SECTION L - INSTRUCTIONS, CONDITIONS AND NOTICES TO
52.204-6 DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBER
(a) Contractor identification is essential for complying
with statutory contract reporting requirements. Therefore, the offeror is
requested to enter, in the block with its name and address on the Standard Form
33 or similar document, the annotation "DUNS" followed by the DUNS
number which identifies the offeror's name and address exactly as stated in the
(b) If the offeror does not have a DUNS number, it should
contact Dun and Bradstreet directly to obtain one. A DUNS number will be
provided immediately by telephone at no charge to the offeror. For information
on obtaining a DUNS number, the offeror, if located within the United States,
should call Dun and Bradstreet at 1-800-333-0505. The offeror should be
prepared to provide the following information:
(1) Company name.
(2) Company address.
(3) Company telephone number.
(4) Line of business.
(5) Chief executive officer/key manager.
(6) Date the company was started.
(7) Number of people employed by the company.
(8) Company affiliation.
(c) Offerors located outside the United States may obtain
the location and phone number of the local Dun and Bradstreet Information
Services office from the Internet Home Page at
http://email@example.com/. If an offeror is unable to locate a local
service center, it may send an e-mail to Dun and Bradstreet at
52.211-14 NOTICE OF PRIORITY RATING FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE
USE (SEP 1990)
Any contract awarded as a result of this solicitation will
be DX rated order; X DO rated order certified for national defense use under
the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) (15 CFR 700), and the
Contractor will be required to follow all of the requirements of this
regulation. [Contracting Officer check appropriate
52.215-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS--COMPETITIVE
ACQUISITION (FEB 2000)
(a) Definitions. As used in this provision--
"Discussions" are negotiations that occur after
establishment of the competitive range that may, at the Contracting Officer's
discretion, result in the offeror being allowed to revise its proposal.
"In writing or written" means any worded or
numbered expression, which can be read, reproduced, and later communicated, and
includes electronically transmitted and stored information.
"Proposal modification" is a change made to a
proposal before the solicitation's closing date and time, or made in response
to an amendment, or made to correct a mistake at any time before award.
"Proposal revision" is a change to a proposal made
after the solicitation closing date, at the request of or as allowed by a
Contracting Officer as the result of negotiations.
"Time", if stated as a number of days, is
calculated using calendar days, unless otherwise specified, and will include
Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays. However, if the last day falls on a
Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, then the period shall include the next
(b) Amendments to solicitations. If this solicitation is
amended, all terms and conditions that are not amended remain unchanged.
Offerors shall acknowledge receipt of any amendment to this solicitation by the
date and time specified in the amendment(s).
(c) Submission, modification, revision, and withdrawal of
proposals. (1) Unless other methods (e.g., electronic commerce or facsimile)
are permitted in the solicitation, proposals and modifications to proposals
shall be submitted in paper media in sealed envelopes or packages (i) addressed to the office specified in the solicitation,
and (ii) showing the time and date specified for receipt, the solicitation
number, and the name and address of the offeror. Offerors using commercial
carriers should ensure that the proposal is marked on the outermost wrapper
with the information in paragraphs (c)(1)(i) and (c)(1)(ii) of this provision.
(2) The first page of the proposal must show--
(i) The solicitation number;
(ii) The name, address, and telephone and facsimile numbers
of the offeror (and electronic address if available);
(iii) A statement specifying the extent of agreement with
all terms, conditions, and provisions included in the solicitation and
agreement to furnish any or all items upon which prices are offered at the
price set opposite each item;
(iv) Names, titles, and telephone
and facsimile numbers (and electronic addresses if available) of persons
authorized to negotiate on the offeror's behalf with the Government in
connection with this solicitation; and
(v) Name, title, and signature of person authorized to sign
the proposal. Proposals signed by an agent shall be accompanied by evidence of
that agent's authority, unless that evidence has been previously furnished to
the issuing office.
(3) Submission, modification, or revision, of proposals.
(i) Offerors are responsible for
submitting proposals, and any modifications, or revisions, so as to reach the
Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified in the
solicitation. If no time is specified in the solicitation, the time for receipt
is 4:30 p.m., local time, for the designated Government office on the date that
proposal or revision is due.
