Business and Career Opportunities (Bids, Awards and Special Notes)

February 27, 2012

Business / Career

FedBizOpps – Procurement

Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service, Billings Area Office, 2900 4th Avenue North PO Box 36600 Billings MT 59107

R — Substance /Abuse Coordinator RFQ-10-12-036-JH 030912 James Hunter, Purchasing Agent, Phone 406/247-7064, Email james.hunter@ihs.gov Description(s): THIS PROCUREMENT IS SET-ASIDE FOR SMALL BUSINESS CONCERNS. The Contractor shall provide Substance Abuse Coordinator Consultant Services to the Billings Area, Indian Health Service, and Office of Health Care Program. Billings, Montana. The procurement is conducted pursuant to the authority of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures; and FAR 37.104(b), Personal Services Contract (Public Law 103-332, Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, Title II, September 30, 1994, 108 Stat. 2530 as implemented by U.S.C. 1638c). This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; therefore, awritten solicitation will not be issued. The Billings Area Indian Health Service (IHS) intends to award a fixed-price purchase order in response to Request for Quotation (RFQ) 10-12-036-JH. This solicitation is restricted to 100% Small Business concerns. The solicitation documents and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-53. The associated North American Industry Classification System code is 541618 and the small business size standard is $7.0 million. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; therefore, a written solicitation will not be issued. Prospective contractors are requested to provide an daily rate. PRICE SCHEDULE – Substance Abuse Coordinator Consultant: 1200 hrs. @ $_______________per-$__________________. Travel / Site Visits to Service Unit’s @ $__________per-$_________________. STATEMENT OF WORK: The purpose of this acquisition is to contract for a Substance Abuse Coordinator Consultant to provide support, strategic planning, develops practice management standards, administrative responsibility and clinical guidance to the Billings Area Indian Health Service, Office of Health Care Alcohol/Substance Abuse Program and P.L. 93-638 Tribal Substance Abuse contracts/programs. The Reservation program include: Blackfeet Crystal Creek Lodge; Browning, Montana; Crow; Crow Nation Wellness Center, Crow Agency, Montana; Fort Belknap Chemical Dependency Center, Harlem, Montana; Fort Peck Spotted Bull Treatment Center, Fort Peck Transitional Living Unit for Youth, Poplar, Montana; Northern Cheyenne Recovery Center, Lame Deer, Montana; Northern Arapahoe White Buffalo Recovery Center Arapahoe, Wyoming. Eastern Shoshone, Recovery Center, Fort Washakie, Wyoming. SCOPE OF WORK : (1) The contractor will coordinate comprehensive strategic planning training for all of the programs and will provide the follow up to ensure that the programs are accomplishing their established goals and objectives. In addition, this strategic plan will help to further define and set the stage for more consistent scopes of work for the contract fiscal year 2013. (2) Work in conjunction with the Indian Health service Behavior Health Officer and the tribal SA Directors to develop and implement culturally specific practice management standards/protocols intended to guide programs in a more consistent delivery of services to their communities that result in greater measurable and improved outcomes. (3) Assist programs in gaining greater proficiency in critical service areas, such as consistent application of assessments, justified service placement, individualized treatment planning, accurate progress tracking and follow up. (4) Work with Area and Tribal programs to explore the feasibility of developing a Native American-based training and treatment curriculum in conjunction with the other educational based programs. (5) Work with the Tribal SA Directors to ensure that their staff has access to ongoing training in the use of their current software system. (6) Work with the Indian Health Service Behavior Health Officer and Tribal SA Directors to coordinate training in the area of clinical supervision. (7) Work in conjunction with the Indian health Service Behavior Health Officer and the Tribal SA Directors and the RPMS report format to Clearly define what reporting criteria and timelines are necessary to satisfy the contract requirements and what criteria is most important to the communities they serve. (8) Work with the Indian Health Service Behavior Health Officer and the Tribal SA Directors to develop the Tribal substance abuse program evaluation tool in a manner that allows the evaluations to better reflect how programs are meeting contract requirements and the community need. (9) Travel required as needed to provide on-site assistance, training, workshops, conferences and related meetings. (10) The contractor will be required to work on-site at the Billings Area Indian Health Service Office, Billings, Montana. KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY POSITION: Expert knowledge and advance counseling skills in the field of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders such as would be required with an advanced degree in an accredited graduate program in psychology, addictions or marriage and family therapy. Knowledge of best practices in the field of substance abuse treatment obtained in a treatment setting such as and outpatient services or inpatient services. Expert experience in administrative, supervisory, consultative and technical work related to the development and improvement of program operations. Export knowledge and experience in provision of integrated services to American Indian patients with addictive and mental health disorders. Demonstrated administrative experience at one of the multiple levels of the Indian Health Service structure such as Headquarters, Area or Tribal level and knowledge of federal procurement/contracting process, program operations, including budgetary process, Title I and Title III of the Indian Self Determination Act or equivalent outside experience. Knowledge of National Standards in substance abuse treatment, JCAHO, and CARF, as well as Indian Health Service manual Chapter 18. Advanced skills in electronic patient records, generations of reports, work processing, excels spread sheets, creation of excel templates for generation of graphs and charts, e-mail and power point presentations. Expert in communication skills, public speaking, ability to explain, advocate, and express facts and ideas in a convincing manner to a wide variety of audiences, and to negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: The performance of this contract shall be from Award Date, through December 31, 2012 SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The Behavioral Health Consultant, Billings Area Office, Indian Health Service, provides general administrative direction that includes agency goals and directives that are broadly defined. Incumbent is given broad discretionary powers and independent authority to accomplish general objectives and specific projects. The incumbent plans, prioritizes own work and provides direction to the support staff for accomplishing clerical services. The incumbent selects methodology and consults experts and other resources as needed. In addition, the incumbent assesses program needs and problems, plans, designs and carries out studies in concert with the Area Behavioral Health Consultant, OHCP and ITU leadership and program staff. Incumbent carries out assignments with a high degree of autonomy and independence. Incumbent is recognized as an authority on substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Work is evaluated on effectiveness in meeting broad objectives, timeliness, evidence of effective leadership and quality of technical information. Annual performance ratings are completed by the Area Behavioral Health Consultant with input from ITU leadership. GUIDELINES: Incumbent refers to biological, neurological and psychological science, current findings in the literature, and standards of practice, Area specific plans, Area Director SES contract performance indicators and Government Performance Results Act (GJ.PRA), and uses legislation (federal state, tribal), regulation, agency policy, accreditation body standards, and national professional standards that may or may not be specific to the ITU programs. Those guidelines require continuous interpretation, adaptation to a rural, trans-cultural setting, and application to conform to changes in the field of substance abuse/ mental health programs COMPLEXITY: The work requires expert clinical knowledge and specialty training that is applied to a broad range of health problems that have psychiatric, addiction, cultural, medical and social determinants. Understanding of Al/AN community concerns must be applied in program design and development. A wide knowledge of resource management, including federal, state and tribal resources, must be applied in development of comprehensive services. Cooperation with multiple agencies is required for program maintenance and enhancement. The complexity of the position is impacted by the variety of health care disciplines, number of federal, state, local and tribal agencies that are interfaced, diversity of the population served, remoteness of facilities and programs, and the variety and number of health care problems that have behavioral components. SCOPE AND EFFECT: The purpose of work is to provide expert program consultation to primary care, mental health and substance abuse staff located in rural and urban knowledge and research to the ITU leadership. Incumbent has input on broad policy. Development and program planning aimed at creating a fully integrated system of mental health and substance abuse services. The incumbent actively networks with state and federal agencies, conducts program studies and maintains an active consultation process with the Behavioral Health programs throughout the Area. This incumbent impacts funding, staffing, program expansion throughout the Area ITU leadership of the entire spectrum of mental health, substance abuse, social services and other behavioral health related programs such as diabetes and injury prevention. PERSONAL CONTACTS: Contacts are complex and involve professional and professional primary care providers, licensed addiction counselors, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, local state and tribal officials, local program coordinators and administrators, Federal, State, County, and local program staff and administrators, IHS Headquarters staff, and staff within the Billings Area Office. Personal contacts involve multiple levels of the ITU, government agencies at the federal, state and local levels, tribal elected leaders, clinicians, scientists, media, students who are in bachelors, masters and doctoral level studies, clients and families. PURPOSE OF CONTACTS: The purpose of contacts is to provide expert knowledge from the field of addictions treatment to enhance mental health and substance abuse programs throughout the Area ITU; to provide cross training to all members of the mental health and substance abuse programs, to gather current information regarding need based on statistical and scientific studies; to represent ITU programs to health care providers, state and federal agencies and to implement tribal consultation in the development of initiatives of the Area Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Disorders. Further, the purpose of contacts is to acquire and disseminate information by lectures and public speaking, to develop policy statements and reports, to participate in committees, conferences, seminars and workshops, facilitate collaboration between the various disciplines and programs of the Area Behavioral Health program. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work is conducted primarily in an office setting either in the Area office or in local program offices. Other demands are driving, air travel, use of computers, and standing for presentations. Work involves traveling by car, and air common carrier to attend meetings, to provide training and to conduct onsite program consultations or reviews as requested. Rarely, the incumbent may spend up to a week or more in travel status to provide training or to address a crisis situation. Driving in winter conditions is sometimes required. Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted state driver’s license. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The primary work environment is the office located in the Billings Area Office. However, work is also conducted in Montana and Wyoming Indian health hospitals and clinics, tribal program offices and the offices of other state and federal agencies. Work via telecommunications technology is an evolving environment in which program work is conducted. Work involves interaction with multiple levels of program and management staff. Travel by air and automobile is required which carries the normal risks associated with travel of any kind. The work environment includes meeting and interacting with a wide variety of people and with large groups of people. The work environment includes use of telecommunication and computer equipment. The position requires knowledge of, or sensitivity to, cultural and language differences, local social and political conditions, and modes of operation of other agencies. Much of the success of the Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Disorders program depends on the incumbent’s skill in handling contacts with clinic staff, other agencies, and groups and with patients and families. GOVERNMENT FURNISHED PROPERTY: The primary work environment is the office located in the Billings Area Office. However, work is also conducted in Montana and Wyoming Indian health hospitals and clinics, tribal program offices and the offices of other state and federal agencies. Work via telecommunications technology is an evolving environment in which program work is conducted. Work involves interaction with multiple levels of program and management staff. Travel by air and automobile is required which carries the normal risks associated with travel of any kind. The work environment includes meeting and interacting with a wide variety of people and with large groups of people. The work environment includes use of telecommunication and computer equipment. The position requires knowledge of, or sensitivity to, cultural and language differences, local social and political conditions. FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATION: The services that the contractor will be providing to the IHS may require that the contractor occasional travel and training that will be authorized pursuant to Federal Travel Regulations. The Federal Tort Claims Act: For medical related claims is extended to the individual providing services pursuant to this contract. The services performed must have been within the scope of the Personal Services contract. The FTCA provides a limited waiver of the federal government’s sovereign immunity when its employees are negligent within the scope of their employment. Under the FTCA, the government can only be sued ‘under circumstances where the United States, if a private person, would be liable to the claimant in accordance with the law of the place where the act or omission occurred.’ 28 U. S.C. S 1346(b).Thus, the FTCA does not apply to conduct that is uniquely governmental, that is, incapable of performance by a private individual. 28 U.S.C.S 2680(h) provides that the government is not liable when any of its agents commits the torts of assault, battery, false imprisonment, false arrest, malicious prosecution, abuse of process, libel, slander, misrepresentation, deceit, or interference with contract rights. However, it also provides an exception. The government is liable if a law enforcement officer commits assault, battery, false imprisonment, false arrest, abuse of process, or malicious prosecution. The government s not liable if the claim against law enforcement officers is for libel, slander, misrepresentation, deceit, or interference with contract Congress has not waived the governments sovereign immunity against all law enforcement acts or omissions. Service Contract Act of 1965 as Amended: FAR 52.222-41 Service Contract Act of 1965 as Amended. Service contract” means any Government contract, the principal purpose of which is to furnish services 1n the United States through the use of service employees, except as exempted under section 7 of the Aot (41 U.S.C. 356; see 22.1003-3 and 22.1003-4), or any subcontract at any tier there under. See 22. 1003-5 and 29 CFR 4. 130 for a partial list of services covered by the Act. Service contracts over $2.500 shall contain mandatory provisions regarding minimum wages and fringe benefits, safe and sanitary working conditions, notification to employees of the minimum allowable compensation, and equivalent Federal employee classifications and wage rates. Under 41 U.S.C.353 (d), service contracts may not exceed 5 years. No contractor or subcontractor holding a service contract for any dollar amount shall pay any of its employees working on the contract less than the minimum wage specified in section 6(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (29 U.S.C. 206). FAR 52.237-7 Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance (JAN 1997): (a) It is expressly agreed and understood that this is a non-­ personal services contract, as defined in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 37.101, under which the professional services rendered by the Contractor are rendered in its capacity as an independent contractor. The Government may evaluate the quality of profess oral and administrative services provided, but retains no control over professional aspects of the services rendered, including by example, the Contractor’s professional medical judgment, diagnosis, or specific medical treatments. The Contractor shall be solely liable for and expressly agrees to indemnify the Government with respect to any liability producing acts or omissions by it or by its employees or agents. The Contractor shall maintain during the term of this contract liability insurance issued by a responsible insurance carrier of not less than the following amount(s) per specialty per occurrence:.(b) An apparently successful offeror, upon request by the Contracting Officer, shall furnish prior to contract award evidence of its insurability concerning the medical liability insurance required by paragraph (a) of this clause. (c) Liability insurance may be on either an occurrences basis or on a claims-made basis. If the policy is on a claims-made basis, an extended reporting endorsement (tail) for a period of not less than 3 years after the end of the contract term must also be provided. (d) Evidence of insurance documenting the required coverage for each health care provider who will perform under this contract shall be provided to the Contracting Officer prior to the commencement of services under this contract. If the Insurance is on a claims-made basis and evidence of an extended reporting endorsement is not provi ded prior to the commencement of services, evidence of such endorsement shall be provided to the Contracting Officer prior to the expiration of this contract. Final payment under this contract shall be withheld until evidence of the extended reporting endorsement is provided to the Contracting Officer. (e) The policy is evidencing required Insurance shall also contain an endorsement to the effect that any cancellation or material change adversely affecting the Government’s interest shall not be effective until 30 days after the Insurer or -the Contractor gives written notice to the Contracting Officer. If, during the performance period of the contract the Contractor changes Insurance providers, the Contractor must provide evidence that the Government will be indemnified to the limits specified in paragraph (a) of this clause, for the entire period of the contract, either under the new policy, or a combination of old and new policies. (f) The Contractor shall insert the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (f), in all subcontracts under this contract for health care services and shall require such subcontractors to provide evidence of and maintain insurance in accordance with paragraph {a) of this clause. At least 5 days before the commencement of work by any subcontractor, the Contractor shall furnish to the Contracting Officer evidence of such insurance. The Privacy Act of 1974: The Act mandates that the Contractor shall maintain complete confidentiality for all administrative, medical and personnel records, and all other pertinent information that comes to his/her attention or knowledge e. The Privacy Act carries both civil and criminal penalties for unlawful disclosure of records. Violation such confidentiality shall be cause for adverse action. The HIS shall provide training on the Freedom of Information Act (as amended) and the Privacy Act. All HIS regulations and policies applicable to these acts shall be enforced. COMPUTER SECURITY: Pursuant to the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA), the contractor will be required to complete a course in Computer Security Awareness Training (CSAT). This training must be completed annually by all employees including all contractors. The Contractor will be required to comply with the Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS PUB) Number 201, “Personal Identity Verification of Federal Employees and Contractors,” and the associated Office of Management and Budget (OMB) implementation guidance for personal identity verification for all affected contractor and subcontractor personnel. