Job Corps Property Management Support





[ X ] Request for Proposal, [ ] 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 WWW.DOLETA.GOV. IT IS THE OFFEROR'S RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK THIS SITE PERIODICALLY FOR OFFICIAL UPDATES/AMENDMENTS TO THE SOLICITATION.





Solicitation Number  RFP-DCS-00-11
Issue Date:  February 15, 2000
Due Date:  03/20/2000
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
Set Aside:  100% Small Business






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. For your convenience, the pertinent sections of the Solicitation have also been linked directly below in (WordProcessing format and Adobe PDF format):





  Statement of Work (See Section C)
 
 
 
 













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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
 
 
 RFP-DCS-00-11
4. TYPE OF SOLICITATION
 
SEALED BID (IFB)
 X
NEGOTIATED (RFP)
5. DATE ISSUED
 
 
 February 15, 2000
6. REQUISITION/PURCHASE NUMBER
 
 PAR 99-547
 CAM
7. ISSUED BY    CODE
 
 U.S. Department of Labor, ETA/OGCM
 Division of Contracting 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   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 Section L.8 until   2:00 p.m. (Hour) local time   03/20/2000 (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 BACKGROUND. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-1 C.2 SCOPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-1 C.3 TASK ORDER NUMBER 1 - REGIONAL OFFICE SUPPORT . . . . . . . . . C-1 C.4 TASK ORDER NUMBER 2 - CENTER LEVEL SUPPORT . . . . . . . . . . . C-4 C.5 TASK ORDER NUMBER 3 - PROJECT MANAGEMENT SUPPORT. . . . . . . . C-6 C.6 TASK ORDER NUMBER 4 - REVISIONS TO PROPERTY MANAGEMENT. . . . . C-7 C.7 ANTICIPATED POSITIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-7 C.8 JOB DESCRIPTION FOR KEY PERSONNEL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-8 C.9 JOB DESCRIPTION FOR NON-KEY PERSONNEL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-10 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 E.2 52.246-5 INSPECTION OF SERVICES--COST-REIMBURSEMENT. . . . . . E-1 (APR 1984) SECTION F - DELIVERIES OR PERFORMANCE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F-1 F.1 NOTICE LISTING CONTRACT CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE . . . F-1 52.242-15 STOP-WORK ORDER AUG 1989. . F-1 ALTERNATE I (APR 1984) F.2 PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F-1 F.3 LEVEL OF EFFORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F-1 F.4 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 INVOICE REQUIREMENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-1 G.3 METHOD OF PAYMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-3 SECTION H - SPECIAL CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-1 H.1 BUDGET LINE ITEM FLEXIBILITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-1 H.2 FRINGE BENEFITS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-1 H.3 VACATIONS, SICK-LEAVE HOLIDAYS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-1 H.4 TRAVEL AND PER DIEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-2 H.5 USE OF AND PAYMENT TO CONSULTANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-3 H.6 UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE COST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-3 H.7 ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING SERVICES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-3 H.8 PRINTING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-4 H.9 KEY PERSONNEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-4 H.10 CONTRACT NUMBER IDENTIFICATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-5 H.11 SUBMISSION OF CORRESPONDENCE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-5 H.12 OTHER CONTRACTORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-5 H.13 LAWS APPLICABLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-5 H.14 DISPOSITION OF MATERIAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-5 H.15 NONDISCRIMINATION AND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES. . . . . . H-6 H.16 FEDERAL REPORTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-6 H.17 DISCLOSURE OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . H-6 H.18 ELIMINATION OF SEXIST LANGUAGE AND ART WORK . . . . . . . . . . H-7

Back to Table of Contents TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE H.19 HAZARDOUS OCCUPATION ORDERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-8 H.20 INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS (FAR-Subpart 28.3) . . . . . . . . . . . H-8 H.21 DATA COLLECTION FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR . . . . . . . . . . H-9 H.22 PERFORMANCE STANDARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-9 H.23 RESTRICTION ON USE OF DOL FUNDS FOR LOBBYING. . . . . . . . . . H-10 H.24 PUBLICATION OF MATERIALS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-10 H.25 OPTION TO EXTEND THE TERMS OF THE CONTRACT - SERVICE . . . . . . H-10 (FAR 17.208(g)) H.26 INDIRECT COSTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H-11 PART II - CONTRACT CLAUSES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-1 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 52.215-2 AUDIT AND RECORDS--NEGOTIATION JUN 1999. . I-1 52.215-8 ORDER OF PRECEDENCE--UNIFORM CONTRACT OCT 1997. . I-1 FORMAT 52.216-7 ALLOWABLE COST AND PAYMENT APR 1998. . I-1 52.216-8 FIXED-FEE MAR 1997. . I-1 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 52.222-1 NOTICE TO THE GOVERNMENT OF LABOR FEB 1997. . I-1 DISPUTES 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-2 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 52.225-11 RESTRICTIONS ON CERTAIN FOREIGN AUG 1998. . I-2 PURCHASES

Back to Table of Contents TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE 52.227-1 AUTHORIZATION AND CONSENT JUL 1995. . I-2 ALTERNATE I (APR 1984) 52.227-2 NOTICE AND ASSISTANCE REGARDING PATENT AUG 1996. . I-2 AND COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT 52.227-11 PATENT RIGHTS -- RETENTION BY THE JUN 1997. . I-2 CONTRACTOR (SHORT FORM) 52.227-14 RIGHTS IN DATA--GENERAL JUN 1987. . I-2 52.228-7 INSURANCE--LIABILITY TO THIRD PERSONS MAR 1996. . I-2 52.232-17 INTEREST JUN 1996. . I-2 52.232-20 LIMITATION OF COST APR 1984. . 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 52.233-1 DISPUTES MAR 1994. . I-2 ALTERNATE I (DEC 1991) 52.233-3 PROTEST AFTER AWARD AUG 1996. . I-2 ALTERNATE I (JUN 1985) 52.242-1 NOTICE OF INTENT TO DISALLOW COSTS APR 1984. . I-2 52.242-3 PENALTIES FOR UNALLOWABLE COSTS OCT 1995. . I-2 52.242-4 CERTIFICATION OF FINAL INDIRECT COSTS JAN 1997. . I-2 52.242-13 BANKRUPTCY JUL 1995. . I-2 52.243-2 CHANGES--COST REIMBURSEMENT AUG 1987. . I-2 ALTERNATE V (APR 1984) 52.244-2 SUBCONTRACTS AUG 1998. . I-2 ALTERNATE II (AUG 1998) 52.244-5 COMPETITION IN SUBCONTRACTING DEC 1996. . I-2 52.246-23 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FEB 1997. . I-2 52.246-25 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY--SERVICES FEB 1997. . I-2 52.249-6 TERMINATION (COST-REIMBURSEMENT) SEP 1996. . I-2 52.249-14 EXCUSABLE DELAYS 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-3 (NOV 1999) I.4 52.232-25 PROMPT PAYMENT (JUN 1997) . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-3 I.5 52.243-7 NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES (APR 1984) . . . . . . . . . I-8 I.6 52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) . . . . I-10 PART III - LIST OF DOCUMENTS, EXHIBITS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS . . . . . . J-1 SECTION J - LIST OF ATTACHMENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J-1 J.1 CONTRACT PRICING PROPOSAL COVER SHEET, SF 1411, (9 PAGES). . . J-1 J.2 COST AND PRICE ANALYSIS, ETA 8555, (8 PAGES) . . . . . . . J-1 J.3 STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL CAPABILITY, ETA 8554, (2 PAGES). . . . J-1 J.4 COST CONTRACTOR'S INVOICE, ETA 3100-1 (1 PAGE). . . . . . . . J-1 J.5 COST CONTRACTOR'S DETAILED STATEMENT OF COST, ETA 3-2 . . . . J-1 J.6 VETS-100 - FEDERAL CONTRACTOR VETERANS EMPLOYMENT REPORT,. . . J-1 J.7 PAST PERFORMANCE REFERENCE INFORMATION (2 PAGES) . . . . . . . J-1 J.8 PAST PERFORMANCE EVALUATION QUESTIONNAIRE (2 PAGES) . . . . . J-1 J.9 ORAL PRESENTATION EVALUATION QUESTIONNAIRE (2 PAGES) . . . . . J-1 PART IV - REPRESENTATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . K-1 SECTION K - REPRESENTATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS AND . . . . . . . . . . . . K-1 OTHER STATEMENTS OF OFFERORS

Back to Table of Contents TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE 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 52.204-3 TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION (OCT 1998) . . . . . . . . . K-1 K.3 52.209-5 CERTIFICATION REGARDING DEBARMENT, SUSPENSION,. . . . K-3 PROPOSED DEBARMENT, AND OTHER RESPONSIBILITY MATTERS (MAR 1996) K.4 52.215-6 PLACE OF PERFORMANCE (OCT 1997) . . . . . . . . . . . K-4 K.5 52.219-1 SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM REPRESENTATIONS. . . . . . . . K-5 (MAY 1999) K.6 52.222-22 PREVIOUS CONTRACTS AND COMPLIANCE REPORTS. . . . . . K-6 (FEB 1999) K.7 52.222-25 AFFIRMATIVE ACTION COMPLIANCE (APR 1984). . . . . . K-6 K.8 52.223-1 CLEAN AIR AND WATER CERTIFICATION (APR 1984) . . . . K-7 K.9 52.227-15 STATEMENT OF LIMITED RIGHTS DATA AND . . . . . . . . K-7 RESTRICTED COMPUTER SOFTWARE (MAY 1999) K.10 SIGNATURE BLOCK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . K-9 SECTION L - INSTRUCTIONS, CONDITIONS, AND NOTICES TO OFFERORS. . . . . . L-1 L.1 NOTICE LISTING SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED . . . . . . L-1 BY REFERENCE 52.215-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS--COMPETITIVE NOV 1999. . L-1 ACQUISITION ALTERNATE I (OCT 1997) 52.215-16 FACILITIES CAPITAL COST OF MONEY OCT 1997. . L-1 52.222-24 PREAWARD ON-SITE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FEB 1999. . L-1 COMPLIANCE EVALUATION L.2 52.204-6 DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBER . . . . L-1 (APR 1998) 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 PAST PERFORMANCE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L-3 L.7 ORAL PRESENTATION SECTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L-4 L.8 SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L-8 L.9 REQUEST FOR CLARIFICATION (RFC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L-11 SECTION M - EVALUATION FACTORS FOR AWARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M-1 M.1 NOTICE LISTING SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED . . . . . . M-1 BY REFERENCE 52.217-3 EVALUATION EXCLUSIVE OF OPTIONS APR 1984. . M-1 M.2 BASIS FOR AWARD (BEST VALUE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M-1 M.3 EVALUATION CRITERIA AND BASIS FOR AWARD (BEST VALUE). . . . . . M-2 M.4 DETERMINING BEST OVERALL VALUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M-6

