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Forklift and Crane Training

Solicitation Number: HSCG23-12-R-PBP067
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Office: United States Coast Guard (USCG)
Location: Commandant (CG-912), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
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RFP# - HSCG23-12-R-PBP067
Description: Forklift Training IDIQ


This acquisition is being issued in accordance with FAR Subpart 12. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with the additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.


The Request for Proposal number is HSCG23-12-R-PBP067. The NAICS code is 611519 with a small business standard of $7 million. This requirement is a Women Owned Small Business Set Aside, submissions that do not meet the small business requirement will not be considered. This solicitation documents, incorporates provisions and clauses that are in effect through FAC 2005-58 (May 12, 2012). It is the responsibility of the offeror to be familiar with the applicable clauses and provisions. The government anticipates making a Firm Fixed Price award.


The U.S. Coast Guard intends to establish a single award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to procure training support services for the U.S. Coast Guard Force Readiness Command (FORCECOM) with an order period of five years. This procurement will include a requirement for training services in support of Forklift Certification courses. A minimum of one (1) class and up to a maximum of six (6) classes per contract year may be ordered. The guaranteed minimum order is one (1) class during the period of performance of the contract.


FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial items (June 2008) and is supplemented as follows:


Offerors shall submit an electronic version of their proposal compatible with Adobe Acrobat and the Microsoft Office suite 2007.


The proposal shall be submitted in two volumes:


Volume 1: Technical Approach & Capability:
Offerors shall provide a detailed understanding of the Statement of Work, the government also requires a course description or syllabus for the proposed class, and the resumes' of personnel designated Key in HSAR 3052.215-70.


Volume 2: Price: Offerors shall submit price proposals IAW the CLIN structure below:


CLIN 00001
Description: Year 1 price per class with travel included in CONUS locations (SOW 1.6)
Min Quantity: 1
Max Quantity: 6
Unit: Each
Unit Price: ____________


CLIN 00002
Description: Year 1 price per class travel included in non standard locations (SOW 1.8.2 and 1.8.3)
Quantity: 1
Unit: Each
Unit Price: ____________


CLIN 10001
Description: Year 2 price per class with travel included in CONUS locations (SOW 1.6)
Min Quantity: 1
Max Quantity: 6
Unit: Each
Unit Price: ____________


CLIN 10002
Description: Year 2 price per class travel included in non standard locations (SOW 1.8.2 and 1.8.3)
Quantity: 1
Unit: Each
Unit Price: ____________


CLIN 20001
Description: Year 3 price per class with travel included in CONUS locations (SOW 1.6)
Min Quantity: 1
Max Quantity: 6
Unit: Each
Unit Price: ____________


CLIN 20002
Description: Year 3 price per class travel included in non standard locations (SOW 1.8.2 and 1.8.3)
Quantity: 1
Unit: Each
Unit Price: ____________


CLIN 30001
Description: Year 4 price per class with travel included in CONUS locations (SOW 1.6)
Min Quantity: 1
Max Quantity: 6
Unit: Each
Unit Price: ____________


CLIN 30002
Description: Year 4 price per class travel included in non standard locations (SOW 1.8.2 and 1.8.3)
Quantity: 1
Unit: Each
Unit Price: ____________


CLIN 40001
Description: Year 5 price per class with travel included in CONUS locations (SOW 1.6)
Min Quantity: 1
Max Quantity: 6
Unit: Each
Unit Price: ____________


CLIN 40002
Description: Year 5 price per class travel included in non standard locations (SOW 1.8.2 and 1.8.3)
Quantity: 1
Unit: Each
Unit Price: ____________


The length of the total proposal inclusive of all volumes shall be no greater than 35 pages.


Proposal Submission Deadline: 1200 ET on September 12, 2012 via the document submission option provided by FedBizOpps. Proposals submitted via other methods may not be considered.


Question Submission Deadline: 1200 ET on September 7, 2012 via email to Kelson Baker at Kelson.A.Baker@uscg.mil.


Offeror shall submit each volume as a separate document file.


Additional terms, conditions and requirements that shall be submitted are as follows:


The offerors shall sequentially number all pages of each volume.


The offerors shall include price information only in volume 2.


FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (JAN 1999) is applicable to this procurement. This is a lowest price technically acceptable (LPTA) solicitation. The evaluation factors, in descending order of importance, are:


1. Acceptability: To determine acceptability the Government will evaluate each vendor's ability to provide the services in accordance with the SOW.
a. Technical proposal that addresses all of the requirements in Section 5 of the SOW
b. Resumes that show the required experience in Section 1.3.3
2. Lowest Price: The Government will evaluate the total overall price to determine accuracy, completeness, and reasonableness.


