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October 29, 2012

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Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Rocky Mountain Consolidated Contracting Center, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Veterans Affairs;Network Contracting Office;NCO 19;4100 E. Mississippi Avenue, Suite 900;Glendale CO 80246

R–ECHCS Activation Consultant Services VA25912Q0457 110212 Peggy Kearns, Associate Director ECHCS 303.399.8020 x2810 Aeonard R. Borel Contracting Specialist 720-857-5160 Contract SpecialistREQUEST FOR INFORMATION / SOURCES SOUGHT INQUIRY: HOSPITAL ACTIVATION SERVICES
The Department of Veterans Affairs Rocky Mountain Contracting Network, NCO 19 is conducting a Request for Information/Sources Sought Inquiry into your firm’s interest and capability to perform a Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract for Initial Outfitting and Transition (IO&T) services over 5 years for the activation of a new 1.2M SF Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado. This would be a non-personal services contract for IO&T services which includes hospital transitioning and activation, provisioning/installing materiel, provisioning/installing furniture/furnishings, provisioning/installing medical, non-medical, and Information Technology (IT) equipment, providing initial transition and equipment training (operational and maintenance), and moving reused equipment and materiel.
This market research survey seeks to identify the industry’s experience, past performance, and capabilities to perform the services required under this contract.
The types of work expected under this contract may include, but are not limited to
Step 1: Initial Outfitting and Transition (IO&T) to include:
” Project Management
” FF&E/Interior Design
” Equipment planning
” Transition/relocation planning
” Warehousing/Warehouse management
” Equipment/System installation, testing, inspection and training
” Turnover, Close-out, and Post Occupancy Evaluation
” Equipment Maintenance/Service/Repair Development
Step 2: Initial Outfitting (IO) to include:
The installation, and acceptance of commodities to include resource protection/security systems, communication systems (except computer equipment, printers, and faxes), medical equipment and clinical case-goods, furniture and furnishings, and artwork for hospitals, clinics, medical administration buildings, ambulatory health facilities, medical warehouses, medical laboratories, biological engineering laboratories, dental clinics, veterinary clinics, wellness centers, and any other buildings connected to/associated with health facilities.
The Department of Veterans Affairs requests information in the following areas in order to determine the most appropriate acquisition strategy to fulfill this potential need.
We are interested in determining the basic structure, experience and capacity of your company.
1. Please provide the information to us by addressing the following questions:
Firm Name:
Firm Street Address:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
County/Parrish:
POC Name:
POC Phone Number:
POC Email:
2. Is this a joint venture? Yes / No
3. Type of Business?
4. Home Office Cage Code?
5. Business Category -Please indicate your firm’s size and certification in any of the small business program(s) by circling the appropriate category:
Large Small (SB) 8(a) HubZone
A. If you are an 8(a) firm, please answer the following questions –
1) List the cities where you have bona fide offices:
2) When will you graduate from the 8(a) program?
3) Are you in a mentor-protégé relationship?
6. Please indicate which North American Industry Classification System (NCAIS) Codes apply to your firm. Check all that apply:
__ 541310 Architectural Services
__ 541330 Engineering Services
__ 541410 Interior Design Services
__ 541490 Other Specialized Design Services
__ Other _____________________________
7. What type(s) of Federal Medical Facility Projects has your firm had experience executing projects.
Please check all that apply:
__ Medical Centers/Hospitals
__ Medical Clinics/Dispensaries
__ Medical Laboratories
__ Bio-Environment Laboratories
__ Veterinary Clinics
__ Dental Facilities
__ Medical Warehouses
__ Ambulatory Clinics
__ Satellite Pharmacies
__ Other (write in) _______________
?
8. Experience/Past Performance:
Experience – As if pertains to initial outfitting, please enter the number of projects executed in each of the categories. All work must have been completed or substantially complete within the past five years. If you do not have the experience within a particular dollar range, enter zero for that range.
Experience for Medical Installation Facilities
Size of Project (Construction Cost) $200 Million

No. of Projects executed as an IO Contractor ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________

No. of Projects executed as an IO Sub Contractor ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________

Primary Role on Project, i.e. Lead Equipment Planner ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________

Past Performance – Indicate all the locations where your firm performed the work identified above (Check all that apply):

__ Alabama
__ Alaska
__ Arizona
__ Arkansas
__ California
__ Colorado
__ Connecticut
__ Delaware
__ Florida
__ Georgia
__ Hawaii
__ Idaho
__ Illinois
__ Indiana
__ Iowa
__ Kansas
__ Kentucky
__ Louisiana
__ Maine
__ Maryland
__ Massachusetts
__ Michigan
__ Minnesota
__ Mississippi
__ Missouri
__ Montana
__ Nebraska
__ Nevada
__ New Hampshire
__ New Jersey
__ New Mexico
__ New York
__ North Carolina
__ North Dakota
__ Ohio
__ Oklahoma
__ Oregon
__ Pennsylvania
__ Rhode Island
__ South Carolina
__ Tennessee
__ Texas__ Utah
__ Vermont
__ Virginia
__ Washington
__ West Virginia
__ Wisconsin
__ Wyoming
__ District of
Columbia
__ Puerto Rico
__ American Samoa
__ Guam
__ Middle East
__ Asia
__ Europe
__ Pacific

9. Does your company have experience in performing a complete turnkey initial outfitting design/procurement for a (federal) medical facility?
10. Does your company have experience in designing/installing a resource protection/intrusion detection system in a (federal) medical facility?
11. Does your company have experience in designing/installing a resource protection/intrusion detection system in a (federal) medical facility?
12. Does your company have experience outfitting to include design and procurement (turnkey) of specialty clinics to include but not limited to Laboratories, Pharmacies, Radiology, Orthopedics, Cardio Vascular OR, Operating Rooms, etc…?
13. Does your company have a methodology to adapt/track/coordinate with a frequently changing construction schedule?
14. Does your company have experience in transition planning for a (federal) medical facility?
15. Does your company have experience in planning/design/installation (turnkey) communication support in a (federal) medical facility?
16. Does your company have experience in equipment planning/design (turnkey) for a (federal) medical facility?
17. Does your company have experience in planning/design/installation (turnkey) of furniture/furnishings for a (federal) medical facility?
18. Does your company have experience in planning/design/ installation (turnkey) of signage/way finding for a (federal) medical facility?
19. Does your company have experience in planning/design/ installation (turnkey) communication support in a (federal) medical facility?
The period of performance of this contract will be one (1) calendar year with four (4) annual renewable options. The contract base year is estimated to begin on or about January 28, 2013.
Solicitation documents should be available electronically on or about November 14, 2012 at the FedBizOpps website at http://www.fedbizopps.gov. Interested organizations are reminded that prospective contractors are required to have an active registration in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 4.11. Prospective contractors can register via the Internethttp://www.ccr.gov. In accordance with FAR Part 4.12, prospective contractors shall complete electronic annual Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) at http://orca.bpn.gov. Prospective contractors must be registered in both databases prior to contract award.
This is only an inquiry, no quote or proposal is requested at this time. If your company has the capability to provide these services and interested in this opportunity, please respond to the questions above. DO NOT send marketing material with your response. The deadline for this information is 5:00 PM Mountain Time, Friday, November 2, 2012.
Send your electronic capability statements to Peggy Kearns at Peggy.Kearns@va.gov with the subject line Activation IO&T Services. If you have any questions, you may contact me via e-mail at Aeonard.Borel@va.gov.
Place of Performance: 13611 E. Colfax Ave;Aurora Colorado 80045 USA URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/VA/VARMCCC/VARMCCC/VA25912Q0457/listing.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121027/PROCURE/0232
Matching Key Words: state!ky; 

Department of the Navy, Naval Supply Systems Command, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk, N00189 NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk 1968 Gilbert Street,Suite 600 NORFOLK, VA

U–Civilians int he Battlefied Support Services N0018913R0008 110512 Jill H. Joscelyn-Smith 7574431219 The Fleet Logistics Center, Contracting Department, Norfolk, VA intends to negotiate an 8(a) set-aside Firm-Fixed Priced Indefinate Delivery/Indefinate Quantity (IDIQ) type contract for a base period with two one-year options periods, to obtain Civilians in the Battlefield Support services. The Contactor shall perform tasks on board both DoD and non-DoD facilities located within the Continential United States.
This requirement will be issued under 8(a) set-aside in accordance with FAR Part 19.808-2, with options to extend services in accordance with FAR Clause 52.217-8. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 711510 and the size standard is $7.0 Million. This procurement will be solicited as a negotiated procurement.
NO SOLICITATION EXISTS AT THIS TIME. A complete RFP package will available on or about 30 October by downloading the documents at the NECO Website as follows: http://www.neco.navy.mil or athttp://www.fedbizopps.gov.
Potential contractors are hereby notified that the solicitation and subsequent amendments to the solicitation will ONLY be available for download at the above sites; this office will no longer issue hard copy solicitations. By submitting an offer, the vendor is self-certifying that neither the requestor nor the principal corporate officials and owners are currently suspended, debarred or otherwise ineligible to receive contracts from any Federal Agency. The Contracting Officer reserves the right to conduct verbal or written discussions with respect to other than price with the offerors at anytime prior to award.
The prospective awardees must be registered in the CCR database prior to award, during performance, and through final payment of any contract resulting from this solicitation, except for awards to foreign vendors for work to be performed outside the United States. Lack of registration in the CCR database will make a contractor ineligible for award. Contractors may obtain information on registration and annual confirmation requirements by calling-1-888-227-2423 or via the Internet at http://www.ccr.gov/ the offerors at anytime prior to award.
Set-Aside: Competitive 8(a) Place of Performance: 1575 Gator Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23511 US URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DON/NAVSUP/N00189/N0018913R0008/listing.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121026/PROCURE/0067
Matching Key Words: naics!711510; 


National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Glenn Research Center, Office of Procurement, NASA/Glenn Research Center, 21000 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, OH 44135

U–ALARM PHILOSOPHY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP NNC13454529Q 102612 Antoinette M. Niebieszczanski, NAIS Superuser, Phone 216-433-2806, Fax 216-433-5489, Email Antoinette.M.Niebieszczanski@nasa.gov – Dorothy E Viancourt, Purchasing, Phone 216-433-2532, Fax 216-433-5489, Email Dorothy.E.Viancourt@nasa.gov Antoinette M. Niebieszczanski This notice is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; offers are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This notice is being issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ) for an Alarm Philosophy Development Workshop for twenty-five (25) people from November 5, 2012, through November 9, 2012. The provisions and clauses in the RFQ are those in effect through FAC _2005_-_61_ . This procurement is a total small business set-aside. See Note 1. The NAICS Code and the small business size standard for this procurement are 541330 and $14M respectively. The offeror shall state in their offer their size status for this procurement. All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency. Delivery to NASA Glenn Research Center, 21000 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, OH 44135. Offers for the items(s) described above are due by close of business Friday, October 26, 2012 to NASA Glenn Research Center, Attn: Antoinette M. Niebieszczanski, 21000 Brookpark Road, Mail Stop 60-1, Cleveland, OH 44135 or antoinette.m.niebieszczanski@nasa.gov and must include, solicitation number, FOB destination to this Center, proposed delivery schedule, discount/payment terms, warranty duration (if applicable), taxpayer identification number (TIN), identification of any special commercial terms, and be signed by an authorized company representative. Offerors are encouraged to use the Standard Form 1449, Solicitation/Contract/Order for Commercial Items form found at URL: http://server-mpo.arc.nasa.gov/Services/NEFS/NEFSHome.tml Offerors shall provide the information required by FAR 52.212-1 (FEB 2012), Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items, which is incorporated by reference. If the end product(s) offered is other than domestic end product(s) as defined in the clause entitled “Buy American Act — Supplies, ” the offeror shall so state and shall list the country of origin. FAR 52.212-4 (FEB 2012), Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items is applicable. The FAR may be obtained via the Internet at URL: http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html The NFS may be obtained via the Internet at URL:http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/procurement/regs/nfstoc.htm All contractual and technical questions must be in writing (e-mail or fax) to antoinette.m.niebieszczanski@nasa.gov or fax 216-433-5489 not later than close of business Wednesday, October 24, 2012. Telephone questions will not be accepted. Selection and award will be made to that offeror whose offer will be most advantageous to the Government, with consideration given to the factors of proposed technical merit, price, and past performance. It is critical that offerors provide adequate detail to allow evaluation of their offer. (SEE FAR 52.212-1(b)). Offerors must include completed copies of the provision at 52.212-3 (FEB 2012), Offeror Representations and Certifications – Commercial Items with their offer. These may be obtained via the internet at URL: http://rcb.cancer.gov/rcb-internet/SAP/52-212-3plusadd.pdf . These representations and certifications will be incorporated by reference in any resultant contract. NASA Clause 1852.215-84 (NOV 2011), Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/pub/pub_library/Omb.html . Prospective offerors shall notify this office of their intent to submit an offer. It is the offeror’s responsibility to monitor the following Internet site for the release of solicitation amendments (if any): http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/eps/bizops.cgi?gr-D&pin-22 . Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of this combination synopsis/solicitation and amendments (if any). Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.
Set-Aside: Total Small Business URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/NASA/GRC/OPDC20220/NNC13454529Q/listing.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121026/PROCURE/0069
Matching Key Words: writ*; copy; technical; standard; 


Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard (USCG), Commandant (CG-912), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters (CG-912) 1900 Half Street, SW Washington DC 20593-0001

U — Commercial Forklift Training HSCG23-13-I-PBP004 110812 Kelson A. Baker, Contract Specialist (CTR), Phone 7038565489, Email Kelson.A.Baker@uscg.mil – Robert Mann-Thompson, Contracting Officer, Phone 2024753252, Email robert.a.mann-thompson@uscg.mil The United States Coast Guard is seeking to identify possible sources capable of fulfilling an existing requirement for forklift training services at various CONUS locations. THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION. The NAICS Code is 611519 – Other Technical and Trade Schools.
The purpose of this sources sought is to identify interested small business concerns.

See the Draft Statement of Work below for details of the requirement.

All interested parties are encouraged to provide a capabilities statement.

Include the following information in your submission:
DUNS, Small Business Status (if any), Small Business Sub-category, a point of contact, and a brief narrative NTE 5 PAGES demonstrating your firms capability to meet the requirements section of the SOW.

Capabilities Statement Submission Deadline: 1700ET on November 8, 2012 via email to Kelson Baker at Kelson.A.Baker@uscg.mil or Fax 202-475-3205.

Due to USCG Internet restrictions, electronic mail attachments over 5 MB in size will not be received, and will need to be sent separately. It is the offereors responsibility to note the correlation of their proposal if sent over multiple emails.

DRAFT Statement of Work
Date: October 24, 2012

1.0 GENERAL.

1.1 SCOPE.
The purpose of this Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract is to obtain Contractor training support services for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Office of Safety and Environmental Health. Specifically, this IDIQ requires the Contractor to provide classroom and lab instruction training for a five (5) day Forklift and Weight Handling course (code 500094) to a maximum class size of 20 students. The course shall give USCG personnel (active duty, reserves, civilian and auxiliary) the knowledge and skills necessary to perform as Forklift Operators and Trainers as well as Weight Handling Principles and Techniques. Training shall be held at the following locations: TRACEN Yorktown, Yorktown, VA and TRACEN Petaluma, Petaluma, CA and USCG Elizabeth City, Elizabeth City, NC.

1.2 BACKGROUND.
The USCG mission is to provide Forklift and Weight Handling training to selected personnel who work and around forklifts and weight handling equipment. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the technical knowledge and skills to perform the duties of a Forklift Operator as detailed in OSHA 29 CFR 1910 subpart N. This course will be a Train-the Trainer course. Students competing the course will have the skills and competencies to train other personnel at their units to forklift operator standards as detailed in OSHA 29 CFR1910 subpart N.

1.3 CONTRACTOR PERSONNEL.

1.3.1 Project Manager. The Contractor shall provide a Project Manager who shall be responsible for all Contractor work performed under this contract. The Project Manager is further designated as Key by the Government (see SOW 1.4).

1.3.1.1 The Project Manager shall be a single point of contact for the Contracting Officer (KO) and the Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COR). It is anticipated that the Project Manager shall be one of the senior level employees provided by the Contractor for this work effort. The name of Project Manager, and the name(s) of any alternate(s) who shall act for the Contractor in the absence of the Project Manager, shall be provided to the Government as part of the Contractor’s proposal. During any absence of the Project Manager, only one (1) alternate shall have full authority to act for the Contractor on all matters relating to work performed under this contract. The Project Manager and all designated alternates shall be able to read, write, speak and understand English. Additionally, the Contractor shall not replace the Project Manager without prior approval from the Contracting Officer.

1.3.1.2 The Project Manager shall be available to the COR via telephone between the hours of 0800 and 1630 EST, Monday through Friday, and shall respond to a request for discussion or resolution of technical problems within 24 hours of notification.

1.3.2 Qualified Personnel. The Contractor shall provide qualified personnel to perform all requirements specified in this contract. All Contractor employees supporting this requirement shall also be citizens of the United States.\
1.3.2.1 Project Manager – College degree and three years experience in the management of educational services contracts. Four years of related work experience may be substituted for a college degree.

1.3.2.2 Instructor(s) – Five (5) years as a certified forklift instructor.

1.3.2.1.1 Instructors shall be qualified and experienced in field operations of weight handling and in classroom instruction.

1.3.3 Employee Identification. Contractor employees visiting Government facilities shall wear an identification badge that, at minimum, displays the Contractor name, the employee’s photo, name, clearance-level and badge expiration date. Visiting Contractor employees shall comply with all Government escort rules and requirements. All Contractor employees shall identify themselves as Contractors when their status is not readily apparent and display all identification and visitor badges in plain view above the waist at all times.

1.3.3.1 Contractor employees working on-site at Government facilities shall wear a Government issued identification badge. All Contractor employees shall identify themselves as Contractors when their status is not readily apparent and display the Government issued badge in plain view above the waist at all times.

1.3.4 Employee Conduct. Contractor employees shall present a professional appearance at all times and their conduct shall not reflect discredit upon the United States, the Department of Homeland Security, and the USCG.

1.3.4.1 Contractor employees shall abide by the rules and regulations concerning the maintenance of personal standards for instructor integrity, grooming, conduct, speech, and student fraternization. The morale and motivation of student and instructional personnel must be maintained at a high level to ensure a favorable learning environment.

1.3.5 Removing Employees for Misconduct or Security Reasons. The Government may, at its sole discretion, direct the Contractor to remove any Contractor employee from USCG facilities for misconduct or security reasons. Removal does not relieve the Contractor of the responsibility to continue providing the services required under any task order awarded under this contract. The Contracting Officer will provide the Contractor with a written explanation to support any request to remove an employee.

1.4 SECURITY.
Contractor access to classified information is not currently required under this contract.

1.5 PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE.
The period of performance for this contract is 5 years (60 months) with the guarantee of one (1) class.

1.5.1 The Contractor will be notified of class schedules not less than thirty (30) days prior to convening of the first class.

1.6 PLACE OF PERFORMANCE.
The primary places of performance will be USCG Training Centers in Yorktown, VA and Petaluma, CA, and Elizabeth City, NC.

1.7 HOURS OF OPERATION.
Contractor employees shall generally perform all work between the hours of 0800 and 1630, Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays). However, there may be occasions when Contractor employees shall be required to work other than normal business hours, including weekends and holidays, to fulfill requirements under this task order.

1.7.1 Occasional non-standard training days may be required by emergencies, and operational commitments; therefore, in these cases, as much prior notification as possible will be provided to the Contractor. However, the course is designed for whole days and should not vary substantially from this format, e.g., ending after a half-day on the last day, two-hour lunches or ending class two hours early on days in the middle of the week. Likewise, extending past the normal ending time can only be done with the student’s option since many students may have off-hour commitments.

1.8 TRAVEL. Travel may be required as a part of the work performed under this IDIQ. All travel must be approved in writing by the COR in advance of the travel taking place. All travel under this IDIQ and subsequent Task Orders will be reimbursed on a direct cost basis in accordance with FAR 31.205-46. Indirect costs such as labor, G& A, or any other type of burden will NOT be reimbursed.

1.9 KICK-OFF MEETING.
The Contractor shall attend a Kick-Off Meeting with the Contracting Officer and the COR not later than five (5) business days after the date of award. The purpose of the Kick-Off Meeting, which will be chaired by the Contracting Officer, is to discuss technical and contracting objectives of the task order and review the Contractor’s project plan. The Kick-Off Meeting will be held at the Government’s facility or by phone.

1.10 PROJECT PLAN.
The Contractor shall provide a draft Project Plan at the Kick-Off Meeting for Government review and comment. The Contractor shall provide a final Project Plan to the COR not later than five (5) business days after the Kick-Off Meeting.

1.11 GENERAL REPORT REQUIREMENTS.
The Contractor shall provide all written reports in electronic format with read/write capability using applications that are compatible with USCG Standard Workstation (Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007 Applications).

1.12 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.
All Contractor developed processes and procedures and other forms of intellectual property first developed under this contract shall be considered Government property.

1.12.1 All documentation, photography and electronic data and information collected by the Contractor and entered into or generated in support of this contract shall be considered Government property, and shall be returned to the Government at the end of the performance period.

1.13 SECTION 508 COMPLIANCE
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-220) requires that when Federal agencies develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology (EIT), they must ensure that it is accessible to people with disabilities. Federal employees and members of the public who have disabilities must have equal access to and use of information and data that is comparable to that enjoyed by non-disabled Federal employees and members of the public.

All EIT deliverables within this work statement shall comply with the applicable technical and functional performance criteria of Section 508 unless exempt. Specifically, the following applicable EIT accessibility standards have been identified:

Section 508 Applicable EIT Accessibility Standards
36 CFR 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems, applies to all EIT software applications and operating systems procured or developed under this work statement including but not limited to GOTS and COTS software. In addition, this standard is to be applied to Web-based applications when needed to fulfill the functional performance criteria. This standard also applies to some Web based applications as described within 36 CFR 1194.22.

36 CFR 1194.22 Web-based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications, applies to all Web-based deliverables, including documentation and reports procured or developed under this work statement. When any Web application uses a dynamic (non-static) interface, embeds custom user control(s), embeds video or multimedia, uses proprietary or technical approaches such as, but not limited to, Flash or Asynchronous Javascript and XML (AJAX) then 1194.21 Software standards also apply to fulfill functional performance criteria.

36 CFR 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria, applies to all EIT deliverables regardless of delivery method. All EIT deliverable shall use technical standards, regardless of technology, to fulfill the functional performance criteria.

36 CFR 1194.41 Information Documentation and Support, applies to all documents, reports, as well as help and support services. To ensure that documents and reports fulfill the required 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria, they shall comply with the technical standard associated with Web-based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications at a minimum. In addition, any help or support provided in this work statement that offer telephone support, such as, but not limited to, a help desk shall have the ability to transmit and receive messages using TTY.

Section 508 Applicable Exceptions
Exceptions for this work statement have been determined by DHS and only the exceptions described herein may be applied. Any request for additional exceptions shall be sent to the COR and determination will be made in accordance with DHS MD 4010.2. DHS has identified the following exceptions that may apply: 36 CFR 1194.3(b) Incidental to Contract, all EIT that is exclusively owned and used by the contractor to fulfill this work statement does not require compliance with Section 508. This exception does not apply to any EIT deliverable, service or item that will be used by any Federal employee(s) or member(s) of the public. This exception only applies to those contractors assigned to fulfill the obligations of this work statement and for the purposes of this requirement, are not considered members of the public.

Section 508 Compliance Requirements
36 CFR 1194.2(b) (COTS/GOTS products), When procuring a product, each agency shall procure products which comply with the provisions in this part when such products are available in the commercialmarketplace or when such products are developed in response to a Government solicitation. Agencies cannot claim a product as a whole is not commercially available because no product in the marketplace meets all the standards. If products are commercially available that meets some but not all of the standards, the agency must procure the product that best meets the standards. When applying this standard, all procurements of EIT shall have documentation of market research that identify a list of products or services that first meet the agency business needs, and from that list of products or services, an analysis that the selected product met more of the accessibility requirements than the non-selected products as required by FAR 39.2. Any selection of a product or service that meets less accessibility standards due to a significant difficulty or expense shall only be permitted under an undue burden claim and requires authorization from the DHS Office of Accessible Systems and Technology (OAST) in accordance with DHS MD 4010.2.

2.0 GOVERNMENT TERMS & ACRONYMS

COR Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative
GFE Government Furnished Equipment
GFI Government Furnished Items
IDIQ Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity
OSH Occupational Safety and Health
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
POC Point of Contact
QCP Quality Control Plan
RFP Request for Proposal
SEH Safety and Environmental Health
SME Subject Matter Expert
SOW Statement of Work
USCG United States Coast Guard

3.0 GOVERNMENT FURNISHED RESOURCES.
The Government will provide the following property and information to the Contractor for work required in task orders awarded under this contract:

3.1 The Government will provide the following equipment for off-site Contractor use in performing work in task orders awarded under this contract:

3.1.1 The Government will provide classroom space, with chalk/dry marker boards, and standard audiovisual equipment (overhead projector, remotely controlled slide projector, projection screen, VCR, and monitor) for the course. For classes taught at TRACEN Yorktown, Petaluma and Base Elizabeth Citythe Government will provide projection systems for computer-generated graphics.

3.1.2 The Contractor shall conform to all current and applicable USCG and local command instructions regarding physical security.

3.2 The Government will provide course addendums to training materials for USCG specific areas of focus that differ from Contractor’s training package. (See 4.1)

4.0 CONTRACTOR FURNISHED PROPERTY.
The Contractor shall furnish all facilities, materials, equipment and services necessary to fulfill the requirements of task orders awarded under this contract, except for the Government Furnished Resources specified in SOW 3.0 and 5.0 of this work statement.

At a minimum, the Contractor shall provide the following:

Laptop Computer
Course Training Outline and Test Material
Power Point Disks
Training Videos
Handout Materials
Training completion certificates for personnel completing course
Copies of course manuals for each student
Projection system for courses conducted outside TRACEN Yorktown or TRACCEN Petaluma.

4.1 The Contractor shall provide a printed instructional workbook to each student attending the course. (See 3.2)

4.1.1 The Contractor shall provide feedback and recommendations for improvements on USCG provided addendums to the COR.

4.2 The Contractor shall provide a minimum of Two (2) 6K diesel or electric standard forklifts and weightlifting training equipment. The government anticipates that the contractor will rent forklifts at or near the traininglocation for the one (1) day of practical training.

5.0 REQUIREMENTS
The Contractor shall provide classroom and lab instruction training for 1-6 sessions annually of a five (5)-day Forklift and Weight Handling course (Code 500094) to a maximum class size of 20 students.

5.1 INSTRUCTOR SUPPORT
The Contractor’s Instructor(s) shall maintain an environment conducive to learning and shall provide the following:

5.1.1 Maintain a high standard of professional qualifications in instructional and technical areas.

5.1.2 Utilize Government approved Instructor guide for this course and personalize it for each subject matter area as needed.

5.1.3 Recommend curriculum changes to course for approval by COR prior to implementation.

5.1.4 Maintain qualifications in instructional techniques, training aids, training equipment, training devices and instructional material required to teach assigned topics.

5.1.5 Prepare the classroom for instruction (e.g., assemble course material as required, ensure course materials are brought into classroom, , arrange tables and chairs, layout course materials for each student) and ensure classroom is left in an orderly fashion at the end of each day, especially on the last day of the class.

