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February 2, 2012

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Other Defense Agencies, U.S. Special Operations Command, Naval Special Warfare Development Group, 1636 Regulus Avenue, Building 313 Virginia Beach VA 23461-2299

U — TUNNEL INSTRUCTION, TANDEM, AIR-TO-AIR, AND RIGGING SERVICES H92244-12-T-0092 021312 Danyiele F. Peterson, Phone 7578932713, Email danyiele.peterson@vb.socom.mil This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format prescribed 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. The solicitation is being issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ); solicitation number is H92244-12-T-0092. A firm fixed price contract is contemplated. All responsible sources may submit a quote which shall be considered by the agency. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-55 effective 3 January 2012. North American Industrial Classification Code (NAICS) 611620 with a standard business size of $7.0 million applies to this procurement. This procurement is 100% Small Business Set-Aside. The DPAS rating for this procurement is DO-S10. Section B – Supplies or Services CLIN LINE ITEM NUMBER (CLIN) 0001 Contractor shall provide four (4) tunnel coaches for up to 16 students within a 50 mile radius of Marana, AZ for one (1) day, up to twelve (12) hours per day on February 19, 2012 CLIN LINE ITEM NUMBER (CLIN) 0002 Contractor shall provide five (5) Air-to-Air SupportVideographers for up to 16 students within a 50 mile radius of Marana, AZ for fifteen (15) days, up to twelve (12) per day on February 20-24, 2012; February 27- March 2, 2012; and March 5-9, 2012 CLIN LINE ITEM NUMBER (CLIN) 0003 Contractor shall provide three (3) Tandem Instruction Videographers for up to 16 students within a 50 mile radius of Marana, AZ for fifteen (15) days, up to twelve (12) per day on February 20-24, 2012; February 27- March 2, 2012; and March 5-9, 2012 CLIN LINE ITEM NUMBER (CLIN) 0004 Contractor shall provide two (2) Parachute Riggers for up to 16 students within a 50 mile radius of Marana, AZ for fifteen (15) days, up to twelve (12) per day on February 20-24, 2012; February 27- March 2, 2012; and March 5-9, 2012 CLIN LINE ITEM NUMBER (CLIN) 0005 Contractor shall provide one (1) Military Tandem Examiner for up to 16 students within a 50 mile radius of Marana, AZ for fifteen (15) days, up to twelve (12) per day on February 20-24, 2012; February 27- March 2, 2012; and March 5-9, 2012 CLIN LINE ITEM NUMBER (CLIN) 0006 Travel and Other Direct Costs. Contractor shall provide a detailed breakdown of all travel-related and other direct costs. All travel-related and other direct costs shall be in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) in effect at the time of award. Section C – Specifications and Qualifications 1. Tunnel Coaches. Instructors shall be current Skyventure Vertical Wind Tunnel Instructors/Operators or IBA Pro-rated flyers with a minimum of 500 hours tunnel coaching experience. Coaches shall be able to effectively teach basic, intermediate, and advanced belly and back-oriented body stabilization in a vertical wind tunnel free fall simulator. Coaches shall be certified as USPA Tandem Instructors on the United Parachute Technologies Sigma Tandem system. Coaches shall have a minimum of 4000 tandem jumps as the tandem instructor. Coaches shall be able to effectively and safely rig and de-rig the students with the Military Tandem Vector System (MTVS) harness-container for slick, weapon, combat equipment (rucksack and weapon) tunnel flight with tandem passengers. Coaches shall be able to organize and clearly present debrief points to the student in both real-time (during flight), and video (post-flight) debriefs of student performance. Coaches shall be able to work twelve (12) hours each day. Coaches shall have a positive past performance with Special Operation Forces (SOF) units, as well as demonstrate a thorough working knowledge of the curriculum of the Joint (closed) Military Tandem Master Course. Coaches shall arrive up to one hour prior to all training evolutions. They shall work continuously in a vertical wind tunnel free-fall simulator for up to six consecutive hours. 2. Air-to-AirVideographer Support. Videographers shall have a high degree of proficiency in air-to-air video, which means the ability to stay consistently within one arm’s reach of the student from the time they leave the plane through the deployment sequence, in order to have discernable video for debrief purposes. Videographers shall have a high degree of proficiency in air-to-air video DURING FREEFALL SPEEDS OF 165 MPH OR GREATER, which means the ability to stay consistently within one arm’s reach of the student during TANDEM TERMINAL operations from the time they leave the plane through the deployment sequence, in order to have discernable video for debrief purposes.Videographers shall have a high-definition camera system capable of recording student jumps in 1080p for the highest quality video for debriefs. Videographers shall have an excess of 5000 logged jumps and be highly competent jumpers who will not interfere with the student. Videographers shall be able to demonstrate 500 logged jumps in the previous 12-month period to ensure utmost currency.Videographers shall be able to perform up to 12 jumps per day. Videograghers shall either need to have two complete parachute systems, or be able to re-pack their parachute system in less than ten minutes in order to maintain the pace of training.Videographers shall be able to work up to 12 hours per day. Videographers shall arrive at least 30 minutes prior to all scheduled training evolutions.Videographers shall make up to 12 jumps (skydives) per day from military and contracted aircraft, from an altitude of no more than 24,999 feet above sea level. Videographers shall provide their own equipment. 3. Tandem Instructor Videographers shall meet all performance requirements for CLIN 0002 (Air-to-Air video support). Instructors shall possess a current rating as a USPA Tandem Instructor for the United Parachute Technologies Sigma Tandem system. Instructors shall be familiar with the Military Tandem Vector harness-container and all ancillary equipment in order to identify any potential safety issues with the rigging thereof.Instructors shall have worked at a Joint (closed) Military Tandem Master Course in the previous three years. Instructors shall be required to jump military tandem passenger equipment, to include rucksacks, weapons, oxygen, and tethered-bundles. Instructors shall have a past performance with SOFunits, as well as a thorough working knowledge of the curriculum of the Joint (closed) Basic Military Tandem Master Course.Instructors shall be able to make up to 12 jumps per day.Instructors shall be able to work up to 12 hours per day. Instructors shall be able to show 500 logged parachute jumps within the previous 18 months. Tandem Instructor Videographers shall be required to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to all scheduled training evolutions. Instructor Videographers will be required to make up to 12 jumps (skydives) per day from military aircraft, from an altitude of no more than 24,999 feet above sea level. They shall be required to use the following equipment: a. Military Tandem Vector System b. Military Tethered Bundle System (Butler TT-600 System) c. Military load bearing equipment d. Military oxygen equipment 4. Parachute Riggers. Riggers shall possess a current FAA Senior or Master Rigger certification. Riggers shall be proficienct with the Military Tandem Vector System (MTVS). Riggers shall pack up to 75 main parachutes each work day.Riggers shall be able to pack parachutes outdoors for up to 12 hours per day.Parachute riggers shall arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to all scheduled training evolutions. They shall be required to pack outdoors, in temperatures ranging from 25F to 85F. They will be required to work for up to 12 hours. They will be required to pack the following parachute equipment: a. Military Tandem Vector System harness-container b. Tandem Phoenix 400/460 main parachutes c. PD Silhouette main parachute d. PD Sabre 2 main parachute e. Javelin Odyssey harness-container 5. Military Tandem Instructor Examiner. Instructor shall teach, demonstrate, debrief, and mentor all aspects of military free fall parachuting, to include military tandem and tethered-bundle operations. Instructor shall possess a current USPA Tandem Instructor Rating. Instructor shall be a Joint Military Tandem Master Instructor Examiner. Instructor shall be a Military Free Fall Jump Master. Instructorshall be certified as Master Training Specialist and hold the equivalent of the Instructor qualification of NEC (Navy Enlisted Classification) 9502. Instructor shall have worked at a Joint (closed) Military Tandem Master Course in the previous three years. Instructors shall have positive past performance with SOF units, as well as a thorough working knowledge of the curriculum of the Joint (closed) Basic Military Tandem Master Course. Instructor shall make up to 12 jumps per day and be able to work up to 12 hours per day. Place of Performance: 50 miles radius of Marana, AZ. CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE: FAR 52.204-7 Central Contractor Registration Apr-08 FAR 52.211-14 Notice of Priority Rating for National Defense, Emergency Preparedness, and Energy Program Use Apr-08 FAR FAR 52.212-1 52.212-4 Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items Contract Terms and Conditions--Commercial Items Jun-08 Jun-10 FAR 52.219-6 Notice Of Total Small Business Set-Aside Nov-11 FAR 52.222-3 Convict Labor Jun-03 FAR 52.222-18 Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging While Driving Sep-10 FAR 52.222-19 Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies Aug-09 FAR 52.222-21 Prohibition Of Segregated Facilities Feb-99 FAR 52.222-22 Previous Contracts and Compliance Reports Feb-99 FAR 52.222-25 Affirmative Action Compliance Oct-10 FAR 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity Mar-07 FAR 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking of Persons Feb-09 FAR 52.223-18 Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging While Driving Sep-10 FAR 52.232-15 Progress Payments Not Included Apr-84 FAR 52.232-23 Assignment of Claims Jan-86 FAR 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer–Central Contractor Registration Oct-03 FAR 52.232-36 Payment by Third Party Feb-10 FAR 52.233-1 Alt I Disputes (Dec-91) Jul-02 FAR 52.233-3 Protest After Award Aug-96 FAR 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim Oct-04 FAR 52.243-1 Alt I Changes — Fixed-Price Alt I (Apr-84) Aug-87 FAR 52.246-25 Limitation of Liability – Services Feb-97 FAR 52.249-8 Default (Fixed-Price Supply & Service) Apr-84 FAR 52.253-1 Computer Generated Forms Jan-91 DFARS 252.204-7000 Disclosure Of Information Dec-91 DFARS 252.204-7003 Control Of Government Personnel Work Product Apr-92 DFARS 252.204-7004 Alt A Central Contractor Registration (52.204-7) Alternate A Sep-07 DFARS 252.211-7003 Alt I Item Identification and Valuation Alt I Dec-11 DFARS 252.225-7000 Buy American Act–Balance of Payments Program Certificate Dec-09 DFARS 252.225-7001 Buy American Act And Balance Of Payments Program Jan-09 DFARS 252.225-7002 Qualifying Country Sources as Subcontractors Apr-03 DFARS 252.232-7010 Levies on Contract Payments Dec-06 DFARS 252.243-7002 Requests for Equitable Adjustment Mar-98 DFARS 252.247-7023 Transportation of Supplies by Sea Alt III May-02 SOFARS 5652.204-9003 Disclosure of Unclassified Information (2007) 2007 SOFARS 5652.204-9004 Foreign Persons (2006) Section K Nov-07 SOFARS 5652.233-9000 Independent Review of Agency Protests Aug-11 SOFARS 5652.237-9000 Contractor Personnel Changes (1998) Section I 1998 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY FULL TEXT: Please note that due to the character limitations in FedBizOpps, full text of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) can be accessed on the Internet at http://www.farsite.hill.af.mil. All FAR representations and certifications shall be submitted through Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) at https://orca.bpn.gov. FAR 52.212-3 Alt I Offeror Reprensentations And Certifications-Commerical Items – Alt I Nov-11 FAR 52.212-5 (Dev) Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders- Commercial Items (Deviation) May-11 FAR 52.222-41 Service Contract Act of 1965, as amended Nov-07 FAR 52.222-42 Statement of Equivalent Hires for Federal Hires May-89 FAR 52.233-2 Service of Protest Sep-06 FAR 52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference. Feb-98 FAR 52.252.2 Clauses Incorporated By Reference Feb-98 FAR 52.252-5 Authorized Deviations in Provisions Apr-84 FAR 52.252-6 Authorized Deviations in Clauses Apr-84 DFARS 252.212-7001 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Applicable to Defense Acquisitions of Commercial Items Dec-11 FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation--CommercialItems (JAN 1999) (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, in descending order of importance: Technical ability to meet specifications, past performance and price. Offerors shall provide detailed information to demonstrate that it can meet the specifications described in Section C of this Solicitation for evaluation. Offerors shall provide name, title, and phone number of principal for no less than three prior or current contracts for similar services performed during the previous three years. The offeror must submit relevant and current past performance in for the requirement described in this combined synopsis/solicitation. The Government will evaluate each offeror’s experience on the basis of its depth and its relevance to the work that will be required under the prospective contract. (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. SOFARS 5652.201-9002 Authorized Changes Only By Contracting Officer (Jan 2005) The Contractor shall not comply with any order, direction or request of Government personnel unless it is issued in writing and signed by the Contracting Officer, or is pursuant to specific authority otherwise included as part of this contract. Except as specified herein, no order, statement, or conduct of Government personnel who visit the contractor’s facilities or in any other manner communicates with Contractor personnel during the performance of this contract shall constitute a change under the Changes clause in Section I. In the event the Contractor effects any change at the direction of any person other the Contracting Officer, the change will be considered to have been made without authority and no adjustment will be made in the contract price to cover any increase in cost incurred as a result thereof. The address and telephone number of the Contracting Officer is Ana Downes, telephone (757) 893-2722, address 1636 Regulus Avenue, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23461-2299. The offeror agrees to hold the prices in its quote firm for 60 calendar days from the date specified for receipt of quotes. Only complete quotes will be considered for award. If you have previously provided a quote please resubmit in accordance with this solicitation. Offerors must scrutinize this solicitation and ensure their proposals and submissions comply with all requirements. It is not sufficient to merely state your proposal complies with the solicitation requirements. You must clearly identify how your proposal meets ALL of the solicitation requirements. Point of contact for this procurement is Danyiele Peterson at phone number: (757-893-2713) or email at danyiele.peterson@vb.socom.mil. All responsible sources may submit a quote, which shall be considered by NSWDG.Quotes must be received by Danyiele Peterson by email at danyiele.peterson@vb.socom.mil, fax at (757) 893-2957 or U.S. Postal mail addressed to NSWDG, Attn: Danyiele Peterson (Contracts/N7), 1636 Regulus Avenue, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23461-2299 no later than 9:00 A.M. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 13 Feb 2012. Set-Aside: Total Small Business URL:https://www.fbo.gov/spg/ODA/USSOCOM/VirginiaBeachVA/H92244-12-T-0092/listing.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120201/PROCURE/0087
Matching Key Words: video*; produc*; train*; you; business*; event?; instruct*; commercial?; 

Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Office of Acquisition Management, HAAM, Mail Stop E65-101 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington DC 20590

R — Innovation Deployment Technical Support and Assistance DTFH61-12-R-00010 Samantha A Reizes, Phone (202) 366-4224, Fax (202) 366-3705, Email samantha.reizes@dot.gov The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has a new requirement for non-personal services in support of the Agency’s Innovation Deployment Programs, including the Highways for Life Program and the Every Day Counts Initiative.   The selected Contractors shall perform services to support, assist, and facilitate the advancement of innovation through deployment, technology transfer, outreach and communication, training, technical support and assistance, monitoring and evaluation, documentation and reporting.   The selected Contractors shall provide comprehensive expertise in the following areas: Construction contracting Intelligent construction Project delivery Highway project management Highway materials and infrastructure products Construction equipment management Design Construction / Constructability System preservation and maintenance Utilities Work Zone safety/operation Performance management/measurement Asset management Highway Operations Safety Sustainability Marketing Communication Multi-media capabilities Technical editingand writing Newsletter production Web page development/maintenance Web Conferencing Graphic design Videography Video planning and production Social media Deployment planning and execution Facilitation Technology Transfer Training Development and Delivery Event Planning and support Data collection and analysis Cost benefit analysis Life cycle cost analysis It is anticipated that competition under this requirement will be Full and Open to all sources. A multiple-award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) acquisition is anticipated. It is anticipated that the total maximum contract duration will be 60 months. The NAICS code for this solicitation is 541690.   The solicitation, all related documents and amendments, if any, will only be released and available electronically through the FedBizOpps posting system athttps://www.fbo.gov. As such, no written, telephonic, facsimile or email requests for the solicitation package will be honored. Interested parties are encouraged to register at the aforementioned site to receive procurement announcements by email. Since this solicitation will only be available electronically, it is solely the responsibility of interested parties to monitor the FedBizOpps website for any solicitation amendments. All responsible sources are encouraged to submit a proposal, which shall be considered by FHWA.  No further information is available at this time.   URL:https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DOT/FHWA/OAM/DTFH61-12-R-00010/listing.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120131/PROCURE/0060
Matching Key Words: video*; edit*; produc*; train*; website; web; site?; page?; documentation; event?; production?; writ*; technical; 


National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center, Office of Procurement, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 210.I, Greenbelt, MD 20771

R–GSFC PROTECTIVE SERVICES NNG12364774R Debra C. Kaelberer, Contracting Officer, Phone 301-286-4337, Fax 301-286-0247, Email debra.c.kaelberer@nasa.gov Debra C. Kaelberer NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) plans to issue a Draft Request for Proposal(DRFP) for Protective Services at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Greenbelt, MD;Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops, VA; Independent Validation & Verification (IV&V),Fairmont, WV; and Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), New York, NY. This supportincludes, but is not limited to the following security services: Physical security andarmed uniformed services, patrol operations, emergency medical technicians, identification management, badging, access control, security investigations, evidencecollection, emergency management, incident command and response, continuity ofoperations, 911 operations, electronic security systems, locksmith services, and documentcontrol.The period of performance will include a base period of performance with option periodsfor a total potential contract period of 60 months. Anticipated dates for the periods ofperformance will be stated in the RFP. The Government intends to acquire a commercialservice using the procedures in FAR Part 12. This competitive procurement will result ina Firm Fixed Price contract for core services with an Indefinite Delivery IndefiniteQuantity (IDIQ) component for protective services in addition to the core services. Firmfixed price task orders will be issued under the IDIQ component.This procurement is 100% set-aside for competition among firms certified by the SmallBusiness Administration as 8(a) Small Business. The NAICS code is 561612 – SecurityGuards and Patrol Services with a size standard of $18.5M annually. All qualifiedresponsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency. Theanticipated release date of the DRFP is on or about February 29, 2012, however the draftStatement of Work (SOW) and draft attachments relating to training and qualificationrequirements are released with this synopsis. The purpose of releasing the draft SOW isto allow industry time to understand GSFCs upcoming procurement.Once the complete DRFP is issued, industry will be requested to submit questions inwriting by the date specified in the DRFP. The anticipated release date of the RFP is onor about April 16, 2012, with an anticipated proposal due date of on or about May 22, 2012. The Government will not accept proposals in response to the DRFP. The Governmentanticipates issuing a modification to this synopsis when the DRFP and final RFP becomeavailable.NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The current installation Ombudsman canbe found at http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/pub/pub_library/Omb.html . The solicitation and any documents related to this procurement will be available over theInternet. These documents will reside on a World Wide Web (WWW) server, which may beaccessed using a WWW browser application. The Internet site, or URL, for the NASABusiness Opportunities home page ishttp://procurement.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/EPS/bizops.cgi?gr-D&pin . It is the offeror’sresponsibility to monitor the Internet site for the release of the solicitation andamendments (if any). Prospective offerors shall notify this office of their intent tosubmit an offer. Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy ofthe solicitation and amendments (if any). All contractual technical questions must besubmitted in writing via e-mail to debra.c.kaelberer@nasa.gov. Telephone questions willnot be accepted. Set-Aside: Competitive 8(a) URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/NASA/GSFC/OPDC20220/NNG12364774R/listing.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120131/PROCURE/0062
Matching Key Words: writ*; copy; technical; standard; procedure?; 


National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Headquarters, Office of Procurement (HQ), NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Headquarters Acquisition Branch, Code210.H, Greenbelt, MD 20771

R–NASA HEADQUARTERS MULTIMEDIA DIVISION TELEVISION AND WEB SUPPORT SERVICES NNH12358588R 021412 Sherry Lynn Barbour, Contract Specialist, Phone 301-286-6682, Fax 301-286-0357, Email Sherry.Barbour@nasa.gov – Michael Levy, Contracting Officer, Phone 301-286-4170, Fax 301-286-0356, Email michael.w.levy@nasa.gov Sherry Lynn Barbour NASA/HQ plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for support of the MultimediaServices Division of NASAs Office of Communications, located at 300 E. Street, SW,Washington, DC. Services will include program and video production, broadcastcenteroperations, digital satellite and broadcast engineering support for NASAs Multi-ChannelDigital Television Service and facility at NASA Headquarters, and design multimediagraphics, web pages, interactive features, video features, mobile applications and socialmedia applications NASA Television and nasa.gov.The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. This procurement is a total small business set-aside. The NAICS Code and Size Standard are 517110 and 1500 employees, respectively. All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency.The anticipated release date of the RFP is on or about February 28, 2012 with ananticipated offer due date of on or about March 27, 2012.NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The installation Ombudsman is JayHenn, NASA HQ, 300 E. St, SW, Mail Code 4J82, Washington, DC 20546-0001.E-mail:Jay.M.Henn@nasa.gov, Phone: 202-358-2100 and Fax: 202-358-3848. See NASA Specific Note”B”. The solicitation and any documents related to this procurement will be available over theInternet. These documents will reside on a World Wide Web (WWW) server, which may beaccessed using a WWW browser application. The Internet site, or URL, for the NASABusiness Opportunities home page is http://procurement.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/EPS/bizops.cgi?gr-D&pin.Prospective offerors shall notify this office of their intent to submit an offer. It isthe offeror’s responsibility to monitor the Internet site for the release of thesolicitation and amendments (if any). Potential offerors will be responsible fordownloading their own copy of the solicitation and amendments (if any). All contractual technical questions must be submitted in writing (e-mail or fax) toSherry Barbour. Telephone questions will not be accepted. Set-Aside: Total Small BusinessURL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/NASA/HQ/OPHQDC/NNH12358588R/listing.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120131/PROCURE/0063
Matching Key Words: video*; produc*; web; site?; page?; business*; production?; commercial?; broadcast*; program?; 


Department of the Interior, National Park Service, NPS – All Offices, IMR – ROMO – Rocky Mountain National Park 1000 Hwy 36 Estes Park CO 80517

