R--Document Shredding Services for VA Medical Center Grand Junction, CO
Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Rocky Mountain Consolidated Contracting Center | Published April 15, 2016 - Deadline April 22, 2016
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation VA259-15-Q-0292 is issued as a request for proposal (RFP). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition circular (FAC) 2005-87, effective March 07, 2016. No telephone request will be accepted. Only written requests received directly from the offeror are acceptable. The associated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 561990 - Other Support Services, with a small business size standard of $11.0 Million. IF OFFEROR IS A GSA SCHEDULE HOLDER, ALL INFORMATION REQUESTED IN THIS NOTICE MUST BE PROVIDED, NOT JUST THE OFFERORS'S SCHEDULE NUMBERS. This solicitation is a small business set-aside.
DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ITEMS TO BE REQUIERED:
SCOPE OF WORK: Contractor shall provide all labor and materials to collect, secure and provide final on-site destruction services to destroy all sensitive and non-sensitive documents for the Grand Junction, CO Veteran Affairs Medical Center, 2121 North Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501-6428, the Community Based Clinic in Montrose, CO. 154 Colorado Avenue, Montrose, CO. 81401, the Community Based Clinic in Moab, UT., 702 South Main Street, Moab, UT 84532.
At each facility contractor shall provide lockable Consoles, Blue bags and, Document Destruction Certificates after completion of document destruction. At the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Grand Junction, CO provide 54 consoles located in 7 separate buildings on campus, sufficient blue bags and document destruction with a destruction certificate twice per month. At the Community Based Clinic in Montrose, CO. provide 2 consoles, blue bags and document destruction services with a destruction certificate once per month. At the Community Based Clinic in Moab, UT., provide 2 consoles, blue bags and document destruction services with a destruction certificate once per month.
In accordance with VA Handbook 6500.6, Contract Security, Certification and Accreditation requirements do not apply. Document Destruction Services shall comply with regulations issued by the Archivist of the United States which govern the methods of destroying records, (36 C.F.R. 1228.58, Destruction of Temporary Records) and VA Directive 6371, Destruction of Temporary Paper Records dated April 8, 2014. The Destruction Standard is contained in 36 C.F.R. 1228.58 which states: paper records that contain sensitive information may not be sold as wastepaper but must be wet pulped, macerated, chopped, shredded or otherwise definitively destroyed so that the information contained in the records is not readable or reconstructable. The destruction of the information must be witnessed either by a Federal employee or, if authorized by the organization that created the records, by a contractor employee. This witnessing may be completed by the contractor as long as a documented certification of destruction is provided to the VA that certifies complete and final destruction of the records.
The contractor shall be a National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) certified, bonded and insured contractor with established measures to provide sufficient reasonable safeguards to protect the records until final destruction has been completed. NOTE: NAID Contractor must be certified at the time of award.
A.2 - Contractor Responsibilities:
-1 Contractor shall collect materials to be destroyed from locked consoles where they are placed within the Veterans Affairs facilities listed. Consoles will be locked prior to collection and locked when the console bag is removed and replaced.
-2 Contractor shall provide final destruction services to destroy all sensitive and non-sensitive paper materials that the facilities possess on a regularly scheduled basis as provided above.
-3 Contractor shall provide final destruction services to destroy all shredded materials on site at the locations of the Veterans Affairs facilities listed above.
-4 Contractor shall provide final destruction to destroy all sensitive materials by means of a cross cut shredder.
-5 Contractor shall recycle all destroyed materials by pulping, bleaching and recycle to alternative paper products.
-6 Contractor shall provide all facilities with a certificate of destruction after document destruction and prior to departing the Veterans Affairs facility.
-7 Contractor shall have full responsibility for destruction activities while on site and will inspect all destruction of sensitive material to ensure that they have been rendered unreadable. Designated VA Staff at their discretion will collect random samplings of shredded material to ensure compliance.
-8 All paper documents will be comingled with sensitive information generated by the facility prior to shredding. As the documents are shredded, the shredded sensitive material is comingled with documents previously shredded by the vendor.
-9 Contractor shall ensure sufficient reasonable safeguards are in place to protect the records until final destruction has been completed.
-10 Contractor shall own and provide all containers which must have a locking mechanism to prevent document access and retrieval when locked.
