RFP-DCS-03-34 Amendment 1
June 24, 2003
NOTICE TO ALL OFFERORS
REFERENCE: 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 for this RFP remains at July 14, 2003, by 2 p.m. local time.
KEITH A. BOND
AMENDMENT OF SOLICITATION/MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT
11. THIS ITEM ONLY APPLIES TO AMENDMENTS OF SOLICITATION
|STANDARD FORM 30 (REV. 10-83)|
14. RESPONSES TO TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
1. Question: On page M-4, D. Contractor's Past Performance, will the major subcontractor's past performance also be considered in the evaluation for this factor?
2. Question: For the Washington office - does the office have to be in Washington DC proper or can it be in a surrounding area? Such as College Park, MD.
Answer: The office can be in the D.C. metro area which includes College Park, Maryland.
3. Question: Is there a specific format or set of forms that should be completed or is the RFP response free form?
Answer: There is a specific format responses to the RFP should adhere to. Please see section L of the solicitation for guidance on response format.
4. Question: Our company is designated as a Small Disadvantaged business and as a totally woman owned business. Is this RFP targeting either of these types of businesses? Will a business with these designations receive extra points for this designation, and if so, how many additional points will be awarded?
Answer: This RFP is 100% Total Small Business set-aside. Offerors are required to self-certify as a small business to be eligible for award under North American Industry Classification System code no. 541611. No additional points will be awarded based on business type.
5. Question: Will Price Waterhouse Coopers receive preference due to the initial study?
6. Question: It is not clear as to how many copies of Business Proposal is required.
Answer: The Business Management Proposal is one package inclusive 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);
(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.
7. Question: On page L-8 it states the following: (a) Three (3) copies of Attachment J.2. (b) One (1) copy of Attachment J.3. Would the Government please clarify.
Answer: Please see the answer to Question No. 6.
8. Question: I would like to receive information on becoming a consultant or subcontractor for the RFP-DCS-03-34. Are additional forms, etc. needed to become a consultant / subcontractor?
Answer: Additional forms are not needed to become a consultant/subcontractor. It is the business decision of offerors to formulate consultant/subcontractor relationships. Please see attached bidders list.
9. Question: Do all businesses including subcontractors/consultants for this RFP required to have a local office in the Washington metro area or can business be conducted from outside of the area?
Answer: No, however, the purpose of requiring the offeror (prime contractor) to have a D.C. Metro area office is based on the frequent contact/meetings/presentations/briefings, etc. that will be necessary between the staff of the Division of Foreign Labor Certification and the management and support contractor's staff, particularly key staff. The offeror, therefore, must consider their staffing plan if proposing subcontractors or consultants outside of the D.C. metro area.
10. Question: Is there a difference between the "Management Contractor" and the "Management and Support Contractor"? If so, which is the highest ranking and are both required to have an office located in the Washington metro area?
Answer: This RFP is for a management and support contractor. There is no difference. The management and support contractor is required to have an office located in the Washington metro area?
11. Question: Can a toll-free 1-800 telephone number outside of the Washington metro area substitute for the local office location?
Answer: No, please see the answer to Question No. 9.
12. Question: Is the RFP-DCS-03-34 a brand new contract or an existing one being modified? If an extension or modification of another contract, who is the incumbent contractor?
Answer: This is a new requirement. There is no incumbent.
13. Question: Is there a possibility that a portion of the RFP to be set aside for 8(a) firms?
Answer: This RFP is 100% Total Small Business Set-Aside. No portion of the RFP will be set aside solely for 8(a) firms.
14. Question: Can you please tell me if this is a new requirement, and if so, who the incumbent contractor is?
Answer: Please see the answer to Question 12.
15. Question: I am writing this to request if the above mentioned RFP has an incumbent or if it is a newly generated proposal.
Answer: Please see the answer to Question 12.
16. Page C-4, third line from the bottom, the word "hears" is changed to the word "ears."
17. Section F.3, Level of Effort, is deleted in its entirety and replace with the following:
The level of effort for this project is estimated to be between 16 and 17 professional person years. A professional person year is estimated to be between $90,000 and $100,000. This includes all costs. These government provided estimates are provided for contractor planning guidance only and do not bind the government to a specific level of effort nor are they guaranteed or warranted by the government in any manner. The contractor must use its best judgment to determine an appropriate level of effort for the contract work regardless of the accuracy of these estimates.
18. Please note: Only those offerors in the competitive range are requested to make oral presentations.
19. Please see the attached Bidders List
RFP-DCS-03-34 Bidders List
SpiderNet A & Co.|
1740 E 7 TH Street
Tucson, Arizona 85719
POC: Alfred Mayalu
FocalPoint Consulting Group, LLC
The WorkPlace Inc.
Contract Compliance, Inc.
GALT Solutions, Inc.
Technology & Management Services (TMS)
Xbean Technologies, LLC
BESTEQ Information Services, LLC
TSC Systems Consulting Group Inc.
Grubb Law Firm
Scientific Systems and Software International
HeiTech Services, Inc.
ABBTECH Staffing Services
Baer Wolf, Inc.|
536 Newman Trail
Stillwater, Minnesota 55082
POC: Barry Baer
Marie W. Watts and Associates
Harold Holmes & Associates Management Consulting
HRT Enterprise, Inc.
Tichenor & Associates, LLP
Job Performance Systems, Inc
President & CEO
T&T Consulting Services, Inc.
Systems Integration and Develompment
End to End Technical Services
Wynjam Computer Technical Services