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Department of the Navy, United States Marine Corps, MCB Quantico – National Capital Region (NCR), 2010 Henderson Road Quantico VA 22134-5045

U — SAPR Virtual Immersive Training M00264-15-RFI-0200 010815 Jamie A. Dufrene, Phone 7037840081, Email jamie.dufrene@usmc.mil SOURCES SOUGHT ANNOUNCEMENT
The Regional Contracting Office – National Captial Regional (RCO-NCR), Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA is seeking sources for U.S. Marine Corps (HQMC) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Virtual Immersive Training
CONTRACTING OFFICE ADDRESS: 2010 Henderson Road, Quantico, Virginia 22134
INTRODUCTION:
This is a SOURCES SOUGHT TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION to conduct market research and determine the availability and technical capability of all sources to include small businesses(including the following subsets, Small Disadvantaged Businesses, HUBZone Firms; Certified 8(a), Service-Disabled600px-US-DeptOfNavy-Seal.svg Veteran-Owned Small Businesses and Woman Owned SmallBusiness) to provide the required services.
The Regional Contracting Office is seeking information for potential sources for HQMC Sexual Assault Prevention Response (SAPR) Virtual Immersive Training. The mission is to develop and manage an evidence-based, comphrehensive, and integrated SAPR program that ultimately eliminates sexual assault in the ranks of the Corps while simultaneously providing world-class caare to those who are victims of the crime.
DISCLAIMER:

THIS SOURCES SOUGHT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. IT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A SOLICITATION AND SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY THE GOVERNMENT. RESPONSES IN ANY FORM ARE NOT OFFERS AND THE GOVERNMENT IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO AWARD A CONTRACT AS A RESULT OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. NO FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE TO PAY FOR PREPARATION OF RESPONSES TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. ANY INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY RESPONDENTS TO THIS TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION IS STRICTLY VOLUNTARY.
CONTRACT/PROGRAM BACKGROUND:
Contract Number: M00264-13-F-0154
Contract Type: FFP
Incumbent and their size: Metro Communications, Inc
Method of previous acquisition: 100% Small Business Set Aside
REQUIRED CAPABILITIES:
The objective of this project is to design, develop, and deliver a self-paced SAPR training program for Company Grade Officers and Staff Noncommissioned Officers that is comprehensive, virtual, computer-based, and interactive, utilizes a video production-style simulation using live actors, and hones in on adaptive thinking and decision-making. The target audience will learn about consequences of their decisions and actions in terms of how they can affect a victim, unit, and ultimately the Marine Corps.
The training shall center on a video production-based simulation requiring participants to play particular characters in order to identify, prevent, and/or intervene in sexual assault or related incidents or dilemmas. The participants will practice in the safety of cyberspace to address real-life situations they may encounter in their roles as Company Grade Officers and Staff Noncommissioned Officers.
This project is specific to sexual assault, not sexual harassment. As defined by DoD Directive (DoDD) 6495.01 (2012), sexual assault is the intentional sexual contact characterized by use of force, threats, intimidation, or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Sexual assault includes rape, forcible sodomy (oral or anal sex), and other unwanted sexual contact that is aggravated, abusive, or wrongful (including unwanted and inappropriate sexual contact), or attempts to commit these acts.
The final product shall incorporate and infuse all of the following requirements and themes listed below, including any new updates or revisions made to relevant policies identified by the Government during the contract period of performance.
(a) DoDI 6495.02, specifically Enclosure 10 section 2(d) and section 3(c) and 3(d), Enclosure 4, and Enclosure 5;
(b) DoD SAPRO Annual/Refresher SAPR Training Core Competencies and Learning Objectives;
(c) DoD 2014-2016 Sexual Assault Prevention Strategy;
(d) MCO 1752.5B, specifically Chapter 3 and Chapter 8;
(e) Marine Corps ethos of honor, courage, and commitment;
(f) Marine Corps positive command climate; and
(g) Marine Corps peer-to-peer SAPR mentoring and bystander intervention.
The final product shall incorporate instructional design, Bloom’s Taxonomy of learning domains, adult learning theory techniques, storytelling, immersive learning methods, and any other applicable curriculum development theory and design that modifies the learner’s behavior and equips the learner with information and skills to carry out their SAPR roles and responsibilities as well as reinforce a positive command climate.
The Contractor shall provide broadcast quality (high quality) and deliver final media products using the following specifications:
Video
Images Audio Animations
Uncompressed raw video shot at 29.97 frames per second—native file formats MOV, QT, DV-NTSC, or MPEG-2 with a non-compressing codec PSD, TIF, RAW files with a resolution of 200 dpi or greater; Layered files should NOT be flattened AIFF Stereo 44.100kHz with no compression, ACC Stereo 44.100 kHz with no compression, RealAudio LL audio lose-less codec, WMA WMA9 LL Uncompiled FLA native flash format; 3D Studios Max files 2008 or newer including all textures associated with the models, lighting rigs, and key frames
The Contractor shall develop the training simulations to be SCORM conformant as required by DoDI 1322.26 and can be easily uploaded and hosted on the Internet via a Marine Corps or DoD website or portal. At minimum, SCORM compliance shall be completely functional on MarineNet. The Government will provide the Contractor with a point of contact for current Marine Corps technology standards and specifications.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
The Contractor shall have demonstrated strong knowledge of the Marine Corps, including the history and lexicon of the Navy and Marine Corps. The Contractor shall have demonstrated subject matter expertise on sexual assault. The Contractor shall also be familiar with sexual assault prevention strategies and the DoD 2014-2016 Sexual Assault Prevention Strategy.
The Contractor shall have a strong knowledge of the Marine Corps SAPR Program and/or the DoD or other military service SAPR programs. The Contractor shall be familiar with and respectfully handle emotionally sensitive and traumatic topics such as sexual assault. The Contractor shall be familiar with the Marine Corps training and education environment to include familiarity with Marine Corps curriculum formatting standards. The Contractor shall have demonstrated experience and have a proven record of developing technical and specialized curricula. The Contractor shall have demonstrated expertise and experience with adult learning theory, instructional design, storytelling, and immersive learning techniques and methods. The Contractor shall have demonstrated expertise and experience with Bloom’s Taxonomy of learning domains, with special emphasis on the higher levels of the cognitive and effective domains. The Contractor shall have demonstrated experience in developing training and curricula that is research-based to ensure that the content and context are realistic and sound. The Contractor shall have demonstrated independent academic reviews and/or evaluations documenting and assessing evidence-based results of efficacy in behavior modification and performance improvement through virtual and immersive learning methods. The Contractor shall have a proven ability to develop, script, produce, edit, and deliver high-quality videos that are educational, pedagogically sound, interactive, and engaging. This includes skills that allow successful completion of any and all tasks associated with the pre-production, production, and post-production of videos. The Contractor shall have demonstrated expertise and experience designing, developing, and engineering high-quality computer games with special emphasis on simulation and virtual immersive learning. The Contractor shall have the proven ability to seamlessly combine computer-based simulations with video-drama productions and written curriculum in order to develop a realistic and multidimensional learning experience and training product. The Contractor shall have the ability to develop final products that will be relate to and resonate with the target audience of Company Grade Officers and Noncommissioned Officers. The Contractor shall have the proven ability to blend creativity with required objectives and tasks to develop a superior final product. The Contractor shall provide the necessary resources and infrastructure to manage and administer this project as defined in this PWS, including in-house organic capabilities for instructional design and video production. The Contractor shall have demonstrated expertise and experience with developing and successfully implementing pre-test and post-test that measure knowledge and skills and course evaluations as an integrated component of a training or curriculum package. The Contractor shall have demonstrated expertise and experience with developing and successfully implementing tests, quizzes, evaluations, and surveys that measure knowledge, skills, and course success. The Contractor shall also be experienced in utilizing behavioral theories and models for problem-based learning and designing and developing of evaluations and surveys. The Contractor shall have demonstrated experience with IRBs as described in the National Research Act of 1974. The Contractor shall have experience in general requirements, processes and procedures, and successful submissions of products to internal business and Government IRBs to factor whether evaluations and surveys are classified as human subjects research. The Contractor shall have demonstrated experience in organizing and conducting focus groups and pilot sessions as critical tools in collecting information and feedback, developing, revising, and implementing training and curricula. The Contractor shall be responsible for establishing an administrative and operations-focused staff capable of handling the contract responsibilities and tasks. The Contractor shall have access to in-house organic capabilities and high-quality technical equipment and resources to develop and deliver the final product. The Contractor shall have highly qualified and experienced staff developing training content and video production. The Contractor shall have the demonstrated expertise and experience building a computer-based training simulation that does not require specialized software or hardware that must be installed on Marine Corps computers. The Contractor shall have experience building a computer-based training simulation that is compatible with existing software and hardware already available to their client. The Contractor shall have demonstrated expertise and experience with SCORM and building computer training simulations that are SCORM compliant as required by DoDI 1322.26.
SOURCES SOUGHT:
The anticipated North American Industry Classification System Code (NAICS) for this requirement is 611430, with the corresponding size standard of $11M. This Sources Sought Synopsis is requesting responses to the following criteria ONLY from all sources, including small businesses that can provide the required services under the NAICS Code.
To assist RCO-NCR in making a determination regarding the level of participation by small business in any subsequent procurement that may result from this Sources Sought, you are also encouraged to provide information regarding your plans to use joint venturing (JV) or partnering to meet each of the requirements areas contained herein. This includes responses from qualified and capable Small Businesses, Small Disadvantaged Businesses, Service Disabled-Veteran Owned Small Businesses, Women-owned Small Businesses, HUBZone SmallBusinesses, and 8(a) companies. You should provide information on how you would envision your company’s areas of expertise and those of any proposed JV/partner would be combined to meet the specific requirements contained in this announcement.
In order to make a determination for a small business set-aside, two or more qualified and capable small businesses must submit responses that demonstrate their qualifications. Responses must demonstrate the company’s ability to perform in accordance with the Limitations on Subcontracting clause (FAR 52.219-14).
SUBMISSION DETAILS:
Responses must include:
1) Business name and address;
2) Name of company representative and their business title;
3) Type of Business;
4) Cage Code;
5) Contract vehicles that would be available to the Government for the procurement of the product and service, to include ENCORE II, General Service Administration (GSA), GSA MOBIS, NIH, NASA SEWP, Federal Supply Schedules (FSS), or any other Government Agency contract vehicle. (This information is for market research only and does not preclude your company from responding to this notice.)
6) Description of contractors’ ability to meet required capabilites.
Vendors who wish to respond to this sources sought should send responses via email NLT 8 January 2015 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) to jamie.dufrene@usmc.mil. Interested vendors should submit a brief capabilities statement package (no more than ten (10) pages) demonstrating ability to perform the services listed in this Technical Description. Documentationshould be in bullet format.
Proprietary information and trade secrets, if any, must be clearly marked on all materials. All information received that is marked Proprietary will be handled accordingly. Please be advised that all submissions become Government property and will not be returned. All government and contractor personal reviewing RFI responses will have signed non-disclosure agreements and understand their responsibility for proper use and protection from unauthorized disclosure of proprietary information as described 41 USC 423. The Government shall not be held liable for any damages incurred if proprietary information is not properly identified.
Place of Performance: Quantico, VA 22134 US URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DON/USMC/M00264/M00264-15-RFI-0200/listing.html

OutreachSystems Article Number: 150101/PROCURE/0204 Matching Key Words: video*; edit*; produc*; train*; you; website; page?; education*; business*; documentation; produce?; production?; instruct*;

Broadcasting Board of GovernorsBroadcasting Board of Governors, Director, Office of Contracts, Office of Contracts (CON), 330 C Street, SW, Room 4300 Washington DC 20237

R — VOA Multimedia Combination Producer, Editor, Video Shooter BBG50-QS-15-0004 011615 Michelle S. Mathis, Contract Specialist, Phone 2023827848, Fax 2023827854, Email mimathis@bbg.gov The nbsp;Voice of America’s South Asia Division, Urdu Service has a requirement for a Talent Multimedia Combination Producer/Editor/Video Shooter.  Ordering Mechanism will be a Firm Fixed Price Blanket Purchase Agreement, (Not to Exceed $150,000.00 per year for one year). Contractor shall perform non-personal talent services in Washington D.C. (See SOW for more Details)
This Position will be paid on an Hourly rate with variable hours and days (up to 8hrs a day, 5days a week), Sunday through Saturday’s and some Holidays. (See SOW for more details). Period of Performance: 01/30/2015 – 01/29/2016.

This combined Synopsis/Solicitation is issued as a Request for Proposals for interested Independent Contractors. The contractors most be register in http://www.SAM.gov system in order to work for the Federal Government.