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS: The Contractor shall provide the Contracting Officer with evidence that payment of employment taxes has been made 15 days after each quarter. CONTRACTING OFFICER AUTHORITY: Authority to negotiate changes in the terms, conditions or amounts cited in this contract is reserved for the Contracting Officer. PROJECT OFFICER: The project officer shall be responsible for: (1) Monitoring the Contractors technical progress, including surveillance and assessment of performance and recommending technical changes; (2) Interpreting the Statement of Work; (3) Technical evaluation as required; (4) Technical inspections and acceptance; and (5) Assisting the Contractor in the resolution of technical problems encountered during performance of this contract. INVOICE SUBMISSION AND PAYMENT: The Contractor shall submit its invoice to the Supervisor. The Contractor agrees to include the following information on each invoice: (1) Contractor’s name and address; (2) Contract Number; (3) Invoice number and date; (4) Dates of Service including the number of hours worked and total amount due; and (5) Remit to address. Payment shall be made by the Billings Area Financial Management Branch, P.O. Box 36600, Billings, Montana 59107. PERFORMANCE-BASED SERVICE CONTRACTING Performance-based contracting methods are intended to ensure that required performance quality levels are achieved and that total payment is related to the degree that services performed meet contract standards. PERFORMANE OBJECTIVE Statement of Work Paragraph. PERFORMANCE STANDARD METHOD OF SURVEILLANCE DEDUCTION SCHEDULE Provides expert leadership and consultation to Area and Tribal managers regarding substance abuse and co-occurring Disorders. Works with the Area Behavioral Health Consultant to implement integrated Behavioral Health program services, standards, policies and evidence based practices. Plans, develops and implements broad initiatives to address Social and lifestyle issues. Develops and assists Tribes in implementing program policies, practice guidelines, licensure requirements and Program certification to elevate and expand services provided by local programs. Maintains Wide liaison network with tribal, state, federal agencies and regulatory bodies to fulfill agency goals and vision. SOW: Provide services as specified in Performance work statement Reviews and conferences with contractor and Project manager. 5 % Deduction from their monthly invoice. Develops enhanced scopes of work to reflect changes in evidence­ based practices related to substance abuse disorders. sow Provide services as specified in Performance work statement Reviews and conferences with contractor and Project manager. 5% Deduction from their monthly invoice. Coordinates SOW Provide Reviews and conferences 5 % Deduction from their with contractor and monthly invoice Project manager. Management Information Systems in substance abuse-co-occurring disorders programs. Provides leadership in developing Business Associate agreements for HIPPA compliance, and 42 CFR at all IHS, Tribal And Urban programs. Analyzes outcomes based on data. Provides reports to Tribal and IHS leadership regarding gaps in service, workload, revenue enhancement and areas of need, such as position descriptions consistent with provision Of treatment for addiction disorders. Performance work statement. SOW Provide services as specified in Performance work statement Reviews and conferences with contractor and Project manager. 5 % Deduction from their monthly invoice Provides consultation on assessment and treatment of full range of substance abuse and mental and emotional Disorders. Consults on full range of substance abuse and addiction disorders and treatment modalities. Ensures compliance with standards of care for substance abuse-co­ occurring disorders. Provides expert advice on compliance and ethical issues and arranges for outside reviewers as indicated. Oversees development of organizational structure and position descriptions consistent with delivery of a full range of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders services which are based on a recovery oriented system of care. Provides or Works with medical, psychological, addiction and prevention specialists to address emerging problems new to the state and Reservation communities. Involves best practice researchers and providers for training of staff. Advises staff on program strategy to implement change. Provide services as specified in Performance work statement Reviews and conferences with contractor and Project manager. 5 % Deduction from their monthly invoice 5% Deduction from their monthly invoice. PRO-CHILDREN ACT OF 1994: The Contractor certifies that it will comply with the provisions of Public Law 103-227, Pro-Children Act of 1994, which imposes restrictions on smoking where federally funded children’s services are provided. CHILD CARE NATIONAL AGENCY CHECK AND INVESTIGATION (CNACI). A CNACI must be completed for all Indian Health Service (IHS) contractor personnel within the Billings Area. Public Law (P.L.) 101-630, Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act and P.L. 101-647, Crime Control Act of 1990, require the IHS to conduct a character and criminal history background investigation on all contractors performing services in IHS facilities. The character and background investigations will be conducted by the Billings Area IHS Office. Fingerprints must also be taken as part of the pre-employment process and must be completed before the Chemical Dependency Consultant is allowed to work. The fingerprint check should be coordinated with the Billings Area Administrative Specialist. PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES: The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition. The FAR provision 52.212-1 Instructions to Offers’ Commercial Items; and 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items are incorporated by reference. The provision at 52.212-2 applies to this acquisition and is provided in full text. FAR 52.212-2 EVALUATION COMMERCIAL ITEMS (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 CONTRACTOR SHALL PROVIDE EVIDENCE OF, OR SUBMIT A WRITTEN RESPONSE TO, THE FOLLOWING EVALUATION FACTORS. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: (1) Knowledge of Chemical dependency treatment program policies 15 Points; (2) Knowledge of ASI assessment criteria, ASAM placement criteria, MIS systems including ACCUCARE, state certifications standards, Indian Health Service Manual chapter18, CARF standards and experience in implementation 20 points. (3) Skill in problems identification and resolution at the program level in reservation-based programs 25 points. Experience 25 Points; (4) Clinical experience in screening, assessment, intervention and rehabilitation of chemically dependent clients who have co-occurring addition and medical problems 20 points. (5) Experience as a consultant to chemical dependency treatment programs providing technical assistance, program evaluation, in-service education and written reports. Licensure and/or educational background in behavioral sciences; Psychology, Counseling, Addictions, or Social Work 20 points. 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. BASIS FOR AWARD; E.G., Technical and past performance, when combined, are approximately equal to cost or price. The following FAR and Health and Human Services Acquisition Regulation (HHSAR) clauses are applicable: 52.204-4, 52.204-9, 52.212-4, 52.212-5, 52.215-5, 52.217-8, 52.223-5, 52.223-6, 52.224-1, 52.224-2, 52.229-3, 52.232-3, 52.232-18, 52.237-2, 52.237-3, 52.242-15, 52.242-17, 52.245-1, 52.249-12, 52.251-1, 52.251-2, 352.202-1, 352-215-1, 352.215-70, 352.223-70, 352.224-70, 352.232-9, 352.270-2, 352.270-3, 352.270-4, 352.270-6, 352.270-7, 352.270-10, 352.270-11, 352.270-12, 352.270-13, 352.270-16, 352.270-17, 352.270-18, and 352.270-19. The following FAR clauses cited in 52.212-5 are applicable to the acquisition: 52.203-6 with Alternate I, 52.219-6, 52.219-8, 52.219-28, 52.222-3, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.225-13 and 52.232-33. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will provide full text copies of the FAR and HHSAR provisions and clauses. The provisions and clauses may also be accessed electronically at https://www.acquisition.gov/ andhttp://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/textidx?c-ecfr&sid-3524d214210697effd2fd5c77848a806&rgn-div5&view-text&node-48:4.0.1.8.33&idno-48. CONTRACTORS INTENDING TO CONDUCT BUSINESS WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MUST REGISTER WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSES CENTRAL CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION (CCR) DATABASE. THE CCR IS THE PRIMARY GOVERNMENT REPOSITORY, WHICH RETAINS INFORMATION ON GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS. YOU MAY REGISTER VIA THE INTERNET AT https://www.bpn.gov/CCR/default.aspx OR BY CALLING (888) 227-2423. PROPOSAL SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: The Contractor shall provide evidence of, or submit a written response to, the technical evaluation factors in FAR 52.212-2. In addition, the Contractor shall submit a completed copy of FAR 52.212-3 with its offer. All responsible offerors may submit a proposal, which shall be considered by the Agency. Offers shall be submitted to the Billings Area Indian Health Service, 2900 Fourth Avenue North, Room 304, Billings, Montana 59101, no later than 4:30 p.m., on March 9, 2012. The offer must be submitted in a sealed envelope, addressed to this office, showing the time specified for receipt, the solicitation number, and your name and address. Offers will also be accepted by e-mail at james.hunter@ihs.gov or by fax at (406) 247-7108. ACCEPTANCE PERIOD: Your proposal must stipulate that it is predicated upon all the terms and conditions of this RFQ. In addition, it must contain a statement to the effect that it is firm for a period of at least 90 days from the date of receipt by the Government. Place of Performance: Billings Area, Indian Health Service 2900 4 th Avenue North Billings, MT 59101 US URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/HHS/IHS/IHS-BILLINGS/RFQ-10-12-036-JH/listing.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120224/PROCURE/0070
Matching Key Words: writ*; copy; technical; standard; 