(ii)(A) Any proposal, modification, or revision received at
the Government office designated in the solicitation after the exact time
specified for receipt of offers is ``late'' and will not be considered unless
it is received before award is made, the Contracting Officer determines that
accepting the late offer would not unduly delay the acquisition; and--
(1) If it was transmitted through an electronic commerce
method authorized by the solicitation, it was received at the initial point of
entry to the Government infrastructure not later than 5:00 p.m. one working day
prior to the date specified for receipt of proposals; or
(2) There is acceptable evidence to establish that it was received
at the Government installation designated for receipt of offers and was under
the Government's control prior to the time set for receipt of offers; or
(3) It is the only proposal received.
(B) However, a late modification of an otherwise successful
proposal that makes its terms more favorable to the Government, will be
considered at any time it is received and may be accepted.
(iii) Acceptable evidence to establish the time of receipt
at the Government installation includes the time/date stamp of that
installation on the proposal wrapper, other documentary evidence of receipt
maintained by the installation, or oral testimony or statements of Government
(iv) If an emergency or unanticipated event interrupts
normal Government processes so that proposals cannot be received at the office
designated for receipt of proposals by the exact time specified in the
solicitation, and urgent Government requirements preclude amendment of the
solicitation, the time specified for receipt of proposals will be deemed to be
extended to the same time of day specified in the solicitation on the first
work day on which normal Government processes resume.
(v) Proposals may be withdrawn by written notice received at
any time before award. Oral proposals in response to oral solicitations may be
withdrawn orally. If the solicitation authorizes facsimile proposals, proposals
may be withdrawn via facsimile received at any time before award, subject to
the conditions specified in the provision at 52.215-5, Facsimile Proposals.
Proposals may be withdrawn in person by an offeror or an authorized
representative, if the identity of the person requesting withdrawal is
established and the person signs a receipt for the proposal before award.
(4) Unless otherwise specified in the solicitation, the
offeror may propose to provide any item or combination of items.
(5) Offerors shall submit proposals in response to this
solicitation in English, unless otherwise permitted by the solicitation, and in
U.S. dollars, unless the provision at FAR 52.225-17, Evaluation of Foreign
Currency Offers, is included in the solicitation.
(6) Offerors may submit modifications to their proposals at
any time before the solicitation closing date and time, and may submit
modifications in response to an amendment, or to correct a mistake at any time
(7) Offerors may submit revised proposals only if requested
or allowed by the Contracting Officer.
(8) Proposals may be withdrawn at any time before award.
Withdrawals are effective upon receipt of notice by the Contracting Officer.
(d) Offer expiration date. Proposals in response to this
solicitation will be valid for the number of days specified on the solicitation
cover sheet (unless a different period is proposed by the offeror).
(e) Restriction on disclosure and use of data. Offerors that
include in their proposals data that they do not want disclosed to the public
for any purpose, or used by the Government except for evaluation purposes,
(1) Mark the title page with the following legend: This
proposal includes data that shall not be disclosed outside the Government and
shall not be duplicated, used, or disclosed--in whole or in part--for any
purpose other than to evaluate this proposal. If, however, a contract is
awarded to this offeror as a result of--or in connection with-- the submission
of this data, the Government shall have the right to duplicate, use, or
disclose the data to the extent provided in the resulting contract. This
restriction does not limit the Government's right to use information contained
in this data if it is obtained from another source without restriction. The
data subject to this restriction are contained in sheets [insert numbers or
other identification of sheets]; and
(2) Mark each sheet of data it wishes to restrict with the
following legend: Use or disclosure of data contained on this sheet is subject
to the restriction on the title page of this proposal.
(f) Contract award. (1) The Government intends to award a
contract or contracts resulting from this solicitation to the responsible
offeror(s) whose proposal(s) represents the best value after evaluation in
accordance with the factors and subfactors in the
(2) The Government may reject any or all proposals if such
action is in the Government's interest.
(3) The Government may waive informalities and minor
irregularities in proposals received.
(4) The Government intends to evaluate proposals and award a
contract without discussions with offerors (except clarifications as described
in FAR 15.306(a)). Therefore, the offeror's initial proposal should contain the
offeror's best terms from a cost or price and technical standpoint. The
Government reserves the right to conduct discussions if the Contracting Officer
later determines them to be necessary. If the Contracting Officer determines
that the number of proposals that would otherwise be in the competitive range
exceeds the number at which an efficient competition can be conducted, the
Contracting Officer may limit the number of proposals in the competitive range
to the greatest number that will permit an efficient competition among the most
highly rated proposals.