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section B PART I - THE SCHEDULE SECTION B - SUPPLIES OR SERVICES AND PRICE/COSTS SERVICES ORDERED Title: "Job Corps Property Management Support" The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (DOL/ETA) is soliciting proposals to obtain the services of a contractor to provide on-going property management support to Job Corps Regional Offices and Job Corps Centers using the Electronic Property Management System (EPMS) inventory tracking system. Solicitation No. is RFP-DCS-00-11. Period of Performance is 12 months from the date of contract execution by the government plus four 1-year options at the discretion of the government. This solicitation is a 100% Small Business Set-Aside. The Standard Industrialized Code is 8742, with a $5 million size standard. A cost reimbursement type contract is contemplated for this requirement. Closing time and date are March 20, 2000, at 2:00 p.m. local time. The incumbent contractor under this solicitation is MACI of Arlington, Virginia, under Contract Number E-6411-8-00-82-30. The contract was awarded on October 29, 1997, in the amount of $727,219. The total amount awarded under this contract was $2,036,504, inclusive of options. REQUESTS FOR CLARIFICATION (RFC) MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 5:00 PM LOCAL TIME FEBRUARY 25, 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. B-1

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section B 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). B-2 RFP-DCS-00-11 Section C SECTION C - DESCRIPTION/SPECIFICATIONS/STATEMENT OF WORK C.1 BACKGROUND The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Office of Job Corps, operates a nationwide training program authorized under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), Title IV (to be re-authorized under the Workforce Investment Act). The training is performed at 112 Job Corps Centers throughout the continental United States, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Ninety-two (92) of these centers are operated by cost-reimbursement contractors with the applicable DOL Regional Offices. DOL/ETA Office of Job Corps has provided these centers with non-expendable personal property with an estimated replacement cost of over $750 million. The Federal property being used at the contractor operated centers is controlled and managed by the Electronic Property Management System (EPMS) an inventory tracking system. The Center operators are required to input any additions, deletions, and other property transactions through the EPMS, which generates monthly and quarterly property accountability reports and submits annual certification data. C.2 SCOPE The purpose of this solicitation is to procure the services of a contractor to provide on-going property management support to Job Corps Regional Offices and Job Corps Centers using the EPMS inventory tracking system. These services are to be provided under four separate task orders. C.3 TASK ORDER NUMBER 1 - REGIONAL OFFICE SUPPORT a. The Contractor shall outstation four (4) staff persons to provide Regional Office Support to Regions IV, V, VI, and IX. The contractor staff assigned to Region V will provide support to Regions VII/VIII and the staff person assigned to Region IX will provide support to Region X. The contractor staff will be required to reside in each of the assigned regions (the city or suburban locality) and will receive directions and supervision from the Project Manager. The regions are as follows: C-1

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section C Region I - Boston, Massachusetts, Region II - New York, New York, Region III - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Region IV - Atlanta, Georgia, Region V - Chicago, Illinois, Region VI - Dallas, Texas, Region VII - Kansas City, Missouri, Region VIII - Denver, Colorado, Region IX - San Francisco and Region X - Seattle Washington. b. The Contractor shall have a corporate office located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area accessible to public transportation. Contractor staff assigned to this office will provide support to the other regions as directed by the Program Manager. The contractor requisite staff assigned to the Washington, D.C. Office will be required to provide support to the following regions: Boston, Massachusetts........ .Region I........once a month Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.....Region III......once a month New York, New York*............Region II..Center visits Only * The Property Records for Region II are maintained in Region III. The Property Specialist will not be required to visit the Job Corps Regional Office located in New York, however, the contractor staff will be required to visit those Centers for which the New York Regional Office is responsible. c. The contractor requisite staff shall perform the following duties in their assigned regions. (Details are prescribed in the User Guide developed for the EPMS.) The contractor will monitor the activities associated with property management for all personal property transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, and adjustments to the EPMS. The contractor will research the suspense files and resolve any discrepancies or any problems by directly contacting the appropriate Center's Property Officer or designee. Process all requests for Screener Cards (GSA Form 2946) and provide interface with General Services Administration (GSA) to expedite issuance. Process all Transfer of Excess Personal Property, Forms SF-122 and make any additional contacts as required to effect transfers. This includes ensuring all loser and gainer signatures are present and that contact time and points are pre-designated. Provide assistance in obtaining FEDSTRIP and MILSTRIP/BOAC numbers and placing orders to GSA supply sources. Contractor shall maintain a current list of GSA contact personnel in order to be able to communicate with appropriate personnel to expedite processing of the orders. Process Forms SF-120, Report of Excess Personal Property and process SF-126, Report of personal property for sale and expedite sale C-2

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section C action in cases where GSA has not responded. The contractor shall meet with GSA Headquarter officials, and establish a network of contact personnel and procedures to expedite this process. On each regional office visit, the contractor staff person shall clear suspense files for each Job Corps Center within the region. Suspense files constitute all outstanding property issues not finalized during the previous months' visit to the regional offices. In short, the suspense files are a repository for all center property related matters that require follow-up. The following actions will be taken to clear suspense files. The suspense file should retain only those documents approved by the regional office in the prior month during which property activity has taken place before information is electronically entered into the EPMS accountability tracking system. The assigned contractor staff person shall query the EPMS for transactions related to suspense items including SF-120's, SF-126's, SF-122's, PRLs, etc., and follow-up as appropriate. Forms SF-120 and SF-126 in the suspense files are those submitted by the centers that have been sequenced, signed and forwarded to GSA for processing with a signed and sequenced copy being returned to the center. The SF-120 and SF-126 are kept in suspense until disposition instructions are forwarded to the region from GSA. The disposition instructions are then forwarded to the center by letter with a copy attached to the SF-120 submitted by the center. A copy of the document should be attached with the SF-120 and SF-126 until disposition instructions are received and verified against the EPMS Transaction Report that the transactions have been processed. The documents are then cleared from the suspense file. Any problems encountered in the process are researched. This may involve calling GSA, if the disposition instructions have not been received within 60 days. Forms SF-122 in the suspense file are those documents submitted to GSA for processing of the Centers' action that have been sequenced, signed and forwarded to GSA for release with a copy retained for the center. The SF-122 is then placed in the suspense file for appropriate transaction to take place on EPMS and a signed receipt copy of the SF-122 to show that the property was recorded. The signed receipt copy of the SF-122 is held in the suspense file until such time as it appears on the EPMS Transaction Report to indicate that the action was processed. Property Requirements List (PRL) is what the contractors use to inform DOL of their requirements for non-expendable personal property obtained using Government funds. PRLs should accompany contractors requests to purchase property from commercial sources. C-3

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section C C.4 TASK ORDER NUMBER 2 - CENTER LEVEL SUPPORT The contractor shall provide requisite personnel to perform Annual Property Reviews in Regions I through X. To the extent possible and/or as required by regional offices, such visits will be coordinated with Job Corps Regional Offices and approved by the COTR. If possible, these reviews will be done as an adjunct to the Regional Office Annual Reviews (ROARs). a. Center Level Support - Outstationed The four (4) * (Outstationed Locations) Property Specialists (PS) will be required to make one (1) trip to each Center annually in their assigned region (s) as indicated below: *Atlanta - Region IV - 15 Job Corps Centers *Dallas - Region VI - 13 Job Corps Centers Kansas - Region VII - 4 Job Corps Centers Denver - Region VIII - 3 Job Corps Centers *San Francisco - Region IX - 11 Job Corps Centers Seattle - Region X - 4 Job Corps Centers *Chicago - Region V - 9 Job Corps Centers TOTAL 59 Job Corps Centers b. Center Level Support - Washington, D.C. Office The requirements mentioned above will also pertain to Centers supported by the Washington, D.C. Office. Regional office assignments are outlined below: Boston - Region I - 9 Job Corps Centers New York City - Region II - 10 Job Corps Centers Philadelphia - Region III - 14 Job Corps Centers The total number of annual Center support visits from the Washington D.C. Office will be thirty-three (33). The Grand Total of Center Level Visits will be ninety-two (92). NOTE: The COTR will be promptly notified by the contractor concerning all travel requirements (annually) and the contractor will submit a written travel authorization (one (1) week advance notification required) for COTR approval prior to any designated travel. Contractor must utilize the most cost effective or economical mode of transportation. Commercial car rental is only authorized when other modes of travel are not available or C-4

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section C advantageous to the Government. c. Duties/Responsibilities - Center Level Support The contractor will perform the following duties and responsibilities as prescribed below: Contractor will on a schedule conduct Annual Property Reviews in conjunction with and/or independent of ROARs at designated Centers. Contractor will ensure that all non-expendable property are labeled with item code and serial number identification. Contractor will validate the Electronic Property Management System (EPMS) Inventory Master Printout to reflect the results of the review process. The contractor will provide guidance and support during changeover of the center operating contractor to ensure that all furnished government property is accounted for and documented, prior to expiration of contracts. Specifically, the contractor must conduct a joint inventory of the outgoing contractor and the incoming contractor acceptance for property items received. The Job Corps (Federal official) must be satisfied with the results of the inventory before the SF 122 can be initiated having both parties sign the document signature block the receiving contractor and losing contractor. This process requires the signature of the Job Corps regional official or his/her designee. As part of the transition, the contractor must ensure that form ETA-396 (Report of Survey/Inventory Adjustment Report) is submitted for those items not found but for which the incumbent contractor is liable. The contractor will transmit these ETA- 396's to appropriate regional office for action. Other support may include the redistribution of equipment within Job Corps or to other DOL/ETA funded programs. Each designated visit must have the prior concurrence and approval of the COTR. It will be the responsibility of the contract Project Manager (PM) or the designee to concurrently notify in writing the Center and the COTR prior to each visit explaining the purpose/intent of the visit and procedures to be followed. Contractor will work with the Centers assuring the accuracy and validity of the inventory, and upon completion obtain the required Form ETA 3-94, Contractor's Inventory Certification. Contractor will assist Center personnel in obtaining FEDSTRIP and MILSTRIP/BOAC numbers and the preparation of the Property Requirement List (PRL) for Start-up Form ETA 3-41A and the continuation Form ETA 3-41B. Contractor will review the stock levels and reordering points to ensure accuracy of records. C-5

