Chlamydia Lab Testing





[ ] Request for Proposal, [ X ] Invitation for Bid. Proposals/Bids must be received by the Government no later than the local time on the Due Date stated in the table below. Potential offerors/bidders are asked to complete and submit a proposal/bid intent form . See Section L (Section C if SF 1449 is used) for proposal/bid instructions . ALL AMENDMENTS TO THIS SOLICITATION WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH GOVERNMENT HOMEPAGE AT http://www.doleta.gov/sga/rfp.cfm . IT IS THE OFFEROR'S RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK THIS SITE PERIODICALLY FOR OFFICIAL UPDATES/AMENDMENTS TO THE SOLICITATION.





Solicitation Number  IFB-DCS-00-27
Issue Date:  June 12, 2000
Due Date:  July 19, 2000
Time:  2:00 p.m.
Program Office:  OJC
Contracting Officer:  Keith A. Bond
Contract Point:
Phone:
Fax:
E-Mail:
 Chari A. Magruder
 202-219-8698 ext. 113
 202-219-8739
 cmagruder@doleta.gov
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PERTINENT SECTIONS OF SOLICITATION





Offerors are encouraged to read the entire Solicitation by scrolling downward. The Solicitation includes all pertinent sections imbedded in the document as well as the terms, conditions and instructions required for submitting a proposal.













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SOLICITATION, OFFER AND AWARD

1. THIS CONTRACT IS A RATED ORDER
    UNDER DPAS (15 CFR 700)
RATING
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2. CONTRACT NUMBER
 
 
 
3. SOLICITATION NUMBER
 
 
 IFB-DCS-00-27
4. TYPE OF SOLICITATION
 X
SEALED BID (IFB)
 
NEGOTIATED (RFP)
5. DATE ISSUED
 
 
 June 12, 2000
6. REQUISITION/PURCHASE NUMBER
 
 PAR 00-771
 cam
7. ISSUED BY    CODE
 
 U.S. Department of Labor, ETA/OGCM
 Division of Contract Services
 200 Constitution Avenue, NW
 Room C-4310
 Washington  DC  20210
8. ADDRESS OFFER TO (If other than Item 7)
 
 
 
 
     
NOTE:  In sealed bid solicitations "offer" and "offeror" mean "bid" and "bidder".
SOLICITATION
9.  Sealed offers in original and   3 copies for furnishing the supplies or services in the Schedule will be received at the place specified in Item 6, or if hand carried, in the depository located in   See Item No. 7 until   2:00 p.m. (Hour) local time   July 19, 2000 (Date) . 
CAUTION - LATE Submissions, and Withdrawals:  See Section L, Provision No. 52.214-7 or 52.215-1.  All Offers are subject to all terms and conditions contained in this solicitation. 
10. FOR INFORMATION CALL:
 
A. NAME
 
 Chari A. Magruder

B. TELEPHONE (NO COLLECT CALLS)

C. E-MAIL ADDRESS
 
  cmagruder@doleta.gov
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11. TABLE OF CONTENTS   See Attached Table of Contents

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PART I - THE SCHEDULE

PART II - CONTRACT CLAUSES

 A SOLICITATION/CONTRACT FORM   

I

 CONTRACT CLAUSES 
 B SUPPLIES OR SERVICES AND PRICES/COSTS  

PART III - LIST OF DOCUMENTS, EXHIBITS AND OTHER ATTACH.

 C DESCRIPTION/SPECS./WORK STATEMENT  

J

 LIST OF ATTACHMENTS 
 D PACKAGING AND MARKING PART IV - REPRESENTATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS
 E INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE   K REPRESENTATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER STATEMENTS OF OFFERORS 
 F DELIVERIES OR PERFORMANCE 
 G CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION DATA   L INSTR., CONDS., AND NOTICES TO OFFERORS 
 H SPECIAL CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS  M EVALUATION FACTORS FOR AWARD 
OFFER (Must be fully completed by offeror)
NOTE:  Item 12 does not apply if the solicitation includes the provisions at 52.214-16, Minimum bid Acceptance Period.
12.In compliance with the above, the undersigned agrees, if this offer is accepted within   calendar days (60 calendar days unless a different period is inserted by the offeror) from the date for receipt of offers specified above, to furnish any or all items upon which prices are offered at the price set opposite each item, delivered at the designated point(s), within the time specified in the schedule.
13. DISCOUNT FOR PROMPT PAYMENT
(See Section I, Clause no. 52.232-8)
10 CALENDAR DAYS (%)
 
20 CALENDAR DAYS (%)
 
30 CALENDAR DAYS (%)
 
CALENDAR DAYS (%)
 
14.ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF AMENDMENTS
(The offeror acknowledges receipt of amendments to the SOLICITATION for offerors and related documents numbered and dated:
AMENDMENT NO.DATEAMENDMENT NO.DATE
       
       
15A.NAME AND ADDRESS OF OFFEROR

CODE 

 

FACILITY 

 
 
 
 
 
     
16. NAME AND TITLE OF PERSON AUTHORIZED TO SIGN OFFER
(Type or print)
 
 

15B. TELEPHONE NUMBER

 
15C. CHECK IF REMITTANCE ADDRESS IS DIFFERENT FROM ABOVE - ENTER SUCH ADDRESS IN SCHEDULE
17. SIGNATURE
 
 
18. OFFER DATE
 
 
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AWARD (To be completed by Government)
19. ACCEPTED AS TO ITEMS NUMBERED
 
 
20. AMOUNT
 
 
21. ACCOUNTING AND APPROPRIATION
 
 
22. AUTHORITY FOR USING OTHER THAN FULL AND OPEN COMPETITION:
 
 
 10 U.S.C. 2304(a) (   )
 
 41 U.S.C. 252(c) (   )
23. SUBMIT INVOICES TO ADDRESS SHOWN IN
      (4 copies unless otherwise specified)
 
ITEM
 
 
24. ADMINISTERED BY (If other than Item 7)CODE
 
 
 
 
 
     
25. PAYMENT WILL BE MADE BYCODE
 
 
 
 
 
     
26. NAME OF CONTRACTING OFFICER (Type or print)
 
 
27. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

(Signature of Contracting Officer)

28. AWARD DATE
 
 
IMPORTANT - Award will be made on this Form, or on Standard Form 26, or by other authorized written notice.

STANDARD FORM 33   (REV. 9-97)  

Back to Table of Contents TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE SECTION B - SUPPLIES OR SERVICES AND PRICE/COSTS . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1 SECTION C - DESCRIPTION/SPECIFICATIONS/STATEMENT OF WORK . . . . . . . . C-1 C.1 PURPOSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-1 C.2 BACKGROUND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-1 C.3 SCOPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-4 C.4 TASKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-4 C.5 Laboratory Qualifications/Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . C-5 SECTION D - PACKAGING AND MARKING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-1 [For this Solicitation, there are NO clauses in this Section] . . . . D-1 SECTION E - INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-1 E.1 NOTICE LISTING CONTRACT CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE . . . E-1 52.246-4 INSPECTION OF SERVICES--FIXED-PRICE AUG 1996. . E-1 SECTION F - DELIVERIES OR PERFORMANCE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F-1 F.1 NOTICE LISTING CONTRACT CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE . . . F-1 52.247-34 F.O.B. DESTINATION NOV 1991. . F-1 52.247-48 F.O.B. DESTINATION--EVIDENCE OF SHIPMENT FEB 1999. . F-1 F.2 PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F-1 F.3 REPORTS/DELIVERABLES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F-1 SECTION G - CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION DATA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-1 G.1 IDENTITY AND AUTHORITY OF THE CONTRACTING OFFICER'S . . . . . . G-1 REPRESENTATIVE (GOVERNMENT AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE) G.2 IDENTITY AND AUTHORITY OF THE CONTRACTING OFFICER'S . . . . . . G-1 TECHNICAL REPRESENTATIVE G.3 INVOICE REQUIREMENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-2 G.4 METHOD OF PAYMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-3 G.5 PAYMENTS TO CONTRACTOR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-5 SECTION H - SPECIAL CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-1 H.1 KEY PERSONNEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-1 H.2 ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING SERVICES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-1 H.3 PRINTING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-2 H.4 CONTRACT NUMBER IDENTIFICATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-2 H.5 SUBMISSION OF CORRESPONDENCE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-2 H.6 OTHER CONTRACTORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-2 H.7 LAWS APPLICABLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-3 H.8 DISPOSITION OF MATERIAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-3 H.9 DISPOSITION OF MATERIAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-3 H.10 NONDISCRIMINATION AND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES. . . . . . H-3 H.11 DISCLOSURE OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . H-4 H.12 ELIMINATION OF SEXIST LANGUAGE AND ART WORK . . . . . . . . . . H-4 H.13 HAZARDOUS OCCUPATION ORDERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-5 H.14 PERFORMANCE STANDARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-5 H.15 OPTION TO EXTEND THE TERMS OF THE CONTRACT - SERVICE . . . . . . H-5 (FAR 17.208(g)) H.16 RELEASE OF INFORMATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-6 H.17 USE OF AND PAYMENT TO CONSULTANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-6 H.18 INDIRECT COSTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-7 PART II - CONTRACT CLAUSES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-1

Back to Table of Contents TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE SECTION I - CONTRACT CLAUSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-1 I.1 NOTICE LISTING CONTRACT CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE . . . I-1 52.202-1 DEFINITIONS OCT 1995. . I-1 52.203-3 GRATUITIES APR 1984. . I-1 52.203-5 COVENANT AGAINST CONTINGENT FEES APR 1984. . I-1 52.203-6 RESTRICTIONS ON SUBCONTRACTOR SALES TO JUL 1995. . I-1 THE GOVERNMENT 52.203-7 ANTI-KICKBACK PROCEDURES JUL 1995. . I-1 52.203-8 CANCELLATION, RESCISSION, AND RECOVERY JAN 1997. . I-1 OF FUNDS FOR ILLEGAL OR IMPROPER ACTIVITY 52.203-10 PRICE OR FEE ADJUSTMENT FOR ILLEGAL OR JAN 1997. . I-1 IMPROPER ACTIVITY 52.203-12 LIMITATION ON PAYMENTS TO INFLUENCE JUN 1997. . I-1 CERTAIN FEDERAL TRANSACTIONS 52.204-4 PRINTING/COPYING DOUBLE-SIDED ON JUN 1996. . I-1 RECYCLED PAPER 52.209-6 PROTECTING THE GOVERNMENT'S INTEREST JUL 1995. . I-1 WHEN SUBCONTRACTING WITH CONTRACTORS DEBARRED, SUSPENDED, OR PROPOSED FOR DEBARMENT 52.214-29 ORDER OF PRECEDENCE--SEALED BIDDING JAN 1986. . I-1 52.219-4 NOTICE OF PRICE EVALUATION PREFERENCE JAN 1999. . I-1 FOR HUBZONE SMALL BUSINESS CONCERNS (JAN 1999) 52.219-6 NOTICE OF TOTAL SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE JUL 1996. . I-1 52.219-8 UTILIZATION OF SMALL BUSINESS CONCERNS OCT 1999. . I-1 52.219-14 LIMITATIONS ON SUBCONTRACTING DEC 1996. . I-1 52.222-3 CONVICT LABOR AUG 1996. . I-1 52.222-26 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FEB 1999. . I-1 52.222-35 AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR DISABLED VETERANS APR 1998. . I-1 AND VETERANS OF THE VIETNAM ERA 52.222-36 AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR WORKERS WITH JUN 1998. . I-1 DISABILITIES 52.222-37 EMPLOYMENT REPORTS ON DISABLED VETERANS JAN 1999. . I-2 AND VETERANS OF THE VIETNAM ERA 52.223-2 CLEAN AIR AND WATER APR 1984. . I-2 52.223-6 DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE JAN 1997. . I-2 52.223-14 TOXIC CHEMICAL RELEASE REPORTING OCT 1996. . I-2 52.225-11 RESTRICTIONS ON CERTAIN FOREIGN AUG 1998. . I-2 PURCHASES 52.227-1 AUTHORIZATION AND CONSENT JUL 1995. . I-2 52.227-2 NOTICE AND ASSISTANCE REGARDING PATENT AUG 1996. . I-2 AND COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT 52.229-3 FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL TAXES JAN 1991. . I-2 52.229-5 TAXES--CONTRACTS PERFORMED IN U.S. APR 1984. . I-2 POSSESSIONS OR PUERTO RICO 52.232-1 PAYMENTS APR 1984. . I-2 52.232-8 DISCOUNTS FOR PROMPT PAYMENT MAY 1997. . I-2 52.232-11 EXTRAS APR 1984. . I-2 52.232-17 INTEREST JUN 1996. . I-2 52.232-23 ASSIGNMENT OF CLAIMS JAN 1986. . I-2 52.232-33 PAYMENT BY ELECTRONIC FUNDS--CENTRAL MAY 1999. . I-2 CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION

Back to Table of Contents TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE 52.233-1 DISPUTES DEC 1998. . I-2 52.233-3 PROTEST AFTER AWARD AUG 1996. . I-2 52.242-13 BANKRUPTCY JUL 1995. . I-2 52.243-1 CHANGES--FIXED PRICE AUG 1987. . I-2 ALTERNATE I (APR 1994) 52.244-2 SUBCONTRACTS AUG 1998. . I-2 52.244-6 SUBCONTRACTS FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS AND OCT 1998. . I-2 COMMERCIAL COMPONENTS 52.246-25 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY--SERVICES FEB 1997. . I-2 52.249-2 TERMINATION FOR CONVENIENCE OF THE SEP 1996. . I-2 GOVERNMENT (FIXED-PRICE) 52.249-8 DEFAULT (FIXED-PRICE SUPPLY AND SERVICE) APR 1984. . I-2 52.253-1 COMPUTER GENERATED FORMS JAN 1991. . I-2 I.2 52.217-8 OPTION TO EXTEND SERVICES (NOV 1999) . . . . . . . . I-2 I.3 52.217-9 OPTION TO EXTEND THE TERM OF THE CONTRACT . . . . . . I-2 (NOV 1999) I.4 52.232-25 PROMPT PAYMENT (JUN 1997) . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-3 I.5 52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) . . . . I-8 PART III - LIST OF DOCUMENTS, EXHIBITS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS . . . . . . J-1 SECTION J - LIST OF ATTACHMENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J-1 J.1 COST CONTRACTOR'S INVOICE, ETA 3100-1 (1 PAGE). . . . . . . . J-1 J.2 COST CONTRACTOR'S DETAILED STATEMENT OF COST, ETA 3-2 . . . . J-1 J.3 VETS-100 - FEDERAL CONTRACTOR VETERANS EMPLOYMENT REPORT,. . . J-1 J.4 LIST OF JOB CORPS CENTERS (Available in hard copy only). . . . J-1 PART IV - REPRESENTATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . K-1 SECTION K - REPRESENTATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS AND . . . . . . . . . . . . K-1 OTHER STATEMENTS OF OFFERORS K.1 NOTICE LISTING SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED . . . . . . K-1 BY REFERENCE 52.203-11 CERTIFICATION AND DISCLOSURE REGARDING APR 1991. . K-1 PAYMENTS TO INFLUENCE CERTAIN FEDERAL TRANSACTIONS K.2 52.203-2 CERTIFICATE OF INDEPENDENT PRICE. . . . . . . . . . . K-1 DETERMINATION (APR 1985) K.3 52.204-3 TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION (OCT 1998) . . . . . . . . . K-2 K.4 52.209-5 CERTIFICATION REGARDING DEBARMENT, SUSPENSION,. . . . K-4 PROPOSED DEBARMENT, AND OTHER RESPONSIBILITY MATTERS (MAR 1996) K.5 52.214-14 PLACE OF PERFORMANCE--SEALED BIDDING (APR 1985) . . K-5 K.6 52.219-1 SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM REPRESENTATIONS. . . . . . . . K-6 (MAY 1999) K.7 52.219-2 EQUAL LOW BIDS (OCT 1995). . . . . . . . . . . . . . K-7 K.8 52.222-22 PREVIOUS CONTRACTS AND COMPLIANCE REPORTS. . . . . . K-8 (FEB 1999) K.9 52.222-25 AFFIRMATIVE ACTION COMPLIANCE (APR 1984). . . . . . K-8 K.10 52.223-1 CLEAN AIR AND WATER CERTIFICATION (APR 1984) . . . . K-8 K.11 52.223-13 CERTIFICATION OF TOXIC CHEMICAL RELEASE. . . . . . . K-9 REPORTING (OCT 1996) K.12 SIGNATURE BLOCK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . K-10 SECTION L - INSTRUCTIONS, CONDITIONS, AND NOTICES TO OFFERORS. . . . . . L-1

Back to Table of Contents TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE L.1 NOTICE LISTING SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED . . . . . . L-1 BY REFERENCE 52.214-1 SOLICITATION DEFINITIONS--SEALED BIDDING JUL 1987. . L-1 52.214-3 AMENDMENTS TO INVITATIONS FOR BIDS DEC 1989. . L-1 52.214-4 FALSE STATEMENTS IN BIDS APR 1984. . L-1 52.214-5 SUBMISSION OF BIDS MAR 1997. . L-1 52.214-6 EXPLANATION TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS APR 1984. . L-1 52.214-7 LATE SUBMISSIONS, MODIFICATIONS, AND NOV 1999. . L-1 WITHDRAWALS OF BIDS 52.214-9 FAILURE TO SUBMIT BID JUL 1995. . L-1 52.214-10 CONTRACT AWARD--SEALED BIDDING JUL 1990. . L-1 52.214-12 PREPARATION OF BIDS APR 1984. . L-1 52.214-34 SUBMISSION OF OFFERS IN THE ENGLISH APR 1991. . L-1 LANGUAGE 52.214-35 SUBMISSION OF OFFERS IN U.S. CURRENCY APR 1991. . L-1 L.2 52.204-6 DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBER . . . . L-1 (JUN 1999) L.3 52.216-1 TYPE OF CONTRACT (APR 1984). . . . . . . . . . . . . L-2 L.4 52.233-2 SERVICE OF PROTEST (AUG 1996). . . . . . . . . . . . L-2 L.5 52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY . . . . . . . L-3 REFERENCE (FEB 1998) L.6 52.214-5 SUBMISSION OF BIDS (MAR 1997). . . . . . . . . . . . L-3 L.7 52.214-34 SUBMISSION OF OFFERS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (APR . L-4 L.8 52.214-35 SUBMISSION OF OFFERS IN U.S. CURRENCY (APR 1991). . L-4 L.9 52.214-12 PREPARATION OF BIDS (APR 1984) . . . . . . . . . . L-4 L.10 52.214-1 SOLICITATION DEFINITIONS--SEALED BIDDING (JUL 1987). L-5 L.11 52.214-14 PLACE OF PERFORMANCE--SEALED BIDDING (APR 1985) . . L-5 L.12 52.214-15 PERIOD FOR ACCEPTANCE OF BIDS (APR 1984). . . . . . L-5 L.13 52.214-23 LATE SUBMISSIONS, MODIFICATIONS, REVISIONS,. . . . . L-5 AND WITHDRAWALS OF TECHNICAL PROPOSALS UNDER TWO-STEP SEALED BIDDING (NOV 1999) L.14 52.214-3 AMENDMENTS TO INVITATIONS FOR BIDS (DEC 1989). . . . L-7 L.15 52.214-4 FALSE STATEMENTS IN BIDS (APR 1984). . . . . . . . . L-7 L.16 52.214-6 EXPLANATION TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS (APR 1984). . . . L-7 L.17 52.214-7 LATE SUBMISSIONS, MODIFICATIONS, AND WITHDRAWALS. . . L-7 OF BIDS (NOV 1999) L.18 52.214-9 FAILURE TO SUBMIT BID (JUL 1995) . . . . . . . . . . L-8 L.19 REQUEST FOR CLARIFICATION (RFC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L-9 SECTION M - EVALUATION FACTORS FOR AWARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M-1 M.1 NOTICE LISTING SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED . . . . . . M-1 BY REFERENCE 52.232-15 PROGRESS PAYMENTS NOT INCLUDED APR 1984. . M-1 M.2 52.214-10 CONTRACT AWARD--SEALED BIDDING (JUL 1990) . . . . . M-1

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section B PART I - THE SCHEDULE SECTION B - SUPPLIES OR SERVICES AND PRICE/COSTS SERVICES ORDERED Title: "Chlamydia Lab Testing" The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (DOL/ETA) is soliciting bids for the testing and identification of Job Corps students who may have genital infections due to chlamydia. Tasks to be accomplished by the contractor shall include: 1. Receiving from all Job Corps centers endocervical specimens from all entering female students and urine specimens from asymptomatic male students who have screened positive for leukocyte esterase (LE) on entry. Asymptomatic males will be screened at the center with the LE dipstick on the first voided 10cc of urine; 2. Receiving from all Job Corps centers endocervical or urine specimens from female students and urine specimens from male student as ordered by the center physician for evaluation of symptoms, positive LE screen or test-of-cure. 3. Analyze the specimens and specify which test will be used; 4. Reporting individual test results to the person at each center responsible for submitting the specimens, and reporting Job Corps wide results periodically to the National Nursing Director, Job Corps; and 5. Assuming responsibility for quality control of laboratory procedures. The contractor must be currently certified or licensed by one or more of the states and the District of Columbia, New York State and California to perform these analyses. BASIC REQUIREMENT BASE YEAR Firm-fixed price for each laboratory test: Chlamydia (CL) screening for females - enrollees 25,000 B-1

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section B CL testing symptomatic males or females - enrollees 7,000 OPTION YEAR ONE (1) Firm-fixed price for each laboratory test: Chlamydia (CL) screening for females - enrollees 25,000 CL testing symptomatic males or females - enrollees 7,000 OPTION YEAR TWO (2) Firm-fixed price for each laboratory test: Chlamydia (CL) screening for females - enrollees 25,000 CL testing symptomatic males or females - enrollees 7,000 Solicitation No. is IFB-DCS-00-27. Period of Performance is 12 months from the date of contract execution by the government plus two 1-year options to extend at the discretion of the government. This solicitation is a 100% Small Business Set-Aside. The Standard Industrialized Code is 8071, with a $5 million size standard. A firm-fixed price type contract is contemplated for this requirement. The bid opening date will be July 19, 2000, at 2:00 p.m. local time. The incumbent contractor under this solicitation is Center for Disease Detection/TMMI, LLC, of Wayne, Pennsylvania, under Contract Number E-6303-7-00-82-30. The contract was awarded on July 10, 1997, in the amount of $246,300. The total amount awarded under this contract was $757,800, inclusive of options. REQUESTS FOR CLARIFICATION (RFC) MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 5:00 PM LOCAL TIME JUNE 21, 2000. Only electronic submission of requests will be accepted. They shall be submitted to Ms. Chari A. Magruder at http://www.cmagruder@doleta.gov. Should any RFC be received after the date stated above, the Government reserves the right not to provide an answer. If, however, the Government determines that the RFC raises an issue of significant importance, the government will respond electronically. The Government will not provide any information concerning requests for clarifications in response to telephone calls from offerors. All requests will be answered electronically and will be available to all B-2

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section B offerors at the DOLETA Internet site (HTTP://WWW.DOLETA.GOV). B-3 IFB-DCS-00-27 Section C SECTION C - DESCRIPTION/SPECIFICATIONS/STATEMENT OF WORK C.1 PURPOSE Recent studies indicate that at Job Corps centers female genital infections due to Chlamydia (CL) are about nine times more frequent that those due to Gonococci (GC). National studies outside Job Corps have likewise shown this greater prevalence. The laboratory testing for CL is necessary to assist the center physician in differential diagnosis and treatment planning for individual enrollees. C.2 BACKGROUND 1. General Job Corps is a major employment and training program designed to address the barriers to employment faced by low income, at-risk young people throughout the United States. The Job Corps program was established by the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. Authorization was continued under Title IV-B of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act of 1978 (CETA), then superseded by Title IV-B of the Job Training Partnership Act of 1982 (JTPA) as amended by the Job Training Reform Amendments of 1992. Current authorization for Job Corps is title I-C of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. The program is nationally administered through the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Office of Job Corps, in Washington, DC, and nine Regional Offices. Job Corps is designed to assist young people who both need and can benefit from the array of services provided in Job Corps centers. The program is targeted to 16 to 24 year old youth who face multiple barriers to employment. Job Corps provides a comprehensive mix of services to address these barriers including basic education, occupational exploration, vocational training, work-based learning, social and employability skills training, health care, counseling, and related services, recreation and post program placement support. The aim of the program is to help youth become responsible adults, and to prepare them to obtain employment, or to return to school or further training. Major corporations and nonprofit organizations manage and operate 90 of the 118 Job Corps centers under competitively awarded contracts with the Department of Labor. The Departments of Agriculture and Interior operate 28 Job Corps centers, called civilian conservation centers, on public lands throughout the country under Interagency agreements with the Department of Labor. It is the residential aspect of Job Corps C-1

