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Solicitation Number: RFQ-CO201321286
Agency: United States Trade and Development Agency
Office: USTDA Contracts Office
Location: USTDA
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Added: Sep 05, 2013 5:33 pm
COMBINED SYNOPSIS /SOLICITATION: Solicitation Number RFQ-CO201321286, Definitional Mission (DM) for Jordan - Solar Steam Augmentation Project is being issued as a RFQ.

This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6, and procedures in Subpart 13.1 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; offers are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.

This solicitation will be issued utilizing Full and Open Competition IAW FAR Subpart 6.1. The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the offeror who is deemed responsible and is determined, based on the evaluation factors and subfactors, to represent the best value to the Government.


1. OFFER DUE DATE: Your offer must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., local Arlington, VA time on Thursday, September 19, 2013. Late proposals will be processed in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation guidance.

2. OFFER SUBMISSION: Send your offer by email to  which is due no later than 4:00 p.m., local Arlington, VA time on Thursday, September 19, 2013. Proposals submitted by facsimile or to alternate email addresses will NOT be accepted.

3. QUESTIONS RELATING TO THIS SOLICITATION: Questions regarding this RFP must be submitted by 12:00 p.m., local Arlington, VA time on Thursday, September 12, 2013 to  . Telephone calls are not acceptable. Written questions will be answered in writing and provided to all offerors via a posting to FedBizOpps. However, due to the time required to research a question, and provide an answer, questions received less than seven calendar days prior to the due date of offers specified in this solicitation may not be answered.

4. NOTICE REGARDING SUSPENSION/DEBARMENT/INELIGIBILITY: Any contract awarded to a Contractor whim at the time of award was suspended, debarred, and ineligible for receipt of contract with Government Agencies or in receipt of a notice of proposed debarment from any Government Agency, is voidable at the option of the Government.

5. CENTRAL CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION (CCR) DATABASE: All contractors must be registered in the Central Contractor Registry (CCR) and On-Line Representation and Certification (ORCA) System via in order to receive a contract award. Lack of registration in CCR will make an offeror ineligible for award as described in FAR 52.204-7. Don NOT delay submission of your offer pending receipt for a CAGE code. Offerors may obtain information on registration via: http://ccr.edi/dsa/mil.

6. SET-ASIDE: This procurement is a small business set-aside with a small business size standard of less than $14M annual sales under NAICS code 541611. Award is limited to U. S. firms or U.S. individuals. Contractor and U.S. subcontractor employees used shall be either U.S. citizens or non-U.S. citizens lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States. Contractor use of subcontractors is limited to less than fifty percent of the proposed price. International transportation and insurance must have their nationality, source and origin in the U.S. local lodging; food and transportation in the host country are not subject to this restriction.

7. HISTORICAL PRICING: The historical pricing for procurement of similar size and scope is at or about $50,000.00. The Government contemplates award of a firm fixed-price contract.

8. SERVICES AND PRICES: Line Item 1 is a Planned Itinerary, Purchase of Tickets and Required Insurance Declarations (not-to-exceed 30% of the proposed contract price). Line Item 2 is the Final Report.

9. DESCRIPTION/SPECIFICATIONS/STATEMENT OF WORK: Please see the FEDBIZOPS attachment 1 to this solicitation. Vendors are reminded that failure to properly enroll in the Central Contractor Registry (CCR) System, On-Line Representation and Certification (ORCA) System, and provide accurate Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS)/Tax Identification Number (TIN) information shall be excluded from award.

10. INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE: All services are subject to the Contracting Officer's Representative‘s (COR) final approval. All work will be inspected and accepted at USTDA's Office, Arlington, VA.

11. DELIVERIES OR PERFORMANCE: The performance of this contract shall start immediately after the effective date of award. The Contractor shall submit all deliverables under this Contract to the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) on or about November 30, 2013. The Period of Performance for this Contract shall be one year from the date of the Contracting Officer's signature on the Contract. Performance of this contract shall be at USTDA's Office, Arlington, VA, at other locations in the U.S., and/or the designated host country.

12. SPECIAL CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS: This solicitation includes the following additional contract requirements and terms and conditions:

• CONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS AND KEY PERSONNEL: The contractor shall provide the key personnel listed in its proposal to perform the work. Changes in key personnel may only be made with the Contracting Officer's prior written approval.

• CONTRACTOR FOLLOW-ON (INELIGIBILITY): The Contractor and its subcontractors shall be ineligible to compete for, as a prime or subcontractor or otherwise, USTDA funded activities that result from this contract. USTDA reserves the right to grant a waiver, based upon FAR 9.503, if preclusion of the contractor or its subcontractors from the follow-on activity would not be in the Government's interest. This restriction shall remain in effect for three years from the completion of this contract. The contractor agrees to include this provision in all subcontracts to this contract.

