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R--Arabic / English Linguist Role Players

Solicitation Number: W81NTL03360001
Agency: Department of the Army
Office: Army Contracting Command, MICC
Location: MICC - West Point
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W81NTL03360001
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Added: Mar 08, 2011 6:13 pm
Bids are being solicited under solicitation number W81NTL03360001. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; bids are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein. If your company can provide the product/services listed on the solicitation and comply with all of the solicitation instructions, please respond to this notice. To view the specifications, please go to www.FedBid.com and reference Buy No. 237231.


GSA Schedule Bids Only: Sellers bidding on this opportunity MUST have the items requested on an existing GSA Schedule. The Schedule must either be in the Seller's name or the Seller must be able to document its ability to act as an agent of a partner's Schedule. Sellers must not bid more than their applicable contract ceiling price, excluding the FedBid Fee, for contract-specific items. If FedBid receives notice that, due to inclusion of the FedBid Fee, the Selected Bid's line item pricing is higher than the Selected Seller's applicable published government contract pricing, the FedBid Fee will be reduced to ensure the Selected Bid's line item pricing does not exceed the Selected Seller's applicable contract pricing. Sellers may offer Open Market items only in accordance with the approved Terms and Conditions of their respective GSA Schedule AND upon approval from the soliciting Contracting Officer. Information regarding GSA Schedules can be found at www.GSA.gov.

This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified sellers may submit bids. The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2011-03-18 11:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com. FOB Destination shall be West Point, NY 10996

The USA ACC MICC United States Military Academy requires the following items, Meet or Exceed, to the following:
LI 001, Contractor to provide 70 Arabic/English Role Players as part of situational exercises and as interpreters as part of those exercises at the US Military Academy, West Point, NY for the period of 20 May 2011 thru 11 June 2011. See the included STATEMENT OF WORK for additional information., 70, EA;
LI 002, Travel costs for the 70 individuals identified in Line Item 001 above., 1, Lump Sum;
LI 003, Lodging costs for 70 individuals identified in Line Item 001 above during the period of 20 May 2011 thru 11 June 2011., 1, Lump Sum;
LI 004, Rental cost for vehicles needed to provide local transportation during the performance period of 20 May 2011-11 June 2011., 1, Lump Sum;
LI 005, Contractor Manpower Reporting (CMR)See Paragraph titled CONTRACTOR MANPOWER REPORTINGFSC: R608Unit Identification Code (UIC): W1FB25Report due no later than 31 October 2011., 1, EA;

Solicitation and Buy Attachments

***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.***

For this solicitation, USA ACC MICC United States Military Academy intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. A Seller may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. USA ACC MICC United States Military Academy is taking this action in an effort to improve both seller access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, completed, real-time bids. All responsible Sellers that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com. Sellers that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Sellers that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Sellers may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process. Should Sellers require additional clarification, contact FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.

Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive.

Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close of Buy.

Offeror must be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database before an award can be made to them. If the offeror is not registered in the CCR, it may do so through the CCR website at http://www.ccr.gov.

EFFECTIVE JAN 2005, all offerors are required to use Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) to respond to federal solicitations. To register in ORCA, please go to www.bpn.gov/orca. You must be active in the Central Contractor Registration (www.ccr.gov) and have a Marketing Partner Identification Number (MPIN), to register in ORCA. Failure to register in ORCA may preclude an award being made to your company.

