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Patent Office Support Services

Solicitation Number: DOC52PAPT1200047
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: Patent and Trademark Office (PTO)
Location: Office of Procurement
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Added: Oct 23, 2012 3:39 pm
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is soliciting for Patent Office Support Services for the continued and improved services in support of patent application processing. The objective of this procurement is to obtain mission essential services in support of patent application processing. Requirements include receiving and processing United States (U.S.) and international patent applications and application-related papers; maintaining miscellaneous paper files, collecting fees and updating electronic financial records; monitoring electronic mailboxes and managing, forwarding, and closing messages; mailing examiner office actions and other documents for USPTO compliance and completeness; conducting legal and content reviews of newly submitted applications and follow-on documents for USPTO compliance and completeness, creating electronic bibliographic data records, and preparing and mailing notices to applicants; copying technical references, application documents and other materials; printing and delivering working files for examiner use, sorting and delivering incoming mail and other materials; managing file rooms and locating and delivering application file folders to examiners and other patent processing personnel;  and locating and delivering residual paper application files in response to requests or in order to match incoming papers. Formality (legal) review is approximately 50% of the requirement which involves reviewing newly received U.S. patent applications for compliance and completeness with all filing requirements to determine compliancy with USPTO and Federal rules and readiness for examination.  The Formality legal review function is currently being performed by General Clerk 3s.  Currently, the USPTO receives approximately 500,000 applications per year and 2,000,000 follow-on actions.  The current contract generally staffs over 400 employees ranging in clerical staff that has a heavy use of Information and Technology (IT) and automation.  Currently the Service Contract Act is applicable to the majority of the positions under this requirement including the Formality (legal) review.  While the current requirement staffs over 400 employees in performing the requirement, the USPTO is interested in innovation, improved efficiencies, and new solutions which may lead to reduction in contract cots in the future.  


The associated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 561210 (Facilities Support Services).  The small business size standard is $35.5M. The incumbent is AKIMA/DTSV, 11405 North Community House Road, Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28277 under DOC50PAPT0501007.  The current contract period spans eight years, with a base with 4 option years, and 3 award terms.  The total obligated amount to date is approximately $237,000,000.00 for Patent work only.  The Trademark work previously performed is being removed. 
 

The Request for Proposal (RFP) will be posted (when available) to the USPTO website (http://www.uspto.gov/about/vendor_info/current_acquisitions/index.jsp) and to the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO.gov) website under the subject solicitation number for this procurement within 30 days or more after release of this notice.  It is the Offeror's responsibility to monitor both websites for release of the RFP, subsequent amendments and Questions & Answers (Q&As).




Questions will be entertained following the release of the RFP, utilizing the procedures specified in the RFP. Telephone questions will not be taken. 


Period of Performance:
12 month base period, with four (4) 12 month option periods for a maximum period of five (5) years


 Primary Point of Contact:
The point of contact for regarding this pre-solicitation notice is Shellie Eaton at (571) 272-5146,  shellie.eaton@uspto.gov


 

 


Added: Feb 01, 2013 6:04 pm

Amendment 1 contains the posting of the final Solicitation DOC52PAPT1200047 and associated attachments.

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Added: Feb 12, 2013 4:26 pm

Please see Amendment 0001 to Solicitation DOC52PAPT1200047 providing link to video of work processes with a closed caption feature. 

Added: Feb 22, 2013 12:36 pm

Please see Amendment 0002 to Solicitation DOC52PAPT1200047

Added: Mar 08, 2013 5:46 pm
Please see Amendment 0003 to DOC52PAPT1200047 providing Q&As, revisions to the solicitation and extension to proposals due date.
Added: Mar 15, 2013 5:02 pm

Posting of additional Questions and Answers only. Closing date for the receipt of proposals remains unchanged, Thursday, March 28, 2013 no later than 2 PM local time of the Contracting Officer, Alexandria, VA.

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Description: Attachment 10 - Department of Labor Wage Determination (WD) 2005-2103 Rev 12 dated 6/13/12

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Description: Attachment 7 - Government Furnished Equipment List

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Description: Attachment 9 - Statement of Contract Employee Relative to Non-Disclosure of Patent Information Form

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Description: Attachment 6 - Definitions & Acronyms

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Description: Attachment 4 - PCT BIB Data Entry (8 files)

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February 1, 2013
Description: Attachment 5a: PCT Printing and Mailing

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Description: Attachment 3 - Formality Review Manual (71 files)

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February 1, 2013
Description: Attachment 11 - Past Performance Questionnaire

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February 1, 2013
Description: Attachment 5 - Power Workflow System Console

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February 1, 2013
Description: Attachment 5b - CD Burning Sequence Listing

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Description: Attachment 1 - Ram/Fee Processing Documents (9 files total)

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February 1, 2013
Description: Attachment 8 - MPEP

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February 1, 2013
Description: Attachment 2 - Control Sheets

Solicitation 1

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Solicitation
Posted Date:
February 1, 2013
Description: DOC52PAT1200047 POSS SOLICITATION

Amendment 1

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Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
February 12, 2013
Description: Closed Caption Video of Work Processes

Amendment 2

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Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
February 22, 2013
Description: Amendment 0002: Extension for submission of proposals and the estimated date for posting responses to questions.

Package #17

Posted Date:
March 8, 2013
Description: SF30 Amendment 0003 (1 Page)

Amendment 0003 - Attachment A

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Posted Date:
March 8, 2013
Description: Attachment A Questions and Answers (Q&As), 75 pages

Amendment 0003 - Attachment B

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Amendment 0003 - Attachment B
Posted Date:
March 8, 2013
Description: Attachment B Revised RFP DOC52PAPT1200047 (87 pages)

Additional Q&As

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Additional Q&As
Posted Date:
March 15, 2013
Description: Compiliation of Additional Q&As received March 11 through 15, 2013
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P. O. Box 1450 - Mail Stop 6
600 Dulany Street, MDE, 7th Floor
Alexandria, Virginia 22313-1450
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600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
United States
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Shellie M. Eaton
Phone: 5712725146