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Combine Solicitation - SAP Business Objects Enterprise Support for Crystal Reports

July 2, 2014



Notice Type: Combine Solicitation

Posted Date: 01-JUL-14

Office Address: Department of the Treasury; Internal Revenue Service (IRS); National Office Procurement (OS:A:P); 6009 Oxon Hill Road, Suite 500 Oxon Hill MD 20745

Subject: SAP Business Objects Enterprise Support for Crystal Reports

Classification Code: 70 - General purpose information technology equipment

Solicitation Number: BEP-RFQ-14-0479

Contact: Paul V. Garner, Phone 2406138131, Email paul.v.garner@irs.gov

Setaside: HUBZoneHUBZone

Place of Performance (address): 14th and C Streets, S.W.Washington, DC

Place of Performance (zipcode): 20228

Place of Performance Country: US

Description: Department of the Treasury

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

National Office Procurement (OS:A:P)

BEP-RFQ-14-0479 SAP Business Objects Enterprise Support for Crystal Reports This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in 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. This solicitation is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ).

All quotes must be submitted via email to Paul.V.Garner@irs.gov by 5:00PM EST on 7/09/2014. All questions must be submitted via email to Paul.V.Garner@irs.gov by 5:00PM EST on 07/03/2014. This solicitation is a total HUBZone set-aside. The applicable NAICS code for this requirement is 541519- "Information Technology Value Added Reseller". Only quotes from offerors that qualify as HUBZone will be considered for award.

This competition is limited to Brand Name SAP products only. The Brand Name Justification is provided in Attachment A.

The IRS Office of BEP Acquisition is requesting quotes for SAP Business Objects Enterprise Support

The period of performance for this requirement is 7/23/2014 - 7/22/2015.

The following product is being purchased:

Qty Product # Title CLIN 0001 1 7009111-ES SAP Business Objects Enterprise Support

Annual Maintenance and Support for Crystal Reports. To include: (4) BOE Pro (for Crystal Reports) NU, (10) Crystal Reports Developer Named User, (21) BOE Pro (for Crystal Reports) CAL, (6) Crystal Reports Professional Named User

Quotes shall not be larger than 4mb in size. All offerors must submit evidence that they are authorized to sell the SAP products required. Quotes that fail to provide this evidence will not be considered for award.

Quotes must provide pricing for all CLINS listed along with total pricing. Quotes that fail to provide all required pricing will not be considered for award.

All offerors must include a signed and completed copy of the following clause along with their quote:

52.209-5 "Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters" (Treasury Deviation)

Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction under Federal Law (FEB 2012)

(1) The offeror does [ ] does not [ ] have any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability.

(2) The offeror, its officers or agents acting on its behalf have [ ] have not [ ] been convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months. (End of Clause)

52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items. Evaluation-Commercial Items (Jan 1999)

(a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation represents the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA). A technically acceptable offer contains all information requested in the solicitation. In addition, an offer may be considered unacceptable if a search of PPIRS or FAPIIS reveals negative performance documentation for the offeror.

(b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s).

(c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award.

Clauses incorporated by full text:

DTAR 1052.210-70 Contractor publicity. Contractor Publicity (AUG 2011)

The Contractor, or any entity or representative acting on behalf of the Contractor, shall not refer to the equipment or services furnished pursuant to the provisions of this contract in any news release or commercial advertising, or in connection with any news release or commercial advertising, without first obtaining explicit written consent to do so from the Contracting Officer. Should any reference to such equipment or services appear in any news release or commercial advertising issued by or on behalf of the Contractor without the required consent, the Government shall consider institution of all remedies available under applicable law, including 31 U.S.C. 333, and this contract. Further, any violation of this provision may be considered during the evaluation of past performance in future competitively negotiated acquisitions. (End of clause)

DTAR 1052.232-7003 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS (AUGUST 8, 2012)

a. Definitions. As used in this clause- 1. "Payment request" means a bill, voucher, invoice, or request for contract financing payment with associated supporting documentation. The payment request must comply with the requirements identified in FAR 32.905(b), "Payment documentation and process" and the applicable Payment clause included in this contract. 2. [Reserved] b. Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this clause, the Contractor shall submit payment requests electronically using the Internet Payment Platform (IPP). Information regarding IPP is available on the Internet at https://www.ipp.gov. Assistance with enrollment can be obtained by contacting the IPP Production Helpdesk via email ippgroup@bos.frb.org or phone (866) 973-3131. c. The Contractor may submit payment requests using other than IPP only when the Contracting Officer authorizes alternate procedures in writing. d. If alternate payment procedures are authorized, the Contractor shall include a copy of the Contracting Officer's written authorization with each payment request. (End of clause)

