This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation, HSCG79-13-R-MAV235, is being issued as a Request for Proposal (RFP). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC 05-69 Effective 01 Aug 2013). This procurement is a 100% small business set-aside. The NAICS code is 511210 and the small business size standard of $35,500,000.00. The Government will evaluate the quotes, and the basis of award will be for the contractor whose quote is determined technically acceptable, lowest price. It is incumbent upon the interested parties to review this site frequently for any updates/amendments to any and all documents. You will not be eligible to receive an award if you are not in the System for Award Management database. (Reference: FAR 52.204-7 and 52.204-8, Required System for Award Management. The following commercial items are requested in this solicitation.
The items being procured are:
0001 (200 - 1,100 EA) Electronic Flight Bag Application with Licenses A four (4) year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract will be awarded, including a base year and three (3) option years, to be exercised at the discretion of the Government.
The Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract Statement of Work (SOW) is hereby attached as a separate document, Attachment 1, for all products/services to be provided under this requirement.
All Delivery Orders (DO) shall be issued against the IDIQ on a Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) basis. For the first (base) year the minimum guaranteed amount for this award is based on a quantity of 200 Electronic Flight Bag Application with Licenses and a maximum quantity of 1,100. The requirement's minimum and maximum quantities for each of the three (3) option years are 200 and 1,100, respectively. The Government has no obligation to issue DOs to the Contractor beyond the minimum guaranteed amount specified for the first (base) year. Note: Equal Items will be acceptable upon determination of technical acceptability in accordance with the Minimum Salient Characteristics relevant to this solicitation.
1.1 This Performance Work Statement (PWS) defines the requirements for an Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) application. The focus of the application is to display Flight Information Publications (FLIP), including terminal instrument approach procedures, arrival and departure procedures, and en route navigational charts. This application is critical to USCG Aviation's operation requirements for an EFB. The requirements in this document are subject to change as new capabilities and/or security vulnerabilities are identified and/or DHS Security Polices updated.
1.2. This order will provide USCG Aviation with an EFB application that will ensure EFB operational requirements are met.
2.1. The contractor shall provide an application that meets the following criteria. 2.1.1. The application will be fully developed and fielded, with demonstrated past performance in the military and/or commercial aviation industry. 2.1.2. The application is compatible with EFB hardware currently deployed in USCG Aviation. Presently that hardware is the Apple iPad with iOS 6.X. 2.1.3. The application will display Flight Information Publications (FLIP), including: 126.96.36.199. All Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Aeronautical Charting Office (NACO) FLIP data. 188.8.131.52. All National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) FLIP products, or the ability to import and display NGA FLIP data. 184.108.40.206. Terminal Instrument Approach Procedures (IAP). 220.127.116.11.1. The application will display IAP in identical format to the standard published paper version. This PWS defines standard published paper versions as those published by FAA/NACO, NGA, and Jeppesen. 18.104.22.168.2. The application will display the IAP in a size no less than 85% of the standard published paper version. The application must meet this criterion without requiring the user to zoom. 22.214.171.124. Arrival Procedures. 126.96.36.199. Departure Procedures. 188.8.131.52. Airport/Taxi Diagrams. 184.108.40.206. Airport Facility Directories. 220.127.116.11. En Route Navigational Charts (IFR High/Low, VFR Sectionals). 18.104.22.168.1. Application will display en route navigational charts in a seamless, geographically contiguous format. 2.1.4. Application will include situational awareness-enhancing features, including: 22.214.171.124. Ability to receive GPS position from an external GPS source and display own-ship position on en route charts, IAP, arrival procedures, departure procedures, and airport/taxi diagrams. 126.96.36.199.1. Application will include geo-referenced FLIP products that support this requirement. 188.8.131.52. Ability to receive and display near-real-time weather information from an external weather data source, such as ADS-B. 184.108.40.206.1. Weather information shall include radar imagery which can be displayed on en route charts. 220.127.116.11.2. Weather information shall include Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts (TAF), METAR, Significant Meteorological Information (SIGMET), and Airmen's Meteorological Information (AIRMET). This information will be presented in textual format and/or visual format displayed on en route charts. 18.104.22.168. Ability to receive and display Notices to Airmen (NOTAM) from an external data source. 2.1.5. Application will include preflight/in-flight planning functions, including: 22.214.171.124. Ability to construct a flight plan and display the planned route of flight on en route charts. 126.96.36.199. Ability to enter user-defined waypoints and display those waypoints on en route charts. 188.8.131.52. Ability to print paper backups of FLIP products such as IAP from within the application. 184.108.40.206. Ability to accurately measure distance between two points on en route charts. 2.1.6. Application will include usability functions, including: 220.127.116.11. Support for iOS multi-touch gestures, including pinch-to-zoom, while displaying FLIP products. 18.104.22.168. Night settings that make the display more suitable for nighttime operations. 3. SPECIFIED SUPPORT AREAS - The contractor shall supply 200-1,100 application licenses on an annual basis. The government reserves the right to renew or cancel the contract, at its discretion, following each annual term, having the option to renew for up to three (3) years. 3.1. Electronic Flight Bag Application Support 3.1.1. The application vendor shall provide technical support to individual users via telephone and/or e-mail communications, at no additional cost to the government. 3.1.2. The application vendor shall supply application updates, as required, to correct software bugs and ensure continued compatibility with the latest version of Apple's iOS, at no additional cost to the government. 4. QUALITY CONTROLS 4.1. The Government will evaluate the contractor's performance by appointing a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), to monitor performance to ensure requirements are met. 5. SECURITY REQUIREMENTS 5.1. There are no special security requirements. 6. GOVERNMENT FURNISHED EQUIPMENT AND PROPERTY INFORMATION 6.1. The contractor will obtain required government FLIP data directly from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to include, but not limited to:
Digital Stock Numbers Primary NRN Secondary NRN NSN Edition Number Date PLAN CDDVDFLIP PLANXCDDVDFLIP 7644015335389082 (DVD-FLIP) 201305 PLAN CDDAFIF1 PLANXCDDVAFIF1 7644014717446169 (CDDAFIF) 201305
