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Added: Apr 29, 2013 2:52 pm Modified: May 01, 2013 3:09 pmTrack ChangesAmendment May 1, 2013: The small business size standard is corrected to $14M. The originally shown size standard of $7M is deleted. NAICS Code is 541611 and small business size standard is $14M.
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The solicitation for commercial services is being conducted in conjunction with Part 13. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation 2013-OUS-AAPI-01 is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-66.
Solicitation Provisions and Contract Terms and Conditions
The following FAR and EDAR provisions and clauses apply to the RFQ and any resulting purchase order.
Education Department Acquisition Regulation (EDAR) provisions can be reviewed at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2011/pdf/2011-4660.pdf.
Federal Acquisition Regulation provisions and clauses can be reviewed at:
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Technical capability of the services required to meet the Government Requirement. The contractor's quote must demonstrate thorough understanding and knowledge of the AAPI community culture and needs and present a clearly described technical approach that includes each of the requirements set forth in this Statement of Work.
Past performance, as defined by: experience performing comparable work; quality and timeliness and customer satisfaction of previous work.
An offeror shall complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically via https://www.acquisition.gov. If an offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically at the ORCA website, the offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (o) of this provision.
(3) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25.
(iii) The offeror shall list those supplies that are foreign end products (other than those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of this provision) as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American Act-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act." The offeror shall list as other foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product."
(iv) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25.
(3) Buy American Act-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate II. If Alternate II to the clause at FAR 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision:
(4) Buy American Act-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate III. If Alternate III to the clause at 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision:
(5) Trade Agreements Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at FAR 52.225-5, Trade Agreements, is included in this solicitation.)
(iii) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. For line items covered by the WTO GPA, the Government will evaluate offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products without regard to the restrictions of the Buy American Act. The Government will consider for award only offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products unless the Contracting Officer determines that there are no offers for such products or that the offers for such products are insufficient to fulfill the requirements of the solicitation.
__ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 253g and 10 U.S.C. 2402).
a. Include a section that describes the overall approach the contractor will take to accomplish the goals and tasks of the Department's requirement as outlined in the Statement of Work (SOW). Identify in this section any potential problems and describe the means for overcoming them.
a. The Cost Quote must be separate from the technical quote.
All quotes received in response to this solicitation will be evaluated according to the Evaluation Criteria described in 52.212-2 above. An award will be made based on availability of funds to the responsible offeror whose quote conforms to the solicitation and is most advantageous to the Government.
This will be a firm-fixed priced contract for a performance period from May 20, 2013, to September 30, 2013.
Clarification Questions: Due by 12:00 noon (EDT) Friday, Monday, May 6, 2013. Submit to email@example.com. Responses provided no later than Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
Quote Submissions: Due by 12:00 pm EDT Friday, May 10, 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org with RFP# ED-OUS-AAPI-01 in the subject line.
550 12th Street, SW, 7th Floor
Washington, District of Columbia 20202
Cindy S. Dixon,
Phone: (202) 401-4390
Original Posted Date:
April 29, 2013
May 1, 2013
May 10, 2013 12:00 pm Eastern
Original Response Date:
May 10, 2013 12:00 pm Eastern
Original Archive Date:
Original Set Aside:
Total Small Business
Total Small Business
R -- Professional, administrative, and management support services
541 -- Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services/541611 -- Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services