(5) The Government reserves the right to make an award on
any item for a quantity less than the quantity offered, at the unit cost or prices
offered, unless the offeror specifies otherwise in the
(6) The Government reserves the right to make multiple
awards if, after considering the additional administrative costs, it is in the
Government's best interest to do so.
(7) Exchanges with offerors after receipt of a proposal do
not constitute a rejection or counteroffer by the Government.
(8) The Government may determine that a proposal is
unacceptable if the prices proposed are materially unbalanced between line
items or subline items. Unbalanced pricing exists when, despite an acceptable
total evaluated price, the price of one or more contract line items is
significantly overstated or understated as indicated by the application of cost
or price analysis techniques. A proposal may be rejected if the Contracting
Officer determines that the lack of balance poses an unacceptable risk to the
(9) If a cost realism analysis is performed, cost realism
may be considered by the source selection authority in evaluating performance
or schedule risk.
(10) A written award or acceptance of proposal mailed or
otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time specified in the
proposal shall result in a binding contract without further action by either
(11) The Government may disclose the following information
in post award debriefings to other offerors:
(i) The overall evaluated cost or
price and technical rating of the successful offeror;
(ii) The overall ranking of all offerors, when any ranking
was developed by the agency during source selection;
(iii) A summary of the rationale for award; and
iv. For acquisitions of commercial
items, the make and model of the item to be delivered by the successful
52.215-16 FACILITIES CAPITAL COST OF MONEY (OCT 1997)
(a) Facilities capital cost of
money will be an allowable cost under the contemplated contract, if the
criteria for allowability in subparagraph
31.205-10(a)(2) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation are met. One of the allowability criteria requires the prospective contractor
to propose facilities capital cost of money in its offer.
(b) If the prospective Contractor does not propose this
cost, the resulting contract will include the clause Waiver of Facilities
Capital Cost of Money.
52.232-13 NOTICE OF PROGRESS PAYMENTS (APR 1984)
The need for customary progress payments conforming to the
regulations in Subpart 32.5 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) will
not be considered as a handicap or adverse factor in the award of the contract.
The Progress Payments clause included in this solicitation will be included in
any resulting contract, modified or altered if necessary in accordance with
subsection 52.232-16 and its Alternate I of the FAR. Even though the clause is
included in the contract, the clause shall be inoperative during any time the
contractor's accounting system and controls are determined by the Government to
be inadequate for segregation and accumulation of contract costs.
52.233-2 SERVICE OF PROTEST (AUG 1996)
(a) Protests, as defined in section 33.101 of the Federal
Acquisition Regulation, that are filed directly with an agency, and copies of
any protests that are filed with the General Accounting Office (GAO), shall be
served on the Contracting Officer (addressed as follows) by obtaining written
and dated acknowledgment of receipt from
Ann Van Houten
NC-3 Rm 540
2531 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22242-5160
(b) The copy of any protest shall be received in the office
designated above within one day of filing a protest with the GAO.
252.204-7001 COMMERCIAL AND GOVERNMENT ENTITY (CAGE) CODE
REPORTING (AUG 199)
(a) The offeror is requested to enter its CAGE code on its
offer in the block with its name and address. The CAGE code entered must be for
that name and address. Enter ``CAGE'' before the number.
(b) If the offeror does not have a CAGE code, it may ask the
Contracting Officer to request one from the Defense Logistics Information
Service (DLIS). The Contracting Officer will--
(1) Ask the Contractor to complete section B of a DD Form
2051, Request for Assignment of a Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code;
(2) Complete section A and forward the form to DLIS; and
(3) Notify the Contractor of its assigned CAGE code.
(c) Do not delay submission of the offer pending receipt of
a CAGE code.
FACILITY SECURITY CLEARANCE (NAVSEA) (SEP 1990)
(a) No award will be made to any offeror, which does not
possess a facility security clearance issued by the Defense Investigative Service
at the Secret level. Naval Sea Systems Command will initiate appropriate
security clearance action for any apparent successful offerors, which do not
already possess such clearance. The Government is not obligated to delay award
pending security clearance of any offeror.