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section C Contractor must inventory all items valued at $25,000 or more. Contractor will also provide interface with General Services Administration (GSA) in solving logistical problems surrounding the acquisition, transfer, and disposition of Federal property. Contractor will assist Center staff in obtaining excess property via the use of on-line screening and other viable sources of information as appropriate. Contractor will provide COTR with Annual Property Review and/or ROAR reports within 5 working days after return of a scheduled visit. NOTE: These reports must follow DOL prescribed formats. Approximately 7 staff years will be required to perform the duties enumerated under Tasks I and II above. C.5 TASK ORDER NUMBER 3 - PROJECT MANAGEMENT SUPPORT The Contractor will be required to provide the services delineated below as part of its project management and other support responsibilities. The contractor will provide training or give technical assistance either to the regional offices or the various Job Corps officials. It is anticipated that ten trips will be required to monitor and complete this task. Each trip/visit must have the concurrence and approval of the COTR. The contractor will provide guidance and support when deemed necessary during the changeover of the Center Operating Contractor to ensure that all furnished government-owned property is accounted for and documented prior to termination of these contracts. Other support also includes the redistribution of equipment from closed centers to other centers or other DOL/ETA funded programs. Each trip/visit must have the prior concurrence or approval of the COTR. Contractor will only respond to those special requests that are coordinated and approved by the COTR in advance of any services being rendered. Such coordination must be received formally in writing with specific information detailing the circumstances of the request before the COTR can provide authorization. The Contractor must be throughly knowledgeable of the Federal Procurement Management Regulations (FPMR's)and ETA's guidelines in responding to congressional inquiries, interpretation of regulations, and providing a draft response, or interpretation of a policy, etc. The contractor will provide technical assistance/training to center property personnel in the regional offices on a request basis and ensure that all changes and additions to existing training materials are distributed to the applicable recipients. It is anticipated that ten trips are required to complete this task. C-6

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section C NOTE: Advance approval of annual leave plans by the Project Manager is required to ensure proper coverage for Regional Office Support and Center Level support at all times and must be coordinated with the COTR. Contractor personnel are also required to request advance approval from the Project Manager for sick leave. The Contractor will provide a written notification of this action to the COTR out of courtesy. Per diem is only authorized when personnel are not permanently assigned to the outstationed locations. It is anticipated that two (2) staff years will be required to perform the duties under this task. Approximately nine (9) staff years will be required to provide all support under this contract. The Contractor will need requisite personnel to perform the four task orders. C.6 TASK ORDER NUMBER 4 - REVISIONS TO PROPERTY MANAGEMENT POLICIES a. Policy Review Handbook (PRH) Revisions The Contractor will be responsible for revising the appropriate section(s) of the PRH to reflect the new property management requirements associated with EPMS. If required, the contractor will make changes to the User Guide. A preliminary PRH update should be submitted to the COTR for review and approval within six (6) months of the contract award date. Upon return to the Contractor, the final product will be completed and returned to the COTR within thirty (30) days for submittal to the Job Corps for inclusion in the PRH. b. ETA Handbook No. 359 The Contractor will be required to assist in the rewrite of ETA Handbook No. 359 on Property Management. C.7 ANTICIPATED POSITIONS 1. Project Manager (Washington, D.C.) 2. Senior/Property Coordinator (Washington, D.C.) 3. Property Specialist (OUTSTATIONED) in Atlanta, Georgia 4. Property Specialist (OUTSTATIONED) in Dallas, Texas 5. Property Specialist (OUTSTATIONED) in Chicago, Illinois 6. Property Specialist (OUTSTATIONED) in San Francisco, CA 7. Three (3) Property Specialists (Washington, DC. Office) NOTE: The Government will determine the amount of travel and the C-7

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section C required transportation funds necessary to accomplish the above four task orders. The travel budget is pre-determined by the sponsoring Agency, therefore, the offeror should not include an amount as part of their proposal. Associated travel dollars will be added to the overall contractual amount of the contract award. Again, offerors should not include travel costs in their business proposal. Financial reports will be required quarterly for each project and the prescribed format will reflect daily accountability of individuals by tasks. C.8 JOB DESCRIPTION FOR KEY PERSONNEL The contractor shall be required to provide the necessary personnel to accomplish each task assignment in accordance with executed Task Orders. This contract includes the duties and minimum qualifications of the nine (9) persons required under this contract. (1) PROJECT MANAGER (PM) (a) Duties (i) To effectively and efficiently organize, manage and direct the group of contractor employees of the work described herein. This shall include management of the contractor personnel to provide support in the following areas: (a) Regional Office Support, and (b) Center Level Support. (ii) The PM shall be authorized to recruit, hire and terminate contractor employees; to commit corporate resources in support of this contract; and to represent the contractor in coordination of Task Orders. (iii) The Project Manager (PM) shall provide the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) reports on the status of all tasks under the contract, shall monitor contractor activities to ensure that they are being properly executed, shall make suggestions to the COTR for improvement of the support and/or prevention of problems, and shall respond to requests from the COTR, both administrative and technical. (iv) The PM shall as directed by the COTR, visit DOL Regional Offices, contractor sites to review the property management function and provide or arrange any technical assistance required. (b) Qualifications/Experience (i) This person shall be a qualified Professional capable of supervising activities involved in support of each task order. This person shall have knowledge of electronic property management systems. This person shall have a minimum of (5) years of ADP experience. (ii) The PM shall have working knowledge of FPMR's and OMB circulars pertaining to property procedures and requirements. C-8

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section C Individual shall be able to assess and recommend changes for ETA property Management policies and policies and procedures. This person shall have demonstrable Federal personal property management experience and at least three (3) years of property management or equivalent logistics area experience. (iii) The PM shall be qualified to coordinate all project related personnel matters communicate both orally and in writing with all levels of ETA personnel, develop and implement staffing plans, coordinate heavy travel requirements, and otherwise manage the project. (iv) The PM for this contract is the Department's primary source of information regarding projects carried out under this contract therefore it is required that all travel, visits and meeting conducted on behalf of the U. S. Department of Labor Job Corps program must have prior written approval. Any deviation from this travel restriction is an automatic disallowed cost and no reimbursement is required of the Federal Government. (2) Senior - Property Coordinator (SPC) (a) Duties (i) To effectively and efficiently plan, organize and manage a group of employees engaged in various duties as described in support of Task Orders I and II. This shall include: day-to-day administrative direction of contractor personnel as assigned to this contract; establishment or improvement of procedures and controls where necessary to insure that all services meet schedules and/or deadlines. (ii) The SPC shall provide to the PM reports on the status and activities of contractor personnel covered under this contract, shall monitor requirements under this contract to ensure that all activities are being properly executed, shall make suggestions to the PM for improvement of the operation and/or prevention of problems, and shall respond to requests from the PM, both administrative and technical. (iii) The SPC shall be responsible for verifying that contractor personnel perform their assigned duties efficiently and timely and shall apply continuous evaluation and control measures to assure this result. (iv) The SPC shall be responsible for assuming all duties of the PM while PM is on travel and/or leave. (v) The SPC shall be responsible for monitoring all personal property related changes in the Federal Property Management Regulations (FPMS's) GAO and/or OMB property guidelines; and JTPA property regulations and assessing these changes and recommending changes and procedures as are mandated by these changes. (vi) The SPC shall train new personnel, both contractor and Government, in the performance of Task Order 1 and 2. C-9

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section C (b) Qualifications/Experience (i) This person shall be a qualified Professional capable of working independently and providing guidance to lower level personnel. This person shall have experience in an electronic property management system or other similar systems experience. This person shall have a minimum of four (4) years of ADP experience. (ii) This person shall have a working knowledge of FPMR's and OMB Circulars pertaining to property procedures and requirements. Individual shall be able to assess and recommend changes for ETA property management policies and procedures. This person shall have demonstrable Federal personal property management experience. (iii) This individual shall be qualified to coordinate all contractor personnel actions required by the contractor and Regional Offices. (iv) This individual shall be technically qualified to communicate with all levels of management within the ETA National and Regional Offices. (v) Any deviation from this assignment is: weekly total of hours worked less than 40 per week, or personnel change must have the written approval of the COTR. C.9 JOB DESCRIPTION FOR NON-KEY PERSONNEL (1) Property Specialist (PS) (a) Duties (i) To provide DOL/ETA Job Corps Regional Offices Support, Job Corps Center Annual Property/Regional Office Annual Reviews (ROAR), and to provide assistance as required for conformance with FPMR's, GAO, and/or OMB guidelines, JTPA property regulations, Property Handbook for ETA Contractors and other Federal regulations related to personal property management/accounting/budgeting. (ii) The PS personnel shall train DOL contractors in proper procedures for Federal property management and in all aspects of the use of the Electronic Property Management System (EPMS) to manage and account for Federal property. (iii) The PS personnel shall coordinate with the applicable Regional Job Corps Official and the Regional Project Managers to arrange for all site visits. (iv) The PS personnel shall prepare GSA property disposition forms and, as necessary, expedite property disposition with GSA for contract closeouts and in situations where property is excess to C-10