-11 Contractor shall provide Contracting Officer with current NAID certification and will provide updated NAID certifications as they become available.
A.3 Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP)
Indicator Standard Acceptable Quality
Level Method of Surveillance
Console emptied the appropriate frequency is twice per month. Consoles are emptied twice per month 98% Visual Surveillance by VA personnel
Contents are rendered unreadable by shredding on station Contents are to be completely destroyed so as to be unreadable 98% Visual Surveillance by VA personnel
Certificate Of Destruction provided to VA facility after destruction is complete Completed Certificate of Destruction required to be provided to VA facility 98% Visual Surveillance by VA personnel
Consoles to be emptied and new blue bags installed in each console by Shred-it personnel. Containers are completely emptied and new blue bags installed. 98% Visual Surveillance by VA personnel
Area where shredding takes place is to be kept clean and no paper is allowed to escape in to the environment. Area is free of refuse and oil/fluids. No unshredded documents are mishandled. 98% Visual Surveillance by VA personnel
25 spare blue bags are to be kept on station at the Grand Junction VA Medical Center for use by the station. 2 spare bags at the Clinics. Extra blue bags are required to allow station to empty consoles if required between scheduled service calls. 98% Visual Surveillance by VA personnel
Trucks free of leaks No oil/liquid stains on VA facility grounds. 98% Visual Surveillance by VA personnel
Final destruction. This is the process through which temporary paper records are pulped, macerated, or shredded to a degree that definitively ensures that they are not readable or reconstructable to any degree.
Personally-Identifiable Information, (PII). PII is any information about an individual including, but not limited to, education, financial transactions, medical history and criminal or employment history, and information which can be used to distinguish or trace an individual's identity, such as name, social security number, date and place of birth, mother's maiden name, biometric records, including any other personal information which is linked or linkable to an individual.
Readable. Printed data is readable when strategies can be used to assist with decoding (the translation of letters and or symbols into sounds or visual representations of speech) data and arriving at comprehension through the use of morpheme, semantics, syntax and contextual clues to integrate the information they have read into their existing framework of knowledge in order to arrive at a meaning.
Reconstructable. Printed data is reconstructable when methods can be employed to reassemble the various portions of material in such a fashion that data can be decoded and meaning can be derived from the data found on the media.
Temporary Records. As defined in 36 C.F.R. 1220.14, temporary records are those records that have been determined by the Archivist of the United States to have insufficient value to warrant preservation by NARA. Temporary paper records are eligible for destruction by burning, pulping or shredding. Examples of temporary records would be copies of hardcopy documents for research or development projects.
VA Sensitive Information. VA sensitive information is all Department data, on any storage media or in any form or format, which requires protection due to the risk of harm that could result from inadvertent or deliberate disclosure, alteration or destruction of the information. The term includes information whose improper use or disclosure could adversely affect the ability of an agency to accomplish its mission; proprietary information; records about individuals requiring protection under various confidentiality provisions such as the Privacy Act and the HIPPA Privacy Rule; and information that can be withheld under the Freedom of Information Act. Examples of VA sensitive information include the following: individually identifiable medical, benefits and personal information; financial; budgetary; identifiable research; quality assurance; confidential commercial; critical infrastructure; investigation and law enforcement information; information that is confidential and privileged in litigation such as that which is protected by the deliberative process privilege, attorney work-product privilege, or the attorney client privilege; and other information which, if released, could result in violation of law or harm or unfairness to any individual or group, or could adversely affect the national interest or the conduct of federal programs.
CLIN Description of Services Unit Quantity Unit Cost Total Cost
0001 Provide document destruction services for the Grand Junction Health Care System and the Community Outpatient Clinics located in Montrose, Co., and Moab, UT., In accordance with the Statement of Work. Base Year: May 15, 2016 through April 30, 2017 Year 1 $ $
1001 Provide document destruction services for the Grand Junction Health Care System and the Community Outpatient Clinics located in Montrose, Co., and Moab, UT., In accordance with the Statement of Work. Option Year 1: May 01, 2017 through April 30, 2018 Year 1 $ $
2001 Provide document destruction services for the Grand Junction Health Care System and the Community Outpatient Clinics located in Montrose, Co., and Moab, UT., In accordance with the Statement of Work. Option Year 2: May 01, 2018 through April 30, 2019 Year 1 $ $
3001 Provide document destruction services for the Grand Junction Health Care System and the Community Outpatient Clinics located in Montrose, Co., and Moab, UT., In accordance with the Statement of Work. Option Year 3: May 01, 2019 through April 30, 2020 Year 1 $ $
4001 Provide document destruction services for the Grand Junction Health Care System and the Community Outpatient Clinics located in Montrose, Co., and Moab, UT., In accordance with the Statement of Work. Option Year 4: May 01, 2020 through April 30, 2021 Year 1 $ $
TOTAL COST FOR BASE YEAR AND FOUR OPTION YEARS $ $
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR WAGE DETERMINATIONS: WD 15-5423 (Rev.-2) revision dated 12/29/2015.