(b) The security classification of this procurement is
specified in the Contract Security Classification Specification, DD Form 254,
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS
The purpose of this Request for Proposal is to procure
Professional Support Services in support of NAVSEA, its related PEOs and field
activities. The period of performance shall be five years from date of contract
award, plus two five-year option periods.
Questions concerning the solicitation: Offerors may submit
questions, concerns, or request clarification of, any aspect of this
solicitation via electronic mail to the following address:
firstname.lastname@example.org. The offeror must include the company name in the
subject line of the email. The questions should include the page number and
paragraph number or identifier, which pertains to the offeror’s question.
Questions received without this information may not be answered. It is
requested that all questions be received by 05 January 2001 to allow the
Government adequate time to prepare and issue responses so that offerors can
use the information in preparing their proposals. The Government shall continue
to accept questions up to the closing date and time set for receipt of
proposals; however, time may not permit responses to questions received after
05 January 2001 to be prepared and issued prior to receipt of proposals.
Comments and questions must reference SOLICITATION N00024-00-R-7000.
Acknowledgment of receipt of questions shall not be made. Communications deemed
necessary or important to understand or respond to the solicitation shall be
posted along with any and all solicitation amendments at
2.0 INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSION OF OFFERS
2.1 Proposals must be submitted no later than January 26,
2001 at 2:00 p.m. EST to the following address:
Naval Sea Systems Command
2531 Jefferson Davis Highway
NC-3 Room 5E40
Arlington, VA 22242-5160
Attention: Code 029A
Modifications, amendments, or withdrawal of proposals and
other written non-electronic communications should also be made to the above
2.2 Telegraphic offers shall not be considered.
2.3 Offerors are required to submit ONE PAPER PROPOSAL and
ONE ELECTRONIC PROPOSAL via two 3.5 INCH FLOPPY DISKS. Offerors must comply
with the detailed instructions for the format and content of the proposal.
2.4 Unnecessarily elaborate proposals are not desired.
2.5 On the outside of each floppy disk, the Offeror shall
the solicitation number,
and the offeror’s name,
contents of disk.
2.6 IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OFFEROR TO ENSURE
THAT THE ELECTRONIC MEDIA SUBMITTED IS VIRUS FREE AND CAN BE OPENED AND READ BY
THE GOVERNMENT. IF THE ELECTRONIC MEDIA CANNOT BE OPENED, AND READ BY THE
GOVERNMENT, THE OFFEROR SHALL HAVE 72 HOURS AFTER NOTIFICATION OF THE SAME, TO
CORRECT THE DEFICIENCY. AFTER THAT TIME, IF THE ELECTRONIC MEDIA CANNOT BE
OPENED AND READ BY THE GOVERNMENT, THE OFFER MAY BE CONSIDERED NON-RESPONSIVE
AND MAY RENDER THE OFFEROR INELIGIBLE FOR AWARD.
3.0 GENERAL INFORMATION REQUIRED TO PREPARE OFFERS:
3.1 For Bidding/Proposal purposes the estimated effective
date of contract award is 01 April 2001.
3.2 Proprietary data contained in the proposal shall be
handled as identified in DFAR 252.227-7013.
3.3 The proposal shall be prepared and submitted in form and
content in accordance with the instructions herein. Offerors must respond to
all requirements of the solicitation with no additions or deletions. All
required fill-ins must be completed and all information provided in the format
and content requested. Non-conformance with the solicitation requirements shall
render the offer non-responsive and the offeror may be ineligible for award.
3.4. An offeror’s proposal is presumed to represent his best
efforts to respond to the solicitation. The Government intends to award one or
more contracts without discussions, as permitted by FAR Clause 52.215-1.
Offerors are reminded that offers containing exceptions to the solicitation
shall not be evaluated, shall render the offer non-responsive and the offeror
may be ineligible for award.
