by the Contractor to perform the services covered by this contract shall be qualified in accordance with the Performance Work Statement. 4.0. CONTRACT MODIFICATIONS: The Contracting Officer is the only person authorized to approve changes or modify any of the requirements under this contract. The Contractor shall communicate with the Contracting Officer on all matters pertaining to contract administration. Only the Contracting Officer is authorized to make commitments or issue changes that will affect price, quantity, or quality of performance of this contract. In the event the Contractor effects any such change at the direction of any person other than the Contracting Officer, the change shall be considered to have been made without authority and no adjustment will be made in contract price to cover any increase in prices incurred as a result thereof. The Contractor shall obtain written authorization from the Contracting Officer for any services required outside the scope of work provided herein. 5.0. MEDICAL RECORDS: 6.1. Medical records and other patient information shall be provided pursuant to VA policy and standards which are designed to protect the confidentiality of the patient's medical records in accordance with applicable state and federal laws and recognized standards of professional practice. 6.0. PAYMENT: 6.1. The Contractor shall provide monthly invoices in arrears that reference the contract number and, the Contract Line Item Number(s). 6.2. The VA agrees to reimburse the Contractor according to the terms of the contract for services performed under this contract. 7.0. HIPAA COMPLIANCE: In accordance with 45 C.F.R. Parts 160, 162 and 164 (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and 38 U.S.C. 5701, 38 U.S.C. 5705, 38 U.S.C. 7332,5 U.S.C. 552a (Privacy Act), the Parties agree to hold all individually identifiable health information as that term is defined in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and regulations promulgated thereunder (collectively, "HIPAA") shared with, transferred or transmitted to, or otherwise obtained by the Contractor on or from or on behalf of the VA in the course of the Contractor providing the services under this contract ("Protected Health Information") strictly confidential, and provide protections to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of such information, including, but not limited to the protection required by applicable federal, VA, state and local laws, policies and/or regulations regarding the security and the confidentiality of patient health care information including, but not limited to, HIPAA. Specifically, the Contractor agrees as follows: a. To maintain safeguards as necessary to ensure that the Protected Health Information is not used or disclosed except as required to perform its obligations under the contract, as expressly permitted herein or as required or permitted by law; b. To ensure that any sub-Contractors or agents to whom it provides Protected Health Information agree to the same restrictions and conditions that applies with respect to such information; c. To make available its internal practices, books and records relating to the use and disclosure of Protected Health Information to the Department of Health and Human Services or its agents as required by HIPAA; d. To incorporate any amendments or corrections to Protected Health Information when notified by the VA that the information is inaccurate or incomplete; e. To, at termination of this contract and as feasible, return or destroy all Protected Health Information that it still maintains or archive to meet the Contractor's legal obligations related to retention of records; f. To ensure that, as to any Protected Health Information held by the Contractor, the Contractor policies are in place to allow access to that Protected Health Information by the subject of that information as required by HIPAA; g. To report to the VA any use or disclosure of Protected Health Information which is not allowed under the terms of the contract. If at any time after the effective date of this Agreement it is determined that either party is in breach of this Section, the other party, in its sole discretion, may immediately terminate this contract. 8.0. BAA: The VA has recognized the Contractor as an entity that does require a Business Associate Agreement (BAA). Within five (5) days after award of the contract, the Contractor shall execute and return to the VA a copy of the BAA included as Attachment A to the solicitation. (vii) Period of Performance: The Period of Performance of Resulting Agreement shall be for a Period of five (5) years form the effective date of the ward. (viii) The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (APR 2014) applies to this acquisition. Addendum to FAR 52.212-1 A. GENERAL The following instructions are provided to ensure the submission of information necessary to properly evaluate each Offeror's proposal. Submit complete proposals as detailed in this section and VAAR 852.273-73, Evaluation-Health-Care Resources. Include only information relevant to this solicitation. If the solicitation is amended, the Offeror is responsible to acknowledge receipt of the amendment prior to the hour and date specified in the amendment. Failure to acknowledge receipt of the amendment may result in rejection of your proposal. Instructions on how to acknowledge receipt of the amendment are contained in the amendment. Failure to properly provide all information required by this solicitation may result in an invalid proposal. Read entire solicitation and follow instructions accordingly because lack of required information and/or documents could result in a determination that the proposal is non-responsive. North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 621610 applies to this acquisition. Offerors must be registered for NAICS 621610 and must be represented as such within its SAM registration to be considered for award. B. FORMAT 1. To assure the timely and equitable evaluation of proposals, the Offeror must follow the instructions contained herein. The proposal must be complete and respond directly to the requirements of the solicitation. The response shall consist of a total of one (1) proposal copy. a. Part I: i. Price\Rate Schedule (Attachment A) ii. Arizona State License - (If Applicable) iii. Medicare License - (If Applicable) iv. Contract Administration Data v. Past Performance PAST PERFORMANCE: Past performance information will be collected by the technical evaluator at the Medicare site listed below. This criterion will result in either a pass or fail rating. http://www.medicare.gov/HomeHealthCompare/search.aspx. MEDICAL LICENSING: Offerors shall submit their Arizona State License. Offerors that are not Medicare Certified shall review the Medicare website listed above, and submit their agency's percentages in the categories listed on the website. Enter NA for information that is not available from your agency's quality monitors. C. PROVISION INFORMATION 1.