6.2. The contractor will use company-provided equipment.
Note: The Contracting Officer reserves the right to award to other than the low bidder based on the following items in the respective order: price; technical acceptability. Contractors bidding "Or Equal" items must provide pictures/specifications of items that will meet minimum salient characteristics of the items requested.
The offer submittal shall list the item by part number, number of items being offered, the product description as listed above, and list the manufacturer. The offer shall list unit prices, total for each part number, and an overall totaled price. Delivery requirements: FOB Destination quotations are the only quotes that will be accepted. FOB origin offers will not be considered. Delivery date of 30 days after receipt of award shall be acceptable.
Offerors must comply with all instructions contained in FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items and the following addenda. Offerors shall submit their quote on letterhead stationery, including unit prices for the base year and each of the three (3) option years, with a grand total. A spreadsheet, Attachment 2, may be used for completion and submittal, if preferred. Per FAR 52.212-3, offerors must be registered in System for Award Management (SAM) found at this website: https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/ in order to be eligible to receive an award. THE GOVERNMENT WILL NOT ACCEPT INCOMPLETE PROPOSALS. Offers will be evaluated on price and technical acceptability. The Contracting Officer is not responsible for locating or obtaining any information not identified in the offer. If an offer cannot comply with every requirement, that offer will not be technically acceptable, and therefore will not be considered. Once an offer has been determined to be technically acceptable, and in compliance with all directions in this solicitation, the Government will award to the offeror with the lowest evaluated price.
Additionally the following clauses and provisions apply to this acquisition:
52.202-1 Definitions 52.203-3 Gratuities 52.203-6 Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government 52.203-11 Certification and Disclosure Regarding Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions 52.203-12 Limitation on Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions 52.203-16 PreventingPersonal Conflicts of Interest 52.204-1 Approval of Contract 52.204-2 Security Requirements 52.204-4 Printed or Copied Double-Sided on Postconsumer Fiber Content Paper 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First Tier Subcontract Awards 52.207-1 Notice of Standard Competition 52.207-2 Notice of Streamlined Competition 52.207-4 Economic Purchase Quantity-Supplies 52.209-1 Qualification Requirements 52.209-6 Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment 52.211-6 Brand Name or Equal 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items 52.212-2 Evaluation - Commercial Items 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certification - Commercial Items 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items, and includes the following clauses as cited: (b) 5, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24(i), 24(ii), and 31 52.217-2 Cancellation Under Multi Year Contracts 52.217-3 Evaluation Exclusive of Options 52.217-4 Evaluation of options Exercised at the Time of Contract Award 52.217-5 Evaluation of Options 52.219-1 Small Business Program Representation 52.219-4 Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns 52.219-6 Notice of Small Business Set-Aside 52.222-3 Convict Labor 52.222-19 Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities 52.222-22 Previous Contracts and Compliance Reports 52.222-25 Affirmative Action Compliance 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity 52.222-35 Equal Opportunity Veterans 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons 52.222-54 Employment Eligibility Verification 52.223-16 IEEE 1680 Standard for the Enviornmental Assessment of Personal Computer Products 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving 52.224-1 Privacy Act Notification 52.224-2 Privacy Act 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases 52.225-18 Place of Manufacture 52.225-25 Prohibition on Engaging in Sanctioned Activities Relating to Iran-Certification 52.227-19 Commercial Computer Software License 52.227-21 Technical Data Declaration, Revision, and Withholding of Payment-Major Systems 52.232-1 Payments 52.232-8 Discounts for Prompt Payment IBR 52.232-11 Extras IBR 52.232-17 Interest IBR 52.232-23 Assignment of Claims IBR 52.233-3 Protest After Award 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim 52.239-1 Privacy or Security Safeguards 52.242-13 Bankruptcy 52.243-1 Changes-Fixed Price 52.244-2 Subcontracts 52.246-2 Inspection Of Supplies-Fixed Price 52.246-16 Responsibility For Supplies IBR 52.246-24 Limitation of Liability 52.247-34 F.O.B. Destination 52.249-8 Default (Fixed PriceSupply And Service) 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference
The full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/vffara.htm.
The due date for Questions is August 16, 2013,Noon, ET. All questions shall be electronically transmitted to Dale.H.Morrill@uscg.mil. If any questions are received, responses, including the questions, will be sent to all offerors on or about August 20, 2013, Noon, ET. Proposals shall be no longer than 10 pages, including cost and technical information. The due date for all proposals is August 23, 2013, Noon, ET, and shall be electronically transmitted to Dale.H.Morrill@uscg.mil.