3.5 Offerors must provide comprehensive information on all
pertinent aspects of the effort being offered to enable the Government to
evaluate the offeror’s understanding of, and capability to meet all the stated
requirements covered in the Statement of Work (SOW). The offeror shall provide
sufficient detail to substantiate the validity of all stated claims. Further,
the offeror shall indicate that it shall comply with each requirement of the
solicitation and shall explain how compliance is achieved. Clarity,
completeness and conciseness are essential, and the overall breadth and depth
of the proposal shall be evaluated in the context of being representative of
the offeror’s capabilities. Data previously submitted, or presumed to be known,
i.e., previous projects performed for NAVSEA or related Program Executive
Offices, cannot be considered unless such information is provided. Responses
must adequately address specific solicitation requirements, and be responsive
to the terms and conditions of the solicitations. Statements such as "the
offeror understands," "the offeror has a long history of outstanding
support", along with responses that paraphrase the solicitation, are
considered inadequate. Phrases such as "standard procedures shall be
employed" or "well known techniques shall be used," without a
specific Government or industry reference, shall be considered inadequate and
3.6 Offerors shall not include CLASSIFIED material in the
3.7 Offerors must respond to all requirements of the
solicitation. Offerors shall not alter the solicitation (other than completing
the appropriate "fill-in" blocks and certifications).
3.8 The Government also reserves the right to change any of
the terms and conditions of this solicitation by amendment at any time prior to
contract award and to allow offerors to revise their offers accordingly, as
authorized by FAR 15.206.
3.9 Offerors may submit only one proposal as a prime
contractor, but may be listed as a subcontractor in one or more competing
proposals. Subcontractors may be listed on more than one competing proposal;
however, specific experience (shall statements) in Tables A and B should only
be listed in one proposal. NAVSEA desires proposals from high performance teams
that have the capability to perform all aspects of the Statement of Work. NAVSEA
is open to joint ventures or other legal arrangements of offerors to maximize
quality and minimize prices for the services to be provided. NAVSEA will allow
a prime to add or subtract team members during the life of the contract only by
written approval of the Procuring Contracting Officer. However, the offeror
must meet or exceed the proposed small business subcontracting requirements
regardless of team changes.
3.10 The Government reserves the right to include oral
presentations as part of the proposal evaluation process. If oral presentations
are conducted, offerors will be advised at least two weeks in advance of the
format, structure and content of the presentations.
4.0 PROPOSAL FORMAT:
4.1 In order to maximize efficiency and minimize the time for
proposal evaluation, it is required that all offerors submit their proposals in
accordance with the format and content specified. Offerors must respond to all
requirements of the solicitation. Offerors shall not alter the solicitation
(other than completing the appropriate "fill-in" blocks and
certifications). Each offer must contain the following information on paper and
on two 3.5-inch floppy disk.
4.2 The paper proposal and electronic proposal, shall be
prepared so that if an evaluator prints the proposal it meets the following
8.5 x 11 inch paper,
Single-spaced typed lines, including figures,
1 inch margins
12-point (Times New Roman font) in the text and
10-point (Times New Roman font) for all tables
In Microsoft Word and Excel software.
4.3 The proposal shall be limited to the following
submissions and pages:
Identification Page Limit
Cover letter 2 pages
SF 33 1 page
Section B No limit
Section H No limit
Section K No limit
Evaluation Factor 1: Technical Capability
Experience/ Expertise Breadth No limit
(b) Knowledge Depth No limit
(c) Management Approach 25 pages
(d) Subcontracting No limit
Factor 2: Past Performance
No separate submission (included in Tables A and
Factor 3: Price
Savings Approach 20 pages
(b) Ceiling Unit Price for Item 0001 1 page
(c) Compensation Plan No limit
NOTE: All electronic proposals shall be submitted on two 3.5
inch floppy disks. DO NOT INCLUDE GRAPHICS OR PICTURES. The Government shall
not consider any information presented beyond the last whole word within the
5.0 PROPOSAL CONTENT:
5.1 The completion and submission to the Government of an
offer shall indicate the offeror’s unconditional agreement to the terms and
conditions in this solicitation. In evaluating an offeror’s capability, the
Government shall consider how well the offeror complied with the instructions
in this solicitation.
5.2 The Government intends to award a contract without
discussions, as permitted by FAR Clause 52.215-1. Offerors are reminded that
offers containing exceptions to the solicitation shall not be evaluated. The
Government also reserves the right to change any of the terms and conditions of
this solicitation by amendment at any time prior to contract award and to allow
offerors to revise their offers accordingly, as authorized by FAR 15.206.
