Broadcasting Board of GovernorsSpanish Service Multi Media Services Synopsis: THIS IS A COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR A COMMERCIAL ITEM PREPARED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FORMAT IN SUBPART 12.6 AS SUPPLEMENTED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS NOTICE. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONSTITUTES THE ONLY SOLICITATION; QUOTES ARE BEING REQUESTED AND A WRITTEN SOLICITATION WILL NOT BE ISSUED.
This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect from the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-087, dated March 11th, 2016. Solicitation No. BBG50-RFQ-16-002JR is issued as a Request For QUOTES (RFQ) and a contract will be awarded using simplified acquisition procedures in FAR Part 13. The North American Classification System Code is 711510/812990This is a one hundred percent (100%) total small business set-aside. The North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 54184090 with a small business size standard of $7.5M.
BACKGROUND:The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an independent federal agency, is an exciting, multi-cultural organization that encompasses all U.S. civilian international broadcasting. The BBG is comprised of the Voice of America, which delivers high quality, multimedia programming in 44 languages to audiences worldwide; the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Marti); the International Broadcasting Bureau, which provides transmission, administrative, and other support service; and three grantee organizations - Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa), and Radio Free Asia. Our staff of dedicated professionals serves as an example of a free and independent media, reaching a worldwide audience with news, information, and relevant discussions.
The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provision FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items, applies to this solicitation. FAR provisions and clauses may be obtained from the Internet Web address at: http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. Interested contractors who are capable of providing these services should submit a proposal identifying capabilities as noted below. The contractor shall demonstrate their ability and experience in providing the required services.
Offeror's minimum qualifications shall include but not be limited to:
1) Offeror's Qualifications - The Offeror shall provide their curriculum vitae (CV)/resume that includes work experience, education and specialized training necessary to provide the required services under this solicitation. The Offeror must be able to demonstrate proficiency in writing and speaking in the English and Farsi languages.2) Experience - The Offeror shall demonstrate experience in providing the required services under this solicitation to Governmental and/or commercial customers.3) Price Quote - Provide a rate per assignment
INTERESTED OFFERORS RESPONDING TO THIS SOLICITATION SHALL SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO THE CONTRACTING OFFICER: (1) a Resume and (2) and a Price Quote. 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items or a statement that FAR 52.212-3 has been completed in the System for Award Management website. The technical and price proposals must be submitted separately. No price information should be contained within the technical proposal.
The Government will award a multiple award Firm-Fixed Blanket Purchase Agreement resulting from this RFQ to the responsible offerors whose proposals conforming to the RFQ shall provide the best value to the Government, based on LOWEST PRICE TECHNICALLY ACCEPTED. EVALUATION FACTORS LISTED IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE MUST BE ADDRESSED IN THE INTERESTED OFFERORS' TECHNICAL AND PRICE QUOTE, THE GOVERNMENT WILL USE THESE FACTORS TO EVALUATE THE OFFERORS' QUOTES:
1) The offeror must illustrate its understanding of the requirement and its ability to provide the requested deliverables stated herein. 2) A Separate Price Quote showing a price breakdown for the services under solicitation. Offerors are cautioned that failure to address each of the above evaluation factors may deem their proposal unacceptable.
Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items which is completed by registering in the System for Award Management (SAM) Website at: https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. Quotes must also include contractor's DUNS Number, prompt payment terms, and correct remittance address, if different from mailing address. OFFERORS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH SAM PRIOR TO AWARD.
The FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition with addendum to the clause. The addendum is as follows: CONTRACTING OFFICER REPRESENTATIVE: The Contracting Officer shall appoint by letter a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) who will have the responsibility of ensuring that the work conforms to the requirements of the contract and such other responsibilities and authorities as may be specified in the letter of authorization or this contract. It is understood and agreed, in particular, that the COR shall not have authority to make changes in the scope or terms and conditions of the contract unless and only to the extent that such authority is specified in the letter of authorization or the contract. THE RESULTANT CONTRACTOR IS HEREBY FOREWARNED THAT, ABSENT THE REQUISITE AUTHORITY OF THE COR TO MAKE ANY SUCH CHANGES, IT MAY BE HELD FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CHANGES NOT AUTHORIZED IN ADVANCE, IN WRITING, BY THE CONTRACTING OFFICER, MAY BE DENIED COMPENSATION OR OTHER RELIEF FOR ANY ADDITIONAL WORK PERFORMED THAT IS NOT SO AUTHORIZED, AND MAY ALSO BE REQUIRED, AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO THE GOVERNMENT, TO TAKE ALL CORRECTIVE ACTION NECESSITATED BY REASON OF THE UNAUTHORIZED CHANGES. (End of Clause)
FAR clause 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, applies to this solicitation by reference and proposed subsequent contract as well as the following clauses contained within FAR clause 52.212-5: 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards; 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (15 U.S.C. 644); 52.219-8 Utilization of Small Business Concerns; 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Representation; 52.222-3 Convict Labor; 52.222-19 Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies; 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (E.O. 11246); 52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Veterans (38 U.S.C. 4212); 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (29 U.S.C. 793); 52.222-37 Employment Reports on Veterans (38 U.S.C. 4212); 52.222-40 Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act; 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons; 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving; 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases and 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (31 U.S.C. 3332)
Proposals shall be in writing and must be signed by an official authorized to bind the organization. Oral or faxed proposals will not be accepted. Please note that questions must be submitted in writing to J.R. Hill by email (email@example.com) or fax (202-382-7846) and received before the deadline of 12:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time on June 8th, 2016. Technical Proposal shall be submitted as one (1) document and Price Proposal shall be submitted as one (1) separate document. All proposals must be sent email and must be received before the deadline set forth below. Proposals should be sent to J.R. Hill, firstname.lastname@example.org before June 10th, 2016 at 12:00PM, Eastern Daylight Time.
The Contractor shall submit an invoice electronically for services provided the preceding month in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act.
ELECTRONIC INVOICING IS A REQUIREMENT OF THIS CONTRACTIPP (Invoice Processing Platform) is the no cost on-line Treasury system being used at BBG for vendor invoicing and is a requirement of all new contract awards. The web address for the IPP billing system is www.ipp.gov. IPP is a very easy to navigate vendor invoicing system that allows you to directly attach invoice support (following format type: .doc, .docx, .htm, .html, .jpeg, .jpg, .pdf, .rtf, .tif, .tiff, .xls, and .xlsx). Your invoices will directly route to your COR for review and approval and then to the financial system for review and processing. You will be able to view the approval process directly on-line. What do I do now?1. If you are already enrolled as an IPP user, follow the BBG notification steps below.
2. If you are not enrolled with IPP then go to the web page www.ipp.gov. In the middle of the page along the right there is a Vendors and "enroll now" button. The vendor requirements can be viewed at this link: https://www.ipp.gov/vendors/enrollment-vendors.htm. Once you are enrolled with IPP follow the instructions below to notify BBG.
BBG notificationEmail the BBG systems team at email@example.com that you have enrolled in IPP and they will code you as an IPP vendor in our financial system. In the subject line of the email state, IPP vendor and your company name, see below for an example:"IPP vendor enroll - ABC Company"Once you are coded by the systems team you will receive a BBG vendor notification email and your contracts will be available in IPP for you to begin billing. The email notification will be addressed to the POC your company provided Treasury IPP when you registered.
For assistance in enrolling and receiving your IPP password, Treasury toll free customer service is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm at 866-973-3131 and their email address is IPPCustomerSupport@fms.treas.gov. BBG is unable to register vendors into IPP or provide/reset passwords.