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, ACC-RSA – (Missile), ACC-RSA – (Missile), ATTN: AMSAM-AC, Building 5303, Martin Road, Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898-5280

R–US Army AMCOM Information Management W31P4Q-11-R-0190 122611 FRED H. ROBINSON, 256-842-5307 ACC-RSA – (Missile) This Pre-Solicitation Notice is issued by the US Army Contracting Command-Redstone. Solicitation W31P4Q-11-R-0190 is for Information Management (IM) Support for the US Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM). IM support services include advanced business processes and state-of the art IM support services that will continue to expand due to new missions, IT enterprise initiatives, Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) rulings, and changing customer requirements. A full range of IM support services will be delivered, which include: Information Technology (IT) Strategic and Capital Planning; Business Process Management and Re-engineering; Business Analysis; Data Analysis, Integrity and Review; Engineering Data Acceptance; Technical Data Package (TDP) Operation; Development of Service Level Agreements; Technical Writing/Editing; IT Property Management; IM Project/Planning; Office Automation, Presentation/Exhibit Development, and Content Management Support; and scanning support. Furthermore, these integrated services require expertise in a wide range of disciplines including IT strategy and planning, business processes analysis and management, system analysis, information and data analysis and management, presentation/exhibit development, configuration management, IM operations and communications. The goal is to provide the customer base with efficient and effective IM&T support services that will result in the cost effective management of IT services, data and information services, and continuous business process improvement which support the customers’ missions. These services will be acquired via a best value competitive total small business set aside. The NAICS associated with this effort is 541519 and the small business size standard is $25M. A Special Notice will be issued releasing a Draft Request for Proposals. Any information related to the draft RFP will be available only via the Federal Business Opportunities website. Any comments or questions associated with this announcement shall be provided to Mr. Chad E. Kuipers, Contracting Officer at chad.kuipers@us.army.mil or Mr. Fred H. Robinson at fred.h.robinson@us.army.mil. NO TELEPHONE REQUESTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Set-Aside: Total Small Business Place of Performance: ACC-RSA – (Missile) ATTN: AMSAM-AC, Building 5303, Martin Road Redstone Arsenal AL 35898-5280 US URL: https://www.fbo.gov/notices/8b0cf74f66396e527fbfd30a153740fc
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120225/PROCURE/0079
Matching Key Words: writ*; technical; standard; 


Department of the Navy, Naval Supply Systems Command, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk Philadelphia Office, N00189 NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk Philadelphia Office 700 Robbins Avenue, Building 2B Philadelphia, PA

R–Executive Training for BUMED Leadership N0018912Q0ELT 030212 Mary Mezzatesta 215-697-9691 NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk Contracting Department, Philadelphia Office intends to acquire Executive Leadership Training for the Department of the Navy, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery on a 100% Small Business Set Aside Basis. The resultant contractor will be required to provide two forms of training: (1) classroom training in support of a total 60 BUMED Managers. Students will be separated in groups of 7-15 students. The training shall be provided in five week increments during the term of the resultant purchase order at a location that is within a five mile radius of BUMED Headquarters, 23000 E Street, Washington, DC. Each group will receive a one-day, 8 hour training course covering executive leadership issues that are tailored to the needs within the BUMED M-8 management environment, Department of Navy Healthcare, and Department of Defense financial practices; (2) executive mentoring one-on-one training outside of the classroom environment comprised of not greater than a total of 80 hours. The executive mentoring will be conducted through phone conversations, email, or video conference. The COR will schedule the one-on-one executive mentoring and monitor use. An award of a Firm Fixed Price Purchase Order pursuant to the procedures set forth at FAR Part 13 is anticipated. Quoters will be required to submit both priced quotes and Corporate Experience and Past Performance Information, and the Corporate Experience and Past Performance Information will be condsidered more important than price. The period of performance for the resultant Purchase Order will commence on or around 01 April 2012 and continue through 31 March 2013. The applicable NAICS Code and size standard are 611430 and $7M, respectively. Upon issuance, Request for Quotation N00189-12- Set-Aside: Total Small Business URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DON/NAVSUP/FISCDETPHILA/N0018912Q0ELT/listing.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120225/PROCURE/0081
Matching Key Words: video*; train*; conference?; business*; 


Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Acquisition Management, EPA/Ohio, CPODUS Environmental Protection Agency26 West Martin Luther King DriveMail Code: NWDCincinnatiOH45268USA

R–Regulations Development & Program Implementation SOL-CI-11-00062 031212 Kathleen Rechenberg Kathleen Rechenberg FEDBIZOPS Synopsis The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently in the acquisition planning stage for the potential award of a contract for contract support to assist its efforts in developing and implementing regulations. The services that will be provided by this contract are necessary to investigate chemical, radiological and microbiological contaminant occurrences to characterize drinking water threats. This contract will support EPA?s development of National Primary Drinking Water Regulations for various contaminants as well as requirements for ground water and Underground Injection Control (UIC) in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act. The Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water requires contract support for (1) regulatory development, (2) policy and program implementation, (3) information management and technology tools development, (4) outreach, (5) technical writing, and (6) logistics coordination. The successful contractor shall provide all necessary labor, materials, services, equipment and facilities to support the efforts delineated by the Performance Work Statement (PWS). Services to be performed under this contract are to provide technical and analytical support for environmental and analytical chemistry, statistics, engineering, hydrology, hydrogeology, public health and risk assessment, system analysis, cost and benefit assessments, database management, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and microbiology relating to the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Amendments. Services to be performed under this contract shall provide support for development of standards, criteria, and program mandates being considered by the Agency relative to the requirements of the SDWA Amendments and other statutes (such as Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) and Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) already in place. Additionally, the contractor shall also provide administrative program support in areas of information management, outreach, technical writing and coordination of logistics. This is a follow on requirement to provide technical and administrative support for the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) for the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW), but does include new task areas in the Performance Work Statement. The current contractor supporting this requirement is The Cadmus Group, Inc. under Contract EP-C-07-022. The new contract is anticipated to be a CPFF, Level of Effort, term contract and will have a base period with (6) twelve month option periods. The base period and each option period will consist of approximately 23,000 direct labor hours for a base quantity, and another 46,000 of optional quantity available in each period, to provide flexibility should national events require it. Total maximum Level of Effort, if all quantity options are exercised, for the seven years of anticipated performance is estimated at 483,000 direct labor hours. Anticipated award date for this contract is November 1, 2012. Due to the size of the requirement, the RFP shall be conducted using FULL and OPEN competition procedures. Significant evaluation will be given to the use of socio-economic diversity by the offeror in its proposal. The NAICS code for the effort is 541611. Interested small, small disadvantaged, HUBZone, Service Disabled Veteran, 8(a), and Woman Owned Small Businesses who would like to have their areas of expertise included on a source list attached to the Cincinnati website concerning this RFP should immediately submit the following information to the Contract Specialist: Name and address of company; specific contact within company including name, telephone, and e-mail address; company website address; short summary of expertise area within the projected scope of work (3 line maximum); socio-economic classification; and NAICS codes. This information will be updated until two weeks before the proposals are due, to allow interested Primes the opportunity to review potential team members. Significant potential exists for an organizational conflict of interest under this procurement. It is EPA?s contention that a potential organizational COI may exist if award were to be made to firms within the following groups or to firms that have significant business or financial relationships with these firms:(1) Firms that own, operate or invest in waste management/waste disposal firms; (2) firms that are subject to EPA regulations or guidelines that may be impacted by efforts under this contract; (3) firms that manufacture/sell/import/develop water treatment chemicals and/or equipment (including point-of-use/point-of-entry treatment devices); 4) firms that facilitate the development of third party voluntary consensus standards or technical standards (e.g., materials specifications, test methods, sampling procedures, business practices, etc.) that are developed by voluntary consensus standard bodies; (5) Firms that produce and distribute bottled water would benefit from k nowing the drinking water contaminants EPA was considering for the regulatory process; (6) Firms that own or operate public water systems would benefit from knowing the drinking water contaminates EPA was considering for the regulatory process; and (7) Firms that own or operate regulated Underground Injection Control (UIC) Wells. Also, the solicitation will include the clause entitled LIMITATION OF FUTURE CONTRACTING (LOFC) which states in part: ?The contractor, during the life of this contract and for a period of two years (2) following the completion of this contract, will be ineligible to enter into business or financial relationships which would support or affect any efforts to contest, oppose, or influence the contents of regulations, policies, limitations, standards or criteria relating to the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, and the Clean Water Act, for which it has provided, is providing, or has work assignments to provide technicaland administrative support under this contract, without prior written authorization from the EPA cognizant contracting officer.? Be advised, however, that the afore-mentioned limitations may change when the RFP is released. Solicitation RFP-CI-11-00062 will appear on the internet and it may be accessed through the EPA?s home page on the World Wide Net (www.epa.gov). It is the responsibility of interested offerors to frequently check the FEDBizOpps or the EPA website address for updates or changes. See Cincinnati website, http://www.epa.gov/oam/cinn_cmd for posted draft Performance Work Statement, draft security related requirements, and the interested party source list for this requirement. Be advised, Performance Work Statement changes are possible when final RFP is released. The direct link URL for the RFP when issued ishttp://www.epa.gov/oam/cinn_cmd. It is anticipated that this solicitation will be issued on or around March 19, 2012. No hard copies will be available. URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/EPA/OAM/OH/SOL-CI-11-00062/listing.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120225/PROCURE/0082
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Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Heartland Network, Department of Veterans Affairs Heartland Network, Department of Veterans Affairs;Network Contracting Office (NCO) 15;4101 S 4th Street Trafficway;Leavenworth KS 66048