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section C contractor requirements. (v) The PS personnel shall prepare GSA property transfer forms and assist contractors with acquisition for needed personal property from GSA excess whenever feasible. (vi) The PS personnel shall prepare written reports describing all aspects of their site visits and recommendations made. (vii) The PS personnel shall perform other personal property related tasks requested by the Regional Job Corps Director/Job Corps Project Managers or the COTR and assigned by the contractor's management. These, for example, might encompass inventorying Regional Office personnel Property, reviewing property for assessment of condition, and pursuant to abandonment-at-site. (b) Qualification/Experience (i) PS personnel shall have experience in managing Federal personnel property or five years of logistical experience. (ii) PS personnel shall be thoroughly knowledgeable of FPMR's, OMB property guidelines, and other applicable Federal regulations relative to Federal property. (iii) Personnel shall be capable of coordinating all aspects of contractor site visits and shall be able to train appropriate personnel in the use of Electronic Property Management System (EPMS). Experience in using other similar type systems will be acceptable. (iv) PS personnel shall be capable of reporting the results of their site visits via written trip reports. (v) Any deviation from these duties and assigned duty stations must have the concurrence and approval of the COTR. C-11 RFP-DCS-00-11 Section D SECTION D - PACKAGING AND MARKING [For this Solicitation, there are NO clauses in this Section] D-1 RFP-DCS-00-11 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 E.2 52.246-5 INSPECTION OF SERVICES--COST-REIMBURSEMENT (APR 1984) (a) Definition. "Services," as used in this clause, includes services performed, workmanship, and material furnished or used in performing services. (b) The Contractor shall provide and maintain an inspection system acceptable to the Government covering the services under this contract. Complete records of all inspection work performed by the Contractor shall be maintained and made available to the Government during contract performance and for as long afterwards as the contract requires. (c) The Government has the right to inspect and test all services called for by the contract, to the extent practicable at all places and times during the term of the contract. The Government shall perform inspections and tests in a manner that will not unduly delay the work. (d) If any of the services performed do not conform with contract requirements, the Government may require the Contractor to perform the services again in conformity with contract requirements, for no additional fee. When the defects in services cannot be corrected by reperformance, the Government may (1) require the Contractor to take necessary action to ensure that future performance conforms to contract requirements and (2) reduce any fee payable under the contract to reflect the reduced value of the services performed. (e) If the Contractor fails to promptly perform the services again or take the action necessary to ensure future performance in conformity with contract requirements, the Government may (1) by contract or otherwise, perform the services and reduce any fee payable by an amount that is equitable under the circumstances or (2) terminate the contract for default. E-1

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section E E-2 RFP-DCS-00-11 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 52.242-15 STOP-WORK ORDER AUG 1989 ALTERNATE I (APR 1984) F.2 PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE The period of performance shall be twelve (12) months from the date of contract execution, plus four 1-year options to extend at the discretion of the Government. F.3 LEVEL OF EFFORT The level of effort for this solicitation is between 8 and 8.5 professional person years. The level of effort for each option period is equal to the base year plus inflation as determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. F.4 REPORTS/DELIVERABLES The contractor shall furnish a written report on the activities and conditions encountered, recommendations offered and technical assistance and training provided to the regional offices and Centers in accordance with terms of the contract. Such reports shall be furnished to the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) within 5 working days after the completion of a trip. Monthly submission of invoices for billing shall include detailed reports of expenditures for salaries by name, travel, specify whether assignment was conducted in the regional office or at the center level. An end of the month activity trip report must be submitted to the COTR. F-1 RFP-DCS-00-11 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 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 G-1

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section G 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 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-2

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section G G.3 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: (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 G-3

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section G 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 Division of Accounting, Room C-5319 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20210 G-4 RFP-DCS-00-11 Section H SECTION H - SPECIAL CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS H.1 BUDGET LINE ITEM FLEXIBILITY Flexibility of Direct Costs will be allowed within the Prime Contract Budget, provided no single line item of cost shall be increased or decreased in excess of 20 percent and provided further that the total estimated cost of the Contract is not exceeded. This flexibility of cost does not apply to the wages, salaries and fringe benefits line items (including proposed changes by the Contractor in the mixture, number of hours, wages, and/or bonus or personnel paid under the contract) wherein no increase is permitted without the prior review and approval by the Contracting Officer. In contracts with OPTION TO EXTEND SERVICES provisions, this clause is applicable to each yearly negotiated budget line item amounts, and not the accumulated budget line item totals. H.2 FRINGE BENEFITS Social Security, Workers' Compensation, Unemployment Compensation and any other fringe benefits are a normal practice of the Contractor at the time of final negotiations for this contract and are available to all employees. Fringe benefits from an immediate previous employer which may be continued while employed under this contract are an allowable cost. In no event will duplicate fringe benefits be allowable to an individual under this contract. H.3 VACATIONS, SICK-LEAVE HOLIDAYS The Contractor may grant leave in accordance with its established written policy, provided that policy is accepted by the Contracting Officer or, in the absence of an established policy, leave may be granted as follows: Vacation: Maximum 2 weeks (10 working days) Sick Leave: Maximum 2 weeks (10 working days) Holiday: Maximum of paid holidays Leave shall be accrued at the rate of 5/6 of 1 day per month for each month employed. If the term of this contract is for more than or less than 1 year, the above leave shall be adjusted accordingly. H-1

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section H H.4 TRAVEL AND PER DIEM Travel policies as set forth in the Travel Regulations referred to below are required of the Contractor and consultants hereunder. Where the Contractor has a more restrictive travel policy than the Federal Travel Regulations, the more restrictive requirements shall apply. It is the responsibility of the Contractor to authorize only such per diem allowances as justified by the circumstances affecting the travel. Care should be exercised to prevent fixing per diem rates in excess of those required to meet the necessary authorized subsistence expenses. To this end, consideration should be given to factors which reduce the expenses of the employee such as: known arrangements at temporary duty locations where lodging and meals may be obtained without cost or at prices advantageous to the traveler; established cost experience in the localities where lodging and meals are required; situations where special rates for accommodations have been made available for a particular meeting or conference; the extent to which the traveler is familiar with establishments providing lodging and meals at a lower cost in certain localities, particularly, where repeated travel is involved; and the use of methods of travel where sleeping accommodations are provided as part of the transportation expenses. All travel shall be at tourist, coach, or less than first class unless itinerary or unavailability dictate otherwise. All temporary duty and local area automobile travel shall be allowed as prescribed by the applicable Travel Regulations. Copies of applicable Travel Regulations can be obtained as follows at a fee: a. Federal Travel Regulations, prescribed by the General Services Administration, for travel in the conterminous 48 United States: Available on a subscription basis from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402, Stock No. 022-001-81003-7. b. Joint Travel Regulations, Volume 2, DoD Civilian Personnel, Appendix A, prescribed by the Department of Defense, for travel in Alaska, Hawaii, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and territories and possessions of the United States: Available on a subscription basis from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402, Stock No. 908-010-00000-1. c. Standardized Regulations, (Government Civilians, Foreign Areas), Section 925, "Maximum Travel Per Diem Allowances for Foreign Areas," prescribed by the Department of State, for travel in areas not covered in 1 and 2 above: Available on a subscription basis from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402, Stock No. 744-008-00000-0. H-2

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section H H.5 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 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.6 UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE COST Unemployment insurance costs shall be paid by the contractor as they are incurred. However, in the event billings for Unemployment Insurance costs are received by the contractor after the expiration date of this contract and the billings cover the period that this contract was effective, the Government agrees to reimburse the contractor at the same rate that would have been applicable had the cost been paid as they were incurred. H.7 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. H-3

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section H The U.S. Department of Labor shall be responsible for scheduling 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.8 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.9 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-4

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section H H.10 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.11 SUBMISSION OF CORRESPONDENCE All correspondence relating to contractual aspects shall be directed to the Division of Contract Services, Attention: Contracting Officer. H.12 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.13 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.14 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-5

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section H H.15 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.16 FEDERAL REPORTS In the event that it subsequently becomes a contractual requirement to collect or record information calling for answers to identical questions from 10 or more persons other than Federal employees, or for information from Federal employees which is to be used for statistical compilations of general public interest, the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 and 5 CRF 1320 shall apply to this contract. No plan, questionnaire, interview guide or similar device for collecting formation (whether repetitive or single-time) may be used without first obtaining clearance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The contractor shall obtain the required OMB clearance through the Project Officer before expending any funds or making public contracts for the collection of data. The authority to expend funds and to proceed with the collection of data shall be issued in writing by the Contracting Officer. H.17 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-6

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section H H.18 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 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. H-7

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section H (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.19 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.20 INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS (FAR-Subpart 28.3) In accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation, 48 CFR, Clause 52.228-7 entitled, "Insurance-Liability to Third Persons" the following kinds and amounts of insurance must be procured and maintained in force during the lifetime of the above numbered contract. A. Workers' Compensation - In the amounts required by State law or the United States Longshore Workers' and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (33 U.S.C. 901). B. Occupational Diseases Insurance - As required by applicable law. In any area where all occupational diseases are not compensable under applicable law, insurance for occupational diseases shall be secured under the employer liability section of your insurance policy, minimum per accident $100,000. C. Employer Liability - This insurance is to cover any liability imposed upon an employer, by law, for damages on account of personal injuries, including death resulting therefrom, sustained by his employees by reason of accident. D. General Liability Insurance (Bodily Injury) - This insurance protects the insured against claims arising from bodily injury or death to third parties occurring on it business premises or through its operations except those arising from motor vehicles away from the premises, those covered by any Workers' Compensation law, and other exclusions stated in the policy. The required coverage for bodily injury shall be $200,000 per person and $500,000 per occurrence. E. Automobile Liability - The required coverage is $200,000 per person and $500,000 per occurrence for bodily injury and $20,000 per occurrence for property damage. F. The policies evidencing such insurance as required under this contract shall contain the following endorsement: H-8

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section H "No cancellation, termination, or modification of this policy shall take effect prior to the expiration of 35 days after written notice of the cancellation, termination or modification together with suitable identification of the policy and name insured has been sent by registered letter to the Government representative at the address stated below: Name of Contracting Officer: Keith A. Bond Address: USDOL/ETA/OFAM/OGCM/DCS 200 Constitution Ave., N.W. Room C-4310 Washington, D.C. 20210 The types and minimum limits reflected above for vehicle insurance shall apply to any vehicle operated or used in connection with performance of official business under this contract. In the event a privately-owned vehicle is used, the Government's share of insurance premiums, including any additional coverage required to conform with the above limits, shall be prorated in accordance with the vehicle's actual use while conducting business under the terms of this contract. H.21 DATA COLLECTION FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR The Contractor shall be responsible for informing any grantee that they have been requested to collect information for the Department of Labor. The collection of such data shall be the responsibility of the Contractor solely. The Contractor may request assistance from ETA grantees in locating the data. However, the actual data gathering must be done by the Contractor. H.22 PERFORMANCE STANDARDS The composition, work, 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-9