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section C that distinguishes it from other employment and training programs and enables Job Corps to provide a comprehensive array of services in one setting 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Approximately 90% of students are residential; the remainder commute to the center daily to attend classes. Enrollment in Job Corps is voluntary. In general, Job Corps students are healthy. Examples of the most common health deficiencies are dental problems, poor vision, anemia, obesity, unintended pregnancy, and mental/emotional problems including drug and alcohol abuse. About 1% of the initial applicants are not accepted for enrollment in the Job Corps program through the applicant screening process due to health problems in accordance with Job Corps policy and guidelines. Approximately 3,500 students are dismissed from the program each year due to physical and/or mental health problems. The primary objective of the Job Corps health and wellness program is to increase each student's employability by establishment and maintaining the student at a satisfactory health level. This is accomplished through provision or coordination of health care and through preventive health education to instill good health and wellness habits and prevent avoidable illness, injury, and death. Oversight of the Job Corps health and wellness program is provided by Job Corps National Office health support staff. No Federal health staff are located in Job Corps Regional Offices. The Job Corps National Office provides oversight and policy direction for the Job Corps health and wellness program and is responsible for formulating health policy and procedures and for planning, developing, monitoring, and assessing center health and wellness programs. 2. Center Medical and Dental Services Organizations and agencies that operate Job Corps centers (referred to as center operators) are responsible for the management, coordination and/or provision of services at the centers, including their health and wellness programs, in accordance with requirements and guidelines issued by the Job Corps National Office. Basic health services are currently provided to students of each center through a health and wellness program that coordinates medical, dental, and mental health care. Emergency health care is available to students at all times. Detailed written standing orders direct professional and nonprofessional personnel in routine, urgent, and emergency procedures. Under current policy and guidelines, every student receives a cursory medical and dental inspection for obvious signs of disease within 48 hours of arrival at a Job Corps and medical laboratory tests followed by a definitive medical examination within 14 days of entry by the center physician. Students currently receive a complete examination by the center dentist between the 45th and 75th day after entry. All students receive immunizations in accordance with Job Corps requirements and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations. Medical problems are identified and treated on an outpatient basis with specialty referrals and hospitalization as necessary. 3. Center Mental Health Services C-2

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section C The mental health program emphasizes prevention of mental and emotional illness. Each center's mental health professional conducts staff training; provides consultation to center staff, including administrators, counselors, and residential advisors on general mental health issues; and assists in planning of a psychologically sound environment for both students and staff. Consultation is also provided in specific problem areas such as alcohol and other drugs of abuse and disruptive sexual behavior. Student counseling, evaluation, and short-term treatment services are provided as necessary. 4. Health Education Program (HEP) A 36-hour health education program is provided for all students. The training deals with subjects of wellness, nutrition, dental health, obtaining health care, sexuality, safety, emotional, and social well being, HIV/AIDS, and alcohol and other drugs of abuse. Instruction is provided by a member of the center education staff, but center nurses and other health personnel often instruct in their subject area. 5. Medical Separation Students who require long-term treatment and rehabilitation are referred to agencies and facilities providing those services, and are medically separated from the program. Those who may be expected to return within 180 days are given a medical separation with reinstatement rights. 6. Laboratory Services During the cursory medical inspection or the medical examination, blood specimens are drawn by the nurse for hemoglobin or hematocrit determination, and for syphilis serology. These analyses may be done on center or by an outside lab. The same or additional specimens may be taken for sickle cell trait or anemia, glucose, cholesterol, etc. for analysis at an outside laboratory as ordered by the center physician. A specimen to be analyzed for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody is taken on all entering students during the cursory inspection and is submitted to the nationally contracted laboratory for analysis. A dip-stick type screening or urine is done for sugar and albumin and additional tests are done in case of positive findings. Entering females have an immuno-chemical pregnancy test, a Pap Smear, and a test for gonococci. In addition, on the request of the center physician, specimens may be submitted at any time for any student as an aid to differential diagnosis, observation, or treatment. C-3

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section C C.3 SCOPE The contractor (laboratory, lab) shall assist the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (DOL) in the identification of Job Corps students who may have genital infections due to chlamydia. The successful bidder must have a CLIA license for interstate testing, as well as a license from the state in which it is located, if required by that state. However, if testing is done in New York State, Washington, D.C., or California, according to these state regulations, the successful bidder must qualify for or have a New York State, Washington, D.C., and California license. The tasks to be accomplished by the contractor include: 1. Receiving from all Job Corps centers endocervical specimens from all entering female students (approximately 25,000) and urine specimens on asymptomatic male students who have screened positive for leukocyte esterase (LE) on entry (approximately 3,900). Asymptomatic males will be screened at the center with the LE dipstick on the first voided 10cc of urine; 2. Receiving from all Job Corps centers endocervical or urine specimens from female and urine specimens from male students (approximately 2,900) as ordered by the center physician for evaluation of symptoms, positive LE screen or test-of-cure. 3. Analyses of the specimens. Specify which test will be used and the cost in the "Basic Requirement Section"; 4. Reporting individual test results to the person at each center responsible for submitting the specimens, and reporting Job Corps wide results periodically to the National Health Office, Job Corps; and 5. Assuming responsibility for quality control of laboratory procedures. C.4 TASKS 1. Supplies and Equipment: The contractor shall provide to each center, within 30 days of contract award, sterile swab test packets, and all equipment/supplies needed for collection and preparation of specimens, and labels, envelopes, mailing packages and needed for transmission of specimens from center to lab. Supplies and equipment will be resupplied as necessary to ensure center inventory is not depleted. 2. Collection: The contractor shall collect specimens from each center on a weekly basis as scheduled by lab and center for overnight shipment to the lab at the contractor's expense. 3. Labeling: All specimens submitted by centers to the lab and reported back will be labeled by name and other identification in a C-4

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section C manner devised by the lab and NHS. The laboratory order form completed by the center will show center name and number, name of student with age, sex, race, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic, and taken for entrance exam or afterwards. 4. Analysis and Reporting of Test Results: The contractor shall process specimens within 24 hours of receipt. Contractor shall report by overnight mail or confidential, dedicated FAX to the center health person responsible for submitting the specimen, any positive or negative test results within 24 hours of receipt. All results will be reported by the lab on a individual slip to be inserted in the students' health record. In addition, the contractor shall submit a monthly report to the National Health Staff stating the name of centers submitting specimens, the number of specimens receive from each center by region, the number of positive tests, and a summary for all centers factored by the data entered on the order form described in 3 above. The report will summarize any problems encountered in collection, confidentiality, analysis of specimens, reporting results to centers, etc. In addition, there will be a cumulative semi-annually statistical report in format as agreed to by NHS and the contractor. C.5 Laboratory Qualifications/Requirements The contractor/laboratory must meet or exceed the following requirements: 1. Personnel: Technicians, Technologists, Supervisors, and Directors of the Laboratory must be licensed by the state in which the tests are performed, or in the absence of state licensure requirements are certified by a national certifying registry such as the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP). Personnel are required to participate in continuing education programs in addition to licensure. 2. Laboratory: The lab must have a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) license for testing of interstate samples for Chlamydia. It shall be licensed in the state, and is licensed or can qualify for a license in New York State, Washington, D.C. and California. The laboratory shall be enrolled in a nationally recognized proficiency testing program such as College of American Pathologists (CAP) and can provide evidence of satisfactory performance. The laboratory shall have an internal quality control program to assure consistent performance. 3. Additional Service Requirements: a. Laboratory shall have a dedicated data processing system of providing individual results as well as statistical and demographic analysis and reports. b. Contractor will provide a dedicated administrator and alternate to communicate with centers, orally, and in writing. c. Samples will be transported by contractor through C-5

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section C an arrangement to assure they are at contractors' laboratory (ies) within 24 hours of pickup from continental US centers and 48 hours outside continental US. d. Contractor shall provide educational services in the form of lectures or presentations in conjunction with three Job Corps meetings, in addition to technical assistance on site as needed by up to four centers. Visits will be made up to four centers which have problems such as in specimen collection or packaging, delayed pick up or reporting by laboratory, etc. Centers will be selected by the Government Authorized Representative, so the locations are not known in advance. Visits are half day to one day plus travel time. C-6 IFB-DCS-00-27 Section D SECTION D - PACKAGING AND MARKING [For this Solicitation, there are NO clauses in this Section] D-1 IFB-DCS-00-27 Section E SECTION E - INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE E.1 NOTICE LISTING CONTRACT CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE The following contract clauses pertinent to this section are hereby incorporated by reference (by Citation Number, Title, and Date) in accordance with the clause at FAR "52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE" in Section I of this contract. See FAR 52.252-2 for an internet address (if specified) for electronic access to the full text of a clause. NUMBER TITLE DATE 52.246-4 INSPECTION OF SERVICES--FIXED-PRICE AUG 1996 E-1 IFB-DCS-00-27 Section F SECTION F - DELIVERIES OR PERFORMANCE F.1 NOTICE LISTING CONTRACT CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE The following contract clauses pertinent to this section are hereby incorporated by reference (by Citation Number, Title, and Date) in accordance with the clause at FAR "52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE" in Section I of this contract. See FAR 52.252-2 for an internet address (if specified) for electronic access to the full text of a clause. NUMBER TITLE DATE 52.247-34 F.O.B. DESTINATION NOV 1991 52.247-48 F.O.B. DESTINATION--EVIDENCE OF SHIPMENT FEB 1999 F.2 PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE The period of performance shall be twelve (12) months from the date of contract execution, plus two 1-year options to extend at the discretion of the Government. F.3 REPORTS/DELIVERABLES The contractor shall be responsible for submission of reports and deliverables as described in Section C of the solicitation. F-1 IFB-DCS-00-27 Section G SECTION G - CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION DATA G.1 IDENTITY AND AUTHORITY OF THE CONTRACTING OFFICER'S REPRESENTATIVE (GOVERNMENT AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE) (A) The authorized representative of the Contracting Officer is TBD whose authority to act on behalf of the Contracting Officer is limited to the extent set forth in (B) below. Under no circumstances is the Government Authorized Representative (GAR) authorized to sign any contractual documents or approve any alteration to the contract involving a change in the scope, price, terms or conditions of the contract or order. (B) The Government Authorized Representative is authorized to: (1) Monitor and inspect Contractor's performance to ensure compliance of the scope of work. (2) Make determinations relative to satisfactory or unsatisfactory performance, including acceptance of all work performed and/or all products produced under the terms of the contract. (3) Review and approve invoices. (4) Review and approve Contractor's project staff as may be called for on the contract. (5) Recommend program changes to the Contracting Officer as a result of monitoring or as may be requested by the Contractor. (6) Review, coordinate changes or corrections, if any, and accept all reports (including any final reports) required under the contract. G.2 IDENTITY AND AUTHORITY OF THE CONTRACTING OFFICER'S TECHNICAL REPRESENTATIVE A. The authorized representative of the Contracting Officer is TBD, whose authority to act on behalf of the Contracting Officer is limited to the extent set forth in (B) below. Under no circumstances is the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative authorized to sign any contractual documents or approve any alteration to the contract involving a change in the scope, price, terms or conditions of the contract or order. B. The Contracting Officer's Representative is authorized to: (1) Monitor and inspect Contractor's performance to G-1

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section G ensure compliance of the scope of work. (2) Make determinations relative to satisfactory or unsatisfactory performance, including acceptance of all work performed and/or all products produced under the terms of the contract. (3) Review and approve invoices. (4) Review and approve Contractor's project staff as may be called for on the contract. (5) Recommend program changes to the Contracting Officer as a result of monitoring or as may be requested by the Contractor. (6) Review, coordinate changes or corrections,if any, and accept all reports (including any final reports) required or under contract. The Contracting Officer's Representative IS NOT authorized to make any changes that effect the performance schedule, Scope of Work or monetary value of the contract. All such changes must be authorized in writing by the Contracting Officer PRIOR to the start of any such work. G.3 INVOICE REQUIREMENTS Contractor will prepare and submit proper invoices (as defined in C below) in accordance with the criteria outlined below. (Also, see Clause 52.232-8 "Discount for Prompt Payment", contained in Section I of the contract.): A. (1) If the contract is a cost-reimbursement type contract, the contractor will submit three (3) ink- signed copies of the invoice, Cost Contractor's Invoice, (ETA 3100-1), together with a detailed report of expenditures, Cost Contractor's Detailed Statement of Costs (ETA 3-2), to the Government Authorized Representative (GAR), U.S. Department of Labor, not more frequently than monthly, unless otherwise so authorized in the contract. (2) If the contract is a fixed-price type contract, the contractor may submit SF-1034, Public Voucher, or the equivalent thereto; i.e., contractor's own invoice, in lieu of the forms described in A(l) above. (3) Invoices should be submitted to the individual listed below: TBD U.S. Department of Labor, ETA 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room TBD Washington, D.C. 20210 G-2