69–DVDs – PB VA25512Q0359 012512 Andrew J Lacy Supervisory Purchasing Agent 913-758-6406 Supervisory Purchasing Agent The Department Of Veterans Affairs, NCO 15 Contracting Office intends to release a commercial solicitation to obtain training dvd’s for the VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. The Medical Center is located at 1500 N Westwood. The NAICS code is 512110, with a size standard of $29.5 million. The solicitation number is VA255-12-Q-0359. All other contract details including full specifications will be included in the Request for Quotes, which will be released on January 23, 2012. The close date will be on January 25, 2012. Any contractor who wishes to receive a copy of this RFQ may submit a request in writing. The VISN 15 Contracting Office address is: VA Heartland Network 15, Network Business Office, Contracting Office, 4101 S. 4th Street Traffic way, Leavenworth, KS 66048. Attention: Andrew Lacy, Supervisory Purchasing Agent. The email address is andrew.lacy2@va.gov. The phone number is 913-946-1972. The fax number is 913-946-1998. This is an unrestricted RFQ. URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/VA/LeVAMC/VAMCKS/VA25512Q0359/listing.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120225/PROCURE/0340
Matching Key Words: naics!512110; 

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

69–ENGAGEMENT SKILLS TRAINER (EST II) – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) – 21 FEB 2012 UPDATE TO 27 JAN 2012 AMENDMENT TO RFI POSTING DATED 12 JAN 2012 W900KKRFIESTI 033012 Helen Garcia, 407-208-3231 PEO STRI Acquisition Center TITLE: ENGAGEMENT SKILLS TRAINER (EST II) – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) 21 FEB 2012 UPDATE TO 27 JAN 2012 AMENDMENT TO RFI POSTING DATED 12 JAN 2012 Notice Type: RFI Response Date: 15 days after Hands on Demo of EST or NLT 30 March 2012 Set Aside: To be determined after Market Research Classification Code: 69 – Training Aids and Devices NAICS Code: 333 – Machinery Manufacturing / 333319 – Other Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing The purpose of this RFI Amendment is to: 1. Identify small business concerns participation in the EST II effort. The Government requests industry feedback to the following questions: a. If your firm is a small business under NAICS Code 333319, and you are interested in participating in this acquisition, please provide feedback to the following questions: 1) If you intend to be a prime contractor, how do you plan to meet the requirements of FAR 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting? Or, 2) If you desire to be a subcontractor, please specify the areas you firm is interested in supporting. b. If your firm is a large business under NAICS Code 333319, please identify what you believe the subcontracting opportunities are, and provide your recommendations for subcontracting goals. 2. Provide Government response to additional Industry questions asked about this proposed acquisition. 3. Provide additional Government Furnished Information (GFI) in support of the EST 2 acquisition. Please note that the information is Sensitive but Unclassified data subject to export control. The additional GFI has been posted in Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website as an export controlled, explicit access document package “file” link (U.S. Contractors Only). When the FBO “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. ADDITIONAL GOVERNMENT FURNISHED INFORMATION (GFI) TO BE PROVIDED FOR THIS ACQUISITION: Capability Product Document (CPD) for EST II, dated February 2007. 4. Update the RFI respond date from 5 Mar 2012 to 30 Mar 2012. ************************************************************************ TITLE: ENGAGEMENT SKILLS TRAINER (EST II) – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) (Amendment to RFI dated 12 Jan 2012) dated Jan 27, 2012 27 JAN 2012 UPDATE TO RFI POSTING DATED 12 JAN 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 in Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website as an export controlled, explicit access document package “file” link (U.S. Contractors Only). When the FBO “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 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 SKILLSTRAINER (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 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 TacticalTrainers (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 and trains 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 eventsutilizing 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 provide training 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 marksmanshiptrainers; 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. Ifyou 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 EST2 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 production capabilities 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 enables training 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 armstrainers 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. Place of Performance: PEO STRI Acquisition Center 12350 Research Parkway, Orlando FL 32826-3276 US URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USA/STRICOM/W900KK/W900KKRFIESTI/listing.html
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OutreachSystems Article Number: 120222/PROCURE/0429
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Department of the Army, PEO STRICOM, PEO STRI Acquisition Center, PEO STRI Acquisition Center, 12350 Research Parkway, Orlando, FL 32826-3276

69–TITLE: ENGAGEMENT SKILLS TRAINER (EST II) – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) (21 FEB 2012 UPDATE TO 27 JAN 2012 AMENDMENT TO RFI POSTING DATED 12 JAN 2012) W900KKRFIESTI 033012 Helen Garcia, 407-208-3231 PEO STRI Acquisition Center TITLE: ENGAGEMENT SKILLS TRAINER (EST II) – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) 21 FEB 2012 UPDATE TO 27 JAN 2012 AMENDMENT TO RFI POSTING DATED 12 JAN 2012 Notice Type: RFI Response Date: 15 days after Hands on Demo of EST or NLT 30 March 2012 Set Aside: To be determined after Market Research Classification Code: 69 – TrainingAids and Devices NAICS Code: 333 – Machinery Manufacturing / 333319 – Other Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing The purpose of this RFI Amendment is to: 1. Identify small businessconcerns participation in the EST II effort. The Government requests industry feedback to the following questions: a. If your firm is a small business under NAICS Code 333319, and you are interested in participating in this acquisition, please provide feedback to the following questions: 1) If you intend to be a prime contractor, how do you plan to meet the requirements of FAR 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting? Or, 2) If youdesire to be a subcontractor, please specify the areas you firm is interested in supporting. b. If your firm is a large business under NAICS Code 333319, please identify what you believe the subcontracting opportunities are, and provide your recommendations for subcontracting goals. 2. Provide Government response to additional Industry questions asked about this proposed acquisition. 3. Provide additional Government Furnished Information (GFI) in support of the EST 2 acquisition. Please note that the information is Sensitive but Unclassified data subject to export control. The additional GFI has been posted in FederalBusiness Opportunities (FBO) website as an export controlled, explicit access document package “file” link (U.S. Contractors Only). When the FBO “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. ADDITIONAL GOVERNMENT FURNISHED INFORMATION (GFI) TO BE PROVIDED FOR THIS ACQUISITION: Capability Product Document (CPD) for EST II, dated February 2007. 4. Update the RFI respond date from 5 Mar 2012 to 30 Mar 2012. ************************************************************************ TITLE: ENGAGEMENT SKILLS TRAINER (EST II) – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) (Amendment to RFI dated 12 Jan 2012) dated Jan 27, 2012 27 JAN 2012 UPDATE TO RFI POSTING DATED 12 JAN 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 in Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website as an export controlled, explicit access document package “file” link (U.S. Contractors Only). When the FBO “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 COMBATTRAINING 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 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 Trainingtask. 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 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 and trains soldiers on virtually all aspects of firearmstraining 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 andInstructor 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 provide training 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 TrainingCirculars (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 pagenumber, 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 EST2 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 andproduction capabilities 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 armstraining 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. Place of Performance: PEO STRI Acquisition Center 12350 Research Parkway, Orlando FL 32826-3276 US URL:https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USA/STRICOM/W900KK/W900KKRFIESTI/listing.html
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OutreachSystems Article Number: 120222/PROCURE/0430
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Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Heartland Network, Department of Veterans Affairs Heartland Network, Department of Veterans Affairs;Network Contracting Office 15 – Eastern;VA Medical Center;#1Jefferson Barracks Drive;St. Louis, MO 63125-4199
T–Special T21 Video Production Services, VA Medical Center, St. Louis, MO VA25512R0421 030912 Karen Munroe, Contracting Officer Phone: 314-894-6610 Email: Karen.Munroe@va.gov Contracting Officer The Network Contracting Office (NCO) 15 (Eastern Orbit) has a requirement for T21 Video Production services for the VA Medical Center, St. Louis, MO. The NAICS code is 512110 with a size standard of $29.5 Million. The proposed contract is 100% set-aside for award to Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business in accordance with PL 109-461. Contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, tools, materials, supervision and services necessary to produce two (2) T21 video productions. CLIN 0001 is to produce training video to “Promote Primary Care Provider Training in Medication Reconciliation” and CLIN 0002 is to produce video“Promoting Exceptional Accomplishments of the Transformational Patient-Centered Alternatives to Institutional Extended Care T21 Pilots.” CLIN 0001 must be completed within 90 days after contract award and CLIN 0002 must be completed within 120 days after contract award. CLIN 0002 will require on-site shooting sessions in Portland, OR, White River Junction, VT, Indianapolis, IN, Bay Pines, FL and Columbia, SC. Offers from other than service-disabled, veteran-owned small business concerns will not be considered and shall be rejected. All responsible sources may submit a proposal which will be considered by the agency. Proposals will be evaluated on Technical Factors, Past Performance and Price in accordance with the evaluation criteria in the solicitation. All offerors are advised that any questions must be submitted in written form to the Contracting Officer via email to Karen.Munroe@va.gov and shall be received no later than ten (10) workdays before Proposal Due Date or March 9, 2012. Request for Proposal will be available on or about February 17, 2012; due date for receipt of offers is March 9, 2012, 2:00 p.m. CST. Anticipated award date is March 23, 2012. Set-Aside: Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Place of Performance: Department of Veterans Affairs;VA Medical Center;#1 Jefferson Barracks Drive;St. Louis, MO 63125-4199 USA URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/VA/LeVAMC/VAMCKS/VA25512R0421/listing.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120218/PROCURE/0066
Matching Key Words: video*; produc*; train*; site?; business*; produce?; production?; naics!512110; 