66--FOCUS DIAGNOSTICS REAGENTS AND CONSUMABLES FOR HERPES AND CYTOMEGALOVIRUS PCR TESTING For Base Plus 3 Years - Total Award $684,760.00

Department of Veterans Affairs, White River Junction VAMROC | Published April 13, 2016
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Attachment B: Request for Sole Source Memo Format DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Justification and Approval For Other Than Full and Open Competition 1. Contracting Activity: Department of Veterans Affairs, VISN 1, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven Campus, Virology Department, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service, 113. Justification for Other Than Full and Open Competition. Transaction # 689-16-2-7455-0035 2. Nature and/or Description of the Action Being Processed: This request is for a long term agreement (base plus 4 option years) for a firm-fixed price for the base period of February 1, 2016 through January 30, 2017. The testing kits and consumables are required for HSV (Herpes Simplex Virus), VZV (Varicella Zoster Virus), Flu A/B & RSV, and CMV (Cytomegalovirus) qualitative and quantitative PCR testing at the Virology Department at the West Haven VA Lab. These kits are sold by Focus Diagnostics and have been used in the Virology Lab for some time to provide this testing to the VISN 1 Labs as a Reference Lab. 3. Description of Supplies/Services Required to Meet the Agency's Needs: HSV 1 Primer Pair (PN# MOL9003) HSV 2 Primer Pair (PN# MOL9004) VZV Primer Pair (PN# MOL9024) CMV Primer Pair (PN# MOL9002) HSV-1 Gen II Primer Pair (PN# 9037) Simplexa Extraction & Amplification Ctrl (PN# MOL9000) Simplexa Flu A/B & RSV Positive Control Pack (PN#MOL2660) Simplexa HSV 1&2 Positive Positive Control Pack (PN#MOL2160) Simplexa CMV Molecular Control (PN# MOL8002) 2.5x Universal Master Mix (MOL9010) Universal Disc case of 100 (PN# MOL1400) Universal Disc Sealers 250 (PN# MOL1500) Simplexa HSV 1&2 Direct Kit w/MOL1455 (PN#MOL2150) Simplexa Flu A/B & RSV Direct Kit w/ mol1455 (PN#MOL2650) The Virology Lab service at the West Haven Campus of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System may order products via Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), telephone, facsimile or other written communication, identifying the products by number, quantity, purchase price, address for delivery, and referencing the PO# and any special instructions. Volumes are estimated quantity derived from the previous FY15 usage, but the government does not guarantee volumes as listed; they are estimates ONLY. Period of Performance: February 1, 2016 to January 30, 2017. 4. Statutory Authority Permitting Other than Full and Open Competition: 41 USC §253(g), as implemented by FAR 6.302. The specific paragraph must be cited. Most likely, only the -1 or -2 authorities will be cited. Please be aware that failure to adequately plan for future requirements does not constitute appropriate use of the unusual and compelling urgency statutory authority. X (1) Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency Requirements per FAR 6.302-1; ( ) (2) Unusual and Compelling Urgency per FAR 6.302-2; ( ) (3) Industrial Mobilization, Engineering, Developmental or Research Capability or Expert Services per FAR 6.302-3; ( ) (4) International Agreement per FAR 6.302-4 ( ) (5) Authorized or Required by Statute FAR 6.302-5; ( ) (6) National Security per FAR 6.302-6; ( ) (7) Public Interest per FAR 6.302-7; 5. Demonstration that the Contractor's Unique Qualifications or Nature of the Acquisition Requires the Use of the Authority Cited Above (applicability of authority): These test kits and supplies for qualitative and quantitative Viral PCR testing are specific to the Viruses being tested. These kits are specific for the genes that will identify the virus and help to confirm (qualitate) its presence as well as quantitate using PCR technology. These manufactured tests are built in response to diagnostic testing trends identified and evaluated by Focus Diagnostics. This testing is already in use in the Virology Lab (Reference Lab for VISN 1 Labs) at VACT and these kits are required in order to provide a continuum of service for VISN 1 Veterans. This testing has already been validated and implemented so no further cost would be incurred. This request is to ensure that the kits are available, provide ease of ordering, and fair pricing for the Virology Lab so that this service continues without interruption. 6. Description of Efforts Made to ensure that offers are solicited from as many potential sources as deemed practicable: A search on GSA Advantage was done and these products are not available under Federal Supply Schedule contract. Focus Diagnostics was contacted; they are the sole distributor for these kits and supplies. Testing has already been validated and utilized at the VACT Virology Lab providing prompt results to the VISN 1 clinicians. A Sources Sought Advertisement VA241-16-Q-0040 was posted on FBO on 10/27/2015 and it closed on 11/02/2015. There was no response to the advertisement requesting information. 7. Determination by the Contracting Officer that the Anticipated Cost to the Government will be Fair and Reasonable: In review of the IGCE, and the NAC Market Research, I see that pricing is comparable for similar items. The pricing on the IGCE is a bit higher, but not more than 10% in most cases. The Only Item that I did not see a comparable price on was the CMV Primer Pair, which shows a price of $2800.00, which seems to be higher in price, however, they are using the term "Pair" which the other companies are not. If pricing is doubled, then pricing is on track with comparable items. I sent the NAC items to the customer who said that none of them will work within the scope of the need for the equipment that is currently being used. It must be Focus Diagnostics supplies. No other supplies will work. 8. Description of the Market Research Conducted and the Results, or a Statement of the Reasons Market Research Was Not Conducted: Technical Market Research was used before the VACT Virology department adopted these test procedures for Herpes Virus, Cytomegalovirus and Varicella Zoster Virus. VA CT anticipates expanding their test menu. Several validation studies were required before this testing could be employed and duplication of this process would incur a large expense by the government as well as tech time, etc. to adopt any other method. The clinicians throughout VISN 1 have been relying on this method for their antiviral therapy and prognosis and it has proven to be reliable and provide quick results. 