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section H H.23 RESTRICTION ON USE OF DOL FUNDS FOR LOBBYING In accordance with the cost principles incorporated in the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) at 31.205-22, lobbying costs (direct or indirect) are unallowable under this agreement. The exclusion of lobbying costs using Department of Labor funds is not intended to penalize, discourage, or prevent lobbying activities by utilizing non-Federal funds. H.24 PUBLICATION OF MATERIALS The Contractor shall receive permission from the Contracting Officer prior to publishing any works performed under this contract. Further, the Contractor shall acknowledge the support of the Department of Labor whenever publicizing any work performed under this contract. To implement the foregoing, the Contractor shall include in any publication resulting from work performed under this contract, an acknowledgement substantially the same as follows: "This project has been funded, either wholly or in part, with Federal funds from the Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration under Contract Number the contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement of same by the U.S. Government." H.25 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. 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 1 $.00 $.00 $.00 2 $.00 $.00 $.00 3 $.00 $.00 $.00 4 $.00 $.00 $.00 The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options under this clause, shall not exceed 5 years. H-10

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section H 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.26 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 H-11

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section H 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. 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: H-12

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section H 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 (End of Clause) H-13 RFP-DCS-00-11 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 52.215-2 AUDIT AND RECORDS--NEGOTIATION JUN 1999 52.215-8 ORDER OF PRECEDENCE--UNIFORM CONTRACT OCT 1997 FORMAT 52.216-7 ALLOWABLE COST AND PAYMENT APR 1998 52.216-8 FIXED-FEE MAR 1997 52.219-6 NOTICE OF TOTAL SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE JUL 1996 52.219-8 UTILIZATION OF SMALL BUSINESS CONCERNS OCT 1999 52.222-1 NOTICE TO THE GOVERNMENT OF LABOR FEB 1997 DISPUTES 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 I-1

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section I 52.222-36 AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR WORKERS WITH JUN 1998 DISABILITIES 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 52.225-11 RESTRICTIONS ON CERTAIN FOREIGN AUG 1998 PURCHASES 52.227-1 AUTHORIZATION AND CONSENT JUL 1995 ALTERNATE I (APR 1984) 52.227-2 NOTICE AND ASSISTANCE REGARDING PATENT AUG 1996 AND COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT 52.227-11 PATENT RIGHTS -- RETENTION BY THE JUN 1997 CONTRACTOR (SHORT FORM) 52.227-14 RIGHTS IN DATA--GENERAL JUN 1987 52.228-7 INSURANCE--LIABILITY TO THIRD PERSONS MAR 1996 52.232-17 INTEREST JUN 1996 52.232-20 LIMITATION OF COST APR 1984 52.232-23 ASSIGNMENT OF CLAIMS JAN 1986 52.232-33 PAYMENT BY ELECTRONIC FUNDS--CENTRAL MAY 1999 CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION 52.233-1 DISPUTES MAR 1994 ALTERNATE I (DEC 1991) 52.233-3 PROTEST AFTER AWARD AUG 1996 ALTERNATE I (JUN 1985) 52.242-1 NOTICE OF INTENT TO DISALLOW COSTS APR 1984 52.242-3 PENALTIES FOR UNALLOWABLE COSTS OCT 1995 52.242-4 CERTIFICATION OF FINAL INDIRECT COSTS JAN 1997 52.242-13 BANKRUPTCY JUL 1995 52.243-2 CHANGES--COST REIMBURSEMENT AUG 1987 ALTERNATE V (APR 1984) 52.244-2 SUBCONTRACTS AUG 1998 ALTERNATE II (AUG 1998) 52.244-5 COMPETITION IN SUBCONTRACTING DEC 1996 52.246-23 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FEB 1997 52.246-25 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY--SERVICES FEB 1997 52.249-6 TERMINATION (COST-REIMBURSEMENT) SEP 1996 52.249-14 EXCUSABLE DELAYS 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-2

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section I 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 60 days days before the contract expires. The preliminary notice does not commit the Government to an extension. (b) If the Government exercises this option, the extended contract shall be considered to include this option 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 I-3

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section I 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 (3 days for meat, meat food products, or fish; 5 days for perishable agricultural commodities, edible fats or oils, and food products prepared from edible fats or oils), 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) 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. (3) 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. I-4

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section I (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. (4) 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 I-5

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section I 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, 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. (5) 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. (6) 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 I-6

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section I (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 (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 I-7

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section I 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 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 52.243-7 NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES (APR 1984) (a) Definitions. "Contracting Officer," as used in this clause, does not include any representative of the Contracting Officer. "Specificially Authorized Representative (SAR)," as used in this clause, means any person the Contracting Officer has so designated by written notice (a copy of which shall be provided to the Contractor) which shall refer to this subparagraph and shall be issued to the designated representative before the SAR exercises such authority. (b) Notice. The primary purpose of this clause is to obtain prompt reporting of Government conduct that the Contractor considers to constitute a change to this contract. Except for changes identified as such in writing and signed by the Contracting Officer, the Contractor shall notify the Administrative Contracting Officer in writing promptly, within calendar days from the date that the Contractor identifies any Government conduct (including actions, inactions, and written or oral communications) that the Contractor regards as a change to the contract terms and conditions. On the basis of the most accurate information available to the Contractor, the notice shall state-- (1) The date, nature, and circumstances of the conduct regarded as a change; (2) The name, function, and activity of each Government individual and Contractor official or employee involved in or knowledgeable about such conduct; (3) The identification of any documents and the substance of any oral communication involved in such conduct; (4) In the instance of alleged acceleration of scheduled performance or delivery, the basis upon which it arose; I-8

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section I (5) The particular elements of contract performance for which the Contractor may seek an equitable adjustment under this clause, including-- (i) What contract line items have been or may be affected by the alleged change; (ii) What labor or materials or both have been or may be added, deleted, or wasted by the alleged change; (iii) To the extent practicable, what delay and disruption in the manner and sequence of performance and effect on continued performance have been or may be caused by the alleged change; (iv) What adjustments to contract price, delivery schedule, and other provisions affected by the alleged change are estimated; and (6) The Contractor's estimate of the time by which the Government must respond to the Contractor's notice to minimize cost, delay or disruption of performance. (c) Continued performance. Following submission of the notice required by (b) above, the Contractor shall diligently continue performance of this contract to the maximum extent possible in accordance with its terms and conditions as construed by the Contractor, unless the notice reports a direction of the Contracting Officer or a communication from a SAR of the Contracting Officer, in either of which events the Contractor shall continue performance; provided, however, that if the Contractor regards the direction or communication as a change as described in (b) above, notice shall be given in the manner provided. All directions, communications, interpretations, orders and similar actions of the SAR shall be reduced to writing promptly and copies furnished to the Contractor and to the Contracting Officer. The Contracting Officer shall promptly countermand any action which exceeds the authority of the SAR. (d) Government response. The Contracting Officer shall promptly, within calendar days after receipt of notice, respond to the notice in writing. In responding, the Contracting Officer shall either-- (1) Confirm that the conduct of which the Contractor gave notice constitutes a change and when necessary direct the mode of further performance; (2) Countermand any communication regarded as a change; (3) Deny that the conduct of which the Contractor gave notice constitutes a change and when necessary direct the mode of further performance; or (4) In the event the Contractor's notice information is inadequate to make a decision under (1), (2), or (3) above, advise the Contractor what additional information is required, and establish the date by which it should be furnished and the date I-9

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section I thereafter by which the Government will respond. (e) Equitable adjustments. (1) If the Contracting Officer confirms that Government conduct effected a change as alleged by the Contractor, and the conduct causes an increase or decrease in the Contractor's cost of, or the time required for, performance of any part of the work under this contract, whether changed or not changed by such conduct, an equitable adjustment shall be made-- (i) In the contract price or delivery schedule or both; and (ii) In such other provisions of the contract as may be affected. (2) The contract shall be modified in writing accordingly. In the case of drawings, designs or specifications which are defective and for which the Government is responsible, the equitable adjustment shall include the cost and time extension for delay reasonably incurred by the Contractor in attempting to comply with the defective drawings, designs or specifications before the Contractor identified, or reasonably should have identified, such defect. When the cost of property made obsolete or excess as a result of a change confirmed by the Contracting Officer under this clause is included in the equitable adjustment, the Contracting Officer shall have the right to prescribe the manner of disposition of the property. The equitable adjustment shall not include increased costs or time extensions for delay resulting from the Contractor's failure to provide notice or to continue performance as provided, respectively, in (b) and (c) above. I.6 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): www.arnet.gov/far/ I-10 RFP-DCS-00-11 Section J PART III - LIST OF DOCUMENTS, EXHIBITS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS SECTION J - LIST OF ATTACHMENTS ATTACHMENT NO. NUMBER TITLE DATE PAGES J.1 CONTRACT PRICING PROPOSAL COVER SHEET, SF 1411, (9 PAGES) J.2 COST AND PRICE ANALYSIS, ETA 8555, (8 PAGES) J.3 STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL CAPABILITY, ETA 8554, (2 PAGES) J.4 COST CONTRACTOR'S INVOICE, ETA 3100-1 (1 PAGE) J.5 COST CONTRACTOR'S DETAILED STATEMENT OF COST, ETA 3-2 (1 PAGE) J.6 VETS-100 - FEDERAL CONTRACTOR VETERANS EMPLOYMENT REPORT, OMB 1293-0005 (3 PAGES) J.7 PAST PERFORMANCE REFERENCE INFORMATION (2 PAGES) J.8 PAST PERFORMANCE EVALUATION QUESTIONNAIRE (2 PAGES) J.9 ORAL PRESENTATION EVALUATION QUESTIONNAIRE (2 PAGES) J-1 RFP-DCS-00-11 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 52.204-3 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 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 K-1

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section K 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; [ ] 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-2

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section K ---- K.3 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 (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 K-3