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Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Office of Acquisition and Grants Management, 7500 Security Blvd. C2-21-15 Baltimore MD 21244-1850

R — QIO 10th Statement of Work for the State of Indiana CMS10thSOW Naomi Haney-Ceresa, Contracting Officer, Phone 410-786-1607, Fax 410-786-9088, Email naomi.haney-ceresa@cms.hhs.gov – Brian W. Hebbel, Contracting Officer, Phone 410-786-5159, Fax 410-786-9922, Email brian.hebbel@cms.hhs.gov HHSM-500-2011-KY10C $9,715,287 072611 Health Care Excel of Kentucky, Inc, 2629 Waterfront Parkway, Indianapolis, IN 46214 US URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/HHS/HCFA/AGG/CMS10thSOW/listing.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120224/AWARDS/0625
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Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Center for Acquisition Innovation (Frederick), VA CAI Frederick, Acquisition Service- Frederick;Department of Veterans Affairs; 8490 Progress Drive, Suite 100;Frederick MD 21701

U--Training and Performance Support Services VA79812I0088 Lindi Sylvester Lindi.Sylvester@va.gov James W. Poe III James.Poe@va.gov Lindi Sylvester , Contract Specialist The following vendor questions and Government responses are provided for the Sources Sought Notice, VA798-12-I-0088. 1. Who is/are the incumbent(s)? RESPONSE: All requests for information regarding an incumbent contractor can be submitted via a FOIA request. 2. Does the Government envision a multiple award IDIQ type contract? RESPONSE: This information is not available at this time. 3. Will the primary place of performance be at the contractor’s site?RESPONSE: The primary place of performance will be at the contractor’s facility. However, travel may be required to any of the 57 VBA Regional Offices located across the country and to VA Central Office in Washington, DC. The program office is the VBA Technical Training and Evaluation Office, located in Orlando, FL. a. If so what is the location of that site? RESPONSE: VBA Regional Offices are located across the country. The VBA Technical Training and Evaluation Office is in Orlando, FL, and the VA Central Office is in Washington, DC. b. What other location(s) might VBA expect the contract to perform work? RESPONSE: VBA Regional Offices are located across the country. The VBA Technical Training and Evaluation Office is in Orlando, FL, and the VA Central Office is in Washington, DC. 4. VBA refers to integration testing and integration of EPSS or courses or modules or lessons into the VBA Training Performance Support System (TPSS) Courseware Delivery System (CDS) and VA Talent Management System (TMS). a. How many courses, modules or lessons is VBA testing and integrating into TPSS CDS? RESPONSE: This is not a finite number. The number of courses, modules and lessons change weekly as new products are developed and requirements change. b. How many participants are VBA entering into the TMS? RESPONSE: Potentially all VBA employees, each taking multiple courses, modules and lessons. c. Did VBA have these systems designed especially to meet VBA needs? RESPONSE: For CDS, Yes. For TMS, no. d. If not, are they commercial off the shelf products (COTS)? RESPONSE: TMS is a COTS product that has had additions and modifications to meet VBA requirements. i. If COTS, what brand name systems are VBA using to support TPSS CDS and TMS? RESPONSE: CDS is not COTS, TMS is COTS produced by Plateau. e. If not COTS, from whom is VBA contracting these services? RESPONSE: For CDS, the incumbent. All requests for information regarding an incumbent contractor can be submitted via a FOIA request. i. Who holds the contract? RESPONSE: All requests for information regarding an incumbent contractor can be submitted via a FOIA request. ii. What services does this contractor provide? RESPONSE: Operate and maintain a help desk, maintain and upgrade the CDS system, maintain records and data of student enrollment and tracking of student progress, ensure continuing interface between CDS and TMS, and provide training reports upon request. iii. What is the end date of the contract? RESPONSE: All requests for information regarding an incumbent contractor can be submitted via a FOIA request. iv. Is there a preference to stay with this system? RESPONSE: Yes, for both CDS and TMS 5. VBA mentions training products in a wide variety of media. Regarding Live Meeting training: a. How many participants does VBA serve? RESPONSE: Potentially all VBA employees. b. How often does VBA hold sessions? RESPONSE: Frequently, varies according to need. c. Is VBA conducting these sessions in-house? RESPONSE: The sessions are can be conducted in-house by VBA personnel, through a VBA-contracted partnership and through contractor-only presentations. i. What is the system brand name that VBA is using? RESPONSE: The question is not clear; if it refers to Live Meeting, that is a Microsoft product. ii. What services are VBA providing? RESPONSE: Training for VBA employees. VBA provides subject matter experts and reference documents for training development. d. If VBA is not conducting these sessions in-house, does VBA have a contract in place for this capability? RESPONSE: The sessions are can be conducted in-house by VBA personnel, through a VBA-contracted partnership and through contractor-only presentations. All requests for information regarding an incumbent contractor can be submitted via a FOIA request. i. If so, who holds the contract? RESPONSE: All requests for information regarding an incumbent contractor can be submitted via a FOIA request. ii. What services does the contractor provide? RESPONSE: Refer to the Sources Sought announcement for this information. iii. What is the end date of the contract? All requests for information regarding an incumbent contractor can be submitted via a FOIA request. RESPONSE: Regarding video training: e. How many participants does VBA serve? RESPONSE: Potentially all VBA employees. f. How often does VBA hold sessions? RESPONSE: Varies according to need. g. Does VBA have its own production and broadcast studio? RESPONSE: No. These facilities do exist at VA level; however, they are not normally used for the type of VBA training products envisioned under this set of requirements. i. If so, what services does the studio provide? RESPONSE: The VA studio provides pre-production, production, and post-production services. However, as noted, these services are not normally used for the VBA training products envisioned under this set of requirements. ii. Where is the studio located? RESPONSE: The VA studio is in Washington, D.C. h. If not, does VBA have a contract in place for this capability? RESPONSE: Yes. i. If so, who holds the contract? RESPONSE: All requests for information regarding an incumbent contractor can be submitted via a FOIA request. ii. What services does the contractor provide? RESPONSE: All requests for information regarding an incumbent contractor can be submitted via a FOIA request. iii. What is the end date of the contract? RESPONSE: All requests for information regarding an incumbent contractor can be submitted via a FOIA request. iv. Where is the contract studio located? RESPONSE: The studio is provided by the contractor. v. Is there a preference to stay with this system? RESPONSE: Video production and studio systems are selected and provided by the contractor. Regarding satellite training: i. How many participants does VBA serve? RESPONSE: Potentially all VBA employees j. How often does VBA hold sessions? RESPONSE: As training requirements dictate. k. Does the VBA have its own production and broadcast studio? RESPONSE: No. These facilities do exist at VA level; however, they are not normally used for the type of VBA training products envisioned under this set of requirements. i. If so what services does the studio provide? RESPONSE: The VA studio provides pre-production, production, and post-production services. However, as noted, these services are not normally used for the VBA training products envisioned under this set of requirements. ii. Where is the studio located? RESPONSE: The VA studio is in Washington, D.C. However, for the work envisioned for these requirements, the studio must be provided by the contractor. l. If not, does VBA have a contract in place for this capability? RESPONSE: Studio systems are selected and provided by the contractor. i. If so who holds the contract? RESPONSE: All requests for information regarding an incumbent contractor can be submitted via a FOIA request. ii. What services does this contractor provide? RESPONSE: All requests for information regarding an incumbent contractor can be submitted via a FOIA request. iii. What is the end date of the contract? RESPONSE: All requests for information regarding an incumbent contractor can be submitted via a FOIA request. iv. Where is the studio located? RESPONSE: All requests for information regarding an incumbent contractor can be submitted via a FOIA request. v. Is there a preference to stay with this system? RESPONSE: Studio systems are selected and provided by the contractor. 