R — Farrier Services including shoeing, trimming and pulling P12PS22206 022412 Kris O’Neil Contract Specialist 9705861236 Kris_O’Neil@nps.gov; Point of Contact above, or if none listed, contact the IDEAS EC HELP DESK for assistance Notice Type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation P12PS22206Title: Farrier Services at Rocky Mountain National Park and Ft. Laramie National Historic Site (1) 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; price quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (2) This solicitation is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ). Submit written quotes referencing document number P12PS22206 in accordance with the instructions in this announcement (3) This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-55. (4) This solicitation is being issued as a Total Small Business Set-Aside. The associated NAICS code is 115210. The small business size standard is $7 million in annual sales. (5) This combined synopsis/solicitation is for purchase of the following commercial item: Farrier services for stock including shoeing, pulling and trimming. Base plus 2 option years. (6) Description of requirement is as follows: REQUIREMENTS OF FARRIER: 1. Capability to shoe 8-10 head of stock per day. 2. Furnish a complete set of shoeing tools and equipment.3. Furnish all shoeing materials.4. Capability to produce a properly balanced foot and a solidly attached shoe that will remain in place for six to eight weeks. A. Shoeing Materials: 1. Shoes shall be manufactured of hot dropped forged steel.2. Shoes shall be a new Keg shoe consisting of metal iron with toe and heel calks.3. Sizes of shoes will range from 000, 00, 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4.4. Shoes shall be the proper size for the hoof to which they are attached.5. As needed; a hard surface, such as borium, should be applied to each metal shoe. No less than 8 nails should be used with each shoe.6. Nails shall be the appropriate size for the shoes utilized. B. Standards: 1. Shoeing of stock will be done in a workmanlike manner in accordance with standard horse shoeing practices.2. Sole Preparation: Soles shall be cleaned of excess dead tissue and pared away to provide proper relief. Commissures shall be cleaned. Frog shall be pared of excess and dead material to ensure that commissures are open beneath the heel bulbs and not blocked. Bars shall be properly trimmed. Seat of corns shall be properly cleaned of dead tissue.3. Hoof Preparation: Hoofs shall be level and trimmed to insure even weight bearing. Flares shall be removed prior to shoe application. Heels shall also be equal in length and height. (Proper length of heel must be maintained in order to keep horse from walking on bulbs of heels)4. The hoof should be trimmed to a standard angle of foot: 48 – 52. Slope of pastern determines angle of foot.5. Each shoe will be required to be shaped on site.6. Balance: The foot shall be balanced anteriorly/posteriorly and medially/laterally. The hoof shall bear weight evenly and be centered under the leg.7. Shoe Preparation: Shoes shall be level and shaped to allow for expansion, especially concerning the heels.8. Shoes shall be correctly sized and shaped to fit the particular horse or mule hoof, addressing any conformation abnormalities.9. Nails: Nails shall be driven evenly to a height of 3/4″ to 1″. Clinches shall be a minimum of 1/8″, appropriately set, and lightly rasped to remove sharp edges. 10. Nails tips should be removed from corral grounds using a magnet11. Some stock may need to be sedated before shoeing which will be administered by a veterinarian. The NPS will schedule and procure any veterinarian services required. (7) Time and Location of Work to be Performed: BARN LOCATIONS: Services will be provided in 3 locations for the park’s stock operations: Estes Park, CO: east side operations for Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP); Grand Lake, CO (CRD or west side operations of RMNP); and at Fort Laramie National Historic Site (FOLA), Fort Laramie, WY (Usually performed twice during the winter season when the stock is at winter pasture, in September/October and again in March/April). 1. East Barn – 863 Sundance Circle Drive, Estes Park, CO 80517 2. CRD Barn – 211 Country Rd 491, Grand Lake, CO 80447 3. Fort Laramie National Historical Site – 965 Gray Rocks Road, Fort Laramie, WY 82212 WORK SCHEDULE: Shoeing: Shoeing services shall be provided on a previously determined schedule agreed upon between the contractor and Lead Packer or Trails Foreman before May 1st, 2012. Each horse/mule will be shoed 3 times per season and a fourth shoeing might be necessary given the seasonal packing work load. If a fourth shoeing is deemed necessary, then services will be requested on a on-call basis and scheduled by the Lead Packer or Trails Foreman. Pulling and Trimming: Spring trimmings will be performed on all RMNP stock at the FOLA location in April. This service will be scheduled by the Lead Packer or Trails Foreman to accommodate all stakeholders schedules and weather. Fall pulling and trimmings will be performed on all RMNP stock at the East Barn location and FOLA locations which will also be scheduled by the Lead Packer or Trails Forman. (The Government also has approximately 5 animals that are retired to pasture at FOLA that require bi-annual trimming.) LOCATION ESTIMATED HEAD 1. East Barn 182. CRD barn 113. Fort Laramie Pasture 5 Minimum shoeing per day 4 Head Maximum shoeing per day 10 Head Anticipated Service Dates:Spring trimming will occur at Ft. Laramie during the month of April. Fall Pulling and Trimming will occur at RMNP East Barn during the months of September and October. Approximate dates for shoeing will be every 6-8 weeks after the initial shoeing in the spring, usually in April or May. Barn Operations: RMNP East Barn: 7:00-5:30 M-TH from April to October. RMNP CRD Barn: 7:00-5:30 M-TH from June to October. FOLA: To be scheduled through the Trails Foreman or Lead Packer in March/April and September/October. No service to be performed on federal government holidays or weekends. STOCK: Stock will be made available to the contractor by the NPS, which will furnish personnel to wrangle and catch the stock to be shod/trimmed. (8) Period of Performance: Base Year: March 1, 2012 – November 30, 2012;Option Year 1: March 1, 2013 – November 30, 2013; Option Year 2: March 1, 2014 – November 30, 2014. (9) Provision FAR 52.212.-1, Instructions to Offerors – Commercial Items (June 2008) applies to this acquisition. Successful offeror must be registered at the following websites before an award can be made: http://www.ccr.gov; and https://orca.bpn.gov. Please include company’s DUNS number in proposal. Price quotes may be mailed to Kris O’Neil, Contract Specialist, Rocky Mountain National Park, 1000 Hwy 36, Estes Park, CO 80517; or may be faxed to (970) 586-1257; or e-mailed to Kris_O’Neil@nps.gov. Quotes must be received no later than 4:00 pm, MST, February 24, 2012. Do not respond electronically through fedbizopps.gov to this solicitation. These offers will not be considered. FAR clauses may be found at the following website: http://www.acquisition.gov/far. Quotes shall be submitted in the format below, as a price per head, with all costs inclusive in the firm fixed price. If no item exists for a portion of the work, include the price in a related line item. In case of error in extension of prices, the unit price governs. In case of error in summation, the total of the corrected amounts govern. This is an indefinite delivery indefinite quantity solicitation, with the minimum and maximum quantities listed by line item below. Price quotes shall be submitted based on the minimum quantities listed. Price quotes must include all line items listed; failure to do so may render the quote unacceptable. Estimated dates for each location and service are listed below, but the exact dates of service will be scheduled in advance. Prior experience and past performance information must be included with the price quote, as described below. The base year will be awarded, and option years to be awarded each fiscal year listed below, in accordance with the FAR clauses incorporated. Price Quote: BASE YEAR – March 1, 2012 – November 30, 2012 1. Location: Ft. Laramie; Service: Trimming; Dates: April 1 – May 31, 2012 Minimum of 34, maximum of 40. price/hd_______ x 34 total line price_______________ 2. Location: RMNP East Barn; Service: Shoeing; Dates: May 1 – September 30, 2012Minimum of 54; maximum of 76 price/hd________ x 54 total line price ______________ 3. Location: RMNP CRD Barn; Service: Shoeing; Dates: May 1 – September 30, 2012Minimum of 33, maximum of 44. price/hd_________ x 33 total line price_______________ 4. Location: RMNP East Barn; Service: Trimming & Pulling; Dates: Sept. 1 – Nov. 30, 2012Minimum of 29, maximum of 35. Price/hd__________ x 29 total line price___________ 5. Location: Ft. Laramie; Service: Trimming; Dates: Sept. 1 – Nov. 30, 2012Minimum of 5, maximum of 5. Price/hd__________ x 5 total line price ___________ Total cost for Base year (total of lines 1 – 5 above) ______________________________ OPTION YEAR 1 – December 1, 2013 – November 30, 2013 1. Location: Ft. Laramie; Service: Trimming Dates: April 1 – May 31, 2013Minimum of 34 and maximum of 40 price/hd________ x 34 total line price ______________ 2. Location: RMNP East Barn; Service: Shoeing Dates: May 1 – Sept. 30, 2013Minimum of 54, maximum of 76 price/hd________ x 84 total line price ______________ 3. Location: RMNP CRD Barn; Service: Shoeing Dates: May 1 – Sept. 30, 2013Minimum of 33, maximum of 44. price/hd_________ x 33 total line price _____________ 4. Location: RMNP East Barn; Service: Trimming & Pulling Dates: Sept. 1 – Nov. 30, 2013Minimum of 29, maximum of 35 price/hd _________ x 29 total line price ____________ 5. Location: Ft. Laramie; Service: Trimming Dates: Sept. 1 – Nov. 30, 2013Minimum and maximum of 5 price/hd__________ x 5 total line price ____________ Total cost for Option year 1 (lines 1 – 5 above) ___________________________________ OPTION YEAR 2 – December 1, 2014 – November 30, 2014 1. Location: Ft. Laramie; Service: Trimming Dates: April 1 – May 31, 2014Minimum of 34, maximum of 40. price/hd___________ x 34 total line price____________ 2. Location: RMNP East Barn Service: Shoeing Dates: May 1 – Sept. 30, 2014Minimum of 54, maximum of 76 price/hd___________ x 84 total line price ____________ 3. Location: RMNP CRD Barn; Service: Shoeing Dates: May 1 – Sept. 30, 2014Minimum of 33, maximum of 44 price/hd___________ x 33 total line price___________ 4. Location: RMNP East Barn Service: Trimming & Pulling Dates: Sept. 1 – Nov. 30, 2014Minimum of 29, maximum of 35. price/hd____________ x 29 total line price____________ 5. Location: Ft. Laramie Service: Trimming Dates: Sept. 1 – Nov. 30, 2014Minimum and maximum of 5 price/hd____________ x 5 total line price ______________ Total cost for Option Year 2 (lines 1 – 5 above)_______________________________ Grand total Quote of Base plus 2 Option years _______________________________ In addition to the price quote, offerors shall include: 1. Prior Experience – Offerors must include examples of previous work performed in similar environments and similar scope to demonstrate the ability to meet the requirements of this solicitation. This information should be limited to about 1 page and should include, but is not limited to, the following information: the owner/organization(s) for whom services were provided, a description of the stock and the total number of stock serviced, types of services provided, length of service, etc. 2. Past performance – Offerors must include at least 3 contacts for past performance, including name, organization, phone number and e-mail (if possible) for the 3 most relevant services completed in similar environments and scope. Past performance is a measure of the degree to which the offeror has satisfied its customers in the past. The NPS will evaluate offerors’ past performance based upon the references provided by the offeror, the Government’s knowledge of offerors’ past performance; and/or references obtained from any other source. The Government reserves the right to limit the number of references is ultimately contacts and to contact references or use sources other than those provided by the offeror to obtain information related to past performance. The Government shall attempt to contact the same number of references for each offeror. (10) FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation – Commercial items (Jan 1999) applies to this acquisition. Paragraph (a) is hereby completed as follows: Non-price factors include past performance and prior experience. Evaluationprocedures under Simplified Acquisition, FAR Part 13.106-2 will be followed. This acquisition will be awarded based upon the best value to the government considering price and the non-price factors listed above. Each of the non-price factors is approximately equal in importance. When combined, non-price factors are approximately equal to price. The government may elect to accept other than the lowest priced quote when the perceived benefits of a higher priced quote merit the additional cost. (11) Provision FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications – Commercial Items (Nov 2011) applies to this acquisition. All offerors shall complete and submit the provision to the Contracting Officer with their offer if they do not have an active listing in ORCA (Online Representations and Certifications.) (12) The clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions – Commercial items (June 2010) applies to this acquisition. (13) The clause at FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statues or Executive Orders – Commercial Items (Jan 2012) applies to this acquisition. The following clauses under subparagraph (b) apply: 52.209-6, 52.219-6, 52.219-28, 52.222-3, 52.222-19, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-36, 52.223-18, 52.225-1, 52.225-13, 52.232-33. Provision 52.225-2. This solicitation is subject to the following additional clauses: 52.222-41, The Service Contract Act of 1965 (Nov 2007). The applicable wage rates include Larimer and Grand Counties of Colorado, and Goshen County in Wyoming, and may be found at the following URL: : http://www.wdol.gov/sca.aspx. The current Wage Determination No. for Grand County is 2005-2081, Revision No. 11, dated June 13, 2011; the current Wage Determination No. for Larimer County is 2005-3009, Revision No. 13, dated June 13, 2011. 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (MAY 1989) 52-217-09, Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (March 2000)(a) The Government may extend the term of this contract by written notice to the Contractor within 30 days; provided that the Government gives the Contractor a preliminary written notice of its intent to extend at least 60 days before the contract expires. The preliminary notice does not commit the Government to an extension. (b) If the Government exercises this option, the extended contract shall be considered to include this option clause. (c) The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options under this clause, shall not exceed 3 years. 52.217-05, Evaluation of Options (July 1990) 52.217-08, Option to Extend Services (Nov 1999) 52.216-18, Ordering (Oct 1995). Paragraph (a) is completed as follows: Such orders may be issued from March 1, 2012 through Nov. 30, 2012 for the base year, and the same period for each subsequent option year, if the government determines to exercise the Option Years. 52.216-19, Order Limitations (Oct 1995). (a)(b)(c) Orders will be placed in accordance with the schedule established after award. .(d) Notwithstanding paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, the Contractor shall honor any order exceeding the maximum order limitations in the quote schedule, unless that order is returned to the ordering office within 5 days after issuance, with written notice stating the Contractor’s intent not to perform the service(s) called for and the reasons. Upon receiving this notice, the Government may acquire the services from another source. 52.216-22, Indefinite Quantity (Oct 1995). Paragraph (d) is completed as follows: Contractor shall not be required to perform any services under this contract after November 30, 2014. 1452.228-70 Liability Insurance – Department of Interior (July 1996): (a) The Contractor shall procure and maintain during the term of this contract and any extension thereof liability insurance in form satisfactory to the Contracting officer by an insurance company which is acceptable to the Contracting Officer. The named insured parties under the policy shall be the Contractor and the United States of America. The amounts of insurance shall be not less than as follows: $200,000 each person$500,000 each occurrence$200,000 property damage (b) Each policy shall have a certificate evidencing the insurance coverage. The insurance company shall provide an endorsement to notify the Contracting Officer 30 days prior to the effective date of cancellation or termination of the policy or certificate; or modification of the policy or certificate which may adversely affect the interest of the Government in such insurance. The certificate shall identify the contract number, the name and address of the Contracting Officer, as well as the insured, the policy number and a brief description of contract services to be performed. The contractor shall furnish the Contracting Officer with a copy of an acceptable insurance certificate prior to beginning work. DIAPR 2010-18 (May 2010), Authorities and Delegations Notice to Contractors (a) The Contracting Officer is the only individual authorized to enter into or terminate this contract, modify any term or condition of this contract, waive any requirement of this contract, or accept nonconforming work. (b) The Contracting officer will designate a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) at time of award. The COR will be responsible for technical monitoring of the contractor’s performance and deliveries. The COR will be appointed in writing, and a copy of the appointment will be furnished to the Contractor. Changes to this delegation will be made by written changes to the existing appointment or by issuance of a new appointment. (c) The COR is not authorized to perform, formally or informally, any of the following actions: (1) Promise, award, agree to award, or execute any contract, contract modification, or notice of intent that changes or may change this contract;(2) Waive or agree to modification of the delivery schedule;(3) Make any final decision on any contract matter subject to the Disputes Clause;(4) Terminate, for any reason, the Contractor’s right to proceed;(5) Obligate in any way, the payment of money by the Government. (d) The Contractor shall comply with the written or oral direction of the Contracting officer or authorized representative(s) acting within the scope and authority of the appointment memorandum. The Contractor need not proceed with direction that it considers to have been issued without proper authority. The Contractor shall notify the Contracting officer in writing, with as much detail as possible, when the COR has taken an action or has issued direction (written or oral) that the Contractor considers to exceed the COR’s appointment, within 3 days of the occurrence. Unless otherwise provided in this contract, the Contractor assumes all costs, risks, liabilities, and consequences of performing any work it is directed to perform that falls within any of the categories defined in paragraph (c) prior to receipt of the Contracting Officer’s response issued under paragraph (e) of this clause. (e) The Contracting officer shall respond in writing within 30 days to any notice made under paragraph (d) of this clause. A failure of the parties to agree upon the nature of a direction, or upon the contract action to be taken with respect thereto, shall be subject to the provision of the Disputes clause of this contract. (f) The Contractor shall provide copies of all correspondence to the Contracting Officer and the COR. (g) Any action(s) taken by the Contractor, in response to any direction given by any person acting on behalf of the Government or any Government official other than the Contracting Officer or the COR acting within his or her appointment, shall be at the Contractor’s risk. (14) This Request for Quote is an Indefinite Quantity Indefinite Delivery (IDIQ) solicitation, with a base year and 2 option years. The Government intends to award a firm fixed-price order resulting from this solicitation. (15) Any questions regarding this solicitation shall be directed to Kris O’Neil, Contract Specialist, (970) 586-1236; Kris_O’Neil@nps.gov Contracting Office Address: Rocky Mountain National Park 1000 Hwy 36Estes Park, Co 80517 Set-Aside: Total Small Business Place of Performance: Estes Park, CO; Grand Lake, CO; Ft. Laramie National Historic Site, WY 80517 USA URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DOI/NPS/APC-IS/P12PS22206/listing.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120131/PROCURE/0066
Matching Key Words: writ*; copy; technical; standard; procedure?; 


Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, MICC, MICC – White Sands Missile Range, MICC – White Sands Missile Range, Directorate of Contracting, Bldg 143, 2nd Floor, Crozier Street, White Sands Missile Range, NM 88002-5201

R–MISSION SUPPORT SERVICES — INDUSTRY DAY INVITATION W9124Q-11-R-0101 020612 Mari Beckler, (575) 678-1158 MICC – White Sands Missile Range MISSION SUPPORT SERVICES INDUSTRY DAY The Mission and Installation Contracting Command -White Sands Office, invites you to attend the Industry Day and Site Visits for the Mission Support Services requirement. Dates: 13-17 February 2012 Start Time: 0730 End Time: Varies by Day Location (Day 1): WSMR Professional Development Center auditorium, Building 465, Dyer Street, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, 88002. Parking is available near the intersection of Dyer Street and Rock Island Avenue and also at Dyer Street and Picatinny Avenue. The event will begin at 7:30 AM every day. Attendees should plan on arriving to WSMR at least one and one half (1.5) hours prior to the event so you may process through security, obtain a visitor’s pass and check-in at the event. Check-in at the event will begin at 7:30 AM MST on the first day. AN AGENDA FOR THE WEEK WILL BE PROVIDED AT CHECK-IN. All questions will be held until the final day. All questions and answers discussed at the Industry Day event will be published. RSVP: Contractors electing to attend the Industry Day andsite visits must RSVP to Mari Beckler, Contract Specialist. There is a limit of two (2) representatives per contractor. No foreign nationals are permitted. The contractor must e-mail the attached RSVP form (see attached Microsoft Excel workbook. Fill out Boxes 2 thru 5.) to Mari Beckler at mari.b.beckler.civ@mail.mil by COB 6 February 2012. Due to security procedures, the persons attending the Industry Day must be listed on the RSVP form. Las Cruces, NM is the closest city to WSMR, NM. The closest WSMR access gate is located off of US Highway 70. El Paso International Airport, El Paso, TX is the closest regional airport. Contractors are solely responsible for all expenses associated with their attendance at the Industry Day. Please visit the WSMR websitehttp://www.wsmr.army.mil/Pages/Home.aspx, for more information about WSMR. The “WSMR at a Glance 2011″ and the WSMR Factbook” are also attached for your basis information. Maps of WSMR are available at: http://www.wsmr.army.mil/testcenter/Pages/WhereWeAre.aspx. Occasionally, WSMR will block roads (including US Highway 70) in the area for missile tests. Please call the Road Block phone number, 575-678-1178, for recorded updates on planned roadblocks. The information is usually updated each weekday in the afternoon for the following day. Since the actual firing schedule can slide due to any number of circumstances like weather or equipment problems, travelers should also check the recording right before leaving to ensure nothing has changed. Installation Access: All visitors must bring photo identification. To obtain a vehicle security pass you must have a driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance. All visitors must enter WSMR through the Las Cruces main gate (located off of US Highway 70). Visitors must stop at the WSMR Reception Center to obtain their visitor’s pass. Safety: As a tri-service Department of Defense Range, White Sands has tested nearly every type of deployable ordnance developed in the United States since 1945. Quite a number of these munitions were deliberately designed to blend in with the terrain, and their presence may not be immediately obvious to the casual observer. Consequently, even though WSMR performs extensive Range Clearance activities, there is no assurance that any area of the Range is truly 100% free of unexploded ordnance. More information concerning unexploded ordnance hazards can be viewed athttp://www.wsmr.army.mil/ux/Pages/default.aspx. The contractors are responsible to view the video found at this link under the title, UXO Hazards Video. You will be asked to sign a form, acknowledging that youhave viewed this video at the check-in event. No person will be allowed to tour the range without first viewing this video. Photography & Video Ban: No photographs or videos are allowed on WSMR except in the WSMR museum missile park area. Place of Performance: MICC – White Sands Missile Range Directorate of Contracting, Bldg 143, 2nd Floor, Crozier Street White Sands Missile Range NM 88002-5201 US URL:https://www.fbo.gov/notices/bf5c91b9456d3976e2523bd9ca12ab29
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120131/PROCURE/0318
Matching Key Words: video*; you; website; site?; page?; event?; 

Department of Justice, Federal Prison Industries/UNICOR, Contracting Office/Manchester, P.O. Box 3000 Manchester KY 40962

R — Textile Manufacturing/Engineering Services CT2076-12 021012 Tina Dufour, Contract Specialist, Phone 606-598-1900 ext 4151, Fax 606-599-5115, Email tdufour@central.unicor.gov FPI has a need for a contractor to provide engineering, new product design, and operational services for the Clothing & Textiles Group (CTG). The contractor is required to have a working knowledge and at least 15 years experience of textile manufacturing and knowledge with the Material Requirements Planning (MRP) module in SAP, a working knowledge in Microsoft Office, and experience and knowledge of working in a prison environment.   Set-Aside: Total Small Business Place of Performance: UNICOR, Federal Prison Industries 400 1st Street, NW 6th Floor, Clothing and Textiles Washington, DC 20534 US URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DOJ/FPI-UNICOR/MAN/CT2076-12/listing.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120128/PROCURE/0084
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; 