The following FAR provisions and clauses are applicable to this procurement: 52.202-1 - Definitions; 52.212-3 and its ALT I (Jun 2008), Offeror Representations and Certifications. Certification and Representations shall be submitted via ORCA website at https://orca.bpn.gov/publicsearch.aspx Commercial Items; 52.204-7 Central Contractor Registration (Apr 2008); 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (Feb 2012);


FAR 52.212-5 - CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JAN 2012)
(a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:
(1) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Feb 2009) (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)).
___Alternate I (Aug 2007) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)).
(2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553).
(3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004) (Pub. L. 108-77, 108-78).
(b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:
_X_ (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).
_X_ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (Pub. L. 110-252, Title VI, Chapter 1 (41 U.S.C. 251 note)).
__ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (June 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.)
__ (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2010) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).
__ (5) 52.204-11, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Reporting Requirements (Jul 2010) (Pub. L. 111-5).
_X_ (6) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Dec 2010) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).
__ (7) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jan 2012) (41 U.S.C. 2313).
__ (8) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (section 740 of Division C of Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Division D of Pub. L. 111-8, and section 745 of Division D of Pub. L. 110-161).
__ (9) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a).
__ (10) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (JAN 2011) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a).
__ (11) [Reserved]
__ (12)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644).
__ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011).
__ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011).
__ (13)(i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644).
__ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7.
__ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7.
__ (14) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Jan 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)).
__ (15)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Jan 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)).
__ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9.
__ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9.
__ (iv) Alternate III (Jul 2010) of 52.219-9.
__ (16) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011)(15 U.S.C. 644(r)).
__ (17) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)).
__ (18) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcon-tracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)).
__ (19)(i) 52.219-23, Notice of Price Evaluation Adjustment for Small Disadvantaged Business Concerns (OCT 2008) (10 U.S.C. 2323) (if the offeror elects to waive the adjustment, it shall so indicate in its offer).
__ (ii) Alternate I (June 2003) of 52.219-23.
__ (20) 52.219-25, Small Disadvantaged Business Participation Program-Disadvantaged Status and Reporting (Dec 2010) (Pub. L. 103-355, section 7102, and 10 U.S.C. 2323).
__ (21) 52.219-26, Small Disadvantaged Business Participation Program- Incentive Subcontracting (Oct 2000) (Pub. L. 103-355, section 7102, and 10 U.S.C. 2323).
__ (22) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657 f).
__ (23) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Apr 2009) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)).
__ (24) 52.219-29 Notice of Set-Aside for Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (Nov 2011).
_X_ (25) 52.219-30 Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business Concerns Eligible Under the Women-Owned Small Business Program (Nov 2011).
_X_ (26) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755).
_X_ (27) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jul 2010) (E.O. 13126).
_X_ (28) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999).
_X_ (29) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246).
__ (30) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Sep 2010)(38 U.S.C. 4212).
__ (31) 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) (29 U.S.C. 793).
__ (32) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (SEP 2010) (38 U.S.C. 4212).
__ (33) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496).
__ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (JAN 2009). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.)
__ (35)(i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.)
__ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.)
__ (36) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (DEC 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b).
__ (37)(i) 52.223-16, IEEE 1680 Standard for the Environmental Assessment of Personal Computer Products (DEC 2007) (E.O. 13423).
__ (ii) Alternate I (DEC 2007) of 52.223-16.
_X_ (38) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (E.O. 13513).
__ (39) 52.225-1, Buy American Act-Supplies (Feb 2009) (41 U.S.C. 10a-10d).
__ (40)(i) 52.225-3, Buy American Act-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act (June 2009) (41 U.S.C. 10a-10d, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, Pub. L. 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, and 110-138).
__ (ii) Alternate I (Jan 2004) of 52.225-3.
__ (iii) Alternate II (Jan 2004) of 52.225-3.
__ (41) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (NOV 2011) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note).
_X_ (42) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury).
__ (43) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150).
__ (44) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150).
__ (45) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 255(f), 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)).
__ (46) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 255(f), 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)).
_X_ (47) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Central Contractor Registration (Oct 2003) (31 U.S.C. 3332).
__ (48) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than Central Contractor Registration (May 1999) (31 U.S.C. 3332).
__ (49) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (Feb 2010) (31 U.S.C. 3332).
__ (50) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a).
__ (51)(i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631).
__ (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64.
(c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:
_X_ (1) 52.222-41, Service Contract Act of 1965 (Nov 2007) (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.).
__ (2) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 1989) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.).
__ (3) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Act-Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (Sep 2009) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.).
__ (4) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Act-Price Adjustment (Sep 2009) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.).
__ (5) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Act to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (Nov 2007) (41 351, et seq.).
__ (6) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Act to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (Feb 2009) (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.).
__ (7) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (Mar 2009) (Pub. L. 110-247).
__ (8) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sept 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)).
(d) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records-Negotiation.
(1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract.
(2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved.
(3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law.
(e)(1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause-
(i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (Pub. L. 110-252, Title VI, Chapter 1 (41 U.S.C. 251 note)).
(ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Dec 2010) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities.
(iii) [Reserved]
(iv) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246).
(v) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Sep 2010) (38 U.S.C. 4212).
(vi) 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) (29 U.S.C. 793).
(vii) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40.
(viii) 52.222-41, Service Contract Act of 1965 (Nov 2007) (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.).
(ix) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Feb 2009) (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)).
___Alternate I (Aug 2007) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)).
(x) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Act to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (Nov 2007) (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.).
(xi) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Act to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (Feb 2009) (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.).
(xii) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (JAN 2009).
(xiii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (Mar 2009) (Pub. L. 110-247). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6.
(xiv) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64.
(2) While not required, the contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations.
(End of clause)
FAR 52.252-2 - CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998)


This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this address: http://farsite.hill.af.mil/vffar1.htm


52.203-5 Covenant Against Contingent Fees (April 1984); 52.203-7 Anti-Kickback Procedures(October 2010); 52.204-2 Security Requirements (August 2006); 52.204-6 Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number(April 2008); 52.204-7 Central Contractor Registration (Apr 2008); 52.204-8 Annual Representations and Certifications(Nov 2011); 52.209-6 Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractor's Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment(Dec 2010); 52.232-25 Prompt Payment(Oct 2008); 52.233-2 Service of Protest (Sept 2006); 52.227-14 Rights in Data General (Dec 2007); 52.233-4 Applicable law for Breach of Contract Claim (Oct 2004); 52.244-6 Subcontracts for Commercial Items(Dec 2010); 52.249-1 Termination for convenience of the Government (Fixed price) (Short Form) (Apr 1984); and 52.252-6 Authorized Deviations in Clauses (Apr 1984); HSAR 3052.247-72 - F.O.B. destination only.