6. Approximately how many separate courses projects are anticipated to occur each year? RESPONSE: Multiple; the number of courses and projects each year varies according to training requirements. 7. Is the delivery of these courses scheduled well ahead of time? RESPONSE: Generally yes, however this varies according to training requirements. 8. Does the delivery of these courses follow a stable pattern, or are there period of more intense course delivery? RESPONSE: There are periods of more intense course delivery. 9. What levels of evaluation are expected to be provided for all courses? Will there be a need to extend evaluation to levels 3 and 4 for certain courses (or for all)? RESPONSE: All levels of evaluation may be required. 10. Approximately how many new needs analyses are conducted each year that require full implementation of the ADDIE model? RESPONSE: This number varies according to organizational requirements. 11. Will the contractor be able to access and leverage existing needs analyses, job tasks analyses, and SME formulation of KSA’s for existing courses, as an aid to creating new courses? RESPONSE: Yes 12. Does the VBA intend to follow the guidance contained in the recently-released OPM Field Guide to Evaluation in building, delivering and evaluating new courses? Will this model be applied retroactively to existing courses? RESPONSE: The OPM Field Guide to Evaluation is one of many sources of evaluation approaches that VBA considers and applies in its evaluation activities. The VBA Evaluation Program Manager is a member of the professional evaluation community and continuously monitors and applies evaluation approaches as these approaches continue to develop in evaluation texts, journals, and communities. 13. Will appropriate SME’s be available to work with the contractor throughout the ADDI process? RESPONSE: Yes. 14. Is leadership training included in the subject matter for this RFP? RESPONSE: This could occur, depending upon training requirements and organizational requirements. 15. What LMS and/or CMS (if any) does the VBA utilize? RESPONSE: Answered previously. 16. How has the VBA evaluated courses prior to now? RESPONSE: VBA has used a wide variety of evaluation approaches and tools, according to the assessment requirement. 17. What percentage of delivered VBA courses is electronic vs. ILT? RESPONSE: The great majority of work under this vehicle will be for distributed training of some type. 18. For the reliability and validity assessments, does the VBA have its own staff psychometricians, or is the successful vendor expected to provide this capability? RESPONSE: The successful vendor is expected to provide this capability. 19. Can the vendors be provided descriptions of EPSS, VBA-TPSS, CDS and VA-TMS? RESPONSE: Electronic Performance Support Systems (EPSS) are products that support task performance by employees on the job. EPSS may also be built into task training. EPSS may be of varying levels of complexity and contain a wide variety of features. Training and Performance Support Systems (TPSS) are distributed training products in a variety of media, using a variety of training methods and evaluation methods. The VBA Courseware Delivery System (CDS) is a VBA-owned, non-proprietary learning management system specifically designed to support TPSS, including the use of cooperative learning groups in those course which use that approach. CDS interfaces with the VA-level Talent Management System (TMS) to provide traineedata from CDS to TMS. The VA Talent Management System is a state-of-the-art online training and employee development system that allows current VA employees to: ” Search and register for courses from an extensive online course catalog ” Track professional development through a single, integrated database ” Build an online Individual Development Plan (IDP) 20. Is the selected vendor expected to have prior knowledge of EPSS,VBA-TPSS, CDS and VA-TMS? RESPONSE: Knowledge of VBA-specific approaches to EPSS, distributed training such as TPSS, and learning management systems such as CDS and TMS is not required but would be advantageous. 21. Are there incumbent vendors on this contract? Can they be identified to the prospective vendors? RESPONSE: There is an incumbent contractor; however, no additional information at this time. All requests for information regarding an incumbent contractor can be submitted via a FOIA request. 22. Will the final RFP be set aside for SDVOSB vendors? RESPONSE: This is to be determined. 23. How many projects anticipated in a year? RESPONSE: Multiple projects each year, depending on organizational needs and resources. 24. Who internally would project manage? Multiple project managers? RESPONSE: It is anticipated that multiple program and project managers would be required, both for VBA and the contractors. 25. Have topics already been identified and prioritized for instruction? RESPONSE: This is a continuous process. 26. What existing templates, documentation, or other pre-design work could be leveraged? RESPONSE: The contractor will be provided all existing training products and documentation. 27. Where would the work be performed? RESPONSE: That will vary according to project requirements, but it will most frequently be done at the contractor’s facility. 28. If the client is in Orlando, will VBA support travel expense? RESPONSE: Travel will be required as part of project work and will be reimbursed in accordance with Federal travel regulations. 29. Would VA consider this solicitation to come out under any other NAICS codes? RESPONSE: As requested in Question 8 under Capabilities Statement and Market Information, the Government has provided the NAICS code which it is contemplating for this requirement; however, would like feedback in responses to this sources sought if this is the best code to classify this requirement. 30. The description indicates that you are requesting responses from “qualified service-disabled Veteran owned smallbusiness (SDVOSB), Veteran owned small business (VOSB), 8(a), Hubzone, etc.” When you list “etc.” are you listing other set-aside categories or are you only looking for veteran-owned businesses for this particular solicitation? RESPONSE: We are looking for any small business categories. Our intent is to see if there are any small business that can meet the requirement. URL:https://www.fbo.gov/spg/VA/AFMLOVASS/VASSMD/VA79812I0088/listing.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120225/SPECIAL/0812
Matching Key Words: video*; produc*; train*; you; site?; business*; documentation; produce?; production?; distribut*; instruct*; commercial?; 

USABID State and Local Purchases 

 

Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, 10180 Linn Station Rd Ste C200, Louisville KY 40223

R – AUDIT SERVICES – 7/1/12-6/30/14 – ADDENDUM #1. RFP 075 1200000268 2 DUE 16-MAR-2012 Elaine Prescott, Phone: (502) 329-7134; 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: 120227/BID/0001
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


Education Professional Standards Board, 100 Airport Road, 3rd Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601

U – COOPERATING TEACHER PROGRAM ASSISTANT – ADDENDUM #1. RFP 183 1200000245 2 DUE 02-MAR-2012 Ashley Abshire, Phone: 502-564-4606; 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: 120227/BID/0003
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky;  

Finance and Administration Cabinet, Office of Procurement Services, 702 Capitol Avenue, Room 096, Frankfort, KY 40601

R – MICROSOFT SUPPORT SERVICES FOR COMMONWEALTH – ADDENDUM #1. RFP 758 1200000129 2 DUE 14-MAR-2012 Susan Noland; Phone: (502) 564-5951; Website:https://emars.ky.gov/online/vss/Advantage The Commonwealth of Kentucky is seeking up to four 4 qualified Vendors that employee the following certified professionals to provide Microsoft Support Services for the Commonwealth:MCTS Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, MCSA Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator, MCSE Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, MCSD Microsoft Certified Solution Developer. Service utilization resulting from this solicitation may be in the form of short term break/fix activities, medium-term in the form of implementation or rollout of new technology or long-term in the form of highly skilled contract employees that are required on a daily basis by the Commonwealth to assist with major projects and/or back-office systems support. This information is believed to be correct, but should be verified with the issuing agency/organization.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120224/BID/0011
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


