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Combine Solicitation - PluralSight Harcore Developer and IT Training

June 30, 2014



Notice Type: Combine Solicitation

Posted Date: 27-JUN-14

Office Address: Department of the Air Force; Air Force Materiel Command; PK/PZ - Robins AFB; 215 Page Rd Robins AFB GA 31098-1611

Subject: PluralSight Harcore Developer and IT Training

Classification Code: D - Information technology services, including telecommunications services

Solicitation Number: F3QCCL4129A002

Contact: Jennifer L. Roe, Phone 478-926-9086, Email jennifer.roe.2@us.af.mil

Description: Department of the Air Force

Air Force Materiel Command

PK/PZ - Robins AFB

SOLICITATION F3QCCL4129A002 is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ)

This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR subpart 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation is being conducted under Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP) as a Request for Quote (RFQ) No. F3QCCL4129A002. This solicitation will be solicited under Other Than Full and Open Competition.

SMALL BUSINESS SIZE STANDARD

* (a) NAICS: 611420

* (b) No. of Employees:

* (c) Dollars: $10,000,000

REQUIREMENT:

CLIN 0001:PluralSight Hardcore Developer and IT Training, Product Code SB-Y-STD, 26 EACH

CLIN 1001: Option Year I, PluralSight Hardcore Developer and IT Training, Product Code SB-Y-STD, 26 EACH

CLIN 2001: Option Year II, PluralSight Hardcore Developer and IT Training, Product Code SB-Y-STD, 26 EACH

CLIN 3001: Option Year III, PluralSight Hardcore Developer and IT Training, Product Code SB-Y-STD, 26 EACH

CLIN 4001: Option Year IV, PluralSight Hardcore Developer and IT Training, Product Code SB-Y-STD, 26 EACH

Delivery: 14 Days ARO

Price(s) should be FOB Destination (Robins AFB GA 31098). In addition to price and delivery, quote should include your cage code, DUNS number, and taxpayer ID number.

Quotations should be emailed to Jennifer Roe (Jennifer.Roe.2@us.af.mil) no later than Monday , 30 June 2014, 4:00 pm EST. The anticipated award date is 15 July 2014. Please do not request award status prior to this date.

Manufacturer: PluralSight

Justification for Sole Source Only:

The above listed web-based training annual subscriptions provide SMXG personnel necessary technical reference material, in addition to training, and are required to maintain their qualification to perform software maintenance on the Unix, OS X and iOS platforms. SMXG maintenance of the Unix, OS X, and iOS platforms will be at a work stoppage until these subscriptions are purchased. PluralSight is a proprietary product only sold by Pluralsight and is the only product that can meet the project requirements.

The following clauses are applicable to subject solicitation (current through 2005-75 dated 24 Jun 2014 and DFARS Change Notice 20140624):

FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors

FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items

FAR 52.217-5 Evaluation of Options

FAR 52.217-7 Option for Increased Quantity-Separately Priced Item

FAR 52.217-9 Option to Extend the Term of the Contract

FAR 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-- System for Award Management.

FAR 52.247-34 FOB Destination

FAR 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference: fill-in: http://www.farsite.hill.af.mil [www.farsite.hill.af.mil]

FAR 52.252-6 Authorized Deviations in Clauses: 1st fill-in: DFARS; 2nd fill-in: Chapter 2

DFARS 252.204-7004 Alternate A, System for Award Management.

DFARS 252.211-7003 Item Unique Identification and Valuation.

DFARS 252.225-7001 Buy American Act and Balance of Payments Program

DFARS 252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports (WAWF is the method used by DoD for processing invoices/receiving reports.)

DFARS 252.232-7010 Levies on Contract Payments

IAW FAR 52.212-3, Reps/Certs should be completed on-line at http://www.bpn.gov [www.bpn.gov].

52.212-5 -- Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items.

* (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:

[Contracting Officer check as appropriate.]

! ___ ! * (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 (Jun 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub L. 111-5) (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009). !

! ___ ! * (4) 52.204-11, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Reporting Requirements (Jul 2010) (Pub. L. 111-5). !

! ___ ! * (5) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). !

! ___ ! * (6) 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). !

! ___ ! * (7) [Reserved] !

! ___ ! * (8) (i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). !

! ___ ! (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011) of 52.219-6. !

! ___ ! (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011) of 52.219-6. !

! ___ ! * (9) (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. !

! ___ ! * (10) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). !

! ___ ! * (11) (i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Jul 2013) (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. !

! ___ ! * (12) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). !

! ___ ! * (13) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). !

! ___ ! * (14) (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. !

! ___ ! * (15) 52.219-25, Small Disadvantaged Business Participation Program-Disadvantaged Status and Reporting (Jul 2013) (Pub. L. 103-355, section 7102, and 10 U.S.C. 2323). !

! ___ ! * (16) 52.219-26, Small Disadvantaged Business Participation Program-Incentive Subcontracting (Oct 2000) (Pub. L. 103-355, section 7102, and 10 U.S.C. 2323). !

! ___ ! * (17) 52.219-27, Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657 f). !

! ___ ! * (18) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). !

! ___ ! * (19) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). !

! ___ ! * (20) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) (E.O. 13126). !

! ___ ! * (21) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999). !

! ___ ! * (22) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246). !

! ___ ! * (23) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Sep 2010) (38 U.S.C. 4212). !

! ___ ! * (24) 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) (29 U.S.C. 793). !

! ___ ! * (25) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterns (Sep 2010) (38 U.S.C. 4212). !

! ___ ! * (26) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Aug 2013). (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.) !

! ___ ! * (27) (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.) !

! ___ ! * (28) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (Dec 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b). !

! ___ ! * (29) (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__ ! * (30) 52.225-1, Buy American Act'upplies (Feb 2009) (41 U.S.C. 10a-10d). !

! ___ ! * (31) (i) 52.225-3, Buy American Act -Free Trade Agreements - Israeli Trade Act (Nov 2012) (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, 108-301, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, and 110-138). !

! ___ ! (ii) Alternate I (Mar 2012) of 52.225-3. !

! ___ ! (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2012) of 52.225-3. !

! ___ ! * (32) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (Nov 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note). !

! ___ ! * (33) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (Jun 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). !

! ___ ! * (34) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). !

! ___ ! * (35) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). !

! ___ ! * (36) 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)). !

! ___ ! * (37) 52.232.30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 255(f), 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). !

! _X_ ! * (38) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-- System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). !

! ___ ! * (39) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other Than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). !

! ___ ! * (40) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). !

! ___ ! * (41) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). !

! ___ ! * (42) (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. !

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* (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:

* (d)

[Contracting Officer check as appropriate.]

! ___ ! * (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 U.S.C. 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 (Sep 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)). !

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* (e) 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.

* (f)

* (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 (Jul 2013) (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 $550,000 ($1,000,000 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 Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans (Sep 2006) (38 U.S.C. 4212). !

! (vi) ! 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) (29 U.S.C. 793). !

! (vii) ! [Reserved] !

! (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)). !

! (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. !

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* (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)

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