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Antarctic Support Contract

Solicitation Number: NSF-AIL-DRFP-08-0001
Agency: National Science Foundation
Office: Division of Acquisition and Cooperative Support
Location: DACS
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This is a Sources Sought Synopsis. There is no solicitation available at this time. This Sources Sought Synopsis is published for Market Research purposes only. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is seeking qualified sources for science, operations, maintenance, information technology, communications, engineering and construction support for the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). The USAP represents the national effort for scientific research in Antarctica. Individuals from various U.S. academic institutions, working under grants awarded by NSF, and personnel from other federal agencies perform research and specialized services in the Antarctic under USAP auspices. The contractor’s primary role is to provide the aforementioned support for individuals deploying to Antarctica -- including deploying the researchers and their cargo, ensuring their survival and safety, and enabling the performance of field and laboratory work while deployed. The primary function is performed within the context of sustaining the existing infrastructure, and establishing new support facilities and/or capabilities as required by the NSF. To perform these functions the Government provides substantial support from its own resources (primarily property, equipment, and transportation). Presently, operations are staged from Port Hueneme, CA; Christchurch, New Zealand; and Punta Arenas, Chile. The USAP maintains three permanent stations in Antarctica: McMurdo Station on Ross Island at 77° 51’S, 166° 40’E; Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station at 90°S; and Palmer Station on Anvers Island at 64° 46’S, 64° 03’W. Other camps and locations are occupied on a seasonal or temporary basis. Oceanographic research is performed from the Ice Breaking Research Vessels Nathaniel B. Palmer and Laurence M. Gould. A draft Statement of Objectives is attached to provide respondents a better understanding of the needs of the USAP and the respondent’s potential ability to meet NSF’s requirement. The purpose of this synopsis is to identify interested vendors – large businesses, small businesses, non-profits or other interested parties and to determine if a set-aside is warranted. The applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 561210 - Facilities Support Services, which has a small business size standard of $32.5M. Only a brief statement of qualifications (not to exceed ten (10) pages) is requested at this time. At a minimum, provide the following information in your submittal: 1) Name of company; 2) Name of company’s point of contact, including address, phone, and e-mail; 3) Identify the type of entity (large business, small business, small disadvantaged business, non-profit institutions, woman-owned small business, HUBZone small business or service disabled veteran-owned small business, and also indicate if the firm is foreign-owned); and, 4) Identify intent to team, and, if possible, the anticipated teaming arrangement. Interested small businesses should review and understand the requirements in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 19 and FAR clause 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting. In addition, the statement of qualifications should include information that clearly demonstrates the respondent's capabilities, expertise and experience to perform the requirements, or serve as a prime systems integration contractor to perform the requirements, contained in the draft Statement of Objectives. General marketing material should not be included. The Government will neither award a contract solely on the basis of this Sources Sought Synopsis nor will it reimburse the respondent for any costs associated with preparing or submitting a response to this notice. This synopsis does not constitute a Request for Quotation (RFQ), Request for Proposal (RFP), or an Invitation for Bid (IFB), nor does this issuance restrict the Government’s acquisition approach. The Government reserves the right to reject in whole or in part any industry input as a result of this announcement. The Government recognizes that proprietary data may be a part of your submittal. If so, clearly mark such restricted or proprietary data and present it as an addendum to the non-restricted/non-proprietary information. All submittals received will be reviewed for informational purposes. NSF reserves the right to independently verify all information submitted. Interested vendors are encouraged to identify themselves as such at the FedBizOpps website for purposes of furthering teaming arrangements and subcontracting opportunities. Submittals may be made individually or as a prospective team. Send submittals to: National Science Foundation, Division of Acquisition and Cooperative Support, ATTN: Ms. Karen Millisor, Contracting Officer, 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22230 or e-mail to kmilliso@nsf.gov. Submittals are requested within 15 calendar days from publication of this synopsis. Telephone responses and inquiries will not be accepted. An advisory multi-step process may be employed as part of this acquisition (see FAR Subpart 15.202) at a later date. A tentative milestone schedule for the USAP competition along with other USAP information can be located at the USAP website at http://www.nsf.gov/about/contracting/rfqs/support_ant/index.jsp.
Added: Jul 11, 2008 10:32 am
The comment period for the Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) is extended until July 18, 2008.
Added: Jul 31, 2008 3:34 pm
A presolicitation conference is scheduled for August 26, 27, 28, 2008. See attachment for details.
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DRAFT SOO

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
DRAFT SOO
Posted Date:
April 30, 2008
Description: DRAFT Statement of Objectives for the Antarctic Support Contract