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Proposals shall include the RFP number, the proposed unit price, the proposed extended price, any prompt payment discount terms, company name, the company point of contact, address, phone number, fax number, e-mail address, Tax Identification Number, DUNS number, and business size status.
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Offers are to be received at the Department of Veterans Affairs, NCO 19 Rocky Mountain Acquisition Center, 4100 East Mississippi Avenue, Suite 900, Glendale, CO 80246 Attn: Shelly Johnstone, Contract Specialist no later than 4:30 P.M. mountain time on April 22, 2016. PROPOSALS SUBMITTED BY FASCIMILE (FAX MACHINE) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. You may contact Shelly Johnstone, via email at Shelly.Johnstone@va.gov or via telephone at 303-372-7041. Any questions regarding this solicitation must be submitted in writing to the contract specialist no later than 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday April 20, 2016.
The provision at FAR 52.212-1, INSTRUCTION TO OFFERORS -- COMMERCIAL ITEMS (OCT 2015), applies to this acquisition with the following addendum: FAR 52.216-1 Type of Contract (APR 1984): The government anticipates the awarding of a single firm-fixed price contract to fulfill this requirement; VAAR852.270-1 (JAN 2008).
The provision at FAR 52.212-2, EVALUATION -- COMMERCIAL ITEMS, applies to this acquisition.
(a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers:
EVALUATION FACTORS FOR AWARD: The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be the Offer deemed to be the most advantageous to the Government. Competing offeror's technical approach and past performance will be evaluated as significantly more important than price considerations, with past performance being more important than technical. The lowest price proposal may not necessarily be selected; likewise, the proposal receiving the highest technical rating may not necessarily be selected. Offerors who propose to perform the work for an unrealistically low price will not be considered for award. Where applicable, the techniques and procedures described under FAR 13.106-2 will be the primary means of assessing proposal reasonableness. An offeror's proposal shall represent the offeror's best efforts to respond to the solicitation. By submission of its quote, the offeror accedes to all solicitation requirements, including terms and conditions, representations and certifications, and technical requirements. Failure to meet a requirement may result in an offer being determined technically unacceptable. Offeror's must clearly identify any exception to the solicitation terms and conditions and provide complete accompanying rationale. The evaluation process shall proceed as follows:
(a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers:
TECHNICAL FACTOR (Factor 1):
a. Perform document shredding service in accordance with the standards of VA Directive 6371 dated April 8, 2014.
b. Contractor shall be a national Association for Information Destruction (NAID) certified, bonded and insured contractor with established measures to provide sufficient reasonable safeguards to protect the records until final destruction has been completed.
c. Contractor shall have mobile destruction equipment for on-site destruction services.
Technical (Factor 1) will be evaluated as follows:
Outstanding Proposal meets requirements and indicates an exceptional approach and understanding of the requirements. Strengths far outweigh any weaknesses. Risk of unsuccessful performance is very low.
Good Proposal meets requirements and indicates a thorough approach and understanding of the requirements. Proposal contains strengths which outweigh any weaknesses. Risk of unsuccessful performance is low.
Acceptable Proposal meets requirements and indicates an adequate approach and understanding of the requirements. Strengths and weaknesses are offsetting or will have little or no impact on contract performance. Risk of unsuccessful performance is moderate.
Marginal Proposal does not clearly meet requirements and has not demonstrated an adequate approach and understanding of the requirements. The proposal has one or more weaknesses which are not offset by strengths. Risk of unsuccessful performance is high.
Unacceptable Proposal does not meet requirements and contains one or more deficiencies. Proposal is not awardable.