5.1.6 Upon request of the appropriate authority, make academic comments concerning students.

5.1.7 Ensure a dignified, harmonious and professional classroom atmosphere.

5.1.8 Administer, grade and review examinations, as necessary.

5.1.9 Report all problem areas related to assigned duties and responsibilities to the COR.

5.1.10 Teach all assigned topics, in accordance with contract requirements, effectively utilizing allotted time.

5.1.11 Perform operational check on assigned training equipment, devices and aids.

5.1.12 Refer unresolved students’ disciplinary problems to the appropriate military authority.

5.1.13 Monitor students to ensure safe usage of all training equipment, devices and training aids.

5.2 COURSE CRITERIA
The Contractor shall instruct a group-paced, criterion referenced, instructor managed, student participation, lecture/laboratory type instructional system that uses firmly established training procedures. All procedures shall be accomplished in accordance with the latest instructional methodology. Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to:

5.2.1 Forklift operator training

5.2.2 Fundamentals of mobile crane operation

5.2.3 Rigging principles / Weight handling

5.2.4 Practical demonstration of forklifts and rigging

5.3 COURSE CURRICULUM
The Contractor shall provide training for the USCG using learning materials, equipment and methodologies to produce a graduate that satisfies the USCG’s training mission. At a minimum, the curriculum shall address the following:

5.3.1 Forklifts
1. Operation
2. Design and types / application and limitations
3. Causes and avoidance of accidents
4. Moving with and without loads
5. Appling OSHA and ANSI Standards
6. Safety inspections
7. Scanning techniques
8. Operating conditions: Inside/outside, weather, ramps, trailers, elevators
9. Pedestrian safety
10. Rigging
11. Design of a training course and practical application of training others in forklift operation
12. Train the Trainer (TTT)

5.3.2 Cranes
1. Fundamental of Crane operation
2. Design and types / application and limitations
3. Causes and avoidance of accidents
4. Moving with and without loads
5. Appling OSHA and ANSI Standards
6. Safety inspections
7. Scanning techniques
8. Operating conditions: Inside/outside, weather, ramps, trailers, elevators
9. Pedestrian safety
10. Rigging / Operator and rigger responsibilities
11. Securing the Crane
12. Design of a training course and practical application of training others in crane operation
13. Train the Trainer (TTT)

5.3.3 Rigging
1. Rigging types and design
2. Fundamentals of Rigging
3. Rigging devices
4. Causes and avoidance of accidents
5. Appling OSHA and ANSI Standards
6. Rigger Responsibilities
7. Safety inspections
8. Inspection procedures and checklists
9. Preparing to lift
10. Creating a lift Plan
11. Determining load weight
12. Lifting device
13. Calculating sling loads
14. Reeving
15. Safe practices
16. Attaching a load
17. Handling a load

5.3.4 Practical operation and demonstration.
1. Forklift operational course
2. Perform pre-operational safety inspections
3. Perform proficient operation
4. Demonstrate ability to facilitate training
5. Crane operations
6. Observe demonstration of crane operations
7. Observe various lifting and loading and unloading operations and rigging

5.4 INSTRUCTORS AND CLASS SIZE

5.4.1 At least one Instructor shall instruct each class.

5.4.2 The maximum class size is 20 students.

5.4.2.1 The Government reserves the right to cancel or change a convening at no cost/penalty to the Government. The Contractor will be notified no later than 7 calendar days prior to the first day of the class, if the convening is cancelled.

5.4.2.2 The Government reserves the right to exceed the class size on a case-by-case, limited basis at no extra cost to the Government if agreed to in advance by the COR and the Contractor.

5.5 COURSE COMPLETION AND CRITIQUES

5.5.1 The Contractor shall administer a written test to each member of the class at the beginning and end of the course and the results will be recorded. The Contractor may administer written quizzes as necessary.

5.5.1.1 The Contractor shall modify testing to include content provided from USCG.

5.5.2 The Contractor shall provide graduation certificates for the course. These certificates shall be filled out by the Contractor at the end of each course and passed out to students who have successfully completed the course.

5.5.3 Contractor shall complete a non-completion record for each student who does not complete the course and provide to the COR.

5.5.3.1 Any student missing more than 10% of a class will fail the course and not receive a graduation certificate. The contract instructor should contact the COR immediately to discuss the student’s situation. The Government retains the right to make the final decision on whether or not a student will be allowed to stay for the remainder of the course.

5.5.4 Contractor Instructors will be evaluated by Government Subject Matter Experts and by student critiques. Contractor shall ensure that a student roster is completed and that student critiques are completed and submitted to the COR.

5.5.5 The Contractor shall submit to the COR a course completion report within five (5) business days after the end of each class convening. The report shall include, as a minimum, a student roster, pre and post class assessment, student critiques, test results and instructor comments/observations.

5.5.5.1 Based on feedback received from student critiques, the Contractor shall submit to the COR recommendations for changes to the curriculum for upcoming training sessions. Upon agreement between the Contractor and the Government (see SOW 5.1.3), the Contractor shall implement the changes to the curriculum and provide an updated version to the Government not later than thirty (30) days prior to the upcomingtraining session.

5.5.6 The Contractor shall immediately report all accidents occurring on Government property involving contract employees to local emergency response units and to the local resident authority and report the findings in writing to the COR within three (3) calendar days after the occurrence. When required, the Contractor shall provide input for reporting accidents involving USCG students.

5.5.7 The Contractor shall establish, maintain, and monitor the quality assurance of the services provided via a detailed QAP clearly stating his/her procedures for ensuring quality. As part of the plan, the Contractor shall establish and maintain an instructor evaluation system. Records of all instructor evaluations for contract employees shall be kept current, complete, and available to the Contracting Officer or COR upon request during the performance of this task order.

6.0 REFERENCES.

6.1 29 CFR 1910 SUBPART N – Materials Handling and Storage
6.2 ANSI B30.2-43 (R 52) – Safety Code for Cranes, Derricks, and Hoists
6.3 ANSI B30.2.0-67 – Safety Code for Overhead and Gantry Cranes
6.4 ANSI B56.1-69 – Safety Standard for Powered Industrial Trucks

7.0 DELIVERABLES
All deliverables shall be submitted to the COR in draft form according to the due date specified below. After receipt of USCG comments, the Contractor shall have five (5) business days to submit a final draft to the COR.

The Contractor shall consider items as having mandatory due dates. Items noted as “COR Checkpoints” are deliverables or events that must be reviewed and approved by the COR prior to proceeding to next deliverable in the SOW.
Item 1: SOW 1.10 Kick-Off Meeting due Five (5) business days after the date of the award
Item 2: SOW 1.11 Draft Contractor Project Plan Due at Kick-Off Meeting
Item 3: SOW 1.11 Final Contractor Project Plan due Five (5) business days after the Kick-Off Meeting
Item 4: SOW 5.0 Forklift Training Course Requirements due Varied – up to 25 students per class
Item 5: SOW 5.5 Course Completion Certificates provided up to 25 students and COR no later than 15 days after course completion

Set-Aside: Total Small Business Place of Performance: 1900 Half St SW Washington, DC 20593 US URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DHS/USCG/GACS/HSCG23-13-I-PBP004/listing.html
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Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, MICC, MICC Center – Fort Knox, Bldg 1109, Room 250 Fort Knox KY 40121-5000

R — Adjutant General (AG) Services for IMCOM Atlantic, US Army Garrison (Directorate of Human Resources – DHR), Fort Knox, KY W9124D-13-Q-5036 111412 Teresa A. Simpson, Contract Specialist, Phone 5026246838, Email teresa.a.simpson.civ@mail.mil Current Contract Number:  W9124D-08-C-0017
Curent Contractor:  Alutiiq Business Services, LLC
Set-Aside: Competitive 8(a) Place of Performance: IMCOM Atlantic US Army Garrison–Fort Knox Directorate of Human Resources (DHR) Military Peresonnel Division (MPD) Fort Knox, KY 40121-5101 US URL:https://www.fbo.gov/notices/3b90c0a37f37367d1483a8353fe5baf6
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Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard (USCG), Commandant (CG-912), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters (CG-912) 1900 Half Street, SW Washington DC 20593-0001

R — TABSS (Technical, Acquisition and Business Support Services) HSCG23-10-R-TABS00 110612 TABSS Email Account, Email TABSS@USCG.MIL UPDATE 26 (25 OCTOBER 2012) – CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE OF [DOMAIN 1, TRACK 2]

1. The purpose of this update is to provide award notifications regarding Domain 1, Track 2, TABSS awards, which were executed Thursday, October 25, 2012. The effective date for these contract awards is Thursday October 25, 2012. The awardees are identified below:

a. Domain 1, Track 2

i. Insight Technology Solutions
17251 Melford Boulevard
Suite 100
Bowie, Maryland 20715
Contract: HSCG23-12-D-ATB015

ii. Immersion Consulting Group, LLC
1835 Forest Drive
Suite E
Annapolis MD 21401
Contract: HSCG23-12-D-ATB017

iii. Dynamis
2000 North 14th Street
Suite 550
Arlington, VA 22201
Contract HSCG23-12-D-ATB016

iv. E3 Federal Solutions, LLC
2011 Crystal Drive
Suite 400
Arlington, VA 22202
Contract: HSCG23-12-D-ATB020

v. Sev1Tech
4917 Lanyard Lane
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Contract: HSCG23-12-D-ATB014

vi. Applied Management Corporation
P.O. Box 6286
Arlington, VA 22206
Contract: HSCG23-12-D-ATB018

2. The three remaining TABSS tracks are still being evaluated. Any information relating to those three tracks will be published via this FedBizOpps page.

3. The total combined ceiling for all TABSS contracts is $11 billion.

4. All questions regarding this notice or the TABSS procurement shall be directed to the TABSS email box, TABSS@uscg.mil.

5. Thank you for your time and your support of the TABSS procurement.

UPDATE 25 (22 JUNE 2012) – CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE OF [DOMAIN 1, TRACK 3], [DOMAIN 2, TRACK 3], AND [DOMAIN 3]

1. The purpose of this update is to provide award notifications regarding three tracks of TABSS awards, which were executed between Monday, June 18, 2012, and Wednesday, June 20, 2012. The effective date for these contract awards is Friday, June 22, 2012. The awardees are identified below by the domain and track that the awardees proposed to:

a. Domain 1, Track 3

i. eGlobalTech
31013 North 10th Street, Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22201-2191
Contract Number HSCG23-12-D-ATB001 (Awarded 06/20/2012)

ii. BayFirst Solutions, LLC
6856 Eastern Avenue NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20012-2166
Contract Number HSCG23-12-D-ATB002 (Awarded 06/18/2012)

iii. Ishpi Information Technologies, Inc.
496 Bramson Court
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464-7961
Contract Number HSCG23-12-D-ATB003 (Awarded 06/18/2012)

iv. Zantech IT Services, Inc.
1600 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 1150
McLean, VA 22102-4483
Contract Number HSCG23-12-D-ATB004 (Awarded 06/18/2012)

b. Domain 2, Track 3

i. DP George and Company, LLC
2121 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite 606
Alexandria, VA 22314-4688
Contract Number HSCG23-12-D-ATB008 (Awarded 06/20/2012)

ii. Crisis1, LLC
12355 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 305
Reston, VA 20191-3467
Contract Number HSCG23-12-D-ATB009 (Awarded 06/19/2012)

iii. Advantage SCI, LLC
222 North Sepulveda Boulevard, #1780
El Segundo, CA 90245-4980
Contract Number HSCG23-12-D-ATB010 (Awarded 06/18/2012)

iv.  Information Technology Coalition, Inc.
4713-A Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304-4805
Contract Number HSCG23-12-D-ATB011 (Awarded 06/19/2012)

v.  Sayres and Associates Corporation
55 M Street SE, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20003-3702
Contract Number HSCG23-12-D-ATB012 (Awarded 06/20/2012)

vi.  Farfield Systems, Inc.
5520 Research Park Drive, Suite 105
Catonsville, MD 21228-4679
Contract Number HSCG23-12-D-ATB013 (Awarded 06/19/2012)

c. Domain 3

i. ;Business Strategy Consultants
9701 Apollo Drive, Suite 445
Largo, MD 20774
Contract Number HSCG23-12-D-ATB005 (Awarded 06/18/2012)

ii.  ERIMAX, Inc.
1801 McCormick Drive, Suite 270
Largo, MD 20774
Contract Number HSCG23-12-D-ATB006 (Awarded 06/19/2012)

iii. Panum Group, LLC
7315 Wisconsin Avenue, #800W
Bethesda, MD 20814-3202
Contract Number HSCG23-12-D-ATB007 (Awarded 06/18/2012)

2. The four remaining TABSS tracks are still being evaluated. Any information related to those four tracks will be published via this FedBizOpps page.

3. The total combined ceiling for all TABSS contracts is $11 billion.

4. All questions regarding this notice or the TABSS procurement shall be directed to the TABSS email box, TABSS@uscg.mil.

5. Thank you for your time and your support of the TABSS procurement.

UPDATE 24 (24 May 2012)

1. The purpose of this update is to provide a current status on the TABSS procurement and to request proposal acceptance period extensions for the tracks specified below:

(1) Domain 1, Track 3 – 8(a) Set-Aside Track

(2) Domain 2, Track 3 – Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) Set-Aside Track

(3) Domain 3 – 8(a) Set-Aside Track

2. The three above-noted tracks are expected to be awarded by June 30, 2012. The government is requesting a one-month proposal acceptance period extension to allow for notifications required by the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).

3. Please note that offerors in all other TABSS tracks DO NOT need to respond to this message. ONLY offerors in the three tracks noted in item # 1 above need to respond at this time.

4. All offerors in the three tracks noted in item # 1 shall respond via email to the TABSS email box, TABSS@uscg.mil, stating their intention in accordance with the following instructions no later than 3 PM Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, May 30, 2012:

The email subject line shall be as follows: “[Domain and Track Company Has Proposed To] – [Company Name] – [Company DUNS] – [Company TIN] – 05/24/12 Proposal Extension”

Domain and Track shall be listed in the subject line using the following abbreviations:

– Domain 1 D1
– Domain 2 D2
– Domain 3 D3
– 8(a) Track T3
– SDVOSB Track T3

If an offeror is proposing in Domain 3, no track designation is necessary.

The body of the email shall contain only the following sentence: “The acceptance period of the proposal submitted by [Company Name of Prime Offeror] in response to the TABSS procurement for [Domain and Track] [WILL or WILL NOT] be extended through June 30, 2012.”

5. Offerors who have submitted more than one prime proposal for separate domains must submit an emailed statement for each prime proposal.

6. Please note that no other updates or changes to offerors’ proposals will be accepted as a result of this notice.

7. All questions regarding this notice or the TABSS procurement shall be directed to the TABSS email box, TABSS@uscg.mil.

8. Thank you for your time and your support of the TABSS procurement.

UPDATE 23 (19 April 2012)

1. The purpose of this update is to provide a current status on the TABSS procurement and to request proposal acceptance period  extensions for the tracks specified below:

(1) Domain 1, Track 3 – 8(a) Set-Aside Track

(2) Domain 2, Track 3 – Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) Set-Aside Track

(3) Domain 3 – 8(a) Set-Aside Track

2. The three above-noted tracks are expected to be awarded by May 31, 2012. The government is requesting a one-month proposal acceptance period  extension to allow for notifications required by the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).

3. Please note that offerors in all other TABSS tracks DO NOT need to respond to this message. ONLY offerors in the three tracks noted in item # 1 above need to respond at this time.

4. All offerors in the three tracks noted in item # 1 shall respond via email to the TABSS email box, TABSS@uscg.mil, stating their intention in accordance with the following instructions no later than 3 PM Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, April 26, 2012:

The email subject line shall be as follows: “[Domain and Track Company Has Proposed To] – [Company Name] – [Company DUNS] – [Company TIN] – 04/19/12 Proposal Extension”

Domain and Track shall be listed in the subject line using the following abbreviations:
– Domain 1 D1
– Domain 2 D2
– Domain 3 D3
– 8(a) Track T3
– SDVOSB Track T3

The body of the email shall contain only the following sentence: “The acceptance period of the proposal submitted by [Company Name of Prime Offeror] in response to the TABSS procurement for [Domain and Track] [WILL or WILL NOT] be extended through May 31, 2012.”

5. Offerors who have submitted more than one prime proposal for separate domains must submit an emailed statement for each prime proposal.

6. Please note that no other updates or changes to offerors’ proposals will be accepted as a result of this notice.

7. All questions regarding this notice or the TABSS procurement shall be directed to the TABSS email box, TABSS@uscg.mil.

8. Thank you for your time and your support of the TABSS procurement.

UPDATE 22 (2 February 2012)

1. The purpose of this update is to provide a current status on the TABSS procurement and to request proposal extensions for the tracks specified below in item # 3. The prospective award dates for each track in the TABSS procurement are as follows:

(1) Domain 1, Track 1 – Unrestricted Track – Award No Later Than (NLT) November 30, 2012
(2) Domain 1, Track 2 – Small Business Set-Aside Track – Award NLT November 30, 2012
(3) Domain 1, Track 3 – 8(a) Set-Aside Track – Award NLT April 30, 2012

(4) Domain 2, Track 1 – Unrestricted Track – Award NLT November 30, 2012
(5) Domain 2, Track 2 – Small Business Set-Aside Track – Award NLT November 30, 2012
(6) Domain 2, Track 3 – Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) Set-Aside Track – Award NLT April 30, 2012

(7) Domain 3 – 8(a) Set-Aside Track – Award NLT April 30, 2012

2. The government will continue to apply maximum resources toward source selection and will apply those resources in the most efficient manner in order to accelerate contract awards as much as possible.

Also, as each track is a “separate and distinct source selection” (per RFP Section M-2), awards are not dependent upon the source selection process for any other track. Awards will be made as soon as all evaluations for a particular track are completed.

3. Per the prospective award dates noted in item # 1 above, the government requests proposal extensions to November 30, 2012, from offerors in the following four tracks:

Domain 1, Track 1 – Unrestricted Track
Domain 1, Track 2 – Small Business Set-Aside Track
Domain 2, Track 1 – Unrestricted Track
Domain 2, Track 2 – Small Business Set-Aside Track

Please note that the offerors in these four tracks are the ONLY offerors who need to respond to the government at the present time.

4. All offerors in these four tracks shall respond via email to the TABSS email box, TABSS@uscg.mil, stating their intention in accordance with the following instructions no later than 3 PM Eastern Standard Time on Friday, February 10th, 2012:

The email subject line shall be as follows: “[Domain and Track Company Has Proposed To] – [Company Name] – [Company DUNS] – [Company TIN] – 02/02/12 Proposal Extension”

Domain and Track shall be listed in the subject line using the following abbreviations:

– Domain 1 D1
– Domain 2 D2

– Unrestricted Track T1
– Small Business Track T2

The body of the email shall contain only the following sentence: “The acceptance period of the proposal submitted by [Company Name of Prime Offeror] in response to the TABSS procurement for [Domain and Track] [WILL or WILL NOT] be extended through November 30, 2012.”

5. Offerors who have submitted more than one prime proposal for separate domains must submit an emailed statement for each prime proposal.

6. Please note that no other updates or changes to offerors’ proposals will be accepted as a result of this notice.

7. All questions regarding this notice or the TABSS procurement shall be directed to the TABSS email box, TABSS@uscg.mil.

8. Thank you for your time and your support of the TABSS procurement.

UPDATE 21 (15 December 2011)

1. The purpose of this update is to provide a current status on the TABSS procurement, which is now in the source selection phase, and request proposal extensions from offerors in the following three tracks:

Domain 1, Track 3 – 8(a) Small Business Track
Domain 2, Track 3 – Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Track
Domain 3 – 8(a) Small Business Track

2. The government requests the proposal acceptance period of all offerors in the above-noted three tracks be extended to April 30, 2012.

3. All offerors in these three tracks shall respond via email to the TABSS email box, TABSS@uscg.mil, stating their intention in accordance with the following instructions no later than 3 PM Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, December 28th, 2011:

The email subject line shall be as follows: “[Domain and Track Company Has Proposed To] – [Company Name] – [Company DUNS] – [Company TIN] – 12/28/11 Proposal Extension”

Domain and Track shall be listed in the subject line using the following abbreviations:

– Domain 1 D1
– Domain 2 D2
– Domain 3 D3
– 8(a) or SDVOSB Track T3

If an offeror is proposing in Domain 3, no track designation is necessary.

The body of the email shall contain only the following sentence: “The acceptance period of the proposal submitted by [Company Name of Prime Offeror] in response to the TABSS procurement for [Domain and Track] [WILL or WILL NOT] be extended through April 30, 2012.”

4. Offerors who have submitted more than one prime proposal for separate domains must submit an emailed statement for each prime proposal.

5. Please note that no other updates/changes to offerors’ proposals will be accepted as a result of this notice.

6. All questions regarding this notice or the TABSS procurement shall be directed to the contracting officer at TABSS@uscg.mil.

7. Thank you for your time and your support of the TABSS procurement.

UPDATE 20 (22 July 2011)

1. The purpose of this update is to provide a current status on the TABSS procurement, which is now in the source selection phase, and request extensions to the acceptance period of all offers. Due to the volume of proposals received, it is anticipated that resultant contract awards will be made continuously by track through Spring 2012. However, it is anticipated that the 8(a) and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business tracks will be awarded no later than December 31, 2011.

2. The Government requests the acceptance period of all offers for the TABSS procurement to be extended as follows:

Domain 1:
Track 1 – Unrestricted Track (Extension requested through May 31, 2012)
Track 2 – Small Business Track (Extension requested through March 31, 2012)
Track 3 – 8(a) Small Business Track (Extension requested through
December 31, 2011)

Domain 2:
Track 1 – Unrestricted Track (Extension requested through May 31, 2012)
Track 2 – Small Business Track (Extension requested through March 31, 2012)
Track 3 – Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business Track (Extension requested through December 31, 2011)

Domain 3:
8(a) Small Business Track (Extension requested through December 31, 2011)

3. Offerors who are unable to extend their offer in accordance with the schedule outlined above shall email the TABSS email box, TABSS@uscg.mil, stating their intention in accordance with the following instructionsby 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, August 12, 2011.

The email subject line shall be as follows: “[Company Name] – [DUNS] – [TIN] – [Domain and Track] – Proposal Extension.”

Domain and Track shall be listed in the subject line using the following abbreviations:
– Domain 1 D1
– Domain 2 D2
– Domain 3 D3
– Unrestricted Track T1
– Small Business Track T2
– 8(a) or SDVOSB Track T3

If an offeror is proposing in Domain 3, no Track designation is necessary.

The body of the email shall contain only the following sentence: “The acceptance period of the proposal submitted by [Company Name of Prime Offeror] in response to the TABSS procurement for [Domain and Track] WILL NOT be extended.”

Offerors who have submitted more than one prime proposal for separate domains must submit an emailed statement for each prime proposal.

4. Please note that no other updates/changes to offerors’ proposals will be accepted as a result of this notice.

5. For offers that were submitted for the TABSS requirement by the proposal due date of 2 March 2011 in which no response with regards to this notice is received, the Government will treat the offer as having extended the price proposal to the appropriate date as outlined in item #2 above.

6. All questions regarding this notice or the TABSS procurement shall be directed to the Contracting Officer at TABSS@uscg.mil.

UPDATE 19 (25 February 2011)

The purpose of this update is to provide Amendment 7 and an amended RFP. For additional information, please see below:

(1) The only area amended in the RFP is the hand delivery instructions in Section L-4. Due to the expected high volume of proposals, offerors hand delivering their proposals need to use the loading dock on the T Street Southwest (SW) side of the Jemal Building. Upon arrival at the loading dock area, offerors should go through the brown gate and climb the stairs to enter the building at the loading dock guard desk. Please see the attached map for further information; note that this map is not a part of Amendment 7.

Please also note that the delivery building and address (1900 Half Street SW, Washington, D.C., 20593) are the same as before; only the proposal reception area is being changed.

(2) To reiterate, all proposals are due by 3 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011.

All offerors planning to hand deliver proposals before Wednesday, March 2nd, are encouraged to coordinate their proposal deliveries with Nathan Dolezal or with Katherine Powers to ensure proper proposal reception. This coordination can be done via email to Nate.Dolezal@uscg.mil or Katherine.Powers@uscg.mil.

All offerors planning to hand deliver their proposals on Wednesday, March 2nd, are encouraged to plan accordingly due to the aforementioned proposal volume and limited parking at the Jemal Building.

(3) After the government receives the offeror’s package, the government will provide a receipt of confirmation. This receipt is provisional pending the package successfully passing the government screening process.

Any offeror who has not received a confirmation receipt or is not in line at the loading dock of the Jemal Building by 3 PM EST will have their proposal considered late.

Thank you for your time and your support of the TABSS procurement.

UPDATE 18 (17 February 2011)

The purpose this update is to provide Amendment 6 and three amended RFP attachments.  These documents are located  in the lower-right hand side of this page.

As described in Amendment 6, the three attachments have been amended as follows:

1.) Attachment 3B – A formula error has been fixed.

The version of Attachment 3B attached to this amendment shall be used by offerors submitting Domain 2 proposals.

2.) Attachment 4 – Typographical errors have been fixed.

3.) Attachment 10 – References have been corrected.

The RFP and all other RFP attachments are unchanged.

Thank you for your time and your support of the TABSS procurement.

UPDATE 17 (11 February 2011)

The purpose of this update is to provide the TABSS Q+A Addendum Matrix. It is located in the lower-right hand side of this page.

The Q+A Addendum Matrix has two parts. The first part consists of questions that were received before the TABSS question due date but were accidentally left off of the original TABSS Q+A Matrix. The second part consists of clarifications regarding certain questions from the original TABSS Q+A Matrix.

The government will accept no further questions. Neither the TABSS Q+A Matrix nor the Q+A Addendum Matrix will be updated in the future. In the event of a discrepancy between either matrix and the amended RFP, the amended RFP governs.

Neither the TABSS Q+A Matrix nor the Q+A Addendum Matrix are included in any of the TABSS amendments. They are provided as guidance to offerors.

Thank you for your time and your support of the TABSS procurement.

UPDATE 16 (10 February 2011)

The purpose of this update is to provide the amended RFP and RFP attachments. Of particular note is the amended Attachment 10, “Labor Category Descriptions and Qualifications Matrix,” along with the new Attachment 11, “Annual Small Business Subcontracting Compliance Report.”

Two copies of the RFP are being provided, an “informational” copy with highlighting and a “conformed” copy without highlighting. In the informational copy, all new changes to the RFP have been highlighted in turquoise. Changes made via Amendment 4 are highlighted in yellow. The content of the two RFPs (both informational and conformed) is identical. Please use the conformed copy in the future.

Attachments that have been changed since Amendment 4 are updated per the descriptions on the Standard Form 30 in Amendment 5. Any attachment not mentioned in the Standard Form 30 in Amendment 5 is unchanged. However, all attachments are included with this update for offerors’ reference.

Regarding the amended RFP, to reiterate:

(1) Paper copies of proposals are required. Please see Sections L-5 and L-6 of the amended RFP for more information.

(2) Labor category descriptions are provided in the amended Attachment 10. Offerors should meet those stated requirements

(3) For offerors’ acknowledgement of amendments, please see Section L-8 of the RFP.

(4) Evaluation Factor 3, “Socio-economic Considerations,” has been significantly amended. Please see Sections L and M of the RFP for more information.