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section K 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.4 52.215-6 PLACE OF PERFORMANCE (OCT 1997) (a) The offeror or respondent, in the performance of any contract resulting from this solicitation, [ ] intends, [ ] does not intend [check applicable block] to use one or more plants or facilities located at a different address from the address of the offeror or respondent as indicated in this proposal or response to request for information. (b) If the offeror or respondent checks "intends" in paragraph (a) of this provision, it shall insert in the following spaces the required information: ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Place of performance (street | Name and address of owner and (street address, city, state, | operator of the plant or facility county, code) | if other than offeror or respondent ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ___________________________________|__________________________________ ___________________________________|__________________________________ ___________________________________|__________________________________ ___________________________________|__________________________________ ___________________________________|__________________________________ ___________________________________|__________________________________ ___________________________________|__________________________________ ___________________________________|__________________________________ ___________________________________|__________________________________ ------------------------------------------------------------------------ K-4

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section K K.5 52.219-1 SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM REPRESENTATIONS (MAY 1999) (a)(1) The standard industrial classification (SIC) code for this acquisition is 8742. (2) The small business size standard is 5 million. (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 the clause in this solicitation providing notice of the set-aside contains restrictions on the source of the end items to be furnished. K-5

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section K (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.6 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.7 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-6

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section K K.8 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.9 52.227-15 STATEMENT OF LIMITED RIGHTS DATA AND RESTRICTED COMPUTER SOFTWARE (MAY 1999) (a) This solicitation sets forth the work to be performed if a contract award results, and the Government's known delivery requirements for data (as defined in FAR 27.401). Any resulting contract may also provide the Government the option to order additional data under the Additional Data Requirements clause at 52.227-16 of the FAR, if included in the contract. Any data delivered under the resulting contract will be subject to the Rights in Data--General clause at 52.227-14 that is to be included in this contract. Under the latter clause, a Contractor may withhold from delivery data that qualify as limited rights data or restricted computer software, and deliver form, fit, and function data in lieu thereof. The latter clause also may be used with its Alternates II and/or III to obtain delivery of limited rights data or restricted computer software, marked with limited rights or restricted rights notices, as appropriate. In addition, use of Alternate V with this latter clause provides the Government the right to inspect such data at the Contractor's facility. (b) As an aid in determining the Government's need to include Alternate II or Alternate III in the clause at 52.227-14, Rights in Data--General, the offeror shall complete paragraph (c) of this provision to either state that none of the data qualify as limited rights data or restricted computer software, or identify, to the extent feasible, which of the data qualifies as limited rights data or restricted computer software. Any identification of limited rights data or restricted computer software in the offeror's response is not determinative of the status of such data should a contract be awarded to the offeror. K-7

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section K (c) The offeror has reviewed the requirements for the delivery of data or software and states [offeror check appropriate block]-- [ ] None of the data proposed for fulfilling such requirements qualifies as limited rights data or restricted computer software. [ ] Data proposed for fulfilling such requirements qualify as limited rights data or restricted computer software and are identified as follows: ___________________________________________________________________ ___ ___________________________________________________________________ ___ ___________________________________________________________________ ___ Note: "Limited rights data" and "Restricted computer software" are defined in the contract clause entitled "Rights in Data--General." K-8

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section K K.10 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-9 RFP-DCS-00-11 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 52.215-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS--COMPETITIVE NOV 1999 ACQUISITION ALTERNATE I (OCT 1997) 52.215-16 FACILITIES CAPITAL COST OF MONEY OCT 1997 52.222-24 PREAWARD ON-SITE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FEB 1999 COMPLIANCE EVALUATION L.2 52.204-6 DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBER (APR 1998) (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. (2) Company address. (3) Company telephone number. (4) Line of business. (5) Chief executive officer/key manager. L-1

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section L (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.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 CPFF 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 Contracting Services 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Room C-4310 Washington DC 20210 Mailing Address: U.S. Department of Labor, ETA/OGCM Division of Contrcacting Services 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Room C-4310 Washington DC 20210 L-2

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section L (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): www.arnet.gov/far/ L.6 PAST PERFORMANCE Offerors shall submit the following information as part of their proposal for both the offeror and proposed major subcontractors: A. A list of all "relevant" contracts and subcontracts completed during the past three (3) years and all contracts and subcontracts currently in process. The reference should be on project/work similar in nature. Contracts listed may include those entered into by the Federal Government, agencies of state and local governments and commercial customers. Offerors that are newly formed entities without prior contracts should list contracts and subcontracts as required above for all key personnel. Include the following information for each contract and subcontract: 1. Name of contracting activity 2. contract number 3. Contract type 4. total contract value 5. contract work 6. contracting officer and telephone 7. program manager and telephone 8. administrative contracting officer, if different from #6 and telephone number 9. list of major subcontractors L-3

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section L B. The offeror may provide information on problems encountered on the contract and subcontracts identified in A above and corrective actions taken to resolve those problems. Offerors should not provide general information of their performance on the identified contracts. General performance information will be obtained from the references. C. The offeror may describe any quality of awards or certifications that indicate the offeror possess a high quality process for developing and producing the product or service required. Identify what segment of the company (one division or the entire company) that received the award or certification. Describe when the award or certification was bestowed. If the award or certification is over three years old, present evidence that the qualifications still apply. D. Each offeror will be evaluated on his/her performance under existing and prior contracts for similar products or services. Performance information will be used for both responsibility determinations and as an evaluation factor against which offerors' relative rankings will be compared to assure best value to the Government. The Government will focus on information that demonstrates quality of performance relative to the size and complexity of the procurement under consideration. The contractor's reference questionnaire form identified in Section J.8 will be used to collect this information. References other than those identified by the offeror may be contacted by the Government with the information received used in the evaluation of the offeror's past performance. The Government also reserves the right to decide not to contact all of the references provided by the offeror. Names of individuals providing reference information about an offeror's past performance shall not be disclosed. L.7 ORAL PRESENTATION SECTION After the receipt of offers (proposals) by the Government, every eligible offeror must make an oral presentation to the Government's evaluation panel and participate in a question and answer session. The sole purpose of the oral presentation and question and answer session is to test an offeror's understanding of the work that the Government will require under the prospective contract. The oral presentation and the question and answer session are not part of the offer and are not themselves offers. The oral presentation and the question and answer session will not constitute discussions, as defined by FAR Part 15, and will not obligate the Government to determine a competitive range, conduct discussions, or solicit to entertain revised or final offers. Statements made by the offeror during the oral presentation or the question and answer session will not become a part of any contract resulting from this RFP, unless the Government and the offeror agree to make it part of an offer during discussions. If the Government decides to conduct discussions the Government will not solicit or entertain revisions to the oral presentations or to the answers given during the question and answer session. 1. Schedule for presentation: Oral presentations will commence L-4

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section L approximately three weeks after the receipt of proposals. The Contract Specialist will notify offerors of the scheduled date and time of their presentation within two weeks of the receipt of offers. The order in which offerors will make presentations will be determined by drawing lots by the Contract Specialist. Once notified of their scheduled presentation date and time, offerors shall complete their presentations on the scheduled date and time. Requests from offerors to reschedule their presentations will be entertained only in emergency situations. The Government reserves the right to reschedule an offeror's oral presentation at the discretion of the Contract Specialist. 2. Form of presentation: Offerors will make their oral presentations in person, at the Department of Labor/ETA, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C., to the Technical Evaluation Panel, Contract Specialist, and other representatives of the Government. Submission of videotapes or other forms of media containing the presentation for evaluation are not authorized. 3. Time allowed for presentation: Offerors shall receive transparencies one half hour prior to the presentation to caucus and prepare for the actual presentation. Oral presentations, excluding the question and answer session, will be limited to 90 minutes. The Contract Specialist will strictly enforce this time limit. Following the oral presentation there will be a recess of 1 hour. After the recess there will be a one hour question and answer session. 4. Offeror's presentation team: A maximum of five contractor personnel (prime and subcontractor) may participate. These individuals/presenters will attend the oral presentation and the question and answer session and shall answer questions directed to them. The presentation shall be made by one or more of the personnel whom the offeror will employ to manage or supervise contract performance on a full time basis. The Project Manager who will have full time operational responsibility for contract performance shall be present and shall, at a minimum, answer questions directed to him/her during the question and answer session. Offerors may not use company senior or general managers or consultants to make any part of the oral presentation. In addition to the maximum of five individuals who will participate, the offeror may send two non-participating representatives to observe. Hence a total of seven contractor personnel will be permitted to attend (only five may participate) the presentation. No other officers, employees, consultants, agents, or other representatives of the offeror may attend. 5. Content of presentation: The presentation shall not encompass price or cost and fee. During the 90 minute oral presentation, the offeror's presenters must demonstrate the offeror's understanding of the work that will be required under the prospective contract by addressing the following topics, in the following order, in accordance with the following instructions: (a) Introduction: The offeror should provide some information about itself as a firm, briefly describing its organization, history, products and services. (10 minutes) (b) Work Breakdown: Present an analysis of the statement of work. L-5

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section L Subdivide statement of work tasks [identify selected tasks] into their constituent activities. Briefly describe each activity and its inputs and outputs. Briefly describe interrelationships and interdependencies among the activities. (20 minutes) (c) Contract Work Schedule: Present a Gantt chart that illustrates the contract work schedule by [week, month, quarter, or year]. Show the starting date and ending date of each activity identified in the work breakdown analysis. Describe the interrelationships and interdependencies among the tasks. (10 minutes) (d) Contract Resource Allocations: Describe the types of professional, administrative, clerical and other labor that will be required to perform the contract work. Briefly describe each classification of professional and blue collar labor, including position title(s) and grades, journey-person level qualification requirements, typical journey-person level duties and responsibilities. Describe the total number of hours of each of these professional and blue collar labor classifications that will be allocated to each of the activities identified in the work breakdown analysis from start to finish. Also identify the types and hours of administrative and clerical labor that will be required for each activity. (10 minutes) (e) Performance Risk Analysis: Identify contingent events that could, if they were to occur, endanger satisfactory performance. Focus on critical events that are realistically likely to occur and that would pose serious problems. (Do not try to identify every event that could cause some minor difficulty.) Briefly describe the nature of each such event, each work activity with which it is associated, the estimated likelihood of its occurrence, its likely effect on performance if it were to occur, its likely causes, and plans to prevent its occurrence and to respond in the event that it does occur. (20 minutes) (f) Responsibility Assignments: Identify the components of the offeror's organization that will have primary support responsibility for the performance of each of the activities identified in the work breakdown analysis. Include affiliates, subsidiaries, and subcontractors. Also, identify the individual managers of each such organization. Briefly describe the qualifications of each such organizational component and person, including education and training and especially their experience doing such work. (10 minutes) (g) Conclusion: The offeror should summarize the main points of its presentation and state why the Government should select the offeror for contract award. (10 minutes) An offeror may address any other topic, as well, within the 90 minute limit. The Contract Specialist will strictly enforce the 90 minute time limit. 6. Clarification of oral presentation points: After completion of the oral presentation, the Government may request clarification of any points addressed which are unclear and may ask for elaboration by the offeror on any point which was not supported. Any such interchange between the offeror and the Government will be for clarification only, and will not constitute discussions within the meaning of FAR Part 15. The time L-6

