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RECOVERY-R-TASK ORDER NOTICE. Program Management Support for ARRA-funded activities under the 2010 Census Communications Campaign

This opportunity is a Recovery and Reinvestment Act action
Solicitation Number: YA132307CQ0004-TO020
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: U. S. Census Bureau
Location: Suitland
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YA132307CQ0004-TO020
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Added: Jul 16, 2009 12:37 pm
THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY. THIS OPPORTUNITY IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO THE EXISTING CONTRACTOR, TRUE NORTH COMMUNICATIONS, D/B/A DRAFTFCB, INC., UNDER CONTRACT NUMBER YA1323-07-CQ-0004.



Using Recovery Act funding, the U.S. Census Bureau intends to issue a task order to contract number YA1323-07-CQ-0004, a competitively awarded Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract for the 2010 Census Communications Campaign, awarded to True North Communications, D/B/A DraftFCB, Inc., 100 West 33rd Street, New York, NY, 10001-2900. This task order will be for labor provided by the prime contractor and subcontractors’ personnel who will provide program management services in support of the four (4) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act task orders to be issued for the 2010 Census Communications Campaign.



Under this task order, the contractor will be required to provide the following services for ARRA funded activities: 1) Contract (Business) Management; 2) Technical Direction and Management; 3) Project Tracking and Schedule Management; 4) ARRA Financial and Jobs Reporting; 5) Performance Monitoring and Quality Assurance; 6) Communication with the Census Bureau and its Stakeholders; 7) Risk Management; 8) Subcontract Management and Small Business Subcontracting; 9) Travel.



The existing contract must be used for the following reasons: 1) The work to be performed is within the scope of the original contract technical provisions. 2) The incumbent contractor has the management, technical, and administrative skills to efficiently and effectively accomplish this work at a reasonable cost. 3) The ARRA-funded activities must be integrated and coordinated with the campaign messaging and them already developed by the existing contractor. 4) This contract enables the work to begin immediately.



The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) contains specific acquisition requirements that must be met when using funds appropriated by the Act. Contracts must comply with the FAR, and to the maximum extent practicable, be awarded under competitive procedures as firm-fixed-price (FFP) contract. The U.S. Census Bureau intends to use the current IDIQ contract to meet its requirements. The contractor will be required to submit a firm-fixed price proposal for the labor under this task order. Reimbursement of travel will be in accordance with FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS. This contract was awarded competitively.
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Acquisition Division
Room 3J438
Washington, District of Columbia 20233
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Program Management services from the prime contractor are primarily provided from the following address:

100 West 33rd St.
New York, New York 10001-2900
United States
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William H. Russell,
contracting officer
Phone: 301/763-1804
Fax: 301/457-1785
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Randy W Hart,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 301/763-2671
Fax: 301/457-1785