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section G B. The Detailed Report of Expenditures (ETA 3-2) submitted with the Invoice (ETA 3100-1) must include the same budget line items or cost categories as appears in the contract, including any modifications thereto. C. To constitute a proper invoice, the invoice, must include the following information and/or attached documentation: (1) Name and address of the Contractor; (2) Invoice date; (3) Contract number or other authorization for supplies delivered or services performed (including order number and contract line item number). (4) Description, quantity, unit of measure, unit price, and extended price of supplies delivered or services performed. (5) Shipping and payment terms (e.g., shipment number and date of shipment, prompt payment discount terms. Bill of lading number and weight of shipment will be shown for shipments on Government bills of lading. (6) Name and address of Contractor official to whom payment is to be sent (must be the same as that in the contract or in a proper notice of assignment). (7) Name (where practicable), title, telephone number and mailing address of person to be notified in event of a defective invoice. (8) Any other information or documentation required by other requirements of the contract. In addition to the above, invoices should be numbered consecutively. All final invoices shall be clearly marked Final Invoice. G.4 METHOD OF PAYMENT A. Payments under this contract will be made either by check or electronic funds transfer (through the Treasury Fedline Communications System (FEDLINE) or the Automated Clearing House (ACH)), at the option of the Government. After award, but no later than 14 days before an invoice or contract financing request is submitted, the Contractor shall designate a financial institution for receipt of electronic funds transfer payments. The contractor shall submit this designation to the Contracting Officer or other Government official as directed. B. For payments through FEDLINE, the Contractor shall provide the following information: G-3

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section G (1) Name, address, and telegraphic abbreviation of the financial institution receiving payment. (2) The American Bankers Association 9-digit identifying number of the financing institution receiving payment if the institution has access to the Federal Reserve Communications System. (3) Payee's account number at the financial institution where funds are to be transferred. (4) If the financial institution does not have access to the Federal Reserve Communications System, provide the name, address, and telegraphic abbreviation of the correspondent financial institution through which the financial institution receiving payment obtains electronic funds transfer messages. Provide the telegraphic abbreviation and American Bankers Association identifying number for the correspondent institution. C. For payments through ACH, the Contractor shall provide the following information: (1) Routing transit number of the financial institution receiving payment (same as American Bankers Association identifying number used for FEDLINE). (2) Number of account to which funds are to be deposited. (3) Type of depositor account ("C" for checking, "S" for savings). (4) If the Contractor is a new enrollee to the ACH system, a "Payment Information Form," SF 3881, must be completed before payment can be processed. D. In the event the Contractor, during the performance of this contract, elects to designate a different financial institution for the receipt of any payment made using electronic funds transfer procedures, notification of such change and the required information specified above must be received by the appropriate Government official 30 days prior to the date such change is to become effective. E. The documents furnishing the information required in paragraphs B and C above must be dated and contain the signature, title, and telephone number of the Contractor official authorized to provide it, as well as the Contractor's name and contract number. F. Contractor failure to properly designate a financial institution or to provide appropriate payee bank account information may delay payments of amounts otherwise properly due. G. The Contractor shall forward the information required above to: U.S. Department of Labor, ETA G-4

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section G Division of Accounting, Room N-4700 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20210 G.5 PAYMENTS TO CONTRACTOR Before the first progress payment under this contract becomes due, the Contractor shall prepare a breakdown of the contract price that is acceptable to the Contracting Officer. The values in the breakdown will be used for determining progress payments. Preparatory work done (including shop drawings) will be taken into consideration in preparing estimates upon which progress payments are based. Unless otherwise provided in the specifications, materials delivered that will be incorporated into the structure will be taken into consideration in computing progress payments, provided the material is delivered on the site, or is delivered to the Contractor and properly stored by the Contractor in a warehouse, storage yard, or similar suitable place as may be approved by the Contracting Officer. Before each such payment is made for delivered material stored on the site, the Contractor shall furnish to the Contracting Officer such evidence as may be required as proof of the quantity and value of such materials. Before each payment is made for delivered materials stored on or off site, the Contractor shall furnish the Contracting Officer properly executed bills of sale for the delivered material upon which payment is being made. The Contractor shall remain responsible for such stored materials. Estimates on which progress payments are based shall include the value (as determined by the Contracting Officer) of satisfactory in place work performed pursuant to a change order as to which final agreement on the equitable price adjustment has not been reached, provided, however, that (except in an unusual case where unilateral determination cannot be made, as provided in the Equitable Adjustment Clause) no further progress payments shall be made under the provision of this paragraph after work is 50% completed as determined by the Contracting Officer. The Contractor shall not be deemed to have the right to receive payment due or to become due under this contract unless and until the Contractor's surety has made payment in settlement of claims by suppliers of labor or material in accordance with the requirements of the surety's undertaking under the payment or performance bond and has so notified the Contracting Officer of the claims and amounts so paid. G-5 IFB-DCS-00-27 Section H SECTION H - SPECIAL CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS H.1 KEY PERSONNEL The personnel specified below or in attachment to this contract are considered to be essential to the work being performed hereunder. Prior to diverting any of the specified individuals to other programs, the Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer reasonably in advance and shall submit justification (including proposed substitutions) in sufficient detail to permit evaluation of the impact on the program. No diversion shall be made by the Contractor without the written consent of the Contracting Officer; Provided, that the Contracting Officer may ratify in writing such diversion and such ratification shall constitute the consent of the Contracting Officer required by this clause. The below list or attachment to this contract may be amended from time to time during the course of the contract to either add or delete personnel, as appropriate. For the purpose of this contract, the key personnel positions are identified below as: - - - - - - H.2 ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING SERVICES (a) Accounting The contractor may procure and utilize such accounting services as are required to establish and maintain an accounting system which reflect accurate, current and complete financial transactions and which meet the standards of the Comptroller General of the United States and the Department of Labor. (b) Auditing The contractor shall audit or have audited subcontractor financial records as may be required to determine, at a minimum, the fiscal integrity of financial transactions and compliance with laws, regulations and administrative requirements. The U.S. Department of Labor shall be responsible for scheduling H-1

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section H all audits of the prime contractor's books, documents, papers and records. The Department will use its own audit resources or shall use certified or public accountants under contract or auditors from another Federal agency. Cost of Accounting Services and Audit of subcontractors as described herein are allowable cost under this contract. Costs for audits for which the U.S. Department of Labor is responsible are unallowable. H.3 PRINTING Unless otherwise specified in this contract, the contractor shall not engage in, nor subcontract for, any printing (as that term is defined in Title 1 of the Government Printing and Binding Regulations in effect on the effective date of this contract) in connection with the performance of work under this contract: provided, however, that performance of a requirement under this contract involving the reproduction of less than 5,000 production units of any one page or less than 25,000 production units in the aggregate of multiple pages, will not be deemed to be printing. A production unit is defined as one sheet, size 8 by 11 inches, one side only, one color. H.4 CONTRACT NUMBER IDENTIFICATION The Contractor agrees to utilize the number of this contract on all correspondence, communications, reports, vouchers and such other data concerning this contract or delivered hereunder. H.5 SUBMISSION OF CORRESPONDENCE All correspondence relating to contractual aspects shall be directed to the Division of Acquisition and Assistance, Attention: Division Chief. H.6 OTHER CONTRACTORS The Government may undertake or award other contracts for the same, essentially similar, or related work, and the Contractor shall fully cooperate with such other contractors and Government employees. The Contractor shall not commit or permit any act which will interfere with the performance of work by any other contractor or by Government employees. The foregoing paragraph shall be included in the contracts of all Contractors with whom this Contractor will be required to cooperate. The Government shall equitably enforce this clause as to all contractors, to prevent the imposition of unreasonable burdens on any contractor. H-2

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section H H.7 LAWS APPLICABLE The contractor will perform its duties in accordance with the applicable Act, and the regulations, procedures and standards promulgated thereunder. The Contractor will comply with all applicable Federal and State and Local laws, rules, and regulations which deal with or relate to the employment of persons who perform work or are trained under contract. This contract in no way relieves the Contractor of responsibility for compliance with the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended. H.8 DISPOSITION OF MATERIAL Upon termination or completion of all work under this contract, the Contractor shall prepare for shipment, deliver F0B destination, or dispose of all materials received from the Government and all residual materials produced in connection with the performance of this contract as may be directed by Contracting Officer, or as specified in other provisions of this contract. All materials produced or required to be delivered under this contract become and remain the property of the Government. H.9 DISPOSITION OF MATERIAL Upon termination or completion of all work under this contract, the Contractor shall prepare for shipment, deliver F0B destination, or dispose of all materials received from the Government and all residual materials produced in connection with the performance of this contract as may be directed by Contracting Officer, or as specified in other provisions of this contract. All materials produced or required to be delivered under this contract become and remain the property of the Government. H.10 NONDISCRIMINATION AND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES (a) No person shall on the ground of race, religion, color, handicap, national origin, sex, age, political affiliation, or beliefs be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity funded or otherwise financially assisted, in whole or in part with funds made available hereunder. (b) In addition, this contract and any subcontract hereunder is subjected to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 252) and the Regulations issued thereunder and found at 29 CFR 31. The Contractor agrees that any service, financial aid, or other benefit to be provided by it under this contract shall be furnished without discrimination because of race, color, sex, or national origin; and that his employment practices shall be subject to the same restrictions to ensure nondiscriminatory treatment of beneficiaries of assistance under the Act. H-3

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section H H.11 DISCLOSURE OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION The Contractor agrees to maintain the confidentiality of any information regarding applicants, project participants or their immediate families which may be obtained through application forms, interviews, test reports from public agencies or counselors, or any other source. Without the permission of the applicant or participant, such information shall be divulged only as necessary for purposes related to the performance or evaluation of the contract and to persons having responsibilities under the contract, including those furnishing services to the projects under subcontracts. H.12 ELIMINATION OF SEXIST LANGUAGE AND ART WORK All written materials issued by the Contractor or grantee shall conform to the following guidelines for eliminating sexist language and art work: (a) Avoid the use of sex reference in job titles. Titles should conform to the Census Bureau's occupational classification system and the most recently published edition of the Dictionary of Occupational Titles. -- Longshore workers instead of longshoremen. (b) Avoid the use of male and female gender word forms. -- Aviator to include men and women pilots, not aviatrix. (c) Include both sexes by using terms that refer to people as a whole. -- Human beings or people instead of mankind. (d) Avoid the use of masculine and feminine pronouns or adjectives in referring to a hypothetical person or people in general. Change sentences such as: The average American worker spends 2 years of his life in the workforce. -- By rewording to eliminate unnecessary gender pronouns and adjectives. (The average American worker spends 20 years in the workforce.) -- By recasting into the plural. (Most Americans spend 20 years of their lives in the workforce.) -- By replacing the masculine or feminine pronoun or adjective with "one", "you", "he or she", "her or him", or his or her". (An average American spends 20 years of his or her life in the workforce.) (e) Refer to both men and women in such generic terms as economist, doctor, or lawyer. Identify sex through the use of H-4

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section H pronouns. -- The lawyer made her final summation. (f) Avoid the use of stereotyped terms or expressions such as "man-sized" job. -- Employee-years and employee-hours (or staff-hours) instead of man-years and man-hours. (g) The use of art work in publications should conform to the following guidelines: (i) Strive to use racially and sexually balanced designs. (ii) Depict both men and women in art work on general subject matters. (iii) Show men and women in a variety of roles in photographs, illustrations, and drawings. -- Show women and men as managers and skilled laborers. H.13 HAZARDOUS OCCUPATION ORDERS The Contractor shall comply with the Hazardous Occupation Orders issued pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act and set forth at 20 CFR 570.50 et seq. with respect to the employment of youths under 18 years of age and the Child Labor Standards of 29 CFR 570.31 et seq. with respect to the employment of youths aged 14 and 15. H.14 PERFORMANCE STANDARDS The composition, workmanship, printing or reproduction and substantive content of all reports, evaluations, charts, tables, graphs, and other data to be furnished under this contract shall strictly conform to the generally accepted quality standards of the Contractor's profession and shall be suitable for dissemination and use without revision, to DOL, other Government agencies and the general public. Reports shall include a complete disclosure of all data relevant to the work performed, the techniques developed, the investigations made, and shall be relevant to the materials studies and methods and processes employed. H.15 OPTION TO EXTEND THE TERMS OF THE CONTRACT - SERVICE (FAR 17.208(g)) 1. The Government may extend the terms of this contract by written notice to the Contractor at least 60 calendar days before the contract expires. This notice does not commit the Government to an extension. H-5