(End of clause)


HSAR 3052.204-71 CONTRACTOR EMPLOYEE ACCESS (JUN 2006)
(a) Sensitive Information, as used in this Chapter, means any information, the loss, misuse, disclosure, or unauthorized access to or modification of which could adversely affect the national or homeland security interest, or the conduct of Federal programs, or the privacy to which individuals are entitled under section 552a of title 5, United States Code (the Privacy Act), but which has not been specifically authorized under criteria established by an Executive Order or an Act of Congress to be kept secret in the interest of national defense, homeland security or foreign policy. This definition includes the following categories of information:
(1) Protected Critical Infrastructure Information (PCII) as set out in the Critical Infrastructure Information Act of 2002 (Title II, Subtitle B, of the Homeland Security Act, Public Law 107-296, 196 Stat. 2135), as amended, the implementing regulations thereto (Title 6, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 29) as amended, the applicable PCII Procedures Manual, as amended, and any supplementary guidance officially communicated by an authorized official of the Department of Homeland Security (including the PCII Program Manager or his/her designee);
(2) Sensitive Security Information (SSI), as defined in Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1520, as amended, "Policies and Procedures of Safeguarding and Control of S SI," as amended, and any supplementary guidance officially communicated by an authorized official of the Department of Homeland Security (including the Assistant Secretary for the Transportation Security Administration or his/her designee);
(3) Information designated as "For Official Use Only," which is unclassified information of a sensitive nature and the unauthorized disclosure of which could adversely impact a person's privacy or welfare, the conduct of Federal programs, or other programs or operations essential to the national or homeland security interest; and
(4) Any information that is designated "sensitive" or subject to other controls, safeguards or protections in accordance with subsequently adopted homeland security information handling procedures.
(b) "Information Technology Resources" include, but are not limited to, computer equipment, networking equipment, telecommunications equipment, cabling, network drives, computer drives, network software, computer software, software programs, intranet sites, and internet sites.
(c) Contractor employees working on this contract must complete such forms as may be necessary for security or other reasons, including the conduct of background investigations to determine suitability. Completed forms shall be submitted as directed by the Contracting Officer. Upon the Contracting Officer's request, the Contractor's employees shall be fingerprinted, or subject to other investigations as required. All contractor employees requiring recurring access to Government facilities or access to sensitive information or IT resources are required to have a favorably adjudicated background investigation prior to commencing work on this contract unless this requirement is waived under Departmental procedures.
(d) The Contracting Officer may require the contractor to prohibit individuals from working on the contract if the government deems their initial or continued employment contrary to the public interest for any reason, including, but not limited to, carelessness, insubordination, incompetence, or security concerns.
(e) Work under this contract may involve access to sensitive information. Therefore, the Contractor shall not disclose, orally or in writing, any sensitive information to any person unless authorized in writing by the Contracting Officer. For those contractor employees authorized access to sensitive information, the contractor shall ensure that these persons receive training concerning the protection and disclosure of sensitive information both during and after contract performance.
(f) The Contractor shall include the substance of this clause in all subcontracts at any tier where the subcontractor may have access to Government facilities, sensitive information, or resources.
(End of clause)



HSAR 3052.209-72 ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST (JUN 2006)