DRAFT RFP #DACS08P2160

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
DRAFT RFP #DACS08P2160
Posted Date:
June 18, 2008
Cover Letter.pdf (83.35 Kb)
Description: This is the Cover Letter to the Draft Request for Proposal (DRFP) for the Antarctic Support Contract for the United States Antarctic Program. Please note that the Draft RFP number has been changed to Draft RFP #DACS08P2160 within the DRFP. Please e-mail questions and comments on the DRFP to USAPrecompete@nsf.gov by July 11, 2008.
DRFP Section A.rtf (314.25 Kb)
Description: DRFP Section A.
Description: DRFP Sections B through M.
Description: DRFP Attachments to Section L: L-4 (Cost Model) and L-5 (Work Breakout Structure)

Presolicitation Conference

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Presolicitation Conference
Posted Date:
July 31, 2008
Description: Presolicitation Conference for the Antarctic Support Contract

Presolicitation Conference Briefings

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Presolicitation Conference Briefings
Posted Date:
August 31, 2008
Description: Presolicitation Conference Briefing - Biggins
Description: Presolicitation Conference Briefing - Blaisdell
Description: Presolicitation Conference Briefing - Blaisdell Operations
Description: Presolicitation Conference Briefing - Blaisdell/Palmer
Description: Presolicitation Conf Brief - Blaisdell/Logistics
Description: Presolicitation Conf Brief - Borg
Description: Presolicitation Conf Brief - Borg
Description: Presolicitation Conf Brief - Brown
Description: Presolicitation Conf Brief - Isern
Description: Presolicitation Conf Brief - Karcher
Description: Presolicitation Conf Brief - Marty
Description: Presolicitation Conf Brief - Millisor
Description: Presolicitation Conf Brief - Millisor
Description: Presolicitation Conf Brief - Montopoli
Description: Presolicitation Conf Brief - Penhale
Description: Presolicitation Conf Brief - Scheuermann
Description: Presolicitation Conf Brief - Singer
Description: Presolicitation Conf Brief - Smith
Description: Presolicitation Conf Brief - Stone

DRFP Questions and Answers

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
DRFP Questions and Answers
Posted Date:
September 5, 2008
Description: Questions and Answers received on the Draft Request for Proposal (DRFP), Sept 5, 2008

DRFP Q&As released 10 Sept 2008

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
DRFP Q&As released 10 Sept 2008
Posted Date:
September 10, 2008
Description: DRFP Q&As released 10 Sept 2008

Site Visit Notice

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Site Visit Notice
Posted Date:
September 15, 2008
Description: Site Visit Notice posted Sept 15, 2008

DRFP Q&As

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
DRFP Q&As
Posted Date:
September 25, 2008
Description: DRFP Questions and Answers

Presolicitation Q&As

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Presolicitation Q&As
Posted Date:
September 25, 2008
Description: Presolicitation Questions and Answers

DRFP Q&As Sept 28, 2008

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
DRFP Q&As Sept 28, 2008
Posted Date:
September 28, 2008
Description: Draft RFP Questions and Answers, Sept 28, 2008

Presolicitation Q&As Sep 30, 2008

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Presolicitation Q&As Sep 30, 2008
Posted Date:
September 30, 2008
Description: Presolicitation Q&As Sep 30, 2008

Solicitation 1

Type:
Solicitation
Posted Date:
October 10, 2008
Description: Cover Letter for RFP #DACS08P2215
Section A SF33.rtf (315.73 Kb)
Description: Standard Form 33 (Section A)
Description: Standard Form 33 (Section A) Continued
Description: RFP Sections B through M
Description: Section J, Attachment 7
Description: Section L, Attachment L-4
Description: Section L, Attachment L-5
Description: Section L, Attachment L-6

Amendment 1

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
November 17, 2008
Description: Amendment 001 to the RFP (Standard Form 30)
Description: Amendment 001 to the RFP (Attachment)

Wage Determination Information

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Wage Determination Information
Posted Date:
November 18, 2008
Description: Denver/Centennial, CO Wage Determination
Description: Port Hueneme, CA Wage Determination
Description: Houston, TX Wage Determination
Description: Los Angeles, CA & Long Beach, CA Wage Determination

Amendment 2

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
December 22, 2008
Description: RFP Amendment 002, Standard Form 30
Description: RFP Amendment 002 Attachment (pages 2 and 3)
Description: RFP Amendment 002 Attachment (Sample Award Fee Plan)

Amendment 3

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
January 9, 2009
Description: RFP Amendment 003 Standard Form 30
Description: RFP Amendment 003 Attachment
Description: RFP Amendment 003 Section J Attachment 7
Description: RPF Amendment 003 Section J Attachment 8

