Notice Type: Combine Solicitation
Subject: BNA Labor &
Classification Code: D - Information technology services, including telecommunications services
Solicitation Number: RFQ0183-14
Contact: Gregory A Browne, Phone (202) 663-4292, Fax (202) 663-4178, Email email@example.com
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items/services prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 12, Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation. Quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Contracting Officer is utilizing policies and procedures prescribed in Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items. Solicitation Number RFQ 0183-14 is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-76 effective on
The government contemplates the award of a firm-fixed price (FFP) contract.
The quotation package shall include the following line items in a written quotation:
Base Year: Contract Line Item Number (CLIN) 0001, BNA Labor &
Option Year 1: Contract Line Item Number (CLIN) 0002, BNA Labor &
Option Year 2: Contract Line Item Number (CLIN) 0003, BNA Labor &
Option Year 3: Contract Line Item Number (CLIN) 0004, BNA Labor &
Combined Grand Total for CLINS 0001 through 0004: $____.
A contract will be awarded to the responsible quoter whose quotation represents the best value to the Government. Interested parties must indicate in their quotation whether they accept payment via Government-wide commercial purchase card. The prospective contractor must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to award of the resulting contract. Registration is free and can be completed on-line at http://www.sam.gov. Each quotation must clearly indicate the capability of the quoter to meet the requirements specified in this combined synopsis/solicitation.
SUBMISSION OF QUOTATION: All interested parties shall submit with their quotation a written response/evidence to support that the quoter can meet or exceed the Go/No-Go evaluation factors for award requirements. Failure to do so will eliminate the quoter from consideration. Your quotation in response to RFQ0183-14 is due
EVALUATION FACTORS FOR AWARD: The following factors shall be used to evaluate quotations.
In order to be considered technically acceptable, quotations must meet the following Go/No-Go requirements:
Factor 1. Functionality: The quoter must provide a service with the same functionality as provided by the web-based BNA Labor &
Factor 2. Minimum Specifications: As defined in the Federal Acquisition Regulations Sub Part 11.1, paragraph 11.104, use of brand name or equal purchase descriptions, the quoter must provide BNA or equivalent service that meets the minimum specifications for Line Item Numbers 0001 and 0002 as follows:
Line Item No. 0001: The web-based Employment Discrimination Report weekly newsletter provides comprehensive coverage of judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in the area of equal employment opportunity. Email summaries with the highlights and table of contents for each report with links to full text articles and documents are available. Subject indexing is assigned every six months, cumulating annually to provide a topical avenue for accessing an archive of reports going to 1/03/1996. Current and archived reports can be searched and browsed as outlined in Factor 1 above.
Line Item No. 0002: The web-based BNA Labor &
All quoters shall provide their complete list of fields in the service for review when responding to the RFQ.
Factor 3. Experience on Similar Contracts. The quoter must provide evidence that it has successfully performed a minimum of two (2) contracts for the same services within the past two (2) years to include (1) Agency's name and address; (2) contract number; (3) contract type; (4) place of performance; (5) date of contract and period of performance; (6) total contract value; (7) a brief description of the services performed; (8) Contracting Officer's name, telephone number, and e-mail address; (9) Program Manager's name, telephone number and e-mail address; (10)
Once the quotes received have been determined to be "technically acceptable," an award will be based on lowest price.
Evaluation of Options: Except when it is determined in accordance with FAR 17.206(b) not to be in the Government's best interests, the Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options will not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s).
Notice: The Government intends to evaluate quotations and make award without discussions (except clarifications as described in FAR 15.306(a)). Therefore, the quoter's initial quote should contain the vendor's best terms from a price and technical standpoint. The Government reserves the right to conduct discussions, if the Contracting Officer later determines them to be necessary. The Government also reserves the right to conduct a site visit prior to award.
Applicable Provisions and Clauses: The provisions at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items applies to this acquisition. The vendor shall include a completed copy of the provisions at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items with your quote. The Clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items and Clause 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statues or Executive Order-Commercial Items are incorporated by reference. Clause 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First -Tier Subcontract Awards, Clause 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment, Clause 52.217-9 Option to Extend the term of the Contract, (a) The Government may extend the term of this contract by written notice to the Contractor within 30 days; provided that the Government gives the Contractor a preliminary written notice of its intent to extend at least 60 days before the contract expires. The preliminary notice does not commit the Government to an extension. (b) If the Government exercises this option, the extended contract shall be considered to include this option clause. (c) The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options under this clause, shall not exceed 48 months. (End of clause) Clause 52.222-3 Convict Labor, Clause 52.222-19 Child Labor - Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies, Clause 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities, Clause 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity, Clause 52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Veterans, Clause 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities, Clause 52.222-37 Employment Reports on Veterans, Clause 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons, Clause 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Texting Messaging While Driving, Clause 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases, Clause 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer - System for Award Management are incorporated by reference, Clause 52.233-3 Protest after Award and Clause 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim. To obtain the above provision/clauses in full text, please visit https://www.acquisition.gov/far. Method of payment: Electronic Funds Transfer.
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