9. Any Other Facts Supporting the Use of Other than Full and Open Competition: This testing is already taking place in the VACT Virology department for the VISN 1 Labs. No other equipment would be required to continue with this same methodology. The results are reliable and accurate and the clinicians are satisfied with this method. 10. Listing of Sources that Expressed, in Writing, an Interest in the Acquisition: See Section 6 above. 11. A Statement of the Actions, if any, the Agency May Take to Remove or Overcome any Barriers to Competition before Making subsequent acquisitions for the supplies or services required: A review of the technology and methodology will be performed prior to the end of this agreement to determine if any other system or method would be more beneficial to the Government for their patients. Signed by: Mary Goulart - Technical Mary K. Bosch - Contracting Officer

J--COMPREHENSIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM TESTING AND MAINTENANCE FOR WHITE RIVER JUNCTION VAMC CAMPUS

Department of Veterans Affairs, Manchester VAMC | Published June 8, 2016  -  Deadline July 8, 2016
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Performance Work Statement Electrical Testing and Maintenance 1. Introduction: A. This Statement of Work (SOW) describes the requirements for the phase one, phase two, and phase three maintenance, inspection, testing, and/or calibration of the White River Junction VA Medical Center Electrical Power Distribution System and all of its components at the White River Junction VA Medical Center. These work items are referenced as "Maintenance and Testing" in this document, hereafter. B. This SOW describes the requirements for the Qualified Electrical Contract Professionals - known as "Contractors" in this document, hereafter. Contractors who are contracted by VA Medical Center to perform maintenance and testing of the Electrical Power Distribution System, and all of its components shall meet all requirements stated in Section 2 of this SOW. C. The White River Junction VAMC consists of approximately 23 significant buildings and 502,000 square feet. We receive service from the local electrical utility (Green Mountain Power) at 12,470 volts. We have a medium voltage underground distribution loop around the campus with radial feed and radial taps supplying mostly pad mounted transformers. Utilization voltage is three phase 480/277 and 208/120. We expect to divide the electrical testing and maintenance work into three phases. In general the work consists of clean, tighten, lubricate, inspect, test and calibrate, and Infra-Red (IR) test. Including low voltage power circuit breakers, primary switches, automatic transfer switches; transformers, panelboards including MCCB's and LVB's, medium voltage circuit breakers, protective relays, pad mounted medium voltage switches, and fault current indicators. Also inspection and IR of 16 medium voltage manholes. Work shall not include oil samples, testing of emergency generators engines and components. D. This SOW describes the requirements to complete phase one, phase two, and phase three of maintenance and testing and preparation of reports. 2. Qualifications of Contractors: A. Contractors shall be experienced Electrical Contractors, having properly trained and licensed permanent staff required to perform the proposed work. Electrical Contracting (i.e. the construction, repair, testing and maintenance of industrial and commercial electrical distribution systems) shall be the primary interest/specialty of the Contractor's business. B. Contractors shall be certified by the International Electrical Testing Association (NETA) or equivalent certifying organization acceptable to the VA as Certified Technicians with each employee having completed the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) approved 10-hour construction safety training. C. Contractors shall have technical training and demonstrable track records of working experience in maintenance, inspection, and testing of the Electrical Power Distribution Systems and related components in healthcare, industrial, educational, and commercial facilities for a minimum of five (5) continuous years. Electrical components on which the Contractors have experience shall include, but not be limited to, switchboards & switchgear (low and medium voltage); low voltage controls; emergency and standby generators; automatic transfer switches, wiring, transformers, meters, breakers and other electrical appurtenances. D. Contractors shall have safety trainings - either on-the-job or class-room type - in electrical safety outlined in the OSHA Standard 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910 Subpart S - Electrical, and the NFPA 70E - Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. Training certification shall be provided indicating each technician is a Qualified Person as defined by NFPA 70E. Training certifications shall be submitted to the VA Contracting Officer prior to work. If no training certifications are available, the contractor' Employer shall certify that he/she has met this requirement in writing, and submit it to the VA Contracting Officer for review and approval prior to work. E. Contractors shall have ready access to the latest versions of the following references and work shall be completed in accord with the latest version of these documents: 1) NFPA 70, National Electrical Code. 2) NFPA 70B, Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance. 3) NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety for the Workplace. 