Contractors must submit their price proposal, capability statement/resume w/three references. Please provide documents by e-mail to: mimathis@bbg.gov or fax at 202-382-7854 by closing date 01/16/2015 @ 12:00noon EST, if faxing please call first.

Selected Contractor must provide: Copy of US Citizenship, work permit, photo ID and/or visa. Contractor will have to be able to pass a Security Clearance before starting to work.

Evaluation Factors:

Factor #1 – Technical ability to include work experience, education and specialized training.

Factor #2 – Price

Factor #3 – Past Performance

FAR Clause 52.212-4 is Applicable- Contract Terms and Conditions- Commercial Items
Subpart 12.6 is Applicable- Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial items.

Set-Aside: Total Small Business Place of Performance: 330 Independence Ave., S.W., Room 3500 Washington, DC 20237 US URL:https://www.fbo.gov/spg/BBG/ADM/MCONWASHDC/BBG50-QS-15-0004/listing.html

OutreachSystems Article Number: 141231/PROCURE/0038 Matching Key Words: video*; edit*; produc*; train*; education*; business*; produce?; commercial?;

Broadcasting Board of Governors, Director, Office of Contracts, Office of Contracts (CON), 330 C Street, SW, Room 4300 Washington DC 20237

R — Shooter, Videographer, Editor and TV Line Producer BBG50-QS-15-0005 011615 Michelle S. Mathis, Contract Specialist, Phone 2023827848, Fax 2023827854, Email mimathis@bbg.gov The Voice of America’s South Asia Division, Urdu Service has a requirement for (2) Talent Shooter, Videographer, Editor and TV Line Producer. Ordering Mechanism will be a Firm Fixed Price Blanket Purchase Agreement, (Not to Exceed $150,000.00 per year for one year). Contractor shall perform non-personal talent services in Washington D.C. (See SOW for more Details)
This Position will be paid on an Hourly Rate with variable hours and days (up to 8hrs a day, 5days aBroadcasting Board of Governors week), Sunday through Saturday’s and some Holidays. (See SOW for more details). Period of Performance: 01/26/2015 – 01/25/2016
This combined Synopsis/Solicitation is issued as a Request for Proposals for interested Independent Contractors. The contractors most be register in http://www.SAM.gov system in order to work for the Federal Government.

Contractors must submit their price proposal, capability statement/resume w/three references. Please provide documents by e-mail mimathis@bbg.gov or fax at 202-382-7854 by closing date 01/16/2015 at 1:00pm EST, if faxing please call first. Selected Contractor must provide: Copy of US Citizenship, work permit, photo ID and/or visa. Contractor will have to be able to pass a Security Clearance before starting to work.

Evaluation Factors:

Factor #1 – Technical ability to include work experience, education and specialized training.

Factor #2 – Price

Factor #3 – Past Performance

FAR Clause 52.212-4 is Applicable- Contract Terms and Conditions- Commercial Items
Subpart 12.6 is Applicable- Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial items.

Set-Aside: Total Small Business Place of Performance: 330 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, DC 20237 US URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/BBG/ADM/MCONWASHDC/BBG50-QS-15-0005/listing.html

OutreachSystems Article Number: 141231/PROCURE/0039 Matching Key Words: video*; edit*; produc*; train*; education*; business*; produce?; commercial?;

Broadcasting Board of GovernorsBroadcasting Board of Governors, Director, Office of Contracts, Office of Contracts (CON), 330 C Street, SW, Room 4300 Washington DC 20237

R — Television Reporter for Voice of America-Latin America Division BBG50-R-15-0017 011315 Myria Carpenter, Fax 202-382-7870, Email mecarpen@bbg.gov – Herman Shaw, Contracting Officer, Fax (202) 382-7870, Email hshaw@bbg.gov
(i) THIS IS A COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR A COMMERCIAL ITEM PREPARED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FORMAT IN SUBPART 12.6 AS SUPPLEMENTED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS NOTICE. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONSTITUTES THE ONLY SOLICITATION; PROPOSALS ARE BEING REQUESTED AND A WRITTEN SOLICITATION WILL NOT BE ISSUED.

(ii) Solicitation No. BBG50-R-15-0017 is issued as a Request For Proposal (RFP) and a contract will be awarded using simplified acquisition procedures in FAR Part 13.

(iii) This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect from the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-078, dated December 26, 2014.

(iv) This is a one hundred percent (100%) total small business set-aside. The North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 711510 with a small business size standard of $7.5M.

(v) The contractor shall provide the Contract Line Items as shown in the Attachment A titled “Price Schedule”.   The contractor shall provide a Firm Fixed Price proposal for a base period of three (3) months and three (3) option periods of three (3) months each.

(vi) The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), Office of Contracts (CON) located in Washington, D.C. anticipates a need (subject to availability of funding) for Independent Contractor to provide Television Reporter services as described in Attachment C titled “Statement of Work (SOW)” . The Offeror selected for award must be able to successfully pass a BBG security investigation.

(vii) The Government anticipates making an award under this Solicitation on/or about on January 20, 2015 and no later than January 31, 2015. The Base Period of award will be three (3) months and the subsequent Option Periods, if exercised, will follow sequentially for a total contract duration not to exceed twelve (12) months.   The Contractor shall submit a monthly invoice electronically for services provided the preceding month in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act.

(viii) The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provision FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items, applies to this solicitation. FAR provisions and clauses may be obtained from the Internet Web address at: http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. Interested contractors who are capable of providing these services should submit a proposal identifying capabilities as noted below. The contractor shall demonstrate their ability and experience in providing the required services.

Offeror’s minimum qualifications shall include but not be limited to:
1) Offeror’s Qualifications – The Offeror shall provide their resume that includes work experience, education and specialized training necessary to provide the required services under this solicitation. The Offeror must be able to demonstrate proficiency in writing and speaking in the English language;

2) Experience – The Offeror shall demonstrate experience in providing the required services under this solicitation to Governmental and/or commercial customers.

INTERESTED OFFERORS RESPONDING TO THIS SOLICITATION SHALL SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO THE CONTRACTING OFFICER: (1) a Technical Proposal which addresses the technical factors described below in (ix) and (2) and a Price Proposal in accordance with (ix). The Price Proposal must contain a copy of Attachment A entitled “Price Schedule” which must be filled out by the interested contractor as well as either a copy of FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items or a statement that FAR 52.212-3 has been completed in the System for Award Management website. The technical and price proposals must be submitted separately. No price information should be contained within the technical proposal.

(ix) The Government will award a Commercial Items, Firm-Fixed-Price, Non-Personal Services Purchase Order resulting from this RFP to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the RFP will provide the best value to the Government, based on technical, past performance, and price. When combined, technical evaluation factors are significantly more important than cost/price. THE FOLLOWING EVALUATION AND PAST PERFORMANCE FACTORS LISTED IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE MUST   BE ADDRESSED IN THE INTERESTED OFFERORS’ TECHNICAL AND PRICE PROPOSALS AND THE GOVERNMENT WILL USE THESE FACTORS TO EVALUATE THE OFFERORS’ PROPOSALS: 1)   A narrative detailing the approach that they will take to meet the requirement. The offeror must illustrate its understanding of the requirement and its ability to provide the required Associate Producer services stated herein. The offeror must submit a brief description of its company’s business and provide a company point of contact including address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number and if applicable, the company’s web-page address. (Technical Approach); 2) The Offeror shall have demonstrated past technical qualification of the proposed Associate Producer in performing work similar to that set forth in the SOW. An Offeror should include recent examples (within the past three (3) years) demonstrating its experience in providing/performing Associate Producer services required under this solicitation to Governmental and/or commercial customers. Examples provided should be of the same and/or similar services specified herein. (Experience)   3) The Offeror shall have demonstrated past technical qualification of the proposed Television Reporter in performing work similar to that set forth in the SOW. Detailed information on past performance and relevant contracts for same and/or similar services with a minimum of three (3) references including contract numbers, points of contact with telephone numbers and email addresses (i.e., the point of contact who can verify performance) Pursuant to FAR 15.305(a) (2) (iv), 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 may not be evaluated favorably or unfavorably on past performance. Offerors shall use Attachment B – Past Performance References to submit their past performance references. (Past Performance) and 4) A Separate Price Proposal showing a price breakdown for the services under solicitation. The prices shall be provided in United States dollars. The Price Proposal must contain Attachment A entitled “Price Schedule” which must be filled out by the offeror.    Offerors are cautioned that failure to address each of the above evaluation factors may deem their proposal unacceptable .

(x) Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items which is completed by registering in the System for Award Management (SAM) Website at: https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. Proposals must also include contractor’s DUNS Number, prompt payment terms, and correct remittance address, if different from mailing address. OFFERORS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH SAM PRIOR TO AWARD.

(xi) The FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition with addendum to the clause. The addendum is as follows:
I. CONTRACTING OFFICER REPRESENTATIVE: The Contracting Officer will appoint by letter a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) who will have the responsibility of ensuring that the work conforms to the requirements of the contract and such other responsibilities and authorities as may be specified in the letter of authorization or this contract. It is understood and agreed, in particular, that the COR shall not have authority to make changes in the scope or terms and conditions of the contract unless and only to the extent that such authority is specified in the letter of authorization or the contract. THE RESULTANT CONTRACTOR IS HEREBY FOREWARNED THAT, ABSENT THE REQUISITE AUTHORITY OF THE COR TO MAKE ANY SUCH CHANGES, IT MAY BE HELD FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CHANGES NOT AUTHORIZED IN ADVANCE, IN WRITING, BY THE CONTRACTING OFFICER, MAY BE DENIED COMPENSATION OR OTHER RELIEF FOR ANY ADDITIONAL WORK PERFORMED THAT IS NOT SO AUTHORIZED, AND MAY ALSO BE REQUIRED, AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO THE GOVERNMENT, TO TAKE ALL CORRECTIVE ACTION NECESSITATED BY REASON OF THE UNAUTHORIZED CHANGES. (End of Clause)

II. EXERCISING OF OPTIONS UNDER THIS CONTRACT : The Government reserves the right to unilaterally exercise the options in Attachment A titled “Price Schedule.” The Parties agree that the Government may partially exercise and fund any options in Attachment A and may do so multiple times up to the point that the option has been fully exercised and funded. The Contractor, however, will not be entitled to any additional compensation beyond that associated with the amount of the option exercise.

In the event that BBG does not give written notice to exercise an option, the contract will expire at the end of the existing period of performance (the Base Period or Option Period) as applicable.   Additionally, the parties agree that, in the event the BBG decides not to exercise any options, BBG will have no further obligation to the Contractor under this contract other than to pay for services actually rendered   by the Contractor to BBG hereunder. (End of Clause)

III. AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS

Funds are not presently available for performance under this contract beyond the Base Period. The Government’s obligation for performance of this contract beyond that date is contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds from which payment for contract purposes can be made. No legal liability on the part of the Government for any payment may arise for performance under this contract beyond the Base Period, until funds are made available to the Contracting Officer for performance and until the Contractor receives notice of availability, to be confirmed in writing by the Contracting Officer. (End of clause)

(xii) FAR clause 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, applies to this solicitation by reference and proposed subsequent contract as well as the following clauses contained within FAR clause 52.212-5: 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards; 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (15 U.S.C. 644); 52.219-8 Utilization of Small Business Concerns; 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Representation; 52.222-3 Convict Labor; 52.222-19 Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies; 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (E.O. 11246); 52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Veterans (38 U.S.C. 4212); 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (29 U.S.C. 793); 52.222-37 Employment Reports on Veterans (38 U.S.C. 4212); 52.222-40 Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act; 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons; 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving; 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases and 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (31 U.S.C. 3332)

(xiii) Additional FAR provisions and clauses incorporated by reference and applicable to this solicitation and the proposed subsequent contract are: 52.217-9 Option to Extend the Term of the Contract.

(xiv) A Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) assigned rating is not applicable to this acquisition.

(xv) Proposals shall be in writing and must be signed by an official authorized to bind the organization. Oral, faxed or emailed proposals will not be accepted . Please note that questions must be submitted in writing to Myria Carpenter by email (proposalquestionMEDC@bbg.gov) or fax (202-382-7870) and received before the deadline of 12:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time on January 5, 2015. Technical Proposals shall be submitted as an original and three (3) copies and Price Proposals shall be submitted as an original and one (1) copy. All proposals must be sent via courier or overnight delivery and must be received before the deadline set forth above. Proposals should be sent to the Attn: Myria Carpenter, Broadcasting Board of Governors, Office of Contracts, 330 C Street, SW, Room 4007 F, Washington, DC 20237 before January 13, 2015 , at 12:00PM, Eastern Daylight Time. NO FAXED OR EMAILED PROPOSALS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

(xvi) Contact: Myria Carpenter, Contracting Officer, email: mecarpen@bbg.gov.

All responsible sources may submit an offer that will be considered by the Agency.