(a) Determination. The Government has determined that this effort may result in an actual or potential conflict of interest, or may provide one or more offerors with the potential to attain an unfair competitive advantage. The nature of the conflict of interest and the limitation on future contracting, if applicable, will be specified on each task order.
(b) If any such conflict of interest is found to exist, the Contracting Officer may (1) disqualify the offeror, or (2) determine that it is otherwise in the best interest of the United States to contract with the offeror and include the appropriate provisions to avoid, neutralize, mitigate, or waive such conflict in the contract awarded. After discussion with the offeror, the Contracting Officer may determine that the actual conflict cannot be avoided, neutralized, mitigated or otherwise resolved to the satisfaction of the Government, and the offeror may be found ineligible for award.
(c) Disclosure: The offeror hereby represents, to the best of its knowledge that:
___ (1) It is not aware of any facts which create any actual or potential organizational conflicts of interest relating to the award of this contract, or
___ (2) It has included information in its proposal, providing all current information bearing on the existence of any actual or potential organizational conflicts of interest, and has included a mitigation plan in accordance with paragraph (d) of this provision.
(d) Mitigation. If an offeror with a potential or actual conflict of interest or unfair competitive advantage believes the conflict can be avoided, neutralized, or mitigated, the offeror shall submit a mitigation plan to the Government for review. Award of a contract where an actual or potential conflict of interest exists shall not occur before Government approval of the mitigation plan. If a mitigation plan is approved, the restrictions of this provision do not apply to the extent defined in the mitigation plan.
(e) Other Relevant Information: In addition to the mitigation plan, the Contracting Officer may require further relevant information from the offeror. The Contracting Officer will use all information submitted by the offeror, and any other relevant information known to DHS, to determine whether an award to the offeror may take place, and whether the mitigation plan adequately neutralizes or mitigates the conflict.
(f) Corporation Change. The successful offeror shall inform the Contracting Officer within thirty (30) calendar days of the effective date of any corporate mergers, acquisitions, and/or divestures that may affect this provision.
(g) Flow-down. The contractor shall insert the substance of this clause in each first tier subcontract that exceeds the simplified acquisition threshold.
(End of clause)
HSAR 3052.215-70, KEY PERSONNEL OR FACILITIES (DEC 2003)
(a) The personnel or facilities specified below are considered essential to the work being performed under this contract and may, with the consent of the contracting parties, be changed from time to time during the course of the contract by adding or deleting personnel or facilities, as appropriate.
(b) Before removing or replacing any of the specified individuals or facilities, the Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer, in writing, before the change becomes effective. The Contractor shall submit sufficient information to support the proposed action and to enable the Contracting Officer to evaluate the potential impact of the change on this contract. The Contractor shall not remove or replace personnel or facilities until the Contracting Officer approves the change.
The Key Personnel or Facilities under this Contract:
Project Manager and Instructor
(End of clause)


HSAR 3052.242-72 CONTRACTING OFFICER'S TECHNICAL REPRESENTATIVE (DEC 2003)
(a) The Contracting Officer may designate Government personnel to act as the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) to perform functions under the contract such as review or inspection and acceptance of supplies, services, including construction, and other functions of a technical nature. The Contracting Officer will provide a written notice of such designation to the Contractor within five working days after contract award or for construction, not less than five working days prior to giving the contractor the notice to proceed. The designation letter will set forth the authorities and limitations of the COTR under the contract.
(b) The Contracting Officer cannot authorize the COTR or any other representative to sign documents, such as contracts, contract modifications, etc., that require the signature of the Contracting Officer.
(End of clause)
NOTICE FOR FILING AGENCY PROTESTS


It is the policy of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to issue solicitations and make contract awards in a fair and timely manner. The Ombudsman Program for Agency Protests (OPAP) was established to investigate agency protest issues and resolve them without expensive and time-consuming litigation. OPAP is an independent reviewing authority that is empowered to grant a prevailing protester essentially the same relief as the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Interested parties are encouraged to seek resolution of their concerns within the USCG as an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) forum, rather than filing a protest with the GAO or some external forum. Interested parties may seek resolution of their concerns informally or opt to file a formal agency protest with the contracting officer or Ombudsman.


Informal forum with the Ombudsman. Interested parties who believe a specific USCG procurement is unfair or otherwise defective should first direct their concerns to the cognizant contracting officer. If the contracting officer is unable to satisfy the concerns, the interested party is encouraged to contact the USCG Ombudsman for Agency Protests. Under this informal process, the agency is not required to suspend contract award performance. Use of an informal forum does not suspend any time requirement for filing a protest with the agency or other forum. In order to ensure a timely response, interested parties should provide the following information to the Ombudsman: solicitation/contract number, contracting office, contracting officer, and solicitation closing date (if applicable).


Formal Agency Protest with the Ombudsman. Prior to submitting a formal agency protest, protesters must first use their best efforts to resolve their concerns with the contracting officer through open and frank discussions. If the protester's concerns are unresolved, an independent review is available by the Ombudsman. The protester may file a formal agency protest to either the contracting officer or as an alternative to that, the Ombudsman under the OPAP program. Contract award or performance will be suspended during the protest period unless contract award or performance is justified, in writing, for urgent and compelling reasons or is determined in writing to be in the best interest of the Government. The agency's goal is to resolve protests in less than 35 calendar days from the date of filing. Protests shall include the information set forth in FAR 33.103. If the protester fails to submit the required information, resolution of the protest may be delayed or the protest may be dismissed. This will not preclude re-filing of the protest to meet the requirement. To be timely, protests must be filed within the period specified in FAR 33.103(e). Formal protests filed under the OPAP program should be submitted to:


Department of Homeland Security
United States Coast Guard (CG-9131)
Ombudsman Program for Agency Protests
1900 Half Street, SW, Room 11-0602
Washington, D. C. 20593-0001
FAX: 202.475.3904
The Ombudsman Hotline telephone number is 202.372.3695


Contracting Office Address:
USCG Headquarters (CG-9121)
2100 2nd St. SW
Washington, DC 20593-0001


Point of Contact:
Robert A. Mann-Thompson
Contracting Officer
Robert.A.Mann-Thompson@uscg.mil
Phone: 202-475-3781


Point of Contact:
Kelson A. Baker
Contract Specialist (CTR)
Kelson.A.Baker@uscg.mil
Phone: 202-475-3716


STATEMENT OF WORK
DATED JANUARY 18, 2012


1.0 GENERAL.


1.1 SCOPE.
The purpose of this Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract is to obtain Contractor training support services for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Office of Safety and Environmental Health. Specifically, this IDIQ requires the Contractor to provide classroom and lab instruction training for a five (5) day Forklift and Weight Handling course (code 500094) to a maximum class size of 25 students. The course shall give USCG personnel (active duty, reserves, civilian and auxiliary) the knowledge and skills necessary to perform as Forklift Operators and Trainers as well as Weight Handling Principles and Techniques. Training shall be held at the following locations: TRACEN Yorktown, Yorktown, VA and TRACEN Petaluma, Petaluma, CA with minor possibility of an exported course to CONUS or OCONUS locations not yet determined on an as-needed basis.