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section L required for clarification will not be counted against the offeror's presentation time limit. 7. Government Personnel: Contract Specialist and/or Contracting Officer. Federal Staff to assist in the administration of the presentations. The Technical Evaluation Panel consisting of (3) individuals with expertise in employment and training programs administered by the Department of Labor/ETA. 8. Documentation: The Government will provide blank flip chart paper for the offeror to use during the presentation caucus time period. An overhead slide projector will be provided by the Government for offeror use during the presentation. At the close of the presentation, the offeror shall provide the Technical Evaluation with a listing of the names, firms, and position titles of all presenters, along with all flip charts and/or overhead slides used during the presentation. The Government will not accept for evaluation any additional documentation which may or may not have been referenced during the presentation. Each offeror shall use black and white overhead transparencies (slides) to document key points of its presentation. The Government will provide one overhead projector, one flip-chart pad, and marker pens for the offeror's use during the oral presentation. The offeror may not use or submit any other media documents. "The offeror shall submit its set of overhead transparencies and five (5) paper copies to the Government in a sealed package with its offer" (see L.9). Failure to submit the overhead transparencies and paper copies by the date established for receipt of offers will cause the offer to be rejected as non-responsive. Thirty (30) minutes before the presentation, the Contract Specialist will give the transparencies to the offeror for its use during the presentation. The overhead transparencies must be 8.5 by 11 inches. The legibility and clarity of the transparencies is the responsibility of the offeror. The transparencies submitted will be considered the offeror's technical proposal. If there is a discrepancy between any of the transparencies and what is verbally stated during the presentation, the information that appears on the transparency will take precedence over what the presenters say. There is no limit to the number of overhead transparencies that an offeror may use during its presentation. However, when evaluating the offeror's presentation, the Government will consider only the information on the transparencies that were actually projected during the presentation. The production and use of an excessive number of slides may be detrimental to an offeror's interests. The presentations will be audio taped by the Government. Offerors should mark slides in accordance with FAR 52.215-1 (e), Restrictions on Disclosure and Use of Data, as appropriate. L-7

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section L L.8 SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL (A) - General Instructions: Each offeror must submit an offer (proposal) and other written information and make an oral presentation in strict accordance with these instructions. When evaluating an offeror, the Government will consider how well the offeror complied with the letter and spirit of these instructions. The Government will consider any failure on the part of an offeror to comply with both the letter and spirit of these instructions to be an indication of the type of conduct it can expect during contract performance. Therefore, the Government encourages offerors to contact the Contracting Officer by telephone, facsimile transmission, e-mail, or mail in order to request an explanation of any part of these instructions. Your proposal must be submitted in three (3) separate and distinct parts as outlined below, consisting of the number of stated copies and accompanied by the required supportive materials to insure that the proposal will be considered responsible to the Request for Proposals. Part 1 - Original and two (2) signed copies of completed Standard Form 33, Solicitation, Offer and Award, Original and two (2) signed copies of Section K, the Representations, Certifications and other Statements of Offerors and all attachments thereto except those items required in Part 2 and 3 will be submitted as outlined in their respective parts. Legible copies are acceptable. (All copies shall be ink-signed.) Part 2 - In accordance with Section L.7, the offeror shall submit, as part of their offer the following: (1) A set of overhead transparencies and five (5) paper copies in a sealed package. These transparencies shall be considered in effect, the offeror's technical proposal and shall form the basis of the offeror's Oral Presentation. PLEASE NOTE: The sealed package containing the transparencies will not be opened until the scheduled date for an offeror's presentation, in the presence of the Contract Specialist and a representative of the offeror. Both the transparencies and the Oral Presentation will be used to evaluate the offeror's Technical Approach. (See Section M.3(B); (2) Offerors shall submit an original and three copies of the "Resumes of Professional Personnel" (See Section M.3(A); (3) Offerors shall submit three copies of relevant past performance information (See Section L.7 and M.3(C); and (4) Offerors shall submit an original and three copies of the Contractor's Experience with Related Work (See Section M.3(D). The Technical Proposal shall not make reference to cost or price data so that an independent technical evaluation may be made on the basis of technical merit alone. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in a determination of nonresponsiveness. Proposals specifying less than one hundred twenty (120) days Government Acceptance may be considered L-8

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section L not acceptable. Any exceptions taken by a offeror to any provisions of this Request for Proposals or any condition placed upon a proposal may result in a finding of not acceptable. Only one proposal may be submitted by each respondent. Part 3 - A detailed Business Management Proposal as further outlined in the below instructions and consisting of: (a) Three (3) copies of Attachment J.2 - Cost and Price Analysis, ETA 8555 (Mar. 1981) (b) One (1) copy of Attachment J.3 - Statement of Financial Capability, ETA 8554 (Mar. 1981) NOTE: The Government will determine the amount of travel and the required transportation funds necessary to accomplish the four task orders mentioned in Section C. The travel budget is pre-determined by the sponsoring Agency, therefore, the offeror should not include an amount as part of their proposal. Associated travel dollars will be added to the overall contractual amount of the contract award. Again, offerors should not include travel costs in their business proposal. (c) "One (1) each Accounting System Certification which is a statement certifying that the offeror has an established accounting system with internal controls adequate to safeguard their assets, insure that funds are accounted for by cost categories, check the accuracy and reliability of the accounting data, promote operating efficiency and permit compliance with Government requirements and accounting procedures with respect to Cost Reimbursement types of contracts. The statement shall be executed by a certified public accountant (CPA), licensed public accountant, a bona-fide accounting or audit organization such as Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) or an entity of equivalent status acceptable to the Government." Failure to include the above stated supportive materials with your proposal will be a basis for determination of not being acceptable. NOTE: Part 1, 2, and 3 should be sealed in separate envelopes and included in one master package. The RFP number and related Part numbers outlined above, if applicable, must be shown in the upper left hand corner of each of the envelopes as well as the master package. The Government warns offerors that taking exception to any term or condition of the RFP (including submitting any alternative proposal that requires a relaxation of a requirement), will make an offer unacceptable, and the offeror ineligible for award, unless the RFP expressly authorizes such an exception with regard to that specific term or condition. The Government will consider any exception to a term or condition of the RFP that is not expressly authorized by the RFP to be a deficiency, as defined in FAR Part 15. An offeror may eliminate a deficiency in its offer only through discussions, as defined and prescribed in FAR Part 15. However, the Government intends to award a contract without discussions, as authorized by FAR Part 15. Therefore, any offeror planning to take exception to a term or condition of the RFP should consult with the Contracting Officer prior to submitting an offer, unless the RFP expressly authorizes such an L-9

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section L exception. Not withstanding its plan to award without discussions, the Government reserves the right to conduct discussions with offers in a competitive range, if necessary, and to permit such offerors to revise their proposals. The government also reserves the right to change any terms and conditions of their RFP by amendment at any time prior to contract award and to allow offerors to revise their offers accordingly, as authorized by FAR Part 15. The offeror shall complete and submit all certifications included in or attached to this Request for Proposal. The Cost Analysis (Attachment J.2) and Financial Capability Forms (Attachment J.3) support information shall be augmented as follows: Offerors are required to submit cost proposals fully supported by cost and pricing data adequate to establish the reasonableness of the proposed costs. 1. Most current published annual balance sheet and profit or loss statement. 2. The offeror shall furnish a total cost breakdown utilizing the enclosed cost and price analysis form. (a) Include the backup data to support the type of labor and estimated numbers of hours within each category. (b) Include a breakdown of the amount estimated for travel including destination, duration, purpose and cost (per diem and transportation). (c) Include backup data to support the estimated amount of material and subcontracting (if applicable) including description of materials to be procured, basis for proposed subcontract, type of subcontract and amounts proposed. 3. List the names and addresses of any subcontractor* the offeror intends to use in the performance of a resulting contract. Include the following information about the subcontract(s). (a) How subcontractor was selected? (b) Has the subcontractor submitted a cost proposal? (c) Will he be able to start performance at the start of the contract period? (d) What is the total cost of (each) subcontract? (e) What services (skills) will the subcontract provide? (f) What experience do they have in this technical area? *Also provide the above information for consultants you intend to use in the performance of a resulting contract. L-10

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section L L.9 REQUEST FOR CLARIFICATION (RFC) All requests for RFP clarification are due by 5:00 PM Local Time February 25, 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-11 RFP-DCS-00-11 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 52.217-3 EVALUATION EXCLUSIVE OF OPTIONS APR 1984 M.2 BASIS FOR AWARD (BEST VALUE) The Government intends to evaluate proposals using a two-step methodology. The first step will involve the evaluation of the offeror's INDIVIDUAL STAFF EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS, PAST PERFORMANCE, CONTRACTOR'S EXPERIENCE WITH RELATED WORK, AND PRICE, evaluation factors A, C, D, and E listed below). Based on these evaluations, a Competitive Range (FAR Part 15) consisting of the most highly rated proposals will be established. The second step will involve evaluation of an ORAL PRESENTATION presented by each of the offerors within the Competitive Range. Evaluation of oral presentations will consist of the offeror's TECHNICAL APPROACH (evaluation factor B listed below). Therefore, each offer should contain the best terms from a cost or price and technical standpoint A cost realism analysis will be performed for all technically acceptable offerors. Contract award will be based on the combined evaluations of Technical Approach, Individual Staff Experience and Qualifications, Past Performance, Contractor's Experience With Related Work, and Price. The contract resulting from this solicitation will be awarded to the responsible offeror whose offer, conforming to the solicitation, is determined to provide the "best value" to the Government, which may not necessarily be the proposals offering the lowest cost nor receiving the highest technical score. It should be noted that cost is not a numerically weighted factor. Although non-cost factors are significantly more important than cost, cost is an important factor and should be considered when preparing responsive offers (proposals). The importance of cost as M-1