U.S. Department of State, Foreign Service Institute, Office of Acquisitions, M/FSI/EX/GSACQ, 4000 Arlington Boulevard Room F-2129, SA-42 Arlington VA 22204

T — Video Production Support Services SFSIAQ12R0002 122911 Nadia Shokry, Phone (703) 302-6804, Fax (703) 302-7227, Email ShokryNO@state.gov The Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State, has a requirement for full time, on site, audiovisual support personnel for its Audiovisual Facility. The FSI campus contains over 300 classrooms equipped with projection, interactive white boards, and video playback. The facility also has a professional video production studio and eight rooms with videoconferencing capability. FSI has a requirement for two support personnel, a senior video production specialist and a seniorvideo/AV technician. Personnel will provide support on site in the Audiovisual Facility at the George P. Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center, 4000 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, Va. 22204 between the hours of 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Monday through Friday. They may occasionally be required to shift this schedule to accommodate special events at the Shultz Center. Set-Aside: Total Small Business Place of Performance: 4000 Arlington Blvd Arlington, VA 22204 US URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/State/FSI/GSACQ/SFSIAQ12R0002/listing.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120128/PROCURE/0094
Matching Key Words: video*; produc*; train*; site?; business*; event?; production?; naics!512110; 


Department of the Army, PEO STRICOM, PEO STRI Acquisition Center, PEO STRI Acquisition Center, 12350 Research Parkway, Orlando, FL 32826-3276

69–NOTICE REGARDING THE REQUEST FOR INFORMATION FOR THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES TRAINING, ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE SUPPORT (SOF TEAMS II) – SERVICES CONTRACT W900KK-12-R-0018 020312 Matthew Sanders, 407-208-3327 PEO STRI Acquisition Center At this time the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation(PEO STRI) is canceling its Request for Information (RFI) regarding the follow-on effort to SOF TEAMS, posted 23 January 2012. This cancelation is due to a Government reassessment of its current SOF TEAMS vehicle and funding constraints. The Government will post its future interest for SOF TEAMS II at a later date, to be determined. Place of Performance: 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) 7269 Nightstalker Way Fort Campbell KY 42223 US URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USA/STRICOM/W900KK/W900KK-12-R-0018/listing.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120128/PROCURE/0429
Matching Key Words: state!ky; 


Department of the Army, PEO STRICOM, PEO STRI Acquisition Center, PEO STRI Acquisition Center, 12350 Research Parkway, Orlando, FL 32826-3276

