NOTICE TO ALL OFFERORS:

REFERENCE: RFP-DCS-02-24

Amendment No. 1

Additional information has been requested by prospective offerors and it has been determined by the Contracting Officer that this information be made available to all bidders. The closing date and time for the receipt of proposals is May 9, 2002, by 2:00 p.m. local time.

Keith A. Bond
KEITH A. BOND

Contracting Officer
Attachments

 

 

AMENDMENT OF SOLICITATION/MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT

1. CONTRACT ID CODE
 

PAGE OF PAGES

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2. AMENDMENT/MODIFICATION. NO.
   1
3. EFFECTIVE DATE
 4/17/02
4. REQUISITION/PURCHASE REQ. NO.   
 
5. PROJECT NO. (If applicable)
 
6. ISSUED BYCODE
 
 U.S. Department of Labor, ETA/OGCM
 Division of Contract Services
 200 Constitution Avenue, NW
 Room C-4310
 Washington  DC  20210
7. ADMINISTERED BY
(If other than Item 6)
CODE
 
 U.S. Department of Labor, ETA
 
 200 Constitution Avenue, NW
 Room C-4310
 Washington  DC  20210
8. NAME AND ADDRESS OF CONTRACTOR  (No., street, county, State and ZIP Code)   
 
 
 
 To all Offerors/Bidders 
 
 
 
 
       

CODE   FACILITY CODE  

(X)

 X
 
9A. AMENDMENT OF SOLICITATION NO.
 RFP_DCS-02-24

9B. DATED (SEE ITEM 11)
 04-04-2002

10A. MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT/ORDER NO.
 
     

10B. DATED (SEE ITEM 12)
 

11. THIS ITEM ONLY APPLIES TO AMENDMENTS OF SOLICITATION

 X
The above numbered solicitation is amended as set forth in Item 14.  The hour and date specified for receipt of Offers
 
is extended,
  X
is not extended.  Offers must acknowledge receipt of this amendment prior
 to the hour and date specified in the solicitation or as amended, by one of the following methods: (a) By completing Items 8 and 15, and returning   0   copies of the amendment;(b) By acknowledging receipt of this amendment of each copy of the offer submitted; or (c) By separate letter or telegram which includes a reference to the solicitation and amendment numbers. FAILURE OF YOUR ACKNOWLEDGMENT TO BE RECEIVED AT THE PLACE DESIGNATED FOR THE RECEIPT OF OFFERS PRIOR TO THE HOUR AND DATE SPECIFIED MAY RESULT IN REJECTION OF YOUR OFFER. If by virtue of this amendment you desire to change an offer already submitted, such change may be made by telegram or letter, provided each telegram or letter makes reference to the solicitation and this amendment, and is received prior to the opening hour and date specified.     ** HOUR & DATE for Receipt of Offers is EXTENDED       
12. ACCOUNTING AND APPROPRIATION DATA (If required)

    N/A

   

13. THIS ITEM APPLIES ONLY TO MODIFICATIONS OF CONTRACTS/ORDERS,

IT MODIFIES THE CONTRACT/ORDER NO. AS DESCRIBED IN ITEM 14.

(X)

  X

A. THIS CHANGE ORDER IS ISSUED PURSUANT TO:  (Specify authority)  THE CHANGES SET FORTH IN ITEM 14 ARE MADE IN THE CONTRACT ORDER NO. IN ITEM 10A.
   

 

B. THE ABOVE NUMBERED CONTRACT/ORDER IS MODIFIED TO REFLECT THE ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES  (such as changes in payng office, appropriation date, etc.)
SET FORTH IN ITEM 14, PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY OF FAR 43.103 (b).

 

C. THIS SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT IS ENTERED INTO PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY OF:

 

 

 

D. OTHER (Specify type of modification and authority)

 

 

E. IMPORTANT:  Contractor
 
is not,
 
is required to sign this document and return      copies to the issuing office.
14. DESCRIPTION OF AMENDMENT/MODIFICATION (Organized by UCF section headings, including solicitation/contract subject matter where feasible.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Except as provided herein, all terms and conditions of the document referenced in Item 9A or 10A, as heretofore changed, remains unchanged and in full force and effect.
15A. NAME AND TITLE OF SIGNER   (Type or print)
 
 
16A. NAME AND TITLE OF CONTRACTING OFFICER    (Type or print)
 KEITH A. BOND  
 Contracting Officer
15B. CONTACTOR/OFFEROR

 

(Signature of person authorized to sign)

15C. DATE SIGNED
16B. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

BY  

(Signature of Contracting Officer)

16C. DATE 
      SIGNED
  4/17/02
 STANDARD FORM 30   (REV. 10-83)

 

 

Responses to Technical Questions

  1. Are there samples or copies of previous years’ reports available to prospective contractors?

    Contractors may order (at no cost) the most recent copy off the web at http://wdr.doleta.gov/opr/ or look up the full text versions on this web address.

  2. How long is a typical report not including the appendix? How long does the actual report of the contractor have to be?

    With the appendix the report is typically 200 pages long. The actually report of the contractor will be this length.

  3. Can the contractor make suggestions or changes in the report format? Is the contractor limited to following the existing models?

    Contractor is not limited to the existing models? Suggestions and changes are welcome, and will be taken into consideration.