3. COVER LETTER: The proposal shall include a cover letter
signed by an individual authorized to commit the company to the proposal. The
cover letter shall identify all enclosures being transmitted as part of the
proposal. The letter shall reference the solicitation number and acknowledge
that it transmits an offer in response to the solicitation. It shall state:
a. Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) number,
b. Duns Number,
c. Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN),
of the location(s) at which the offeror intends to perform the proposed effort,
e. Name, address and telephone number of the cognizant DCAA
f. Name, address and telephone number of the cognizant ACO,
g. Proposal validity through 15 June 2001,
h. Names and telephone numbers of persons authorized to
conduct negotiations, as well as the name of the official authorized to bind
the offeror’s organization shall be clearly identified.
5.4.1 Standard Form 33 with blocks 13 through 18 completed.
5.4. 2 Section B: All fill-ins to be completed by the
offeror. The Offeror shall insert the proposed amount or contractor specific
information where an * appears in Section B. The entire "page" from
the solicitation must be provided in the contractor's proposal with the
22.214.171.124 The Offeror must propose a ceiling unit price for
Items 0001, 0004 and 0007. This rate must reflect the highest actual average labor
rate for the most recent fully completed accounting year. Note that the rate
may be from the prime or any other team member. All applicable direct and
indirect costs, escalation and profit associated with the labor rate must be
applied. This rate should be selected from the team member with the highest
priced labor category. These are the maximum fully burdened labor rates, which
may be bid for any work under these Items during the entire period of
performance. This rate should reflect the highest labor rate within the
offeror’s team with the appropriate burdens, escalation and profit. This rate
should not include any travel or ODC costs. There are no prices for the offeror
to complete for items 0002, 0003, 0005, 0006, 0008 and 0009. DO NOT INCLUDE THE
ENTIRE SOLICITATION IN THE PROPOSAL, ONLY THOSE PAGES CONTAINING "FILL
5.4.3 Sections H: All fill-ins to be completed by the
offeror. In clause H-11, Guaranteed Saving Clause the Offeror shall insert the
proposed amount or information where an * appears in Section H. The entire
"page" from the solicitation must be included in the contractor's
proposal with the information inserted. DO NOT INCLUDE THE ENTIRE SOLICITATION
IN THE PROPOSAL, ONLY THOSE PAGES CONTAINING "FILL IN" INFORMATION.
5.4.4 Section K: All fill-ins to be completed by the
offeror. The Offeror shall insert the proposed information where an * appears
in Section K. The entire "page" from the solicitation should be
reproduced and included in the contractor's proposal with the information
inserted. DO NOT INCLUDE THE ENTIRE SOLICITATION IN THE PROPOSAL, ONLY THOSE
PAGES CONTAINING "FILL IN" INFORMATION.
5.5 TECHNICAL CAPABILITY:
5.5.1 Depth and Breadth: The offeror shall complete Table A
(located at the end of the solicitation) to provide its breadth of experience
and expertise by PEO, NAVSEA Directorate, Field Activity and Other
organizations. If the PEO, NAVSEA Directorate, Field Activity or Other
organization has been renamed since the work was performed, provide the appropriate
information under the current organization name, not the name under which the
work was originally performed. The offeror should provide the maximum amount of
experience/expertise the offeror’s team has in each PEO, NAVSEA Directorate,
Field Activity or Other organization. It is desired that the offeror’s team be
able to demonstrate experience in all applicable "shall statements"
(column A) for a given PEO, NAVSEA Directorate, Field Activity and Other
organization. Subcontractor experience for a specific "shall
statement"(column A) may only be listed in one proposal. It is the
offeror's responsibility not to duplicate subcontractor experience across
competing proposals. For example, Primes X and Y cannot list subcontractor A
for the same "shall statement" in table A.
5.5.2 Depth and Breadth: The offeror shall complete Table B
(located at the end of the solicitation) for each contractor and reference
number cited in Table A.
5.5.3 Management Approach
The Offeror shall describe its management approach to provide
NAVSEA with outstanding quality professional support services while maximizing
innovation and cost reduction initiatives and facilitating NAVSEA’s conversion
to performance based contracting in accordance with OSD direction. The
management approach must be formatted as follows:
1. Describe your management approach to provide a high
performance team with an optimal balance between breadth and quality across
2. Describe your approach to integrate professional support
services within and across PEOs and NAVSEA Directorates to institute best
practices throughout NAVSEA and realize cost savings.