1.2 BACKGROUND.
The USCG mission is to provide Forklift and Weight Handling training to selected personnel who work and around forklifts and weight handling equipment. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the technical knowledge and skills to perform the duties of a Forklift Operator as detailed in OSHA 29 CFR 1910 subpart N.


1.3 CONTRACTOR PERSONNEL.


1.3.1 Project Manager. The Contractor shall provide a Project Manager who shall be responsible for all Contractor work performed under this contract. The Project Manager is further designated as Key by the Government (see SOW 1.4).


1.3.1.1 The Project Manager shall be a single point of contact for the Contracting Officer (KO) and the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR). It is anticipated that the Project Manager shall be one of the senior level employees provided by the Contractor for this work effort. The name of Project Manager, and the name(s) of any alternate(s) who shall act for the Contractor in the absence of the Project Manager, shall be provided to the Government as part of the Contractor's proposal. During any absence of the Project Manager, only one (1) alternate shall have full authority to act for the Contractor on all matters relating to work performed under this contract. The Project Manager and all designated alternates shall be able to read, write, speak and understand English. Additionally, the Contractor shall not replace the Project Manager without prior approval from the Contracting Officer.


1.3.1.2 The Project Manager shall be available to the COTR via telephone between the hours of 0800 and 1630 EST, Monday through Friday, and shall respond to a request for discussion or resolution of technical problems within 24 hours of notification.


1.3.2 Qualified Personnel. The Contractor shall provide qualified personnel to perform all requirements specified in this contract. All Contractor employees supporting this requirement shall also be citizens of the United States.\
1.3.2.1 Project Manager - College degree and three years experience in the management of educational services contracts. Four years of related work experience may be substituted for a college degree.


1.3.2.2 Instructor(s) - Five (5) years as a certified forklift instructor.


1.3.2.1.1 Instructors shall be qualified and experienced in field operations of weight handling and in classroom instruction.


1.3.3 Employee Identification. Contractor employees visiting Government facilities shall wear an identification badge that, at minimum, displays the Contractor name, the employee's photo, name, clearance-level and badge expiration date. Visiting Contractor employees shall comply with all Government escort rules and requirements. All Contractor employees shall identify themselves as Contractors when their status is not readily apparent and display all identification and visitor badges in plain view above the waist at all times.


1.3.3.1 Contractor employees working on-site at Government facilities shall wear a Government issued identification badge. All Contractor employees shall identify themselves as Contractors when their status is not readily apparent and display the Government issued badge in plain view above the waist at all times.


1.3.4 Employee Conduct. Contractor employees shall present a professional appearance at all times and their conduct shall not reflect discredit upon the United States, the Department of Homeland Security, and the USCG.


1.3.4.1 Contractor employees shall abide by the rules and regulations concerning the maintenance of personal standards for instructor integrity, grooming, conduct, speech, and student fraternization. The morale and motivation of student and instructional personnel must be maintained at a high level to ensure a favorable learning environment.


1.3.5 Removing Employees for Misconduct or Security Reasons. The Government may, at its sole discretion, direct the Contractor to remove any Contractor employee from USCG facilities for misconduct or security reasons. Removal does not relieve the Contractor of the responsibility to continue providing the services required under any task order awarded under this contract. The Contracting Officer will provide the Contractor with a written explanation to support any request to remove an employee.


1.4 SECURITY.
Contractor access to classified information is not currently required under this contract.


1.5 PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE.
The period of performance for this contract is 5 years (60 months) with the guarantee of one (1) class.


1.5.1 The Contractor will be notified of class schedules not less than thirty (30) days prior to convening of the first class. It is anticipated that there will be one (1) to six (6) course sessions scheduled per each option year as follows: TRACEN Yorktown, Yorktown, VA (2 sessions) and TRACEN Petaluma, Petaluma, CA (2 sessions); and exportable CONUS and OCONUS locations to be determined (see SOW 1.8).


1.6 PLACE OF PERFORMANCE.
The primary places of performance will be USCG Training Centers in Yorktown, VA and Petaluma, CA, and exported to CONUS and OCONUS locations to be determined (see SOW 1.8).


1.7 HOURS OF OPERATION.
Contractor employees shall generally perform all work between the hours of 0800 and 1630, Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays). However, there may be occasions when Contractor employees shall be required to work other than normal business hours, including weekends and holidays, to fulfill requirements under this task order.


1.7.1 Occasional non-standard training days may be required by emergencies, and operational commitments; therefore, in these cases, as much prior notification as possible will be provided to the Contractor. However, the course is designed for whole days and should not vary substantially from this format, e.g., ending after a half-day on the last day, two-hour lunches or ending class two hours early on days in the middle of the week. Likewise, extending past the normal ending time can only be done with the student's option since many students may have off-hour commitments.

1.8 TRAVEL. Travel is required for work performed at USCG facilities and therefore travel costs for work performed at USCG facilities will be reimbursed to the Contractor in accordance with FAR 31.205-46. The Contractor shall obtain the COTR's approval (electronic mail is acceptable) for all reimbursable travel in advance of each travel event.