  4. Can the contractor make recommendations for the kind of information that is most useful to members of Congress and their staff? Are the contractors limited to following the model of previous reports?

    While most of the information can not be omitted, contractor can make recommendations that will be most useful to members of congress and their staff.

  5. How is the data for appendices transmitted to the contractor available in electronic form?

    They will be provided electronically (on disk) directly from the Bureau of Labor Statistics generally they are in Excel or Work format that is compatible for MACs and PCs).

  6. In the call for proposal, should the proposals outline suggestions or suggested plans of action to bring the publications up to date?

    Yes, most importantly we are looking to an adherence to a timeline and added emphasis to bringing the publication up-to-date.

  7. What is the reason the report is not as current as the Department of Labor might wish?

    The Office of Management and Budget must review the report, often this review takes up to a year and a half.

  8. The contractors are supposed to use the information from the previous year(s) to up date the proposal, however, the information is 5 years old and is not useful. What is the reason for the publications to be so outdated?

    See above.

  9. The RFP calls for two key personnel (Project Manager and Writer/Editor) expending 75% of their time on this effort. This appears to represent 1.5 FTE, but the level of effort is estimated between 0.7 and 1 professional person years. Could you please clarify?

    For this contract, the Project Director shall expend 20% of time and Writer/Editor 40% of time for the positions that shall be considered Key Personnel and subject to the provisions of Paragraph H.9.

    The level of effort for this project is estimated between 7.0 and 1 professional person years. A professional person year is between $90, 000 and 100,000.

  10. Is there a preferred number of pages for the technical approach?

    Technical Approach should be under 25 pages.

  11. This solicitation mentions a "size standard" of $5 million. Does this refer to the size of the business, or is it a cost limit for the proposal?

    Pursuant to FAR Part 19.102 (b) (1) – SIZE STANDARDS, Small business size standards are applied by-classifying the product of service being acquired in the industry whose definition, as found in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Manual (available via the Internet at http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/naics.html), best describes the principal nature of the product or service being acquired.

  12. Section H.8 Printing. Reference Government Printing and Binding Regulations and subcontracting. Is this section to be interpreted strictly to mean that the Printing cannot be performed by an outside source?

    Yes

  13. For this solicitation, the NAICS Code is 541618, with a $6 million size standard.

 

BIDDERS LIST

Walter L. Darden, Jr.
EDUCON
1028 Barry Court
Hampton, VA 23666-4605
757-838-9171
Daniel T. Bloom SCRP
Daniel Bloom & Associates, Inc.
PO Box 1233
Largo, FL 33779-1233
727-581-6216
Annie Tyson Jett
EXTERNAL RESOURCES, LLC
PO Box 2171
High Point, NC 27261
336-869-0774
Buzz Kleemann
Alpha-Omega Change Engineering
Schroeder top, Suite G
1900 George Washington Memorial Highway
Yorktown, VA 23693-4230
757-596-4508
Martin J. Harris
Oak Hill Technology Inc.
Business Development Director
12505 Trail Driver
Austin, TX 78737
512-288-0008
Merrill Reese
Quality Partners
3340 North Josey Lane
Suite 222
Carrollton, TX 75007
972-394-7644 ext, 204
Tammy E. Camper
3000 Atrium Way, Suite 2201
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
856-439-7486
Lori Louis
Henderson/Jones Consulting Firm
2570 Treasure Court
Decatur, GA 30034
404-286-3430
Evelyn M. Zeitz
Peachtree Software Solutions, Inc.
24725 Peach Tree Road
Clarksburg, MD 20871
301-515-1356
Brenda Aspass
Denali Associates
479 Jumpers Hole Road, Suite 406
Severna Park, MD 21146
410-431-5005
Lakeshia Irizarry
1155 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20036
202-467-8034
Marcia Duncan
ASHMAR International Technology, Inc.
8906 2nd Street
Lanham, MD 20706
301-552-3799
The Smith Group, Inc.
11141 Georgia Avenue, Suite 503
Wheaton, MD 20902
301-946-6077
Carla Carter & Associates, Inc.
6036 East Mountain View Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
480-922-0043
Ruby Williams
7575 Jefferson Hwy S#126
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
225-922-1606
Bill Sargent
IT Association
10592 Perry Highway No. 259
Wexford, PA 15090 USA
724-934-9300
Gloria Wipple-Pena, CEO
Innovations Group, Inc.
5789 West Wethersfield Drive
Glendale, AZ 85304
623-487-3949
Abbott S. Estrin
12 Margarita Court
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
843-682-4904
Sharon Christenson
Abt Associates Inc.
55 Wheeler Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-492-7100
Deborah Perry Estrin
Fitzgerald Addison Group LLC
12 Margarita Court
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29926
843-682-4904
Dave Griffths
28 Pine Street
Mechanic Falls, ME 04256
207-345-9835
Michael Dean
Professional Solutions, LLC
7842 Butterfield Lane
Annandale, VA 22003
703-208-1161
Nobashea Q. Robinson
Legal Personnel
5615 Landover Road
Cheverly, MD 20784
301-277-5711
Joellyn Pollock
602-257-4327
Asim Saber
CEO, Williow CSN Inc.
954-392-2626