(5) For the $250 contractual minimum, this amount will be obligated to each contract at the time of award. It will not be provided as consideration for the contractor’s requirement to attend the post-award conference.Travel expenses for post-award conferences are the responsibility of the contractor.

(6) The proposal due date is extended until 3 PM Eastern Standard Time on 03/02/2011.

With regard to the TABSS email box, it is sporadically experiencing technical difficulties; the government is working to resolve the issue. Offerors should advise all their references to continue sending their past performance questionnaires to TABSS@uscg.mil, but references may also copy Nathan Dolezal (nate.dolezal@uscg.mil) and Katherine Powers (Katherine.Powers@uscg.mil) on emails containing completed questionnaires.

Thank you for your time and your support of the TABSS procurement.

UPDATE 15 (27 January 2011)

The purpose of this update is to release Amendment 4.  Please review Amendment 4, the amended RFP, and the amended RFP attachments in the lower-right hand corner of this webpage.

A future amendment providing labor category descriptions is forthcoming.  Please continue to check this page for updates.

Thank you for your support of the TABSS procurement.

UPDATE 14 (27 January 2011)

The purpose of this update is to release the TABSS solicitation questions-and-answers matrix.  Please see the Excel file titled “TABSS Q+A Matrix” in the lower-right hand corner of this webpage.

Amendment 4 will be released soon.  It will contain the amended TABSS RFP and amended TABSS RFP attachments.  It will also contain a solicitation due date extension.

Thank you for your support of the TABSS procurement.

UPDATE 13 (21 January 2011)

The purpose of this update is to clarify that Amendment 3 was posted today.  There is not currently an Amendment 4.  Please see Amendment 3 in the lower-right hand corner of this webpage.

Thank you for your support of the TABSS procurement.

UPDATE 12 (21 January 2011)

The purpose of this update is to extend the solicitation due date for proposals to 3 PM Eastern Standard Time on Monday, February 21st, 2011.  Please see Amendment 3 in the lower-right hand corner of thiswebpage.

The questions-and-answers matrix will be posted soon.

Thank you for your support of the TABSS procurement.

UPDATE 11 (13 January 2011)

The purpose of this update is to clarify the attachments to Update 10.  There is not currently an Amendment 3.  There are two documents for Amendment 2, both of which are  attached to this notice for clarification.  These documents are in the lower right-hand corner of this webpage.

Thank you for your support of the TABSS procurement.

UPDATE 10 (13 January 2011)

The purpose of this update is to provide amendment two (2) to the TABSS solicitation.  Please review the amendment and the amended Attachment 5.  They are in the lower right-hand corner of this webpage.

The RFP and all other RFP attachments are unchanged.

Please note that the only Attachment 5 that should be used is the one attached to this update (dated 13 January 2011).  If an offeror has already sent out past performance questionnaires, please rescind them and use the new past performance questionnaire attached to this update.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

The questions-and-answers matrix is expected to be posted within the next two weeks.  At that time an extension of the solicitation due date will be considered.

Please continue to check this webpage for all communications.  Thank you for your support of the TABSS procurement.

UPDATE 9 (17 December 2010)

The purpose of this update is to provide amendment one (1) to the TABSS solicitation.  Please review the amendment, the amended RFP, and the amended Attachment 3 spreadsheets.  They are in the lower right-hand corner of this webpage.

All other RFP attachments are unchanged, but are posted along with this update for offeror’s convenience.

Please note that the only RFP and RFP attachments that should be used now are those attached to this update (dated 17 December 2010).

Do not use the draft RFP or its attachments (dated 27 May 2010) or the older  RFP and its attachments (dated 3 December 2010)

The questions-and-answers matrix is expected to be posted in early January.

Please continue to check this webpage for all communications.  Thank you for your  support of the TABSS procurement.

UPDATE 8 (03 December 2010)

The purpose of this update is to release the TABSS RFP and its related attachments.  Please note that while the TABSS FedBizOpps page has the solicitation number as HSCG23-10-R-TABS00, the actual solicitation number as noted in the RFP is HSCG23-11-R-TABS00.

The TABSS RFP and its attachments can be found in the bottom of the right-hand corner of this page.

All questions-and-answers relating to the TABSS RFP are due by Friday, December 17th, 2010, at 3 PM Eastern Standard Time.  All questions should be emailed to TABSS @uscg.mil .

All proposals are due by Monday, January 31st, 2011,  at 3 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Thank you for your patience and your support of the TABSS procurement.

UPDATE 7 (04 November 2010)

The purpose of this pre-solicitation update is inform potential offerors that the anticipated TABSS solicitation release date has been revised to mid to late November 2010.

Please continue to email all questions to TABSS@uscg.mil. Thank you.

UPDATE 6 (28 September 2010)

The purpose of this update is to provide the TABSS pre-solicitation questions and answers.  The questions and answers are in an Excel file labeled “TABSS – Pre-Solicitation Questions and Answers.”  This file can be found at the bottom of the right-hand column on this page.

Please email all questions and concerns to TABSS@uscg.mil .  Thank you.

UPDATE 5 (10 September 2010)

The purpose of this update is to provide additional information related to key TABSS documents.  Responses to the draft RFP questions and answers will be posted in the coming weeks; the anticipated release date is late September.  The final TABSS RFP has an anticipated release date of mid- to late October.

Thank you for your patience.  Please send all future questions and concerns to the TABSS@uscg.mil email address.

UPDATE 4 (22 July 2010):

The purpose of the update is to provide the TABSS Pre-Solicitation Conference  presentation in Adobe Acrobat format because some contractors are not able to view the presentation in the previously-posted Power Point format.

UPDATE 3 (21 July 2010):

The purpose of this update is the following:

(1) Provide the audio recording, transcript, Power Point presentation and list of attendees from the TABSS Pre-Solicitation Conference.  Video from the conference is not able to be posted due to technical difficulties.

(2) Notify contractors the Government is in the process of answering questions received in response to the draft RFP and will post those answers once finalized.

(3) Notify contractors the current estimated final RFP release timeframe is late August, vice the date stated in the Pre-Solicitation Conference Power Point presentation.

UPDATE 2 (10 June 2010):

The purpose of this update is the following:

(1) Provide instructions for attending the Live Webcast of the morning session of the TABSS Pre-Solicitation Conference – which will occur 15 June 2010, 8:30am through 10:30am – via the attached document entitled “Live Webcast Instructions“.

(2) Provide an agenda for each of the two Pre-Solicitation Conference sessions via the attached document entitled “Agenda – TABSS Pre-Solicitation Conference”.

(3) Notify contractors that the Government intends to post a list of all conference attendees  to this synopsis ;webpage after the conclusion of the conference.  The information on this list will be limited to individual names, company names and email addresses for each attendee.

UPDATE 1 (27 May 2010):

The purpose of this update is to (1) announce the scheduling of the Pre-Solicitation Conference and provide details related thereto  and (2) provide the draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for industry comment.

The presolicitation conference for this acquisition is scheduled for 15 June 2010 at 7th and D St SW, Washington, DC.  Due to security considerations, the deadline for registering for this conference is 03 June 2010.  The attached file entitled “Frequently Asked Questions – TABSS Pre-Solicitation Conference” contains registration, location, and other details.

The draft  RFP and its corresponding attachments are included in this updated announcement.  The Government is soliciting industry input to inform its development of the final RFP.  Accordingly, please submit questions and comments related to the draft RFP no later than 08 June 2010, 5:00 PM EDT.  To the maximum extent possible, these questions and comments will be addressed at the Pre-Solicitation Conference.

ORIGINAL SYNOPSIS:

The primary goal of this acquisition is to establish a Department-Wide Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Multiple Award Contract vehicle for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide technical, acquisition, and business support services. The acquisition and resulting multiple award contracts will be collectively referred to as TABSS (Technical, Acquisition and Business Support Services). The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is conducting this department-wide acquisition with on behalf of DHS and all of its components. Use of this contract vehicle will be limited to all DHS components.

The technical, acquisition and business support services to be acquired can be categorized into three domains: (1) Program Management, Engineering and Technology Support Services, (2) Business, Financial Management and Audit Support Services and (3) Contract Management Support Services. These domains comprise the professional services necessary to support a wide-range of Departmental requirements, to include DHS component organizations as well as those more specific in meeting the programmatic needs of the United States Coast Guard Acquisition Directorate (CG-9).

The objectives for this acquisition include:
a) Providing a comprehensive range of support services for use throughout the DHS.
b) Providing a continuous alignment between business strategy, business processes, and various management support services while simultaneously maintaining an acquisition approach based on flexibility and efficiency.
c) Leveraging the DHS spend in acquiring essential support services in an effective, economical, and expedient manner consistent with the DHS mission through the use of this enterprise-wide contract.
d) Promote and support DHS socio-economic goals and initiatives.

This acquisition is intended to replace numerous disparate contracts at USCG, as well as 3 multiple-award Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) awarded by the DHS Strategic Sourcing Program Office. Said multiple-award BPAs consist of those for Acquisition Support Services, Financial Management Support Services and Program Management Support Services, which are scheduled to expire between May and June 2011. TABSS will also serve in companion to the Program Management, Administrative, Clerical and Technical Services (PACTS) contract. Although PACTS may appear to provide similar services as the TABSS Program Management, Engineering and Technology Support Services domain, the PACTS services are more generalized in nature. Under the TABSS vehicle, program management services are intended to meet a full range of specialized Program, Business, and Acquisition support services across multiple domains ensuring business continuity and integration. In the case of requirements overlap for a specific task order, PACTS will remain DHS’ preferred vehicle.

This acquisition will utilize both unrestricted and small business set-aside award tracks. DHS intends to award a sufficient number of contracts to maintain effective competition in each of the domain tracks. There will be multiple unrestricted and Small Business award tracks, as shown below. The number of awardees per track will be determined later, and may not be uniform among tracks.
1. Program Management, Engineering and Technology Support Services Domain; Unrestricted Track
2. Program Management, Engineering and Technology Support Services Domain; Small Business Track
3. Program Management, Engineering and Technology Support Services Domain; preferred 8(a) Track
4. Business, Financial Management and Audit Support Services Domain; Unrestricted Track
5. Business, Financial Management and Audit Support Services Domain; Small Business Track
6. Business, Financial Management and Audit Support Services Domain; preferred SDV Track
7. Contract Management Support Services Domain; preferred 8(a) Track

The resulting IDIQ contract will have an ordering period of five (5) years from award.

A draft solicitation for this acquisition is currently planned to be released in May 2010. Interested parties will have 1-2 weeks to submit questions and comments related to this draft. These questions and comments will be addressed at an Industry Day/Pre-solicitation Conference in late May or early June 2010. DHS anticipates release of a final solicitation shortly following this event. Contractors will be provided sufficient time after solicitation relaserelease to develop and submit proposals.

An email address has been established for this acquisition – TABSS@USCG.MIL. Due to the large number of parties interested in this acquisition, use of email communication (sent to this address) is strongly encouraged to ensure timely response to questions.

This synopsis corresponds to Advance Acquisition Plan (AAP) 62889, which is posted on the DHS AAP website (https://www.fido.gov/dhs/aap/publicview.asp).

URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DHS/USCG/GACS/HSCG23-10-R-TABS00/listing.html
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Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, Procurement Directorate – IN, 6650 Telecom Drive Intech Two, Suite 100 Indianapolis IN 46278

R — Kenneling in Louisville, KY HSBP1013Q0004 103112 Gary M. Orr, Phone 3176144573, Email Gary.Orr@dhs.gov ;
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(1) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in subpart 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in the notice.   This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.

(2) The solicitation number is HSBP1013Q0004 and is issued as a request for quote (RFQ).   The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-61. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 812910 with a small business size standard of $7 million.

(3) This procurement shall be full and open competition.   All qualified, responsible sources may submit an offer that shall be considered by the agency.   Offerors are advised that they are responsible for obtaining amendments.   The resulting contract shall be awarded to the offeror who provides the lowest price technically acceptable.   FOB destination shall be Louisville, KY.

(4) The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Indianapolis, IN intends to award a contract for the procurement of Kennel Services.   It is required that all contractors submitting a quote review the attached STATEMENT OF WORK to review all requirements.   All contractors submitting a quote shall be required to meet the requirements found in the STATEMENT OF WORK.   CBP will shall perform an inspection of the contractor’s facility to ensure the facility meets the requirements of the STATEMENT OF WORK.

(5) The DHS, Customs and Border Protection require all contractors to complete and submit the attached quote form.

(6) Contractors are expected to submit the quote form for price per day per canine.

(7) Note: Period of performance for the Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) shall be 12/01/2012 – 11/30/2017.

(8) The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition:

(a) FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors – Commercial Items.

(b)   FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications – Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition.   Complete only paragraph (j) of the provision if the annual representations and certifications have been completed electronically at the ORCA website at http://orca.bpn.gov . If the representations and certifications have not been completed electronically at the ORCA website, then paragraphs (b) through (j) of this provision need to be completed.

(c)   FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions – Commercial Items.

(d)   FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statues or Executive Orders – Commercial Items, and the following clauses in paragraph (b), (c); 52.219-6, 52.219-14, 52.222-3, 52.222-19, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-36, 52.225-13, 52.232-33, & 52.239-1.

(e)   The following additional FAR & HSAR Clauses apply to this procurement: 52.204-7 Central Contractor Registration; 52.204-9 Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel; 52.219-28 Post-Award Small Business Program Representation; 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons; 52.232-18 Availability Of Funds; 52.233-1 Disputes; 52.233-4 Applicable Law For Breach Of Contract Claim.

(10)   Full Text of referenced FAR & HSAR Clauses may be accessed electronically at http://www.acquisition.gov/far /

Set-Aside: Total Small Business Place of Performance: Louisville, KY US URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DHS/USCS/FPSB/HSBP1013Q0004/listing.html
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Office of Personnel Management, Center for Contracting, Facilities & Administrative Services, Contracting, 1900 E Street, N.W., Room 1342 Washington DC 20415-7710

U — Senior Executive Assessment Program Training Sessions OPM26-13-Q-0005 111612 Nathalie Snyder, Contracting Officer, Phone (303)-671-1035, Email nathalie.snyder@opm.gov – Jean C Speed, Purchasing Agent, Phone (303) 671-1021, Fax 303-671-1018, Email jean.speed@opm.gov In support of its mission, WMDC needs to acquire a vendor to deliver up to three (3) Senior Executive Assessment Program (SEAP) training sessions for FY13. The SEAP Program is a four and a half day intensive assessment and readiness program designed to assess career Federal executive performance potential, determine readiness to go through the Federal executive selection process (including interviewing and obtaining SES –Senior Executive Service– certification), and provide a realistic job preview of what life in the Federal executive ranks is like so participants can make an informed decision about whether being a career Federal executive is the right career path to take. This program provides a comfortable, secure environment in which participants can assess their current potential to be a career Federal executive and then develop a tailored action plan for leadership development at the executive level.
Note: The SEAP program employs a behavioral Assessment Center (AC) process that provides for real-time (observed) assessment of performance on key competencies needed by Federal executives. Participants receive a confidential debrief on their performance in the AC, and specifically to what degree they appeared to be operating at an executive level. The entire AC process will be contracted out through a separate solicitation. The AC process, at a maximum, may take up to the entire participant day on Day 2, and may use a quarter day of participant time on Day 4. The Day 4 morning, if used, would be a split track, with half the participants receiving an AC debrief in the first half of the morning, while the other half of the class receives an in-class module as part of the design from this solicitation. In the second half of the morning the two tracks are reversed. As such, this RFQ is for a total of 28 hours of SEAP in-class training time, broken out as 8 hours of training on Days 1, 3 and 4, and 4 hours of training on Day 5.
The primary competencies are Interpersonal Skills, Problem Solving, Strategic Thinking, Team Building and Visioning.
The instructional strategies include video clips, classroom lecture; case studies and experiential simulations. See http://www.leadership.opm.gov for more course information.

Set-Aside: Total Small Business Place of Performance: Western Management Development Center 3151 South Vaugh Way Suite 300 Aurora, CO 80014 US URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/OPM/OCAS/CD/OPM26-13-Q-0005/listing.html
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Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, MICC, MICC Center – Fort Knox, Bldg 1109, Room 250 Fort Knox KY 40121-5000

R — Adjutant General (AG) Services for IMCOM Atlantic, US Army Garrison (Directorate of Human Resources – DHR), Fort Knox, KY W9124D-13-Q-5036 111412 Teresa A. Simpson, Contract Specialist, Phone 5026246838, Email teresa.a.simpson.civ@mail.mil Sources sought for a commercial, performance-based services acquisition, which may result in a solicitation being issued for a firm-fixed-price contract. The purpose of this synopsis is to gain knowledge of interest, capabilities, and relevant experience of existing SBA-certified 8(a) Program Participants who can support this requirement as a prime contractor. The phase-in period is 1 July 2013 – 31 July 2013 with a base period of 1 August 2013 to 31 July 2014 and two, one-year option periods. Normal hours of work: 7:30 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding contractor-observed holidays. Overtime may be required. Functional tasks may include the following: 1. Managing Installation’s command-directed Voting Assistance Program; 2. Providing 24/7 Casualty Management/Operations Services to Fort Knox, which is an Army-designated Casualty Assistance Center; 3. Providing and or Processing Administrative Support and Personnel Services Actions (e.g., Personnel Processing Services, Personnel Reassignment, Enlisted Personnel Manning Requisitions, Enlisted Personnel Promotions (Staff Sergeant (SSG) and below), Soldier Action Requests, Soldier Boards, Surveys, Deserter Control actions, Pre-/Post Transition Services, Deployment Cycle Services, Individual Personnel Actions and Military Personnel Services to Students/Trainees, Strength Management Services, Human Capital System Automation Services, and Identification (ID) Documents and Tags; 4. Maintaining Directorate of Human Resources Military Personnel Division (MPD) Files;
5. Providing Information Management and Automation Support Services; 6. Maintaining warranty maintenance records for government-owned property associated with the requirement; and 7. Traveling to off-site locations and providing OAS ranging from one to five work days as pre-approved by the Contracting Officer.
An interested party must be a current SBA-certified 8(a) Program Participant and should submit its information via e-mail to Teresa Simpson, Contract Specialist <teresa.a.simpson.civ@mail.mil> no later than 5 PM (Fort Knox Time), Wednesday, 14 November 2012.

Supporting documentation must not exceed a total of eight (8) and be in the following formats: MS WORD, MS EXCEL, and/or .pdf documents. Mail, facsimiles, and hand-carried documents will not be accepted. Interested parties must submit the following information as e-mail attachments:

1. Company name (i.e., legal name to include DBA), physical address, point of contact/title, e-mail address, telephone number, and Contractor and Government Entity (CAGE) Code, as registered within the System for Award Management (SAM). To update existing data or create a SAM record go to https://www.sam.gov.

2. Company Capabilities. Interested parties should demonstrate their ability to provide Office Administrative Services (OAS) as described above. Submission must include not only management approaches, staffing/organizational resources (i.e., key personnel) and quality control processes, but also relevant experience demonstrating its ability to provide performance-based OAS similar in size, scope and/or complexity. Only OAS experience between 1 October 2009 and 30 September 2012 will be considered relevant. The following relevant experience data should be provided within an MS WORD table for each item submitted: Contract/Order Number; NAICS Code; Award Date; Performance Period; Contract Type; Original Award Amount; Award Amount as of 9/30/2012; Customer’s Name; Issuing Agency; Issuing Agency’s Procuring Contracting Officer (PCO) or Administrative Contracting Officer (ACO) with full name, e-mail address, and telephone number; Brief Description of Performance-based OAS.

Questions regarding this sources sought synopsis may be sent to Teresa Simpson <teresa.a.simpson.civ@mail.mil> on or before 5 PM (Fort Knox time), Monday, Wednesday, 7 November 2012. Mail, facsimile and verbal inquiries will not be accepted or answered.

This sources sought synopsis neither constitutes a Request for Proposal or an Invitation for Bid nor does it restrict the government to an ultimate acquisition approach. This synopsis should not be construed as a commitment by the government for any purpose.

Set-Aside: Competitive 8(a) Place of Performance: IMCOM Atlantic US Army Garrison–Fort Knox Directorate of Human Resources (DHR) Military Peresonnel Division (MPD) Fort Knox, KY 40121-5101 US URL:https://www.fbo.gov/notices/146e0628cfe45f3c8a5c260bae4c8fb4
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Department of the Air Force, Direct Reporting Unit – Air Force Services Agency, HQ AFSVA – AFNAFPO, 2261 Hughes Ave Ste #156 Lackland AFB TX 78236-9854

99 — RFI F41999-13-I-0002_Fitness Kiosks F41999-13-I-7002 111412 Mignon Tolbert, Senior Contract Specialist, Phone 210-395-7828, Fax 210-395-7819, Email Mignon.Tolbert@us.af.mil The Air Force Personnel Center Directorate of Services (AFPC/SV) seeks information and pricing to obtain and sustain a group fitness platform.   AFPC/SV is particularly interested in gathering information regarding a kiosk solution that allows 24/7 fitness classes without an instructor on-site; however, AFPC/SV will accept information on any similar viable solutions.   AFPC/SV requests information and pricing for a complete solution to include but not limited to: hardware/equipment, operating solution, licensing, installation, training, marketing, and maintenance and support.   Responses should include standard maintenance, warranty packages, software updates, video content updates, and price.   Responses may include industry standards, benchmarks, and best practice information regarding group fitness platform solutions.
To aide you in providing your response to this RFI, we have included information about the AFPC/SV operational environment.

2.        Respondents’ Replies to RFI. To maintain consistency and equality in this process, vendors are requested to use the structure outlined below for their response.

·         Cover Page 

·         Vendor Name

·         Vendor Address

·         Contact information for the vendor representative

·         Response to the substance of this RFI to include pricing

·         Brochures and/or other literature

While hardcopy is acceptable, e-mail is the preferred submission method. The file should be in Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Word format. It should be sent to the POC listed in the FBO announcement no later than 14 Nov 2012, 12:00pm CDT.

AFPC/SV will not provide reimbursement for any expenses incurred in connection with this RFI including costs of preparing a response, providing any additional information, or preparing/presenting a software demonstration.

The AFPC/SV is a globally distributed major business operation that can be compared to a Fortune 500 commercial company.   The AFPC/SV requires the ability to support group fitness platforms necessary to support approximately110 installations worldwide.

4.   Basic Air Force Services Needs.   The AFPC/SV seeks information on a 24/7 group fitness platform offering a more convenient, cost-effective fitness program.   Information is sought on solutions which meet the following minimum criteria:

·          Enables group or individual exercise classes with no instructor 24/7.

·          Provide high quality video content to include a myriad of fitness class types.

·          Offer beginner, intermediate, and advanced level classes.

·          Solution must include all hardware, software, and video content required to be fully operational.   This will include at a minimum: kiosk, projector and screen, speakers, fitness class video instruction, videoupdates, software and software updates.

·          A pricing module to include maintenance and support, installation, and warranty.

5.   Requested Information.   Respondents are requested to provide the following information:

·          A brief overview of your company and its products/services (Brochures).

·          Name, address, and telephone and facsimile number of a Point of Contact.

·          Describe the features and components (recommended and optional) of any hardware or software proposed as part of the solution.

·          Description of your standard maintenance and support packages and their cost.

·          Responses should include measured system response times for similar sized implementations.   Responses may include industry standards, benchmarks, and best practice information regarding time and attendance/labor management solutions.

·          Request information regarding implementation, fielding, field guidance, and sustainment services needed to support all AFPC/SV Fitness entities worldwide.

·          Describe your firm’s standard training package/plan.

·          Does your company have an existing relationship with DoD?  If so, briefly describe the number of years your solution has been installed and number of locations.  Please provide a point of contact.   If not, please provide industry referrals.

·          Request information and pricing for a complete solution to include but not limited to: hardware, software, and video content required to be fully operational.

This RFI is for planning and information purposes only and shall not be construed as a request for proposal or as an obligation on the part of the Government to acquire any follow-on acquisitions.   The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of the RFI or otherwise pay for the information solicited.   No entitlements to payment of direct or indirect costs or charges by the Government will arise as a result of a submission of responses to the RFI and Government use of such information.   No responses will be forthcoming to the respondents of this letter.

Place of Performance: 2261 Hughes Ave, Ste 156 Lackland AFB, TX 78236-9854 US URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USAF/AFSVA/AFNAFPO/F41999-13-I-7002/listing.html
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Department of Energy, Federal Locations, Western Area Power Administration,

R — Commercial Recuiting Services for Western Area Power Administration, Corporate Services Office DE-SOL-0004946 103012 Venus Y. De Liso, Contract Specialist, Phone 7209627234, Fax 7209627161, Email deliso@wapa.gov – Derek C. Reed, Contracting Officer, Phone 7209627158, Fax 7209627161, Email dreed@wapa.gov THIS IS A COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR A COMMERCIAL SERVICE PREPARED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FORMAT IN FAR SUBPART 12.6 AS SUPPLEMENTED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS NOTICE. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONSTITUTES THE ONLY SOLICITATION. PROPOSALS ARE BEING REQUESTED AND A WRITTEN SOLICITATION WILL NOT BE ISSUED.
This solicitation is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). Submit written quotes on RFQ reference number DE-SOL-0004946. The North American Industry Code is 561311 and the Business Size Standard is $7.0M. The resulting award will be a firm-fixed price contract. The award will be made based on best value to the Government.
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR QUOTATION NLT 3:30 P.M. MST, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012 to email address deliso@wapa.gov. If you have questions please email deliso@wapa.gov or call Ms. Venus De Liso at (720) 962-7234.
Place of Performance: The Location of Work will be at the Contractor’s Site. However, once the position is filled, the selected employee will be required to commute to 12155 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80228.
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The following clauses and provisions apply to this solicitation (available from http://farsite.hill.af.mil)

52.212-4 – CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS – COMMERCIAL ITEMS (FEB 2012)
ADDENDUM TO 52.212-4
52.212-1 – INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS – COMMERCIAL ITEMS
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 following factors shall be used to evaluate offers (listed in relative order of importance):

1. Technical capability.

Provide written capabilities for proposed recruiting firm. As a minimum each proposal shall address the following:

1. Name of the Company.
2. Experience with Recruitment for the Federal Government.
3. Experience with Recruitment for Energy Type Positions.
4. Experience with Recruitment for Senior Level Type Positions.
5. Any other pertinent information concerning the credentials of the proposed recruiting firm.

2. Price.

The Government reserves the right to make purchase order award to other than the lowest priced offeror. Price will be evaluated against other prices received and the Independent Government Cost Estimate for completeness and accuracy.

3. Past Performance.

The offeror shall provide as a minimum 3 references for projects completed or currently on going within the last 3 years similar in size, scope, and complexity as the required effort of this announcement. Please provide the purchase order number, point-of-contact information, dollar amount and period of performance for each reference listed.

Technical capability and past performance when combined is significantly more important than cost or price. The Government reserves the right to make an award to other than the lowest price offeror.