Additional FAR Clauses Incorporated by reference:

52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items 52.219-3 Notice of Total HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole Source Award 52.232-39 Unenforceability of unauthorized obligations 52.232-40 Accelerated payment to small business subcontractors

FAR 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: 52.204-7 -- System for Award Management 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (JUL 2013) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (AUG 2013) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Sep 2010) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Feb 2009) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (Aug 2011) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004)

508 Accessibility Clauses

IR1052.239-9008 Section 508 Information, Documentation and Support (SEP 2006)

In accordance with 36 CFR 1194, Subpart D, the electronic information technology (EIT) products and product support services furnished in performance of this contract shall be documented to indicate the current conformance level with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, per the 1998 Amendments, and the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board's Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards. At no time during the performance of the award shall the level of conformance go below the level of conformance in place at the time of award. At no additional cost, the contractor shall provide information, documentation, and support relative to the supplies and services as described in Section J, Attachment [Fill in]. The contractor shall maintain this detailed listing of compliant products for the full contract term, including forms of extensions, and shall ensure that it is current within five calendar days after award and within three calendar days of changes in products being utilized as follows:

(a) Product support documentation provided to end-users shall be made available in alternate formats upon request, at no additional charge. (b) End-users shall have access to a description of the accessibility and compatibility features of products in alternate formats or alternate methods upon request, at no additional charge. (c) Support services for products shall accommodate the communication needs of end-users with disabilities.

(End of clause)

IR1052.239-9009 Section 508 Conformance (SEP 2006)

Each electronic and information technology (EIT) product and/or product related service delivered under the terms of this contract, at a minimum, shall conform to the applicable accessibility standards at 36 CFR 1194 at the level of conformance specified in Section J, Attachment [FILL IN].

The following technical standards have been determined to be applicable to this contract:

_x_ 1194.21, Software applications and operating systems. _x_(a) _x_(b) _x_(c) _x_(d) _x_(e) _x_(f) _x_(g) _x_(h) _x_(i) _x_(j) _x_(k) _x_(l)

___ 1194.22, Web-based intranet and internet information and applications. __(a) __(b) __(c) __(d) __(e) __(f) __(g) __(h) __(i) __(j) __(k) __(l) __(m) __(n) __(o) __(p)

___ 1194.23, Telecommunications products. __(a) __(b) __(c) __(d) __(e) __(f) __(g) __(h) __(i) __(j) __(k) - __(k:1) __(k:2) __(k:3) __(k:4)

___ 1194.24, Video and multimedia products. __(a) __(b) __(c) __(d) __(e)

___ 1194.25, Self contained, closed products. __(a) __(b) __(c) __(d) __(e) __(f) __(g) __(h) __(i) __(j)

___ 194.26, Desktop and portable computers. __(a) __(b) __(c) __(d)

The standards do not require the installation of specific accessibility-related software or the attachment of an assistive technology device, but merely require that the EIT be compatible with such software and devices so that it can be made accessible if so required by the agency in the future.

The following functional performance criteria (36 CFR 1194.31) apply to this contract.

_X_ (a) At least one mode of operations and information retrieval that does not require user vision shall be provided, or support for assistive technology used by people who are blind or visually impaired shall be provided.

_X_ (b) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require visual acuity greater than 20/70 shall be provided in audio and enlarged print output working together or independently, or support for assistive technology used by people who are visually impaired shall be provided.

_X_ (c) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require user hearing shall be provided, or support for assistive technology used by people who are deaf or hard of hearing shall be provided.

_X_ (d) Where audio information is important for the use of a product, at least one mode of operation and information retrieval shall be provided in an enhanced auditory fashion, or support for assistive hearing devices shall be provided.

_X_ (e) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require speech shall be provided, or support for assistive technology used by people with disabilities shall be provided.

_X_ (f) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require fine motor or simultaneous actions and that is operable with limited reach and strength shall be provided.

(End of clause)

IR1052.239.9010 Section 508 Services (SEP 2006)

All contracts, solicitations, purchase orders, delivery orders and interagency agreements that contain a requirement of services which will result in the delivery of a new or updated electronic and information technology (EIT) item/product must conform to the applicable provisions of the appropriate technical standards in 36 CFR 1194, Subpart B, and functional performance criteria in 36 CFR 1194.31, Subpart C, unless an agency exception to this requirement exists.