Set-Aside: Total Small Business Place of Performance: 330 Independence Avenue Washington, DC 20237 US URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/BBG/ADM/MCONWASHDC/BBG50-R-15-0017/listing.html

OutreachSystems Article Number: 141230/PROCURE/0039 Matching Key Words: naics!711510;

Broadcasting Board of Governors, Director, Office of Contracts, Office of Contracts (CON), 330 C Street, SW, Room 4300 Washington DC 20237

R — Television Reporter for Voice of America-Latin America Division BBG50-R-15-0017 011315 Myria Carpenter, Fax 202-382-7870, Email mecarpen@bbg.gov – Herman Shaw, Contracting Officer, Fax (202) 382-7870, Email hshaw@bbg.gov
(i) THIS IS A COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR A COMMERCIAL ITEM PREPARED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FORMAT IN SUBPART 12.6 AS SUPPLEMENTED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS NOTICE. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONSTITUTES THE ONLYBroadcasting Board of Governors SOLICITATION; PROPOSALS ARE BEING REQUESTED AND A WRITTEN SOLICITATION WILL NOT BE ISSUED.

(ii) Solicitation No. BBG50-R-15-0017 is issued as a Request For Proposal (RFP) and a contract will be awarded using simplified acquisition procedures in FAR Part 13.

(iii) This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect from the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-078, dated December 26, 2014.

(iv) This is a one hundred percent (100%) total small business set-aside. The North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 711510 with a small business size standard of $7.5M.

(v) The contractor shall provide the Contract Line Items as shown in the Attachment A titled “Price Schedule”.   The contractor shall provide a Firm Fixed Price proposal for a base period of three (3) months and three (3) option periods of three (3) months each.

(vi) The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), Office of Contracts (CON) located in Washington, D.C. anticipates a need (subject to availability of funding) for Independent Contractor to provide Television Reporter services as described in Attachment C titled “Statement of Work (SOW)” . The Offeror selected for award must be able to successfully pass a BBG security investigation.

(vii) The Government anticipates making an award under this Solicitation on/or about on January 20, 2015 and no later than January 31, 2015. The Base Period of award will be three (3) months and the subsequent Option Periods, if exercised, will follow sequentially for a total contract duration not to exceed twelve (12) months.   The Contractor shall submit a monthly invoice electronically for services provided the preceding month in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act.

(viii) The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provision FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items, applies to this solicitation. FAR provisions and clauses may be obtained from the Internet Web address at: http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. Interested contractors who are capable of providing these services should submit a proposal identifying capabilities as noted below. The contractor shall demonstrate their ability and experience in providing the required services.

Offeror’s minimum qualifications shall include but not be limited to:
1) Offeror’s Qualifications – The Offeror shall provide their resume that includes work experience, education and specialized training necessary to provide the required services under this solicitation. The Offeror must be able to demonstrate proficiency in writing and speaking in the English language;

2) Experience – The Offeror shall demonstrate experience in providing the required services under this solicitation to Governmental and/or commercial customers.

INTERESTED OFFERORS RESPONDING TO THIS SOLICITATION SHALL SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO THE CONTRACTING OFFICER: (1) a Technical Proposal which addresses the technical factors described below in (ix) and (2) and a Price Proposal in accordance with (ix). The Price Proposal must contain a copy of Attachment A entitled “Price Schedule” which must be filled out by the interested contractor as well as either a copy of FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items or a statement that FAR 52.212-3 has been completed in the System for Award Management website. The technical and price proposals must be submitted separately. No price information should be contained within the technical proposal.

(ix) The Government will award a Commercial Items, Firm-Fixed-Price, Non-Personal Services Purchase Order resulting from this RFP to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the RFP will provide the best value to the Government, based on technical, past performance, and price. When combined, technical evaluation factors are significantly more important than cost/price. THE FOLLOWING EVALUATION AND PAST PERFORMANCE FACTORS LISTED IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE MUST   BE ADDRESSED IN THE INTERESTED OFFERORS’ TECHNICAL AND PRICE PROPOSALS AND THE GOVERNMENT WILL USE THESE FACTORS TO EVALUATE THE OFFERORS’ PROPOSALS: 1)   A narrative detailing the approach that they will take to meet the requirement. The offeror must illustrate its understanding of the requirement and its ability to provide the required Associate Producer services stated herein. The offeror must submit a brief description of its company’s business and provide a company point of contact including address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number and if applicable, the company’s web-page address. (Technical Approach); 2) The Offeror shall have demonstrated past technical qualification of the proposed Associate Producer in performing work similar to that set forth in the SOW. An Offeror should include recent examples (within the past three (3) years) demonstrating its experience in providing/performing Associate Producer services required under this solicitation to Governmental and/or commercial customers. Examples provided should be of the same and/or similar services specified herein. (Experience)   3) The Offeror shall have demonstrated past technical qualification of the proposed Television Reporter in performing work similar to that set forth in the SOW. Detailed information on past performance and relevant contracts for same and/or similar services with a minimum of three (3) references including contract numbers, points of contact with telephone numbers and email addresses (i.e., the point of contact who can verify performance) Pursuant to FAR 15.305(a) (2) (iv), 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 may not be evaluated favorably or unfavorably on past performance. Offerors shall use Attachment B – Past Performance References to submit their past performance references. (Past Performance) and 4) A Separate Price Proposal showing a price breakdown for the services under solicitation. The prices shall be provided in United States dollars. The Price Proposal must contain Attachment A entitled “Price Schedule” which must be filled out by the offeror.    Offerors are cautioned that failure to address each of the above evaluation factors may deem their proposal unacceptable .

(x) Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items which is completed by registering in the System for Award Management (SAM) Website at: https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. Proposals must also include contractor’s DUNS Number, prompt payment terms, and correct remittance address, if different from mailing address. OFFERORS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH SAM PRIOR TO AWARD.

(xi) The FAR clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition with addendum to the clause. The addendum is as follows:
I. CONTRACTING OFFICER REPRESENTATIVE: The Contracting Officer will appoint by letter a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) who will have the responsibility of ensuring that the work conforms to the requirements of the contract and such other responsibilities and authorities as may be specified in the letter of authorization or this contract. It is understood and agreed, in particular, that the COR shall not have authority to make changes in the scope or terms and conditions of the contract unless and only to the extent that such authority is specified in the letter of authorization or the contract. THE RESULTANT CONTRACTOR IS HEREBY FOREWARNED THAT, ABSENT THE REQUISITE AUTHORITY OF THE COR TO MAKE ANY SUCH CHANGES, IT MAY BE HELD FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CHANGES NOT AUTHORIZED IN ADVANCE, IN WRITING, BY THE CONTRACTING OFFICER, MAY BE DENIED COMPENSATION OR OTHER RELIEF FOR ANY ADDITIONAL WORK PERFORMED THAT IS NOT SO AUTHORIZED, AND MAY ALSO BE REQUIRED, AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO THE GOVERNMENT, TO TAKE ALL CORRECTIVE ACTION NECESSITATED BY REASON OF THE UNAUTHORIZED CHANGES. (End of Clause)

II. EXERCISING OF OPTIONS UNDER THIS CONTRACT : The Government reserves the right to unilaterally exercise the options in Attachment A titled “Price Schedule.” The Parties agree that the Government may partially exercise and fund any options in Attachment A and may do so multiple times up to the point that the option has been fully exercised and funded. The Contractor, however, will not be entitled to any additional compensation beyond that associated with the amount of the option exercise.

In the event that BBG does not give written notice to exercise an option, the contract will expire at the end of the existing period of performance (the Base Period or Option Period) as applicable.   Additionally, the parties agree that, in the event the BBG decides not to exercise any options, BBG will have no further obligation to the Contractor under this contract other than to pay for services actually rendered   by the Contractor to BBG hereunder. (End of Clause)

III. AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS

Funds are not presently available for performance under this contract beyond the Base Period. The Government’s obligation for performance of this contract beyond that date is contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds from which payment for contract purposes can be made. No legal liability on the part of the Government for any payment may arise for performance under this contract beyond the Base Period, until funds are made available to the Contracting Officer for performance and until the Contractor receives notice of availability, to be confirmed in writing by the Contracting Officer. (End of clause)

(xii) FAR clause 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, applies to this solicitation by reference and proposed subsequent contract as well as the following clauses contained within FAR clause 52.212-5: 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards; 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (15 U.S.C. 644); 52.219-8 Utilization of Small Business Concerns; 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Representation; 52.222-3 Convict Labor; 52.222-19 Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies; 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (E.O. 11246); 52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Veterans (38 U.S.C. 4212); 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (29 U.S.C. 793); 52.222-37 Employment Reports on Veterans (38 U.S.C. 4212); 52.222-40 Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act; 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons; 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving; 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases and 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (31 U.S.C. 3332)

(xiii) Additional FAR provisions and clauses incorporated by reference and applicable to this solicitation and the proposed subsequent contract are: 52.217-9 Option to Extend the Term of the Contract.

(xiv) A Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) assigned rating is not applicable to this acquisition.

(xv) Proposals shall be in writing and must be signed by an official authorized to bind the organization. Oral, faxed or emailed proposals will not be accepted . Please note that questions must be submitted in writing to Myria Carpenter by email (proposalquestionMEDC@bbg.gov) or fax (202-382-7870) and received before the deadline of 12:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time on January 5, 2015. Technical Proposals shall be submitted as an original and three (3) copies and Price Proposals shall be submitted as an original and one (1) copy. All proposals must be sent via courier or overnight delivery and must be received before the deadline set forth above. Proposals should be sent to the Attn: Myria Carpenter, Broadcasting Board of Governors, Office of Contracts, 330 C Street, SW, Room 4007 F, Washington, DC 20237 before January 13, 2015 , at 12:00PM, Eastern Daylight Time. NO FAXED OR EMAILED PROPOSALS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

(xvi) Contact: Myria Carpenter, Contracting Officer, email: mecarpen@bbg.gov.

All responsible sources may submit an offer that will be considered by the Agency.

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600px-US-DeptOfNavy-Seal.svgDepartment of the Navy, United States Marine Corps, MCAS Cherry Point, Cherry Point Satellite Contracting Office PSC Box 8018 MCAS Cherry Point NC 28533-0018

76 — THE WINDSOCK M00146-15-R-9009 011615 Oronde Dominique, Contracting Officer, Phone 252-466-7726, Email oronde.dominique@usmc.mil – Christopher Poulos, Chief of the Contracting Office, Phone 252-466-4038, Email christopher.poulos@usmc.mil

Section B – Supplies or Services and Prices

ITEM NO SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT
0001 11,500 Each
THE WINDSOCK
FFP
PUBLICATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE CIVILIAN ENTERPRISE NEWSPAPER – WINDSOCK in accordance with the Statement of Work (Section C). The Windsock is published 50 times per year. “NOT TO EXCEED” a circulation of 11,500.
Period of Performance: 16 February 2015 through 15 February 2016

ITEM NO SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT
1001 11,500 Each
OPTION THE WINDSOCK
FFP
PUBLICATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE CIVILIAN ENTERPRISE NEWSPAPER – WINDSOCK in accordance with the Statement of Work (Section C). The Windsock is published 50 times per year. “NOT TO EXCEED” a circulation of 11,500.
Period of Performance: 16 February 2016 through 15 February 2017

ITEM NO SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT
2001 11,500 Each
OPTION THE WINDSOCK
FFP
PUBLICATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE CIVILIAN ENTERPRISE NEWSPAPER – WINDSOCK in accordance with the Statement of Work (Section C). The Windsock is published 50 times per year. “NOT TO EXCEED” a circulation of 11,500.
Period of Performance: 16 February 2017 through 15 February 2018

ITEM NO SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT
3001 11,500 Each
OPTION THE WINDSOCK
FFP
PUBLICATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE CIVILIAN ENTERPRISE NEWSPAPER – WINDSOCK in accordance with the Statement of Work (Section C). The Windsock is published 50 times per year. “NOT TO EXCEED” a circulation of 11,500.
Period of Performance: 16 February 2018 through 15 February 2019

ITEM NO SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT
4001 11,500 Each
OPTION THE WINDSOCK
FFP
PUBLICATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE CIVILIAN ENTERPRISE NEWSPAPER – WINDSOCK in accordance with the Statement of Work (Section C). The Windsock is published 50 times per year. “NOT TO EXCEED” a circulation of 11,500.
Period of Performance: 16 February 2019 through 15 February 2020

SECTION B – NOTES

B.1 GENERAL INTENTION. The purpose of this requirement is to establish a contract for publication and distribution of a Civilian Enterprise (CE) newspaper “Windsock” as requested by the Public Affairs Office, Marine Corps Air Station, and Cherry Point, NC. The CE newspaper is subject to the requirements of DoD Instruction 5120.4, dated 16 June 1997, Department of Defense Newspapers, Magazines and Civilian Enterprise Publications and other listed in Attachments. The purpose of the civilian enterprise newspaper is to provide a free flow of news and information to DoD personnel and their families.

