July 14, 2000

NOTICE TO ALL OFFERORS

REFERENCE: AMENDMENT NO. 1

IFB-DCS-00-27

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 bid opening date has been extended to July 26, 2000, 2:00 p.m. local time.

Keith A. Bond

KEITH A. BOND

Contracting Officer

Attachment(s)

14. RESPONSES TO TECHNICAL QUESTIONS

1. Solicitation IFB-DCS-00-27 does not have a pricing sheet. Are we to make up

our own? In Section J there is a Contractor Invoice, detailed budget from and a Veterans employment Form.

1a. Please see attached Pricing Sheet. (Attachment I)

2. With regard to Requests for Clarifications, it states that all answers to the RFC will be posted on the DOLETA Internet site. Is there a more specific address where these will be posted?

2a. The site address is https://www.doleta.gov/sga/rfp.cfm.

3a. Yes.

4a. It is the contractor's option.

5a. Yes.

6a. Yes.

7a. The contractor has 24 hours after receipt of the specimens to report results to the centers.

8a. Yes

9a. The lab test that are used are DNA probe and amplified test. (DFA or culture test are not to be used.)

10a. The current prices are $8.63.

11a. To review information on the current contract, offerors should submit a Freedom of Information Act request to the following:

Ms. Cheryl Harris

Division of Contract Services

200 Constitution Avenue, N.W.

Room S-4203

Washington, D.C. 20210

12a. Yes.

13a. Yes.

14a. An account would have to be with each Job Corps Center.

15a. There are two in Hawaii, three in Puerto Rico, and one in Alaska.

16a. They should be included in the test cost.

17a. The contractor is responsible for overnight shipping of the specimens from the center to the lab.

18a. The specimens will be packaged for a once a week shipping.

19a. It varies from center to center. It could be anywhere from as few as 1 to 75 or more.

20a. NO, shipping must be included in the cost of the test.

21a. No.

22a. No, they should be included in the cost of the test.

23a. Yes, on the DOLETA Web Page (https://www.doleta.gov/sga/rfp.cfm)

Attachment I

BID PRICING SHEET
Contractor Bid Bond Addendum Base Bid Alternate 1 Alternate 2 Alternate 3 Alternate 4 Total

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