1.8.1 Travel locations or Limitations.


1.8.1.1. The following are potential CONUS travel locations:


Petaluma CA, New Orleans LA, St Louis MO, Detroit MI, Cleveland OH, Boston MA, Portland ME, Seattle WA, Portland OR, Portsmouth VA, Elizabeth City NC, Charleston SC, Buffalo NY, New York NY, Baltimore MD, Alameda CA, San Pedro CA, Los Angeles CA, San Francisco CA , Sacramento CA.


1.8.1.2 The following are potential OCONUS travel locations: Honolulu HI, Ketchikan AK, Kodiak AK, Netherlands, Guam and Japan.


1.9 KICK-OFF MEETING.
The Contractor shall attend a Kick-Off Meeting with the Contracting Officer and the COTR not later than five (5) business days after the date of award. The purpose of the Kick-Off Meeting, which will be chaired by the Contracting Officer, is to discuss technical and contracting objectives of the task order and review the Contractor's project plan. The Kick-Off Meeting will be held at the Government's facility or by phone.


1.10 PROJECT PLAN.
The Contractor shall provide a draft Project Plan at the Kick-Off Meeting for Government review and comment. The Contractor shall provide a final Project Plan to the COTR not later than five (5) business days after the Kick-Off Meeting.


1.11 GENERAL REPORT REQUIREMENTS.
The Contractor shall provide all written reports in electronic format with read/write capability using applications that are compatible with USCG Standard Workstation (Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007 Applications).


1.12 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.
All Contractor developed processes and procedures and other forms of intellectual property first developed under this contract shall be considered Government property.


1.12.1 All documentation, photography and electronic data and information collected by the Contractor and entered into or generated in support of this contract shall be considered Government property, and shall be returned to the Government at the end of the performance period.


1.13 SECTION 508 COMPLIANCE
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-220) requires that when Federal agencies develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology (EIT), they must ensure that it is accessible to people with disabilities. Federal employees and members of the public who have disabilities must have equal access to and use of information and data that is comparable to that enjoyed by non-disabled Federal employees and members of the public.


All EIT deliverables within this work statement shall comply with the applicable technical and functional performance criteria of Section 508 unless exempt. Specifically, the following applicable EIT accessibility standards have been identified:


Section 508 Applicable EIT Accessibility Standards
36 CFR 1194.21 Software Applications and Operating Systems, applies to all EIT software applications and operating systems procured or developed under this work statement including but not limited to GOTS and COTS software. In addition, this standard is to be applied to Web-based applications when needed to fulfill the functional performance criteria. This standard also applies to some Web based applications as described within 36 CFR 1194.22.


36 CFR 1194.22 Web-based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications, applies to all Web-based deliverables, including documentation and reports procured or developed under this work statement. When any Web application uses a dynamic (non-static) interface, embeds custom user control(s), embeds video or multimedia, uses proprietary or technical approaches such as, but not limited to, Flash or Asynchronous Javascript and XML (AJAX) then 1194.21 Software standards also apply to fulfill functional performance criteria.


36 CFR 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria, applies to all EIT deliverables regardless of delivery method. All EIT deliverable shall use technical standards, regardless of technology, to fulfill the functional performance criteria.


36 CFR 1194.41 Information Documentation and Support, applies to all documents, reports, as well as help and support services. To ensure that documents and reports fulfill the required 1194.31 Functional Performance Criteria, they shall comply with the technical standard associated with Web-based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications at a minimum. In addition, any help or support provided in this work statement that offer telephone support, such as, but not limited to, a help desk shall have the ability to transmit and receive messages using TTY.


Section 508 Applicable Exceptions
Exceptions for this work statement have been determined by DHS and only the exceptions described herein may be applied. Any request for additional exceptions shall be sent to the COTR and determination will be made in accordance with DHS MD 4010.2. DHS has identified the following exceptions that may apply: 36 CFR 1194.3(b) Incidental to Contract, all EIT that is exclusively owned and used by the contractor to fulfill this work statement does not require compliance with Section 508. This exception does not apply to any EIT deliverable, service or item that will be used by any Federal employee(s) or member(s) of the public. This exception only applies to those contractors assigned to fulfill the obligations of this work statement and for the purposes of this requirement, are not considered members of the public.


Section 508 Compliance Requirements
36 CFR 1194.2(b) (COTS/GOTS products), When procuring a product, each agency shall procure products which comply with the provisions in this part when such products are available in the commercial marketplace or when such products are developed in response to a Government solicitation. Agencies cannot claim a product as a whole is not commercially available because no product in the marketplace meets all the standards. If products are commercially available that meets some but not all of the standards, the agency must procure the product that best meets the standards. When applying this standard, all procurements of EIT shall have documentation of market research that identify a list of products or services that first meet the agency business needs, and from that list of products or services, an analysis that the selected product met more of the accessibility requirements than the non-selected products as required by FAR 39.2. Any selection of a product or service that meets less accessibility standards due to a significant difficulty or expense shall only be permitted under an undue burden claim and requires authorization from the DHS Office of Accessible Systems and Technology (OAST) in accordance with DHS MD 4010.2.