69–Amendment to 12 Jan 12 Request for Information (RFI) for the new EST II Program W900KKRFIESTI Helen Garcia, 407-208-3231 PEO STRI Acquisition Center TITLE: ENGAGEMENT SKILLS TRAINER (EST II) – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) (Amendment to RFI dated 12 Jan 2012) dated January 25, 2012 The purpose of this RFI Amendment is to: 1. Provide a “file link” for Government Furnished Information (GFI) in support of the EST 2 acquisition. Please note that some of the information is Sensitive but Unclassified data that is subject to export control. The following GFI has been posted as an export controlled, explicit access document package “file” link (U.S. Contractors Only). When the “file” link is clicked, the user is taken to the “packages” sub-tab for the opportunity. To review this controlled Sensitive but Unclassified package, a user is required to have a valid Marketing Partner Identification Number (MPIN) entered in the system. The MPIN is part of the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) profile for an entity. The ‘FBO.GOV Vendor Guide’, located in the Federal Business Opportunities ‘www.fbo.gov’ homepage, provides detailed instructions for the access ad review of controlled packages associated with an opportunity. Department of the Army Pamphlets (DA PAM): DA PAM 350-38: STANDARDS IN TRAINING COMMISSION (STRAC) U.S. Army Technical Manuals (TMs): TM 9-1005-319-10: M16A2, M16A3, M16A4, M4, AND M4A1 DATED OCTOBER 1998 TM 9-1005-338-13&P: UNIT AND DIRECT SUPPORT MAINTENANCE FOR MOSSBERG 12-GAUGE SHOTGUN, MODELS 500 AND 590 (OR EQUIVALENT TM FOR RESPECTIVE SHOTGUN) DATED MAY 2005 TM 9-1240-413-12&P: M68 REFLEX SIGHT DATED 25 JULY 2004 TM 9-1240-415-13&P: M145 DATED FEBRUARY 2000 TM 11-5855-213-10: OPERATOR’S MANUAL FOR NIGHT VISION SIGHT, INDIVIDUAL SERVED WEAPON, AN/PVS-4 (NSN: 5855-00-629-5334) DATED 1 FEBRUARY 1993 TM 11-5855-262-10-1: OPERATOR’S MANUAL FOR NIGHT VISION GOGGLE, AN/PVS-7A (NSN: 5855-01-228-0939) DATED 15 MARCH 1993 U.S. Army Field Manuals (FMs): FM 3-22.9: RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP M16-/M4 SERIES WEAPONS DATED 10 FEBRUARY 2011 FM 3-22.27: MK 19, 40-MM GRENADE MACHINE GUN, MOD 3 DATED 14 SEPTEMBER 2006 FM 3-22.65: BROWNING MACHINE GUN, CALIBER .50 HB, M2 DATED 11 APRIL 2007 FM 3-23.35: CHANGE 4 TO COMBAT TRAINING WITH PISTOLS, M9 AND M11 DATED 28 AUGUST 2008 FM 7-0: TRAINING FOR FULL SPECTRUM OPERATIONS, DATED FEBRUARY 2011 FM 3-21.8 (FM 7.8): INFANTRY RIFLE PLATOON AND SQUAD, DATED MARCH 2007 ADP 3-0: UNIFIED LAND OPERATIONS, DATED 10 OCTOBER 2011 U.S. Army Training Circulars (TCs): TC 25-8: TRAINING RANGES DATED MAY 2010 U.S. Army Training Circulars (TCs): TC 25-8: TRAINING RANGES DATED MAY 2010 Weapons List EST System/Subsystem Specification (SSS) 2. Provide a written response to questions and answers asked about this proposed acquisition. ************************************************************************ RFI POSTING DATED 12 JAN 2012 69–Request for Information (RFI) for a new EST II Program: The purpose of this RFI is to identify companies which have technologies and expertise that can be or have been applied to the Small Arms Training task. TITLE: ENGAGEMENT SKILLS TRAINER (EST II) – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) dated January 12, 2012 Notice Type: RFI Response Date: 15 days after Hands on Demo of EST or NLT 5 March 2012 Original Set aside: N/A Set Aside: N/A Classification Code: 69 – Training Aids and Devices NAICS Code: 333- Machinery manufacturing/333319 – Other Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing Set Aside: N/A Classification Code: 69 – Training Aids and Devices NAICS Code: 333- Machinery Manufacturing/333319 – Other Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing. BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE ACQUISITION: The U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), Program Management Combined Arms Tactical Trainers (PM CATT), Project Manager for Ground Combat Tactical Trainers (PM GCTT) is contemplating a new contract for a technical refresh of fielded Engagement Skills Trainers (EST)/marksmanship trainers and their weapons to a EST II, procurement of EST II systems and EST II weapons, New Equipment Training, Pre-Planned Product Improvements (P3I) on the EST II systems and weapons , and logistic support. This contract encompasses the application of current and emerging technologies to provide the required training capability through a technical refresh of its current systems and weapons, as well as procurement of new systems and weapons. This Request for Information (RFI) solicits industry’s feedback augmenting the information received in the previous EST RFI dated 24 May 2011. PEO STRI is currently developing its acquisition approach as well as the Period of Performance (POP) of the contract. However, award will be made to that offeror who offers the Best Overall Value to the Government. This acquisition will require access to information classified as “Sensitive but Unclassified” or “For Official Use Only”. BACKGROUND: The current Engagement Skills Trainer (EST) is a simulator that provides marksmanship training andtrains soldiers on virtually all aspects of firearms training from calibrating weapons, to weapons qualification, to collective fire scenarios in numerous environments. The EST is a unit/institutional, indoor, multipurpose, multi-lane, small arms, crew-served and individual anti-tank training simulation that saves currently required ammunition resources, operation and personnel tempo, as well as travel time and costs to and from ranges. It enables training across three different modes: individual marksmanship; small unit (collective) gunnery and tactical training; and judgmental use of force (shoot/don’t shoot (S/DS)), which includes Escalation of Force/graduated response scenarios. It simulates weapon training events that lead to live-fire individual or crew weapon qualification and training events currently not resourced under Standards in Training Commission (STRAC). Squad leaders are able to control and evaluate individual, fire team, and squad performance on numerous types of small arms weapons used by U.S. forces and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. The EST Basic Rifle Marksmanship (BRM) training reduces the requirements for remedial live-fire training. Soldiers must ‘pass’ marksmanship gates on the EST prior to going on the live range. Using the EST capability of rifle cant, trigger pressure, and before-the-shot, during-the-shot, and after-the-shot After Action Reviews (AARs), trainers can quickly identify and correct problems thus raising confidence and first-time qualifications. Currently, the Army uses EST for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) qualification as well as night-fire qualification. INTENDED CAPABILITIES FOR NEW EST II CONTRACT: 1. Primarily EST II shall provide high fidelity marksmanship training events utilizing both performance and results feedback. Trainees must be able to zero on the EST, apply the corrections to a battle-sight zeroed weapon, and get reasonable accuracy on a live-fire range. a. System point accuracy 0.2 mils with round to round ammunition dispersion based on U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) ballistics. b. Pseudo real-time Line Of Sight (LOS) correlation to the projection screen. c. Pseudo real-time Point of Aim (POA)/Point of Impact (POI) for all rounds fired. d. High fidelity After Action Review (AAR) at student and Instructor Operator Station (IOS). e. High fidelity weapon interface for Form, Fit and Function with Magazine loading. f. All U.S. Army standard Courses of Fire (COF) with results feedback on doctrine scorecard. g. Provides pre and post aim point trace for individual weapons. h. Provides burst by burst trace for machine gun weapons. 2. Ability to providetraining events that support realistic physics-based modeling for environments and models with variable outcomes. 3. Sufficient intellectual property rights in the interface protocols for the Government to allow a third-party contractor to maintain and repair the system and its weapons. 4. Ability to support High Definition Television (HDTV) format interactive video training events for judgmental use of force SDS training. 5. Provide ongoing ability to integrate the Army POR for gaming (currently Virtual Battlespace 2 (VBS 2) into the system. HANDS ON INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITY: Respondents are invited to use the EST located at PEO STRI, Orlando, for a period of up to 2 business days from 23 January 2012 – 24 February 2012. Coordinate times with Sara Creely or MAJ Robert DeGaine. The intent is to provide a hands-on demonstration and physical inspection of the EST. (Offerors will not be allowed to install/place any equipment on current EST systems. No photos or video recording will be allowed.) Sara Creely (407)384-5291 Sara.Creely@us.army.mil MAJ Robert DeGaine (407) 384-3732 Robert.DeGaine@us.army.mil The EST Training shelter is located at: STTC/SFC Paul Ray Smith Simulation & Technology Center RDECOM 12423 Research Parkway Orlando, FL 32826 GOVERNMENT FURNISHED EQUIPMENT/INFORMATION (GFE/I) TO BE PROVIDED FOR THIS ACQUISITION: (GFI TO BE PROVIDED TO OFFERORS) – As a minimum, the latest revisions of the following documents shall apply: Department of the Army Pamphlets (DA PAM): DA PAM 350-38: STANDARDS IN TRAINING COMMISSION (STRAC) U.S. Army Technical Manuals (TMs) TM 9-1005-319-10 M16A2, M16A3, M16A4, M4, and M4A1 dated October 1998 TM 9-1005-338-13&P Unit and Direct Support Maintenance for Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun, models 500 and 590 (or equivalent TM for respective shotgun) TM 9-1240-413-12&P M68 Reflex sight dated 25 July 2004 TM 9-1240-415-13&P M145 TM 11-5855-213-10 Operator’s Manual for Night Vision Sight, Individual Served Weapon, AN/PVS-4 (NSN: 5855-00-629-5334) dated 1 February 1993 TM 11-5855-262-10-1 Operator’s Manual for Night Vision Goggle, AN/PVS-7A (NSN: 5855-01-228-0939) dated 15 March 1993 TM 11-5855-301-12&P Light, aiming, infrared AN/PAQ-4B & AN/PAQ-4C dated 15 May 2002 TM 11-5855-308-12&P Target Pointer/Illuminator, Aiming Light AN/PEQ-2A dated 15 May 2005 U.S. Army Field Manuals (FMs) FM 3-22.9 Change 4 to Rifle Marksmanship M16A1, M16A2/3, M16A4 and M4 Carbine dated 28 Apr 2005 FM 3-22.27 MK 19, 40-mm Grenade machine Gun, MOD 3 dated 14 Sep 2006 FM 3-22.65 Browning Machine Gun, Caliber .50 HB, M2 dated 11 par 2007 FM 3-23.35 Change 4 to Combat Training with Pistols, M9 and M11 dated 28 Aug 2008 FM 7-0 Training for full Spectrum Operations, Dated 12 Dec 2008 FM 7.8 Infantry Rifle Platoon and Squad, Dated 22 Apr 1992 ADP 3-0 Unified Land operations, dated 10 October 2011 U.S. Army Training Circulars (TCs) TC 25-8 Training Ranges dated April 2004 Copies of DA PAMs, TMs, FMs, and TCs are available on the WWW at URL: http://www.apd.army.mil/ In addition, the following will be provided: 1. Hands on Use and Physical inspection of EST (Offerors will not be allowed to install/place any equipment on current EST systems. No photos or video recording will be allowed.) 2. System Specification – To be provided at a later date to offerors. 3. Raw data for selected scenarios (sample) – To be provided at a later date to offerors. 4. Virtual Battlespace 2 (VBS 2) – To be provided after Request for Proposal (RFP) release to offerors. GFI – TO BE PROVIDED TO AWARDEE ONLY FOR EST CONTRACT: 1. U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) Ballistics Tables. 2. Raw data for selected scenarios GFE – TO BE PROVIDED TO AWARDEE FOR TECHNICAL REFRESH OF EST EFFORT ONLY 30 DAYS AFTER AWARD OF DELIVERY ORDER FOR THE TECH REFRESH. 1. Gutted (electronics removed) EST fleet of weapons 2. EST Jun-air Compressors (30 liter) for air supply to weapons 3. EST Projection Screens (4 meters wide 2.2 meters high for each 5 lane) 4. Virtual Battlespace 2 (VBS 2) REQUEST FOR INFORMATION: The Government is interested in receiving your insight on the aforementioned proposed acquisition. Responses should include the following information: a) your company name, address, POC, email addresses, phone and fax numbers, and company’s web page (if applicable); b) identification of business size as it relates to NAICS code 333319, i.e. US large or small business (SB), service disabled veteran business, HUB Zone, 8(a) certified business, Woman Owned SB, etc; c) short history of your firm’s experience in providing marksmanship trainers; d) every page of your response must include your company’s name as well as page number, i.e. page # of 25. The suggested page count is no more than 25 pages. Font is not to be smaller than 12 points. If you did not respond to the initial RFI, you may still respond to that RFI’s questions as well, and these page restrictions do not apply. Submit RFI responses via e-mail by 1600 Eastern Standard Time (EST) 15 days after Hands on Demo of EST or NLT 5 March 2012, to the following e-mail address: E-mail: Helen.Garcia@us.army.mil Patricia.Hyland@us.army.mil Robert.DeGaine@us.army.mil Pete.Walton1@us.army.mil Sara.Creely@us.army.mil RFI QUESTIONS: A. TECH REFRESH – Please provide detailed responses (YES/OR NO WITH SUPPORTING RATIONALE IS REQUESTED) to the following questions regarding the requirement to perform a tech refresh on the current EST. 1. Can you easily convert EST gutted (electronics removed) weapons to work on your proposed EST system? 2. Is it more cost effective to reconfigure EST gutted (electronics removed) weapons for your proposed EST system, or procure new EST weapons? 3. Could any reconfigured EST gutted (electronics removed) weapons be converted to be tetherless or semi-tetherless? What would be the approximate cost impact be for tetherless or semi-tetherless? 4. What would be the proposed timeframe to have 100 weapons of the same type available (reconfigure current EST gutted weapons or have weapons for your proposed system)? 5. From time of award, how long would it take your firm to deliver to the Government the 1st 10 lane test bed technical refreshed systems with a full complement of weapons (reconfigured/retrofitted or new weapons) for validation? Testing includes i.e. auto-tracker systemic accuracy, weapon and ballistic accuracy, form, fit, function of the weapon fleet with optics, scenario validation to the U.S. Army doctrine. 6. Do you believe that your company can participate in an EST II competition with the GFI and GFE listed above? If not, what additional GFI/GFE is necessary for the Government to conduct a competition? B. NEW EST II SYSTEMS – Please provide detailed response (YES/OR NO WITH SUPPORTING RATIONALE IS REQUESTED) to the following questions regarding the purchase of new EST II systems. 1. The Government prefers an open architecture for the interface protocols. How would your firm provide a technical approach that provides an open architecture for interface protocols? Would your firm propose providing sufficient rights to allow the Government to compete subsequent requirements of the EST 2? Please describe any proposed approach such as Gov. Purpose Rights, license agreement, priced option to procure IP rights (GPR) for interface protocols, etc.? 2. What would be an approximate delivery schedule for ten (10) new EST II systems with full weapon complements? (The Government would NOT be providing any GFE other than the specific weapons/components stated above.) 3. Would there be any special tools/test equipment required for maintaining your EST? In accordance with FAR 52.215-3 Request for Information or Solicitation for Planning Purposes, (a) The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this RFI or to otherwise pay for the information solicited except as an allowable cost under other contracts as provided in subsection 31.205-18, Bid and Proposal Costs, of the FAR. (b) Your response to this RFI will be treated as information only. It shall not be used as a proposal. The Government may or may not issue a solicitation as a result of this announcement. There is no solicitation available at this time. CONTRACTING OFFICE ADDRESS: PEO STRI Acquisition Center, 12350 Research Parkway, Orlando, FL 32826-3276 Point of Contact(s); Helen Garcia, Contract Specialist, 407-208-3231 Patricia Hyland, Contracting Officer, 407-384-3754 Major DeGaine, Project Director, 407-384-3732 Pete Walton, Lead System Engineer, 407-380-4728 ************************************************************************ ORIGINAL RFI POSTING DATED 24 MAY 2011 The U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), Project Manager for Ground Combat Tactical Trainers (PM GCTT) is interested in identifying viable technologies and a new approach for the development of a EST II, Program of Record (POR) (EST 2000) to support the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) schools; Army Active Component, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard unit with a small arms training system which trains and enhances the U.S. Army Basic Pistol/ Rifle Marksmanship Program. Market Research is being conducted to identify technologies and productioncapabilities of industry that could support the next generation EST II Program POR. The purpose of this RFI is to identify companies which have technologies and expertise that can be or have been applied to the Small Arms Training Task. The EST II Program POR is exploring the possibilities of applying current and emerging technologies to provide the required training capability. One of the goals of this market research is to identify technical approaches which transfer the burden of marksmanship fault identification from the human instructor to the training system which could then potentially provide remediation for fault correction. The current system (EST 2000) is defined as a system which is a unit / institutional, indoor, multipurpose, multi-lane, small arms, crew-served and individual anti-tank training simulation that enablestraining across three different modes: individual marksmanship; small unit (collective) gunnery and tactical training; and judgmental use of force (shoot/don’t shoot), which includes Escalation of Force / graduated response scenarios. Interested Sources should provide the following information: 1). Pertinent Company administrative data as to large or small business category IAW the designated NAICS. Each offeror is to identify whether or not the company is a STOC II prime. 2). Company history. 3). Identify company interest in the program as a Prime contractor or subcontractor to a prime. Each offeror is to provide recent program history (last 10 years) of company past experience in delivering small arms trainers or components of small arms trainers. 4). Identification of technologies which have potential and/or demonstrated application to the small arms training task. Each identified technology is to be categorized by Technology Readiness Level rating system. Responses to this RFI are to not exceed 15 single sided, letter sized pages. Font is not to be smaller than 12 points. This announcement is published for market research purposed only. This notice does not constitute an invitation for bids or a Request for Proposal (RFP) and is not a commitment by the U.S. Government to procure subject products. Responses in any form are not offers and the Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this announcement. No funds are available to pay for the preparation of responses to this announcement. Submit RFI responses by 1600 Eastern Standard Time 14 June 2011, to the following email address: Cori Lampe Contract Specialist, SFAE-STRI-KOV Email: corisann.m.lampe@us.army.mil Comments via e-mail to the designated Contract Specialist, Cori Lampe, information listed below using the attached EST II Program POR Q&A form. Questions with answers will be posted as an update to the RFI. URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USA/STRICOM/W900KK/W900KKRFIESTI/listing.html
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Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Great Lakes Region, FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, AAQ-520 AGL – Great Lakes

99–Lawn Maintenance/Snow Removal Service Air Route Traffic Control Center Indianapolis, IN DTFACN-12-R-00016 013112 Diane Ayen, 847-294-7321 diane .ayen@faa.gov The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has a requirement to provide Lawn Maintenance/Snow Removal Services for Air Route Traffic Control Center located at 1850 South Sigsbee St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46241. This procurement will be 100% set-aside for Very Small Business firms NAICS code 561730 (Lawn Maintenance/Snow Removal Services). Contractors to provide proof that they have an active business office for a minimum of one (1) year that is within a fifty mile (50) radius of the FAA (ARTCC), Air Route Traffic Control Center located at 1850 South Sigsbee St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46241. (Map Quest will be the tool used to determine distance from contractors address to the Air Route Traffic Control Center located at Indianapolis, Indiana 46241 (ARTCC). Also the contractor must be registered in the Central Contractor Registration website at http://www.ccr.govat the time the offer is made. The performance period will be April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013 with four (4) one year option periods. The estimated price range for the initial base year and additional four (4) option year renewals is between $100,000.00 and $250,000.00. The Request for Proposal (RFP) will be issued approximately February 1, 2012. To qualify to receive a copy of this Request for Proposal (RFP) prospective bidders must provide evidence that your firm is classified as a Small Business as defined by the Small Business Administration (SBA) (annual revenues not to exceed $16.50 Million Dollars, averaged over the past three (3) years) and have an active business address within a fifty mile (50) radius of the Air Route Traffic Control Center located at 1850 South Sigsbee St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46241. The deadline for making RFP requests is January 31, 2012 by Close of Business (COB) 4:30 PM. All requests to receive a copy must be in writing via e-mail or fax to the Contracting Officer Diane Ayen, Diane.Ayen@faa.gov, at 847-294-7321, with the company name, name of contact person, mailing address, telephone number, email address, and the complete RFP number. No telephone request or request after the deadline of January 31, 2012, will be accepted. “This Notice is for informational purposes for Minority, Women-Owned and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises: The Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, has a program to assist small businesses, small businesses owned and controlled by a socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, and women-owned concerns to acquire short-term working capital assistance for transportation-related contracts. Loans are available under the DOT Short Term Lending Program (STLP) at prime interest rates to provide accounts receivable financing. The maximum line of credit is $750,000. For further information and applicable forms concerning the STLP, call the OSDBU at (800) 532-1169.” URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DOT/FAA/GLR/DTFACN-12-R-00016/listing.html
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U.S. Department of State, Foreign Service Institute, Office of Acquisitions, M/FSI/EX/GSACQ, 4000 Arlington Boulevard Room F-2129, SA-42 Arlington VA 22204