(b) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer’s specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award.
(End of Clause)

52.212-3 – OFFEROR REPRESENTATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
252.212.7001 – CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS APPLICABLE TO DEFENSE ACQUISITIONS OF COMMERCIAL ITEMS (DEVIATION)
52.217-5 EVALUATION OF OPTIONS (JULY 1990)
52.217-8- OPTION TO EXTEND SERVICES (NOV 1999)
52.217-9 – OPTION TO EXTEND THE TERM OF THE CONTRACT.
52.232-18- AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS.
252.232-7008 – ASSIGNMENT OF CLAIMS (OVERSEAS)
252.232-7003 – ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS
252.229-7001 – TAX RELIEF (JUNE 1997) – ALTERNATE 1
52.225.14 – INCONSISTENCY BETWEEN ENGLISH VERSION AND TRANSLATION OF CONTRACT
252.225-7041 – CORRESPONDENCE IN ENGLISH
252.225-7042 – AUTHORIZATION TO PERFORM
252.233-7001 – CHOICE OF LAW (OVERSEAS)
5352.201-9101 – OMBUDSMAN
52.212-4 – CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND ADDENDUM
52.212-5 (Dev) – CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS – COMMERCIAL ITEMS (DEVIATION)
This document incorporates provisions and clauses in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-54. ******************************************************************************

Requirement:
CLIN 0001

Base Period – date of contract award for six months.
Option Year I – one period of six additional months.

STATEMENT OF WORK (SOW)
Commercial Recruiting Services

C.1 GENERAL

C.1.1 SCOPE OF WORK

Commercial Recruiting Services Statement of Work
1.0 INTRODUCTION

1.1 Introduction

Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) is a Federal Power Marketing Administration that markets and delivers reliable, cost-based hydroelectric power and related services to wholesale customers in 15 states across the Western United States. Western’s servicing areas consist of Western’s Corporate Services Office (CSO) or headquarters office which is located in Lakewood, Colorado servicing five regional offices including Upper Great Plains (UGP) in Billings, Montana; Rocky Mountain Region (RMR) in Loveland, Colorado; Desert Southwest Region (DSW) in Phoenix, Arizona; Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) in Salt Lake City, UT; and the Sierra Nevada Region (SNR) in Folsom, California. The work required by this Statement of Work (SOW) supports the CSO complex and off-site locations.

1.2 Background

The Western Area Power Administration, CSO is located at 12155 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, Colorado 80228-2802 require services of a commercial nature from a recruitment firm to assist with recruitment searches for a Senior Executive position. Western’s current recruiting methods of posting job opportunities via USAJOBs and other job boards is not providing Western with the diversity or quality of applicants we are currently seeking for this high profile opportunity. As such, it is incumbent on the recruitment company to ensure proper and necessary steps are taken to broaden recruitment efforts to find the most highly qualified candidate for this position, and recognizing that the energy industry is very competitive from a recruitment perspective, it’s important to engage with a recruitment firm familiar with Western’s mission-critical recruitment needs and environment.

2.0 SCOPE OF WORK

2.1 Tasks Include

2.1.2 Identify and screen a list of perspective candidates only against the basic qualifications requirements for the Senior Executive position.

2.1.3 Refer to Western all candidates that appear to meet the basic qualifications requirements for the Senior Executive position.

2.1.4 Refer to Western only those candidates from whom the Contractor has not accepted fees other than those permitted under 5 CFR 300.404(b).

2.1.5 Contact the perspective candidates of interest to outline the steps required for the candidates to apply for the target position once the position has been posted to http://www.usajobs.gov.

2.1.6 Recruit and refer candidates in accordance with the applicable merit principles and equal opportunity laws once the position has been posted to http://www.usajobs.gov

Note: The Contractor shall not imply that this recruiting effort is the sole or primary avenue for employment with Western Area Power Administration.

2.2 Deliverables

2.2.1 Provide Western with a list of perspective candidate that meet basic qualifications of the Senior Executive position.

2.2.2 Provide Western with a summary statement that details each of the specific outreach initiatives taken to provide Western with a quality talent pool as part of the recruitment search.

2.3 Location of Performance

Location of work performed will be the Contractor’s site

3.0 GOVERNMENT-FURNISHED MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT SERVICES

3.1 Government-Furnished Services

3.1.1 Western will furnish a representative from the Human Resources (HR) office to serve as the primary technical point of contact.

3.1.2 Western will provide the job posting description for the Senior Executive position.

3.1.3 Western HR will provide an overview of the federal application process utilized by Western.

4.0 GENERAL CONDITIONS

4.1 Laws, Ordinances, and Regulations

The contractor shall comply with all applicable Federal, State, local laws, and regulations governing performance of recruitment/outreach services for a Federal entity as specified in this contract.

4.4.1 The contractor shall comply with all applicable Federal, State, and local laws and
Regulations including equal opportunity laws.

4.4.2 Applicable policy and documents include but are not limited to the following:

• 5 CFR 300.405 Requirement for Contract
• 5 USC 2301(b) Merit Systems Principles
• 5 USC 2303(b) Prohibited Personnel Practices
• 5 CFR 338.101 Citizenship
• 29 CFR 1614 Federal Sector Equal Employment Opportunity

5.0 TECHNICAL COORDINATION

The contractor shall coordinate with the primary contact on all technical matters related to this contract.

Primary contact:
Sandi Coate, Human Resource Specialist
Western Area Power Administration
Corporate Services Office
12155 W. Alameda Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80228
Room 1W/120
Phone: 720-962-7115
Fax: 720-962-7117
E-mail: coate@wapa.gov

6.0 PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE
The period of performance shall commence from the date of contract award. The contract will include a base period of six months, with an option to extend for one period of six additional months each, if needed.

Place of Performance: SEE STATEMENT OF WORK. US URL: https://www.fbo.gov/notices/024175077bb4cdf2c7ada13b6133e64d
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121024/PROCURE/0044
Matching Key Words: writ*; technical; standard; 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Johnson Space Center, Office of Procurement, NASA/Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston Texas, 77058-3696, Mail Code: BH

R–EVENT PLANNER NEEDED TO SUPPORT HUMAN RESEARCH PROGRAM CONFERENCE NNJ13450205Q 102912 Rochelle N Overstreet, Contract Specialist, Phone 281-483-6768, Fax 281-483-4066, Email rochelle.n.overstreet@nasa.gov – Keith D Hutto, Contracting Officer, Phone 281-483-4165, Fax 281-244-5331, Email keith.d.hutto@nasa.gov Rochelle N Overstreet This notice is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; offers are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This notice is being issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ) for: An event planner needed to oversee all aspects of meeting and coordination for the Human Research Program (HRP) Conference. This conference will provide a formal atmosphere for cross disciplinary interaction in the field of human space flight research. The conference will address research progress, opportunities, processes, and strategies to optimize research. This conference is to be held February 11-14, 2013. The event planner must be located within 50 miles of Johnson Space Center. The planner will oversee all aspects of meeting coordination & logistics including, but not limited to, providing direct interface to organizing committee and venue, venue coordination, hotel transportation arrangements for guest presenters, meeting website design and maintenance, participant registration, abstract collection & publication, publication of programs, procurement & distribution of flash drives with program information, on-site meeting support, communication with meeting participants before, during, and after the workshop, completion of necessary government paperwork related to the meeting, and all other aspects of the workshop. Travel Arrangements The planner shall make all travel arrangements for guest presenters as identified by HRP. Travel may include, but not be limited to, rental car, flight, and hotel. Meeting Website The planner is responsible for creating and maintaining the meeting website. The meeting website shall be the main source of information for meeting attendees. It will contain information about the hotel, parking information, driving instructions to the venue, workshop registration, electronic program, presentations as needed, surveys, and survey results. The meeting website shall be compatible with all major browsers including Firefox, Explorer, Chrome, and Safari. Electronic web-based workshop registration should be easy for users and should take no more than five minutes. The registration form should collect relevant data (e.g., name and address) and provide immediate confirmation of the participants registration status. Abstract Management The planner will be responsible for electronically accepting all abstracts and develop a conference program which includes a schedule for all sessions and abstracts to be presented within the conference period. HRP in conjunction with the event planner will organize the abstracts into appropriate categories (e.g. Cardiovascular, Bone, Muscle, etc). Accepted abstracts will be assigned oral or poster status. The electronic systems must be robust and capable of handling approximately 400 abstracts. Programs Planner will responsible for timely delivery of printed programs and programs on flash drives. Printed programs will include a detailed agenda with a listing of each and every oral and poster presentation at the meeting. Errata may be printed as needed. Flash drives will contain each and every abstract from all oral and poster presentations in addition to the agenda. Meeting List Messaging Planner will responsible for sending workshop-related messages to all meeting participants and maintaining email distribution list. Messages may be sent before, during, and after meeting. Surveys The planner will be responsible for electronically administering all HRP-related surveys before, during, and after the meeting as needed. Results shall be supplied within one month after the last survey is submitted. Workshop Closeout After the meeting has concluded, the planner will be responsible for providing all data necessary for completing NASA Form 1785, which captures all financial data for the workshop. The planner will also deliver electronic files containing all registration information and source files for the meeting website. All final workshop closeout documentation shall be submitted within 30 days of the close of the workshop. The provisions and clauses in the RFQ are those in effect through FAC 2005-61. The NAICS Code and the small business size standard for this procurement are 561920 and $7 M respectively. The offeror shall state in their offer their size status for this procurement. All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency. Offers for the items(s) described above are due by 4:30 PM, October 29, 2012 to rochelle.n.overstreet@nasa.gov and keith.d.hutto@nasa.gov and must include solicitation number, FOB destination to this Center, proposed delivery schedule, discount/payment terms, warranty duration (if applicable), taxpayer identification number (TIN), identification of any special commercial terms, and be signed by an authorized company representative. Offerors are encouraged to use the Standard Form 1449, Solicitation/Contract/Order for Commercial Items form found at URL: http://server-mpo.arc.nasa.gov/Services/NEFS/NEFSHome.tml Offerors shall submit past performance information in accordance with Paragraph 2 Past Performance below. Offerors shall provide the information required by FAR 52.212-1 (FEB 2012), Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items, which is incorporated by reference. Offerors shall submit technical capabilities that demonstrate clear understanding of the technical requirements. If the end product(s) offered is other than domestic end product(s) as defined in the clause entitled “Buy American Act – Supplies,” the offeror shall so state and shall list the country of origin. FAR 52.212-4 (FEB 2012), Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items is applicable. FAR 52.212-5 (AUG 2012), Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items is applicable and the following identified clauses are incorporated by reference: 52.203-6, 52.204-10, 52.209-6, 52.209-9, 52.209-10, 52.219-4, 52.219-8, 52.219-9, 52.219-28, 52.222-3, 52.222-19, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.222-40, 52.223-18, 52.225-1, 52.225-5, 52.225-13, and 52.232-33. The FAR may be obtained via the Internet at URL: http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html The NFS may be obtained via the Internet at URL: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/procurement/regs/nfstoc.htm All contractual andtechnical questions must be in writing (via e-mail) to Rochelle Overstreet not later than 4:00 PM local time October 25, 2012. Telephone questions will not be accepted. Selection and award will be in accordance with 52.215-122 Combination of Lowest Priced Technically Acceptable and Trade-Off of Other Non-Cost Related Factors and Cost or Price (OCT 2006) (JSC PROCUREMENT INSTRUCTION). The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the offeror whose proposal represents the best value after evaluation. This procurement shall be conducted utilizing a combination of technically acceptable baseline requirements and a tradeoff of past performance, predefined qualitative value characteristics, and cost/price. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: -Technical Acceptability -Past Performance -Predefined Qualitative Value Characteristics -Cost/Price 1. Technical Acceptability The baseline shall be evaluated for the complete and adequate response to the SOW. The technical requirements will be rated as either meets requirements or does not meet requirements. 2. Past Performance Past Performance indicates how well an offeror performed on earlier work and can be a significant indicator of how well it can be expected to perform the work at hand. The offerors past performance including recent experience will be evaluated by the buying team. The evaluation will be based on information provided by offerors in their proposals, information obtained by the buying team based on communications with listed references as well as any other information obtained independently by the buying team. Past Performance for the offeror (add and major subcontractors, if applicable) will be evaluated and rated as Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, or Poor*. If an offeror has no past performance experience, it will be given a neutral rating. 3. Predefined Qualitative Value Characteristics (VC) All offers will be judged against the qualitative characteristics. Only items specifically proposed as Qualitative Value Characteristics will be evaluated as such. The following Predefined Qualitative Value Characteristics are applicable to this procurement and will be evaluated and rated as adding no value, adding minimal value, or adding significant value. A. The event planner’s demonstrated history of successful planning and coordination in scientific and basic research conferences. B. The event planner’s demonstrated history of receipt, coordination, and distribution of scientific abstracts to conference participants. C. Access to robust software that will accommodate 400 abstracts and allow multiple users to plan, organize and schedule all sessions for abstracts. 4. Tradeoff Process 1. If all offers are of approximately equal merit, award will be made to the offeror with the lowest most probable cost. 2. The Government will consider awarding to an offeror with higher merit if the difference in price is commensurate with added value. 3. The Government will consider making award to an offeror whose offer has lower merit if the price (or cost) differential between it and other offers warrant doing so. 4.Technical requirements and past performance, when combined, are significantly more important than cost. Those offers determined to meet the baseline requirements will be judged against the value characteristics listed in paragraph 3, which establish what the Government considers to be valuable in an offer beyond the baseline requirements. The value characteristics are performance-based and permit selection of the offer which provides better results for a reasonable increase in price. Cost and technical capability will be considered equal in importance and will not be assigned weights. On those value characteristics the offeror chooses to provide, adequate information should be submitted to permit proper evaluation. Offerors must include completed copies of the provision at 52.212-3 (APR 2012), Offeror Representations and Certifications – Commercial Items with their offer. These may be obtained via the internet at URL: http://rcb.cancer.gov/rcb-internet/SAP/52-212-plusadd.pdf . These representations and certifications will be incorporated by reference in any resultant contract. NASA Clause 1852.215-84 (NOV 2011), Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found athttp://prod.nais.nasa.gov/pub/pub_library/Omb.html . Prospective offerors shall notify this office of their intent to submit an offer. It is the offeror’s responsibility to monitor the following Internet site for the release of solicitation amendments (if any): http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/eps/bizops.cgi?gr-D&pin-73 . Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of this combination synopsis/solicitation and amendments (if any). Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below
URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/NASA/JSC/OPDC20220/NNJ13450205Q/listing.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121023/PROCURE/0037
Matching Key Words: writ*; copy; technical; standard; 

Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions, Liberia USAID-Monrovia, USAID/Monrovia Department of State Washington DC 20521

R — Development Outreach and Communications Specialist SOL-669-13-000002 110212 Sylvester s. Browne, Phone 23177766402, Email sbrowne@usaid.gov – Ross Hicks, Email rhicks@usaid.gov ATTACHMENT 1: Solicitation
1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: SOL-669-13-000002

2. ISSUANCE DATE: October 19, 2012

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME: November 2, 2012/ 4PM Local time

4. POSITION TITLE: Development, Outreach and Communications Specialist,

5. MARKET VALUE OF POSITION (Base Pay): GS-13 ($71,674 – $93, 175). Salary is not negotiable beyond this range. Salary to be paid within this grade will depend on experience, qualifications, and salary history. The standard compensation package also includes a contribution for life and health insurance and a contribution to FICA.

6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year, to start on or about February 2013 with the possibility of extensions. Extensions will depend on the need for continuation of such services, availability of funds, and satisfactory performance.

7. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: United States (US) citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents (non-U.S. citizen lawfully admitted for permanent residency) NOTE: THIS IS A RESIDENT HIRE POSITION. ALL ORDINARY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENT PERMITS ALLOWING WORK IN COUNTRY BEFORE BEING ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.

8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Based in Monrovia, Liberia

9. JOB DESCRIPTION:

I. DETAILED DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The DOC will manage the full range of public information and outreach activities in support of USAID/Liberia’s programs and objectives, targeting information to specific audiences in both Liberia and the US, in accordance with the Mission’s public strategy and evolving circumstances.
Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:
Supervisory and Coordination
• Lead the Mission’s DOC team comprised of one FSN to ensure overall quality and coherence of the team’s communications and outreach products and initiatives.
• Lead the development and implementation of the Mission’s communications strategy and outreach plan.
• Represent the Mission at the senior level in all matters pertaining to public affairs and outreach activities with other branches of the USG, the Government of Liberia, implementing partners, other donor nations, the UN, World Bank and other donors and stakeholders.
 Train USAID’s technical staff in Monrovia in support of their public speaking and media outreach roles. Oversee the integration of communications in the project design and implementation processes.
• Serve as the senior advisor to Mission management regarding all public information, media relations, and outreach matters.
• Maintain up-to-date knowledge of all USAID/Liberia activities and processes, as well as a keen awareness of political and policy issues.
• Advise USAID staff and implementing partners on development appropriate public information programs and initiatives.
• Serve as a resident expert of USAID branding and style guidelines, ensuring regulations are followed by recommending revisions and appropriate application as outlines in ADS 320 and the Agency’s Graphic Standards Manual.
• Oversee and provide regular trainings to USAID staff and implementing partners on the appropriate use of branding and marking; work closely with C/AORs to ensure adherence to branding in the field; and, seek guidance from LPA on any disputes or waiver requests.
• Coordinate with PAS, other USG agencies, and USAID implementing partners to achieve maximum exposure and understanding of U.S. development and humanitarian assistance efforts and initiatives in Liberia, as defined by the Chief of Mission and USAID Mission Director.
• Establish and maintain contacts with donor representatives, implementing partners, and other USG agencies to collect information for reports.

Public Information and Publicity Materials
• Coordinate information dissemination, media outreach, and public events within the Mission; with the Mission’s offices, units and technical staff.
• Oversee the drafting, editing, and dissemination of timely and accurate information, fact sheets, press releases, newsletters, brochures, presentations, responses for requests for information, and all other public information materials relating to USAID/Liberia’s activities. These must be written in clear, concise English, prepared with both the media and general audiences in mind, and designed for print, power points, and webuse.
• Oversee the preparation of a bi-weekly summary of events, weekly submissions for “This Too Is Liberia” reporting cable, and submissions for USAID Frontlines and other USAID and State Department information platforms including the Administrator’s Blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other new or emerging social media sites.
• Oversee the use of social media platforms as an engagement tool with a focus on digital advocacy and outreach; a social media strategy will be development to complement the broader communications plan.
• The DOC will manage the preparation and maintenance of an updated standard information package on the USAID program in Liberia for briefings and for distribution to the public and media; and for USAID/W, LPA, State Department, Congress, etc.; including scene setters, program briefing papers, project status reports, maps, photos, information about other donors, and general information about Liberia.
• S/He oversees the maintenance of the Mission’s web materials to ensure they are accurate and up-to-date.
• Oversee the writing and distribution of press releases on program successes, project inaugurations, significant development, etc. Follow up with media to encourage and support coverage of public events. Coordinate with technical offices, Embassy’s PAS, and LPA to produce and release timely, accurate, and useful written information to local and international media.
Media and Public Relations
• Promote separate, pro-active, targeted, information and media outreach activities. These activities are specifically designed to push accurate information about USAID programs deep into local, regional and national markets, through the selective use of radio, newspapers, public service announcements, and other communications methods.
• Oversee all international and local media relations. Work closely with PAS on press relations and maintain contacts with high-level Western and local journalists from all media outlets.
• Advise and work with Embassy PAS to expand opportunities to keep media abreast of USAID/Liberia programs, including TV, radio and other media. This may include arranging interview, briefings, media tours of USAID projects, etc.
• In collaboration with PAS, advise the Mission Director and USAID staff on press and media relations. Ensure a targeted, coherent, and consistent message from all USAID staff and implementing partners.
• Coordinate with Government of Liberia’s public relations offices, maintain good relations and advising on work with Liberian and international media.
• Supervise the monitoring of the local and international press coverage, awareness, and attitudes concerning USAID programs and monitor effectiveness of the communications strategy. Provide feedback to inform ongoing activities and future programming.
• As directed by the Mission Director, Deputy Director and in collaboration with PAS, respond to inquiries from the general public, media, and other sources about USAID programs and projects.
Publicity Events
• Organize and coordinate press events for USAID projects in conjunction with the PAS, USAID Mission Director and Deputy Director, technical teams, and implementing partners. This includes conferences, openings, ribbon-cuttings, and other ceremonies. Write press releases, speeches, and talking points; organize background briefings for media; compile and disseminate press packets; deal with protocol issues, siteselection, staging, and logistical issues; identify and schedule speakers; liaise with US and local government officials; write or edit Briefing Checklists (BCLs). Scene setters, briefing materials and memorandums to the Ambassador or her deputies with participation in events is warranted; write or edit BCLs and scene setters for USAID’s Front Office when participation in events is warranted; provide on-site coordination of media. Follow up with media to ensure coverage of public events. Manage the posting of all event information and materials to the Mission website.
• Review and edit press releases, speeches, and talking points drafted by implementing partners for USAID events; review and edit BCLs and scene setters drafted by implementing partners for USAID events.
• Submit all press releases and interview requests – in-house and those drafted by implementing partners – to PAS (and LPA, when appropriate) for review and approval.
• Oversee the maintenance of a calendar of USAID program events and its distribution within USAID/Liberia, and to Embassy and USAID/W stakeholders.
• Photograph and/or shoot video of USAID events for the USAID and Embassy websites for USAID/Liberia’s archives.
• Serve as the Mission’s primary point of contact for publicity events and site visits by official visitors from the US Embassy, USAID/W, Congress, and other USG agencies or entities. Coordinate VIP site visits as necessary. Coordinate with Embassy on schedules and logistics. Lead the preparation of briefing materials, scene setters, and other information products and processes to support these visits. Maintain a diverse list of potential site visit locations appropriate for a variety for CODEL, STAFFDEL, and other high-level visitors to USAID/Liberia, coordinating closely with partners in advance.
• Perform other duties/activities that the US Ambassador, USAID Mission Director and Deputy Director, USAID/W and circumstances may dictate.

II. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Education: It is preferred, but not required, that the candidate hold a Master’s degree with significant coursework in relevant fields. Relevant fields include – but are not limited to – journalism, communications, public relations or affairs, international relations, international development, public administration, development/area studies, and social studies. At least eight to 10 years’ experience as a journalist, in public affairs or international relations is required.
Work Experience: The candidate must have at least five years’ relevant experience in a developing country. Relevant experience is defined as work in journalism, public relations, communications, and/or outreach.
Language Proficiency: The candidate must be fluent in both spoken and written English.
Skills and Abilities: The candidate must have a demonstrated capacity in the following skills and abilities:
• Demonstrated ability to exercise sound, independent, professional judgment.
• Excellent organizational and critical thinking skills.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a demonstrated ability to translate highly technical material into easy to understand narrative.
• Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to influence relationships positively
• Superior project management skills and the ability to take initiative working with the direction of management; must be able to take ownership of projects, creatively problem solve and see through to completion
• Strong and demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of public relations, media relations, and journalistic writing and reporting techniques.
• Knowledge of technical aspects involved in the production of different public outreach activities, such as production of radio programs.
• Maintain superior levels of professionalism while working under pressure in a fast-paced and sometimes difficult environment.
• Willingness to assume duties and responsibilities in all communications areas, as needed.
• Strong, working knowledge of Microsoft Work, Excel, Power Point, and internet applications.
• Familiarity using a digital camera and videotaping equipment.
• Must be a US citizen
• US Secret security clearance (or ability to attain one) is required.

III. SELECTION CRITERIA AND PROCESS
Applicants who do not meet the required minimum qualifications will be considered unqualified for the position and will not be assessed using the additional selection criteria below.
All other applications will be scored, then ranked based on the following selection criteria:
Technical Knowledge/Work Experience (40 points)
• At least six to eight years’ experience in related fields, such as public relations, journalism, or international development communications.
• Experience supervising staff and work flows, working as a team member, and providing leadership in the areas of his/her competencies.
• Demonstrated success in development and disseminating information to a variety of target audiences.
• Demonstrated success in designing and implementing effective public relations/communications campaigns targeted at specific audiences as well as the general public.
• Demonstrated ability to craft information messages in various media formats (press releases, web sites, stories, etc.) targeting a variety of audiences.
• Evidence of broad understanding of issues related to international development.
• Extensive writing and editing experience.
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain collegial relations with press and media contacts and exercise sound judgment in representing the USG while discussing program activities with the press and media.
• Broad operational planning experience, analytical ability, and the capacity to convert planning concepts into firm plans to meet a variety of contingencies.
• Previous work experience with the USG or another international development organization in an overseas context is highly desirable.

Communication Skills/Group Dynamics (30 points)
Applicants must provide evidence and examples of:
• Effective team leadership skills and the ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team.
• Ability to make cogent arguments clearly and succinctly in written and oral presentations.
• Initiative and proactive engagement with colleagues to complete assigned tasks in accordance with agreed timetables.
• Ability to work independently, managing several activities at once, and to work under pressure to meet very short deadlines.
• Evidence of outstanding coordination and organizational skills.
Writing Skills (20 points)
Applicants must provide at least two writing samples with their application. The samples should be 350 to 1,500 works (preferably 750-1,500 words). They can be excerpts from larger articles or papers, and do not have to concern development or be written specifically for this solicitation. The samples should demonstrate the applicant’s ability to clearly and lucidly communicate complex ideas to the public. The samples must be by the applicant, co-written articles are not accepted.
Education and Training (10 points)
• A Master’s degree is preferred by not required, preferably in journalism, communications, international relations, international development, public administration, development/area studies, social studies or a related field. An undergraduate degree in similar disciplines with additional work experience.
 Training in one or more of the following areas: development outreach and communications, writing, journalism, web site content management, presentation skills, or other areas that are relevant to the detailed duties and responsibilities outlined in Section III of the solicitation.
• Extensive experience with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Power Point, and Microsoft Excel. Familiarity with Adobe Suite, particularly using Adobe Photoshop. Experience with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and RSS feeds.

Maximum Points Available: 100

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:
DOC Specialist
USAID/Liberia,
C/O American Embassy, Gate Number 3, Mamba Point, Monrovia
Or by E-mail to: Monrovia-hr@usaid.gov

NOTE: Email submissions shall be sent to: Monrovia-HR@usaid.gov. Applications should include salary history for the prior three years and the names and contact points (telephone/fax numbers, email addresses for at least two references with knowledge of the applicant’s prior work skills). PROOF OF RESIDENCY AND OR WORK PERMIT MOST BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION. To ensure delivery by the due date it is recommended that applications be sent in as email attachments.

Place of Performance: USAID/LIBERIA MONROVIA LR URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/AID/OM/LIB/SOL-669-13-000002/listing.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121020/PROCURE/0058
Matching Key Words: video*; edit*; produc*; train*; conference?; website; web; site?; education*; event?; produce?; production?; distribut*; 


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

U — Course of Instruction H92244-13-T-0026 110812 Josephine Ocampo, Phone 757-862-9470, Fax 757-862-0809, Email josephine.ocampo@vb.socom.mil This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for CommercialItems in accordance with the format prescribed in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation is being issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ); solicitation number is H92244-13-T-0026, and a firm fixed price contract is contemplated. All responsible sources may submit a quote which shall be considered by the agency.
The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-61 effective 15 Oct’12.

This procurement is unrestricted and the associated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 611620 with a business size standard of $7 million. The DPAS rating for this procurement is DO-S10.

The Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG) has a requirement to procure the following:

Section B Schedule of Supplies and Services

CLIN 0001 Group Lessons at NSWDG Facility. The Contractor shall provide at least one (1) Instructor at NSWDG Facility for up to thirty (30) students in accordance with the Statement of Work identified in Section C. Qty – 100 blocks ( 1 block 2 hours)

CLIN 0002 Individual Lessons. NSWDG members attend individual sessions at the contractor’s facility in accordance with the Statement of Work identified in Section C.
Qty – 480 sessions

CLIN 1001 Group Lessons at NSWDG Facility. The Contractor shall provide at least one (1)
OPTION Instructor at NSWDG Facility for up to thirty (30) students in accordance with the Statement of Work identified in Section C. Qty – 100 blocks (1 block 2 hours)

CLIN 2001 Individual Lessons. NSWDG members attend individual sessions at the contractor’s
OPTION facility in accordance with the Statement of Work identified in Section C.
Qty – 480 sessions

CLIN 1002 Group Lessons at NSWDG Facility. The Contractor shall provide at least one (1)
OPTION Instructor at NSWDG Facility for up to thirty (30) students in accordance with the Statement of Work identified in Section C. Qty – 100 blocks (1 block 2 hours)

CLIN 2002 Individual Lessons. NSWDG members attend individual sessions at the contractor’s
OPTION facility in accordance with the Statement of Work identified in Section C.
Qty – 480 sessions

Section C Statement of Work
See attached Statement of Work

Following Clauses and Provision applies to this procurement.
CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

FAR 52.202-1 Definitions Jan 2012
FAR 52.203-3 Gratuities Apr 1984
FAR 52.203-6 Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sep 2006) Alternate I (Oct 1995) Sep 2006
FAR 52-203-10 Price or Fee Adjustment For Illegal Or Improper Activity Jan 1997
FAR 52.204-99 System for Award Management Registration (Deviation) Aug 2012
FAR 52-209-1 Qualifications Requirements Feb 1995
FAR 52.209-6 Protecting the Governments Interest When Subcontracting With Contractors Debarred, Suspended or Proposed for Debarment Dec 2010
FAR 52.211-14 Notice of Priority Rating for National Defense Use Apr 2008
FAR 52.211-15 Defense Priority and Allocation Requirements Nov 2011
FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors – Commercial Items Feb 2012
FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items Feb 2012
FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items Feb 2012
FAR 52.212-5
DEV Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items
(Deviation) Mar 2012
FAR 52.222-3 Convict Labor Jun 2003
FAR 52.222-19 Child Labor Law – Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies Mar 2012
FAR 52.222-21 Prohibition Of Segregated Facilities Feb 1999
FAR 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity Mar 2007
FAR 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons Feb 2009
FAR 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging While Driving Aug 2011
FAR 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Central Oct 2003
Contractor Registration
FAR 52.232-36 Payment by Third Party Feb 2010
FAR 52.233-1 Alt I Disputes – Alternate I (Dec 1991) Jul 2002
FAR 52.233-3 Protest After Award Aug 1996
FAR 52.237-2 Protection of Government Buildings, Equipment and Vegetation Apr 1984
FAR 52.237-7 Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance Jan 1997
FAR 52-242-13 Bankruptcy Jul 1995
FAR 52.243-1 Alt 1 Changes – Fixed Price Alt 1 (Apr 1984) Aug 1987
FAR 52.246-25 Limitation of Liability – Services Feb 1997
FAR 52.247-34 F.o.b. Destination Nov 1991
FAR 52.249-8 Default (Fixed Price Supply & Services) Apr 1984
FAR 52.253-1 Computer Generated Forms Jan 1991
DFARS 252-204-7003 Control of Government Personnel Work Product Apr 1992
DFARS 252.211-7003 Item Identification and Valuation Jun 2011
DFARS 252.212-7001
Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Applicable to Defense Acquisitions of Commercial Items Mar 2012
DFARS 252.232-7010 Levies on Contract Payments Dec 2006
DFARS 252.247-7023 Alt III Transportation of Supplies by Sea Alt III May 2002
SOFARS 5652.204-9003 Disclosure of Unclassified Information Jan 2007
SOFARS 5652.204-9004 Foreign Persons Jan 2006
SOFARS 5652.233-9000 Independent Review of Agency Protests Aug 2011
SOFARS 5652.237-9000 Contractor Personnel Changes Jan 1998

Government will not sign any release forms, as Government liability is governed by the contract and applicable Federal laws and regulations.

CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY FULL TEXT

Please note that due to character limitation in FedBizOpps, full text of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) can be accessed on the internet at http://www.farsite.hill.af.mil

All FAR Representation and Certifications shall be submitted through System for Award Management (SAM) at https://www.sam.gov

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 following factors shall be used to evaluate offers in descending order of importance:

(i) Technical – Offeror shall provide detailed training program for evaluation. Offeror shall also provide certifications or other documentations necessary to validate that it meets requirements in accordance with the Statement of Work.

(ii) Past Performance – Offerors shall provide name, title, and phone number of principal for no less than three prior or current contracts/agreements for similar scoped projects performed during the previous three years. To be technically acceptable, the submitting offeror must submit relevant and current past performance in ALL areas noted in this combined synopsis/solicitation. The Government will evaluate each offeror’s experience on the basis of its depth and its relevance to the work that will be required under the prospective contract.

(iii) Price -All line items will be reviewed for price reasonableness.

(b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s).

(c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer’s specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award.

FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items (APR 2011) – Alternate 1 Feb 2012
FAR 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated By Reference Feb 1998
FAR 52.252-5 Authorized Deviations in Provisions Apr 1984
FAR 52.252-6 Authorized Deviations in Clauses Apr 1984

FAR 52.217-7 Option for Increased Quantity-Separately Priced Line Item (Mar 1989)

The Government may require the delivery of the numbered line item, identified in the Schedule as an option item, in the quantity and at the price stated in the Schedule. The Contracting Officer may exercise the option by written notice to the Contractor within 10 days. Delivery of added items shall continue at the same rate that like items are called for under the contract, unless the parties otherwise agree.

SOFARS 5652.201-9002 Authorized Changes Only By Contracting Officer (Jan 2005)

The Contractor shall not comply with any order, direction or request of Government personnel unless it is issued in writing and signed by the Contracting Officer, or is pursuant to specific authority otherwise included as part of this contract. Except as specified herein, no order, statement, or conduct of Government personnel who visit the contractor’s facilities or in any other manner communicates with Contractor personnel during the performance of this contract shall constitute a change under the Changes clause in Section I. In the event the Contractor effects any change at the direction of any person other the Contracting Officer, the change will be considered to have been made without authority and no adjustment will be made in the contract price to cover any increase in cost incurred as a result thereof. The address and telephone number of the Contracting Officer is Christine Anderson, telephone (757) 893-2715.

SOFARS 5652.204-9003 Disclosure of Unclassified Information (Jan 2007)

(a) On September 21, 2001, the Department of Defense designated Headquarters US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) a sensitive unit, as defined by Title 10 United States Code (USC) Section 130b (10 USC 130b). In keeping with this designation, unclassified information related to USSOCOM military technology acquisitions managed by USSOCOM or any of its component commands, will be designated Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). As such, the contractor hereby unequivocally agrees that it shall not release to anyone outside the Contractor’s organization any unclassified information, regardless of medium (e.g.,film, tape, document, contractor’s external website, newspaper, magazine, journal, corporate annual report, etc.), pertaining to any part of this contract or any program related to this contract, unless the Contracting Officer has given prior written approval. Furthermore, any release of information which associates USSOCOM, Special Operation Forces (SOF), or any component command with an acquisition program, contractor, or this contract is prohibited unless specifically authorized by USSOCOM.

(b) Request for approval shall identify the specific information to be released, the medium to be used, and the purpose for the release. The contractor shall submit the request to the Contracting Officer at least 45 days before the propose date for release for approval. No release of any restricted information shall be made without specific written authorization by the Contracting Office.

(c) The Contractor shall include a similar requirement in each subcontract under this contract. Subcontractors shall submit request for authorization to release through the prime contractor to the Contracting Officer.

(d) The Contractor further understands that Title 18 USC Section 701 specifically prohibits the use of the USSOCOM emblem or logo in any medium (e.g., corporate website, marketing brochure, news paper, magazine, etc.) unless authorized in writing by USSOCOM. Forward any request to use the USSOCOM emblem or logo through the Contracting Officer.

Offerors must scrutinize this solicitation and ensure their proposals and submissions comply with all requirements. It is not sufficient to merely state your proposal complies with the solicitation requirements. Youmust clearly identify how your proposal meets ALL of the solicitation requirements.

All questions concerning this procurement, either technical or contractual must be submitted in writing to the Contracting Office. No direct discussion between the technical representative and a prospective offeror will be conducted unless it is deemed necessary by the Contracting Officer. Questions shall be sent by email the following point of contact: Jo Ocampo, Contract Specialist; Email address: josephine.ocampo@vb.socom.mil

Quotes must be received no later than 04:00 PM. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 8 Nov’12. Quotes received after this time frame shall not be considered for award. The Government will award the contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation and will be most advantageous to the Government based on best value. The prospective offeror must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) at https://www.sam.gov
to be considered for award. The offeror agrees to hold the prices in its quote firm for 45 calendar days from the date specified for receipt of quotes. Quotes can be faxed, emailed or mailed in the United States postal mail to NSWDG, Attn Jo Ocampo, 1636 Regulus Avenue, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23461-2299

Place of Performance: NSWDG and Contractor’s Facility Virginia Beach , VA 23461 US URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/ODA/USSOCOM/VirginiaBeachVA/H92244-13-T-0026/listing.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121020/PROCURE/0069
Matching Key Words: film?; produc*; train*; you; website; business*; event?; instruct*; commercial?; 


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

69–PRE-SOLICITATION ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES AVIATION SYSTEM TRAINER – ENHANCEMENTS (SOFAST-E)
W900KK-13-R-0002 121412 Matthew B. Sanders, Phone 4072083327, Email matthew.sanders6@us.army.mil **19 OCT 2012 – AMENDMENT TO THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES AVIATION SYSTEM TRAINER-ENHANCEMENTS (SOFAST-E) SOLICITATION
A critical system failure which occurred last week with the Army Single Face to Industry (ASFI) has been preventing accessibility to the draft documentation originally posted for this solicitation. This Amendment is to notify industry that this information will be re-posted directly through FedBizOpps and will be available for download.

Additionally, this notice is intended to inform industry of the Government’s change in strategy for disseminating the Government Furnished Information (GFI) which will be made available solely for proposal preparations purposes. Due to the numerous file formats of the documentation, FedBizOpps is unable to accommodate our request. As a result, we will be providing DVD compilations of the available GFI to those interested parties that comply with, and submit the signed Distribution Agreement (DA) (Attachment 14) found in the solicitation. Interested parties must provide a formal request for the GFI via email along with the signed DA to the identified Government Point of Contact (POC). This request, at a minimum, must include the company’s full name, Cage Code, DUNS number, physical address and POC (must be the same as the signatory on the Distribution Agreement). The POC must provide current contact information (email and phone number). For those parties who have already provided signed DAs, please contact the Government POC via email to set up the delivery method most suitable. For those parties able to pick up this GFI in person, you must coordinate with the Government POC to arrange a time/day for pick-up at the appropriate PEO STRI location in Orlando, Florida.

The new cut off for parties interested in utilizing this GFI for proposal preparation is 23 October 2012. Again, please provide your signed DA along with an email identifying the aforementioned information.

DISCLAIMER: 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 or services nor will the Government reimburse any parties for costs associated with this request.

The GFI available for proposal preparations will be provided by the Government as a courtesy and is made available only for those approved Offerors that wish to utilize it for proposal assistance. The Government will not guarantee that the data made available represents the most recent version or that it conveys a complete system, subsystem or architecture. Offerors shall not assume or expect that any data provided in the library constitutes technical direction on the part of the Government This information is not intended to be part of the Governments RFP and is provided only for the purpose of assisting Offerors in gaining a better understanding from a technical perspective. The Government will not accept responsibility for any errors or misleading assumptions proposed by the Offerors from information derived from this GFI proposal preparation library. The Government intends to release the formal RFP the week of 2 November 2012. The Government will not be responsible for any reasonable delay in a party’s access to the RFP GFI for requests made on or after the stipulated cut-off date.

Gov POC: Matt Sanders, Contract Specialist, SFAE-STRI-KOV
12350 Research Parkway
Orlando, FL 32826-3276
E-mail: matthew.sanders6@us.army.mil

**End of Amendment**

Set-Aside: Total Small Business Place of Performance: 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) 7269 Nightstalker Way Fort Campbell KY 42223 US 42223 URL:https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USA/STRICOM/W900KK/W900KK-13-R-0002/listing.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121020/PROCURE/0413
Matching Key Words: state!ky; 

General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service (PBS), GSA, PBS, Property Development Division (9P2), 450 Golden Gate Avenue, 3rd Fl. West San Francisco CA 94102

R — Art in Architecture (AiA) U.S. Courthouse – Los Angeles, CA GS-09P-13-KT-C-0003 113012 Mr. William Caine, Phone 202.501.4271, Email william.caine@gsa.gov ART IN ARCHITECTURE PROJECT
GSA Synopsis for Artist Services
Artist Services Synopsis Number: GS-09P-13-KT-C-0003

FBO Classification: R499
NAICS: 711510

Description:

The General Services Administration (GSA) Art in Architecture Program commissions American artists (citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents or Permanent Workers of the United States) to create publicly scaled and permanently installed artworks for federal buildings nationwide.

GSA announces an opportunity for a federal art commission in conjunction with the new construction of U.S. Courthouse in Los Angeles, CA.

This project provides for the construction of a new courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, CA. The site/design and construction prospectus will be designed to meet the amended 30-year requirements of the U.S. District Courts and related agencies with the initial build-out to house the 10-year housing requirements. The Project involves the design and construction of an approximately 600,000 gross square foot courthouse, including 110 controlled-access indoor parking spaces, in Los Angeles, California.

This Project is an opportunity in design and construction excellence. GSA intends to build a new United States Courthouse that shall be a focus of pride for the community it serves, as well as the nation. The Project shall be a functional, innovative, sustainable, cost-effective, state-of-the-art, court facility that will contribute to the overall design quality of downtown Los Angeles.

GSA generally allocates one-half of one percent of the estimated construction costs for new or modernized federal buildings for art commissions. The art budget for the new U.S. Courthouse project is currently estimated to be $1,500,000. One or more artists will be awarded a fixed-price contract for a commission.

Artists who wish to be considered for this and all future GSA art commissions must submit application materials to GSA’s National Artist Registry (Registry). The Registry constitutes the qualified list of artists for this and all GSA commissions. Instructions on how to join the Registry are available on the following Web site:

http://www.gsa.gov/artinarchitecture

All artists who wish to be considered as candidates for a commission at the U.S. Courthouse in Los Angeles, CA, must have their application materials submitted and received by GSA by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on November 30, 2012. Artists’ submissions received after the deadline will not be considered for this project, but will be eligible for consideration on future GSA commissions alongside the other artists on the Registry. Artists already on the Registry need not resubmit, but may elect to update their information prior to the deadline. If any technical questions arise regarding this posting please contact Mr. William Caine, Art in Architecture Program, Office of the Chief Architect at william.caine@gsa.gov or 202.501.4271.

GSA evaluates artists based on the following criteria: the media, materials, content, style, and scope of the artist’s past work, along with the artist’s past performance and experience with commissions or projects similar to the one described in this synopsis. Short-listed artists will be contacted and asked to submit additional information including a price proposal for the contemplated project. GSA has determined that the combined weight of all the technical selection criteria is significantly more important than price.

At a minimum, the scope of services for this commission will require: collaboration with the lead designer selected for the building project; development of preliminary and final concepts; fabrication of the artwork; participation in meetings and conservation reviews as necessary; and the installation of the artwork at the project site.

Place of Performance: 107 S Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90012 US URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/GSA/PBS/9PCS/GS-09P-13-KT-C-0003/listing.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121019/PROCURE/0074
Matching Key Words: naics!711510; 


Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, MICC, MICC Center – Fort Eustis (Joint Base Langley-Eustis), Building 2798 Fort Eustis VA 23604-5538

99 — Historical interpreters W911S0-12-R-0030 102912 Douglas C. Siebenschuh, Contract Specialist, Phone 75787831663276, Email douglas.c.siebenschuh.civ@mail.mil – Bethany R. Rosser, Contracting Officer, Phone 75787831663237, Email bethany.r.rosser.civ@mail.mil This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested. The combined synopsis/solicitation number is W911S0-12-R-0030. This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-61. This requirement is being solicited on an Unrestricted basis. The associated North America Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 711510 and the Business Size Standard is $7M. The Government contemplates award of a Firm-Fixed Price contract.

The full text of FAR and DFAR references may be accessed electronically at this address: http://farsite.hill.af.mil. Questions must be received by 5:00 PM EST/24 October 2012 via email to douglas.c.siebenschuh.civ@mail.mil.

NO TELEPHONE REQUESTS WILL BE HONORED.

Place of Performance: US Army Heritage and Education Center Carlisle Barracks, PA 17103 US URL: https://www.fbo.gov/notices/da56291a9463f015fba64982cd122ab7
P/N CAGE Company/Gov’t Agency For NSN:7578783166327 $
For NSN:7578783166323 $

Date Contract Amount To For NSN:7578783166327 $
For NSN:7578783166323 $

OutreachSystems Article Number: 121019/PROCURE/0365
Matching Key Words: naics!711510; 

Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions, Bangladesh USAID-Dhaka, Dept. of State Washington DC 20521-6120

R — Supervisory Development Outreach and Communications (DOC) Officer 388-S-00-12-00031-00 111712 Deena Shahabuddin, Human Resources Assistant, Phone +8802 8855500 ext. 2503, Email dshahabuddin@usaid.gov ISSUANCE DATE: October 17, 2012
CLOSING DATE: November 17, 2012

POSITION TITLE: Supervisory Development Outreach and Communications (DOC) Officer

MARKET VALUE: $84,697 – $110,104 (GS-14).
Compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon the candidate’s past salary, work history and educational background.

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: USAID, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DIRECT SUPERVISOR: Office Director, Program Office

SUPERVISORY CONTROL: Minimal. Incumbent is expected to act independently with little direction.

PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: The Personal Services Contract is for two year.

SECURITY CLEARANCE: Secret Level Clearance

STATEMENT OF WORK FOR SUPERVISORY DEVELOPMENT OUTREACH AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

A. OVERVIEW:

USAID/Bangladesh manages a $200 million portfolio of development programming that spans Democracy and Governance, Food Security, Health and Climate Change. Bangladesh is a focal country for four Presidential Initiatives: Feed the Future, Global Health, Global Climate Change and Global Engagement with the Muslim World. The mission’s recently developed CDCS, for 2011-2016, guides mission activities toward the overall development goal of making Bangladesh a ‘knowledge-based, healthy, food-secure and climate resilient middle income democracy.’ As a focal country for the Presidential Initiatives and with a highly engaged Embassy, outreach and communications is a high priority for the Mission and the Embassy.

The mission has also recently developed a communication strategy, based on the CDCS, incorporating key messaging from each of the Presidential Initiatives and the agency’s USAID Forward reform effort. The goal of the communication strategy is to promote a better understanding and awareness of the impact of USAID’s cooperation with Bangladesh and to demonstrate the benefits of USAID programs. The communication strategy targets key audiences such as senior Bangladesh government officials, other donors, youth, private sector and civil society, local and international media and US lawmakers. The rationale for these selections is to reach decision-makers and opinion leaders on development issues to encourage good will and foster productive partnerships to achieve development goals.

B. BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION:

The Supervisory Development Outreach Communications (DOC) Officer is an essential member of the Program Office (PRO), which includes as a primary responsibility the production and dissemination of public information regarding the Mission and its development portfolio. The Supervisory DOC will lead the DOC team within PRO to investigate, analyze, collect, manage, and distribute information associated with the USAID foreign assistance program in Bangladesh. A crucial objective is to develop strategic information used to educate and promote better understanding of USAID programs for both Bangladeshi and American audiences. Equally important, is to ensure outreach activities further Mission and U.S. Embassy strategic goals. To effectively achieve these objectives, the Supervisory DOC Officer will work closely with the Embassy Public Affairs Section (PAS), Senior USAID staff, local news agencies, as well as USAID partners. The Supervisory DOC Officer will be USAID/Bangladesh’s primary point of contact and liaison for all information requests on program activities. S/he will supervise the Supervisory DOC Specialist, who leads a highly motivated team of Bangladeshi professionals.

The Supervisory DOC Officer’s knowledge, leadership, and expertise, have a major influence on the Senior Management Team’s development outreach policies. The DOC team collaborates closely with technical offices and implementing partners, providing oversight, advice and guidance in developing and implementing the Mission’s DOC strategy. Close collaboration with the Embassy’s PAS will ensure that senior embassy personnel are properly apprised of USAID public outreach activities and projects, that policies and procedures regarding outreach communications are strictly adhered to and that USG interests are protected. Close collaboration with the Mission’s Senior Management Team will ensure that outreach activities support USAID / Bangladesh strategic goals including, but not limited to, those outlined in the Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS). A key function of this position will be to mentor the DOC team and build capacity within the mission and with implementing partners to develop more effective communication plans and materials. S/he will also serve as principal liaison with the Agency’s Legislative and Public Affairs Bureau in Washington (USAID/LPA).

Under the direction of the Mission Director, PRO is responsible for overseeing the formulation and implementation of the Mission’s CDCS for Bangladesh and assisting to define the role and objectives of U.S. assistance. This includes ensuring that the Agency’s program policies are adhered to and reflected in the Mission’s programming policies and procedures. PRO coordinates and assists with all Mission activity designs and fulfills required planning and reporting requirements for the Office of the Director of Foreign Assistance (F) through the annual Operational Plan and Performance Plan Report. PRO also assumes the lead in the formulation, management and control of the Mission’s Program Budget, negotiates bilateral agreements with the Government of Bangladesh, and supports the Mission Director’s participation in donor coordination forums in-country. PRO develops and implements the Mission’s public information strategy in consultation with the Front Office and the Embassy’s Public Affairs Office, and assists Technical Office (TO) teams in preparation, clearance, and timely submission and approval of documents.

C. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The specific duties of the Supervisory Development Outreach Communications Officer include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

1) Supervision and Coordination
• Lead the Mission’s Development Outreach and Communications team to ensure the overall quality, coherence and strategic application of the team’s communications and outreach products and initiatives. The team comprises a Foreign Service National (FSN) Supervisory DOC Specialist and two FSN DOC Assistants, one specializing in Youth and Social Media and the other in Journalist Outreach. Within the mission, the team also includes communication points of contact in each of the technical offices. In addition, the DOC team has established linkages with communications professionals in each of the implementing partners.
• Lead the development and implementation of the Mission’s communication strategy and outreach plan that promotes a better understanding of and support for USAID programs to external audiences. Ensure public awareness of programs and projects being funded by USAID and provide information to USAID/W and the U.S. Embassy.
• Formulate and manage the communication and outreach budget for the Mission. Given USG and agency directives to reduce expenditures on publications, travel and conferences, the incumbent must identify cost-effective ways to achieve communication goals.
• Monitor and evaluate progress toward communication objectives as outlined in the communication strategy. This includes establishing a monitoring and evaluation plan for the communication strategy, identifying indicators and measuring progress to assess effectiveness and impact of outreach activities. Also includes monitoring local and international press coverage, awareness and attitudes concerning USAID programs. Information gathered will inform ongoing activities and future programming.
• Formulate and implement innovative outreach activities that advance development objectives as outlined in the Mission’s CDCS.
• Represent the Mission at the senior level in all matters pertaining to public affairs and outreach activities with other branches of the USG, the Government of Bangladesh, implementing partners and other donors.
• Mentor the DOC team and train technical office staff and implementing partners on developing effective communication plans and materials.
• Serve as the senior advisor to Mission management regarding all public information, media relations and outreach matters.
• Coordinate with PAS and other USG agencies to develop strategic communications at the Embassy level and ensure that USAID communications are in line with the broader Embassy goals.
• Serve as the primary liaison with PAS in the execution of USAID events, the dissemination of USAID publicity materials and on any other issues that may arise. Represent USAID in planning relevant Embassy eventsand site visits by the Ambassador and other high-level visitors.
• Collaborate closely with the Embassy’s PAS to achieve maximum exposure and understanding of USAID’s programs and initiatives. Work in concert with PAS in developing activities designed to highlight U.S. assistance contributions as defined by the Chief of Mission and USAID Mission Director.
• Through well-established professional contacts with donors, NGOs, and leaders of other international and local organizations active in development activities, the Supervisory DOC Officer will gather, analyze, and properly format data and information on local and international opinion concerning USAID programs for the purpose of gauging the effect of information dissemination strategies, providing feedback on ongoing activities and for planning future communications programming.

2) Public Information and Publicity Materials
• Coordinate information dissemination, media outreach and public events within the mission with technical offices and outside the mission with implementing partners.
• Build the capacity of implementing partners to develop timely, accurate, effective and well-written media materials.
• Oversee the drafting, editing, organization and dissemination of a standard information package of publicity materials, including fact sheets, newsletters, project briefs, country profile, development objective summary, presentations, responses to requests for information and all other public information materials related to USAID/Bangladesh activities. Materials must be tailored for both internal audiences (incoming staff, high-level visitors, LPA, Congress) and external audience (general public and media). Incumbent must be able to present development topics in clear, concise English and translate sometimes complex or highly technical language into a format easily understood by the general public.
• Generate and maintain a standard set of narrative data related to the Mission’s development portfolio for general use in briefers, outreach materials, communications, etc.
• Development and maintenance of online outreach, including websites, social media, etc.
• Oversee preparation of a weekly summary of events, submissions for the monthly report to the Administrator and for USAID Frontlines and other USAID public information platforms including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other new and emerging social media sites.

3) Media and Public Relations
• Manage information and media outreach activities, in coordination with the Front Office and technical teams. Ensure strategic selection of events and optimal representation by USG personnel to more effectively and efficiently communicate USAID messaging.
• Work with PAS to manage USAID/Bangladesh’s relationship with international, regional, and local press, including encouraging accurate reporting, equity, and trouble-shooting as necessary. Interact with local media contacts regularly. Process materials and address any necessary changes to ensure that items go to press on time. Provide advice to the Mission and to USAID/LPA regarding appropriate press contacts.
• Advise and work with PAS to expand opportunities to keep media abreast of USAID/Bangladesh programs, including TV, radio and other media. This may include arranging interviews, preparing talking points, organizing briefings and media tours of USAID projects.
• Work closely with the Front Office and USAID staff on press and media relations to ensure targeted and coherent messages consistent with the Communication Strategy from all USAID staff and implementing partners.
• Respond to inquiries from the general public, media and other sources about USAID programs and projects.
• Oversee development of effective media outreach materials, ensuring accurate information and presentation of development topics and the impact of USAID programs in a format easily understood by the general public.

4) Publicity Events
• Plan and schedule a calendar of events with the DOC team and technical team staff, including project managers, host country officials, NGOs, and implementing partners.
• Develop innovative publicity events used to further Mission strategic goals.
• Serve as DOC advisor on the outreach component of events, in coordination with PAS, Front Office, technical teams and implementing partners. This includes conferences, openings, ribbon-cuttings and other ceremonies. Organize press packets, deal with protocol issues, site selection, staging and logistical issues and identify USG representation.
• Review and edit press releases, scenesetters and talking points drafted by implementing partners for USAID events.
• Manage documentation of USAID events, including videodocumentaries, photos, updates to Facebook, YouTube and Twitter accounts.
• Serve as the Mission’s primary point of contact for publicity events and site visits by official visitors from the Embassy, USAID, Congress and other USG agencies or entities. Serve as control officer or participate in teams planning VIP visits. Lead preparation of briefing materials, scene setters and other information products to support these visits. Maintain a diverse list of potential site visit locations appropriate for a variety of high-level visitors throughout the country.
• Lead USAID participation in major Embassy-wide outreach events, including America Week. This event serves as a forum to interact directly with the public in a particular region of the country, rotating each year, to disseminate information about all USG activities in Bangladesh. The event includes a fair, special events, presentations, high-level site visits accompanied by media and performances.