The following technical standards and provisions have been determined to be applicable to this contract:

_x_ 1194.21, Software applications and operating systems. _x_(a) _x_(b) _x_(c) _x_(d) _x_(e) _x_(f) _x_(g) _x_(h) _x_(i) _x_(j) _x_(k) _x_(l)

___ 1194.22, Web-based intranet and internet information and applications. __(a) __(b) __(c) __(d) __(e) __(f) __(g) __(h) __(i) __(j) __(k) __(l) __(m) __(n) __(o) __(p)

___ 1194.23, Telecommunications products. __(a) __(b) __(c) __(d) __(e) __(f) __(g) __(h) __(i) __(j) __(k) - __(k:1) __(k:2) __(k:3) __(k:4)

___ 1194.24, Video and multimedia products. __(a) __(b) __(c) __(d) __(e)

___ 1194.25, Self contained, closed products. __(a) __(b) __(c) __(d) __(e) __(f) __(g) __(h) __(i) __(j)

___ 194.26, Desktop and portable computers. __(a) __(b) __(c) __(d)

The standards do not require the installation of specific accessibility-related software or the attachment of an assistive technology device, but merely require that the EIT be compatible with such software and devices so that it can be made accessible if so required by the agency in the future.

The following functional performance criteria (36 CFR 1194.31) apply to this contract.

_X_ (a) At least one mode of operations and information retrieval that does not require user vision shall be provided, or support for assistive technology used by people who are blind or visually impaired shall be provided.

_X_ (b) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require visual acuity greater than 20/70 shall be provided in audio and enlarged print output working together or independently, or support for assistive technology used by people who are visually impaired shall be provided.

_X_ (c) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require user hearing shall be provided, or support for assistive technology used by people who are deaf or hard of hearing shall be provided.

_X_ (d) Where audio information is important for the use of a product, at least one mode of operation and information retrieval shall be provided in an enhanced auditory fashion, or support for assistive hearing devices shall be provided.

_X_ (e) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require speech shall be provided, or support for assistive technology used by people with disabilities shall be provided.

_X_ (f) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require fine motor or simultaneous actions and that is operable with limited reach and strength shall be provided.

(End of clause)

IR1052.239-9011 Section 508 Accessibility of Electronic and Information Technology (100% Compliance) (SEP 2006)

Each electronic and information technology (EIT) product or service furnished under this contract shall comply with the Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards (36 CFR 1194). If the Contracting Officer determines any furnished product or services is not in compliance with the contract, the Contracting Officer will apply the remedies described under FAR 52.246-2, Inspection of Supplies - Fixed Price.

The following technical standards and provisions have been determined to be applicable to this contract:

_x_ 1194.21, Software applications and operating systems. _x_(a) _x_(b) _x_(c) _x_(d) _x_(e) _x_(f) _x_(g) _x_(h) _x_(i) _x_(j) _x_(k) _x_(l)

___ 1194.22, Web-based intranet and internet information and applications. __(a) __(b) __(c) __(d) __(e) __(f) __(g) __(h) __(i) __(j) __(k) __(l) __(m) __(n) __(o) __(p)

___ 1194.23, Telecommunications products. __(a) __(b) __(c) __(d) __(e) __(f) __(g) __(h) __(i) __(j) __(k) - __(k:1) __(k:2) __(k:3) __(k:4)

___ 1194.24, Video and multimedia products. __(a) __(b) __(c) __(d) __(e)

___ 1194.25, Self contained, closed products. __(a) __(b) __(c) __(d) __(e) __(f) __(g) __(h) __(i) __(j)

___ 194.26, Desktop and portable computers. __(a) __(b) __(c) __(d)

The standards do not require the installation of specific accessibility-related software or the attachment of an assistive technology device, but merely require that the EIT be compatible with such software and devices so that it can be made accessible if so required by the agency in the future.

The following functional performance criteria (36 CFR 1194.31) apply to this contract.

_X_ (a) At least one mode of operations and information retrieval that does not require user vision shall be provided, or support for assistive technology used by people who are blind or visually impaired shall be provided.

_X_ (b) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require visual acuity greater than 20/70 shall be provided in audio and enlarged print output working together or independently, or support for assistive technology used by people who are visually impaired shall be provided.

_X_ (c) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require user hearing shall be provided, or support for assistive technology used by people who are deaf or hard of hearing shall be provided.

_X_ (d) Where audio information is important for the use of a product, at least one mode of operation and information retrieval shall be provided in an enhanced auditory fashion, or support for assistive hearing devices shall be provided.

_X_ (e) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require speech shall be provided, or support for assistive technology used by people with disabilities shall be provided.

_X_ (f) At least one mode of operation and information retrieval that does not require fine motor or simultaneous actions and that is operable with limited reach and strength shall be provided.

(End of clause)

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