T — AV Support Services Nadia Shokry, Phone (703) 302-6804, Fax (703) 302-7227, Email ShokryNO@state.gov SFSIAQ12C0001 $171,486.00 012412 Base Year rates for both CLINs Webster Data Communication, Inc., 11250 Waples Mill Rd, Suite 430, Fairfax, VA 22030 US URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/State/FSI/GSACQ/Awards/SFSIAQ12C0001.html
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General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service (PBS), Property Development Division (WPC), 7th and D Streets, S.W., Room 2002 Washington DC 20407

99 — REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS – DESIGN COMPETITION NCPCTempArtCompetition 030112 Mary Pineda, Contracting Officer, Phone 202-205-8468, Fax 202.780-4982, Email mary.pineda@gsa.gov – Jilayne Willhoite, Contract Specialist, Phone 202-260-4445, Fax 202.780-4982, Email jilayne.willhoite@gsa.gov REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS, DESIGN COMPETITION DUE March 1, 2012, 3:00PM   Beyond Granite: A Design Competition for a Temporary Commemorative Installation at the Ariel Rios Hemicycle, Washington, DC Introduction The US General Services Administration (GSA), working with the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC), announces a competition for a temporary commemorative installation at the Ariel Rios Hemicycle, on 12 th Street NW, Washington, DC, adjacent to the Ariel Rios Federal Building, which houses the headquarters of the US Environmental Protection Agency. The winning proposal will feature a site-specific, temporary work that commemorates the founding principles and legacy of Earth Day-an environmental subject not otherwise represented in the city’s commemorative landscape-and which does so in a way that expands the palette of form and material for commemorative works in Washington. Project Background Historically, commemorative installations and memorials in Washington have been designed for the ages. They tend to feature works of stone and granite, set within a solemn landscape that often encompasses multiple acres dedicated solely to a commemorative purpose. Construction costs are high; recent projects range between sixty to one hundred twenty million dollars in costs. The Commemorative Works Act established a process for evaluating the subject matter, location, and form of permanent commemorative works in the Washington region, and the process can be complex and lengthy. It begins with an act of Congress, and often takes 10 years until project realization.   In 2010, NCPC sponsored a forum entitled Beyond Granite: Global Approaches to Public Art and Placemaking .   The program featured public artists and arts administrators discussing temporary works such as the World Trade Center Tribute in Light and London’s Fourth Plinth program in Trafalgar Square. Panelists discussed how a program of temporary commemorative works could be used to enrich the cultural landscape in Washington, DC, by providing a means to recognize issues and events that might not otherwise fit within the confines of the Commemorative Works Act, while alleviating the pressure of demands for permanent memorial sites in the Monumental Core. Such a program would also create opportunities for artists to experiment with new and dynamic kinds of designs and materials.   The Beyond Granite competition has been conceived to pick up where this conversation left off. The goal of the competition is to encourage more public dialogue about alternative ways to commemorate, and also to experiment with temporary forms of commemoration that can contribute to more vital public spaces within the nation’s capital.  Site Description The site is a grassy semi-circle along 12 th Street NW in the Federal Triangle area of Washington, DC. Immediately in front of the Ariel Rios Federal Building, it is known as the Ariel Rios Hemicycle. Although the site is adjacent to the Federal Triangle Metrorail Station and is a nexus for vehicular and pedestrian traffic moving between the National Mall and Pennsylvania Avenue and between the Old Post Office Pavilion and the Woodrow Wilson Plaza, the site itself is underutilized and undistinguished. Through the competition, NCPC and GSA seek to activate the site and make it a more memorable and attractive public space.  Concurrent with this competition, NCPC and GSA will be making permanent site enhancements such as new seating and improvements to the landscaping. Any other proposed modifications to the site must not permanently impact the façade of the historic Ariel Rios Federal Building, and also must not adversely affect the operations or structure of the Metrorail station located under the site.  Competition Theme While the overall objective of this competition is to explore opportunities created through temporary forms of commemoration, a theme has been identified to provide a focus for competition submissions-that of Earth Day. Earth Day began, and continues as, a grass-roots effort to promote environmental awareness and broaden responsibility for our planet. It is now the largest civic observance in the world, with more than 1 billion people participating. Earth Day continues to inspire individuals, businesses, diverse organizations and communities. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, this annual awareness and educational event has broadened support for environmental actions and programs at the local, national and international levels. In fact, some of the early Earth Day celebrations are now remembered for launching modern environmental awareness. In the U.S., Earth Day inspired passage of many groundbreaking environmental laws and helped lead to the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency, whose offices are housed immediately adjacent to the competition site.    NCPC and GSA seek proposals that embody defining precepts of the founding of Earth Day, its legacy, and environmentally sustainable practices. Works should inspire the audience to reflect upon the impact of Earth Day over the past 40 years, environmental achievements going forward, and the challenges that remain. Works also should be site specific, designed to respond to the Hemicycle’s urban form and context. Scope of Work The selected Artist/Designer (or, if a team, the designated Lead Artist/Designer) will be responsible for producing a final design for NCPC and GSA approval. Once approved, the selected Artist/Designer may be contracted to develop the design and fabricate and install the project, resulting in a public display at the hemicycle for a period of up to one year (estimated April 22, 2013 – April 22, 2014).   The Artist/Designer will be responsible for producing or subcontracting fabrication, transportation, site preparation, installation, maintenance, and/or de-installation, and other services, as needed. Services required of the contracted artist/designer or team may include, but will not be limited to, site visits, concept design documents, design development documents, working drawings, fabrication documents, specifications, cost estimates, presentations, site preparation services, fabrication services, installation, and post-fabrications services. Ongoing coordination with GSA and NCPC will be required.   The total possible time frame of the project from award of contract to de-installation is anticipated to last between 19 – 21 months (depending on contract award date and final installation date). Budget This project is SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS .   The total cost range of this temporary commemorative work is between $200,000 to $300,000.    The value includes all costs associated with, but not limited to: presentations, design fees, travel, insurance, project materials, fabrication, and transportation of work to the site, site preparation, installation, maintenance, de-installation, and documentation. Selection Process This is a request for Qualification (RFQ) of an Artist/Designer interested in contracting for this temporary commemorative installation.   The Artist/Designer will be designated as the Lead if a team is involved, and is the individual who will have primary responsibility to conceive the design concept and the temporary commemorative installation’s fabrication, installation and deinstallation.    There are two stages to the design competition to select a winning submission. This RFQ represents STAGE I of the competition. Evaluation of all submissions in STAGE I and STAGE II will be conducted by an Evaluation Board, which will make a recommendation to the GSA Selection Authority on the final selection. The Evaluation Board may include representatives from NCPC, GSA, Commission of Fine Arts and private sector professional peers in the fields of art, architecture, history of memorials, and urban planning.  Advisors will include individuals with new media, performance art, or other discipline experience as required.    The process for selection in two stages is as follows: In STAGE I , Artists/Designers interested in contracting for this work will submit information about themselves, their teams and portfolios of accomplishment that establish their capabilities, as well as a preliminary vision statement for the commemorative installation based on information provided in this Request for Qualifications (RFQ). From this first round of submissions, an Evaluation Board will establish a short-list of approximately five Artists/Designers who are most qualified for the purposes of this competition. In STAGE II , short-listed Artists/Designers will be notified and asked to develop conceptual proposals for the commemorative installation in response to a Request for Proposals (RFP).   The RFP will include detailed guidelines, evaluation criteria, and final information about submission requirements and the site.   Soon after the RFP is issued, short-listed Artists/Designers (and their teams) will be invited to a Q&A session and site visit, and then given time to develop their proposals.   At the site visit, site conditions will be relayed. The STAGE II proposal submission requirements will consist of a written statement describing the concept, schedule and budget, and a 45-minute in-person interview and presentation using boards as well as digital material/slides. More specific information about STAGE II proposal submission requirements will be given to short-listed Artists/Designers along with the RFP.   The purpose of the RFP design review is to further evaluate the Artist/Designer (and team) qualifications, and the design for the temporary commemorative installation.   After reviewing all submitted materials and interviewing candidates, the Evaluation Board will recommend a winning candidate for Lead Artist/Designer to the GSA Selection Authority for approval.   A stipend will be offered to the short-listed artists/designers to assist with the purposes above.   The stipend will be paid following submission of the Stage II design.  All submitted materials become the property of the U.S. Government and may or may not be the basis, whole or in part, for the development of the final commemorative installation and may be posted to the competition website. Eligibility All experienced, practicing artists and/or designers are encouraged to apply. Artists/designers may work as individuals or teams, and may work in a variety of media. Proposed projects may be individual projects, team projects, or projects consisting of multiple works and artists. If submitting as a team, a Lead Artist/Designer must be identified.  To be considered eligible, the Lead Artist/Designer must be an American citizen or be a permanent resident of the US, and submit all required materials in the formats, and  with the page/character limits, described in the “Submission Requirements” section below. Project team members from NCPC and GSA will screen all responses to the RFQ for eligibility. Submission Requirements and Evaluation Criteria Submission materials for STAGE I shall be submitted as follows : ONE HARD COPY and ONE CD of the materials listed below, following the formats and size limitations listed. Submissions shall be sent to : Mary E. Pineda, Contracting Officer, Office of Planning and Design Quality, GSA/NCR, 301 7th Street, S.W., Room 4004, Washington, DC, 20407 by no later than 3:00 P.M. on 1 March 2012 via an overnight carrier with a tracking/receipt system. Percentages of valuation are given in parenthesis after each factor: (1) Cover Letter (5%): Submit a cover letter (8-1/2″ x 11″ format, one-page maximum, single-sided, titled: lastname_firstname_CoverLetter) referencing the FBO announcement and briefly identifying and describing the artist/designer or team, the proposed Lead Artist/Designer (if for a team), and noteworthy accomplishments. Include acknowledgement of the proposed Lead Artist/Designer’s U.S. citizenship/permanent residency.   (2) Portfolio (55%): Submit a portfolio representative of you/your team’s artistic and/or design ability and demonstration of your ability to complete an installation, consisting of the following: I would say 300 dpi at 10 inches with files no bigger than 6mb – that will ensure you can print 8x10s, but the files won’t be huge and they’ll all have to be jpegs (no tiffs).              a) Work Sample Images: Include examples of past work in the form of no more than five (5) digital images (count includes any images of details), in JPEG format ( 300 dpi at 10″square with files no bigger than 6MB) Image files should be titled in the following format: lastname_firstname_imagenumber (ex: Smith_Joe_01). Do not include label information in the JPEG image. One image per JPEG is preferred. However, if you need to convey a project’s complexity using multiple images, please make an effort to have no more than three views per JPEG compositeOnly five images may be submitted to represent an entire team.   (Jilayne is confirming the IT requirements for receiving information electronically for a paperless (earth friendly) submission)            b) Work Sample Narrative, to correspond with the images of examples of past work (8-1/2″ x 11″ format, titled lastname_firstname_WorkSampleNarrative). The Work Sample Narrative should include: image number, title of project, location of installation, client, dimensions, materials, construction techniques, contractors (where relevant), and total budget for the project.             c) Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (if a team, submit 3 for team or at least 2 of the 3 for proposed Lead Artist/Designer). Files should be titled: lastname_firstname_RecLetter.   In evaluating the above-listed portfolio materials, the Evaluation Board will consider artistic excellence and achievement as evidenced by the materials submitted, as well as the relevance of the artist/designer’s previous professional experience to this project and the artist/designer’s experience with projects of similar scale and scope, including demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate with public agencies. (3) Profile (10%): Submit a Resume/Biographical sketch that outlines the Lead Artist/Designer’s education, professional experience, and professional accomplishments inclusive of examples and specific successful achievements in public projects (8-1/2″ x 11″ format, maximum three pages, single-sided).   Resumes for team members should be no longer than three pages. In evaluating the Lead Artist/Designer profile, the Evaluation Board will consider overall experience and achievement, as well as relevance of the Artist/Designer’s previous professional experience to this project and the Artist/Designer’s experience with projects of similar scale and scope, including demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate with public agencies. (4) Vision Statement (30%): Submit a statement (8-1/2″ x 11″ format, 5000 characters, including spaces, maximum) in the proposed Lead Artist/Designer’s own words, that shares your vision, and the conceptual approach you would take to this project. The statement should present a sense of the quality of your thinking and level of expertise.   In evaluating this statement, the Board will look for evidence of the Artist/Designer’s understanding of competition theme and goals and ability to convey concepts clearly; an approach that addresses commemoration through nontraditional forms and materials; an approach that has the potential to engage and resonate with the public; an approach that is responsive to the surrounding environment and has the potential to integrate well with the urban environment. Please note that specific project proposals are not requested at this time and will not be reviewed by the committee.   Schedule                            Mar 1, 2012                               Deadline for RFQ submission Apr 30, 2012                              Short List of competitors notified (others will be notified at conclusion of the process)   Apr 18, ’12                                 RFP issued to finalists   Apr 25, ’12                                 Q&A Session and Site Visit Apr 18 – June 6, ’12                  Proposals developed June 6, ’12                                  Deadline for submissions in response to RFP   Mid June, ’12                            Interviews with proponents Early Aug ’12                              Winning proposal announced A ug/Dec ’12                               Award Contract (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS) Sep/Jan ’13                                 Prepare Final Design Fabrication/Construction documents Nov/Mar ’12                              Approval of Final Design Dec/Apr ’13                                Permits & Bidding Jan to Apr or Apr to Jun ’13     Fabrication and Installation Apr/Jun ’13 – Apr/Jun ’14          Public Display                                            Submission Deadline Materials must be submitted to the Contracting Officer, Mary Pineda, by 3:00pm local time, March 1, 2012 via an overnight carrier with a tracking/receipt system. Notification GSA will acknowledge receipt of submissions. GSA will send invitations for interviews/proposal stage or notification of non-selection by April 16, 2012.   Questions    All questions are due by no later than 3:00 PM on 22 February 2012 and must be addressed in writing to the GSA Contracting Officer via email mary.pineda@gsa.gov with cc: jilayne.willhoite@gsa.gov .   Do not contact the NCPC with inquiries concerning this solicitation.   All questions about the competition process, guidelines, or other content contained on the competition website located at:   http://www.ncpc.gov/beyondgranite must also be submitted by no later than February 22, 2012. Place of Performance: Washington, DC US URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/GSA/PBS/WPC/NCPCTempArtCompetition/listing.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120201/SPECIAL/0661
Matching Key Words: naics!711510; 


Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, USACE District, Louisville, USACE District, Louisville, 600 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Place, Room 821, Louisville, KY 40202-2230

99–Small Business Event – Women In Construction Training Program W912QREVENT08 Jacque Gee, 502-315-6111 USACE District, Louisville Women’s Business Center of Kentucky – Women in Construction Training Program being held on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 811 S. 2nd Street, Louisville, KY 40203. Point of contact – Ruth Daniels @ 502-566-6076 or rdaniels@cvcky.org. URL:https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USA/COE/DACA27/W912QREVENT08/listing.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120201/SPECIAL/0662
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 

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Energy and Environment Cabinet, Dept. for Energy Development and Independence, 500 Mero Street, Capital Plaza Tower, 12th Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601

R – ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION PROJECTS. RFP-126-1200000206-1 DUE 19-MAR-2012 Donna Jones, Phone: (502) 564-7192; Website: https://emars.ky.gov/online/vss/Advantage This information is believed to be correct, but should be verified with the issuing agency/organization.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120131/BID/0001
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


Energy and Environment Cabinet, Dept. for Energy Development and Independence, 500 Mero Street, Capital Plaza Tower, 12th Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601

R – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CONTRACTING. RFI-127-1200000012-1 DUE 29-FEB-2012 Donna Jones, Phone: (502) 564-7192; Website: https://emars.ky.gov/online/vss/Advantage This information is believed to be correct, but should be verified with the issuing agency/organization.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120131/BID/0002
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


Louisville/Jefferson County, Purchasing Department, 611 W. Jefferson Street, Louisville, KY 40202

99 – BIKE RACKS. IFB-2639-0-2012/TB DUE 09-FEB-2012 Phone: (502) 574-5796; Fax: (502) 574-6977; E-mail: purchase@loukymetro.org; Website: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/Finance/purchasing.htm This information is believed to be correct, but should be verified with the issuing agency/organization.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120131/BID/0008
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 

State of North Carolina Interactive Purchasing System https://www.ips.state.nc.us/ips/OpenBidSearch.aspx North Carolina Division of Purchase and Contract:Located on the 4th Floor,:AdministrationBuilding:116 West Jones Street:Raleigh,NCL919) 807-4500

T – Live HD Video Production Systems (Buncombe County) SOL 64-503 Live HD Video Production Systems (Buncombe County) This notice is provided by OutreachSystems (www.outreachsystems.com). For more information about this opportunity please contact the buyer directly.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120128/BID/0294
Matching Key Words: video*; produc*; production?; 

 

Kentucky State Procurement

University of Louisville, Department of Purchasing, Louisville, KY

R — AUCTIONEER SERVICES. BID #RFP125-PSC DUE 07-FEB-2012 Susan Carmack, Phone: (502) 852-2986; Website: http://louisville.edu/purchasing/bids/bids_rfplisting.htm This notice is provided by the Kentucky Procurement Assistance Program. The information is believed to be correct, but should be verified with the issuing agency/organization.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120201/KY/2674
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


Murray State University, Procurement Services, 200 General Services Building, Murray, KY 42071-3355

R — BANKING SERVICES. RFP-256D-12 DUE 29-FEB-2012 Phone: (270) 809-2703; Fax (270) 809-3408; Website: http://campus.murraystate.edu/administ/procurement/Vendor/vendmain.htm MURRAY STATE IS ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR A PRICE CONTRACT FOR BANKING SERVICES. AWARD WILL BE BASED ON COST AND ABILITY TO SUPPLY SERVICES REQUESTED. A PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING WILL BE HELD 2/13/12 AT 2:00 P.M. IN THE CURRIS CENTER. PROPOSAL FORMS ARE AVAILABLE BY CONTACTING DAVID BLACKBURN AT 270-809-4090 AND REFERENCING RFP 256D-12. This notice is provided by the Kentucky Procurement Assistance Program. The information is believed to be correct, but should be verified with the issuing agency/organization.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120201/KY/2680
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


Murray State University Foundation, Procurement Services, 200 General Services Building, Murray, KY 42071-3355

R — BANKING SERVICES. RFP-257D-12 DUE 29-FEB-2012 Phone: (270) 809-2703; Fax (270) 809-3408; Website: http://campus.murraystate.edu/administ/procurement/Vendor/vendmain.htm MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION IS ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR A PRICE CONTRACT FOR BANKING SERVICES. AWARD WILL BE BASED ON COST AND ABILITY TO SUPPLY SERVICES REQUESTED. A PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING WILL BE HELD 2/13/12 AT 2:00 P.M. IN THE CURRIS CENTER. PROPOSAL FORMS ARE AVAILABLE BY CONTACTING DAVID BLACKBURN AT 270-809-4090 AND REFERENCING RFP 257D-12. This notice is provided by the Kentucky Procurement Assistance Program. The information is believed to be correct, but should be verified with the issuing agency/organization.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120201/KY/2681
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


Transit Authority of River City (TARC), 1000 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40203

R — JOB ACCESS AND REVERSE COMMUTE (JARC) AND NEW FREEDOM FUNDS. BID #JNF-11-001 DUE 09-MAR-2012 Nancy Snow, Phone: (502) 561-5145; Website: http://www.ridetarc.org/CAMM/current-opportunities.asp This notice is provided by the Kentucky Procurement Assistance Program. The information is believed to be correct, but should be verified with the issuing agency/organization.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120201/KY/2683
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


Kentucky Lottery Corporation, 1011 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202-2623

99 — KENTUCKY LOTTERY CURB SIGNS. BID #KL-12-033 DUE 10-FEB-2012 Denover A. Whalen, Phone: (502) 560-1772; Fax: (502) 560-1531; E-mail: denover.whalen@kylottery.com; Website:http://www.kylottery.com/apps/about_us/procurement/solicitations.html This notice is provided by the Kentucky Procurement Assistance Program. The information is believed to be correct, but should be verified with the issuing agency/organization.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120201/KY/2691
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 

Kentucky Board of Speech Language Pathology & Audiology, 911 Leawood Drive, P.O. Box 1360, Frankfort, KY 40601

R — FACILITATOR SERVICES – ADDENDUM. RFP-295-1200000196-2 DUE 15-FEB-2012 Susan Ellis, Phone: (502) 564-3296; Website: https://emars.ky.gov/online/vss/Advantage New Due Date. This information is believed to be correct, but should be verified with the issuing agency/organization.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120131/KY/2621
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


Eastern Kentucky University, Division of Purchases, Jones Building, Room 119, Richmond, KY 40475

R — STUDENT ATHLETE INSURANCE. RFP 21-12 DUE 02-APR-2012 Phone: (859) 622-2246; Fax: (859) 622-2047; Website: http://www.purchasing.eku.edu/bids_quotes.php This notice is provided by the Kentucky Procurement Assistance Program. The information is believed to be correct, but should be verified with the issuing agency/organization.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120131/KY/2636
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 

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