B.2 TYPE OF CONTRACT. This is a “no cost” type of contract. Neither appropriated nor non-appropriated funds will be used to pay for any costs incurred by the contractor in publishing the newspaper. Consideration to the contractor comes from the right to sell and circulate advertising. The CE publisher shall only use the space agreed upon for advertising (Section C3.1.1.). Although this contract is not subject to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) or the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), FAR or DFARS clauses useful in protecting the interest of the Government and implementing those provisions required by law are included.

B.3 PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE. The base period of this contract will be one year. The contract includes four (4) twelve-month option periods, to be exercised at the discretion of the Government. The total period of the contract, including options, shall not exceed five (5) years. The contractor is “NOT AUTHORIZED” to execute and or exercise the option periods identified within the contract without written approval/authorization for the Contracting Office identified in section 9 of the SF 1449. The periods will be as follows:

Base Period: 15 February 2015 – 14 February 2016
– Option One: 15 February 2016 – 14 February 2017
– Option Two: 15 February 2017 – 14 February 2018
– Option Three: 15 February 2018 – 14 February 2019
– Option Four: 15 February 2019 – 14 February 2020

SECTION C – STATEMENT OF WORK

SECTION C1

INTRODUCTION

C1.1 SCOPE. The Cherry Point Windsock, hereafter the Windsock, is the authorized, unofficial publication of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina (MCAS Cherry Point). As such, its contents do not necessarily reflect the official views of, nor constitute an endorsement by, the Department of Defense (DoD). The Windsock is a civilian enterprise (CE) newspaper, published by a CE contractor (hereafter referred to as the “Publisher”) under contract with MCAS Cherry Point. As such, the Windsock contains advertising sold by the Publisher, and may contain supplements or inserts. The Publisher sells advertising to cover costs and secure earnings. Other advertising provisions are contained in this Statement of Work (SOW). The Publisher also provides personnel to aid and support the Windsock staff to support newspaper operations as stipulated in this SOW. The Windsock is published 50 times per year with a circulation of 11,500. It is a key medium in the Commander’s internal information program and is used to communicate mission-essential information to members of the command, including Marines, Sailors, civilian employees, and family members. A typical issue of the Windsock contains most, if not all, of the following elements: command, Marine Corps and Department of Defense news/features, Commander’s comments; letters to the editor; editorials; commentaries; features; sports; entertainment items; Marine Corps Community Services news and announcements; installation and local community news briefs and announcements; photography; line art and classified advertisements. The Publisher may provide material for use in the newspaper if approved by the Commander, or Public Affairs Officer (PAO) as the Commander’s representative. All editorial content used in preparing the Windsock, whether used in an issue of the newspaper or not, is the property of the Marine Corps. The PAO provides oversight and final approval authority for all editorial and advertising content of the paper.

C1.1.1 The Contractor shall prepare, produce, publish and distribute at weekly intervals, a CE newspaper, to be known as The Windsock and its website, barring national catastrophe or failure to adhere to editorial and pictorial deadlines by the Government. This publication shall comply with all applicable provisions of the:

• Department of Defense (DoD) Instruction 5120.4 (16JUN97),
• DoD Direction 5122.10 (21NOV2000),
• Department of Navy (DoN) rules and regulations, Marine Corps Publication and Printing regulations (MCO 5720.74);
• and SecNavInst 5720.44C.

Upon request, copies of the above references will be made available to the Contractor by PAO.

C1.2 Concept. To have a responsible firm publish the Windsock newspaper using copy collected and laid out entirely by the Publisher. Publisher will gather copy from standard sources, including but not limited to: Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS), Marines.mil, articles provided by PAO, local news sources (for off-base events), base organizations such as Marine Corps Community Services, Joint Safety Office, Chaplain’s Office, Chow Hall, Single Marine Program, and others designated by the PAO. Priority for story publication will be determined by the PAO, but generally will be laid out by the Publisher in the following order: local (on-base) news including news briefs, local (on-base) features, local (on-base and regional) announcements, Corps-wide news and features, especially those that might be of interest to local Marines. Publisher will design and lay out all pages in accordance with theEditors‘ SOP, which will be provided by the PAO. PAO will have oversight and final decision on all copy and design layouts.

C1.2.1 To enhance the quality of life for military and civilian personnel serving and living at Cherry Point by providing news and information that is informative, educational and entertaining.

C1.2.2 To provide a forum for individuals to express opinions concerning relevant matters, thought-provoking ideas, tasteful and colorful humor; and to provide a place for the submission of advertisements free of charge as described elsewhere in this contract.

C1.2.3 To enhance and preserve the customs and traditions of the United States Marine Corps.

SECTION C2

DEFINITIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS

C2.1 STANDARD DEFINITIONS. Definitions of specific terms and phrases used in this Contract.

C2.1.1 ADMINISTRATION. All post award functions to ensure adherence to terms and conditions of the contract.

C2.1.2 CIVILIAN ENTERPRISE NEWSPAPER. Newspaper published by commercial publishers under contract with the DoD Components or their subordinate commands. The Commander or Public Affairs Office provides oversight and final approval authority for the news and editorial content of the paper.

C2.1.3 CONTRACTING OFFICER. A person with the authority to enter into, administer, and/or terminate contracts and make related determinations and findings. The term includes certain authorized representatives of the contracting officer acting within the limits of their authority as delegated by the Contracting Officer.

C2.1.4 CONTRACTING OFFICER’S REPRESENTATIVE (COR)/ALTERNATE COR (ACOR). See Section H, Note H3.

C2.1.5 CONTRACTOR. The term “Contractor” as used herein refers to both the prime Contractor and any subcontractors. The Contractor shall be responsible for assuring that his subcontractors comply with the provisions of this contract. (Note: For the purpose of this contract, “Contractor” is the same as “Publisher.”)

C2.1.6 GOVERNMENT-FURNISHED PROPERTY. This term as used in this contract means any supplies or facilities furnished by the Government, for use in connection with the performance of this contract.

C2.1.7 INDUSTRY STANDARD. This term as used in this contract means an established norm or requirement in the related industry. Examples include types of equipment and procedures used by the majority of modern newspaper publishing companies for printing and Web design.

C2.1.8 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT). Any equipment or inter-connected system or subsystem of equipment that is used in the automatic acquisition, storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, or reception of data or information by the executive agency. The term IT includes computers, ancillary equipment, software, firmware, and similar procedures, services (including support services) and related resources. IT replaces the terms “Federal Information Processing” and Automated Data Processing Equipment (ADPE) as per the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996.

C2.1.9 INSERTS. A flier, circular, or freestanding advertisement placed within the folds of the newspaper. No disclaimer or other labeling is required.

C2.1.10 OPTION. A unilateral right in a contract by which, for a specified time, the Government may elect to acquire additional supplies or services called for by the contract, or may elect to extend the term of the contract.

C2.1.11 PAGE DUMMIES. Pages, usually legal size, which are used by the Contractor and the Public Affairs Office to give a rough description of what a completed page will look like. Pagedummies are initiated by the Contractor to plan a forthcoming edition by indicating to his staff which portions of the paper will contain advertising and which portions will contain space foreditorial copy.

C2.1.12 PAGE PROOFS. Metered broadsheet pages which follow the prescription of their specific page dummies after all advertising and editorial content have been electronically “pasted up” on them. These are reviewed for geometric uniformity, editorial accuracy, and to ensure SOP and other PAO guidelines have been adhered to by the Contractor immediately prior to printing.

C2.1.13 PASTE-UPS. Refers to the physical placement of advertisements, photographs or editorial copy on a metered broadsheet page.

C2.1.14 SHALL. This word is used in connection with the Contractor and specifies that the provision is binding.

C2.1.15 SUPPLEMENTS. Features, advertising sections, or Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) sections printed with or inserted into publications for distribution. Supplements shall be labeled “Supplement to THE WINDSOCK”. Editorial content in supplements is subject to approval by the Public Affair’s Officer.

C2.1.16 WILL. This word is used in connection with the Government and specifies that the provision is binding.

C2.2 STANDARD ABBREVIATIONS. Complete spelling of commonly used
abbreviations in this Performance Work Statement (PWS).

C2.2.1 ACOR. Alternate Contracting Officer’s Representative

C2.2.2 AD/ADS. Advertisement/Advertisements

C2.2.3 CE. Civilian Enterprise

C2.2.4 COR. Contracting Officer’s Representative

C2.2.5 CO. Contracting Officer

C2.2.6 DoD. Department of Defense

C2.2.7 DoN. Department of the Navy

C2.2.8 ISMD. Information Systems Management Division

C2.2.9 IT. Information Technology

C2.2.10 MCAS. Marine Corps Air Station

C2.2.11 MCB. Marine Corps Base

C2.2.12 MCCS. Marine Corps Community Service

C2.2.13 MCO. Marine Corps Order

C2.2.14 PAO. Public Affairs Office

C2.2.15 PWS. Performance Work Statement

C2.2.16 QA. Quality Assurance

C2.2.17 QC. Quality Control

C2.2.18 CPNC. Cherry Point, North Carolina

C2.2.19 FIP. Federal Information Processing

SECTION C3

CONTRACTOR FURNISHED ITEMS AND SERVICES

C3.1 The Publisher agrees: Except for those items or services specifically stated to be Government furnished in Section C4, the Contractor shall provide all items and services needed to perform this contract.

C3.1.1 The Windsock shall be broadsheet size newspaper, consistent in page-length as necessitated by the editorial content provided by the PAO in maintaining the ratio of advertising toeditorial content as outlined in paragraph C3.8.5. The newspaper will have no less than 16 pages, unless specifically agreed upon by both the PAO and the Publisher. The newspaper will contain two sections, A (News and Features) and B (Life and Times). Front pages for all sections shall be color.

C3.1.2 The Publisher will make every attempt to use timely articles in the editorial sections of the Windsock. To that end, unless otherwise approved by PAO, no articles or related editorialmaterial printed in the Windsock will be more than 14 days old (based on when it was posted online by its author for release).

C3.2 Deadlines: The Publisher shall have all Corps News pages and Page B3 ready for review by the Windsock editor no later than 0800 Monday. The Publisher shall have all remainingpages ready for review by the PAO by 1500 on Tuesday. The PAO shall provide proofing comments to Publisher by 0800 Wednesday. A final proof for the PAO shall be completed by 1000 on Wednesday, if deemed necessary by the PAO. The PAO will complete its review of the final proof by 1200 on Wednesday. This schedule may be moved to the left (earlier) during holiday schedules upon agreement between both parties.

C3.3 Nameplate: The nameplate (flag) of each issue shall include the volume number and date.

C3.3.1 No advertising shall be included on the front page of any section. Additionally, the PAO shall at its discretion have two additional pages in each section with no advertising. The recommended pages without advertising are A1-A3 and B1-B3.

C3.3.2 The Publisher shall provide full color on all pages if PAO deems necessary. However, editorial photos on any page that has a color ad shall also be in color. PAO retains the right to use black and white on any page as needed or appropriate.

C3.3.3 All photos and other editorial content used in the production of the Windsock, whether used in the Windsock or not, remain the property of the Government.

C3.3.4 Four special edition tabloid inserts shall be printed for inclusion in the newspaper each year. The size and content of such special inserts will be identified to the Publisher 15 days before each run. It is understood that all terms and conditions of this contract shall apply to each special edition with the exception of advertising. There shall be no advertising in special inserts.

C3.3.5 On a yearly basis, the Contractor shall provide a hard bound volume of all the previous year’s issues of the Windsock. The volume shall be provided by 1 March each year.

C3.3.6 The Publisher shall where economically feasible use recycled paper for the publication of the CE newspaper.

C3.3.7 The Publisher shall use standard newsprint, recyclable paper subject to requirements of applicable laws and regulations.

C3.4 WEB SITE.

C3.4.1 The Contractor shall be responsible for creating, maintaining, marketing and posting a Web site for the Windsock that adheres to current industry standards. The site will use the same format as other standard news organization Web sites – examples include The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Raleigh News & Observer. The siteshall be updated with information from each week’s copy of the Windsock by 7:30 a.m. on the day of publication. Additional stories or information provided by the PAO from time to time shall also be posted to the site within 24 hours.

C3.4.2 The Website may also include advertisements that were published in the Windsock. Additional advertising will be allowed and all advertising rules as set forth in Section C3.8 will apply.