4) NFPA 110, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power System. 5) OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910, Subparts I & S. 6) International Electrical Testing Association, Inc. (NETA) - Maintenance and Testing Specifications. 7) Operating/Maintenance manuals, and specifications of the electrical equipment to be maintained and tested. These documents may be obtained from the VHA Medical Center, or the equipment manufacturers. 8) VHA Directive 1028, Electrical Power Distribution System F. Contractors shall have and provide all necessary tools, equipment, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to perform the work safely, effectively, and timely. Tools, equipment, and PPE shall comply with the requirements of OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910, Subpart I, and NFPA 70E. Prior to initiating work, Contractor shall provide documentation that all instruments, test equipment, tools and PPE have current calibration. Dated calibration labels shall be visible on all instruments, test equipment, tools and PPE as appropriate. 3. Duration of work The project shall be completed no later than 180 days following the Notice to Proceed. 4. Summary of Work: A. The Contractor shall provide a proposed schedule with their bid proposal. The schedule shall be in the form of a progress chart of suitable scale to indicate the work scheduled for completion by any given date during the work period. The proposed schedule shall be reviewed by the VAMC Facilities Management Service; any requirements for adjusting the schedule (e.g. to minimize disruption to the VAMC) shall be incorporated by the Contractor. Contractor shall understand that the majority of work will be done de-energized in accord with VA regulations. Any "hot" work shall be approved in advance by the VA including written approval by the medical center Director. Such request shall be put forth to the Medical Center Director, as appropriate, to complete the intended scope of work. Work shall be scheduled to minimize the impact on the daily operations of a full service medical center. This means a substantial amount of work shall be scheduled during other than normal working hours, including scheduling during nights and weekends. Costs for all such work shall not result in extra charges to the VAMC. B. Work in Base Year consists of Phase One, Two, and Three (each Phase detailed below) over the course of the Base Year. C. Contractors shall report deficiencies that are deemed critical or catastrophic immediately to the Contracting Officer and the Contracting Officers Representative (COR) and the WRJ Chief of Facilities Management Service for immediate actions. D. Work items, definitions, references and procedures shall comply with the latest edition of the NETA - Maintenance Testing Specifications (MTS) and with the VHA Directive 1028, Electrical Power Distribution System. Below is a list of electrical equipment that shall be maintained and tested, as applicable for the phase of work proposed: 1. Switchgear and Switchboard Assemblies 2. Transformers, Dry Type, Air-Cooled, Low-voltage, Small 3. Transformers, Dry Type, Air-Cooled, Low-voltage, Large 4. Transformers, Liquid-Filled 5. Metal-Enclosed Busways 6. Switches, Air, Low-Voltage 7. Switches, Air, Medium-Voltage, Metal-Enclosed 8. Switches, Oil, Medium-Voltage 9. Switches, Vacuum, Medium-Voltage 10. Switches, SF6, Medium-Voltage 11. Circuit Breakers, Air, Insulated-Case/ Molded-Case 12. Circuit Breakers, Air, Low-Voltage Power 13. Circuit Breakers, Air, Medium-Voltage 14. Circuit Breakers, Oil, Medium and High-Voltage 15. Circuit Breakers, Vacuum, Medium-Voltage 16. Circuit Breakers, SF6 17. Protective Relays, Mechanical, and Solid State 18. Protective Relays, Microprocessor Based 19. Grounding Systems 20. Ground-fault Protection Systems 21. Motor Control, Motor Starters, Low-Voltage 22. Motor Control, Motor Starter, Medium-Voltage 23. Emergency Systems, Engine Generator switchgear 24. Emergency Systems, Automatic Transfer Switches 25. Medium voltage electrical manholes 26. Underground fault indicating devices Proposed Phasing E. Description of work for Phase One Phase One shall consist of testing all medium voltage (12.5kv and 4.16kv) equipment, including all switchgear and all pad mounted transformers to include the secondary terminals. Contractor will be expected to adjust transformer taps, if so requested by the VA representative. Include the 2000 kW standby generator associated switchgear and controls in Bldg 32. Includes testing 4.16kv system serving B 4, 6, 7, T58, T59, T60. Include testing of each of the existing Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc (SEL) Underground Fault Indicators (approximately 42), located in the switchgear of our 12.5kv system. Includes approximately 13 manholes (assume three will require water removal), 14 transformers, 7 pad mount switches, one double ended substation in Bldg 31, and Shallbetter switchgear Bldg 55. Includes isolation of Bldg 55 by Green Mountain Power Corporation. Includes a complete report on Phase One testing. F. Description of work for Phase Two Phase Two shall consist of the work described above, for equipment in the following buildings: 31, 32, 32A, 32B, 1, 1A, 40, 2, 44, 45. Includes all electrical equipment and EES components (including generator switchgear) associated with the named buildings. Includes a complete report on Phase Two testing. G. Description of work for Phase Three Phase Three shall consist of the remaining campus equipment not covered by phase one or phase two, to include equipment in the following buildings: 28, 65, 66, 67, 8, 8A, 88, T44, T58, T59, T60, T61, T62, T63, T18, 39, 4, 6, 7, 10, 5. Includes all electrical equipment and EES components (including generator switchgear) associated with the named buildings. Includes a complete report on Phase Three testing. H. Information Available. 