3. Describe your approach to mold, manage and maintain this
high performance team, including your:
Capability to manage this team.
Ability to manage change to preserve stability
Ability to monitor and maximize quality
Approach to guarantee responsiveness and
cooperation to customers
Approach to problem resolution
Flow down of incentives to your team partners.
4. Data Rights and Patent Rights. The Offeror shall discuss
the extent to which the license rights in technical data, computer software,
computer software documentation, and inventions/patents it contemplates
offering to the Government encompass the following:
Ensures the unimpeded, innovative and
cost-effective production, operation, maintenance and upgrade of affected
engineering systems and equipment throughout their life cycles;
Allows for open and competitive procurement of
affected engineering systems and equipment;
Permits the transfer of innovative engineering
technologies to other systems or platforms;
The Offeror must indicate any limitations or exceptions to
implementing the above items.
The offeror must include either a statement that this
management approach was prepared by team members or provide a list of
consultants involved in preparing the response. The management approach shall
not exceed twenty-five pages. The Government shall not consider any information
presented beyond the last word of the 25th page.
126.96.36.199 SUBCONTRACTING PLAN This proposal submission only
pertains to those offerors who do not qualify under NAIC 541330 at a size
standard of $20,000,000 or do not have a plant wide subcontracting plan. For
those offerors required to submit a subcontract plan, the following information
Each subcontracting plan required under 19.702(a)(1) and (2) must include --
(1) Separate percentage goals for using small business, HUBZone small business, small disadvantaged business, and
women-owned small business concerns as subcontractors;
(2) A statement of the total dollars planned to be
subcontracted and a statement of the total dollars planned to be subcontracted
to small business, HUBZone small business, small
disadvantaged business, and women-owned small business concerns;
(3) A description of the principal types of supplies and
services to be subcontracted and an identification of the types planned for
subcontracting to small business, HUBZone small
business, small disadvantaged business, and women-owned small business
(4) A description of the method used to develop the
(5) A description of the method used to identify potential
sources for solicitation purposes;
(6) A statement as to whether or not the offeror included
indirect costs in establishing subcontracting goals, and a description of the
method used to determine the proportionate share of indirect costs to be
incurred with small business, HUBZone small business,
small disadvantaged business, and women-owned small business concerns;
(7) The name of an individual employed by the offeror who
will administer the offeror's subcontracting program, and a description of the
duties of the individual;
(8) A description of the efforts the offeror will make to
ensure that small business, HUBZone small business,
small disadvantaged business, and women-owned small business concerns have an
equitable opportunity to compete for subcontracts;
(9) Assurances that the offeror will include the clause at
52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (see 19.708(a)), in all
subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities, and that the
offeror will require all subcontractors (except small business concerns) that
receive subcontracts in excess of $500,000 ($1,000,000 for construction) to
adopt a plan that complies with the requirements of the clause at 52.219-9,
Small Business Subcontracting Plan (see 19.708(b));
(10) Assurances that the offeror will-
(i) Cooperate in any studies or
surveys as may be required:
(ii) Submit periodic reports so that the Government can
determine the extent of compliance by the offeror with the subcontracting plan;
(iii) Submit Standard Form (SF) 294, Subcontracting Report
for Individual Contracts, and SF 295, summary Subcontract Report, following the
instructions on the forms or as provided in agency regulation; and
(iv) Ensure that its subcontractors
agree to submit SF 294 and SF 295; and
(11) A description of the types of records that will be
maintained concerning procedures adopted to comply with the requirements and
goals in the plan, including establishing source lists; and a description of
the offeror's efforts to locate small business, HUBZone
small business, small disadvantaged business, and women-owned small business
concerns and to award subcontracts to them.
In addition, the offeror must include the following
At least 20% of the total amount obligated under the
contract (not per task order) must be subcontracted to small businesses. In
achieving the 20% requirement, the following specific minimum requirements must
5% of the total dollars obligated to Small
5% of the total dollars obligated to Women-Owned
1% of the total dollars obligated to Hub-zones,
1% of the total dollars obligated to Veterans
The 20% subcontracted effort must be comprised meaningful
work under the statement of work within the task orders. Offerors are
encouraged to exceed the minimums and are directed to review Section M on the
evaluation of this information as they determine their subcontracting plans.