C3.5 Facilities: The Publisher shall provide an office for the publication of the WINDSOCK. The Contractor Liaison/Quality Assurance Manager and Graphic Artist/Layout Design Artist (C3.12.3 and C3.12.4) shall work from this location, with the following exception. The Graphic Artist/Layout Design Artist will work at the JPAO office at Cherry Point each Tuesday during normal working hours, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. This schedule may be adjusted by the PAO to accommodate holiday production schedules. The newspaper archive will be located at the Publisher provided facility. Personal meetings between the Publisher and PAO personnel will be conducted at the PAO office or any site chosen by the PAO.

C3.6 EQUIPMENT.

C3.6.1 The Contractor shall provide the below listed equipment or approved equivalent for the performance of this contract. The equipment provided by the Contractor shall be new. All equipment shall be in first class, industry standard operating condition (complete operating order and in compliance with the manufacturer’s operating specifications).

Additionally, the Publisher shall furnish all necessary supplies, repair parts, materials, tools, and support equipment required to perform all services.

C3.6.2 The Contractor shall provide up-to-date versions of the following equipment suite on the PAO premises:

A. Computer Workstation. The Publisher shall provide one (1) networked computing workstation consistent with the industry standard for use in editing stories, editing photos and other needs necessitated by the PAO. The workstation shall have a color monitor 20 inches in size or larger. The workstation should be equipped, at minimum, with the current versions of Microsoft Office and the Adobe Creative Suite. Additionally, the Publisher shall update software as available to remain within the industry standard.

B. Server/Shared Drive. Publisher will provide one (1) networked server/shared drive capable of transferring files between the PAO and the publisher. Publisher will provide Server/Shared Drive network access for Government laptop computers for internal Windsock production and archiving.

C. Digital Cable Modem. Publisher will install and maintain one (1) digital cable modem in the PAO to provide a cable internet connection, as well as the required internet subscription service described in paragraph C3.6.2.E.

D. Wireless Router. Publisher will install and maintain a wireless router to provide sufficient Wi-Fi Internet connection capability to all networked devices, including multiple Government laptop computers, the computer workstation described in paragraph C3.6.2.A., and the printer described in paragraph C3.6.2.F.

E. Internet Connection. The Publisher shall install a broadband Internet connection to maintain connectivity between the Publisher and the Joint Public Affairs Office.

F. Printer. Publisher provides one printer capable of printing commonly used paper sizes up to 11×17 inch for printing of newspaper flats for review. Publisher will provide replacement printer toner and paper.

G. Stylebook. Publisher will provide account access for JPAO to the Associated Press Style book at http://www.apstylebook.com for use by JPAO staff.

C3.6.3 The Publisher shall provide a subscription to a clip art service accessible from PAO premises.

C3.6.4 The Publisher shall provide quarterly training regarding the use of equipment to accommodate new journalists at the PAO.

C3.6.5 The Publisher’s computer equipment will be analyzed bi-annually and/or at each contract renewal date by PAO to determine adequacy, compatibility and to determine if any upgrades are necessary. The Contractor shall familiarize and train Public Affairs personnel in electronic transmission of data. Throughout the life of the contract, technological upgrades will be required to remain competitive with current industry standards in compliance with Marine Corps Standards. The equipment shall be upgraded as needed to maintain current acceptable standards throughout the Marine Corps.
C3.6.6 EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE. The Contractor shall be responsible for and bear the expense of maintaining and repairing all equipment furnished by the Contractor. The Contractor shall ensure required maintenance and repairs are accomplished within a period not to exceed 24 hours from the time a notice for maintenance has been initiated. If equipment cannot be repaired, one-for-one replacement of inoperable equipment shall be provided. In the event of catastrophic equipment failure, the Publisher shall provide alternative solutions to publish the newspaper.

C3.6.7 EQUIPMENT INVENTORY. At the start of the basic contract period, the Contractor and a Government representative shall conduct a joint inventory of all Contractor furnished equipment. A Contractor and Government representative shall jointly determine the working order and condition of all Contractor furnished equipment; and, shall certify their agreement as to the working order and stated condition of all equipment provided by the Contractor. At completion of the contract, the Contractor and a Government representative shall conduct a joint inventory of equipment. The Contractor shall repair all equipment in need of repairs/maintenance before the joint inventory is made. The Government is not responsible for normal wear and tear of equipment. If the Contractor and Government representative fail to agree on the working order of Contractor furnished equipment, this failure to agree shall be treated as a dispute.

C3.6.8 The Contractor shall engrave all computer equipment in such a way as to facilitate recovery in the event of loss or theft and for inventory purposes.

C3.6.9 REMOVAL OF EQUIPMENT. Upon termination of the contract, the Contractor shall, within 24 hours remove all Contractor-owned supplies and/or property from the premises.

C3.7 SERVICE MATERIALS

C3.7.1 The Contractor shall provide additional supplies at PAO site, including dictionaries, thesauruses and latest edition of the Associated Press Style Guide. Publisher shall also provide in a timely manner all supplies required for continued operation of Publisher-provided equipment, including paper, cartridges, toner, and other support items.

C3.7.2 The Contractor shall provide personnel, transportation, supplies, material, equipment and services for the production and delivery of the Windsock in sufficient quantities to allow consistency of design each time the newspaper is published. All of these items shall be available on contract start date and throughout the contract period.

C.3.8 ADVERTISING.

C3.8.1 The Contractor shall assume full responsibility for advertising content. The Publisher shall be responsible for the accuracy of any advertisement appearing in the Windsock, and shall accept for publication in the Windsock only those advertisements that conform to generally accepted standards of propriety and good taste. The PAO reserves the right to review all proposed advertisements deemed objectionable or inimical to the interests of the air station, prior to the layout of advertising space. Any advertisement received by the Publisher shall be submitted to the PAO for review and approval or disapproval if there is a question as to whether it complies with the restrictions listed in Sections C3.8.12 and C3.8.13.

C3.8.2 The Contractor shall implement the following advertisement review process, when directed, if it is determined by the Commanding Officer or the PAO as the designated representative, that the Publisher-only review is not sufficient to ensure compliance with regulations and provisions of this contract governing advertising. The Contractor shall provide laid out copies of all advertisements by 10 a.m. the Tuesday before publication to ensure compliance with advertising provisions in this section and applicable in any case. If any advertisements are identified that are contrary to these provisions, the PAO shall request that the contractor delete any such advertisements. If the Publisher prints the issue containing the objectionable advertisement(s), the Commander may prohibit distribution of the Windsock in accordance with DoD Directive 1325.6.

C3.8.3 SERVICES EXCLUDED/PROHIBITED PRACTICES.
C3.8.3.1 The Contractor and his subcontractors, affiliates, employees, sales representatives and agents, in the conduct of business concerning the Windsock newspaper, shall not:

C3.8.3.2 Represent in any manner, expressly or by implication, that advertisements published as a result of this contract are approved or endorsed by an element of the United States Government. Any advertisement, including cents-off coupons, by the Contractor, which refers to a military resale activity, shall contain a statement that the advertisement was not paid for or sponsored, in whole or part, by the particular activity.

C3.8.3.3 Publish advertisements for alcohol or tobacco.

C3.8.3.4 Publish advertisements which incorporate a Marine Corps emblem. However, this prohibition shall not preclude the use of other Marine Corps related graphics.

C3.8.3.5 Publish advertisements for lewd and lascivious materials or activities (e.g. X-rated movies or movie houses); this includes veiled references to such activities.

C3.8.3.6 Publish advertisements for off-limit establishments. A list of off-limit establishments may be obtained from the PAO.

C3.8.3.7 Allow the use of advertisement for gambling, lotteries, raffles, bingo or other games of chance conducted by a commercial organization whose primary business is conducting lotteries. (Notices of such activities shall not be included in announcements or other editorial matter not of a news nature.) Bingo games and lotteries conducted by a commercialorganization whose primary business is conducting lotteries may not be advertised in the CE publication. Non-lottery activities (e.g., dining at a restaurant or attending a musical performance) of a commercial organization whose primary business is conducting lotteries may be advertised in the civilian enterprise newspapers. Exceptions are allowed for authorized State lotteries, lotteries conducted by a not-for-profit organization or a governmental organization or conducted as a promotional activity by a commercial organization and clearly occasional and ancillary to the primary business of that organization. An exception also pertains to any gaming conducted by an Indian tribe under 25 U.S.C. 2720.

C3.8.3.8 List Marine Corps “Official Business” telephone numbers in any advertisements.

C3.8.3.9 Publish advertisements employing discrimination against any person because of race, religion, national origin, age, color, or sex.

C3.8.3.10 Publish political advertisements. The newspaper(s) shall not contain campaign news, partisan discussions, cartoons, editorials, or commentaries dealing with political campaigns, candidates, or issues. The newspaper(s) shall not carry paid political advertisements for a candidate, party, or which advocate a particular position on a political issue. This includes those advertisements advocating a position on any proposed DoD policy or policy under review.

C3.8.3.11 Enter into any exclusive advertising agreement with any firm, broker, or individual for the purpose of selling advertising associated with this contract.

C3.8.3.12 Use names, initials, rank or rate, or unit of military personnel appearing in testimonial advertising.

C3.8.3.13 Carry any advertisement that violates or rejects DoD equal employment opportunity policy.

C3.8.3.14 Use any manipulative, deceptive or fraudulent device, scheme or artifice, including misleading advertising and sales literature.

C3.8.3.15 Enter into unauthorized or restricted areas.

C3.8.3.16 Represent or permit him to be represented to the public as an agent or employee of the Government.
C3.8.3.17 Sell or remove any property, which is owned by the Government and is used in the operation of this contract.

C3.8.3.18 Knowingly and/or willfully violate the Truth-in Lending Act or any other unethical practices.

C3.8.3.19 Subscribe, even at no cost, to a commercial or feature wire or other service whose primary purpose is the advertisement or promotion of commercial products, commodities, or services.

C3.8.3.20 Publish any material that implies that the DoD Components or their subordinate levels endorse or favor a specific commercial product, commodity, or service.

C3.8.3.21 Publish advertisements from establishments that engage in predatory loan practices including but not limited to those businesses offering payday loans, refund anticipation loans, car title loans, and loans with an effective annual interest rate exceeding 36 percent. Prior to agreeing to publish a proposed advertisement, the Publisher shall make reasonable inquiry to determine if the advertisement violates MCIEAST predatory lending policy. If any question whatever exists as to the advertisement’s viability under MCIEAST policy, the Publisher shall consult with PAO/SJA MCAS Cherry Point prior to publication. In circumstances where the Publisher is already contractually bound to a business that has been deemed by Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and/or Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point to engage in predatory lending, the Publisher agrees to cease advertising for such business at the earliest time allowable under the contract (see MCIEAST Commanding General’s Policy Letter 007-07).

C3.8.4 The Contractor shall include in the Windsock’s masthead the following disclaimer, in no smaller than 6-point: “The Windsock” is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Content of the Windsock is not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, the U.S. Marine Corps, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, or the Joint Public Affairs Office, Cherry Point, N.C. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense, the U.S. Marine Corps, or the Publisher, of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use, or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. The Windsock is published by (Publisher’s name), a private firm in no way connected with the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Marine Corps, under exclusive written contract with Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C. The editorial content of this publication is the responsibility of the Joint Public Affairs Office. The Windsock is a registered trademark. To address any distribution problems, please contact the (Publisher) at (Publisher phone number)”

In addition to the required advertising information listed above, the masthead must include the following: “The editorial content of this publication is approved by the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Public Affairs Office.” Additionally, the names of the Commanding Officer, Joint Public Affairs Officer, and Editorial Staff; the Joint Public Affairs Office address and phone number; and the frequency of publication, method of reproduction and total number of circulation, shall be included in the masthead. The names of the Contractor and employees may be listed separately.

Each story published from an outside source will include the following disclaimer at the end, “This story was provided by an outside source. Comments or questions about this story should be directed to (writer’s email address).”

C3.8.5 The Contractor shall notify advertisers of the requirements stated in the masthead in C3.8.3 above.

C3.8.6 Ad Layouts: The advertising-to-editorial ratio shall not be larger than 60% advertising to 40% editorial copy per single issue. Inserts/supplements will not count against the advertising to editorial ratio, but shall be clearly marked as advertising material and shall be bound by the conditions set forth by this contract. Inserts/supplements are subject to review as noted in Section C3.8.1 and C3.8.2. The Commanding Officer or his representative may limit the number of advertising inserts should they determine that such inserts are excessive.

C3.8.7 The Contractor shall facilitate contemporary modular design of editorial material. Advertising on all pages in all sections will be blocked across the top of the ad block if a horizontal format, or along a vertical line, the length of the page if a vertical format. Ads shall be sold only in 2, 3, 4, and 6-column widths. Ads shall not be horizontally combined to form widths other than 2, 3, 4, and 6 columns. Ads within ad space shall fill the entire ad space. An alley of one (1) pica between ads shall be the standard. All published ads shall be in rectangular form; Purchased ad space must be filled by either enlarging ads or by bordering ads around the perimeter of purchased space. The weight of perimeter borders shall be consistent to within one (1) point of other borders on the page. The PAO or a designated representative may specify advertising layout that prevents awkward ad structures impeding effective text layout and to enhance communication effectiveness of the Windsock.