1. Available upon request: One-line and other informational drawings of the Electrical Power Distribution System. These drawings are not certified as-built drawings. Drawings PSE-3870 through PSE-3882 document the entire electrical system as of 2/2/2004 as documented by Cutler Hammer. Drawings from project 405-11-105 Electrical Deficiencies Phase 2 consist of as built drawings from a comprehensive project completed in 2013. Other project drawings specific to individual buildings are also available upon request. These drawings may be available electronically or in hard copy 2. Available upon request: We have several Electrical Power System studies with information relevant to the scope of this effort, such as coordination study data, short-circuit analysis, arc-flash hazard analysis and available protective device setting information. 3. Available upon request: Previous campus electrical testing and maintenance report completed by Alset Power Grid, dated September 10, 2010. 4. Available upon request: Specification on the SEL Underground Fault Indicators installed. Also e-mail (5/11/15) from SEL regarding test equipment and procedure recommended for testing the indicators. I. Infra-Red Scanning/Thermographic Survey shall be performed on electrical equipment. 1. Use an infra-red scanning camera to detect hot spots in the Electrical Power Distribution System. Objective of this work is to detect any loose, broken, or corroded connections in the system. Problem connections shall be replaced with new connectors, and/or tightened with torque wrench to meet the equipment manufacturers' specifications. 2. Note that since this work item must be done while the Electrical Power Distribution System is energized, appropriate safety precautions must be taken before, during and after scanning the system. Prior written authorization will be required from the Medical Center Director. J. System Function Tests. Provide function tests for all equipment listed in this Scope of Work. K. Other The contract shall include all components of the Essential Electrical System (EES) for the areas covered in the current phase. Work shall include racking in and out of all breakers as well as all switching, grounding and lifting and re-connecting all Medium Voltage switches or connections. The Contractor shall include in their bid proposal all costs associated with the services of the local utility company, if any. The Contractor shall assist the VAMC staff with troubleshooting and correcting malfunctioning electrical equipment discovered during the testing. Contractor shall make any required adjustments and/or re-calibrations to all equipment which has been otherwise maintained, inspected, and tested under this Scope of Work. Contractor shall test ground resistance for the facility grounding system for the areas covered in the current phase. Contractor shall be responsible for pumping out water from manholes as required to complete the maintenance and testing. 4. Summary Report of Work: A. A complete written report of the work performed shall be provided to the VA within 30 days of completion of onsite work. Information shown in the report shall be as following: 1) Company's name, addresses, telephone, & FAX numbers. 2) Name and signature of contractors who perform the maintenance and testing. 3) VA Work Contract Number, name and number of VA Contracting Officer. 4) Date and Time of work. 5) Copies of contractors' valid licenses, professional and training certificates. 6) Descriptions and model number of specialized tools and equipment used, such as torque wrench or infra-red scanning camera. 7) Location, Type, Name, and nameplate information of electrical equipment maintained and tested. 8) Descriptions of work items. 9) Test data. 10) Reference materials such as equipment manufacturer's specifications, coordination study, etc. 11) Remarks on conditions of electrical equipment. List all deficiencies, if any. 12) Summary report with recommended corrective actions, if any. B. Submit one electronic copy of the complete written report to VA Contracting Officer within 30 calendar days of completion. C. Submit two (2) hard copies of the complete written report, and one (1) CD-ROM or DVD of the electronic version of the report in Microsoft Word format to the Chief of Facilities Management Service within 30 calendar days of completion. All reference materials shall be included in the electronic version of the report, either through scanning or other means of electronic text import methods. 5. Requirements A. Prior to the start of any work, contractor shall provide their written work plan for the project phase including: 1) Concept and scheduling work including plan for limiting disruption to the medical center. 2) Description of their approach to complete the project and meet all requirements. B. All the work shall be performed to industry standard, or better, by qualified personnel and in conformance with VA standards and Vermont requirements. C. Personnel shall be fully licensed or certified for the trades being performed where these trades are licensed by Vermont or by the governing association for that trade or specialty. Submit documentation on licenses or certifications on request. D. Safety and Health: a. All project personnel working on site are required to have safety training appropriate to their work. A minimum of the ten hour (10 hour) OSHA class is required for all construction personnel working on site. b. The Contractor is required to have a Competent Person, as defined by OSHA, on site at all times while any work is in progress. c. Contractor and all Subcontractors shall comply with all VA safety and health Policies, including but not limited to: i. Personal Protective Equipment ii. Fire Safety and Hot Work permits iii. Lock Out/Tag Out iv. Confined Space Entry v. Fall Protection vi. Electrical Safety vii. Trenching and excavation safety, OSHA 1926 viii. Hazardous Materials/Workers Right to Know Act ix. Penetration Permits, assuming FRR separation may be in place prior to this work x. Security - including badges, keys, and parking. d. Documentation of compliance, including Daily Reports, will be required. e. Submit training and other advance documentation before start of work and prepare other reports daily for each day that on site work is underway. E. Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel (October 2006) a. The Contractor shall comply with agency personal identity verification (PIV) b. This PIV process typically requires all workers to complete forms in advance of entering the VA Medical Center, to present two official forms of identification, to submit finger prints and background checks, etc depending on the nature of the project and the length of construction. The approval process typically requires four weeks following fingerprinting before access can be approved. F. Waste Disposal/Recycling: a. All metal suitable for recycling shall be placed in the metal trailer by the loading dock of Building 31. b. Hazardous waste resulting from the demolition, if any, shall be delivered to VA Building 46 under the supervision of the GEMS coordinator. c. Other Hazardous waste, if any, shall be correctly disposed of by the Contractor at no additional cost to the VA (provide a copy of the manifest, and other documentation to COTR). d. Other waste including rubbish and C&D - The Contractor, at no cost to the VA, shall properly dispose of (construction and demolition) debris off site. e. Store, label waste and containers and dispose of waste in full compliance with EPA, NFPA and VT AEC requirements. G. An SDS shall be maintained at the work site for all chemicals and hazardous materials brought onto the VA property. Employees using such materials shall use required PPE and shall be familiar with the hazards, disposal, storage and emergency response including spill and fire procedures, etc. Contractor is responsible for compliance with EPA and VT requirements related to use, storage, disposal and emergency response including spill and fire procedures, etc. for all hazardous materials utilized in this project. H. Work is to be done during working hours, including nights and weekends in accord with the approved schedule. Unscheduled variances to the schedule may be allowed with advance written request, subject to availability of VA staff to support operations. I. Contractor is responsible for providing and installing all required system components, fastening, miscellaneous hardware and construction materials, including any building materials required for patching/painting/touch up/restoration. J. Where applicable, in advance of construction, submit shop drawings, catalog cuts, manufacturer's literature, installation instructions, wiring and piping diagrams, control prints, recommended spare parts lists and O&M manuals for new equipment and materials to be incorporated into the work for approval. At the completion of the work and before acceptance, Contractor is to submit copies of the above plus any as-built changes, as applicable, in a three ring binder. K. Cleanup & protection: a. Work sites to be protected during construction to minimize damage to VA property, furnishings, etc. b. Work sites to be regularly cleaned and kept free of waste and hazards c. At completion of work, and prior to acceptance, the interior and exterior of equipment, panels, etc. and the work site shall be thoroughly cleaned of all construction scraps, dirt, dust, etc. L. Restoration - Cleanup & protection: a. Any damage to finished surfaces shall be replaced or repaired to a condition equal, or better than current conditions. 6. Warranty: a. Work is to be guaranteed for 100% of all labor and materials for a period of one (1) year from the date of completion or acceptance, whichever is later. Contractor shall promptly repair or replace any portion of the work or equipment which fails within this time period, except in the case of VA abuse, VA failure to follow minimum operations and maintenance requirements that have been specifically outlined by the contractor and conveyed in the documentation at acceptance, or by acts of God. b. If manufacturer's warranty exceeds one year then contractor shall extend guarantee for the same period for only that equipment or materials. 7. Additional information: A. Summary of Project Terms 1) Clean All the contaminants that are not compatible with electricity must be eliminated. These contaminants include dust, dirt, moisture, water, rust or anything else that could reduce the efficiency of the electrical system. 2) Tighten Loose electrical connections are heat sources that reduce the efficiency of the electric system and ultimately result in the destruction of a portion or portions of the system. An energized alternating-current system is subject to constant vibration, and therefore, connections frequently become loose. 3) Lubricate Direct-Acting, circuit breakers, relay-actuated power circuit breakers and switches contain many pivoting or sliding mechanical parts. These parts require lubrication and exercising so that they do not become inoperable because of nonuse. 4) Inspected The ratings and settings of electrical devices are checked to assure that they are in accordance with good design and load changes. 5) Test & Calibrated The system or protective devices are subjected to abnormal electrical conditions; the operation of the system or devices is compared to the manufacturer's specifications and plant design requirements. B. Summary Description Of Equipment Tested And Inspected A partial list of the equipment to be tested, inspected and serviced is listed below: 1). Low Voltage Power Air Circuit Breakers a. Visual and mechanical inspection. b. Check case for cracks and other defects c. Lubricate and clean the breaker. d. Perform ductor and insulation tests. e. Perform trip time tests on breaker time current devices. f. Exercise and operate the breaker to ensure proper operation. g. Infrared bus connections 2). Primary Switches a. Inspect for physical, electrical and mechanical condition b. Clean switches and check for tightness c. Perform insulation resistance testing d. Lubricate and clean the switch e. Perform contact resistance f. Infrared bus connections 3). Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS) h. Visual and mechanical inspection of connections i. Check case for cracks and other defects j. Lubricate and clean, where accessible k. Inspect and test contacts where accessible l. Perform transfer time tests to Emergency m. Perform transfer time tests to Normal n. Perform engine cool down o. Exercise and operate the ATS to ensure proper operation p. Infrared bus and cable connections 4). Liquid Filled Transformers a. Visual and mechanical inspection/ inspect for leaks. b. Check tightness of accessible electrical connections. c. Draw an oil sample and perform Oil ASTM Tests and Dissolved Gas Analysis. d. Perform Moisture in Oil analysis. e. Perform Power Factor in Oil Analysis. f. Inspect all grounds g. Clean the transformer where accessible. h. Check for proper voltage and measure loads. i. Infrared bus connections where accessible 5). Switchboards/Panelboards a. Inspect for physical, mechanical, and electrical condition c. Clean switchgear and check for tightness where applicable d. Perform insulation resistance testing on primary entrance switchgear e. Ground fault systems tested f. Infrared bus connections where accessible 6). Medium Voltage Circuit Breakers a. Clean and lubricate b. Verify primary and secondary contact wipe c. Check cell fit and element alignment d. Check proper operation of cubicle shutters e. Measure contact resistance f. Perform insulation resistance g. Operate the breaker electrically and mechanically h. Visual and mechanical inspection 7). Protective Relays a. Inspect relays for mechanical or moisture damage b. Perform all settings in accordance with set points c. Check alignment, connections, and tap plugs d. Perform pickup on each operating element e. Perform timing test at 2 points on the time dial curve f. Compare settings to coordination study when available 8. Scope of work for Option Year 1 A. Same as section 4.D above "Description of Work for Phase One". All other general provisions will apply. B. Duration of work The Option Year One, Phase One work shall be completed no later than 120 days following the Notice to Proceed. It is anticipated the Option Year One, Phase One work will be awarded approximately 12 months after the completion of Phase Three above. 9. Scope of work for Option Year 2 A. Same as section 4.E above "Description of Work for Phase Two". All other general provisions will apply. B. Duration of work The Option Year Two, Phase Two work shall be completed no later than 120 days following the Notice to Proceed. It is anticipated the Option Year Two, Phase Two work will be awarded approximately 12 months after the completion of Option Year One, Phase One, above. 10. Scope of work for Option Year 3 A. Same as section 4.F above "Description of Work for Phase Three". All other general provisions will apply. B. Duration of work The Option Year Three, Phase Three work shall be completed no later than 120 days following the Notice to Proceed. It is anticipated the Option Year Three, Phase Three work will be awarded approximately 12 months after the completion of Option Year Two, Phase Two, above. 11. Scope of work for Option Year 4 C. Same as section 4.D above "Description of Work for Phase One". All other general provisions will apply. D. Duration of work The Option Year Four, Phase One work shall be completed no later than 120 days following the Notice to Proceed. It is anticipated the Option Year Four, Phase One work will be awarded approximately 12 months after the completion of Phase Three above. Evaluation Criteria EVALUATION FACTOR A: Proposed Team The Government will evaluate the total team: prime contractor and if applicable, all subcontractors being proposed under the offer submitted. The offeror shall identify the total team proposed to perform work under any contract awarded from this solicitation and provide the information required below. Proposals that do not offer a complete team or which propose subcontractor team contingencies such as "to be determined" or "potential" among others, will be determined technically unacceptable. After award, no changes to the team offered may be made without the written approval of the Contracting Officer in advance of any such change. In its technical proposal, the Offeror shall identify itself as the Prime Contractor and describe its organization. Directly identify the proposed Project Manager, the On-The-Job Superintendent, and the individual(s) assigned as Safety Officer, Quality Assurance/Control Officer. Provide detailed information describing the solicitation project-relevant experience and solicitation project-relevant personal qualifications of each of the above identified personnel. In addition to the above, provide biographical data on each individual to include the name of the individual, company position, years with the company, prior work, educational background, tasks to be assigned to that individual on the solicitation project, percentage of work-week to be committed to the solicitation project, and level of authority assigned to that individual to act on behalf of the Offeror. Note: FAR 52.236-6 requires on-site superintendence at all times during performance of the contract. The Offeror shall identify all subcontractors, if any, to be used in performance of work under any contract awarded from this solicitation. For each subcontractor to be utilized the Offeror shall detail the subcontractor's work experience and qualifications applicable to performing work under any contract awarded from