AMENDMENT OF SOLICITATION/MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT Page 1 of Pages ________________________________________________________________________________ 1. CONTRACT ID CODE |3.EFFECTIVE DATE 04-06-2000 _______________________________________|________________________________________ 2. AMENDMENT/MODIFICATION NO. 1 ________________________________________________________________________________ 4. REQUISITION/PURCHASE REQ. NO. 00-513/jnc ________________________________________________________________________________ 5. PROJECT NO. (If applicable) ________________________________________________________________________________ 6. ISSUED BY N CODE U.S. Department of Labor, ETA/OGCM Division of Contract Services 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Room S-4203 Washington DC 20210 ________________________________________________________________________________ 7. ADMINISTERED BY (If other than Item 6) CODE ________________________________________________________________________________ 8. NAME AND ADDRESS OF CONTRACTOR (No. Street, County, State and ZIP Code) _____________________________________________________________________________ [X]9A. AMENDMENT OF SOLICITATION NO RFP-DCS-00-19 9B. DATED (See Item 11) 03-14-2000 ______________________________________________________________________________ [ ]10A. MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT/ORDER NO. 10B. DATED (See Item 13) ______________________________________________________________________________ 11. THIS ITEM ONLY APPLIES TO AMENDMENTS OF SOLICITATIONS [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. Offerors 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 N/A copies of the amendment; (b) By acknowledging receipt of this amendment on 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 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT 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. ________________________________________________________________________________ STANDARD FORM 30 (REV.10-83) Prescribed by GSA FAR(48 CFR) 53.243 AMENDMENT OF SOLICITATION/MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT Page 1a of Pages ________________________________________________________________________________ 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. [ ] 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 paying office, appropriation data,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). See Attached See Continuation Sheet Except as provided herein, all terms & conditions of the document referenced in Item 9A or 10A, as heretofore changed, remain unchanged & in full force & effect ________________________________________________________________________________ 15A. NAME AND TITLE OF SIGNER | 16A. NAME AND TITLE OF CONTRACTING (Type or print) | OFFICER (Type or print) | | | ________________________________________|_______________________________________ 15B. CONTRACTOR/OFFEROR | 16B. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA _________________________ | _________________________________ (Signature of person authorized to sign)| (Signature of Contracting Officer ________________________________________|_______________________________________ 15C. DATE SIGNED | 16C. DATE SIGNED ________________________________________|_______________________________________ STANDARD FORM 30 (REV.10-83) Page 4 CONTINUATION PAGE ANSWERS TO REQUESTS FOR CLARIFICATION 14.1. Where can we get the announcement/solicitation regarding the second and third efforts of this incumbent worker demonstration solicitation (i.e. the efforts to provide State System Building Demonstration Grants, and the grant to the Kvaerner Shipyard)? Answer: The State System Building Demonstration Grants' announcement may be found in the Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No.7-98 (See Attached) and Incumbent Worker Demonstration Program (Federal Register/Vol 63, No. 240/Tuesday, December 15, 1998/ Notices, Page 69103). There was no announcement/solicitation for the Kvaerner Shipyard grant. 14.2. To what extent does DOL expect the awardees of this evaluation solicitation to offer an opinion regarding the impact and value of partner stakeholders' services and/or funding (especially economic development agencies in relation to each project)? Answer: Partner stakeholders' services are relevant to the extent they play "significant" roles in affecting the project outcomes studied. 14.3. How many funding allocations were made to the Kvaerner Shipyard prior to the 1998 demonstration effort, and can we get the announcement/solicitations regarding these previous efforts? Answer: The most recent $11.8 million DOL grant for the Kvaerner Shipyard is the only grant that is the object of study for this evaluation solicitation. 