General Buy Information
|Buy Description :||English / Arabic Linguist Role Players|
|Category :||R6 -- Support Services - Administrative|
|Sub Category :||R608 -- Translation and Interpreting Services (Including Sign Language)|
|FedBizOpps Solicitation :||Yes|
|Set-Aside Requirement :||Small Business|
|Buyer :||MICC West Point|
|End Date :||05/06/2014|
|End Time :||11:30 ET|
|Seller Question Deadline:||No Seller Question Deadline Set|
|Delivery :||20 Day(s) - Required (No. of calendar days after receipt of order (ARO) by which Buyer requires Seller to deliver)|
|001||Contractor to provide 45 Arabic/English Role Players as part of situational exercises and as interpreters as part of those exercises at the US Military Academy, West Point, NY for the period of 31 May 2014 thru 16 June 2014. See the included PERFORMANCE WORK STATEMENT for additional information.||45||EA|
|002||Travel costs for all individuals identified in Line Item 001 above. This would also include any vehicle rental(s) required.||1||Lump Sum|
|003||Lodging costs for 70 individuals identified in Line Item 001 above during the period of 20 May 2011 thru 11 June 2011.||1||Lump Sum|
|004||Contractor Manpower Reporting (CMR) See Paragraph titled CONTRACTOR MANPOWER REPORTING FSC: R608 Unit Identification Code (UIC): W1FB25 Report due no later than 31 October 2011.||1||EA|
In addition to providing pricing through the marketplace, Sellers MUST include certain non-pricing information as document(s) attached to their Bid, so they are received no later than the closing date and time of this Buy. Pricing will not be accepted if it is included in the attachment(s). Attachment(s) can total no more than 20 MB, whether multiple files or one file, and may be zipped to decrease their size. A Seller's failure to comply with these terms may result in its Bid being determined to be non-responsive. The attachment(s) must include the following non-pricing information: Contractors are required to provide reference information for previous similar jobs which they have performed. Provide name of agency or company work was performed for; name of contact; phone and e-mail of contact and amount of the contract.
Sellers bidding on this opportunity MUST have the items requested on an existing GSA Schedule. The Schedule must either be in the Seller's name or the Seller must be able to document its ability to act as an agent of a partner's Schedule. Sellers must not bid more than their applicable contract ceiling price, excluding the FedBid Fee, for contract-specific items. If FedBid receives notice that, due to inclusion of the FedBid Fee, the Selected Bid's line item pricing is higher than the Selected Seller's applicable published government contract pricing, the FedBid Fee will be reduced to ensure the Selected Bid's line item pricing does not exceed the Selected Seller's applicable contract pricing. Sellers may offer Open Market items only in accordance with the approved Terms and Conditions of their respective GSA Schedule AND upon approval from the soliciting Contracting Officer. Information regarding GSA Schedules can be found at www.GSA.gov.
The Buyer is allowing Sellers to submit bids that either meet or exceed the requested specification. Sellers MUST enter exactly what they are bidding (including make, model, and description) into the blank description field in order for the bid to be considered.
The Buyer is requiring that any rebid must be lower than the 'current bid price' by this amount. The reduction is based on the total order and must be satisfied within the rebid minimum.
Buyer intends to issue award using a purchase order or delivery order. Bids from Sellers unable to accept purchase orders or delivery orders will not be considered for award.
This solicitation is a Small Business set-aside and only qualified Sellers can bid.
Sellers understand that FedBid ranks all Bids by price; however, pursuant to applicable acquisition regulations and/or departmental guidelines, Buyers may use criteria other than price to evaluate offers. Accordingly, please note that, unless otherwise specified in the Buy Terms, below, to the extent required by applicable regulations and/or guidelines, award will be made to the responsible Seller whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Buyer on the basis of price, technical capability, delivery, and past performance.
Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the buyer to respond. Questions can be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' button. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.
Unless otherwise specified in the Buy Terms, below, Bid must be good for 30 calendar days after close of Buy and shipping must be free on board (FOB) destination CONUS (Continental U.S.)