C3.8.8 The Publisher shall coordinate deadlines for advertising with affected MCAS Cherry Point agencies, including Marine Corps Community Services.

C3.8.9 Commercial advertising and advertising supplements may be included but shall be clearly labeled as advertising and readily distinguishable from editorial content. All advertising shall be solicited by the Publisher with the exception of the “Free Classified Advertisements” outlined in Section C3.8.17. The Publisher and his representatives shall conduct all businessoperations concerning the newspaper on an ethical and business like basis, dealing honestly and fairly with all advertisers or others inquiring about the Windsock.

C3.8.10 The Contractor shall not subcontract or enter into any exclusive advertising agreement with any firm, broker, or individual for selling advertising associated with this contract.

C3.8.11 The contractor shall not solicit or accept advertising in the name of U.S. Marine Corps, Marine Corps organizations/units/activities, the U.S. Navy, or other component of the Department of Defense.

C3.8.12 The Contractor shall not represent in any manner, expressly or by implication, that items or services purchased or sold under this contract are approved or endorsed by any element of the U.S. Government. Any advertisement, including cents off coupons, by the Publisher, which refers to a military resale activity, shall contain a statement that the advertisement was neither paid for nor sponsored, in whole or in part, by any government organization.

C3.8.13 The Contractor shall not solicit, accept or publish advertising, including inserts and supplements, that: Discriminate in violation of the policy described in C3.8.4; endorse political candidates or parties; advocate a particular position on a political issue; advocate a position on any proposed DoD policy or policy under review; advocate lobbying elected officials on a specific issue; in the Government’s opinion are objectionable or obscene in nature; reflect adversely upon the Government of the United States or any of its components; advertise for establishments declared “off limits” by the command (list provided by the command); imply Department of Defense or Marine Corps endorsement of any product, commodity or service; are contrary to law or to DoD or Marine Corps regulations; in the Government’s opinion pose a detriment to the mission and performance, morale, welfare and discipline of the command, DoD personnel, or their family members; contain the DoD, Marine Corps or other service emblem without written permission; glamorize the use of alcohol and/or tobacco; do not carry a clear statement of the total cash price of products/services and credit terms offered; advertise for bingo games or lotteries conducted by a commercial organization whose primary business is conducting lotteries (postal regulations highlight exceptions); and other restrictions as deemed appropriate by the Marine Corps/command.

C3.8.13 The Contractor shall refuse to print advertising from an advertiser if there is confirmation that an advertiser has violated or rejected the equal opportunity policy in C3.8.4 above, until the violation is corrected.

C3.8.14 Advertising by any section shall not be run sideways nor upside down to attract attention unless approved by PAO.

C3.8.15 The Windsock editor shall have the option of adding the word “ADVERTISEMENT” to any ad he or she determines to be similar in appearance to editorial content. If purchase space does not allow room for the word “ADVERTISEMENT,” the editor shall have the option of adding editorial space to the ad to fit the word “ADVERTISEMENT.”

C3.8.16 The Publisher may, at its discretion, publish an advertising insert weekly in the Windsock. The insert shall be clearly marked as advertising material and shall be bound by the conditions set forth in this contract. Permission for this insert may be withdrawn at any time and for any reason by the PAO. Subject matter for the insert is subject to the approval of the PAO.

C3.8.17 FREE CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING. The Contractor shall provide free classified advertising consistent with the following policy: (1) Active duty or retired military personnel from all branches of the Armed Forces and their bona fide dependents may have advertisement published free in the Windsock if the ad does not exceed twenty (20) words, if the ad is not acommercial venture or business and cannot be easily misinterpreted as paid advertising; (2) DoD Civil Service employees shall receive a twenty five (25) percent discount from the fee schedule on all classified advertising subject to the above policy limitations. (3) The Publisher shall accept free classified ads until noon each Monday for publication in that week’s newspaper, or later if the Publisher chooses; (4) The Publisher shall provide an e-mail account where the Windsock staff can send all electronic ads sent to the MCAS Cherry Point website; (5) The Publisher shall replenish the supply of blank ad forms as needed.

C3.9 MISCELLANEOUS RESTRICTIONS:

C3.9.1 The Publisher shall not state or imply, either in copies of the Windsock or on his stationery, forms, billboards, and signs or in any other manner, that the Windsock is an official Armed Services Publication. The name, insignia, seal, emblem, or any other identifying symbol or device of any military component or department shall not be used in any manner to imply or invite the inference that the publication is an official Department of Defense publication.

C3.9.2 Neither military nor civilian employees of the Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, or any of their agencies may, with or without compensation, accept employment or gratuities or become connected in any way with a CE Publisher in preparation of the Windsock.

C3.9.3 The Windsock shall not be distributed either as a supplement or insert to any privately produced civilian newspaper or periodical. Privately produced newspapers or publications may not be distributed as inserts to the Windsock.

C3.9.4 Lotteries: Except as authorized by 1307 US Code 18 with regard to state lotteries and the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, the Windsock if entered in the U. S. Mail System, is prohibited from publishing advertisements or editorial material about “games of chance.” Paid advertisements for the lotteries administered by the states of Virginia or Maryland or the District of Columbia may be included in the Windsock in accordance with 1307 United States Code 18.

C3.9.5 No opinion poll, survey, or straw vote on political campaigns, endorsements, candidates or political issues will be conducted for publication in the Windsock. The Windsock will not contain political campaign news, editorials, cartoons, or other items that are partisan in nature and not within the mission of the Marine Corps Air Station and its command information objectives as determined by the Government.

C3.9.6 No commercial enterprise comic or feature supplements shall be inserted and distributed with this newspaper without the approval of the Air Station PAO or a designated representative.

C3.9.7 The Marine Corps and other service emblems may be used by the editorial staff for editorial content only.

C3.9.8 The Publisher shall not print any ad that uses any manipulative, deceptive, or fraudulent device, scheme or artifice, including misleading advertising and sales literature.

C3.9.9 The Publisher shall not print any ad that implies that the DoD components or their subordinate levels endorse or favor a specific commercial product, commodity, or service.

C3.9.10 The Publisher shall not use names, initials, rank or rate or unit of military personnel in testimonial advertising.

C3.10 ADDITIONAL TASKS.

C3.10.1 The Publisher shall maintain, for at least two (2) years, a morgue file of at least 25 copies of each Windsock. The Public Affairs Office will use these as emergency reserve copies for such things as journalism contests. The Publisher shall provide the PAO, at the PAO’s discretion, all morgue copies at contract expiration.

C3.10.2 The Publisher shall include in the Windsock, such inserts as provided by the Public Affairs Officer.

C3.10.3 The Publisher shall provide all network connectivity of hardware and Internet connections and verify all units and the entire system is in a production status by the second day of the new contract period.

C3.10.4 The Publisher shall immediately telephone the Public-Affairs Officer when hazardous weather conditions would prevent delivery of the newspaper as specified in the contract.

C3.10.5 The Publisher shall coordinate with the PAO to determine an alternate production schedule and/or size of the Windsock if inclement weather dictates a change. The PAO retains authority to make the final decision on the size and timing of publication and distribution in such instances. In rare instances and in coordination with the Publisher, the PAO retains the right to cancel publication of the paper due to inclement weather or when other significant circumstances dictate.

C3.10.6 DoD newspapers shall support the Federal Voting Assistance Program by carrying factual information about registration and voting laws, especially those on absentee voting requirements of the various States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories and possessions. DoD newspapers shall use voting materials provided by the Director, Federal Voting Assistance Program, the OSD; and the Military Departments. Such information is designed to encourage DOD personnel to register as voters and to exercise their right to vote as outlined in DoD Directive 1000.4.

C3.10.7 MARKETING. The Contractor shall be responsible for an aggressive and effective marketing plan for the Windsock. This will be done in coordination with a PAO marketingdistribution representative for the marketing of the Windsock both on base and in the local community. The Contractor shall be involved with a minimum of 12 marketing venues per year where the Windsock’s name is used. These venues will be coordinated with a Contractor representative and approved by the PAO marketing distribution representative. Examples of venues include sponsorships of events, billboards in town, live-feeds with local radio stations, etc. In addition to the marketing plan, the Contractor will be responsible for industry standard placards for Windsock boxes and business cards for immediate Windsock staff.

C3.10.8 ANNUAL SURVEY. The Publisher shall conduct a scientific annual survey in the Windsock and online to evaluate the content, readership demographics and readability once each year. This information will be evaluated at the same time the contract and equipment evaluation commences.

C3.11 DELIVERY AND DISTRIBUTION.

C3.11.1 The Contractor shall print and distribute 50 issues of the Windsock per year. The Public Affairs Office will select two (2) weeks during the year when the Windsock will not be published. Adjustments to the production schedule including publication date will be made for long weekends. On Thanksgiving holiday and when the publication date falls on a holiday, the newspaper will be published on the preceding workday. A list of recognized holidays is furnished in Section C3.15.2.

C3.11.2 The Contractor shall be responsible for complete distribution of all The Windsock publications to civilian subscribers and required military distribution as designated by the PAO. The Contractor shall be responsible for accepting and processing subscriptions to the Windsock.

C3.11.3 The Publisher shall provide newsstands (approximately 60), in the number requested and design approved by the PAO, on or before contract start date. The stands shall be labeled Windsock for the display of the newspaper, The Publisher agrees to replace and/or repair any damaged, destroyed, or lost newsstands at no expense to the Government.

C3.11.4 The delivery and distribution of the Windsock shall be accomplished in such a manner that newsstands will be provided and kept in a neat appearance. Old issues shall be picked up by the Publisher and returned to the Publisher’s site for recycling.

C3.11.5 The Publisher shall deliver by 6 p.m. each Thursday a total minimum of 11,500 copies of the Windsock to the following locations:

C3.11.5.1 Racks, boxes and other locations listed in Attachment 1. Delivery to all racks indoors, regardless of location, shall be made when the establishments are open so that newsstands inside such establishments can be serviced. Old papers shall be removed by the delivery truck for recycling, not discarded in MCAS Cherry Point trash receptacles. No papers shall be delivered to buildings and stacked at the door. The delivery person shall uncut the bundle ties from bundled newspapers and place the papers neatly in the racks.

C3.11.5.2 To each set of family quarters on and off Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, as well as any other locations as specified by the PAO. For single-family homes, these copies shall be secured by rubber band or water-proof bags and placed in a neat manner on the porch of each residence. In case of inclement weather, the newspaper shall be covered with protective wrap. Copies shall not be thrown on the sidewalks or in yards. For multi-family apartment buildings, the Windsock shall be placed indoors in the foyer to the building. The Contractor is responsible for the removal of additional copies of the Windsock which are not distributed when requested by the PAO.

C3.11.5.3 The Contractor shall mail, at no cost to the government, up to two hundred (200) copies of the Windsock to various addresses provided by the PAO. The Public Affairs Officer will periodically add or delete addresses from the list by written notice to the Publisher. The Publisher shall make the requested change within one week of notification. The Publisher shall incur the mail and distribution cost consistent with timeliness and applicable postal regulations. The Publisher shall not use Department of Defense postage and fees-paid indicia labels fordistribution of copies of the Windsock.

C3.11.6 Quarterly, at 3-month intervals after award of this contract, the Publisher shall provide the JPAO with a report of the distribution numbers of papers at each rack location. The Publisher will adjust distribution numbers as necessary based on the amounts of newspapers left over in newspaper racks.

C3.11.7 The Publisher shall create and utilize a list of returned mailed subscriptions to update the mailing list.

C3.12 EMPLOYEES.

C3.12.1 The Government reserves the right to restrict the employment of any Contractor employee or prospective Contractor employee who violates federal regulations or is identified as a potential threat to the security, safety, health or operational mission of the base and its population. Contractor’s employees shall not loiter on or around the base during off-duty hours. The removal of such persons shall not relieve the Contractor from providing all the services described herein.

C3.12.2 The Contractor shall furnish a sufficient number of qualified supervisory, administrative, journeyman and other personnel to accomplish all required contract services. During the performance of this contract, while serving as Windsock representatives in public, Contractor’s employees shall wear neat, clean, conservative clothing – attire that is conducive to the PAO environment and its dealings with the general public. Employees shall be identified by having company and employee name on or attached to their clothing. To meet this requirement, the Contractor shall furnish tags or badges for the employees at Contractor’s expense.