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section H 2. If the Government exercises this option, the extended contract shall be considered to include this option provision. 3. The initial period of this contract may be extended by one year, at estimated costs and indirect costs as follows: Option Year Estimated Cost Indirect Cost Total Estimated Cost The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options under this clause, shall not exceed 0 years. 4. Estimated costs, including any indirect costs, for the options years shall be determined at the time of contract execution. Any anticipated deviations from total preestimated option year costs must be presented to the Contracting Officer in writing, with an explanation and justification of the anticipated deviation(s), 10 calendar days after receipt of notice by the contractor of the Government 's intention to exercise the option to extend the term of the contract. No deviations from the total pre-established option years estimated costs shall be permitted without the written consent of the Contracting Officer. Deviations which would increase the total pre-established option year estimated costs by more than 10 percent shall not be permitted under any circumstances. H.16 RELEASE OF INFORMATION The contractor shall not at any time disseminate any information concerning the specific projects hereunder without prior approval of the Government. H.17 USE OF AND PAYMENT TO CONSULTANTS (a) Consultant(s) hired to perform under this contract may be compensated at a rate for time actually worked (e.g., amount per day, per week, per month, etc.), or at a fixed price for performance of a specific task, or at nominal compensation in accordance with Contractor's policies. However, for the use and payment to consultant(s) prior written approval must be obtained from the Contracting Officer. (b) The amount or rate of payment will be determined on a case-by- case basis, taking into account (among any other relevant factors) the relative importance of the duties to be performed, the stature of the individual in his specialized field, comparable pay for positions under the Classification Act or other Federal pay systems, rates paid by private employers and rates previously paid H-6

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section H other experts or consultants for similar work. (c) The contractor shall maintain a written report for the files on the results on all consultations charged to the contract. This report must include, as a minimum: (1) the consultant's name, dates, hours and amounts charged to the contract; (2) the names of the contractor's staff to whom the services are provided; and (3) the results of the subject matter of the consultation. H.18 INDIRECT COSTS In order to avoid major audit problems, disallowed costs, and to receive timely reimbursement of indirect costs, contractors should take those necessary steps to comply with this clause as well as the critical timeframes for submission of indirect cost proposals. You are governed by one of the categories of cost principles listed below. Please comply with your cost principles as appropriate to your organization. (1) Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subparts 31 and 42 apply to private-for-profit contractors. (2) OMB Circular A-87 applies to state and local governments and Federally-recognized Indian Tribes. States receiving JTPA formula-allocated funds can elect to waive A-87 coverage. (3) OMB Circulars A-21, A-88 and FAR 42.705-3 apply to educational institutions. (4) OMB Circular A-122 applies to nonprofit institutions excluding those addressed in the preceding as well as hospitals. The total amount of contract funds will not be increased to reimburse organizations for higher indirect cost rates than those rates identified in this clause. Also, the contractor must obtain approval from the Contracting Officer to transfer funds from other budget line items to the indirect cost budget line items to accommodate higher indirect cost rates. The foregoing does not relieve the contractor of any other administrative cost limitations regarding the contract. Billing rates are only temporary for the 90 days period from the effective date of your contract. Failure to submit an acceptable indirect cost proposal to your cognizant agency for provisional rates within the aforementioned 90-day period means that you shall not receive any further reimbursement of your indirect billing rates until the provisional rate proposal is received. Also, action may be taken to recoup all indirect costs already paid to you. A private-for-profit contractor is to submit an acceptable indirect cost proposal for final rates to its cognizant agency within 90 days after the end of its fiscal year. All other contractors must submit their final rate proposals within 6 months after the end of their fiscal year. Block 1 or 2 is completed below as appropriate for affected new contracts or modifications. H-7

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section H BLOCK 1 Rate category: (check one) Your Billing Overhead Provisional Base: Final (And, if applicable) See Attached Agreement General and Admin. Other (Explain) Base: Effective from to or if multi-year, please explain here: BLOCK 2 (For special indirect cost ceilings) Special percent ceiling is % for (usually overhead) and if applicable, % for General and Administrative. Base: OR Special dollar ceiling is $ for (usually overhead) and if applicable, $ for General and Administrative. Base: Effective from to or if multi-year, please explain here: If applicable for ceilings, please describe here any situation whereby the bases in Block 2 above differ from the bases in Block 1 above. Also, the maximum reimbursement for indirect costs under this contract will be based on the lower of the negotiated rates or ceilings. If the Department of Labor (DOL) is your cognizant agency, proposals for indirect cost rates and supporting data and documentation should be sent to the DCD Negotiator in the appropriate DOL Regional Office or if applicable, to the DCD National Office whose address and phone number is listed below. In addition, if you do not know your cognizant Federal agency, please call the phone number listed below: Director, Division of Cost Determination (DCD) U.S. Department of Labor, OASAM 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room S-5520 Washington, D.C. 20210 Tel. (202) 219-8391 H-8

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section H (End of Clause) H-9 IFB-DCS-00-27 Section I PART II - CONTRACT CLAUSES SECTION I - CONTRACT CLAUSES I.1 NOTICE LISTING CONTRACT CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE The following contract clauses pertinent to this section are hereby incorporated by reference (by Citation Number, Title, and Date) in accordance with the clause at FAR "52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE" in Section I of this contract. See FAR 52.252-2 for an internet address (if specified) for electronic access to the full text of a clause. NUMBER TITLE DATE 52.202-1 DEFINITIONS OCT 1995 52.203-3 GRATUITIES APR 1984 52.203-5 COVENANT AGAINST CONTINGENT FEES APR 1984 52.203-6 RESTRICTIONS ON SUBCONTRACTOR SALES TO JUL 1995 THE GOVERNMENT 52.203-7 ANTI-KICKBACK PROCEDURES JUL 1995 52.203-8 CANCELLATION, RESCISSION, AND RECOVERY JAN 1997 OF FUNDS FOR ILLEGAL OR IMPROPER ACTIVITY 52.203-10 PRICE OR FEE ADJUSTMENT FOR ILLEGAL OR JAN 1997 IMPROPER ACTIVITY 52.203-12 LIMITATION ON PAYMENTS TO INFLUENCE JUN 1997 CERTAIN FEDERAL TRANSACTIONS 52.204-4 PRINTING/COPYING DOUBLE-SIDED ON JUN 1996 RECYCLED PAPER 52.209-6 PROTECTING THE GOVERNMENT'S INTEREST JUL 1995 WHEN SUBCONTRACTING WITH CONTRACTORS DEBARRED, SUSPENDED, OR PROPOSED FOR DEBARMENT 52.214-29 ORDER OF PRECEDENCE--SEALED BIDDING JAN 1986 52.219-4 NOTICE OF PRICE EVALUATION PREFERENCE JAN 1999 FOR HUBZONE SMALL BUSINESS CONCERNS (JAN 1999) 52.219-6 NOTICE OF TOTAL SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE JUL 1996 52.219-8 UTILIZATION OF SMALL BUSINESS CONCERNS OCT 1999 52.219-14 LIMITATIONS ON SUBCONTRACTING DEC 1996 52.222-3 CONVICT LABOR AUG 1996 52.222-26 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FEB 1999 52.222-35 AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR DISABLED VETERANS APR 1998 AND VETERANS OF THE VIETNAM ERA 52.222-36 AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR WORKERS WITH JUN 1998 DISABILITIES I-1

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section I 52.222-37 EMPLOYMENT REPORTS ON DISABLED VETERANS JAN 1999 AND VETERANS OF THE VIETNAM ERA 52.223-2 CLEAN AIR AND WATER APR 1984 52.223-6 DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE JAN 1997 52.223-14 TOXIC CHEMICAL RELEASE REPORTING OCT 1996 52.225-11 RESTRICTIONS ON CERTAIN FOREIGN AUG 1998 PURCHASES 52.227-1 AUTHORIZATION AND CONSENT JUL 1995 52.227-2 NOTICE AND ASSISTANCE REGARDING PATENT AUG 1996 AND COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT 52.229-3 FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL TAXES JAN 1991 52.229-5 TAXES--CONTRACTS PERFORMED IN U.S. APR 1984 POSSESSIONS OR PUERTO RICO 52.232-1 PAYMENTS APR 1984 52.232-8 DISCOUNTS FOR PROMPT PAYMENT MAY 1997 52.232-11 EXTRAS APR 1984 52.232-17 INTEREST JUN 1996 52.232-23 ASSIGNMENT OF CLAIMS JAN 1986 52.232-33 PAYMENT BY ELECTRONIC FUNDS--CENTRAL MAY 1999 CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION 52.233-1 DISPUTES DEC 1998 52.233-3 PROTEST AFTER AWARD AUG 1996 52.242-13 BANKRUPTCY JUL 1995 52.243-1 CHANGES--FIXED PRICE AUG 1987 ALTERNATE I (APR 1994) 52.244-2 SUBCONTRACTS AUG 1998 52.244-6 SUBCONTRACTS FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS AND OCT 1998 COMMERCIAL COMPONENTS 52.246-25 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY--SERVICES FEB 1997 52.249-2 TERMINATION FOR CONVENIENCE OF THE SEP 1996 GOVERNMENT (FIXED-PRICE) 52.249-8 DEFAULT (FIXED-PRICE SUPPLY AND SERVICE) APR 1984 52.253-1 COMPUTER GENERATED FORMS JAN 1991 I.2 52.217-8 OPTION TO EXTEND SERVICES (NOV 1999) The Government may require continued performance of any services within the limits and at the rates specified in the contract. These rates may be adjusted only as a result of revisions to prevailing labor rates provided by the Secretary of Labor. The option provision may be exercised more than once, but the total extension of performance hereunder shall not exceed 6 months. The Contracting Officer may exercise the option by written notice to the Contractor within 60 days. I.3 52.217-9 OPTION TO EXTEND THE TERM OF THE CONTRACT (NOV 1999) (a) The Government may extend the term of this contract by written notice to the Contractor within 60 days; provided that the Government gives the Contractor a preliminary written notice of its intent to extend at least 30 days before the contract expires. The I-2

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section I 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 provision. (c) The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options under this clause, shall not exceed 5 years. I.4 52.232-25 PROMPT PAYMENT (JUN 1997) Notwithstanding any other payment clause in this contract, the Government will make invoice payments and contract financing payments under the terms and conditions specified in this clause. Payment shall be considered as being made on the day a check is dated or the date of an electronic funds transfer. Definitions of pertinent terms are set forth in section 32.902 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. All days referred to in this clause are calendar days, unless otherwise specified. (However, see subparagraph (a)(4) of this clause concerning payments due on Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays.) (a) Invoice payments (1) Due Date. (i) Except as indicated in subparagraph (a)(2) and paragraph (c) of this clause, the due date for making invoice payments by the designated payment office shall be the later of the following two events: (A) The 30th day after the designated billing office has received a proper invoice from the Contractor (except as provided in subdivision (a)(1)(ii) of this clause). (B) The 30th day after Government acceptance of supplies delivered or services performed by the Contractor. On a final invoice where the payment amount is subject to contract settlement actions, acceptance shall be deemed to have occurred on the effective date of the contract settlement. (ii) If the designated billing office fails to annotate the invoice with the actual date of receipt at the time of receipt, the invoice payment due date shall be the 30th day after the date of the Contractor's invoice; provided a proper invoice is received and there is no disagreement over quantity, quality, or Contractor compliance with contract requirements. (2) Contractor's invoice. The Contractor shall prepare and submit invoices to the designated billing office specified in the contract. A proper invoice must include the items listed in paragraph (a)(3)(i) through (a)(3)(viii) of this clause. If the invoice does not comply with these requirements, it shall be returned within 7 days after the date the designated billing office received the invoice, with a statement of the reasons why it is not a proper invoice. Untimely notification will be taken into account in computing any interest penalty owed the Contractor in the manner described in subparagraph (a)(5) of this clause. I-3