Definitions of Key Technical Merit Evaluation Terms:
Deficiency - A material failure of a proposal to meet a Government requirement or a combination of significant weaknesses in a proposal that increases the risk of unsuccessful contract performance to an unacceptable level.
Strength - Any aspect of a proposal that, when judged against a stated evaluation criterion enhances the merit of the proposal or increases the probability of successful performance of the contract.
Weakness - A flaw in a proposal that increases the risk of unsuccessful contract performance.
PAST PERFORMANCE (Factor 2):
1. Provided Past Performance information on three (no more than 5) recent and relevant contracts demonstrating the Offeror's capability of providing trained and qualified personnel for scheduled and unscheduled maintenance as stated in the SOW. More recent and relevant performance will have a greater impact on the performance confidence assessment than less recent and /or less relevant effort.
Past performance information will be evaluated in accordance with FAR 8.405-2(a)(4)(d). In assessing past performance the Government may employ several approaches including: (a) reviewing past performance data submitted (b) seeking additional present and past performance and (c) using data independently obtained from other Government and commercial sources (e.g., the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS), Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System, (CPARS)).
The Government will conduct a performance confidence assessment based on aspects of an offeror's past performance, focusing on and targeting performance that is recent (within the last 3 years), relevant to the requirements of this solicitation, and similar in complexity and magnitude compared to the requirements of the solicitation. Performance that is not recent, relevant, similar in complexity, or similar in magnitude will not be evaluated for purposes of the confidence assessment. The performance confidence assessment process will result in an overall confidence rating. This performance confidence assessment rating represents the Government's judgment of the probability of an offeror successfully accomplishing the proposed effort based on the offeror's demonstrated present and past performance. Lack of recent and relevant past performance that is similar in complexity and magnitude to this solicitation will not be evaluated favorably or unfavorably, but on a neutral or unknown basis. If adverse past performance is revealed, the offeror will be afforded an opportunity to address the adverse information (unless the information was obtained through PPIRS, in which case the offeror has already had an opportunity to respond).
Past Performance (Factor 2) will be evaluated as follows:
Outstanding Past performance meets requirements and indicates an exceptional approach and understanding of the requirements. Strengths far outweigh any weaknesses. Risk of unsuccessful performance is very low.
Good Past performance meets requirements and indicates a thorough approach and understanding of the requirements. Proposal contains strengths which outweigh any weaknesses. Risk of unsuccessful performance is low.
Acceptable Past performance meets requirements and indicates an adequate approach and understanding of the requirements. Strengths and weaknesses are offsetting or will have little or no impact on contract performance. Risk of unsuccessful performance is moderate.
Marginal Past performance does not clearly meet requirements and has not demonstrated an adequate approach and understanding of the requirements. The proposal has one or more weaknesses which are not offset by strengths. Risk of unsuccessful performance is high.
Unacceptable Past performance does not meet requirements and contains one or more deficiencies. Proposal is not awardable.
Subcontractor Consent: Past performance information pertaining to a proposed subcontractor cannot be disclosed to an offeror without the subcontractor's consent. Offeror shall provide with its proposal a letter from each proposed subcontractor that will perform major or critical aspects of the requirement, consenting to the release of its past performance information to an offeror.
PRICE (Factor 3):
Price proposals will be evaluated for "reasonableness" using one or more of the techniques identified in FAR 8.404(d). Price will be considered in conjunction with the technical and past performance ratings in determining the best overall value to the Government.
All evaluation factors other than cost or price, when combined, are significantly more important than cost or price.
The Government intends to award only one (1) contract to the responsible offeror whose proposal is responsive to the solicitation and determined to be the best overall value to the Government. In order to determine best overall value, this acquisition will utilize a trade-off process. The process permits trade-offs among technical, past performance and price and allows the Government to accept other than the lowest price proposal.
(b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s).
(c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award.
VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS AND SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS STATUS (Factor 4):
In an effort to achieve socioeconomic small business goals, depending on the evaluation factors included in the solicitations, VA may evaluate offerors based on their veteran-owned or service-disabled veteran-owned status, their proposed use of veteran-owned or service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses as subcontractors, and their past performance on adherence to subcontracting plan requirements.