C3.12.3 Contractor Liaison/Quality Assurance Manager. The Contractor shall provide a Contractor Liaison/Quality Assurance Manager to oversee the performance of the work and the quality of the product and services provided. This individual shall have full authority to act for the Publisher on all matters relating to daily operation of this contract. This individual shall be available during normal duty hours within two (2) hours to meet at the installation with the Government personnel designated by the Contracting Officer to discuss problem areas. After normal duty hours, the liaison shall be available by telephone within one (1) hour to address problem areas with the editorial staff. The liaison must be able to fluently read, write, speak, and understand English.

C3.12.4 Graphic Artist/Layout Design Artist. The Contractor shall furnish one Graphic Artist/Layout Design Artist to perform all lay out functions for the Windsock. The graphic artist shall liaison with the Publisher for the specified pages for the publishing cycle, coordinate layout/advertising pages and ratios and provide final product to Contractor via digital industry standard. The graphic artist/layout design artist shall be trained in the latest versions of Adobe, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw. The graphic artist/layout design artist shall be located in the contractor’s facility except on Tuesdays as noted in Section C3.5. This person shall be experienced and fully competent in advanced design and layout techniques and editorial planning for a modern newspaper.

C3.12.5 MINIMUM PERSONNEL QUALIFICATIONS.

a. Contractor Liaison/Quality Assurance Manager. This contractor employee shall have full understanding of this contract and possess the ability to act as the Publisher’s key person on all issues related to printing the Windsock. This person shall have a minimum of two years’ experience as a contract manager publishing a similar publication of this size and possess an understanding of the military protocol and hierarchy.

b. Graphic Artist/Layout Design Artist. The graphic artist shall have at least a 2-year degree in the field of layout/design or a minimum of two years’ experience in a related field.

C3.12.6 The Contractor shall train all personnel in Government policies, procedures, and regulations applicable to performing the required services and shall keep all personnel current and familiar with the aforementioned policies (C3.14.2, C3.11 and C3.16).

C3.13 CONFLICT OF INTEREST. The Contractor shall not employ the following personnel:

C3.13.1 Off-duty military personnel cannot be quality assurance personnel.

C3.13.2 An employee of the U.S. Government if the employment of that person would create a conflict of interest.

C3.13.3 An alien who does not have a valid U.S. Immigration Alien Registration Card.

C3.14 SECURITY REQUIREMENTS.

C3.14.1 IDENTIFICATION OF CONTRACTOR’S VEHICLES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTRACTOR EMPLOYEES’ VEHICLES. Each vehicle to be used in the performance of this contract shall show the Contractor or subcontractor’s name so that it is clearly visible and shall always display a valid state license plate and safety inspection sticker. Contractor or subcontractor vehicle operators shall have a valid driver’s license for the category of vehicle operated. Contractor and subcontractor’s employees shall have a valid driver’s license for privately owned vehicles brought aboard base for commuting purposes. These vehicles shall always display a valid state license plate and safety inspection sticker.

C3.14.2 SECURITY CHECKS. Contractor’s personnel or vehicles shall be present only in locations relevant to performance under this contract. Contractor personnel entering the base shall conform to all Government regulations and are subject to such checks as may be deemed necessary to assure that no violations occur. Contractor personnel, including newspaper delivery personnel, who plan to enter the base in service of this contract, will be required to obtain a contractor’s badge from Pass & ID at the front gate. Contractor’s badges issued at Camp Lejeune are authorized at Cherry Point. Application for this badge will include a Criminal Record Check (CRC), the cost of which will be paid by the Contractor. Attachment 2 is a detailed list of the requirements when this contract was written. These requirements are subject to change pursuant to possible revisions of the base security regulations. No employee shall be permitted on base when a security check reveals that his or her presence would be detrimental to the security of the base. Subject to security regulations, the Government will allow access to an area for servicing equipment or performing required services. Upon request, the Contractor shall submit to the Contracting Officer questionnaires and other forms as may be required for security purposes.

C3.15 HOURS OF OPERATION.

C3.15.1 Normal working hours for the Joint Public Affairs Office is 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday except for federal holidays observed by this installation. The Contractor’s employees shall perform services during the PAO normal working hours unless hours are adjusted to accommodate a deadline or urgent situation, in which case, the Contractor’s employees shall be available to work the flexible hours with PAO personnel. Government and Contractor employees may be required to work more than normal working hours to meet deadlines.

C3.15.2 RECOGNIZED HOLIDAYS. Federal holidays observed by this air station are New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. The Contractor is not required to provide service on federal holidays observed by this base unless specifically stated in the contract or mutually agreed upon by the Contracting Officer and the Contractor.

C3.16 CONTRACTOR’S QUALITY CONTROL PROGRAM.

C3.16.1 QUALITY CONTROL. The Contractor shall establish and maintain a complete quality control program to assure the requirements of the contract are provided as specified. The Contractor’s Quality Control Plan shall include:

C3.16.1.1 An inspection system covering all the services listed in this contract. It shall specify the areas to be inspected on either a scheduled or unscheduled basis, how often inspections will be accomplished, and the title of the individual(s) who will perform the inspections. This shall include monitoring Contractor employees’ performance.

C3.16.1.2 The methods for identifying and preventing defects in the quality of service performed before the level of performance becomes unacceptable.

C3.16.1.3 Records of all inspections conducted by the Contractor and necessary corrective action taken. When the Government requests copies of these records, the Contractor shall furnish them within eight (8) work hours. The Government shall have access to these records during the term of the contract.

C3.16.1.4 A method of documenting and enforcing quality control operations.

C3.16.1.5 Methods of communication with the Government regarding quality and contract performance.

C3.16.2 The Contractor’s Quality Control Program shall also:

C3.16.2.1 Be structured so that it is not influenced by any other parts of the Contractor’s organization.

C3.16.2.2 Have direct accountability to the Contractor’s top management.

C3.16.2.3 Contain methods of direct and indirect communication with the Contracting Officer regarding performance of the contract.

C3.16.2.4 Contain processes for corrective action without dependence upon Government direction. Demonstrate method for correcting deficiencies in performance level of employees.

C3.16.2.5 Include a customer comment/complaint program that provides a way for users of the publication to report complaints, suggestions, and or comments/remarks to the Contracting Officer’s Representative. The program shall describe and document the manner in which the Contractor shall promptly investigate any customer complaint and respond to the COR, describing and documenting the corrective action which will take place in correcting valid deficiencies and preventing recurrence of the condition causing the deficiency (e.g., inadequate photo tinting, registration and other deficiencies that take away from the quality of the paper). Further, the Contractor shall provide documentation to the COR in response to customer comments/remarks or when implementing recommended suggestions from the customers.

C3.16.2.6 A file of all quality control actions shall be retained by the Contractor and made available to the Government as required. This file shall be subject to Government review at all times during performance of the contract. The file will become the property of the Government and shall be turned over to the Government upon completion or termination of the contract.

C3.17 DOCUMENTS AND REPORTS REQUIRED.

C3.17.1 CONTRACTOR’S QUALITY CONTROL PLAN. In this document, the Contractor shall document his management concept for ensuring compliance with all of the contract requirements. The Contractor’s proposed Quality Control Plan is a part of this contract. Any revision to this plan shall be provided to the Contracting officer at least five (5) work days prior to the contract start date and updated thereafter as changes occur.

C3.17.2 CONTRACTOR’S ORGANIZATION AND STAFFING PLAN. This document shall describe the proposed organization, staffing plan and roster of personnel working on or entering the installation to include job title, assignment and work areas. This document is a part of this contract. Any revision to this plan shall be provided to the Contracting Officer five (5) workdays prior to contract start date. After contract start date, all updated changes thereafter shall be submitted on a monthly basis.

C3.18 GOVERNMENT OBSERVATIONS. Other Government personnel such as Inspector General or other higher headquarters staff are authorized to observe Contractor operation. However, personnel may not interfere with Contractor performance. Government observations or inspections will be coordinated through the Contracting Office.

SECTION C4

GOVERNMENT FURNISHED PROPERTY AND SERVICES

C4.1 EDITORIAL CONTENT

C4.1.1 The Public Affairs Officer or his representative will have oversight and final approval authority for news, information, photographs, editorials, and other materials used in the Windsock. Authorized news and information sources include the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Public Affairs (OASDPA), Armed Forces Information Service (AFIS), the Military Departments and their subordinate levels of command, and other government agencies. Commercial news and opinion sources, such as AP, UPI, New York Times, etc. are not normally authorized for use in DoD publications except as stated in DoD Instruction 5120.4. The Windsock may publish community service news, announcements, and imagery of the civilian community for the benefit of command or installation personnel and their families.

C4.1.2 Editorial content shall be based on the following categories prepared by PAO and DOD news-gathering agencies and staff of the Windsock: News release (current events describing M

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R — Commercial Capital Assessment Projections DU100R-2015-032 011215 Rachel.N.Wilson Rachel.N.Wilson, Contract Specialist, Phone 202-402-4284, Fax 202-401-2032, Email rachel.n.wilson@hud.gov COMMERCIAL CAPITAL ASSESSMENT PROJECTIONS (CCAP)
This is a SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE to determine the availability and capability of qualified small businesses (including certified 8(a), Small Disadvantaged, HUBZone firms; veteran and service-disableddept of health and human services veteran-owned small businesses, and women-owned small businesses) to provide analytical and related services to provide an internal view of the General and Special Risk Insurance Fund (GI/SRI) and a small portion of the Mutual Mortgage Fund (MMI) (to be included in references to the GI/SRI fund) and assist the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to manage the risk of its portfolio of insured mortgage loans. The internal view and risk management is expected to be provided and accomplished by the contractor through a series of risk management and financial reports to be known as Commercial Capital Assessment Projections (CCAP).

BACKGROUND: Transactions associated with the FHA’s guarantee programs for commercial (commercial includes multifamily apartment complexes, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living residences, Board and Care facilities) mortgages are recorded in an account of the federal government known as the GI/SRI. FHA has insured over 45,000 million mortgages through the GI/SRI since 1970 of which over 13,000 are currently active. Aggregate insurance in force was $90 billion as of 9/30/14. Cash flows on these insurance policies result from both FHA’s insurance operations and from transactions mandated by federal credit reform. Aggregate GI/SRI cash flows and performance measures are reported monthly.

The CCAP will have a monthly operating cycle. New input data from FHA and other appropriate sources will be updated each month or as needed for special projects principally at the direction of the Office of Management and Budget. (Information drawn from FHA is the transfer of data the contractor might need from FHA. This pertains specifically to the FHA data subject to the GI/SRI Funds for which CCAP is requesting portfolio, valuation and risk modeling. The data and frequency FHA will execute the transfers to the contractor will depend of what kind of data the contractor will need from FHA. It is anticipated these data will be transferred on a regular basis preferably monthly.) Differences between previously forecast and subsequent actual values will be evaluated for out-of -tolerance outcomes and adjustments to models will be made where appropriate. New reports and forecasts will be generated after the current accuracy and reliability of CCAP components has been established.

The model shall provide a sound and effective risk management to RMCAP in accordance with principles and standards such as those established by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (AB-2013-07-Model-Risk-Management-Guidance) and The Federal Reserve Board and The Comptroller of the Currency (Supervisory Guidance on Model Risk Management). This is to also to develop, document, operate and manage the RMCAP in accordance with all applicable OMB Circulars (A-11, A-123 and A-129 (OMB Circulars)), and all applicable Federal Accounting and Audit Standards (FASAB Handbook).

Requirements Description
Performance Objectives:

Task Objectives:

1. Analyze the content of appropriate FHA information systems to identify the data elements needed to best achieve each of CCAP’s objectives and work with FHA personnel and contractors to develop, implement and operate processes to transfer that information to CCAP.

2. Provide risk measurement and monitoring information. Intended use: accurately and appropriately inform FHA decision-makers of monthly deviations between contractual, budgeted and actual GI/SRI loan performance and the risks causing those deviations (prepayments, delinquencies, claims, losses, recoveries, etc.) by risk category, cohort, portfolio and other appropriate aggregates by: (a) calculating monthly loan level contractual and actual loan performance measures for the FHA commercial portfolios; (b) allocating the differences by type of risk expressed as dollars, as a percent of contractual or budgeted cash flows, and as conditional and cumulative performance measures rates (performance measures include default, claim, and prepayment rates).

3. Provide information placing risk in historical perspective. Intended use: accurately and appropriately inform FHA decision-makers of the position in historical context of each monthly aggregate deviation between contractual, budgeted and actual GI/SRI cash flows by type of risk by calculating the percentile position (or other appropriate measure) of each monthly deviation to its historical distribution.

4. Provide property disposition information. Intended use: accurately and reliably inform FHA decision-makers of historical and probable future note and property-level net proceeds by probability (1%, 5%, 10%, 25%, 50%, 75%, 90%, 95% and 99%) and method of disposition.

