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(i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested, and a written solicitation will not be issued.
(ii) Solicitation Number is FA8773-13-R-0078. The solicitation is issued as a Request for Proposal (RFP) in accordance with FAR Parts 12 and 13.
(iii) The solicitation document incorporates provisions and clauses that are in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-66.
(iv) This acquisition will utilize full and open competition; there are no set asides for small businesses. For this acquisition, a concern will be considered small under NAICS 517110 with size standard of less than 1500 employees.
(v) The contract line item numbers and items, quantities and units of measure pertaining to this requirement are identified on the Schedule B. The scope of the work to be acquired is set forth in the Statement of Work (SOW). The SOW and Schedule B are available for download via www.FBO.gov.
(vi) 38 CONS/LGCB has a requirement for local telephone exchange services at Volk Field CRTC, WI. Local telecommunication services shall include, as a minimum but not limited to: commercial business lines and voice mail. The scope of the work to be acquired is set forth in the SOW. The SOW and Schedule B are available for download via www.FBO.gov.
(vii) This Communication Service Authorization (CSA) will have a five (5) year period of performance from date of award.
(viii) Provision 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition along with the following addenda to the provision:
ii. Do not send as an executable or .exe file. Email size shall not exceed five megabytes. Any corrupted file or media containing a virus could result in the offer not being considered for award.
iii. Software Compatibility. Use a word processing and spreadsheet program compatible with Microsoft ® Word 2007 ® and Microsoft ® Excel 2007 ®. PDF is Adobe ® Portable Document Format.
v. Submit offer as follows:
2. Specific Instructions for Volumes One, Two, and Three:
Subfactor 2 -Local Communication Services. Present a sound approach for providing local communication services detailed by a SITE-SPECIFIC diagram and descriptive legend that clearly illustrates the Offeror's ability to meet all SOW and Appendix 10 requirements. Reference generic example diagram in Appendix 10.
ii. Volume Two -- Past Performance Information (PPI) (Do not exceed ten (10) pages). Submit information from recent contracts performed within the last three (3) years, which are considered relevant in demonstrating ability to perform local exchange services involving similar scope, magnitude of effort, and complexities as the services described in this solicitation. Include the following administrative data for each referenced contract submitted Offeror's company name; contracting agency; contract number; brief description of contract; contract type (i.e., fixed price, time and material, etc.); period of performance, identification of any significant achievements or past problems and resolution; and name, address, telephone number, and email address of program manager and Contracting Officer.
iii. Volume Three (Do not exceed ten (10) pages).
B. Pricing Information.
(c) Period of Acceptance of Offers. The Offeror agrees to hold the prices in its offer firm for 120 days from the date specified for receipt of offers.
(e) Multiple offers. If more than one solution to the services is available, Offeror may submit multiple offers for consideration, subject to same page limitations. Multiple offers may not be considered if they alter the Government's requirement. Should the Offeror claim exceptions to any requirement in the solicitation, these exceptions shall be listed and rationale provided. Failure to include exceptions will be deemed as acceptance of all terms and conditions of the solicitation and resulting contract.
(h) Multiple awards. This award shall be made on an all or none basis.
(ix) Provision 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition along with the following addenda to the provision.
(a) FACTOR 1 - TECHNICAL. The Government technical evaluation team will evaluate the technical proposals on a pass/fail basis, assigning ratings of acceptable or unacceptable. Only those offers determined to be technically acceptable, either initially or as a result of discussions, will be considered for an award. The offers shall be evaluated against the following technical subfactors:
Subfactor 2 - Local Communications Services. This subfactor is met when the Offeror presents a sound approach for providing local communication services detailed by a SITE-SPECIFIC diagram and descriptive legend that clearly illustrates the Offeror's ability to meet all SOW and Appendix 10 requirements. Reference generic example diagram in Appendix 10.
(b) FACTOR 2 -- PRICE. All CLINs/SLINs within the Schedule B will be evaluated for award multiplying the estimated quantity times the unit price in the Schedule B and subtracting any applicable considered discount(s) to derive the total evaluated price. The price evaluation will document the reasonableness and affordability of the proposed total evaluated price. The Government reserves the right to compare offered prices with tariff prices of an incumbent LEC or with any other LEC with a universal service obligation for the services required in this solicitation.
(c) FACTOR 3 -- PAST PERFORMANCE. In evaluating PPI, the government will employ several approaches including: reviewing contract references provided by the offeror; seeking PPI through the use of questionnaires; as well as using data independently obtained from other Government and commercial sources. Only recent (within the last three years) and relevant PPI (similar or greater in scope, magnitude of effort, and complexity than effort described in this solicitation) will be evaluated. When reviewing PPI, judgment will be used in assessing the probability of success, problems on previous efforts, and the alternatives available to meet the requirements. The assessment process will result in an overall performance confidence assessment rating of the Offeror's ability to satisfactorily perform the services described in this solicitation. The performance confidence assessment will result in an overall performance confidence rating identified with corresponding definition as follows:
The Government reserves the right to award a contract to other than the lowest priced offer if the lowest priced Offeror is judged to have a performance confidence assessment of "Satisfactory Confidence" or lower. If the lowest priced, technically acceptable offer is deemed to have a "Substantial Confidence" performance assessment, the Contracting Officer may determine it to represent the best value to the Government. If so, award shall be made to that offeror without discussions or further consideration of any other offer.
(x) Complete all representations and certifications electronically at the following website: https://sam.gov/. If not completed on-line, Offerors must include a completed copy of the provisions at FAR 52.212-3, which can be obtained at http://farsite.hill.af.mil, FAR Part 52 or online at https://sam.gov/. In addition, complete the following Addendum I to 52.212-3:
(xi) Clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition to include the following addendum:
(4) Rates, Charges, and Services.
(xii) Clauses 52.212-5 (DEV) Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, and 252.212-7001 DEV, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Applicable to Defense Acquisitions of Commercial Items, apply to this acquisition. In addition, the following additional FAR/DFARS/AFFARS clauses, either by reference or full text, apply (clauses may be obtained via the internet at http://farsite.hill.af.mil).
52.222-3 Convict Labor Jun 2003
52.252-1, Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference, Feb 1998. For purposes of this provision, the fill-in is completed as follows: http://farsite.hill.af.mil
AFFARS 5352.201-9101, Ombudsman (Nov 2012): For purposes of this clause, the fill-ins are completed as follows:
5352.242-9000, Contractor Access to Air Force Installations (Nov 212). For purposes of this clause, the fill-in is completed as follows:
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4064 Hilltop Road
Tinker AFB, Oklahoma 73145-2713
Volk Field CRTC, Wisconsin 54618
Phone: (405) 734-1396
Fax: (405) 734-9220
LaTreece L. Langston,
Phone: (405) 739-9987
Fax: (405) 734-9220
July 29, 2013
Aug 29, 2013 3:00 pm Central
Automatic, 15 days after response date
September 13, 2013
Original Set Aside:
D -- Information technology services, including telecommunications services
517 -- Telecommunications/517110 -- Wired Telecommunications Carriers