Notice Type: Combine Solicitation
Subject: E911 Local Exchange Services for Niagara ARS, NY
Classification Code: D - Information technology services, including telecommunications services
Solicitation Number: FA8773-13-R-0073
Place of Performance (address):
Place of Performance (zipcode): 44473
Place of Performance Country: US
Air Force Space Command
Description: (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-0073. 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 sole source award to
(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, on an as-needed basis, for acquiring local telephone exchange services for AF sites throughout
(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:
52.212-1 Addendum: (b) Submission of Offers. 1. General Instructions: i. Interested parties capable of providing the specified services must submit a written offer via email to 38 CONS/LGCB Telecommunication Services, email@example.com and to
iii. Software Compatibility. Use a word processing and spreadsheet program compatible with Microsoft (R) Word 2010 (R) and Microsoft (R) Excel 2010 (R). PDF is Adobe (R) Portable Document Format. iv. Solicitation Questions and Site Visit. Any questions relating to the solicitation shall be submitted to the Contract Specialist or Contracting Officer noted in paragraph i above (not to the
v. Submit offer as follows: DOCUMENT CONTENTS FILE FORMAT Volume One Technical Proposal PDF or .doc Volume Three Pricing and Contracting PDF or .doc and .xls
2. Specific Instructions for Volume One and Three:
i. Volume One -- Technical Proposal (Do not exceed ten pages). An altered Government SOW submitted as Volume One Technical Proposal is not appropriate and will be considered technically unacceptable. Address the Technical Proposal subfactors as follows: Subfactor 1 - Enhanced 911 Services. Provide a discussion of how the Offeror will interface and comply with State 911 requirements, including Automatic Number Identification (ANI) and Automatic Line Identification (ALI) database updates. The Offeror shall demonstrate how a stable and reliable route will be secured to the 911 bureaus serving the site.
iii. Volume Three (Do not exceed ten (10) pages). A. Contracting Information. (1) Provide the Offeror's name, address, cage code, data universal numbering system (DUNS) number, and tax identification number as registered in the System for Award Management (SAM).
(2) Include signature of individual authorized to make an offer; print individual's name, title, e-mail address and phone number.
(3) Organizational Representatives. Provide a listing, in hierarchal succession of the Offeror's points of contact delegated specifically for this requirement. Listing shall include names and titles, phone numbers, fax numbers and email addresses for each representative. List shall reflect both contracting and technical representatives for help desk issues and troubleshooting.
(4) Evidence of Certification. Certification shall be in accordance with Clause 52.212-4 addendum 1 (v)(3). Documentation must be submitted indicating that the Offeror is a local exchange carrier certified by the affiliated state's
(5) If the remittance address is different from the mailing address, include all applicable remittance addresses.
(6) Written acknowledgement of all applicable solicitation amendments.
B. Pricing Information. (1) Submit completed copy of the Government-provided Schedule B containing the Offeror's proposed amounts. Enter pricing only on the Government Schedule B. No Offeror shall alter the Schedule B in any way with the exception of entering pricing. If the Schedule B is found to be altered in any way other than entering pricing, the action will be considered an unacceptable offer and may result in the offer being considered non responsive. Schedule B unit prices shall be limited to two decimal places. In addition, to identify a CLIN/SLIN (Contract Line Item/Sub Line Item) as Not Separately Priced, enter "NSP" in the unit price and/or to identify a CLIN/SLIN as No Charge, enter "NC" in the unit price. Include all applicable discounts in your pricing. (2)
(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. (End of Addendum to Provision 52.212-1)
(ix) Provision 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition along with the following addenda to the provision.