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section I (i) Name and address of the Contractor. (ii) Invoice date. (The Contractor is encouraged to date invoices as close as possible to the date of the mailing or transmission.) (iii) Contract number or other authorization for supplies delivered or services performed (including order number and contract line item number). (iv) Description, quantity, unit of measure, unit price, and extended price of supplies delivered or services performed. (v) Shipping and payment terms (e.g., shipment number and date of shipment, prompt payment discount terms). Bill of lading number and weight of shipment will be shown for shipments on Government bills of lading. (vi) Name and address of Contractor official to whom payment is to be sent (must be the same as that in the contract or in a proper notice of assignment). (vii) Name (where practicable), title, phone number, and mailing address of person to be notified in the event of a defective invoice. (viii) Any other information or documentation required by the contract (such as evidence of shipment). (ix) While not required, the Contractor is strongly encouraged to assign an identification number to each invoice. (4) Interest penalty. An interest penalty shall be paid automatically by the designated payment office, without request from the Contractor, if payment is not made by the due date and the conditions listed in paragraphs (a)(4)(i) through (a)(4)(iii) of this clause are met, if applicable. However, when the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday when Federal Government offices are closed and Government business is not expected to be conducted, payment may be made on the following business day without incurring a late payment interest penalty. (i) A proper invoice was received by the designated billing office. (ii) A receiving report or other Government documentation authorizing payment was processed, and there was no disagreement over quantity, quality, or Contractor compliance with any contract term or condition. (iii) In the case of a final invoice for any balance of funds due the Contractor for supplies delivered or services performed, the amount was not subject to further contract settlement actions between the Government and the Contractor. I-4

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section I (5) Computing penalty amount. The interest penalty shall be at the rate established by the Secretary of the Treasury under section 12 of the Contract Disputes Act of 1978 (41 U.S.C. 611) that is in effect on the day after the due date, except where the interest penalty is prescribed by other governmental authority (e.g., tariffs). This rate is referred to as the "Renegotiation Board Interest Rate," and it is published in the Federal Register semiannually on or about January 1 and July 1. The interest penalty shall accrue daily on the invoice principal payment amount approved by the Government until the payment date of such approved principal amount; and will be compounded in 30-day increments inclusive from the first day after the due date through the payment date. That is, interest accrued at the end of any 30-day period will be added to the approved invoice principal payment amount and will be subject to interest penalties if not paid in the succeeding 30-day period. If the designated billing office failed to notify the Contractor of a defective invoice within the periods prescribed in subparagraph (a)(3) of this clause, the due date on the corrected invoice will be adjusted by subtracting from such date the number of days taken beyond the prescribed notification of defects period. Any interest penalty owed the Contractor will be based on this adjusted due date. Adjustments will be made by the designated payment office for errors in calculating interest penalties. (i) For the sole purpose of computing an interest penalty that might be due the Contractor, Government acceptance shall be deemed to have occurred constructively on the 7th (unless otherwise specified in this contract) after the Contractor delivered the supplies or performed the services in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract, unless there is a disagreement over quantity, quality, or Contractor compliance with a contract provision. In the event that actual acceptance occurs within the constructive acceptance period, the determination of an interest penalty shall be based on the actual date of acceptance. The constructive acceptance requirement does not, however, compel Government officials to accept supplies or services, perform contract administration functions, or make payment prior to fulfilling their responsibilities. (ii) The following periods of time will not be included in the determination of an interest penalty: (A) The period taken to notify the Contractor of defects in invoices submitted to the Government, but this may not exceed 7 days (3 days for meat, meat food products, or fish; 5 days for perishable agricultural commodities, dairy products, edible fats or oils, and food products prepared from edible fats or oils). (B) The period between the defects notice and resubmission of the corrected invoice by the Contractor. (C) For incorrect electronic funds transfer (EFT) information, in accordance with the EFT clause of this contract. (iii) Interest penalties will not continue to accrue after the filing of a claim for such penalties under the clause at 52.233-1, I-5

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section I Disputes, or for more than 1 year. Interest penalties of less than $1 need not be paid. (iv) Interest penalties are not required on payment delays due to disagreement between the Government and the Contractor over the payment amount or other issues involving contract compliance or on amounts temporarily withheld or retained in accordance with the terms of the contract. Claims involving disputes, and any interest that may be payable, will be resolved in accordance with the clause at 52.233-1, Disputes. (6) Prompt payment discounts. An interest penalty also shall be paid automatically by the designated payment office, without request from the Contractor, if a discount for prompt payment is taken improperly. The interest penalty will be calculated as described in subparagraph (a)(5) of this clause on the amount of discount taken for the period beginning with the first day after the end of the discount period through the date when the Contractor is paid. (7) Additional interest penalty. (i) a penalty amount, calculated in accordance with paragraph (a)(7)(iii) of this clause, shall be paid in addition to the interest penalty amount if the Contractor-- (A) Is owed an interest penalty of $1 or more; (B) Is not paid the interest penalty within 10 days after the date the invoice amount is paid; and (C) Makes a written demand to the designated payment office for additional penalty payment, in accordance with paragraph (a)(7)(ii) of this clause, postmarked not later than 40 days after the invoice amount is paid. (ii)(A) Contractors shall support written demands for additional penalty payments with the following data. No additional data shall be required. Contractors shall-- (1) Specifically assert that late payment interest is due under a specific invoice, and request payment of all overdue late payment interest penalty and such additional penalty as may be required; (2) Attach a copy of the invoice on which the unpaid late payment interest was due; and (3) State that payment of the principal has been received, including the date of receipt. (B) Demands must be postmarked on or before the 40th day after payment was made, except that-- (1) If the postmark is illegible or nonexistent, the demand must have been received and annotated with the date of receipt by the designated payment office on or before the 40th day after payment was made; or I-6

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section I (2) If the postmark is illegible or nonexistent and the designated payment office fails to make the required annotation, the demand's validity will be determined by the date the Contractor has placed on the demand; provided such date is no later than the 40th day after payment was made. (iii)(A) The additional penalty shall be equal to 100 percent of any original late payment interest penalty, except-- (1) The additional penalty shall not exceed $5,000; (2) The additional penalty shall never be less than $25; and (3) No additional penalty is owed if the amount of the underlying interest penalty is less than $1. (B) If the interest penalty ceases to accrue in accordance with the limits stated in paragraph (a)(5)(iii) of this clause, the amount of the additional penalty shall be calculated on the amount of interest penalty that would have accrued in the absence of these limits, subject to the overall limits on the additional penalty specified in paragraph (a)(7)(iii)(A) of this clause. (C) For determining the maximum and minimum additional penalties, the test shall be the interest penalty due on each separate payment made for each separate contract. The maximum and minimum additional penalty shall not be based upon individual invoices unless the invoices are paid separately. Where payments are consolidated for disbursing purposes, the maximum and minimum additional penalty determination shall be made separately for each contract therein. (D) The additional penalty does not apply to payments regulated by other Government regulations (e.g., payments under utility contracts subject to tariffs and regulation). (b) Contract financing payments--(1) Due dates for recurring financing payments. If this contract provides for contract financing, requests for payment shall be submitted to the designated billing office as specified in this contract or as directed by the Contracting Officer. Contract financing payments shall be made on the 30th day after receipt of a proper contract financing request by the designated billing office. In the event that an audit or other review of a specific financing request is required to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the contract, the designated payment office is not compelled to make payment by the due date specified. (2) Due dates for other contract financing. For advance payments, loans, or other arrangements that do not involve recurring submissions of contract financing requests, payment shall be made in accordance with the corresponding contract terms or as directed by the Contracting Officer. (3) Interest penalty not applicable. Contract financing payments I-7

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section I shall not be assessed an interest penalty for payment delays. (c) Fast payment procedure due dates. If this contract contains the clause at 52.213-1, Fast Payment Procedure, payments will be made within 15 days after the date of receipt of the invoice. I.5 52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.arnet.gov/far WPC |WOA }G I-8 IFB-DCS-00-27 Section J PART III - LIST OF DOCUMENTS, EXHIBITS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS SECTION J - LIST OF ATTACHMENTS ATTACHMENT NO. NUMBER TITLE DATE PAGES J.1 COST CONTRACTOR'S INVOICE, ETA 3100-1 (1 PAGE) J.2 COST CONTRACTOR'S DETAILED STATEMENT OF COST, ETA 3-2 (1 PAGE) J.3 VETS-100 - FEDERAL CONTRACTOR VETERANS EMPLOYMENT REPORT, OMB 1293-0005 (3 PAGES) J.4 LIST OF JOB CORPS CENTERS (Available in hard copy only) J-1 IFB-DCS-00-27 Section K PART IV - REPRESENTATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS SECTION K - REPRESENTATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER STATEMENTS OF OFFERORS K.1 NOTICE LISTING SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE The following solicitation provisions pertinent to this section are hereby incorporated by reference (by Citation Number, Title, and Date) in accordance with the FAR provision at FAR "52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE" in Section L of this solicitation. See FAR 52.252-1 for an internet address (if specified) for electronic access to the full text of a provision. NUMBER TITLE DATE 52.203-11 CERTIFICATION AND DISCLOSURE REGARDING APR 1991 PAYMENTS TO INFLUENCE CERTAIN FEDERAL TRANSACTIONS K.2 52.203-2 CERTIFICATE OF INDEPENDENT PRICE DETERMINATION (APR 1985) (a) The offeror certifies that-- (1) The prices in this offer have been arrived at independently, without, for the purpose of restricting competition, any consultation, communication, or agreement with any other offeror or competitor relating to-- (i) those prices; (ii) the intention to submit an offer;, or (iii) the methods or factors used to calculate the prices offered; (2) The prices in this offer have not been and will not be knowingly disclosed by the offeror, directly or indirectly, to any other offeror or competitor before bid opening (in the case of a sealed bid solicitation) or contract award (in the case of a negotiated solicitation) unless otherwise required by law; and (3) No attempt has been made or will be made by the offeror to induce any other concern to submit or not to submit an offer for the purpose of restricting competition. K-1

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section K (b) Each signature on the offer is considered to be a certification by the signatory that the signatory-- (1) Is the person in the offeror's organization responsible for determining the prices being offered in this bid or proposal, and that the signatory has not participated and will not participate in any action contrary to subparagraphs (a)(1) through (a)(3) above; or (2) (i) Has been authorized, in writing, to act as agent for the following principals in certifying that those principals have not participated, and will not participate in any action contrary to subparagraphs (a)(1) through (a)(3) above ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ [Insert full name of person(s) in the offeror's organization responsible for determining the prices offered in the bid or proposal, and the title of his or her position in the offeror's organization]; (ii) As an authorized agent, does certify that the principals named in subdivision (b)(2)(i) above have not participated, and will not participate, in any action contrary to subparagraphs (a)(1) through (a)(3) above; and (iii) As an agent, has not personally participated, and will not participate, in any action contrary to subparagraphs (a)(1) through (a)(3) above. (c) If the offeror deletes or modifies subparagraph (a)(2) of this provision, the offeror must furnish with its offer a signed statement setting forth in detail the circumstances of the disclosure. K.3 52.204-3 TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION (OCT 1998) (a) Definitions. Common parent, as used in this provision, means that corporate entity that owns or controls an affiliated group of corporations that files its Federal income tax returns on a consolidated basis, and of which the offeror is a member. Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), as used in this provision, means the number required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to be used by the offeror in reporting income tax and other returns. The TIN may be either a Social Security Number or an Employer K-2

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section K Identification Number. (b) All offerors must submit the information required in paragraphs (d) through (f) of this provision to comply with debt collection requirements of 31 U.S.C. 7701(c) and 3325(d), reporting requirements of 26 U.S.C. 6041, 6041A, and 6050M, and implementing regulations issued by the IRS. If the resulting contract is subject to the payment reporting requirements described in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 4.904, the failure or refusal by the offeror to furnish the information may result in a 31 percent reduction of payments otherwise due under the contract. (c) The TIN may be used by the Government to collect and report on any delinquent amounts arising out of the offeror's relationship with the Government (31 U.S.C. 7701(c)(3)). If the resulting contract is subject to the payment reporting requirements described in FAR 4.904, the TIN provided hereunder may be matched with IRS records to verify the accuracy of the offeror's TIN. (d) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). [ ] TIN:.-------------------------------------------------------- [ ] TIN has been applied for. [ ] TIN is not required because: [ ] Offeror is a nonresident alien, foreign corporation, or foreign partnership that does not have income effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business in the United States and does not have an office or place of business or a fiscal paying agent in the United States; [ ] Offeror is an agency or instrumentality of a foreign government; [ ] Offeror is an agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government. (e) Type of organization. [ ] Sole proprietorship; [ ] Partnership; [ ] Corporate entity (not tax-exempt); [ ] Corporate entity (tax-exempt); [ ] Government entity (Federal, State, or local); [ ] Foreign government; [ ] International organization per 26 CFR 1.6049-4; K-3