Louisville Metro Government – Division of Purchasing, 611 West Jefferson Street, Mezzanine Level, Louisville, KY 40202

R – HEALTHY START PROGRAM EVALUATION. IFB-2664-0-2012/TB DUE 08-MAR-2012 Teresa Burton, Phone: 502-574-6396; Website: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/Finance/purchasing.htm Louisville Metro Government is accepting sealed bids from qualified firms to provide evaluation & support services for the Healthy Start Program. This information is believed to be correct, but should be verified with the issuing agency/organization.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120224/BID/0016
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


Pennsylvania Public Notices http://pa.mypublicnotices.com/PublicNotice.asp MyPublicNotices.com 820 Davis St., Suite 210 Evanston, IL 60201 info@MyPublicNotices.com

R – CITY OF PITTSBURGH DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING REQUEST FORCITY O SOL CITY OF PITTSBURGH DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING REQUEST FORCITY OF PITTSBURGHDEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNINGREQUEST FOR PROPOSALPROVISION OF VIDEO PRODUCTION FOR A MONTHLY TELEVISION SPOT BETWEEN FOUR AND SEVEN MINUTES IN LENGTHThe City of Pittsburgh is requesting proposals from qualified Professional firms to provide video production for a monthly television spot between four and seven minutes in length. Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and/or Women Business Enterprise (WBE) participation is requested in all City of Pittsburgh contracts. Participation may be demonstrated by utilization of MBE/WBE firms through the use of subcontractors. A copy of current MBE/WBE certification letter for the offer of subcontractor must be submitted with the proposal. Copies of the RFP are available to qualified consultants and may be obtained at the Department of City Planning, 200 Ross Street, Fourth Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 or by calling (412)255-2102. Staff contact is Mr. Richard Meritzer. Sealed proposals (ten hard copies and one digital copy), must be received no later than March 26,2012 at noon. One these ten proposals must be accessible to the blind. Postmarks are not sufficient. Proposals by fax or email are not acceptable. Appeared in: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Thursday, 02/23/2012 This notice is provided by OutreachSystems (www.outreachsystems.com). For more information about this opportunity please contact the buyer directly.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120224/BID/0673
Matching Key Words: video*; produc*; business*; production?; 

Washington General Administration Goods and Services https://fortress.wa.gov/ga/webs/bidcalendar.aspx State of Washington; PO Box 41000; Olympia, WA 98504 Phone 360-902-7300

T – DUI/SFST Training Video SOL Ref #: C120570PSC Washington State Patrol is soliciting proposals from Consultants who may provide video production services for a Driving Under the Influence/Standardized Field Sobriety Test (DUI/SFST) training video. This notice is provided by OutreachSystems (www.outreachsystems.com). For more information about this opportunity please contact the buyer directly.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120223/BID/0738
Matching Key Words: video*; produc*; train*; production?; 

Transportation Cabinet, Division of Purchases, 4th Floor, 200 Mero Street, Frankfort, KY 40622

R – INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES. RFP 605 1200000247 DUE 06-MAR-2012 Cindy Watts; Phone: (502) 564-4630; Website: https://emars.ky.gov/online/vss/Advantage Contract Investigators will provide investigative services while recieving hourly reimbursement of $40.00 an hour and 100% mileage reimbursement. This information is believed to be correct, but should be verified with the issuing agency/organization.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120222/BID/0004
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, 275 East Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40601

R – REINTEGRATION SPECIALIST RFP-527-1200000254 DUE 29-FEB-2012 Reba Lewis, Phone: (502) 564-4726; Website: https://emars.ky.gov/online/vss/Advantage Vendor shall facilitate the community reintegration of inmates with severe mental illness who are transitioning out of Kentucky State Reformatory and Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women. The vendor will develop a reintegration plan for inmates six months prior to their release and follow them once they have been released to assure linkage to community based resources. This information is believed to be correct, but should be verified with the issuing agency/organization.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120222/BID/0008
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


Rhode Island Division of Purchases http://www.purchasing.ri.gov/RIVIP/BidSearch.asp State of Rhode Island;Vendors must register with the state to submit bids.; Tel. (401) 574-8100

U – LOI – OBSERVATION TRAINING VIDEOS – RIDE (9 PGS) SOL 7449502 LOI – OBSERVATION TRAINING VIDEOS – RIDE (9 PGS) This notice is provided by OutreachSystems (www.outreachsystems.com). For more information about this opportunity please contact the buyer directly.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120222/BID/0519
Matching Key Words: video*; train*; 

 

Kentucky State Procurement

 

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

R — SAAS CALL ACCOUNTING SYSTEM. RFP 262J-12 DUE 15-MAR-2012 Phone: (270) 809-2703; Website: http://campus.murraystate.edu/administ/procurement/Capcons/capproj.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: 120227/KY/3366
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


Sanitation District No. 1, 1045 Eaton Drive, Ft. Wright, KY 41017

R — FUEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. DUE 08-MAR-2012 Website: http://www.sd1.org/ NOTICE TO BIDDERS: The Board of Directors of Sanitation District No. 1 (SD1) hereby invites the submission of bids for a Fuel Management System. A pre-bid meeting will be held on Thursday March 1, 2012 at 10:00 AM at the SD1 address listed below. Bids for this service will be received by SD1 until THURSDAY, March 8, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. LOCAL TIME, at SD1’s office, 1045 EATON DR., FT. WRIGHT, KENTUCKY. Copies of this Bid and any issued Addenda may be obtained from SD1’s Purchasing Department located at 1045 Eaton Drive, Ft. Wright, Kentucky, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday,

Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

T — PRINTING OF THE WKU TALISMAN YEARBOOK. RFP 2012-036 DUE 29-MAR-2012 Maxine Hardin; Website: http://wkuplanroom.com/purchasing/ Western Kentucky University requests proposals from qualified vendors for printing of the Talisman yearbook. The contract for the provision of these services is for an initial four (4)-year period with the option for a maximum of four (4) one (1)-year renewals. It is the University s intent to select the most qualified vendor to provide these services. Western Kentucky University expects to award this contract on or about May 1, 2012 with services to begin July 1, 2012. Proposals submitted in response to this RFP must be received before 3:30 p.m. on March 29, 2012. Any proposals received after this date and time will be returned unopened. Questions regarding this RFP must be received by email before 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 to: maxine.hardin@wku.edu. Any questions received after this date and time will be returned unanswered. 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: 120224/KY/3347
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 

Northern Kentucky Industrial Park Association, Florence, KY

R — RESEARCH STUDIES OF REGIONAL MANUFACTURERS TO IDENTIFY CURRENT/FUTURE WORKFORCE NEEDS DUE 16-MAR-2012 Website: http://www.nkadd.org/request-for-proposals.html REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) RESEARCH – MANUFACTURING LABOR FORCE NEEDS AND TALENT PIPELINE The Northern Kentucky Industrial Park Association (NKIP/NKIPA) is seeking proposals to conduct research studies of regional manufacturers to identify their current and future workforce needs. The research also includes studies of high school students and their key influencers to understand their attitudes about careers in manufacturing. This is a re-issue of a previous RFP. Completed applications must be submitted by 9:00 am on March 16, 2012 as instructed in the RFP. 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: 120223/KY/3303
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 

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

R — BACKGROUND CHECK SERVICE – ADDENDUM #1. RFP 26-12 DUE 01-MAR-2012 Lora Snider; Phone: (859) 622-2246; Fax: (859) 622-2047; Website: http://www.purchasing.eku.edu/bids_quotes.php This Request for Proposal (RFP) is issued to solicit proposals from qualified, experienced, financially sound, and responsible firms to perform background checks for employees and/or potential employees. The University desires to establish a price contract for a twelve (12) month period with four (4) additional one year renewal periods. 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: 120222/KY/3251
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


University of Louisville, Department of Purchasing, Louisville, KY

R — ONLINE SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT RFP128-PSC DUE 01-MAR-2012 Valerie Casey, Phone: (502) 852-8796; 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: 120222/KY/3272
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 

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