Firms qualifying as veteran-owned small businesses will receive partial credit, and firms qualifying as service-disabled veteran -owned small businesses will receive full credit for the Veteran-Owned Small Business and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business status evaluation factor.
VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS AND SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS STATUS (Factor 4) will be evaluated as follows:
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Veteran-Owned Small Business Small Business
1 ½ 0
Offerors proposing to use VOSB or SDVOSB as subcontractors will receive more favorable consideration under the proposed Use of Veteran-Owned and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Subcontractors evaluation vector.
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Please complete and return the performance questionnaire to Shelly Johnstone via fax or e-mail: (303) 691-6558 or Shelly.Johnstone@va.gov. Do not send this back to the evaluated contractor, please send it directly to the contracting officer no later than: Friday April 22, 2016.
1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: Complete the following information on the contractor that provided or is currently providing services for your company.
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2. Please respond to the following questions regarding the contractor's past performance using the following ratings: Exceptional, Very Good, Satisfactory, Marginal, Unsatisfactory, or Unknown. Please check the box that corresponds to your answer.
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g. Based on your judgment of the contractor's performance, would you award the contractor another contract?
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A completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS (MAR 2016) shall be submitted with the offer.
The clause at FAR 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS -- COMMERCIAL ITEMS (MAY 2015), applies to this acquisition, with the following addendum: FAR 52.203-17, Contractor Employee Whistleblower Rights and Requirement to Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights (APR 2014); 52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998)
52.203-99 PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS (FEB 2015), (a) The contractor shall not require employees or contractors seeking to report fraud, waste or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) The contractor shall notify employees that the prohibitions and restrictions of any internal confidentiality agreements covered by this clause are no longer in effect. (c) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this clause does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (d)(1) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), use offunds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act may be prohibited, if the Government determines that the Contractor is not in compliance with the provisions of this clause. (2) The Government may seek any available remedies in the event the contractor fails to comply with the provisions of this clause.
52.204-18 COMMERCIAL AND GOVERNMENT ENTITY CODE MAINTENANCE (JUL 2015)
52.217-8 OPTION TO EXTEND SERVICES (NOV 1999) The Government may require continued performance of any services within the limits and at the rates specified in the contract. These rates may be adjusted only as a result of revisions to prevailing labor rates provided by the Secretary of Labor. The option provision may be exercised more than once, but the total extension of performance hereunder shall not exceed 6 months. The Contracting Officer may exercise the option by written notice to the Contractor within 30 days.
52.228-5 INSURANCE-WORK ON A GOVERNMENT INSTALLATION (JAN 1997); CL-120 SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS; 52.232-40 PROVIDING ACCELERATED PAYMENTS TO SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTORS; 52.237-3 CONTINUITY OF SERVICES (JAN 1991); 52.237-3 CONTINUITY OF SERVICES (JAN 1991) VAAR852.203-70 COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING;
LIMITATIONS ON SUBCONTRACTING-- MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE (JUN 2011): This solicitation includes FAR 52.219-6 VA Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Dec 2009). 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.
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VAAR 852.232-72 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS (NOV 2012); VAAR 852.237-70 CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITIES (APR 1984)
The clause at FAR 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS -- COMMERCIAL ITEMS (MAR 2016) applies to this acquisition including the following clauses: FAR 52.203-6 Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (SEPT 2006); FAR 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation & First Tier Subcontract Awards (JULY 2013); FAR 52.209-6 Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (OCT2015); FAR 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (NOV 2011); FAR 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (NOV 2011) FAR 52.219-28 Post-Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (JUL 2013); FAR 52.222-3 Convict Labor (JUNE 2003); FAR 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (APR 2015); FAR 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (APR 2015); FAR 52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Veterans (OCT 2015); FAR 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (JUL 2014); FAR 52.222-37 Employment Reports on Veterans (FEB 2016); 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons (MAR 2015);FAR 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011); FAR 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (JUNE 2008); FAR 52.232-34 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than System for Award Management (JULY 2013); FAR 52.222-17 Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (MAY 2014); FAR 52.222-41 Service Contract Act of 1965 (MAY 2014); FAR 52.222-42 Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (MAY 2014);
Employee Class Monetary Wage-Fringe Benefits
31362 TRUCK DRIVER, MEDIUM WG-7
FAR 52.222-43 Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Act - Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (MAY 2014); FAR 52.222-55 Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (MAR 2016)