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section K [ ] Other-------------------------------------------------------- (f) Common parent. [ ] Offeror is not owned or controlled by a common parent as defined in paragraph (a) of this provision. [ ] Name and TIN of common parent: Name--------------------------------------------------------------- ---- TIN---------------------------------------------------------------- ---- K.4 52.209-5 CERTIFICATION REGARDING DEBARMENT, SUSPENSION, PROPOSED DEBARMENT, AND OTHER RESPONSIBILITY MATTERS (MAR 1996) (a)(1) The Offeror certifies, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that - (i) The Offeror and/or any of its Principals - (A) Are [ ] are not [ ] presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, or declared ineligible for the award of contracts by any Federal agency; (B) Have [ ] have not [ ], within a 3-year period preceding this offer, been convicted of or had a civil judgment rendered against them for: commission of fraud or a criminal offense in connection with obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a public (Federal, state, or local) contract or subcontract; violation of Federal or state antitrust statutes relating to the submission of offers; or commission of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, tax evasion or receiving stolen property; and (C) Are [ ] are not [ ] presently indicted for, or otherwise criminally or civilly charged by a governmental entity with, commission of any of the offenses enumerated in subdivision (a)(1)(i)(B) of this provision. (ii) The Offeror has [ ] has not [ ], within a 3-year period preceding this offer, had one or more contracts terminated for default by any Federal agency. (2) "Principals," for the purposes of this certification, means officers; directors; owners; partners; and, persons having primary management or supervisory responsibilities within a business entity K-4

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section K (e.g., general manager; plant manager; head of a subsidiary, division, or business segment, and similar positions). THIS CERTIFICATION CONCERNS A MATTER WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF AN AGENCY OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE MAKING OF A FALSE, FICTITIOUS, OR FRAUDULENT CERTIFICATION MAY RENDER THE MAKER SUBJECT TO PROSECUTION UNDER SECTION 1001, TITLE 18, UNITED STATES CODE. (b) The Offeror shall provide immediate written notice to the Contracting Officer if, at any time prior to contract award, the Offeror learns that its certification was erroneous when submitted or has become erroneous by reason of changed circumstances. (c) A certification that any of the items in paragraph (a) of this provision exists will not necessarily result in withholding of an award under this solicitation. However, the certification will be considered in connection with a determination of the Offeror's responsibility. Failure of the Offeror to furnish a certification or provide such additional information as requested by the Contracting Officer may render the Offeror nonresponsible. (d) Nothing contained in the foregoing shall be construed to require establishment of a system of records in order to render, in good faith, the certification required by paragraph (a) of this provision. The knowledge and information of an Offeror is not required to exceed that which is normally possessed by a prudent person in the ordinary course of business dealings. (e) The certification in paragraph (a) of this provision is a material representation of fact upon which reliance was placed when making award. If it is later determined that the Offeror knowingly rendered an erroneous certification, in addition to other remedies available to the Government, the Contracting Officer may terminate the contract resulting from this solicitation for default. K.5 52.214-14 PLACE OF PERFORMANCE--SEALED BIDDING (APR 1985) (a) The bidder, in the performance of any contract resulting from this solicitation, [ ] intends, [ ] does not intend [check applicable box] to use one or more plants or facilities located at a different address from the address of the bidder as indicated in this bid. (b) If the bidder checks "intends" in paragraph (a) above, it shall insert in the spaces provided below the required information: Place of Performance (Street Name and Address of Owner Address, City, County, State, and Operator of the Plant or Zip Code) Facility if Other than Bidder _________________________________ _____________________________ _________________________________ _____________________________ K-5

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section K _________________________________ _____________________________ K.6 52.219-1 SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM REPRESENTATIONS (MAY 1999) (a)(1) The standard industrial classification (SIC) code for this acquisition is 8071. (2) The small business size standard is 5 million [average annual receipts for 3 preceding fiscal yrs]. (3) The small business size standard for a concern which submits an offer in its own name, other than on a construction or service contract, but which proposes to furnish a product which it did not itself manufacture, is 500 employees. (b) Representations. (1) The offeror represents as part of its offer that it [ ] is, [ ] is not a small business concern. (2) (Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (b)(1) of this provision.) The offeror represents, for general statistical purposes, that it [ ] is, [ ] is not, a small disadvantaged business concern as defined in 13 CFR 124.1002. (3) (Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (b)(1) of this provision.) The offeror represents as part of its offer that it [ ] is, [ ] is not a women-owned small business concern. (c) Definitions. "Small business concern", as used in this provision, means a concern, including its affiliates, that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on Government contracts, and qualified as a small business under the criteria in 13 CFR Part 121 and the size standard in paragraph (a) of this provision. "Women-owned small business concern", as used in this provision, means a small business concern-- (1) Which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more women; and (2) Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women. (d) Notice. (1) If this solicitation is for supplies and has been set aside, in whole or in part, for small business concerns, then K-6

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section K the clause in this solicitation providing notice of the set-aside contains restrictions on the source of the end items to be furnished. (2) Under 15 U.S.C. 645(d), any person who misrepresents a firm's status as a small, small disadvantaged, or women-owned small business concern in order to obtain a contract to be awarded under the preference programs established pursuant to section 8(a), 8(d), 9, or 15 of the Small Business Act or any other provision of Federal law that specifically references section 8(d) for a definition of program eligibility, shall-- (i) Be punished by imposition of fine, imprisonment, or both; (ii) Be subject to administrative remedies, including suspension and debarment; and (iii) Be ineligible for participation in programs conducted under the authority of the Act. K.7 52.219-2 EQUAL LOW BIDS (OCT 1995) (a) This provision applies to small business concerns only. (b) The bidder's status as a labor surplus area (LSA) concern may affect entitlement to award in case of tie bids. If the bidder wishes to be considered for this priority, the bidder must identify, in the following space, the LSA in which the costs to be incurred on account of manufacturing or production (by the bidder or the first- tier subcontractors) amount to more than 50 percent of the contract price. ___________________________________________________________________ ___ ___________________________________________________________________ ___ (c) Failure to identify the labor surplus areas as specified in paragraph (b) of this provision will preclude the bidder from receiving priority consideration. If the bidder is awarded a contract as a result of receiving priority consideration under this provision and would not have otherwise received award, the bidder shall perform the contract or cause the contract to be performed in accordance with the obligations of an LSA concern. K-7

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section K K.8 52.222-22 PREVIOUS CONTRACTS AND COMPLIANCE REPORTS (FEB 1999) The offeror represents that-- (a) It [ ] has, [ ] has not participated in a previous contract or subcontract subject to the Equal Opportunity clause of this solicitation; the clause originally contained in Section 310 of Executive Order No. 10925, or the clause contained in Section 201 of Executive Order No. 11114; (b) It [ ] has, [ ] has not filed all required compliance reports; and (c) Representations indicating submission of required compliance reports, signed by proposed subcontractors, will be obtained before subcontract awards. K.9 52.222-25 AFFIRMATIVE ACTION COMPLIANCE (APR 1984) The offeror represents that-- (a) It [ ] has developed and has on file, [ ] has not developed and does not have on file, at each establishment, affirmative action programs required by the rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor (41 CFR 60-1 and 60-2), or (b) It [ ] has not previously had contracts subject to the written affirmative action programs requirement of the rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor. K.10 52.223-1 CLEAN AIR AND WATER CERTIFICATION (APR 1984) The Offeror certifies that-- (a) Any facility to be used in the performance of this proposed contract is [ ], is not [ ] listed on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) List of Violating Facilities; (b) The Offeror will immediately notify the Contracting Officer, before award, of the receipt of any communication from the Administrator, or a designee, of the EPA, indicating that any facility that the Offeror proposes to use for the performance of the contract is under consideration to be listed on the (EPA) List of Violating Facilities; and (c) The Offeror will include a certification substantially the same as this certification, including this paragraph (c), in every nonexempt subcontract. K-8

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section K K.11 52.223-13 CERTIFICATION OF TOXIC CHEMICAL RELEASE REPORTING (OCT 1996) (a) Submission of this certification is a prerequisite for making or entering into this contract imposed by Executive Order 12969, August 8, 1995.- (b) By signing this offer, the offeror certifies that---- (1) As the owner or operator of facilities that will be used in the performance of this contract that are subject to the filing and reporting requirements described in section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) (42 U.S.C. 11023) and section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (PPA) (42 U.S.C. 13106), the offeror will file and continue to file for such facilities for the life of the contract the Toxic Chemical Release Inventory Form (Form R) as described in sections 313(a) and (g) of EPCRA and section 6607 of PPA; or-- (2) None of its owned or operated facilities to be used in the performance of this contract is subject to the Form R filing and reporting requirements because each such facility is exempt for at least one of the following reasons: (Check each block that is applicable.)- [ ] (i) The facility does not manufacture, process, or otherwise use any toxic chemicals listed under section 313(c) of EPCRA, 42 U.S.C. 11023(c);- [ ] (ii) The facility does not have 10 or more full-time employees as specified in section 313(b)(1)(A) of EPCRA, 42 U.S.C. 11023(b)(1)(A);- [ ] (III) The facility does not meet the reporting thresholds of toxic chemicals established under section 313(f) of EPCRA, 42 U.S.C. 11023(f) (including the alternate thresholds at 40 CFR 372.27, provided an appropriate certification form has been filed with EPA); [ ] (iv) The facility does not fall within Standard Industrial Classification Code (SIC) designations 20 through 39 as set forth in Section 19.102 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation; or [ ] (v) The facility is not located within any State of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, or any other territory or possession over which the United States has jurisdiction. K-9

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section K K.12 SIGNATURE BLOCK I, the undersigned, do hereby attest that all representations and certifications made in this Section K are true. Also, I, the undersigned, am aware of the penalties prescribed in 18 U.S. Code 1001 for making false statements in offers; and I am legally authorized to bind the company or organization represented. __________________________________________ _____________ (Signature) (Date) __________________________________________ (Typed or Printed Name) __________________________________________ (Title) __________________________________________ (Solicitation Number) __________________________________________ (Name of Company/Organization Represented) __________________________________________ (Address, including Zip Code) _______________________________________ (Telephone Number, including Area Code) K-10 IFB-DCS-00-27 Section L SECTION L - INSTRUCTIONS, CONDITIONS, AND NOTICES TO OFFERORS L.1 NOTICE LISTING SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE The following solicitation provisions pertinent to this section are hereby incorporated by reference (by Citation Number, Title, and Date) in accordance with the FAR provision at FAR "52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE" in Section L of this solicitation. See FAR 52.252-1 for an internet address (if specified) for electronic access to the full text of a provision. NUMBER TITLE DATE 52.214-1 SOLICITATION DEFINITIONS--SEALED BIDDING JUL 1987 52.214-3 AMENDMENTS TO INVITATIONS FOR BIDS DEC 1989 52.214-4 FALSE STATEMENTS IN BIDS APR 1984 52.214-5 SUBMISSION OF BIDS MAR 1997 52.214-6 EXPLANATION TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS APR 1984 52.214-7 LATE SUBMISSIONS, MODIFICATIONS, AND NOV 1999 WITHDRAWALS OF BIDS 52.214-9 FAILURE TO SUBMIT BID JUL 1995 52.214-10 CONTRACT AWARD--SEALED BIDDING JUL 1990 52.214-12 PREPARATION OF BIDS APR 1984 52.214-34 SUBMISSION OF OFFERS IN THE ENGLISH APR 1991 LANGUAGE 52.214-35 SUBMISSION OF OFFERS IN U.S. CURRENCY APR 1991 L.2 52.204-6 DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBER (JUN 1999) (a) The offeror shall enter, in the block with its name and address on the cover page of its offer, the annotation "DUNS" followed by the DUNS number that identifies the offeror's name and address exactly as stated in the offer. The DUNS number is a nine-digit number assigned by Dun and Bradstreet Information Services. (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. L-1