Amendment 4

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
January 16, 2009
Description: Standard Form 30 to RFP Amendment 004
Description: RFP Amendment 004 Attachment

Assoc Contractor Agreement References

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Assoc Contractor Agreement References
Posted Date:
January 26, 2009
Description: Kenn-Borek Air Ltd Contract #OPP-0413529
Description: LJT & Assoc Contract #NSFDACSPRSS-06C1005
Description: PHI Inc Contract #OPP-0634685

Amendment 5

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
January 29, 2009
Description: Standard Form 30 to RFP Amendment 005
Description: Attachment to RFP Amendment 005

Additional Assoc Contractor Agreement Reference

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Additional Assoc Contractor Agreement Reference
Posted Date:
February 3, 2009
Description: Air New Zealand PRS-06-12746

Amendment 6

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
December 23, 2009
Description: Final RFP Amendment 006 - SF30
Description: Final RFP Amendment 006 - Instructions for Completing Attachment L-8 Mandatory Crosswalk
A06 -- QA.doc (120.00 Kb)
Description: Final RFP Amendment 006 - Questions and Answers
Description: Final RFP Amendment 006 - Attachment L-8 Mandatory Crosswalk

Amendment 7

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
October 26, 2010
Description: Standard Form 30 - RFP Amendment 007
Description: RFP Amendment 007 - Body of the amendment
Description: RFP Amendment 007 - Section J, Attachment 7, Assignable Subcontracts, Leases, Charters and Operation Agreement Listing, June 2010
Description: RFP Amendment 007 - Section J, Attachment 11, Transition-in SOW, October 2010
Description: RFP Amendment 007 - Section L, Attachments L-1, L-2 & L-3
Description: RFP Amendment 007 - Section L, Attachment 7
Description: RFP Amendment 007 - Section L, Attachment L-9
Description: RFP Amendment 007 - Section L, Attachment L-10
Description: RFP Amendment 007- Section L, Attachment L-11
Description: RFP Amendment 007 - Section L, Attachment L-12
Description: RFP Amendment 007 - Section L, Attachment L-13
Description: RFP Amendment 007 - Section L, Attachment L-14
Description: RFP Amendment 007 - Section L, Attachment L-15

Wage Determination Information

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Wage Determination Information
Posted Date:
October 29, 2010
Description: Centennial Arapahoe Wage Determination Sept 2010
Description: Houston Wage Determination June 2010
Description: Los Angeles Long Beach Wage Determination June 2010
Description: Los Angeles Long Beach Moving Storage Wage Determination June 2010
Description: Post Hueneme Ventura Wage Determination June 2010
Description: Port Hueneme Ventura Moving Storage Wage Determination June 2010

Amendment 8

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
November 16, 2010
Description: Standard Form 30 - RFP Amendment 008
Description: RFP Amendment 008 - Body of amendment
Description: RFP Amendment 008 - Section J Attachment 11 Transition-in SOW, November 2010
Description: RFP Amendment 008 - Section L, Attachment L-9 Total Costs Prime Contractor
Description: RFP Amendment 008 - Section L Attachment L-10 Cost Model Final Template
Description: RFP Amendment 008 - Section L Attachment L-11 Cost Model Pricing Instructions
Description: RFP Amendment 008 - Section L Attachment L-14 NSF WBS with Non-Labor Budget Estimate
Description: RFP Amendment 008 - Attachment A - Questions and Answers

Amendment 9

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
November 19, 2010
Description: RFP Amendment 009

Amendment 10

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
December 1, 2010
Description: RFP Amendment 010

Amendment 11

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
May 20, 2011
Description: RFP Amendment 011 with SF 30 and Section J, Attachment 7

Amendment 12

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
June 3, 2011
Description: RFP Amendment 012

Amendment 13

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
September 13, 2011
SF 30 & A.013.pdf (1,465.13 Kb)
Description: RFP Amendment 013
Description: Sectin J Attachment 7 dated July 2011

Amendment 14

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
September 19, 2011
SF 30 & A.014.pdf (140.26 Kb)
Description: RFP Amendment 014

Amendment 15

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
September 21, 2011
RFP A.015 .pdf (76.23 Kb)
Description: RFP Amendment 015

Amendment 16

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
September 27, 2011
A.016.pdf (137.32 Kb)
Description: RFP Amendment 016

Amendment 17

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
October 18, 2011
RFP A.017.pdf (131.29 Kb)
Description: RFP Amendment 017

Amendment 18

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
October 19, 2011
RFP A.018.pdf (109.36 Kb)
Description: RFP Amendment 018
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