5. Provide probable future cash flows from outstanding insurance-in-force. Intended use: for outstanding endorsements on a monthly basis: reliably and appropriately inform FHA decision-makers of future monthly undiscounted cash flows by probability (1%, 5%, 10%, 25%, 50%, 75%, 90%, 95% and 99%) for each cohort and other appropriate aggregate by line item on the cash activity report taking into analytic account probable future economic environments and the probable loan-level deviations from contractual cash flows expected to result from those environments.

6. Estimate the performance of the loan risk categories, cohorts and portfolios used to generate the guaranty liability. Intended use: as a component of FHA’s financial statements as of each October 31st. FHA’s loan guaranty liability is part of its annual financial statements which are targeted for completion at or soon after mid-November.

7. Provide probable future risk category, cohort, portfolio insurance-in-force cash flows (beginning with the cash flows provided by the Cash Flow Team) and performance measures. Intended use: on a monthly basis for the next seven risk categories, cohorts, portfolios: reliably and appropriately inform FHA decision-makers of predicted insurance-in-force and monthly undiscounted cash flows and performance measures by probability (1%, 5%, 10%, 25%, 50%, 75%, 90%, 95% and 99%) by taking into analytic account probable future economic environments and the probable loan-level deviations from contractual cash flows expected to result from those environments.

8. Provide capital ratio monitoring. Intended use: on a monthly basis, accurately and appropriately inform FHA decision-makers of (a) the level and trend of compliance with the GI/SRI’s target capital ratio and (b) the probable future compliance with the GI/SRI’s target capital ratio by: calculating capital ratios for the commercial risk categories, cohorts, portfolios, individually and collectively, and for the GI/SRI fund by dividing the valuations provided by the cash flow team the Cash Flow Team by the corresponding values of insurance-in-force.

9. Provide menu-driven policy analyses. Intended use: (a) on a monthly basis, accurately and appropriately inform FHA decision-makers of the levels and trends of selected performance indicators (credit subsidy rate, delinquency rate, claim rate, loss rate, firm commitment volume, endorsement volume etc.) over the appropriate ranges of historical underwriting criteria, servicers, servicing and property disposition practices and cross-tabulations thereof by risk category, cohort, portfolio, program and other appropriate aggregates; and, (b) accurately and appropriately inform FHA decision-makers of the impacts of changes in selected historical loan performance indicators (credit subsidy rate, delinquency rate, claim rate, loss rate, firm commitment volume, endorsement volume etc.) that would have resulted from changes in the historical ranges of selected underwriting criteria, servicers, servicing and property disposition practices and cross-tabulations thereof by risk category, cohort, portfolio and other appropriate aggregates.

10. Provide policy analyses requiring new or extended methods, models and/or estimation. Intended use: (a) as needed, provide expert analytic services to adapt the CCAP software to accurately and appropriately inform FHA decision-makers of the probable impacts (1%, 5%, 10%, 25%, 50%, 75%, 90%, 95% and 99%) of adopting new underwriting criteria, Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP) changes, servicing, eligibility requirements, loan size criteria, new program specifications or other proposed program changes and property disposition practices on selected performance indicators (credit subsidy rate, delinquency rate, claim rate, refinance rate, loss rate, firm commitment volume, endorsement volume etc.) including cross-tabulations of new and existing criteria and practices by risk category, cohort, portfolio and other appropriate aggregates; (b) compare the projected performance to the pre-change historical performance; (c) where appropriate, add the analyses to the array of menu-driven policy analyses such that they can be rerun and downloaded after updating inputs but without additional contract labor effort.

11. Provide information for annual report. Intended use: (a) annually, using results generated by achieving Objective 7 as of October 31st, summarize the level and trend of GI/SRI valuations and the GI/SRI capital ratio together with probable future valuations and capital ratios for the next seven fiscal years in one or more formats appropriate to FHA’s Report to Congress; and, (b) provide expert analytic services to summarize and explain the data and trends, the general risks to the forecast and the specific risks to the GI/SRI valuations and capital ratios. FHA generally completes its Report to Congress between mid-November and mid-December of each year.

12. Provide budget performance estimates and re-estimates. Intended use: enhance FHA’s ability to effectively and efficiently achieve GI/SRI policy goals at minimal risk to taxpayers and to comply with GI/SRI capital ratio requirements by: (a) adapting information and models produced to achieve Objectives 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7 to accurately and reliably estimate probable credit subsidy rates and probable firm commitment and endorsement volumes for budget risk category, cohort, portfolios and corresponding re-estimates for outstanding risk category, cohort, portfolios and inform FHA decision-makers of their probable impacts on GI/SRI capital resources and the need for mandatory appropriations; (b) estimate the probable performance measures rates which correspond to probable credit subsidy rates; (c) estimate the probable impacts of the prescribed economic assumptions on probable GI/SRI performance measures and other key variables and, as needed, provide analytic support for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of deviations from prescribed budget practices; and, (d) provide all budgetary materials in the formats prescribed by the OMB.

13. Provide report storage and retrieval. Intended use: each report and similar output and its supporting data will be organized by the contractor for electronic storage with efficient, user friendly query and retrieval capabilities.

14. Provide reports and inquiry capability currently available in the OPIIS (Online Property Integrated Information Suite) model and tool. Intended Use: To provide HUD/Housing available information reports on commercial property risk assessment for HUD Headquarters and the HUD Field Offices. Currently OPIIS does not contain reports for the 232 and 242 programs. The Base Year will include adding reports for the 232 and 242 programs reports and modifying reports. Currently the OPPIS model contains approximately 50 reports and online views consisting of commercial property FHA-insured loans consisting of insured loan portfolio data such as insurance-n-force, location, units, number of buildings, financial statements, vacancy rates, risk assessment of default, etc.

15. CCAP must provide the similar services offered in OPIIS:
a. Provide access to approximately 2,000 HUD/Housing/FHA users nationwide including US Territories;

b. Help Desk with phone number and email for questions from field and HUD Headquarters;

c. In addition to the existing reports in OPIIS being replicated in the Base Year, up to 12 new reports will be developed in CCAP;

d. Business and model support on HUD at work website including updated DED updates, training, etc.;

e. Provide full day to day operation and maintenance;

f. New tool development or enhancement similar to develop of Property Review Template tool on an as-needed basis. The model changes are more service-provider driven than HUD driven and therefore the service provider must update changes on mutually agreed upon timeframes;

g. Model and Tool documentation;

h. Model and Tool user support hours will be provided each year and in what format,

i. Fully document, test, and implement any new data additions and changes to models, tools and database(s). Contractor will be responsible for new script development to support model, tool and database changes and additions;

j. Ad-hoc data requests – up to 12 per month – be handled for data requests from Sr. Management, program areas, Capitol Hill, etc.;

Technical objectives:

1. Simplicity: to help manage operational risk, each CCAP task objective must be achieved by the simplest methods available for the required accuracy and reliability. The processes by which the CCAP produces information to inform FHA decision-makers must be comprehensible by mortgage insurance practitioners.

2. Efficiency: to ensure maximum timeliness of the information produced by CCAP and to help ensure that project and budget development deadlines are met, the total elapsed time between the availability of required inputs to CCAP and the availability of decision-ready reports must be minimized without degrading the reliability, precision or other qualitative aspects of the information.

3. Model risk management: each CCAP task objective must be achieved within a provided framework effectively designed to manage model risk to within tolerable levels.

4. Transparency: each component of the CCAP must be adequately documented so as to: (1) prevent key person or contractor dependency; (2) enable proper operation; (3) facilitate independent review with minimal assistance; and, (4) reduce risk when report or model is changed.

5. Credibility: all information produced by each CCAP component must be authoritatively credible as evidenced by professional acceptance as best practices of the methods used to produce the information and the recognized expertise of the subject matter expert in the fields of financial analysis and modeling, financial risk management, mortgage analytics and mortgage insurance and as required by FHA, OMB or other governmental standards.

6. Inputs: all risk measurement and model assumptions and data must be appropriate, accurate and complete.

7. Processes: all processes must be conceptually valid, logically consistent and conform to then current best practices; all code must be verified to the corresponding theory and mathematics.

8. Outputs: all information generated by the CCAP must include a brief, thorough and comprehensible assessment of its accuracy and reliability. Such assessments will include monthly comparisons of predicted and actual outcomes to ensure that differences remain within tolerances.

9. Loan guaranty liability: all inputs, processes and estimates of loan guaranty liability must conform to all accounting and audit standards and other authoritative pronouncements applicable to FHA and conform to concepts and guidance provided by the OMB.

Program Objectives:

1. Ownership: FHA must own and be in a format acceptable to HUD, effective ownership and possession, such as through a custodian, of all versions of the CCAP processes, models, reports, data and related documentation at the end of each business day and the end of the contract term. Required to host the models, tools and data in a secure location acceptable to FHA.

2. Compliance: each CCAP component must at all times be fully compliant with all applicable laws, regulations, circulars, accounting and audit standards and related guidance and other authoritative pronouncements. must provide documentary evidence of authoritative knowledge and successful experience at designing, developing, testing, documenting, implementing, operating and maintaining financial risk measurement, econometric, statistical forecasting and management models to applicable federal standards.

3. Independent validation: all CCAP risk management and financial models must be independently validated to determine whether results accurately meet the requirements of their intended use and are reasonable for use as determined by FHA. Each validation will test whether model results can be replicated reliably by an independently developed parallel model constructed from model documentation only.

4. Computing and related capacity: CCAP must be supported by enough computer hardware, software, personnel related resources to facilitate achievement of its efficiency objective. This includes updating documentation and reporting requirements in a timely manner.

The NAICS Code is 541611/Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services.
The small business size standard is 15M.
Interested small business offerors are encouraged to respond to this notice. However, be advised that generic capability statements are not sufficient for effective review of the respondents’ capacity and capability to perform the specific work as required. Response must directly demonstrate the company’s capability, experience, and/or ability to marshal resources to effectively and efficiently perform each of the tasks described above in sufficient level of detail to allow definitive review of the capability statement and evidence that the contractor can satisfy the minimum requirements listed above in compliance with FAR 52.219-14 (“Limitations of Subcontracting”). Failure to definitively address each of these requirements will result in a finding that respondent lacks capability to perform the work.
Responses to this notice shall be limited to ten pages, and must include:

1. Company name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone and FAX numbers, website address (if available), and the name, telephone number, and e-mail address of a point of contact having the authority and knowledge to clarify responses with Government representatives.

2. Name, title, telephone number, and e-mail addresses of individuals who can verify the demonstrated capabilities identified in the responses.

3. Business size for NAICS 541611 (size standard 15M or number of employees) and status, if qualified as an 8(a) firm (must be certified by SBA), Small Disadvantaged Business (must be certified by SBA), Woman-Owned Small Business, HUBZone firm (must be certified by SBA), and/or Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (must be listed in the VetBiz Vendor Information Pages).

4. DUNS number, CAGE Code, Tax Identification Number, and company structure (Corporation, LLC, partnership, joint venture, etc.). Companies also must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM, at http://www.sam.gov) to be considered as potential sources.

5. Identification of the firm’s GSA Schedule contract(s) by Schedule number and contract number and SINs that are applicable to this potential requirement are also requested.

6. If the company has a Government approved accounting system, please identify the agency that approved the system.

Please submit copies of any documentation such as letters or certificates to indicate the firm’s status (see item #3, above)

Teaming arrangements are acceptable, and the information required above on the company responding to this announcement, should also be provided for each entity expected to be teammates of the respondent for performance of this work.

To the maximum extent possible, please submit non-proprietary information. Any proprietary information submitted should be identified as such and will be properly protected from disclosure.

THIS NOTICE IS FOR PLANNING PURPOSE ONLY, and does not constitute an Invitation for Bids, a Request for Proposals, a Solicitation, and a Request for Quotes, or an indication the Government will contract for the items contained in this announcement. This request is not to be construed as a commitment on the part of the Government to award a contract, nor does the Government intend to pay for any information submitted as a result of this request. The Government will not reimburse respondents for any cost associated with submission of the information being requested or reimburse expenses incurred to interested parties for responses to this announcement.

Responses to this announcement will not be returned, nor any ensuing discussions or debriefings of any responses. However, information obtained as a result of this announcement may be reflected in the subsequent solicitation, and HUD may contact one or more respondents for clarifications and to enhance the Government’s understanding. This announcement is Government market research, and may result in revisions in both its requirements and its acquisition strategy based on industry responses. RESPONDENTS MUST SUBMIT CAPABILITY STATEMENT VIA E-MAIL to Rachel N. Wilson at Rachel.N.Wilson@hud.gov no later than January 12, 2015, 3:00 PM Eastern Time for consideration. RESPONSES TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL NOT BE RETURNED, NOR ANY ENSUING DISCUSSIONS OR DEBRIEFINGS OF ANY RESPONSES. PLEASE DO NOT CALL.

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