Perform other duties relating to public outreach, information and communication, as assigned or required.

D. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

This position requires a combination of leadership, analytical and technical expertise, and managerial skills. The incumbent must have excellent English writing skills and be able to meet strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment. The incumbent must be familiar with and be able to work well in an overseas environment with a wide range of government and non-government counterparts. The successful candidate will have experience with local, regional and international press. The Supervisory Development Outreach Communications Officer shall have the following qualifications. Note that in order to be considered those marked “required” must be met.

Education (15 points): A Master’s degree, preferably in the field of public relations, journalism, international development/relations, English, marketing, communications or related field is required. Three years of overseas experience in public relations may be considered an acceptable substitute for the required Master’s degree.

Relevant Experience (30 points): A minimum of seven years (or ten years without a Master’s degree) of demonstrated successful experience in public relations, journalism, or related field is required. Previous work experience with an international development organization overseas is strongly preferred. Proven experience with writing and communications that demonstrate skills and hands-on experience in a combination of the following areas: public relations, editing, public information, publishing, and digital communications. Proven experience in developing and disseminating targeted information to a variety of audiences is required. Relevant marketing experience will be considered, as applicable. The incumbent must demonstrate a minimum of three years supervisory experience and must be able to mentor, guide and build capacity of staff and implementing partners. The incumbent should have extensive Asia experience. Strong preference will be given to candidates familiar with Bangladesh. Experience in report writing, events planning, and execution,website design, and social networking media is strongly preferred.

Technical Knowledge (30 points): The successful candidate must be capable of crafting strategic communication plans and information messages in various media formats (e.g. press releases, web-site, cables, etc.), targeting a variety of audiences. Excellent leadership, coordination, and organizational skills within a multi-cultural work environment are required. Experience in planning, strategizing, and application of policies and procedures regarding all development outreach communications activities, such as branding and marking, is preferred. Must have broad understanding of issues related to international development and be able to translate them to a general audience. Knowledge of local, regional and international press, and regional development issues, is desirable.

Skills (25 points): Native level fluency in English (reading, writing, and speaking) is required. Given the nature of the position, demonstrated effective written and oral communication is a requirement. Fluency in Bangla is preferred. Strong communication, interpersonal skills, and ability to lead and work in teams required. Excellent organizational, critical and strategic thinking skills required. Strong staff development and management skills preferred. Strong computer skills in the full range of MS software, including spreadsheet, PowerPoint, and graphics, is preferred. Experience with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, RSS feeds and other social media platforms strongly preferred.

Applicants should provide at least two writing samples with their applications. The samples should be 750 to 1,000 words. They can be excerpts from longer articles or papers and do not have to be specifically written for this application. The samples should demonstrate the applicant’s ability to clearly and succinctly communicate complex ideas to the public. Co-written articles will not be accepted – the applicant must be the sole author.
E. SELECTION CRITERIA

Applications will be evaluated and scored utilizing the criteria below. The total possible is 100 points.

a. Education: 15%
The extent to which the applicant meets or exceeds the required level of education as described above.

b. Experience: 30%
The extent to which the applicant’s relevant experience and technical expertise meets or exceeds the requisite levels of professional experience set forth above.

c. Knowledge: 30%
The extent to which the applicant meets or exceeds the requisite levels as set forth above.

d. Skills and Abilities: 25%
The extent to which the applicant’s relevant experience meets or exceeds the requisite levels of skills and abilities as set forth above.

Applicants seeking the required qualifications for the position will be evaluated based on information presented in the application and reference checks. USAID reserves the right to conduct interviews with the most highly ranked applicants.

F. OTHER POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Reporting Responsibilities:
The incumbent will report to the Office Director of the Program Office, consulting and receiving direction as necessary. Given the professional level of the Supervisory DOC Officer, the incumbent will be expected to work independently, taking initiative in determining, planning and executing assignments.

Supervisory Control Over Position:
This position is designated as a supervisory position with supervision of an experienced Supervisory DOC Specialist who supervises a team of Bangladeshi communications and outreach professionals.

Position Elements:
Available Guidelines: Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM), Foreign Affairs Handbook (FAH), Automated Directives System (ADS), Mission Orders and Mission Notices.

Exercise of Judgment: The incumbent performs under general administrative discretion with ability to exercise independent judgment, to accomplish work of outstanding difficulty. Judgment and ingenuity are required not only to interpret the intent of guidance and to develop applications/guidelines, but also to make quick decisions in settings that require immediate development outreach communication action with crucial implications on U.S. interests and no U.S. senior officials are present to consult.

Authority to Make Commitments: The incumbent does not have formal authority to financial commitment unless authorized by his/her American Supervisor.

Nature, Level, and Purpose of Contacts: Personal contacts are according to the regulations and procedures of USAID/Bangladesh, U.S. Embassy personnel, USAID / Washington, partners, implementers and institutional contractors.

G. TERM OF PERFORMANCE, COMPENSATION AND LIVING CONDITIONS:

The term of the contract will be for one year on/about March 2013 to February 2015. Within 2 weeks after written notice from the Contracting Officer that all clearances have been received or, unless another date is specified by the Contracting Officer in writing, the incumbent shall proceed to Dhaka to perform the above-mentioned services. This position bas been classified at a U.S. Government GS 14 level. The actual salary of the successful candidate will be negotiated depending on qualifications and previous salary history. If the successful candidate meets all the requirements of the position, the offered salary will be within the GS-14 band. It is unlikely that an individual will be selected who does not already have the prior training and experience to fully perform the GS-14 equivalent, or who in some other way does not fully meet all requirements for the position. However, should such an individual be offered a position, the offered salary may be below the GS-14 pay band. In addition, the Mission has a 30% Post Differential Allowance, 5% Sunday Pay Allowance, and FICA and federal income tax will be withheld by USAID/Bangladesh is a family post with good educational facilities for dependent children.

Medical and Security Clearances:
The selected applicant must be a U.S. citizen to obtain a secret level clearance from the Security Office in Washington and appropriate medical clearance from the Department of State Medical Services in Washington.

Benefits and Allowances: As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, an individual meeting the requirements of an offshore hire USPSC is normally authorized the following benefits.

1. Benefits:
(i) Employee’s FICA Contribution
(ii) Health & Life Insurance: Health Insurance Annual Premium (not to exceed $20,339 for contractor with family; and $7,266 for contractor only. The Contractor shall be provided a maximum contribution of up to 72% against the actual costs of the Contractor’s annual health insurance costs, provided that such costs may not exceed the maximum U.S. Government contribution as announced periodically by USAID’s Office of Acquisition and Assistance. The Contractor shall be provided a contribution of up to 50% against the actual costs of annual life insurance not to exceed $500.00 per year.
(iii) Medical Evacuation (Medevac) Insurance: 100% Medical Evacuation Insurance annual premium for contractor with family will be reimbursed to the contractor, if not covered by Health Insurance.
(iv) Pay Comparability Adjustment–Annual across the board salary increase for US Government employees and US Personal Services Contractors. Currently this Pay Comparability Adjustment is frozen until further notice.
(v) Eligibility for Worker’s Compensation
(vi) Vacation & Sick Leave

2. Allowances* (If Applicable): As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, an offshore USPSC is normally authorized the following allowances:
(1) Post Differential (Section 500)
(2) Living Quarters Allowance (Section 130)
(3) Temporary Lodging Allowance (Section 120)
(4) Post Allowance (COLA) (Section 220)
(5) Supplemental Post Allowance (Section 230)
(6) Payments During Evacuation (Section 600)
(7) Education Allowance (Section 270)
(8) Separate Maintenance Allowance (Section 260)
(9) Educational Travel (Section 280)

* Dept. of State Standardized Regulations (DSSR) (Government Civilians Foreign Areas).

3. Other Benefits: Additional benefits are available for individuals hired from outside Bangladesh in accordance with the AIDAR, Federal Travel Regulations and Standardized Regulations, e.g., international airfare from place of residence, R&R, international shipment of personal effects, unaccompanied baggage allowance, POV Shipment, Repatriation Travel, furnished housing and educational allowances for dependent children.

FEDERAL TAXES: USPSCs are not exempted from payment of Federal Income taxes under the foreign earned income exclusion.

LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSCs:

For initial consideration:
1. Application Form OF-612

Upon advice by the Contracting Officer, the finalist candidate will complete and submit the following forms:

2. Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet (AID 1420-17)
3. Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions (for National Security) (SF-86)
5. Finger Print Card (FD-258). **(Available from the law enforcement offices or in USAID/Washington).

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Application stating their interest along with updated OF-612 (Application for Federal Employment), a current resume along a cover letter. Please send your application package to this e-mail account: Dhaka-Jobs@usaid.gov. The candidate must sign the completed OF-612, the resume and the cover letter, scan and send them to above mentioned e-mail account. Incomplete, unsigned applications and late submissions will not be considered.

ACQUISITION AND ASSISTANCE POLICY DIRECTIVES (AAPDs) PERTAINING TO PERSONAL SERVICE CONTRACT (PSC):

AAPDs contain information or changes pertaining to USAID policy, regulation and procedures concerning acquisition and assistance. A number of AAPDs pertaining to Personal Service Contracts. Please refer to the USAID website http://www.usaid.gov/procurement_bus_opp/procurement/psc_solicit/ to locate relevant AAPDs. Additionally, AIDAR Appendix D applies to PSCs and can be found at:http://www.usaid.gov/policy/ads/300/aidar.pdf

Points of Contact

1. Eric Adams, Supervisory Executive Officer, USAID/Dhaka
2. Nafeesa Hussain, Human Resources Specialist, USAID/Dhaka
3. Deena Shahabuddin, Human Resources Assistant, USAID/Dhaka

Place of Performance: USAID/Bangladesh C/O American Embassy Madani Avenue, Baridhara Dhaka 1212 BD URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/AID/OM/BAN/388-S-00-12-00031-00/listing.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121017/PROCURE/0054
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Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Field Acquisition Office (FAO), U. S. Armed Forces Reserve Complex 346 Marine Forces Drive Grand Prairie TX 75051

U — Business & Computer Fundamentals VT Program – FCC Tucson RFPP06151200002 110812 Gil Sveum, Contracting, Phone (972) 352-4537, Fax (972) 352-4545, Email gsveum@bop.gov – Kelly S Kelly, Contract Specialist, Phone 972-352-4540, Fax 972-352-4545, Email k1kelly@bop.gov This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information
included in this notice and is subject to the rules of FAR Part 12 and 15. This announcement constitutes
the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.
This notice constitutes solicitation RFPP06151200002 and is being issued as a Request for Proposal.
This notice and any incorporated provisions include those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular
2005-60. Offers are being solicited from all interested parties. The applicable NAICS code for this
acquisition is 611310 and the small business size standard is $7.0 million.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons, Field Acquisition Office, Grand Prairie, Texas intends to establish a firmfixed
price indefinite-delivery, requirements type contract for the provision of Entrepreneurship,
Business & Computer Fundamentals Certificate Vocational Training Program to be rendered for the
inmate population incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) Tucson, located in Tucson,
Arizona. A description of the services required is attached to this posting and labeled as Attachment 001 .
CONTRACT CLAUSES:
52.252-2- Clauses Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998).
A resultant contract will incorporate one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if
they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available.
Also, the full text of a FAR clause may be accessed electronically at this address: http://www.acquisition.gov.
Full text copies of Justice Acquisition Regulation (JAR) clauses or BOP clauses may be requested in
writing from the Contracting Officer.
52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions–Commercial Items (FEB 2012) with addendum to
incorporate the additional clauses listed below into this solicitation and any resulting contract.
52.203-12 Limitation on Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions (OCT 2010)
52.204-4 Printed or copied double-sided on recycled paper (MAY 2011)
52.204-7 Central Contractor Registration (AUG 2012)
52.204-9 Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel (JAN 2011)
52.223-5 Pollution Prevention and Right to Know Information (MAY 2011)
52.224-1 Privacy Act Notification (APR 1984)
52.224-2 Privacy Act (APR 1984)
52.228-5 Insurance- Work on a Government Installation (JAN 1997) Workers compensation or
Employers liability: $100,000; and Comprehensive General Liability: $500,000 per occurrence for bodily
InJury.
52.232-18 Availability of Funds (APR 1984)
52.237-2 Protection of Government Buildings, Equipment, and Vegetation (APR 1984)
The following clauses will be incorporated into a resultant contract in full text with applicable fill-in
information as noted:
52.204-99 System for Award Management Registration (Sept 2012) (Deviation) thru 10/31/12
(a) Definitions. As used in this clause-
“Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database” means the retired primary Government repository for
Contractor information required for the conduct of business with the Government.
“Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code” means-
(1) A code assigned by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Logistics Information Service to identify a
commercial or Government entity; or
(2) A code assigned by a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization that DLA records and
maintains in the CAGE master file. This type of code is known as an “NCAGE code.”
“Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number” means the 9-digit number assigned by Dun and
Bradstreet, Inc. (D&B) to identify unique business entities.
“Data Universal Numbering System +4 (DUNS+4) number” means the DUNS number assigned by D&B
plus a 4-chatacter suffix that may be assigned by a business concern.
(D&B has no affiliation with this 4-character suffix.) This 4-chatacter suffix may be assigned at the
discretion of the business concern to establish additional SAM records for identifying alternative
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) accounts (see the FAR at Subpart 32.11) for the same concern.
“Registered in the SAM database” means that-
(1) The Contractor has entered all mandatory information, including the DUNS number or the DUNS+4
number, as well as data required by the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of2006
(see Subpart 4.14) into the SAM database;
(2) The Contractors CAGE code is in the SAM database; and
(3) The Government has validated all mandatory data fields, to include validation of the Taxpayer
Identification Number (TIN) with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and has marked the record
“Active.” The Contractor will be required to provide consent for TIN validation to the Government as a
part of the SAM registration process.
“System for Award Management (SAM)” means the primary Government repository for prospective
federal awardee information and the centralized Government system for certain contracting, grants, and
other assistance related processes. It includes-
(1) Data collected from prospective federal awardees required for the conduct of business with the
Government;
(2) Prospective contractor submitted annual representations and certifications in accordance with FAR
Subpart 4.12; and
(3} The list of all parties suspended, proposed for debarment, debarred, declared ineligible, or excluded or
disqualified under the non procurement common rule by agencies, Government corporations, or by the
Government Accountability Office.
(b) (1) The Contractor shall be registered in the SAM database prior to submitting an invoice and through
final payment of any contract, basic agreement, basic ordering agreement, or blanket purchasing
agreement resulting from this solicitation.
(2) The SAM registration shall be for the same name and address identified on the contract, with its
associated CAGE code and DUNS or DUNS+4.
(3) If indicated by the Government during performance, registration in an alternate system may be
required in lieu of SAM.
(c) If the Contractor does not have a DUNS number, it should contact Dun and Bradstreet directly to
obtain one.
(1) A contractor may obtain a DUNS number-
(i) Via the internet at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform or if the contractor does not have internet access, it
may call Dun and Bradstreet at 1-866-705-5711 if located within the United States; or
(ii) If located outside the United States, by contacting the local DUN and Bradstreet office. The contractor
should indicate that it is a contractor for a U.S. Government contact when contacting the local DUM and
Bradstreet office.
(2) The Contractor should be prepared to provide the following information:
(i) Company legal business name.
(ii) Trade style, doing business, or other name by which your entity is commonly recognized.
(iii) Company physical street address, city, state and Zip Code.
(iv) Company mailing address, city, state and Zip Code (if separate from physical).
(v) Company telephone number.
(vi) Date the company was started.
(vii) Number of employees at your location.
(viii) Chief executive officer/key manager.
(ix) Line ofbusiness (industry).
(x) Company Headquarters name and address (reporting relationship within your entity).
(d) Reserved.
(e) Processing time for registration in SAM, which normally takes five business days, should be taken
into consideration when registering. Contractors who are not already registered should consider applying
for registration at least two weeks prior to invoicing.
(f) The Contractor is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the data within the SAM database,
and for any liability resulting from the Government’s reliance on inaccurate or incomplete data. To remain
registered in the SAM database after the initial registration, the Contractor is required to review and
update on an annual basis from the date of initial registration or subsequent updates its information in the
SAM database to ensure it is current, accurate and complete. Updating information in SAM does not alter
the terms and conditions of this contract and is not a substitute for a properly executed contractual
document.
(g) (1) (i) If a Contractor has legally changed its business name, “doing business as” name, or division
name (whichever is shown on the contract), or has transferred the assets used in performing the contract,
but has not completed the necessary requirements regarding novation and change-of name agreements in
Subpart 42.12, the Contractor shall provide the responsible Contracting Officer sufficient documentation
to support the legally changed name with a minimum of one business day’s written notification of its
intention to-
{ A) Change the name in the SAM database;
(B) Comply with the requirements of subpart 42.12 of the FAR; and
(C) Agree in writing to the timeline and procedures specified by the responsible Contracting Officer.
(ii) If the Contractor fails to comply with the requirements of paragraph (g) (1) (i) of this clause, or fails
to perform the agreement at paragraph (g) (1) (i) (C) of this clause, and, in the absence of a properly
executed novation or change-of-name agreement, the SAM information that shows the Contractor to be
other than the Contractor indicated in the contract will be considered to be incorrect information within
the meaning of the “Suspension of Payment” paragraph of the electronic funds transfer (EFT) clause of
this contract.
(2) The Contractor shall not change the name or address for EFT payments or manual payments, as
appropriate, in the SAM record to reflect an assignee for the purpose of assignment of claims (see FAR
Subpart 32.8, Assignment of Claims). Assignees shall be separately registered in the SAM database.
Information provided to the Contractor’s SAM record that indicates payments, including those made by
EFT, to an ultimate recipient other than that Contractor will be considered to be incorrect information
within the meaning of the “Suspension of payment” paragraph of the EFT clause of this contract.
(h) Contractors may obtain information on registration and annual confirmation requirements via the
SAM accessed through https:/lwww.acguisition.gov or by calling 866-606-8220, or 334-206-7828 for
international calls.
(End of Clause)
52.216-18 Ordering (OCT 1995)- (a) from the first day of the effective performance period through the
last day of the effective performance period
52.216-19 Order Limitations (OCT 1995)- (a) less than one session; (b) (1) the estimated quantities
identified in the Schedule of Items within the current performance period; (b) (2) the estimated quantities
identified in the Schedule ofltems within the current performance period; (b) (3) 30 days; (d) 5 days
52.216-21 Requirements (OCT 1995)- (f) after the last day of the effective performance period
52.217-8 Option to Extend Services (NOV 1999) prior to the expiration of the current performance
period
52.217-9 Option to Extend the Term ofthe Contract (MAR 2000)- prior to expiration of the current
performance period; 60 days; but excluding the exercise of any option under the clause at 52.217-8 which
is also incorporated into this contract, shall not exceed five (5) years.
52.222-42 Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (MAY 1989)
In compliance with the Service Contract Act of 1965, as amended, and the regulations of the Secretary of
Labor (29 CFR Part 4), this clause identifies the classes of service employees expected to be employed
under the contract and states the wages and fringe benefits payable to each if they were employed by the
contracting agency subject to the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 5341 or 5332.
This Statement is for Information Only: It is not a Wage Determination
Employee Class Monetary Wage- Fringe Benefits
Tech Instructor/Course Developer $24.03 (exclusive ofbenefits)
52.232-19 Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year (APR 1984) – beyond September 30th of the
Base year or any option year exercised; beyond September 30th of the Base year or any option year
exercised.
52.232-99 Providing Accelerated Payment to Small Business Subcontractors (Aug 2012) (Deviation)
thru 7/11/13
(a) Upon receipt of accelerated payments from the Government, the contractor is required to make
accelerated payments to small business subcontractors to the maximum extent practicable after receipt of
a proper invoice and all proper documentation from the small business subcontractor.
(b) Include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (b), in all subcontracts with small
business concerns.
(c) The acceleration of payments under this clause does not provide any new rights under the Prompt
Payment Act._
(End of Clause)
2852.223-70 Unsafe Conditions Due to the Presence of Hazardous Material (June 1996) (a) “Unsafe
condition” as used in this clause means the actual or potential exposure of contractor or Government
employees to a hazardous material as defined in Federal Standard No. 313, and any revisions thereto
during the term of this contract, or any other material or working condition designated by the Contracting
Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR) as potentially hazardous and requiring safety controls.
(b) The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for issuing and
administering regulations that require contractors to apprise its employees of the hazards to which they
may be exposed in the course of their employment; proper conditions and precautions for safe use and
exposure; and related symptoms and emergency treatment in the event of exposure.
(c) Prior to commencement of work, contractors are required to inspect for and report to the contracting
officer or designee the presence of, or suspected presence of, any unsafe condition including asbestos or
other hazardous materials or working conditions in areas in which they will be working.
(d) if during the performance of the work under this contract, the contractor or any of its employees, or
subcontractors employees, discover the existence of an unsafe condition, the contractor shall immediately
notify the contracting officer, or designee, (with written notice provided not later than three (3) working
days thereafter) of the existence of an unsafe condition. Such notice shall include the contractor’s
recommendations for the protection and the safety of Government, contractor and subcontractor personnel
and property that may be exposed to the unsafe condition.
(e) When the Government receives notice of an unsafe condition from the contractor, the parties will
agree on a course of action to mitigate the effects of that condition and, if necessary, the contract will be
amended. Failure to agree on a course of action will constitute a dispute under the Disputes clause of this
contract.
(f) Nothing contained in this clause shall relieve the contractor or subcontractor from complying with
applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes, ordinances and regulations (including the obtaining of
licenses and permits) in connection with hazardous material including but not limited to the use,
disturbance, or disposal of such material.
52.21-603-70 Contracting Officer’s Representative (AUG 2008): (a) (not designated at this time)
at FCC Tucson is hereby designated as the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) under this
contract.
(b) The COR is responsible, as applicable, for: receiving all deliverables, inspecting and accepting the
supplies or services provided hereunder in accordance with the terms and conditions of this contract;
providing direction to the contractor which clarifies the contractor effort, fills in details or otherwise
serves to accomplish the contractual Scope of Work; evaluating performance; and certifying all
invoices/vouchers for acceptance of the supplies or services furnished for payment.
(c) The COR does not have the authority to alter the contractor’s obligations under the contract, and/or
modify any of the expressed terms, conditions, specifications, or cost of the agreement. If as a result of
technical discussions it is desirable to alter/change contractual obligations or the Scope ofWork, the
Contracting Officer shall issue such changes.
52.24-403-70 Notice of Contractor Personnel Security Requirements (OCT 2005)
Compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12) and Federal Information
Processing Standard Publication 201 (FIPS 201)i entitled “Personal Identification Verification (PIV) for
Federal Employees and Contractors,” Phase I.
1. Long-Term Contractor Personnel:
In order to be compliant with HSPD-12/PIV I, the following investigative requirements must be met for
each new long-termii contractor employee whose background investigation (BI) process begins on or after
October 27, 2005:
a. Contractor Personnel must present two forms of identification in original form prior to badge
issuance (acceptable documents are listed in Form I-9, OMB No. 1615-0047, “Employment
Eligibility Verification, ” and at least one document must be a valid State or Federal governmentissued
picture ID);
b. Contractor Personnel must appear in person at least once before a DOJ official who is responsible
for checking the identification documents. This identity proofing must be completed sometime
during the clearance process but prior to badge issuance and must be documented by the DOJ
official;
c. Contractor Personnel must undergo a BI commensurate with the designated risk level associated
with the duties of each position. Outlined below are the minimum BI requirements for each risk
level:
High Risk- Background Investigation (5 year scope)
Moderate Risk- Limited Background Investigation (LBI) or Minimum Background Investigation
(MBI)
Low Risk- National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) investigation
d. The pre-appointment BI waiver requirements for all position sensitivity levels are a:
1) Favorable review of the security questionnaire form;
2) Favorable fingerprint results;
3) Favorable credit report, ifrequired; iii
4) Waiver request memorandum, including both the Office of Personnel Management
schedule date and position sensitivity/risk level; and
5) Favorable review of the National Agency Check (NAC)iv portion of the appli9able BI that
is determined by position sensitivity/risk level.
A badge may be issued following approval of the above waiver requirements.
If the NAC is not received within five days of OPM ‘ s scheduling date, the badge can be issued
based on a favorable review of the Security Questionnaire and the Federal Bureau of
Investigation Criminal History Check (i.e., fingerprint check results).
e. Badge re-validation will occur once the investigation is completed and favorably adjudicated. If
the BI results so justify, badges issued under these procedures will be suspended or revoked.
2. Short-Term Contractor Personnel:
It is the policy of the DOJ that short-term contractors having access to DOJ information systems and/or
DOJ facilities or space for six months or fewer are subject to the identity proofing requirements listed in
items 1a. and 1 b. above. The pre-appointment waiver requirements for short-term contractors are:
a. Favorable review of the security questionnaire form;
b. Favorable fingerprint results;
c. Favorable credit report, if required; v and
d. Waiver request memorandum indicating both the position sensitivity/risk level and the duration of
the appointment. The commensurate BI does not need to be initiated.
A badge may be issued following approval of the above waiver requirements and the badge will expire
six months from the date of issuance. This process can only be used once for a short-term contractor in a
twelve month period. This will ensure that any consecutive short-term appointments are subject to the
full PIV-I identity proofing process.
For example, if a contractor employee requires daily access for a three or four-week period, this
contractor would be cleared according to the above short-term requirements. However, if a second
request is submitted for the same contractor employee within a twelve-month period for the purpose of
extending the initial contract or for employment under a totally different contract for another three or
four-week period, this contractor would now be considered “long-term” and must be cleared according to
the long-term requirements as stated in this interim policy.
3. Intermittent Contractors:
An exception to the above-mentioned short-term requirements would be intermittent contractors.
a. For purposes of this policy, “intermittent” is defined as those contractor employees needing access to
DOJ information systems and/or DOJ facilities or space for a maximum of one day per week, regardless
of the duration of the required intermittent access. For example, the water delivery contractor that
delivers water one time each week and is working on a one-year contract.
b. Contractors requiring intermittent access should follow the Department’s escort policy. Please
reference the August 11, 2004, and January 29, 2001, Department Security Officer policy
memoranda that conveys the requirements for contractor facility escorted access.
c. Due to extenuating circumstances, if a component requests unescorted access or DOJ IT system access
for an intermittent contractor, the same pre-employment background investigation waiver
requirements that apply to short-term contractors are required.
d. If an intermittent contractor is approved for unescorted access, the contractor will only be issued a
daily badge. The daily badge will be issued upon entrance into a DOJ facility or space and must
be returned upon exiting the same facility or space.
e. If an intermittent contractor is approved for unescorted access, the approval will not exceed one year.
If the intermittent contractor requires unescorted access beyond one year, the contractor will need
to be re-approved each year.
4. An individual transferring from another department or agency shall not be re-adjudicated provided the
individual has a current (within the last five years), favorably adjudicated BI meeting HSPD-12 and
DOJ’s BI requirements.
5. The DOJ’s current escorted contractor policy remains unchanged by this acquisition notice.
Notes:
1 FIPS 201 is available at: http://www.csrc.nist.gov/publications/fips/fips201/FIPS-201-022505 .pdf
1 Under HSPD-12, long-term contractors are contractors having access to DOJ information systems and/or DOJ
facilities or space for six months or longer. The PIV-1 identity proofmg process, including initiation and
adjudication of the required background investigation, is required for all new long-term contractors regardless of
whether it is the current practice to issue a badge. The second phase ofHSPD-12 implementation (PIV-11) requires
badge issuance to all affected long-term contractors.
1 For contractors in position sensitivity/risk levels above level 1, a favorable review of a credit check is required as
part of the pre-appointment waiver package.
In order to avoid a delay in the hiring process, components should request an Advance NAC Report when initiating
investigations to OPM. Per OPM’ s instructions, to obtain an Advance NAC Report, a Code 11 311 must be placed in
block 11 B 11 of the 11 Agency Use Only 11 section of the investigative form. This report is available for all case
types.
1 For contractors in position sensitivity/risk levels above level 1, a favorable review of a credit check is required as
part of the pre-appointment waiver package.
52.27-103-72 DOJ Contractor Residency Requirement (JUN 2004): For three of the five years
immediately prior to submission of an offer/bid/quote, or prior to performance under the contract or
commitment, individuals or contractor employees providing services must have:
1. Legally resided in the United States (U.S.) ;
2. Worked for the U.S. overseas in a Federal or military capacity;
3. Been a dependent of a Federal or military employee serving overseas.
If the individual is not a U.S. citizen, they must be from a country allied with the U.S. The following
website provided current information regarding allied countries:
http://www.opm.gov/employ/htrnl/citizens.htm.
By signing this agreement/commitment document, or by commencing performance, the contractor agrees
to this restriction.
52.242-1502 Evaluation of Contractor Performance Utilizing CP ARS (APR 2011)
The services, although not directly supervised, shall be reviewed by Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)
staff to ensure contract compliance. The contractor’s performance will be evaluated in accordance with
FAR 42.15. Contract monitoring reports will be prepared by the Contacting Officer’s Representative
(COR) or Contract Monitor (CM) and maintained in the contract file.
In accordance with FAR 42.1502 and 42.1503, agencies shall prepare an evaluation of contractor
performance and submit it to the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS). The BOP
utilizes the Department of Defense (DOD) web-based Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting
System (CP ARS) to provide contractor performance evaluations. The contractor shall provide and
maintain a current e-mail address throughout the life of the contract. The contractor will receive an email
from the Focal Point thru the following website address webptsrnh@nayy.milwhen the contract is
registered in CP ARS. The e-mail will contain a “user ID” and temporary password to register in the
CP ARS system. The contractor must be registered to access and review its evaluation and/or provide a
response. If assistance is required when registering, please contact the Contracting Staff/Focal
Point.(End of Clause)
52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive OrdersCommercial
Items (AUG 2012)- (b) 1, 4, 6, 10, 14, 23, 26, 28-34, 38, 42, 47; (c) 1-WD 2005-2025
Revision 14, 2- $24.03 (exclusive of benefits) for occupational code 15095; and 3.
OTHER CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Type of Contract: A resultant contract will be an indefinite delivery/requirements type contract with firmfixed
pricing. It is anticipated that a contract award resulting from this solicitation will be made in
November 2012, with an effective date of December 1, 2012.
Performance Period: The periods of performance of the resulting contract shall be Base Year – Effective
Date of Award (EDOA) thru September 30, 2013; Option Year 1- October 1, 2013 thru September 30,
2014; Option Year 2- October 1, 2014 thru September 30, 2015; Option Year 3- October 1, 2015 thru
September 30, 2016; Option Year 4- October 1, 2016 thru September 30, 2017.
The contractor shall commence performance of services by submitting information to initiate security
clearance procedures within 5 calendar days from effective date of award of the contract. In accordance
with FAR 46.503 and 46.403(a) (6), the place of acceptance for services under this contract is FCC
Tucson, located in Tucson, Arizona.
Ordering Official: Task orders may be issued only by the Contracting Officer, Administrative
Contracting Officer, or an ordering official for the institution with an appropriate certificate of
appointment or a delegation of authority for commercial purchase card purchases. Orders may be issued
orally, faxed or electronically.
Security and Investigative Requirements: The employees of the contractor entering the institution may be
required to meet certain security requirements prior to entering the institution. Primary concerns are the
amount of contact that may occur between the contractor and his/her employees with the inmate
population during the performance of the contract. Contractor employees are allowed access to the
institution at the sole discretion of the Warden of the institution.
The program manager at FCC Tucson is responsible for conducting the appropriate law enforcement
check on all contractor staff that may need access inside the prison facility. The following investigative
procedure will be performed:
1). National Crime Information Center (NCIC) check; 2). DOJ-99 (Name Check); 3). FD-258 (fingerprint
check); 4). Law Enforcement Agency checks; 5). Vouchering of Employers; 6). Resume/Personal
Qualifications; 7). OPM-329-A (Authority for Release of Information); 8). National Agency Check and
Inquiries (NACI) check (if applicable); and 9). Urinalysis Test (for the detection of marijuana and other
drug usage)
By submitting an offer for service, the contractor and its employees agree to complete the required
documents and undergo the listed procedure. An individual who does not pass the security clearance will
be unable to enter the BOP facility. Any individual employed by the contractor who is deemed not
suitable by the BOP requirements will not be granted access to perform services under the contract. This
is a condition of the contract. Finally, the contractor shall be in compliance with 8 CFR 274a regarding
employment of aliens.
Privacy Act Notification: A resultant contract will require contracted staff to operate a system of
records and maintain documentation that will require adherence to the Privacy Act of 1974. The system
of records will be maintained in accordance with community standards for adult education. The
contractor and/or staff are not authorized to disclose this or any information pertaining to an inmate to any
non-BOP source. Any requests for such information shall be forwarded to the Contracting Officer or
Contracting Officer’s Representative/Contract Monitor for proper disposition.
Non-personal services: A resultant contract will be a non-personal services contract, as defined in FAR
3 7.101, under which the contractor is an independent contractor. Award of a contract does not constitute
an employer/employee relationship. The contractor will not be subject to Government supervision, except
for security related matters; however, contractor performance shall be closely monitored to ensure
contract compliance.
Pricing Methodology- The contract rate for service will be on a per session basis, where a session is
defined as one hour in duration. Pricing shall be inclusive of all charges (i.e., wages, insurance, overhead,
profit, etc.). Please note that there will be minimal processing time required to enter the institution that
should be reflected in the price offered.
Offers should submit a completed copy of the Schedule ofltems inclusive of base year and all option
periods. Pursuant to FAR 17 .203(b ), the Government’s evaluation shall be inclusive of options. Pursuant
to FAR 17.203(d), Offers may offer varying prices for options, depending on the quantities actually
ordered and the dates when ordered. The estimated quantity of service required is not a representation to
an offeror that the estimated quantities will be required or ordered, or that conditions affecting
requirements will remain stable or normal.
SOLICITATION PROVISIONS:
52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998)
This solicitation incorporates one or more provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if
they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available.
Also, the full text of aFAR clause may be accessed electronically at this address: http://www.acguisition.gov
52.203-11 Certification and Disclosure Regarding Payments to Influence Certain Federal
Transactions (SEPT 2007)
52.217-5 Evaluation of Options (JUL 1990)
52.237-1 Site Visit (APR 1984)
52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors- Commercial Items (FEB 2012) The additional provisions listed
below are incorporated into this solicitation via addendum to this provision.
52.216-1 Type of Contract (APR 1984) Indefinite Delivery/Requirements type contract with Firm-Fixed
Pricing.
52.233-2 Service of Protest (SEPT2006) (a) Procurement Executive, BOP, 320 First Street, N.W., Room
5005, Washington, D.C. 20534
Protests Filed Directly with the Department of Justice (JAR 2852.233-70)
(a) The following definitions apply in this provision:
(1) “Agency Protest Official” means the official, other than the contracting officer, designated to review and decide
procurement protests flied with a contracting activity of the Department of Justice.
(2) “Deciding Official” means the person chosen by the protestor to decide the agency protest; it may be either the
Contracting Officer or the Agency Protest Official.
(3) “Interested Party” means an actual or prospective offeror whose direct economic interest would be affected by
the award of a contract or by the failure to award a contract.
(b) A protest flied directly with the Department of Justice must:
(1) Indicate that it is a protest to the agency.
(2) Be filed with the Contracting Officer.
(3) State whether the protestor chooses to have the Contracting Officer or the Agency Protest Official decide the
protest. If the protestor is silent on this matter, the Contracting Officer will decide the protest.
( 4) Indicate whether the protestor prefers to make an oral or written presentation of arguments in support of the
protest to the deciding official.
(5) Include the information required by FAR 33 .103(d)(2):
(i) Name, address, facsimile number and telephone number of the protestor.
(ii) Solicitation or contract number.
(iii) Detailed statement of the legal and factual grounds for the protest, to include a description of resulting prejudice
to the protestor.
(iv) Copies of relevant documents.
(v) Request for a ruling by the agency.
(vi) Statement as to the form of relief requested.
(vii) All information establishing that the protestor is an interested party for the purpose of filing a protest.
(viii) All information establishing the timeliness of the protest.
(c) An interested party fliing a protest with the Department of Justice has the choice of requesting either that the
Contracting Officer or the Agency Protest Official decide the protest.
(d) The decision by the Agency Protest Official is an alternative to a decision by the Contracting Officer. The
Agency Protest Official will not consider appeals from the Contracting Officer’s decision on an agency protest.
(e) The deciding official must conduct a scheduling conference with the protestor within five (5) days after the
protest is filed. The scheduling conference will establish deadlines for oral or written arguments in support of the
agency protest and for agency officials to present information in response to the protest issues. The deciding official
may hear oral arguments in support of the agency protest at the same time as the scheduling conference, depending
on availability of the necessary parties.
(f) Oral conferences may take place either by telephone or in person. Other parties may attend at the discretion of the
deciding official.
(g) The protestor has only one opportunity to support or explain the substance of its protest. Department of Justice
procedures do not provide for any discovery. The deciding official may request additional information from either
the agency or the protestor. The deciding official will resolve the protest through informal presentations or meetings
to the maximum extent practicable.
(h) An interested party may represent itself or be represented by legal counsel. The Department of Justice will not
reimburse the protester for any legal fees related to the agency protest.
(i) The Department of Justice will stay award or suspend contract performance in accordance with FAR 33.103(f).
The stay or suspension, unless over-ridden, remains in effect until the protest is decided, dismissed, or withdrawn.
(j) The deciding official will make a best effort to issue a decision on the protest within twenty (20) days after the
filing date. The decision may be oral or written.
(k) The Department of Justice may dismiss or stay proceeding on an agency protest if a protest on the same or
similar basis is filed with a protest forum outside the Department of Justice.
(End of Provision)
52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications- Commercial Items (APR 2012)
Faith-Based and Community- Based Organizations (AUG 2005)- can submit offers/bids/quotations
equally with other organizations for contracts for which they are eligible.
Common Law Employee (OCT 2003) – If the resulting contract is made to an individual, the provision
of these services has been determined to meet certain criteria for creating common law employee
relationship. Therefore, the BOP is responsible for the payment of FICA taxes (7.65%) and the
withholding of the individual ‘s taxes. These responsibilities apply only when award of this solicitation is
made to an individual. It does not apply to companies or individuals who are incorporated. For
evaluation purposes, an additional 7.65% will be added to the price submitted by individuals who are not
incorporated.
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 following factors shall be used to evaluate offers:
Price
Technical -Instructors degree (provide a copy) and/or relevant experience (list years of experience)
Past Performance
Technical and past performance, when combined, are approximately equal to cost or price.
(b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all
options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is
unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the
Government to exercise the option(s).
(c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful
offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without
further action by either party. Before the offer’s specified expiration time, the Government may accept an
offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of
withdrawal is received before award.
(End of provision)
When evaluating past performance, including evaluating offerors with no relevant performance history,
offerors will be given an opportunity to identify past or current contracts for efforts similar to the
Government’s requirement.
In the case of an offeror without a record of relevant past performance or for whom information on past
performance is not available, the offeror will not be evaluated favorably or unfavorably on past
performance.
Central Contractor Registration – Offerors are advised that the Contracting Officer will verify registration
in the Central Contractors Registration database (www.ccr.gov), the Online Representations and
Certifications Application (orca.bpn.gov) and System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award of
any contract, by entering the potential awardee DUNS number into each database. Failure to complete the
registration may result in elimination from consideration for award.
FOIA- Offerors are further advised to mark each individual item within their offer considered privileged
or confidential under the Freedom of Information Act with notification that the data is considered
confidential and privileged and not subject to mandatory disclosure under the FOIA.
RFP Attachments:
001 – Statement of Work (6 Pages)
002 – Department of Labor Wage Determination (10 Pages)
003 – Business Management Questionnaire (2 Pages)
SUBMISSION OF OFFERS:
Offers must be received at the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Field Acquisition Office, Armed Forces
Reserve Complex, 346 Marine Forces Drive, Grand Prairie, TX 75051 no later than 2:00pm CT,
November 08, 2012.
Written offers will be accepted by mail, hand-carried delivery, fax to 972-352-4545, or email.
Mailed or Hand-carried offers must be delivered to the attention of Gil Sveum, Contracting Officer at the
address shown. The official point of receipt for hand-carried offers will be at the first floor reception area
of the address listed above. Please give 24 hour of advanced notice to Contracting Officer prior to handcarrying
offers to accommodate access to secured base.
Faxed offers must be faxed to 972-352-4545, Attn: Gil Sveum, Contracting Officer. Offers should be
clearly marked with the RFP number and include all required information.
Emailed offers must be sent in .pdf format only to gsveum@bop.gov. Include the following in your
subject line: Offer submitted in response to RFPP06151200002. Offers must include all required
information.
REQUIRED SUBMITTALS:
On letterhead or business stationary, the following required information must be submitted. Failure to
provide required information may result in your offer not being considered.
(1) Contractors DUNS Number
(2) Prices offered per session (session is defined as one hour in duration) for an estimated maximum
requirement of 350 sessions base year and 420 sessions per option year contractor provided
instructor, 292 sessions base year and 352 session per option year of BOP provided instructor.
Example format: Base Year: Contractor provided instructor, Estimated 350 sessions x $ per
session-$ . Base Year: BOP provided Instructor, Estimated 294 sessions x $ per
session -$ . Pricing must be offered for each contract period: Base Year, Option 1,
Option 2, Option 3, and Option 4 (Schedule ofltems is included within Attachment 001 Statement
ofWork).
(3) A completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications
– Commercial Items if different from entry made to the Online Representations and Certifications
Application (ORCA) site located at orca.bpn.gov. Please ensure that a business size is listed for this
requirement’s applicable NAICS code- 611310.
( 4) Documentary evidence of compliance with qualifications.
(5) A written description of contractor’s plan to fulfill the contract requirements throughout the life
of the contract.
(6) Point of Contact information for professional references. The contractor should provide a list of
the last three contracts awarded to your organization which are of a related nature, size, and scope.
Include the following for each: Customer Name, Address, Phone, Fax, Email address; Contract
Number; Contact Person; Type of Work; Contract Amount; Contract Status (Active or Complete).
(7) Point of contact information for a financial reference to include Bank Name, Address, Phone,
Email address, and Contact Person. If your references will require a Release of Information
statement – provide it with your offer submittal (Attachment 003 Business Management
Questionnaire).
Place of Performance: Federal Bureau of Prisons Federal Correctional Complex 8901 S. Wilmot Road Tucson, AZ 85706 US URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DOJ/BPR/70032/RFPP06151200002/listing.html
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Broadcasting Board of Governors, Director, Office of Contracts, Office of Contracts (M/CON), 330 C Street, SW, Room 4300 Washington DC 20237

