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Crowd Sourcing: Future Security Environment

Solicitation Number: HQ0034-14-R-0123
Agency: Other Defense Agencies
Office: Washington Headquarters Services
Location: WHS, Acquisition Directorate
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1. This combined synopsis/solicitation for Crowd Sourcing Services for the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense Policy OUSD (P) Directorate for commercial items is prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Sub-part 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.

2. This combined synopsis/solicitation HQ0034-14-R-0123 is issued as a request for Proposal (RFP) as the Washington Headquarters Services (WHS) Acquisition Directorate (AD) is seeking to award one contract under full and open competition after exclusions as a TOTAL SMALL BUSINESS set-aside. This notice and the incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the Defense Federal Acquisition Supplement (DFARS) and local AD policy. All responsible sources may submit a proposal.

3. NAICS. This acquisition is associated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 541990 All Other Professional, Scientific, and technical Services with a small business size standard of $14,000,000.00. The Product and Service Code (PSC) R499 - Support Professional: Other.

The WHS/AD/EOSD has a requirement to procure Crowd Sourcing Services for the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense Policy OUSD (P), Pentagon Reservation. The contractor shall provide a proposal to include a Performance Work Statement for the contract line item(s) as in accordance with the Statement of Objectives (SOO) for the Crowd Sourcing services.

a. Sub-Contract Line Items: The Contractor shall provide (list) the items that build up to the final product.

b. FOB: Destination, unless specified differently in the award the supplier is responsible for inspection and quality control requirements.

c. Period of Performance: (3) three years;
Base Period: September 2014 - September 2015
Option Period 1: September 2016 - September 2017
Option Period 2: September 2017 - September 2018

d. Current Information/Guidance. Any instruction acquired from a contract awarded against this solicitation shall be delivered with the most current information or guidance.

5. FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement.
Proposals will be evaluated under the provisions of FAR Part 12, 52.212-2 Commercial Items-see modified provision. The responsible Offeror must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) with the Online Representations and Certifications (ORCA) per FAR 52.212-3 completed in the SAM however if this is not accomplished a completed copy of the Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items must be submitted with the offer.

6. To register in the System for Award Management database visit the SAM website:, per FAR 52.212-1, Lack of this registration will qualify contractor as ineligible for award. For the exact text and wording of clauses and provisions please see
Registration in Wide Area Workflow (WAWF), is required for payment of contract performance.

7. The Government contemplates award of a Firm-Fixed Priced contract resulting from this solicitation.

8. Proposal/Questions Deadline. Offers are due Thursday, September 4, 2014, 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). Question will not be accepted after Monday, August 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET).

Inquiry submitted via telephone call will be directed to an e-mail submission. Submit proposals and/or questions to Mr. Richard Washington, via e-mail: richard.c.washington.civ@mail.mi and copy Ms. Annette Gray via e-mail:, and Ms. Ericka Landry via e-mail: . Offeror's who fail to complete and submit proposals in accordance with the requirements above may be considered non-responsive.

9. Contact the following individual for information regarding this solicitation:

Richard Washington
Contracting Specialist

Electronic Mail proposals are preferred; however, facsimile proposals maybe accepted, contact the Contract Specialist for prior approval. If an Offer is received via facsimile without prior approval it will be considered non-responsive.

10. Number of Contracts to be awarded. The WHS AD intends to award a firm fixed priced contract against this announcement; however, reserves the right to award any number of contracts or to not award at all, as it is dependent upon the quality of the proposals/quotes submitted and availability of funds.

11. Rejection of Unrealistic Offers. The Government may reject any proposal/quote that is evaluated to be unrealistic in terms of program commitments, including contract terms and conditions, or unrealistically high or low in cost/price when compared to Government estimates, such that the proposal is deemed to reflect an inherent lack of competence or failure to comprehend the complexity and risks of the program.

12. Inspection and Acceptance. Refer to attached SOO and request for proposal (RFP).

13. List of attachments:

Request for Proposal
• Provisions and Clauses
• Instructions to Offerors
• Evaluation Factors

Statement of Objectives

Pricing Spreadsheet, example

Past Performance Questionnaire



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Request for Proposal

Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Request for Proposal
Posted Date:
August 14, 2014
Description: Provisions and Clauses
Description: Instructions
Description: Evaluation Factors
Description: SOO
Description: Sample Pricing Spreadsheet
Description: Past Performance
1225 South Clark Street
Suite 1202

Arlington, Virginia 22202-4371
United States
Richard C. Washington
Annette D. Gray