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Added: May 01, 2014 3:34 pmNote: This is an Amendment to the original posting of Solicitation #SB1341-14-RP-0009, with the following changes:
1) Updated SOW
2) Updated period of performance dates
This solicitation is a Request for Proposal (RFP). This solicitation document and incorporated clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-72.
The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 541611. This acquisition is being conducted through unrestricted competition.
Offerors will be responsible for obtaining related amendments to this solicitation, if any, from www.fbo.gov. It is the responsibility of each potential offeror to monitor www.fbo.gov for any amendments or other information related to this solicitation. Any communications regarding this acquisition must be made in writing and forwarded via email to Divya Soni at firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com and shall identify the solicitation number, company name, company address, as well as point of contact email address and phone number. Any/all questions shall be sent to the identified emails no later than May 12, 2014 at 12pm Eastern time. The Government will not respond to any questions received after this date and time.
The U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Engineering Laboratory (EL) promotes U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness in areas of critical national priority by anticipating and meeting the measurement science and standards needs for technology-intensive manufacturing and construction in ways that enhance economic prosperity and improve the quality of life. Measurement science research and services include the development and dissemination of performance metrics, measurement and testing methods, modeling and simulation tools, technical data, guidelines, and the technical basis for standards, codes, regulations, and practices. EL conducts disaster and failure studies in support of this mission. EL also conducts applied earthquake engineering research to provide the technical basis for building codes, standards, and practices, and is responsible for working with the private sector and other agencies to implement improved earthquake-resistant design guidance for building codes and standards for new and existing buildings, structures, and lifelines. NIST is a non-regulatory agency and does not set building and fire codes, standards, and regulations.
This solicitation is for the procurement of support and technical expertise needed by NIST to fulfill its responsibilities under the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) and the National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Programs, as outlined below and in the attached Performance Work Statement (PWS), through an Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) type contract:
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Factor C - KEY PERSONNEL/STAFFING
Each resume submitted shall not exceed 10 typed pages (back-to-back) in length and include the following:
- candidate's name;
If a proposed candidate is a non-US citizen, the Offeror shall provide valid VISA documentation. The resumes shall be submitted as a distinct portion of the Technical Volume.
Factor D - PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AND QUALITY CONTROL PLAN APPROACH
The Contractor shall demonstrate the ability to replace designated key personnel and technical experts with qualified individual(s) in a timely manner. As such, the Offeror shall provide a key personnel replacement plan.
Factor E - TECHNICAL APPROACH
In accordance with FAR Subpart 19.7, the Offeror shall submit a subcontracting plan which includes information pertaining to the eleven (11) areas described in FAR 19.704. The full text of FAR 19.704 may be accessed electronically at this address:
DOC small business subcontracting goals:
Volume II - BUSINESS Volume (Factor G - Price)
The Offeror shall propose fixed fully burdened hourly labor rates for each labor category it proposes for each year throughout the projected life of this contract. NIST anticipates the award of an Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract for one (1) base period of twelve (12) months from date of award plus four (4) twelve-month option periods. The Offeror shall assume that the contract will begin on August 1, 2014. Therefore, each proposed labor category shall be assigned a fixed fully burdened hourly labor rate for the base period and each of the four option periods.
The pricing breakdown shall include the number of hours proposed per contract employee and the corresponding fully burdened hourly labor rates from the Base Contract Pricing. The proposed number of hours for each proposed contract employee shall be clearly identified and associated with the applicable labor category for each contract employee. For proposal preparation purposes, the Offeror shall assume a start date of August 1, 2014 for Task Order 1.
The Offeror shall state "The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document without modification, deletion, or addition."
Offeror shall list exception(s) and rationale for the exception(s)"
Please note that this procurement is not being conducted under the GSA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program or another Government-Wide Area Contract (GWAC). If an Offeror submits a quotation based upon an FSS or GWAC contract, the Government will accept the quoted price. However, the terms and conditions stated herein will be included in any resultant Purchase Order, not the terms and conditions of the Offeror's FSS or GWAC contract, and the statement required above shall be included in the quotation.
52.212-2 EVALUATION - COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JAN 1999)
Upon receipt of proposals, the Contracting Officer will review them to determine if each Offeror followed all of the proposal preparation/submission instructions in this solicitation. A proposal that did not follow the proposal submission instructions may be deemed unacceptable and may not be further evaluated.
Each proposal will be evaluated using the factors described below. An Offeror's failure to address any factor may be considered indicative of the Offeror's lack of understanding of the Government's requirements and may result in that proposal's being determined to be unacceptable.
Evaluation Factors for Award:
FACTOR A - EXPERIENCE
In determining best value, Non-Price Factors A through E, when combined, are slightly more important than Factor F (Price).
The Non-Price Factors A through E listed above are listed in descending order of importance.
The Government reserves the right to make an award to other than the lowest-cost/priced Offeror or to the Offeror with the highest rating based on non-cost/price Factors A through E listed above if the Contracting Officer determines that to do so would result in the best value to the Government.
DUE DATE FOR PROPOSALS
This address is for both courier and USPS.
The Offeror must deliver the proposal so that it is received at the specific address, building number included, listed above by the due date and due time listed above.
APPLICABLE PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES FOR THIS SOLICITATION:
The following provisions apply to this acquisition:
52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS--COMMERCIAL ITEMS - ALTERNATE I (AUG 2012)
Department of Commerce Acquisition Regulation (CAR) clauses. Please submit a written request to the Contract Specialist for the full text of these clauses.
Department of Commerce Agency-Level Protest Procedures Level above the Contracting Officer is also incorporated. It can be downloaded at http://www.nist.gov/admin/od/contract/agency.htm.
National Institute of Standards and Technology Clauses. Please submit a written request to the Contract Specialist for the full text of these clauses.
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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
May 1, 2014
Subcontracting_Plan_Template.doc (93.00 Kb)
Description: Subcontracting plan template
Description: PWS for base IDIQ
PWS_NEHRP_Support_1st_TO.doc (120.50 Kb)
Description: PWS for Task Order 1
Description: Past performance questionnaire
100 Bureau Drive, Building 301
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-1410
May 1, 2014
May 30, 2014 12:00 pm Eastern
Automatic, 15 days after response date
June 14, 2014
Original Set Aside:
R -- Professional, administrative, and management support services
541 -- Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services/541611 -- Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services