• DEFENSE BASE ACT INSURANCE: Prior to departure to the host country, the contractor shall obtain Defense Base Act and Medical Evacuation insurance. Proof of such insurance shall be submitted with the initial invoice. Pursuant to FAR 52.228-3, the contractor is required to have DBA coverage for its employees performing work overseas. The contractor agrees to insert the defense base act insurance requirements in all subcontracts under this contract.

• MEDICAL EVACUATION INSURANCE: In addition, all Contractor personnel working outside the United States shall have medical evacuation insurance for the days spent outside the U. S. The contractor agrees to insert the defense base and medical evacuation insurance requirements in all subcontracts under the contract.

• CONTRACT CLAUSES: The clauses at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions--Commercial Items and 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, apply to this acquisition. The following additional clauses are included: FAR 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting; FAR 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; FAR 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity; FAR 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans; FAR 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities; FAR 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans; and FAR 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer- Central Contractor Registration.

13. INSTRUCTIONS/CONDITIONS AND NOTICES TO OFFERORS OR RESPONDENTS: The Provision at FAR52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial, applies to this acquisition with the following addition:

• The contractor shall submit a Technical Proposal, not exceeding 25 pages, that documents their Technical/Financial Expertise and Definitional Mission experience.

• In addition, the contractor shall provide a separate Business/Cost proposal on the SF-1449; a completed Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheets for proposed key personnel; and a completed Contractor Price Quotation Breakdown via Resumes may be submitted in lieu of the Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet if the resume is inclusive of all pertinent information.

14. EVALUATION FACTORS FOR AWARD: Pursuant to FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items; the following factors, in descending order of importance, will be used to evaluate all offers. All evaluation factors, other than cost or price, when combined, are significantly more important that cost or price:

(1) TECHNICAL: The following sub-factors are listed in descending order of importance.
Sub-factor 1: Relevant technical experience, knowledge of gas fired power generation, solar energy (particularly CSP technologies), and power plant modernization sectors.

Sub-factor 2: Experience in conducting environmental impact assessments, developing risk mitigation strategies and identifying measurements to gauge quantifiable project results (e.g. emission reductions achieved through project implementation)

Sub-factor 3: Work plan, including strategy for evaluating risks, financial viability, and U.S. export potential (including U.S. sector competitiveness) of projects

Sub-factor 4: Relevant experience in evaluating and developing international projects, including experience drafting Terms of Reference/budgets for studies and experience with relevant financing mechanisms

Sub-factor 5: Knowledge of country and/or region, including relevant foreign language skills

Sub-factor 6: Quality of Proposal, including quality of writing and organization

(2) PAST PERFORMANCE: Letters of reference, metrics, customer surveys that demonstrate customer satisfaction for similar or same types of contracts


All evaluation factors, other than cost or price, when combined are significantly more important than cost or price.

Technical and Past Performance shall be evaluated using the adjectival ratings in Attachment 2 to the solicitation.

The Government will evaluate price to determine the following:

• Completeness: All information required by the solicitation has been submitted and is accurate.

• Reasonableness: The Government will conduct a price analysis to determine whether the proposed prices are fair and reasonable. This determination may be accomplished by one or more of the techniques set forth in FAR 15.404-1(a)(b)(2).

No Adjectival ratings will be used to evaluate Price.

15. BASIS FOR CONTRACT AWARD: The Government will use Best Value Source Selection Procedures to evaluate offers and determine the best value. The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the offeror who is deemed responsible in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation, as supplemented, whose proposal conforms to the solicitations requirements (to include all stated terms, conditions, representations, certifications, and all other information required by this solicitation) and is determined, based on the evaluation factors, to represent the best value to the Government. The Government seeks to award to the offeror who gives USTDA the greatest confidence that it will best meet or exceed the requirements affordably. This may result in an award to a higher rated, higher priced offeror, where the decision is consistent with the evaluation factors, and the Contracting Officer reasonably determines that the technical approach and /or superior past performance of the higher priced offeror outweighs the cost difference. The Contracting Officer will make an integrated assessment based on the evaluation factors described above.



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Definitional Mission (DM): for Jordan - Solar Steam Augmentation Project.

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Definitional Mission (DM): for Jordan - Solar Steam Augmentation Project.
Posted Date:
September 5, 2013
Description: SF 1449 SOW and Adjectival Ratings Attachment II
Description: Scope of Work (SOW) for Jordan DM RFQ-CO201321286
Description: Contractor Bio Sheet
Description: DM Cost Quotation Sheet
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600
Arlington, Virginia 22209-3901
U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600
Arlington, Virginia 22209
United States
Tyrone W Johnson,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 703-875-4357
Garth A. Hibbert,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 703-875-4357
Fax: 703-875-4009