2.0 GOVERNMENT TERMS & ACRONYMS


COTR Contracting Officer's Technical Representative
GFE Government Furnished Equipment
GFI Government Furnished Items
IDIQ Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity
OSH Occupational Safety and Health
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
POC Point of Contact
QCP Quality Control Plan
RFP Request for Proposal
SEH Safety and Environmental Health
SME Subject Matter Expert
SOW Statement of Work
USCG United States Coast Guard



3.0 GOVERNMENT FURNISHED RESOURCES.
The Government will provide the following property and information to the Contractor for work required in task orders awarded under this contract:


3.1 The Government will provide the following equipment for off-site Contractor use in performing work in task orders awarded under this contract:


3.1.1 The Government will provide classroom space, with chalk/dry marker boards, and standard audiovisual equipment (overhead projector, remotely controlled slide projector, projection screen, VCR, and monitor) for the course. For classes taught at TRACEN Yorktown, the Government will provide projection systems for computer-generated graphics.


3.1.2 The Contractor shall conform to all current and applicable USCG and local command instructions regarding physical security.


3.2 The Government will provide course addendums to training materials for USCG specific areas of focus that differ from Contractor's training package. (See 4.1)


4.0 CONTRACTOR FURNISHED PROPERTY.
The Contractor shall furnish all facilities, materials, equipment and services necessary to fulfill the requirements of task orders awarded under this contract, except for the Government Furnished Resources specified in SOW 3.0 and 5.0 of this work statement. At a minimum, the Contractor shall provide the following:


Laptop Computer
Course Training Outline and Test Material
Power Point Disks
Training Videos
Handout Materials
Training completion certificates for personnel completing course
Copies of course manuals for each student
Projection system for courses conducted outside TRACEN Yorktown or TRACCEN Petaluma.


4.1 The Contractor shall provide a printed instructional workbook to each student attending the course. (See 3.2)


4.1.1 The Contractor shall provide feedback and recommendations for improvements on USCG provided addendums to the COTR.


4.2 The Contractor shall provide a minimum of Two (2) 6K diesel or electric standard forklifts and weightlifting training equipment OR (4.3)


4.3 Arrange transportation of students to a location suitable for hands on training with Forklifts and weightlifting equipment.


4.3.1 If training would occur in an OCONUS location, the USCG unit hosting the training will assist in arranging the weightlifting equipment or a suitable training location.


5.0 REQUIREMENTS
The Contractor shall provide classroom and lab instruction training for 1-6 sessions annually of a five (5)-day Forklift and Weight Handling course (Code 500094) to a maximum class size of 25 students.


5.1 INSTRUCTOR SUPPORT
The Contractor's Instructor(s) shall maintain an environment conducive to learning and shall provide the following:


5.1.1 Maintain a high standard of professional qualifications in instructional and technical areas.


5.1.2 Utilize Government approved Instructor guide for this course and personalize it for each subject matter area as needed.


5.1.3 Recommend curriculum changes to course for approval by COTR prior to implementation.


5.1.4 Maintain qualifications in instructional techniques, training aids, training equipment, training devices and instructional material required to teach assigned topics.


5.1.5 Prepare the classroom for instruction (e.g., assemble course material as required, ensure course materials are brought into classroom,, arrange tables and chairs, layout course materials for each student) and ensure classroom is left in an orderly fashion at the end of each day, especially on the last day of the class.


5.1.6 Upon request of the appropriate authority, make academic comments concerning students.


5.1.7 Ensure a dignified, harmonious and professional classroom atmosphere.


5.1.8 Administer, grade and review examinations, as necessary.


5.1.9 Report all problem areas related to assigned duties and responsibilities to the COTR.


5.1.10 Teach all assigned topics, in accordance with contract requirements, effectively utilizing allotted time.


5.1.11 Perform operational check on assigned training equipment, devices and aids.


5.1.12 Refer unresolved students' disciplinary problems to the appropriate military authority.


5.1.13 Monitor students to ensure safe usage of all training equipment, devices and training aids.


5.2 COURSE CRITERIA
The Contractor shall instruct a group-paced, criterion referenced, instructor managed, student participation, lecture/laboratory type instructional system that uses firmly established training procedures. All procedures shall be accomplished in accordance with the latest instructional methodology. Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to:


5.2.1 Forklift operator training


5.2.2 Fundamentals of mobile crane operation


5.2.3 Rigging principles / Weight handling


5.2.4 Practical demonstration of forklifts and rigging


5.3 COURSE CURRICULUM
The Contractor shall provide training for the USCG using learning materials, equipment and methodologies to produce a graduate that satisfies the USCG's training mission. At a minimum, the curriculum shall address the following:


5.3.1 Forklifts
1. Operation
2. Design and types / application and limitations
3. Causes and avoidance of accidents
4. Moving with and without loads
5. Appling OSHA and ANSI Standards
6. Safety inspections
7. Scanning techniques
8. Operating conditions: Inside/outside, weather, ramps, trailers, elevators
9. Pedestrian safety
10. Rigging
11. Design of a training course and practical application of training others in forklift operation
12. Train the Trainer (TTT)


5.3.2 Cranes
1. Fundamental of Crane operation
2. Design and types / application and limitations
3. Causes and avoidance of accidents
4. Moving with and without loads
5. Appling OSHA and ANSI Standards
6. Safety inspections
7. Scanning techniques
8. Operating conditions: Inside/outside, weather, ramps, trailers, elevators
9. Pedestrian safety
10. Rigging / Operator and rigger responsibilities
11. Securing the Crane
12. Design of a training course and practical application of training others in crane operation
13. Train the Trainer (TTT)