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section L (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://www.customerservice@dnb.com/. If an offeror is unable to locate a local service center, it may send an e-mail to Dun and Bradstreet at globalinfo@mail.dnb.com. L.3 52.216-1 TYPE OF CONTRACT (APR 1984) The Government contemplates award of a FFP contract resulting from this solicitation. L.4 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: KEITH A. BOND Hand-Carried Address: U.S. Department of Labor, ETA/OGCM Division of Contract Services 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Room C-4310 Washington DC 20210 Mailing Address: L-2

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section L U.S. Department of Labor, ETA/OGCM Division of Contract Services 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Room C-4310 Washington DC 20210 (b) The copy of any protest shall be received in the office designated above within one day of filing a protest with the GAO. L.5 52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.arnet.gov/far L.6 52.214-5 SUBMISSION OF BIDS (MAR 1997) (a) Bids and bid modifications shall be submitted in sealed envelopes or packages (unless submitted by electronic means) (1) addressed to the office specified in the solicitation, and (2) showing the time and date specified for receipt, the solicitation number, and the name and address of the bidder. (b) Bidders using commercial carrier services shall ensure that the bid is addressed and marked on the outermost envelope or wrapper as prescribed in subparagraphs (a) (1) and (2) of this provision when delivered to the office specified in the solicitation. (c) Telegraphic bids will not be considered unless authorized by the solicitation; however, bids may be modified or withdrawn by written or telegraphic notice. (d) Facsimile bids, modifications, or withdrawals, will not be considered unless authorized by the solicitation; or (e) Bids submitted by electronic commerce shall be considered only L-3

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section L if the electronic commerce method was specifically stipulated or permitted by the solicitation. L.7 52.214-34 SUBMISSION OF OFFERS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (APR 1991) Offers submitted in response to this solicitation shall be in the English language. Offers received in other than English shall be rejected. L.8 52.214-35 SUBMISSION OF OFFERS IN U.S. CURRENCY (APR 1991) Offers submitted in response to this solicitation shall be in terms of U.S. dollars. Offers received in other than U.S. dollars shall be rejected. L.9 52.214-12 PREPARATION OF BIDS (APR 1984) (a) Bidders are expected to examine the drawings, specifications, Schedule, and all instructions. Failure to do so will be at the bidder's risk. (b) Each bidder shall furnish the information required by the solicitation. The bidder shall sign the bid and print or type its name on the Schedule and each continuation sheet on which it makes an entry. Erasures or other changes must be initialed by the person signing the bid. Bids 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. (c) For each item offered, bidders shall (1) show the unit price, including, unless otherwise specified, packaging, packing, and preservation and (2) enter the extended price for the quantity of each item offered in the "Amount" column of the Schedule. In case of discrepancy between a unit price and an extended price, the unit price will be presumed to be correct, subject, however, to correction to the same extent and in the same manner as any other mistake. (d) Bids for supplies or services other than those specified will not be considered unless authorized by the solicitation. (e) Bidders must state a definite time for delivery of supplies or for performance of services, unless otherwise specified in the solicitation. (f) Time, if stated as a number of days, will include Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. L-4

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section L L.10 52.214-1 SOLICITATION DEFINITIONS--SEALED BIDDING (JUL 1987) "Offer" means "bid" in sealed bidding. "Solicitation" means an invitation for bids in sealed bidding. "Government" means United States Government. L.11 52.214-14 PLACE OF PERFORMANCE--SEALED BIDDING (APR 1985) (a) The bidder, in the performance of any contract resulting from this solicitation, [ ] intends, [ ] does not intend [check applicable box] to use one or more plants or facilities located at a different address from the address of the bidder as indicated in this bid. (b) If the bidder checks "intends" in paragraph (a) above, it shall insert in the spaces provided below the required information: Place of Performance (Street Name and Address of Owner Address, City, County, State, and Operator of the Plant or Zip Code) Facility if Other than Bidder _________________________________ _____________________________ _________________________________ _____________________________ _________________________________ _____________________________ L.12 52.214-15 PERIOD FOR ACCEPTANCE OF BIDS (APR 1984) In compliance with the solicitation, the bidder agrees, if this bid is accepted within ______ calendar days (60 calendar days unless a different period is inserted by the bidder) from the date specified in the solicitation for receipt of bids, to furnish any or all items upon which prices are bid at the price set opposite each item delivered at the designated point(s), within the time specified in the Schedule. L.13 52.214-23 LATE SUBMISSIONS, MODIFICATIONS, REVISIONS, AND WITHDRAWALS OF TECHNICAL PROPOSALS UNDER TWO-STEP SEALED BIDDING (NOV 1999) (a) Bidders are responsible for submitting technical proposals, and any modifications or revisions, so as to reach the Government office designated in the request for technical proposals by the time specified in the invitation for bids (IFB). If no time is specified in the IFB, the time for receipt is 4:30 p.m., local time, for the L-5

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section L designated Government office on the date that bids or revisions are due. (b)(1) Any technical proposal under step one of two-step sealed bidding or modification, revision, or withdrawal of such proposal received at the Government office designated in the request for technical proposals after the exact time specified for receipt will not be considered unless the Contracting Officer determines that accepting the late technical proposal would not unduly delay the acquisition; and-- (i) If it was transmitted through an electronic commerce method authorized by the request for technical proposals, 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 (ii) 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; or (iii) It is the only proposal received and it is negotiated under part 15 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (2) 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. (c) Acceptable evidence to establish the time of receipt at the Government installation includes the time/date stamp of that installation on the technical proposal wrapper, other documentary evidence of receipt maintained by the installation, or oral testimony or statements of Government personnel. (d) If an emergency or unanticipated event interrupts normal Government processes so that technical proposals cannot be received at the Government office designated for receipt of technical proposals by the exact time specified in the request for technical proposals, and urgent Government requirements preclude amendment of the request for technical proposals, the time specified for receipt of technical proposals will be deemed to be extended to the same time of day specified in the request for technical proposals on the first work day on which normal Government processes resume. (e) Technical proposals may be withdrawn by written notice received at any time before the exact time set for receipt of technical proposals. If the request for technical proposals authorizes facsimile technical proposals, they may be withdrawn via facsimile received at any time before the exact time set for receipt of proposals, subject to the conditions specified in the provision at 52.214-31, Facsimile Bids. A technical proposal may be withdrawn in person by a bidder or its authorized representative if, before the exact time set for receipt of technical proposals, the identity of the person requesting withdrawal is established and the person signs a receipt for the technical proposal. L-6

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section L L.14 52.214-3 AMENDMENTS TO INVITATIONS FOR BIDS (DEC 1989) (a) If this solicitation is amended, then all terms and conditions which are not modified remain unchanged. (b) Bidders shall acknowledge receipt of any amendment to this solicitation (1) by signing and returning the amendment, (2) by identifying the amendment number and date in the space provided for this purpose on the form for submitting a bid, (3) by letter or telegram, or (4) by facsimile, if facsimile bids are authorized in the solicitation. The Government must receive the acknowledgment by the time and at the place specified for receipt of bids. L.15 52.214-4 FALSE STATEMENTS IN BIDS (APR 1984) Bidders must provide full, accurate, and complete information as required by this solicitation and its attachments. The penalty for making false statements in bids is prescribed in 18 U.S.C. 1001. L.16 52.214-6 EXPLANATION TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS (APR 1984) Any prospective bidder desiring an explanation or interpretation of the solicitation, drawings, specifications, etc., must request it in writing soon enough to allow a reply to reach all prospective bidders before the submission of their bids. Oral explanations or instructions given before the award of a contract will not be binding. Any information given a prospective bidder concerning a solicitation will be furnished promptly to all other prospective bidders as an amendment to the solicitation, if that information is necessary in submitting bids or if the lack of it would be prejudicial to other prospective bidders. L.17 52.214-7 LATE SUBMISSIONS, MODIFICATIONS, AND WITHDRAWALS OF BIDS (NOV 1999) (a) Bidders are responsible for submitting bids, and any modifications or withdrawals, so as to reach the Government office designated in the invitation for bids (IFB) by the time specified in the IFB. If no time is specified in the IFB, the time for receipt is 4:30 p.m., local time, for the designated Government office on the date that bids are due. (b)(1) Any bid, modification, or withdrawal received at the Government office designated in the IFB after the exact time specified for receipt of bids is ``late'' and will not be considered unless it is received before award is made, the Contracting Officer determines that accepting the late bid would not unduly delay the L-7

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section L acquisition; and-- (i) If it was transmitted through an electronic commerce method authorized by the IFB, 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 bids; or (ii) There is acceptable evidence to establish that it was received at the Government installation designated for receipt of bids and was under the Government's control prior to the time set for receipt of bids. (2) However, a late modification of an otherwise successful bid that makes its terms more favorable to the Government, will be considered at any time it is received and may be accepted. (c) Acceptable evidence to establish the time of receipt at the Government installation includes the time/date stamp of that installation on the bid wrapper, other documentary evidence of receipt maintained by the installation, or oral testimony or statements of Government personnel. (d) If an emergency or unanticipated event interrupts normal Government processes so that bids cannot be received at the Government office designated for receipt of bids by the exact time specified in the IFB and urgent Government requirements preclude amendment of the IFB, the time specified for receipt of bids 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. (e) Bids may be withdrawn by written notice received at any time before the exact time set for receipt of bids. If the IFB authorizes facsimile bids, bids may be withdrawn via facsimile received at any time before the exact time set for receipt of bids, subject to the conditions specified in the provision at 52.214-31, Facsimile Bids. A bid may be withdrawn in person by a bidder or its authorized representative if, before the exact time set for receipt of bids, the identity of the person requesting withdrawal is established and the person signs a receipt for the bid. L.18 52.214-9 FAILURE TO SUBMIT BID (JUL 1995) Recipients of this solicitation not responding with a bid should not return this solicitation, unless it specifies otherwise. Instead, they should advise the issuing office by letter or postcard whether they want to receive future solicitations for similar requirements. Instead, they should advise the issuing office by letter, postcard, or established electronic commerce methods, whether they want to receive future solicitations for similar requirements. L-8

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section L L.19 REQUEST FOR CLARIFICATION (RFC) All requests for RFP clarification are due by 5:00 PM Local Time June 21, 2000. Only electronic submission of requests will be accepted. They shall be submitted to Ms. Chari A. Magruder at http://www.cmagruder@doleta.gov. Should any RFC be received after the date stated above, the Government reserves the right not to provide an answer. If, however, the Government determines that the RFC raises an issue of significant importance, the government will respond electronically. The Government will not provide any information concerning requests for clarifications in response to telephone calls from offerors. All requests will be answered electronically and will be available to all offerors at the DOLETA Internet site (HTTP://WWW.DOLETA.GOV). L-9 IFB-DCS-00-27 Section M SECTION M - EVALUATION FACTORS FOR AWARD M.1 NOTICE LISTING SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE The following solicitation provisions pertinent to this section are hereby incorporated by reference (by Citation Number, Title, and Date) in accordance with the FAR provision at FAR "52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE" in Section L of this solicitation. See FAR 52.252-1 for an internet address (if specified) for electronic access to the full text of a provision. NUMBER TITLE DATE 52.232-15 PROGRESS PAYMENTS NOT INCLUDED APR 1984 M.2 52.214-10 CONTRACT AWARD--SEALED BIDDING (JUL 1990) (a) The Government will evaluate bids in response to this solicitation without discussions and will award a contract to the responsible bidder whose bid, conforming to the solicitation, will be most advantageous to the Government considering only price and the price related factors specified elsewhere in this solicitation. (b) The Government may (1) reject any or all bids, (2) accept other than the lowest bid, and (3) waive informalities or minor irregularities in bids received. (c) The Government may accept any item or group of items of a bid, unless the bidder qualifies the bid by specific limitations. Unless otherwise provided in the Schedule, bids may be submitted for quantities less than those specified. The Government reserves the right to make an award on any item for a quantity less than the quantity offered, at the unit prices offered, unless the bidder specifies otherwise in the bid. (d) A written award or acceptance of a bid mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful bidder within the time for acceptance specified in the bid shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. (e) The Government may reject a bid as nonresponsive if the prices bid are materially unbalanced between line items or subline items. A bid is materially unbalanced when it is based on prices significantly less than cost for some work and prices which are significantly overstated in relation to cost for other work, and if M-1

Back to Table of Contents IFB-DCS-00-27 Section M there is a reasonable doubt that the bid will result in the lowest overall cost to the Government even though it may be the low evaluated bid, or if it is so unbalanced as to be tantamount to allowing an advance payment. M-2

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