The Contractor shall provide copies of three final SF 294s for the three
relevant contracts, which best demonstrated the contractor’s ability to achieve
the proposed subcontracting plan.
188.8.131.52 The offeror shall submit a copy of all subcontracts
or teaming agreements for any team member who may perform effort directly
chargeable to this contract.
5.6 PAST PERFORMANCE:
No additional submission is required for past performance
information. The Government shall use the references provided in Table B and
other information available from Government sources to evaluate an offeror’s
past performance. The Government reserves the right to limit the number of
references it decides to contact and to contact references other than those
provided by the offeror.
5.7.1 Cost Savings Approach. It is the intent of this
solicitation to provide NAVSEA, its related PEOs and field activities
outstanding quality professional support services while maximizing innovation
and cost reduction initiatives. The Offeror shall describe its cost savings
approach to provide high quality services at a reduced cost to the Government
in the following format:
1. For all proposed amounts within the H-11 Guaranteed
Savings Clause, describe how you will achieve the proposed price reductions and
volume discounts. Describe how you will minimize the pass-through charge and
your ability to reduce it below the proposed percentage during the life of the
2. Describe ideas for additional cost savings initiatives,
which could be implemented at any or all levels at NAVSEA, its PEOs or field
activities, including for example, professional support services processes
improvements, e-business solutions, or cost savings for contractor travel. The
Government will not consider any information beyond the last word of the 20th
5.7.2 Item 0001 Ceiling Unit Rate. The offeror shall provide
a breakdown of the derivation of the ceiling unit rate, including the method
for developing the direct labor rate (what labor category for what company),
the indirect burdens applied, the escalation used, and the profit rate. The
offeror’s price breakdown shall not exceed one page. The Government shall not
consider any information presented beyond the last word of the 1st page.
5.7.3 Compensation Plan. In accordance with FAR 52.222-46,
provide your compensation plan for your proposed IDIQ management team.
52.222-46 EVALUATION OF COMPENSATION FOR PROFESSIONAL
EMPLOYEES (FEB 1993)
(a) Recompetition of service
contracts may in some cases result in lowering the compensation (salaries and
fringe benefits) paid or furnished professional employees. This lowering can be
detrimental in obtaining the quality of professional services needed for
adequate contract performance. It is therefore in the Government's best
interest that professional employees, as defined in 29 CFR 541, be properly and
fairly compensated. As part of their proposals, offerors will submit a total
compensation plan setting forth salaries and fringe benefits proposed for the
professional employees who will work under the contract. The Government will
evaluate the plan to assure that it reflects a sound management approach and
understanding of the contract requirements. This evaluation will include an
assessment of the offeror's ability to provide uninterrupted high-quality work.
The professional compensation proposed will be considered in terms of its
impact upon recruiting and retention, its realism, and its consistency with a
total plan for compensation. Supporting information will include data, such as
recognized national and regional compensation surveys and studies of
professional, public and private organizations, and used in establishing the
total compensation structure.
(b) The compensation levels proposed should reflect a clear
understanding of work to be performed and should indicate the capability of the
proposed compensation structure to obtain and keep suitably qualified personnel
to meet mission objectives. The salary rates or ranges must take into account
differences in skills, the complexity of various disciplines, and professional
job difficulty. Additionally, proposals envisioning compensation levels lower
than those of predecessor contractors for the same work will be evaluated on
the basis of maintaining program continuity, uninterrupted high-quality work,
and availability of required competent professional service employees. Offerors
are cautioned that lowered compensation for essentially the same professional
work may indicate lack of sound management judgment and lack of understanding
of the requirement.
(c) The Government is concerned with the quality and
stability of the work force to be employed on this contract. Professional
compensation that is unrealistically low or not in reasonable relationship to
the various job categories, since it may impair the Contractor's ability to
attract and retain competent professional service employees, may be viewed as
evidence of failure to comprehend the complexity of the contract requirements.
(d) Failure to comply with these provisions may constitute
sufficient cause to justify rejection of a proposal.