5.3.3 Rigging
1. Rigging types and design
2. Fundamentals of Rigging
3. Rigging devices
4. Causes and avoidance of accidents
5. Appling OSHA and ANSI Standards
6. Rigger Responsibilities
7. Safety inspections
8. Inspection procedures and checklists
9. Preparing to lift
10. Creating a lift Plan
11. Determining load weight
12. Lifting device
13. Calculating sling loads
14. Reeving
15. Safe practices
16. Attaching a load
17. Handling a load


5.3.4 Practical operation and demonstration.
1. Forklift operational course
2. Perform pre-operational safety inspections
3. Perform proficient operation
4. Demonstrate ability to facilitate training
5. Crane operations
6. Observe demonstration of crane operations
7. Observe various lifting and loading and unloading operations and rigging


5.4 INSTRUCTORS AND CLASS SIZE


5.4.1 At least one Instructor shall instruct each class.


5.4.2 The maximum class size is 25 students.


5.4.2.1 The Government reserves the right to cancel or change a convening at no cost/penalty to the Government. The Contractor will be notified no later than 7 calendar days prior to the first day of the class, if the convening is cancelled.


5.4.2.2 The Government reserves the right to exceed the class size on a case-by-case, limited basis at no extra cost to the Government if agreed to in advance by the COTR and the Contractor.


5.5 COURSE COMPLETION AND CRITIQUES


5.5.1 The Contractor shall administer a written test to each member of the class at the beginning and end of the course and the results will be recorded. The Contractor may administer written quizzes as necessary.


5.5.1.1 The Contractor shall modify testing to include content provided from USCG.


5.5.2 The Contractor shall provide graduation certificates for the course. These certificates shall be filled out by the Contractor at the end of each course and passed out to students who have successfully completed the course.


5.5.3 Contractor shall complete a non-completion record for each student who does not complete the course and provide to the COTR.


5.5.3.1 Any student missing more than 10% of a class will fail the course and not receive a graduation certificate. The contract instructor should contact the COTR immediately to discuss the student's situation. The Government retains the right to make the final decision on whether or not a student will be allowed to stay for the remainder of the course.


5.5.4 Contractor Instructors will be evaluated by Government Subject Matter Experts and by student critiques. Contractor shall ensure that a student roster is completed and submitted to the COTR and that student critiques are completed.


5.5.5 The Contractor shall submit to the COTR a course completion report within five (5) business days after the end of each class convening. The report shall include, as a minimum, a student roster, pre and post class assessment, student critiques, test results and instructor comments/observations.


5.5.5.1 Based on feedback received from student critiques, the Contractor shall submit to the COTR recommendations for changes to the curriculum for upcoming training sessions. Upon agreement between the Contractor and the Government (see SOW 5.1.3), the Contractor shall implement the changes to the curriculum and provide an updated version to the Government not later than thirty (30) days prior to the upcoming training session.


5.5.6 The Contractor shall immediately report all accidents occurring on Government property involving contract employees to local emergency response units and to the local resident authority and report the findings in writing to the COTR within three (3) calendar days after the occurrence. When required, the Contractor shall provide input for reporting accidents involving USCG students.


5.5.7 The Contractor shall establish, maintain, and monitor the quality assurance of the services provided via a detailed QAP clearly stating his/her procedures for ensuring quality. As part of the plan, the Contractor shall establish and maintain an instructor evaluation system. Records of all instructor evaluations for contract employees shall be kept current, complete, and available to the Contracting Officer or COTR upon request during the performance of this task order.


6.0 REFERENCES.


6.1 29 CFR 1910 SUBPART N - Materials Handling and Storage
6.2 ANSI B30.2-43 (R 52) - Safety Code for Cranes, Derricks, and Hoists
6.3 ANSI B30.2.0-67 - Safety Code for Overhead and Gantry Cranes
6.4 ANSI B56.1-69 - Safety Standard for Powered Industrial Trucks



7.0 DELIVERABLES
All deliverables shall be submitted to the COTR in draft form according to the due date specified below. After receipt of USCG comments, the Contractor shall have five (5) business days to submit a final draft to the COTR.


The Contractor shall consider items as having mandatory due dates. Items noted as "COTR Checkpoints" are deliverables or events that must be reviewed and approved by the COTR prior to proceeding to next deliverable in the SOW.
Item 1: SOW 1.10 Kick-Off Meeting due Five (5) business days after the date of the award
Item 2: SOW 1.11 Draft Contractor Project Plan Due at Kick-Off Meeting
Item 3: SOW 1.11 Final Contractor Project Plan due Five (5) business days after the Kick-Off Meeting
Item 4: SOW 5.0 Forklift Training Course Requirements due Varied - up to 25 students per class
Item 5: SOW 5.5 Course Completion Certificates provided up to 25 students and COTR no later than 15 days after course completion


 

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U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters (CG-912)
1900 Half Street, SW
Washington, District of Columbia 20593-0001
United States
:
1900 Half Street SW
Washington, District of Columbia 20593
United States
:
Kelson A. Baker,
Contract Specialist (CTR)
Phone: 2024753716
:
Robert Mann-Thompson,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 2024753252