this solicitation. In addition, the Offeror shall identify key subcontractor personnel who will be involved in the project tasks. Provide biographical data on each key individual to include the name of individual, company position, years with the company, prior work, educational background, experience applicable to the solicitation project, and tasks to be assigned to that individual on the solicitation project. EVALUATION FACTOR B: Construction Management The numeric elements listed under each sub-factor are in no particular priority order and responses to each element will be treated as part of the whole. Sub-factor B.1. Organization In this section, the Offeror shall: - demonstrate relevant experience of their organization that demonstrates knowledge of the requirement and the ability to meet and/or exceed the contract specifications and schedules. - identify any other business name or relationship used in the last three to five years to perform similar work. - describe the functions to be performed by the prime contractor's employees to satisfy any self-performance requirements. A summary cost breakout by performance line item, validating the above if applicable, is required. - demonstrate financial stability in terms of resources, assets, and cash flow with regard to the ability to make timely payments to employees, Subcontractors and material suppliers. - describe in detail the types of communication methods that will be used to ensure that there is no lost time contacting and communicating between VA, the Superintendent and the Offeror as well as its ability to be contacted by VA 24/7. - provide examples of recent past experiences in construction where unforeseen conditions/events occurred and provide details of the Offeror's response to the situation. Sub-factor B.2 Quality Control & Risk Assessment In this section the Offeror shall: - provide a written performance plan demonstrating the ability to complete the project and all requirements within the contract terms and conditions. - demonstrate techniques for maintaining quality control for workmanship, material, and work progress. - describe management procedures that ensure all contractual requirements will be completed on time and all written documents and records (e.g., payrolls, daily logs, submittals, insurance certificates, payments, change orders, supplemental agreements, correspondence, etc.) are easily accessible. - demonstrate techniques for work coordination with subcontractors, if applicable: what is in place to monitor performance of subcontractors and guarantee performance; how contract requirements flow down to the lowest level of Subcontractor. - provide a written risk assessment of this project to include an affirmation of understanding of the site conditions and a general description of plans to deal with varying elements and factors affecting the work (e.g., weather, local obstacles, public access and other conditions, and length of contract performance). The risk assessment shall include summary of contingencies anticipated and plans designed to address them. EVALUATION FACTOR C: Past Experience The Offeror shall demonstrate prior prime contractor experience listing only projects awarded within the last three years similar in size, scope and complexity to the solicitation project. Include the following information for each project listed: - Name, Address, Telephone Number, and Fax Number of a customer point of contact (POC) who would have the most detailed information about the Offeror's performance. - Project location, award date, original completion date, actual completion date, original contract award amount, final contract amount. Include names, addresses and phone numbers of subcontractors used. The Offeror shall demonstrate prior corporate experience listing all projects awarded within the last two years for hospital work. Include the following information for each project listed: - Name, Address, Telephone Number, and Fax Number of a customer point of contact (POC) who would have the most detailed information about the Offeror's performance. - Project location, award date, original completion date, actual completion date, original contract award amount, final contract amount. Include names, addresses and phone numbers of subcontractors used. EVALUATION FACTOR D: Past Performance Past performance is one indicator of an offeror's ability to perform the contract successfully. Each Offeror shall provide the attached Past Performance Evaluation Form to at least three of the principals listed in the above referenced projects and request that the form be completed and returned to the Contracting Officer (scan and email) no later than the date and time established for receipt of proposals. The Government reserves the right to solicit completion of this form to any other source identified as having a relationship with the Offeror. Offerors with no relevant history of past performance will not be evaluated favorably or unfavorably on Past Performance. Offeror's may provide information on problems encountered on contracts identified under the Past Experience evaluation factor, describing corrective actions taken. The Government will consider this information as well as information obtained from any other sources, when evaluating the Offeror's past performance. EVALUATION FACTOR E: Construction Schedule The Offeror shall submit a draft Progress Schedule (see VAAR 852.236-84(a)) detailing its schedule plan showing the schedule and sequencing of all major components required to be accomplished to meet the solicitation performance and performance period requirements. The draft shall be prepared as if award of all items is made thirty days after the closing date for submission of proposals under this solicitation. WEIGHTING The contract will be awarded based on BEST VALUE to the Government. All factors plus Price will be considered with each factor receiving equal weight.
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