R — BBG PHOTO, VIDEO NEWS FEED, AND NEWSWIRE SERVICES RFI BBG50-R-13-1016 111612 Myria Carpenter, Email mecarpen@bbg.gov – Herman P Shaw, Email hshaw@bbg.gov

THIS IS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) ONLY. This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes. It does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a promise to issue an RFP in the future. This RFI does not commit the U.S. Government to contract for any supply or service. BBG is not at this time seeking proposals and will not accept unsolicited proposals. Any party considering responding to this RFI (“Interested Party”) is advised that BBG will not reimburse any costs incurred in responding to this RFI. All costs associated with responding to this RFI will be borne solely by the Interested Party. Not responding to this RFI does not preclude participation in any future RFP, if any is released. In the event an RFP is released, it will be synopsized on the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website. It is the responsibility of potential offerors to monitor the FedBizOpps website for additional information.

PROGRAM BACKGROUND. The Broadcasting Board of Governors (“BBG” or “Agency”) is the independent federal agency responsible for all U.S. government and government- sponsored, non-military, internationalbroadcasting. The day-to-day broadcasting activities are carried out by the BBG international broadcasters: the Voice of America (VOA), Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa (MBN), Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Radio Free Asia (RFA), and Radio and TV Martí. (The Voice of America and Radio and TV Marti are elements of the BBG; Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Free Asia, and Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa are operated by three private, nonprofit corporations, respectively, each of which receives funding from the federal government in the form of annual grants administered by the BBG.) All Agency programming is intended for international audiences. Broadcasts are delivered in more than 59 languages and on a multitude of platforms including radio, television, the internet and via mobile phones. (More information about broadcastingactivities is available at http://www.bbg.gov.)

DESCRIPTION/SPECIFICATIONS/WORK STATEMENT

Currently, each BBG broadcaster contracts directly with providers of news photographs, graphics, video and textual news wires. The Agency is seeking information from major media industry organizations regarding (a) their ability provide news photographs, graphics, video and/or textual news wires on a non-exclusive basis to all of the BBG broadcasters under one contract, and (b) the estimated cost of such a contract. The information below is provided to help Interested Parties to respond.
The Agency’s requirements are as follows:

Photographs and Graphics

The Agency’s broadcasters require a comprehensive photo and graphics service consisting, without limitation, of unlimited photo and graphic images depicting local, national and international news events (and persons involved therein), politics, entertainmentsports, technology and health. The images must be available to the Agency’s broadcasters on a searchable image database via the Internet on a 24/7 basis. Agencybroadcasters use photographs and graphics to illustrate news stories on television and on the Internet, and use graphics and original interactive features on television and on the Internet.

Video

The Agency’s broadcasters require comprehensive video news feeds, to include domestic (U.S.) news, international news, features and sports. Video feeds must include news stories from around the world (including, but not limited to, comprehensive news from the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and Africa) on all subjects (including, but not limited to, breaking news and feature stories). Video feeds must be available in various formats (including, but not limited to, complete reporter-voiced packages including, as appropriate, graphics and natural sound; raw, uncut footage of particular news events; and live feeds of breaking news). Video of events in Washington, D.C. (including hearings on Capitol Hill, briefings at the State Department and Pentagon, briefings and news conferences at the White House, Cabinet meetings and other U.S. official briefings/news conferences) and breaking news around the world is necessary.

Providers of video must be able to transmit comprehensive lists of stories to be fed, as well as appropriate scripting and chyron information (such as live head-ins, narrative script, necessary identification for super information, and timing) for each story, in accordance with best practices in the broadcast industry.

Video must be available to reporters and editors at VOA HQ in Washington, D.C.; at RFE/RL HQ in Prague; at RFA HQ in Washington, D.C.; at MBN/Radio Sawa HQ in Virginia; at OCB HQ in Miami, Florida, and at all domestic and foreign locations designated by the Agency.

Audio

The Agency’s broadcasters require audio actuality content of news events in Washington, D.C., the United States, and the world. The audio content should be in the form of individual audio bites from newsmakers and other noteworthy people, radio reports, and live news events from beginning to end. The content should include hard news, politics and government, business, sports, entertainment, technology, health and medicine and lifestyle (collectively, “Audio Content”). Audio Content must be delivered in radio broadcast quality and follow accepted industry standards. Interested Parties should provide details about available methods of delivery. Audio Content must be available 24/7, and must include up-to-the-minute coverage of events, associated advisories, schedules of stories available, and scripts or transcripts as applicable.

Textual News Wires

BBG’s broadcasters require textual news wires providing comprehensive international and U.S. news (including breaking news, business and financial news, sportsentertainment and lifestyle, technology and political news) on a 24/7 basis. Providers must be able to transmit daily schedules and advisories of top scheduled international and national news events and to update these as events warrant. Agencybroadcasters may reproduce wire stories directly (or in translation) on websites or may use the wire stories as source material for broadcasts on television, on the radio and/or online. BBG requires textual news wires in English, Spanish, and Arabic.

Textual news wires must be available to reporters and editors at VOA HQ in Washington, D.C.; at RFE/RL HQ in Prague; at RFA HQ in Washington, D.C.; at MBN/Radio Sawa HQ in Virginia and at all domestic and foreign locations designated by the Agency.

Geographic Restrictions

The content described herein must be available for licensing on a worldwide basis, exclusive of the United States, for broadcast on all BBG media platforms, including but not limited to radio, television, the internet and mobile devices.

Delivery System

The content described herein must be available for delivery via primary and secondary (back-up) systems compatible with the Agency’s content management systems and available for access by Agencybroadcasters. Multiple delivery redundancies are required.

Scope of License (additional information)

All content must be available for translation into any language and transmission on any media delivery platform.

REQUESTED INFORMATION

Interested Parties should submit a comprehensive written Capabilities Statement, verifiable by the BBG, providing sufficient information to demonstrate capabilities responsive to this RFI. The Capabilities Statement should be no more than 15 pages long (not including the required cover letter and any table of contents and/or acronym list). Any proprietary information included in the Capabilities Statement must be clearly marked as such. Only such clearly marked proprietary information will be protected from unauthorized disclosure in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Interested Parties are encouraged to submit as little proprietary information as possible. The cover page of the Capabilities Statement must include the following information: company name; primary and secondary points of contact with title; telephone number, address, city, state, and country; and, if applicable, Federal Supply and/or Service Schedule information.
The Capabilities Statement must address the following:

1. CORPORATE CAPABILITIES / PAST PERFORMANCE: Interested Parties should clearly describe their demonstrated experience in providing news photographs and graphics, news video and textual news wires on a 24/7 basis to multiple users around the world. Interested Parties should explain and detail their ability to provide coverage in languages in addition to English and their experience in providing coverage of breaking news. Interested Parties should also explain the procedures that they use to verify the truth of the information they report (“double-sourcing”) before stories are transmitted.

2. BUDGET ESTIMATE: Interested Parties should provide a budget estimate for the provision to the Agency of a license for photographs and graphics, video and/or textual news wires in English, Spanish and Arabic, for use on multiple platforms, in multiple territories, as more fully described herein.

Interested Parties may submit written questions regarding this RFI via email to Myria Carpenter, Contract Specialist, at mecarpen@bbg.gov by October 30, 2012. Email is only for the submission of questions

Interested Parties should submit 4 (four) copies of their Capabilities Statement to: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Attention: Herman Shaw, Office of Contracts (CON), Mary E. Switzer Building, 330 C St., SW., Room 4007, Washington, DC 20237. Responses must be received no later than 2 pm EST on November 16, 2012. All submissions become Government property and will not be returned. NO oral, fax or email responses will be accepted.

If it is determined to be in the best interest of the Government, Interested Parties responding to this Notice may be asked to provide follow-up information. A determination to compete or not to compete in a future procurement will be based on the responses to this RFI, and is solely within the discretion of the Government. This Notice is not a RFP, IFB, or RFQ.
URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/BBG/ADM/MCONWASHDC/BBG50-R-13-1016/listing.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121017/PROCURE/0423
Matching Key Words: video*; edit*; conference?; website; page?; business*; entertain*; sport?; event?; broadcast*; program?; 

FedBizOpps – Awards

Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command, ESC – Electronic Systems Center, 9 Eglin Street Hanscom AFB MA 01731

99 — Full Motion Video Receivers FA8307-12-R-0013 Walter Ronten, Phone 781-225-4109, Email walter.ronten@hanscom.af.mil – Steve Pekunece, Mr., Phone 781-225-4106, Email steve.pekunece@hanscom.af.mil FA8730-13-C-0002 $11,315,945 102612 L-3 Communications System West, 640 North 2200 West , Salt Lake city, UT 84116 US USAF Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Tactical Air Control Party Modernization (TACP-M) program office has awarded the subject contract for 721 hand-held Full Motion Video Receivers (FMVRs), supporting equipment, and training for the equipment. The procurement also include four one year options for interim contractor support and a separate option for an additional 450 hand-held FMVRs, supporting equipment, and training for the Battlefield Airmen Office (BAO) from Wright Patterson AFB. The FMVR receives video feed from overhead aircraft via L, S, and C band analog and digital and KU digital band widths. The FMVR allows the video feed to be displayed on a standard display screen (i.e. laptop computer). The contract was awarded following a full and open competitive source selection on a lowest price technically acceptable basis.

URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USAF/AFMC/ESC/Awards/FA8730-13-C-0002.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121027/AWARDS/0509
Matching Key Words: video*; train*; 

Government Printing Office, Customer Services Department, Atlanta Regional Printing Procurement Office, Buckhead West 1888 Emery Street, Suite 110 Atlanta GA 30318-2542

76 — PME COURSE 00015 (5 DIFFERENT BOOKS) 525585-525589 Ellen E Nicolaus, Printing Services Specialist, Phone 404-605-9160 ext 32707, Fax 404-605-9185, Email enicolaus@gpo.gov 525585-525589 $450,000.00 100312 Gateway Press, 4500 Robards Lane, Louisville, KY 40218 US Consists of proofing, printing, binding, and making distribution on the dates specified for five different perfect bound books.
URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/GPO/PPD/AtlantaGA/Awards/525585-525589.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121019/AWARDS/0709
Matching Key Words: state!ky; 

USABID State and Local Purchases

State of Arkansas http://www.arkansas.gov/dfa/procurement/bids/index.php State of Arkansas; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2940, Little Rock, AR 72203 Location: 1509 W. 7th Street, 3rd Floor, DFA Bldg, Little Rock, AR 72201; Phone: 501-324-9316; Fax: 501-324-9311; Email: anna.owens@dfa.state.ar.us

T – TV Camera, Switcher, Video Production SOL SP-13-0100 TV Camera, Switcher, Video Production For more information about this opportunity please contact the buyer directly.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121027/BID/0107
Matching Key Words: video*; produc*; production?; 

Louisville/Jefferson County, Purchasing Department, 611 West Jefferson Street, Louisville, KY 40202

R – WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT INSURANCE COVERAGE. IFB-2908-0-2013/TB DUE 09-NOV-2012 Phone: (502) 574-5796; Fax: (502) 574-6977; E-mail: purchase@loukymetro.org; Website:http://www.louisvilleky.gov/Finance/purchasing.htm This information is believed to be correct, but should be verified with the issuing agency/organization.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121026/BID/0003
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 

Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Office of Policy and Budget, 275 East Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40601

R – RFP FOR LEGAL SERVICES. RFP-721-1300000145-1 DUE 31-OCT-2012 Stacy Phillips, Phone: (502) 564-6746; https://emars.ky.gov/online/vss/AltSelfService This information is believed to be correct, but should be verified with the issuing agency/organization.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121025/BID/0001
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 – CDL SKILLS EXAMINER SERVICES. RFB-758-1300000316-1 DUE 07-NOV-2012 Daniel Salvato, Phone: (502) 564-5862; Website: https://emars.ky.gov/online/vss/AltSelfService This information is believed to be correct, but should be verified with the issuing agency/organization.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121024/BID/0007
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 – AGENCY AND BOARD PUBLIC EMPLOYEE MASTER CRIME INSURANCE. RFB-758-1300000327-1 DUE 28-NOV-2012 Michael Gustafson, Phone: (502) 564-5945; Website:https://emars.ky.gov/online/vss/AltSelfService This information is believed to be correct, but should be verified with the issuing agency/organization.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121023/BID/0001
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


KY Fair & Exposition Center, P.O. Box 37130, Louisville, KY 40233

R – WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP HORSE SHOW MANAGER, FY 2013-2014. RFP-235-1300000117-1 DUE 05-NOV-2012 Melinda Marburger, Phone: 502-367-5250; Website: https://emars.ky.gov/online/vss/AdvantageThis information is believed to be correct, but should be verified with the issuing agency/organization.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121023/BID/0005
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


KY Fair & Exposition Center, P.O. Box 37130, Louisville, KY 40233

R – KY STATE FAIR ENTERTAINMENT MANAGER. RFP-235-1300000115-1 DUE 05-NOV-2012 Melinda Marburger, Phone: 502-367-5250; 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: 121023/BID/0006
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


Kentucky – Fayette County Public Schools https://fcps.economicengine.com The Purchasing Office Louie Mack Building Room 101 460 Springhill Drive Lexington, Kentucky 40503

99 – Science Equipment/ Materials/ Supplies Catalog SOL 51-12 Science Equipment/ Materials/ Supplies Catalog For more information about this opportunity please contact the buyer directly.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121023/BID/0176
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


Kentucky – Fayette County Public Schools https://fcps.economicengine.com The Purchasing Office Louie Mack Building Room 101 460 Springhill Drive Lexington, Kentucky 40503

99 – Student Pictures SOL 53-12 Student Pictures For more information about this opportunity please contact the buyer directly.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121023/BID/0177
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


Kentucky – Fayette County Public Schools https://fcps.economicengine.com The Purchasing Office Louie Mack Building Room 101 460 Springhill Drive Lexington, Kentucky 40503

99 – Student Pictures SOL Student Pictures For more information about this opportunity please contact the buyer directly.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121023/BID/0178
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 

Department of Criminal Justice , Kit Carson Drive, Funderburk Building, Richmond, KY 40475-3102

U – DRUG RECOGNITION EXPERT INSTRUCTOR. RFP-525-1300000135-1 DUE 02-NOV-2012 Beth Atkinson, Phone: (859) 622-8105; Website: https://emars.ky.gov/online/vss/AltSelfService The DOCJT requests the services of an instructor who will teach a course focusing on detection and apprehension of drug-impaired drivers. The program is coordinated by the International Association of Chiefs of Police with support from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The training relies heavily upon the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, which provide the foundation for the program. Once trained and certified, officers become highly skilled in the detection and identification of persons impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. Officers are trained to conduct a standardized and 12-step evaluation consisting of physical, mental and medical components. Additionally the instructor will be required to teach pecialized courses to current Drug Recognition Experts to become instructors of the material as well. The instructor will be required to teach no more than seven (7) days of instruction per each fiscal year. Specific dates have yet to be determined. This information is believed to be correct, but should be verified with the issuing agency/organization.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121022/BID/0007
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 

Virginia – Alexandria https://eprocure.alexandriava.gov/bso/external/publicBids.sdo Division of Purchasing Suite 301 – Bankers Square 100 North Pitt Street Alexandria, VA 22314 PHONE: 703-838-4944 FAX: 703-838-6493 Jack T. Pitzer, Ph.D, CPPO, CBM, Purchasing Agent EMAIL: jack.pitzer@ci.alexandria.va.us

T – Video Production and Broadcast Services SOL 00000314 Video Production and Broadcast Services For more information about this opportunity please contact the buyer directly.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121020/BID/0521
Matching Key Words: video*; produc*; production?; 

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

R – LICENSED AUCTIONEER SERVICES PRICE CONTRACT IFB-2903-0-2013/TB DUE 01-NOV-2012 Teresa Burton, Phone: 502-574-6396; Website: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/Finance/purchasing.htm Louisville Metro Govenment Police Department is accepting sealed bids from qualified firms to provide licensed auctioneering services. This information is believed to be correct, but should be verified with the issuing agency/organization.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121019/BID/0003
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


Florida – State of Florida http://myflorida.com/apps/vbs/vbs_www.search.criteria_form Vendor Bid System (VBS)

R – CREATION OF VIDEO COMMERCIALS FOR TELEVISION ADVERTISING SOL ITN DM 12 13 34 CREATION OF VIDEO COMMERCIALS FOR TELEVISION ADVERTISING For more information about this opportunity please contact the buyer directly.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121019/BID/0132
Matching Key Words: video*; commercial?; 

Kentucky Educational Television, 600 Cooper Drive, Lexington, KY 40502

R – FY13 KET GED MATHEMATICS CONTENT DEVELOPMENT WRITERS RFP 545 1300000127 1 DUE 24-OCT-2012 Christine Hurst, Phone: (859) 258-7107; Website: https://emars.ky.gov/online/vss/AltSelfServiceFY13 KET GED Mathematics Content Development Writers – see scope of work section for details. This information is believed to be correct, but should be verified with the issuing agency/organization.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121018/BID/0003
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


Kentucky Educational Television, 600 Cooper Drive, Lexington, KY 40502

R – FY13 KET GED CONTENT EDITOR RFP 545 1300000126 1 DUE 24-OCT-2012 Christine Hurst, Phone: (859) 258-7107; Website: https://emars.ky.gov/online/vss/AltSelfService KET FY13 GED Content Editor. This information is believed to be correct, but should be verified with the issuing agency/organization.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121018/BID/0004
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


Massachusetts Central Register http://www.sec.state.ma.us/PublicationSubscriptionPublic/Subscriber/SubsSearch.aspx For further information, please contact the awarding agency listed in the article.

T – Renovate existing space to create a model making “Fabrication sh SOL DD13JP19 Renovate existing space to create a model making “Fabrication shop” with mobile dust collection and an “IDEA” space for photography and video production, erc. Minimal demo req’d. Provdie new wall with door and window separating the two spaces. New flooring and electrical as shown on plans. Paint walls and frames as idicated. Coordinate tel/data and install with UMD vendors/PM’s. Equipment/Furniture by owner, GC to provide blocking and install of some items. For more information about this opportunity please contact the buyer directly.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121018/BID/0241
Matching Key Words: video*; produc*; production?; 


Virginia – VBO/eVA – Virginia Business Opportunities, Virginia Business Opportunities – VBO. In order to obtain the bid package you must be a registered subscriber with the State.http://www.eva.virginia.gov/vendors/pages/wherebusinessopportunities.htm

R – Video Production URFP : VCCS-CO-13-015 Virginia Commun SOL Video Production URFP : VCCS-CO-13-015 Virginia Community College System Keith Gagnon Non-Professional Services – Technology Request for Unsealed Proposals (URFP) Published On : 10/18/12 Amended On : Closing On : 10/26/12 2:00 PM Intent Posted On: For more information about this opportunity please contact the buyer directly.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121018/BID/0689
Matching Key Words: video*; produc*; production?; 

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

R – KY HIGHER ED – KAPT DIRECTOR AND OFFICER LIABILITY INSURANCE RFB 758 1300000310 1 DUE 14-NOV-2012 Michael Gustafon, Phone: (502) 564-5945; Website:https://emars.ky.gov/online/vss/AltSelfService KAPT DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS LIABILITY INSURANCE. This information is believed to be correct, but should be verified with the issuing agency/organization.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121017/BID/0001
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 

Other Federal Procurements (small)

American Public Transportation Association http://apta.com/passengertransport/Pages/classifieds.aspx American Public Transportation Association;1666 K Street, NW Suite 1100; Washington, DC 20006;Phone: (202) 496-4800

R — Transit Authority of River City – RFI SOL REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) P-2498 ELECTRIC/CLEAN FUEL BUSES The Transit Authority of River City (TARC) is seeking qualifications from manufacturers of electric buses. In connection with a recent award of Clean Fuels program funding, TARC intends to acquire full battery-electric buses capable of seating a minimum of 30 passengers. The bus shall not exceed 35 feet in length. The bus shall meet Buy America requirements and shall have completed Altoona testing. It must be capable of operating a minimum of 100 miles per day. TARC intends to place these buses in service before the end of 2013. Mike Ratchford Purchasing and Contracting Transit Authority of River City 1000 West Broadway Louisville, Kentucky 40203 (502) 561-5199 FAX (502) 561-5148 E-mail: mratchford@ridetarc.org Any questions that arise relating to this RFI should be submitted in writing to Mike Ratchford, at the above address, or via e-mail by 5:00pm local time, Friday October 26, 2012. All manufacturers that are able to meet these requirements are encouraged to forward their capabilities statement (not to exceed 5 pages) to the point of contact listed below by 5:00pm local time on November 2nd , 2012. Late submittals will not be considered. TARC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Workplace For more information about this opportunity please contact the buyer directly.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121020/SMALL/5505
Matching Key Words: state!ky; 

Kentucky State Procurement

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

R — PROCUREMENT CARD SERVICES – ADDENDUM. RFP-758-1300000107-3 DUE 07-NOV-2012 Jodyi Hall, Phone: (502) 564-8625; Website: https://emars.ky.gov/online/vss/AltSelfService This Request for Proposal (RFP) is being issued for the purpose of securing a vendor to provide procurement card services to all agencies of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The procurement card program in KY is a program used primarily to pay for orders against specific master agreements and small purchases of goods and services to Commonwealth agencies. That is, it is not a program to provide travel and entertainment services, although some more centralized cards are used to purchase airline tickets and to pay for registration fees. This document should provide respondents with the information necessary to assess the ability of their organization to meet the needs of the Commonwealth in providing the specified services under the terms included herein by which the Commonwealth proposes to govern the relationship between itself and the selected vendor. The objectives of this request include but are not limited to: Secure a vendor to provide credit card services to employees of the Commonwealth that will be billed to the Commonwealth of Kentucky; Maximize the ability of employees to use the procurement card at area vendors for small purchases without the need to register vendors for the program; Provide the ability to make multiple procurements and combine them into fewer payments; Secure economies of scale pricing for procurement card activity and take advantage of statewide usage; Receive electronic information on a daily basis of procurement card activity that will be loaded to the Commonwealth of Kentucky financial system; Establish a process where agency employees can request the establishment of cards for their employees and limit their usage based on the dollar size of the purchase and the merchant. This information is believed to be correct, but should be verified with the issuing agency/organization.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121026/KY/0644
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

R — CONSULTING SERVICES – ADDENDUM #1. BID #WKU-2013-030 DUE 01-NOV-2012 Website: http://www.wkuplanroom.com/construction/ Western Kentucky University, on behalf of the identified State Universities (herein referred to as the Consortium), requests proposals from qualified consultants to assist with technical compliance, analysis, assessment and modeling relative to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and institutional health plans. 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: 121026/KY/0664
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 

Unified Purchasing Coop., 7615 Harrison Avenue, Mt. Healthy, OH 45231

69 — LIBRARY BOOKS, SUPPLIES AND FURNITURE. DUE 20-NOV-2012 Unified Purchasing Coop. is now accepting bid proposals for Library Books, Supplies and Furniture for 2013 until 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 20, 2012. To obtain the bid documents, contact UPC at 513-728-7908. 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: 121025/KY/0619
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


Unified Purchasing Coop., 7615 Harrison Avenue, Mt. Healthy, OH 45231

76 — LIBRARY BOOKS, SUPPLIES AND FURNITURE. DUE 20-NOV-2012 Unified Purchasing Coop. is now accepting bid proposals for Library Books, Supplies and Furniture for 2013 until 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 20, 2012. To obtain the bid documents, contact UPC at 513-728-7908. 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: 121025/KY/0620
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 

Cabinet for Health & Family Services, Department for Medicaid Services, 275 East Main Street, 6W-C, Frankfort, KY 40621

R — FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR PARTICIPANT DIRECTED WAIVER – ADDENDUM. RFP-746-1200000569-2 DUE 16-NOV-2012 Earl Gresham, Phone: (502) 564-8196; Website:https://emars.ky.gov/online/vss/AltSelfService New Due Date. Provide the financial management services include processing and maintaining timesheets, issuing paychecks to Consumer Directed Option (CDO)/Participant Directed Services (PDS) employees, assisting consumers, representatives, or employees with tax forms, documentation, and reports needed by State or Federal agencies, and financial reports for the consumer and Case Manager. This information is believed to be correct, but should be verified with the issuing agency/organization.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121024/KY/0571
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 — KY HIGHER EDUCATION – KAPT DIRECTOR AND OFFICER LIABILITY INSURANCE – ADDENDUM. RFB-758-1300000310-4 DUE 14-NOV-2012 Michael Gustafson, Phone: (502) 564-5945; Website:https://emars.ky.gov/online/vss/AltSelfService This information is believed to be correct, but should be verified with the issuing agency/organization.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121024/KY/0581
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


University of Kentucky, Purchasing Division, 322 Peterson Service Building, 411 South Limestone, Lexington, KY 40506-0005

R — UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY PROCUREMENT CARD UK 1202 13 DUE 20-NOV-2012 Denise Finn, Phone: (859) 257-5474; Website: http://www.uky.edu/Purchasing/bidlist.htm The University of Kentucky requests proposals from banks, financial institutions or otherwise qualified procurement card service providers to supply a commercial credit card and supporting software system that is compatible with SAP for the University s Purchase Card Program. During the last fiscal year the University utilized an average of 2,100 cards for 261,618 transactions with a total spend of $81,038,686.26. The University s average file turn was 7 days or less (when closing out a month). The University recently implemented an e-procurement tool, SRM, which may affect the total spend on the procurement card; several vendors that were previously paid via the procurement will be phased out and paid through the e-procurement system as we move forward. There will be no pre-proposal conference. 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: 121024/KY/0585
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 

KCTCS, Purchasing, 300 North Main Street, Versailles, KY 40383

R — TRUSTEE SERVICES – ADDENDUM #1. RFP-0122 DUE 25-OCT-2012 Jennifer Miracle, Phone: (859) 256-3297; Website: http://www.kctcs.edu/en/Vendor_Information/Opportunities_to_Bid.aspx The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) issues this Request for Proposals for the purpose of providing a trustee service provider(s) for their Postretirement Benefit Plan (“Plan”) which, by way of an “outsourcing” arrangement, will provide effective custody of the trust funding the Plan and responsive and efficient administrative services for participants. KCTCS may award more than one contract as a result of this RFP, or award a contract for solutions that meet some, but not all requirements stated herein, if it is in their best interest to do so. Generally speaking, the Plan provides health insurance premium assistance for retirees based upon Pre-Medicare and Post-Medicare status through the funding of monthly premium rates based upon stated Medicare coverage rates. Pre-Medicare eligible employees have the same healthcare plan choices as active employees. Post Medicare eligible employees receive monthly benefits determined to meet the premium obligations for the Medicare Advantage plan. 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: 121023/KY/0515
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


KCTCS, Purchasing, 300 North Main Street, Versailles, KY 40383

R — CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS – ADDENDUM #2. RFP-0119 DUE 25-OCT-2012 Jennifer Miracle, Phone: (859) 256-3297; E-mail: jennifer.miracle@kctcs.edu; Website: http://www.kctcs.edu/en/Vendor_Information/Opportunities_to_Bid.aspx 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: 121023/KY/0517
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


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

99 — PARKING SERVICES/ELECTRONIC ATTENDANT, METERS AND RELATED TECHNOLOGY (RE-BID) – ADDENDUM #2. RFP 11-13 DUE 08-NOV-2012 Phone: (859) 622-2246; Fax: (859) 622-2047; Website:http://purchasing.eku.edu/bids-and-quotes Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) is requesting proposals for electronic parking attendant solutions for Crabbe Street parking lot. This solution shall include two identical electronic attendants with associated software. In addition, the University would like pricing and information about related electronic technology for individual parking meters. The University desires a Crabbe Lot parking solution in place and no later than the start of spring semester 2013. 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: 121023/KY/0527
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


Eastern Kentucky University, Division of Purchases, Jones Building, 521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, KY 40475

R — STRATEGIC PLAN REVIEW & REPORTING. RFP 12-13 DUE 08-NOV-2012 James Zabawa, Phone: (859) 622-2246; Fax: (859) 622-2047; Website: http://purchasing.eku.edu/bids-and-quotes Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) is seeking to identify and select an outside independent contractor to update the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium’s (RDPC) strategic planning package. EKU reserves the right to: award more than one contract; reject any or all offers and discontinue the Request For Proposals (RFP) without obligation or liability to any potential offeror; award a contract on the basis of initial offers received, without discussions or requests for best and final offers. Any contract(s) award resulting from this RFP will be based on best value to EKU. The successful firm will be awarded a personal services contract in accordance with the Commonwealth of Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet’s established procedures which includes legislative approval (KRS 45A.695). Sample copies of the Personal Service Contract and Personal Services Contract Invoice templates are available upon request. Background Information: In 2004, Congress authorized the Rural Domestic Preparedness Training Center (RDPTC) to develop and deliver all-hazards preparedness training to rural communities across the nation. In 2005, new legislation authorized the creation of a Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) to include a group of academic institutions and further expand and leverage training to rural communities and first responders. The EKU Justice and Safety Center (JSC) is the executive agent for the RDPC, and is assisted in the administration of the program by an Advisory Committee with representatives from first responder, emergency management, and intergovernmental organizations. In 2008, the RDPC conducted a strategic planning effort, culminating in the development of a strategic action plan and an implementation/rollout action plan. EKU, on behalf of the RDPC, is seeking an independent contractor to update and expand its comprehensive strategic planning package to reflect its accomplishments, current initiatives, and future actions necessary to continue to succeed in its mission to provide training to rural communities and first responders. 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: 121023/KY/0528
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency, 11520 Commonwealth Drive, Louisville, KY 40299

R — TITLE III-B FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR OLDER ADULTS AND LEGAL SERVICES FOR OLDER ADULTS, CAREGIVERS AND GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN. DUE 13-NOV-2012 The Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA), Division of Social Services, 11520 Commonwealth Drive, Louisville, KY 40299, serving the Kentucky Counties of Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble, is inviting organizations to submit applications for: Title III-B Financial Management Services for Older Adults and Legal Services for Older Adults, Caregivers and Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. Funding is made available through the Older Americans Act and/or the KY General Assembly. Awards will be made based on the best evaluated bid price. KIPDA may accept or reject any or all bids. Proposals for Financial Management and Legal Services will be issued: October 22, 2012 after 4:00 p.m. eastern time. A mandatory bidder s meeting for each program will be held October 30, 2012 as follows: Financial Management at 3:00 p.m. and Legal Services at 3:45 p.m. in the KIPDA Board Room. RFP documents may be obtained via the KIPDA website at http://www.kipda.org or by contacting Barbara Gordon at barbara.gordon@ky.gov. Original signed and completed Financial Management and Legal Services applications will be due no later than November 13, 2012 by 12:00 noon Eastern Time either at the receptionist desk of KIPDA or electronically with electronic signatures at aging.temp@ky.gov. 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: 121023/KY/0538
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, 

R — ADVERTISING SERVICES FOR CREATIVE MEDIA BUYING AND STRATEGIC COUNSEL. The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority hereby requests bids/proposals for the procurements of the following: Advertising Services for Creative Media Buying and Strategic Counsel. Bidding/proposal instructions, specifications, and contractual terms and conditions may be obtained by contacting SORTA s Procurement Department, Courtney Helgeson, at (513) 632-7624 or e-mail chelgeson@go-metro.com. 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: 121023/KY/0543
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, 

R — STRATEGIC PUBLIC RELATIONS SERVICES. The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority hereby requests bids/proposals for the procurements of the following: Strategic Public Relations Services. Bidding/proposal instructions, specifications, and contractual terms and conditions may be obtained by contacting SORTA s Procurement Department, Courtney Helgeson, at (513) 632-7624 or e-mail chelgeson@go-metro.com. 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: 121023/KY/0544
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, 

R — SAFETY & SECURITY CONSULTANT FOR CINCINNATI STREETCAR. RFP 36-12 DUE 08-NOV-2012 The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority hereby requests bids/proposals for the procurements of the following: RFP 36-12 Safety & Security Consultant for Cincinnati Streetcar. Bidding/proposal instructions, specifications, and contractual terms and conditions may be obtained by contacting SORTA s Procurement Department, Wright Parkes, at (513) 632-7626 or e-mail wparkes@go-metro.com. Proposals due no later than 2:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, November 8, 2012. 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: 121023/KY/0545
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


Housing Authority of Covington, 2300 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY

R — RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT. DUE 09-NOV-2012 The Housing Authority of Covington, KY has issued a Request for Proposals for an Independent Contractor for Resource Development. Responses are due no later than November 9, 2012 at 4:00 P.M. EST. The RFP may be accessed at http://www.hacov.org/. 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: 121023/KY/0547
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

R — CONSULTING SERVICES. BID #WKU-2013-030 DUE 01-NOV-2012 Website: http://www.wkuplanroom.com/purchasing/ Western Kentucky University, on behalf of the identified State Universities (herein referred to as the Consortium), requests proposals from qualified consultants to assist with technical compliance, analysis, assessment and modeling relative to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and institutional health plans. 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: 121023/KY/0561
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


Morehead State University, Office of Support Services, Support Services Complex, 606 West Main Street, Morehead, KY 40351

R — ESTABLISH PSC FOR STORMWATER ORDINANCE CONSULTANT. RFP-14-13` DUE 08-NOV-2012 Phone: (606) 783-2018, Website: http://www.moreheadstate.edu/support/index.aspx?id=1925 MSU intends to award a contract based on this Request for Proposal for a stormwater ordinance consultant. The consultant will be required to review all of the City of Morehead and Rowan County’s ordinances that impact storm water runoff and water quality in the Triplett Creek Watershed, such as street widths, lot sizes, grading, drainage, setbacks, removal of vegetation, allowable vegetation, and other aspects that affect the infiltration and flow of rainfall and snowmelt. 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: 121023/KY/0562
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 

Finance & Administration Cabinet, Office of Procurement Svc., 702 Capitol Ave., Room 096, Frankfort, KY 40601

R — KY HIGHER EDUCATION – KAPT DIRECTOR AND OFFICER LIABILITY INSURANCE – ADDENDUM. RFB-758-1300000310-3 DUE 14-NOV-2012 Michael Gustafason, Phone: 502-564-5945; Website:https://emars.ky.gov/online/vss/AltSelfService This information is believed to be correct, but should be verified with the issuing agency/organization.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121022/KY/0484
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 

Morgan County Fiscal Court, 450 Prestonsburg Street, West Liberty, KY 41472

R — FINANCIAL ADVISORY SERVICES DUE 29-OCT-2012 FINANCIAL ADVISORY SERVICES The Morgan County Project Development Board (PDB) proposes to construct a new judicial center located in West Liberty, Kentucky. The PDB invites interested Financial Advisors to submit a proposal along with a letter of interest to the Morgan County Fiscal Court, 450 Prestonsburg Street, West Liberty, KY 41472. Proposals shall be returned to the address above no later than October 29, 2012 at 4:00 pm. Proposals received after this date and time shall not be considered. Proposals shall include qualifications and experience with issuances to local bond issues, other information determined to be pertinent by the responder, and a fee quote shall be included and shall not exceed maximum fee schedule in AP Part X, Table 18-3 for financial services. Interested Service providers shall submit ten (10) copies of their proposal. It is the sole responsibility of the respondent to meet deadline and to assure the timely delivery of all proposals. Faxed copies and electronic transmissions shall not be accepted or considered. Morgan County Fiscal Court reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all proposals. Morgan County Fiscal Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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: 121019/KY/0433
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


Morgan County Fiscal Court, 450 Prestonsburg Street, West Liberty, KY 41472

R — BOND COUNSEL DUE 29-OCT-2012 BOND COUNSEL The Morgan County Project Development Board (PDB) proposes to construct a new judicial center located in West Liberty, Kentucky. The PDB invites interested Bond Counsel to submit a response to a Request for Proposal (RFP) along with a letter of interest to the Morgan County Fiscal Count, 450 Prestonsburg Street, West Liberty, KY 41472. A copy of the RFP is accessible on the Administrative Office of the Court (AOC’s) website at the following address: http://courts.ky.gov/aoc/budget/default.htm or by calling the AOC Office of Budget and Policy at (502) 573-2350. Proposals shall be returned to the address above no later than October 29, 2012, at 4:00 pm. Proposals received after this date and time shall not be considered. Interested service providers shall submit ten (10) copies of their proposal. It is the sole responsibility of the respondent to meet the deadline and to assure the timely delivery of all proposals. Faxed copies and electronic transmissions shall not be considered. Morgan County Fiscal Court reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all proposals. Morgan County Fiscal Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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: 121019/KY/0434
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Division of Central Purchasing, 200 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507

99 — REFLECTIVE VEHICLE DECALS 153-2012 DUE 31-OCT-2012 Phone: (859) 258-3320; Fax: (859) 258-3322; Website: http://www.lexingtonky.gov/index.aspx?page=162 Invitation to Bid-Notice is hereby given by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government that bids will be received until 2 pm, local time on 10/31/2012 in Central Purchasing, 200 E Main St, Room 338, Lexington, KY 40507 for: Bid 153-2012 Reflective Vehicle Decals. Additional information may be obtained at https://lfucg.economicengine.com or by calling (859) 258-3320. 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: 121019/KY/0437
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


University of Kentucky, Purchasing Division, 322 Peterson Service Building, Lexington, KY 40506-0005

R — FACILITIES MANAGEMENT SUPPLIER DIVERSITY OUTREACH INITIATIVE CONSULTANT UK-1212-13 DUE 23-OCT-2012 Denise Finn, Phone: (859) 257-5474; Website:http://www.uky.edu/Purchasing/bidlist.htm The University of Kentucky s Facilities Management Division (UKFM) would like to expand the use of Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) businesses by: providing and managing Customized Supplier Collaboration Portal (database); providing diverse subcontractor/supplier outreach sessions; and promoting and celebrating successes. 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: 121019/KY/0452
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 


University of Kentucky, Purchasing Division, 322 Peterson Service Building, Lexington, KY 40506-0005

R — FACILITIES MANAGEMENT SUPPLIER DIVERSITY OUTREACH INITIATIVE CONSULTANT – ADDENDUM 1 UK 1212-13 – 1 DUE 23-OCT-2012 Denise K. Finn, Phone: (859) 257-5474; Website:http://www.uky.edu/Purchasing/bidlist.htm The University of Kentucky s Facilities Management Division (UKFM) would like to expand the use of Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) businesses by: providing and managing Customized Supplier Collaboration Portal (database); providing diverse subcontractor/supplier outreach sessions; and promoting and celebrating successes. 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: 121019/KY/0453
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky; 

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

99 — VARIOUS TRAFFIC ITEMS (RE-BID) – ADDENDUM RFB 605 1300000269 3 DUE 23-OCT-2012 Jennifer Houchin, Phone: (502) 564-4630; Website: https://emars.ky.gov/online/vss/AltSelfService New Due Date: 10-23-2012. This information is believed to be correct, but should be verified with the issuing agency/organization.
OutreachSystems Article Number: 121017/KY/0383
Matching Key Words: age:state!ky; state!ky;   

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