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RFP-DCS-03-07 Amendment No. 1

January 3, 2003

NOTICE TO ALL OFFERORS

REFERENCE: AMENDMENT NO. 1
RFP-DCS-03-07

The closing date for the above-referenced Request for Proposals has been extended to a new closing date of January 31, 2003 by 2:00 p.m. local time.

Keith A. Bond
KEITH A. BOND
Contracting Officer

AMENDMENT OF SOLICITATION/MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT

1. CONTRACT ID CODE
 

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2. AMENDMENT/MODIFICATION. NO.
 
3. EFFECTIVE DATE
 Execution
4. REQUISITION/PURCHASE REQ. NO.   jlm
 03-255
5. PROJECT NO. (If applicable)
 N/A
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
 
 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-03-07

9B. DATED (SEE ITEM 11)
 12-18-2002

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
 X
is extended,
 
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 to: 1/31/2003 at 2 p.m.       
12. ACCOUNTING AND APPROPRIATION DATA (If required)

   

   

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

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

(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.)

  The closing date for RFP-DCS-03-07 has been extended to a new closing date of January 31, 2003 by 2:00 p.m. local time.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  
 
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
 
 STANDARD FORM 30   (REV. 10-83)

 

14. RESPONSES TO TECHNICAL QUESTIONS

1. Question: Would it be possible for us to get versions of the current California ALCO software and the current Regional Office ACU software? This would enhance our understanding of the computer environment underlying the simulation test.

Answer: No, we do not have the software at this time.

2. Question: Our MOBIS rates are for the period August 15, 2002 through August 14, 2003. I presume that there is no problem with us using these rates in the proposal, even though the RFP specifies the use of October 2, 2002 though September 30, 2003 rates.

Answer: Yes, you can use your rates for the period August 15, 2002 through August 14, 2003.

3. Question: We presume that the sample group of 1,000 - 1,500 applications will include both complete applications and incomplete applications. Is this assumption correct?

Answer: We expect that the sample application group will be randomly selected and will represent all types of applications, including incomplete applications.

4. Question: Under current case processing procedures, both the SWAs and the ROs adhere closely to queues of cases, one queue for traditional cases and one for the RiR applications, according to receipt date. When the contractor operates the simulation, will ETA expect the applications to be processed in the order that the applications had been received at the SWAs, or will the contractor be able to experiment with approaches that process applications out of order?

Answer: The contractor will be able to experiment with approaches that process applications out of order.

5. Question: Will ETA have a federal employee from the National Office of the Foreign Labor Certification designated as a Certifying Officer for the simulation run, or will the already-designated Certifying Officers from the ROs be used?

Answer: ETA has not designated a Certifying Officer (CO) for the simulation, yet. It will not be a current CO. We expect the CO will be a CO retiree or a National Office employee.

6. Question: For email connectivity between contractor staff and federal staff (under Computing Environment in the RFQ) will the contractor staff be provided ETA GroupWise accounts?

Answer: ETA GroupWise accounts can only be provided to contractor staff located in the DOL facility.

7. Question: The current "Application for Alien Employment Certification" (ETA 750), which was last revised in 1979, does not request fax numbers or email addresses from the applicants. Should the contractor expect that this contact information will not be available for the sample group of 1,000 - 1,500 applications?

Answer: The applications the contractor will be working with will have been filed using the current ETA 750.