252.232-7003 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS AND RECEIVING REPORTS (MAR 2008)
(a) Definitions. As used in this clause--
(1) Contract financing payment and invoice payment have the meanings given in section 32.001 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
(2) Electronic form means any automated system that transmits information electronically from the initiating system to all affected systems. Facsimile, e-mail, and scanned documents are not acceptable electronic forms for submission of payment requests. However, scanned documents are acceptable when they are part of a submission of a payment request made using Wide Area WorkFlow (WAWF) or another electronic form authorized by the Contracting Officer.
(3) Payment request means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the Contractor under this contract.
(b) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this clause, the Contractor shall submit payment requests and receiving reports using WAWF, in one of the following electronic formats that WAWF accepts: Electronic Data Interchange, Secure File Transfer Protocol, or World Wide Web input. Information regarding WAWF is available on the Internet at https://wawf.eb.mil/.
(c) The Contractor may submit a payment request and receiving report using other than WAWF only when--
(1) The Contracting Officer authorizes use of another electronic form. With such an authorization, the Contractor and the Contracting Officer shall agree to a plan, which shall include a timeline, specifying when the Contractor will transfer to WAWF;
(2) DoD is unable to receive a payment request or provide acceptance in electronic form;
(3) The Contracting Officer administering the contract for payment has determined, in writing, that electronic submission would be unduly burdensome to the Contractor. In such cases, the Contractor shall include a copy of the Contracting Officer's determination with each request for payment; or
(4) DoD makes payment for commercial transportation services provided under a Government rate tender or a contract for transportation services using a DoD-approved electronic third party payment system or other exempted vendor payment/invoicing system (e.g., PowerTrack, Transportation Financial Management System, and Cargo and Billing System).
(d) The Contractor shall submit any non-electronic payment requests using the method or methods specified in Section G of the contract.
(e) In addition to the requirements of this clause, the Contractor shall meet the requirements of the appropriate payment clauses in this contract when submitting payments requests.
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(a) Pursuant to Department of Defense Instruction Number 2000.16, DoD Antiterrorism (AT) Standards, dated October 2, 2006, each contractor employee requiring access to a Federally-controlled installation, facility and/or Federally-controlled information system(s) shall complete Level I AT Awareness Training on an annual basis and receive a certificate of completion. The training is accessible from any computer and is available at https://atlevel1.dtic.mil/at/. The contractor is responsible for ensuring that all applicable employees have completed antiterrorism awareness training and shall certify that their workforce has completed the training through the submission of completion certificate(s) to the Contracting Officer and the Contracting Officers Representative (if appointed) within five working days after contract award or prior to access to a Federally-controlled installation or information system.
(b) In the event that the automated system at https://atlevel1.dtic.mil/at/ is not available (e.g., server problems), Level I AT Awareness Training can be provided by a qualified instructor through the West Point DPTMS Antiterrorism Office at no cost to the government. Contact the DPTMS office at 845-938-3650 to make training arrangements.
(c) Antiterrorism performance (Level I AT Awareness Training attendance and compliance) may be documented as a performance metric under the resultant contract, and be part of past performance information in support of future source selections.
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The Contractor Manpower Reporting Application (CMRA) is a business process that has been approved by the Secretary of the Army as the means for collecting information on contracts that provide services to the Department of the Army.
The contractor is required to completely fill in all required contractor information directly to the CMRA website: https://cmra.army.mil
The information to be collected includes, by contract, delivery order/task order number, the funding source and related financial data, organization receiving the services, mission/function performed, and labor hours and costs by Government Fiscal Year (1 October through 30 September).CMRA will enable the Army to (i) fully understand the composition of the Army workforce - military, civilian, and contractor, and allow for more informed workforce staffing and funding decisions; (ii) provide better oversight of our workforce, avoid duplication of effort, or shifting of in-house reductions to contract; and (iii) better account for and explain our total Army workforce. Data must be entered into the CMRA Application at any time during the contracts period of performance (POP). Data must be accurate and complete, and entered into the CMRA by Government Fiscal Year (FY), 1 October through 30 September, for each FY that falls within the POP. For delivery order/task order type contracts, each separate delivery/task order is recorded. Information must be entered into CMRA NLT than 31 October of each fiscal year being serviced in the contract.

The contractor shall not employ any alien who does not hav ea valid US Immigration I-551 or I-94. The contractor shall provide valid social security numbers and citizenship status of all employees to the Government upon request.

(a) "Definition. Contracting officer's representative" means an individual designated in accordance with subsection 201.602-2 of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement and authorized in writing by the contracting officer to perform specific technical or administrative functions.
(b) If the Contracting Officer designates a contracting officer's representative (COR), the Contractor will receive a copy of the written designation. It will specify the extent of the COR's authority to act on behalf of the contracting officer. The COR is not authorized to make any commitments or changes that will affect price, quality, quantity, delivery, or any other term or condition of the contract.
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See Attachment titled "PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS SUMMARY".

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Directorate of Contracting, Attn: SFCA-NR-WP-CSDIV, West Point, NY 10996
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West Point, NY 10996
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Name: Client Services, Title: Sourcing Agent, Phone: 1.877.9FEDBID, Fax: 703.442.7822, Email: clientservices@fedbid.com;