52.212-2 Addendum: Evaluation Criteria. This is a competitive best value source selection in which competing Offerors' past performance history will be evaluated on a basis approximately equal to cost or price considerations. An award shall be made to this Offeror, subject to a positive determination of responsibility. By submission of an offer, the Offeror accedes to all solicitation requirements, including terms and conditions, representations and certifications, and technical requirements, in addition to those identified as evaluation factors. All Offerors shall be evaluated for technical acceptability. Failure to meet a requirement may result in an offer being determined technically unacceptable. Moreover, the government reserves the right to award an order for services from an incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) or other LEC with a universal service obligation for the services required in this solicitation if it is in the best interest of the Government, price and other factors considered, as discussed herein, even if the company has not submitted an offer. Award will be made to the responsible Offeror proposing the combination most advantageous to the Government based upon an integrated assessment of the evaluation factors described below. The evaluation process shall proceed as follows:
(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 1 - Enhanced 911 Service. This subfactor is met when the Offeror presents a detailed plan for interfacing and complying with State 911 requirements that meets the following criteria: [a] A sound methodology of how the Offeror will comply with State 911 interface requirements for commercial subscriber lines and trunks. [b] A sound methodology of their process for updating Automatic Line Identification 911 database. [c] A description of alternating routes of 911
(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.
(End of Addendum to Provision 52.212-2)
(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: 52.212-3 Addendum, Certification to Accept the Government Purchase Card (GPC). If the Government's intent for payment is via the GPC IAW clauses 52.232-36 and 52.212-4, Addendum, paragraph (i) (3), the Offeror must certify that it: ( ) (i) will accept the GPC for payments under this contract. ( ) (ii) will not accept the GPC for payments under this contract.
(xi) Clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition to include the following addendum:
52.212-4 Addenda: (i)(3) "Payment" is tailored as follows: IAW FAR Clause 52.232-36(f), Contractor shall submit invoices for certification to the address identified in G-2 of this CSA. After certification, the office identified in G-2 shall provide the Contractor with GPC information for billing. Payment will be made to the Contractor through a charge to the GPC, at the time and for the amount due in accordance with the certified invoice. (u) "Reporting of Funds" is added as follows: This contractual vehicle is used to authorize local communications services and does not obligate funds. The funded amount(s) indicate the yearly authorization totals for reporting purposes only. (v) (v) Tariff Information. (1) The Contractor shall provide to the Contracting Officer- (i) Upon request, a copy of the Contractor's current existing tariffs (including changes); (ii) Before filing any application to a Federal, State, or any other regulatory agency for new or changes to applicable rates, charges, services, or regulations relating to any CSA or any of the facilities or services to be furnished solely or primarily to the Government; and
(iii) Upon request, a copy of all information, material, and data developed or prepared in support of or in connection with an application under paragraph ii above. (2) The Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer of any application that anyone other than the Contractor files with a governmental regulatory body, which affects or will affect the rate or conditions of services under this contract. These requirements also apply to applications pending on the effective date of this contract. (3)
(w) "Continuity of Services and Option to Extend Telecommunication Services" is added as follows: (1) This Communications Service Authorization (CSA) is new. (2) For all services required on this contract, the contractor shall continue to provide services until a release date is established by the government as a result of competition (cutover complete) or termination (including termination for cause or government convenience). (3) The Government may require continued performance of any services within the limits and at the rates specified in the contract until cutover is complete. These rates will remain firm fixed price during this process. This provision may be exercised more than once, but the total extension of performance hereunder shall not exceed 6 months. The Contracting Officer may exercise this provision by unilateral modification to the contract before 10 days of expiration. (4) The Contractor recognizes that the services under this contract are vital to the Government and must be continued without interruption and that, before contract expiration, a successor, either the Government or another Contractor, may continue them. The Contractor agrees to - (i) Provide transitioning of services during cutover period without termination liability charges; (ii) Exercise its best efforts and cooperation to effect an orderly and efficient transition to a successor; and (iii) Notify the Government of any services not cutover after contract expiration. (x) "Work Orders" is added as follows: Requirements for service provided hereunder will be forwarded to the Contractor through issuance of a local order (DD Form 1367 or a similar form). A local order will also be issued for termination or changes to services. Services provided without a local order are not contractually covered. Services may be ordered only as shown on the CSA Schedule B. Orders must be signed by the Communications Systems Officer or designee. (End of Addendum to Clause 52.212-4)
(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
AFFARS 5352.201-9101, Ombudsman (
5352.242-9000, Contractor Access to Air Force Installations (Nov 212). For purposes of this clause, the fill-in is completed as follows: (b) When reporting to the registration office, the authorized contractor individual(s) should provide a valid driver's license, current vehicle registration, and valid vehicle insurance certificate to obtain a vehicle pass.
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