|PERFORMANCE WORK STATEMENT||Contractors must review the PERFORMANCE WORK STATEMENT which is included in this solicitation as an attachment.|
|SAM Requirement||Offeror must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database before an award can be made to them. If the offeror is not registered in the SAM, it may do so through the SAM website at https://www.sam.gov.|
|Commercial Items Terms and Conditions 1||The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - the selected offeror must submit a completed copy of the listed representations and certifications; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5 (DEV), Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, and the following clauses: 52.219-28, 52.222-19, 52.222-21, 52.22-22, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.222-50, 52.225-13, 52.232-34, 52.232-99 (DEV), 52.233-4 and DFAR 252.212-7001, 252.232-7003, 252.232-7010, 252.232-7006 and 252.209-7999.|
|Commercial Items Terms and Conditions 2||The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/VFFAR1.htm|
|Offer Period||Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close of Buy.|
|DFARS 252.232-7003 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS AND RECEIVING REPORTS||252.232-7003 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS AND RECEIVING REPORTS (MAR 2008) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause-- (1) Contract financing payment and invoice payment have the meanings given in section 32.001 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (2) Electronic form means any automated system that transmits information electronically from the initiating system to all affected systems. Facsimile, e-mail, and scanned documents are not acceptable electronic forms for submission of payment requests. However, scanned documents are acceptable when they are part of a submission of a payment request made using Wide Area WorkFlow (WAWF) or another electronic form authorized by the Contracting Officer. (3) Payment request means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the Contractor under this contract. (b) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this clause, the Contractor shall submit payment requests and receiving reports using WAWF, in one of the following electronic formats that WAWF accepts: Electronic Data Interchange, Secure File Transfer Protocol, or World Wide Web input. Information regarding WAWF is available on the Internet at https://wawf.eb.mil/. (c) The Contractor may submit a payment request and receiving report using other than WAWF only when-- (1) The Contracting Officer authorizes use of another electronic form. With such an authorization, the Contractor and the Contracting Officer shall agree to a plan, which shall include a timeline, specifying when the Contractor will transfer to WAWF; (2) DoD is unable to receive a payment request or provide acceptance in electronic form; (3) The Contracting Officer administering the contract for payment has determined, in writing, that electronic submission would be unduly burdensome to the Contractor. In such cases, the Contractor shall include a copy of the Contracting Officer's determination with each request for payment; or (4) DoD makes payment for commercial transportation services provided under a Government rate tender or a contract for transportation services using a DoD-approved electronic third party payment system or other exempted vendor payment/invoicing system (e.g., PowerTrack, Transportation Financial Management System, and Cargo and Billing System). (d) The Contractor shall submit any non-electronic payment requests using the method or methods specified in Section G of the contract. (e) In addition to the requirements of this clause, the Contractor shall meet the requirements of the appropriate payment clauses in this contract when submitting payments requests. (End of clause)|
|DOD LEVEL I ANTITERRORISM (AT) STANDARDS||(a) Pursuant to Department of Defense Instruction Number 2000.16, DoD Antiterrorism (AT) Standards, dated October 2, 2006, each contractor employee requiring access to a Federally-controlled installation, facility and/or Federally-controlled information system(s) shall complete Level I AT Awareness Training on an annual basis and receive a certificate of completion. The training is accessible from any computer and is available at https://atlevel1.dtic.mil/at/. The contractor is responsible for ensuring that all applicable employees have completed antiterrorism awareness training and shall certify that their workforce has completed the training through the submission of completion certificate(s) to the Contracting Officer and the Contracting Officers Representative (if appointed) within five working days after contract award or prior to access to a Federally-controlled installation or information system. (b) In the event that the automated system at https://atlevel1.dtic.mil/at/ is not available (e.g., server problems), Level I AT Awareness Training can be provided by a qualified instructor through the West Point DPTMS Antiterrorism Office at no cost to the government. Contact the DPTMS office at 845-938-3650 to make training arrangements. (c) Antiterrorism performance (Level I AT Awareness Training attendance and compliance) may be documented as a performance metric under the resultant contract, and be part of past performance information in support of future source selections. (End of clause)|
|CONTRACTOR MANPOWER REPORTING||The Contractor Manpower Reporting Application (CMRA) is a business process that has been approved by the Secretary of the Army as the means for collecting information on contracts that provide services to the Department of the Army. The contractor is required to completely fill in all required contractor information directly to the CMRA website: https://cmra.army.mil The information to be collected includes, by contract, delivery order/task order number, the funding source and related financial data, organization receiving the services, mission/function performed, and labor hours and costs by Government Fiscal Year (1 October through 30 September). CMRA will enable the Army to (i) fully understand the composition of the Army workforce - military, civilian, and contractor, and allow for more informed workforce staffing and funding decisions; (ii) provide better oversight of our workforce, avoid duplication of effort, or shifting of in-house reductions to contract; and (iii) better account for and explain our total Army workforce. Data must be entered into the CMRA Application at any time during the contracts period of performance (POP). Data must be accurate and complete, and entered into the CMRA by Government Fiscal Year (FY), 1 October through 30 September, for each FY that falls within the POP. For delivery order/task order type contracts, each separate delivery/task order is recorded. Information must be entered into CMRA NLT than 31 October of each fiscal year being serviced in the contract.|
|ALIEN EMPLOYMENT||The contractor shall not employ any alien who does not hav ea valid US Immigration I-551 or I-94. The contractor shall provide valid social security numbers and citizenship status of all employees to the Government upon request.|
|DFARS 252.201-7000 CONTRACTING OFFICER'S REPRESENTATIVE (DEC 1991)||(a) "Definition. Contracting officer's representative" means an individual designated in accordance with subsection 201.602-2 of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement and authorized in writing by the contracting officer to perform specific technical or administrative functions. (b) If the Contracting Officer designates a contracting officer's representative (COR), the Contractor will receive a copy of the written designation. It will specify the extent of the COR's authority to act on behalf of the contracting officer. The COR is not authorized to make any commitments or changes that will affect price, quality, quantity, delivery, or any other term or condition of the contract. (End of clause)|
|PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS SUMMARY||See Attachment titled "PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS SUMMARY".|
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