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section M an evaluation factor will increase with the degree of equality of the proposals in relation to the remaining evaluation factors. When the offerors within the competitive range are considered essentially equal in terms of technical, past performance and other no-cost factors (if any), or when cost is so significantly high as to diminish the value of the technical superiority to the Government, cost may become the determining factor for award. In summary, cost/no-cost trade offs will be made, and the extent to which one may be sacrificed for the other if governed only by the tests of rationality and consistency with the established factors. Prospective contractors are advised that the selection of a contractor for contract award is to be made, after a careful evaluation of the offers (proposals) received, by a panel of specialists chosen by DOL/ETA. Each panelist will evaluate the proposals for technical acceptability using a range of scores assigned to each factor. The factors are presented in the order of emphasis that they will receive (i.e., Factor A has the greatest weight, Factor B the second greatest weight, etc.). The scores will then be averaged to select a contractor for award on the basis of their proposal being the most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. M.3 EVALUATION CRITERIA AND BASIS FOR AWARD (BEST VALUE) A. INDIVIDUAL STAFF EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS (35 points) This section of the proposal shall include sufficient information for judging the quality and competence of staff proposed to be assigned to the project to assure that they meet the required qualifications. Successful performance of the proposed work depends heavily on the qualifications of the individuals committed to this project, and the adequacy of the time commitment for each individual in relation to the specific tasks that they will perform. Accordingly, the Government, in its evaluation of the contractor's proposal, will place considerable emphasis on the contractor's commitment of personnel qualified for the work involved in accomplishing the assigned tasks. This section of the proposal shall provide the current employment status of personnel proposed for work under this RFP--i.e., whether these personnel are currently employed by the contractor or are dependent upon planned recruitment or subcontracting. Where subcontractors or outside assistance are proposed, organizational control shall be clearly delineated so as to demonstrate and ensure responsiveness to the needs of the Government. The following information shall also be furnished: 1. The proposed Project Director; 2. The proposed project organization; 3. The time commitment of all professional personnel assigned to the M-2

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section M project (the number of hours per month that each individual will devote to the project over its life), as well as "Letters of Intent"for each professional personnel; 4. A resume for each professional personnel to be assigned to the project. At a minimum, each resume shall include: (a) The individual's current employment status and previous work experience, including position title, dates in position, duties performed, and employing organization. Duties shall be clearly defined in terms of the role performed, i.e., management, team leader, consultant. Also, indicate whether each individual is currently employed by the contractor, and (if so) for how long. (b) A statement of the work that the individual has completed or which is currently underway for work that is relevant to the proposed work on the demonstration project. (c) The individual's educational background; (d) The position to which the individual would be assigned for the project and the type of work that they would perform in that capacity. Please be advised that offerors shall be evaluated under this factor based on the following: (i) The experience and qualifications of the proposed Project Manager and the amount of time committed to the project. This person shall be a qualified professional capable of supervising activities involved in support of each task order; have knowledge of electronic property management systems; have a minimum of (5) years of ADP experience; have demonstrable Federal personal property management experience and at least three (3) years of property management or equivalent logistics area experience; have working knowledge of FPMR's and OMB circulars pertaining to property procedures and requirements; be able to assess and recommend changes for ETA property Management policies and procedures; be qualified to coordinate all project related personnel matters communicate both orally and in writing with all levels of ETA personnel, develop and implement staffing plans, coordinate heavy travel requirements, and otherwise manage the project; (ii) The experience and qualifications of the proposed Senior Property Coordinator and the amount of time committed to the project. This person shall be a qualified professional capable of working independently and providing guidance to lower level personnel; have experience in an electronic property management system or other similar systems experience; have a minimum of four (4) years of ADP experience; have a working knowledge of FPMR's and OMB Circulars pertaining to property procedures and requirements; be able to assess and recommend changes for ETA property management policies and procedures; have demonstrable Federal personal property management experience; be qualified to coordinate all contractor personnel actions required by the contractor and Regional Offices; be technically qualified to communicate with all levels of M-3

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section M management within the ETA National and Regional Offices; (iii) The experience and qualifications of all proposed Property Specialists and the amount of time committed to the project. These persons shall have experience in managing Federal personnel property or five years of logistical experience; be thoroughly knowledgeable of FPMR's, OMB property guidelines, and other applicable Federal regulations relative to Federal property; and be capable of coordinating all aspects of contractor site visits and shall be able to train appropriate personnel in the use of Electronic Property Management System (EPMS) (experience in using other similar type systems will be acceptable); (iv) The time commitment of all personnel assigned to the project (the number of hours per month that each individual will devote to the project over its life), as well as "Letters of Intent" for each professional personnel. All professional personnel must devote 100% of their time to the project. (v) A resume for each professional personnel to be assigned to the project. At a minimum, each resume shall include: (a) The individual's current employment status and previous work experience, including position title, dates in position, duties performed, and employing organization. Duties shall be clearly defined in terms of the role performed, i.e., management, team leader, consultant. Also, indicate whether each individual is currently employed by the contractor, and (if so) for how long. (b) A statement of the work that the individual has completed or which is currently underway for work that is relevant to the proposed work. (c) The individual's educational background; (d) The position to which the individual would be assigned for the project and the type of work that they would perform in that capacity; and (vi) Staffing charts listing names, qualifications, and experience of professional personnel (including outside consultants), staff time/time loading charts showing the amount of time each staff person will devote to each task and sub-task, and an indication of how staff will be allocated to perform all necessary field work during the project. B. TECHNICAL APPROACH (30 points) The Government will evaluate each offeror's technical approach on the basis of its oral presentation and the responses it gives during the question and answer session that will follow the oral presentation. In making this evaluation, the government will consider an offeror's : (1) knowledge of the content of the work in terms of constituent activities, their inputs and outputs, and their interrelationships and interdependencies; (2) recognition of the M-4

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section M appropriate sequence and realistic duration of the work activities; (3) knowledge of the appropriate types of resources required to perform the work activities; (4) familiarity with the difficulties , uncertainties, and risks associated with the work; and knowledge of the personnel and subcontractor qualifications necessary to the performance of the work. C. CONTRACTOR'S PAST PERFORMANCE (20 Points) This criterion shall represent up to 20% of the total score of the proposal. Award may be made from the initial offers without discussions. However, if discussions are held offerors will be provided the opportunity to address unfavorable reports of past performance, if the offeror has not had a previous opportunity to review the rating. Past Performance shall include evaluating offerors with no relevant performance history, and shall provide offerors an opportunity to identify past or current contracts (Federal, State, and local government and private) for efforts similar to the Government requirement. Offerors shall provide information on problems encountered on the identified contracts and the offeror's corrective actions. The Government shall consider this information, as well as information obtained from any other sources, when evaluating the offeror's past performance. The Contracting Officer shall determine the relevance of similar past performance information. Offers shall submit past performance information regarding predecessor companies, professional personnel who have relevant experience, or subcontractors that will perform major or critical aspects of the requirement when such information is relevant to the instant acquisition. Offerors without relevant past performance history or for whom information on past performance is not available, the offeror may not be evaluated favorably or unfavorably on past performance. In this instance the offeror would receive a neutral score. D. CONTRACTOR'S EXPERIENCE WITH RELATED WORK (15 points) This section of the proposal shall identify and describe the previous experience and effectiveness of the contractor in similar or related work to demonstrate the contractor's current capacity to provide the services offered; the contractor's management plan for the project; and the strength of the contractor's support for this project. Contractors shall discuss the relationship of their firm's previous experience to the work proposed under this contract. The following information shall be included: 1. The identity of the principal clients served in performing similar or related work; the general nature and scope of that work; and the results achieved. The contractor shall include a representative synopsis listing previous projects relevant to this RFP. Each project synopsis shall include: (a) The organization for whom the work was done; M-5

Back to Table of Contents RFP-DCS-00-11 Section M (b) A contact person in that organization with their current phone number; (c) The dollar value of the contract for the project; (d) The time frame and professional effort involved in the project; (e) The Project Manager and other professional personnel assigned to the project; and (f) A brief summary of the work performed by the contractor on the project; significant accomplishments; and any problems encountered, corrective actions taken, and the outcome. Please be advised that offerors shall be evaluated under this factor based on similar or related work completed during the past five (5) years on all contracts and subcontracts; the contractor's management plan for the projects; and the strength of the contractor's support for the projects. E. PRICE Cost Realism will be performed as part of the proposal evaluation process. The purpose of this evaluation shall be (a) to verify the offeror's understanding of the requirement; (b) to assess the degree to which the cost/price proposal reflects the approaches and/or risk assessments made in the technical proposal as well as the risk that the offeror will provide the services for the offered prices/cost; and (c) assess the degree to which the cost reflected in the cost/price proposal accurately represents the work effort included in the technical offer (proposal). M.4 DETERMINING BEST OVERALL VALUE In order to determine which offeror represents the best overall value, the Contracting Officer will make a series of paired comparisons among only those offerors that submitted acceptable offers (proposals). If, in any paired comparison, the offeror with the higher expected value also has the lower price, then the Contracting Officer will consider that offeror to represent the better overall value. If the offeror with the higher expected value has the higher price, then the Contracting Officer will decide whether the difference in expected value is worth the difference in price. If the Contracting Officer decides that it is, then they will consider the offeror with the higher expected value and the higher price to represent the better overall value. If not, then the Contracting Officer will consider the offeror(s) with the lower expected value and the lower price to represent the better value. The Contracting Officer will continue to make paired comparisons in this way until they have identified the best overall value. Pursuant to FAR Subpart 52.215-1 Instructions to Offerors - Competitive Acquisition, the Contracting Officer reserves the right to award without discussion to the source(s) whose offer is the most M-6

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