14.4. Can you provide the following information on the Kvaerner Demonstration project? - What was the stated purpose in the grantee proposal? - Who are the partners in the 1998 Kvaerner Demonstration project? - What activities are each partner involved in? - How much money was awarded in the 1998 demonstration? Answer: The purpose of the grantee proposal was to retrain workers affected by the closing of the Philadelphia Naval Base and Shipyard. $11.8 million was awarded for the 1998 Kvaerner Demonstration. The other information requested is not readily available. 14.5. Can you provide a description of the Kvaerner Shipyards project, including funding level, organizational partners, number of participants, and types of training being provided. Answer: Please see response to item 14.4 above. 14.6. Page C-2, initial paragraph under *Objectives:* Please provide the attachments indicated (original solicitation and guidance for the first and second demonstration efforts); these were not included with the original RFP. Please also provide information regarding USDOL*s goals for the Kvaerner Philadelphia Shipyard Page 5 project and the DOL funding level. Answer: See attached TEGL. For information concerning the Kvaerner project, please see response to item 14.4 above. 14.7. Page C-3, C.4 Tasks 3.1: Are the 13 Incumbent Worker Demonstration projects to be visited once or twice? Answer: Twice. 14.8. What is the number of individuals who will be trained by the Kvaerner Philadelphia Shipyard project? Will information be available that will allow the evaluation contractor to identify the individuals who have been trained through the DOL grant? Answer: The number of individuals trained will be a subject of the evaluation research and cannot be determined as of this date. It is the project grantee's responsibility to keep sufficient records to allow the identity of individuals trained through the DOL grant. 14.9. What is the number of employers represented by each of the 13 Incumbent Worker Demonstration projects? Answer: This level of detailed information is not readily available. 14.10. Please provide information about the current status, including any time extensions, of each of the 13 Incumbent Worker Demonstration projects. Answer: This level of detailed information is not readily available. 14.11. Are all activities listed under C-4 Tasks to be completed in the base level of effort or covered under the base and option periods (page F-1, F.3). If all activities specified in C-4 are to be completed in the base period, please clarify the nature of the activities to be undertaken in the option year. Answer: Activities listed under C-4 Tasks are to be completed within the base contract period of performance. 14.12. Please provide information on the types and level of program records maintained by the Incumbent Worker Demonstration projects? What information is provided in reports submitted to DOL? Answer: No information on project program records is readily available at this time. Brief project progress reports highlighting major accomplishments, operating difficulties, and corrective actions to be taken along with expenditure data are submitted quarterly to DOL. 14.13. Please identify the 29 states that received State System Building Demonstration grants along with their grant amount. Answer: Alaska Arizona Colorado Connecticut Florida Hawaii Indiana Louisiana Maine Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Montana New Hampshire New York Nevada North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oregon Pennsylvania Tennessee Texas Vermont Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming 14.14. Assuming some or all of the 29 State System Building Page 6 Demonstration grants are completed, will copies of their final reports be available for review by the evaluation contractor? Answer: Final reports will be available to the evaluation contractor as they are provided to DOL. 14.15. Where could we find information on the "State System Building Demonstration grants?" Answer: Please see response to items 14.1 and 14.13 above. 14.16. The estimated level of effort for RFP-DCS-00-19 is "between 4.5 and 5.5 professional person years" [pg. F-1]. Is this a TOTAL for the base contract period of 2 years [i.e., an average of 2.25 - 2.75 for each of the first 2 years]? Answer: This is the total for the base contract period. 14.17. Our firm is a partnership that charges an hourly rate for the time of the partners and associates as opposed to salary and fringe. Do we just list the hourly rate on the cost analysis form and skip the section on fringe benefits? Or, is there another way to submit this information? Answer: This is a cost reimbursement plus fixed fee type contract. Present your pricing information as described in Section J.2 Cost and Pricing Analysis, ETA -8555 of the solicitation.. 14.18. Our Partnership currently has a small business contract with DOL with a loaded hourly labor rate. Is this the rate we would be required to use on a proposal in response to this RFP? Answer: You are not required to use the rates from a previous contract. You may submit the rates that you feel are appropriate for this requirement. 14.19. Is Attachment J.7, Past Performance Reference Information, to be completed and included in the proposal to support the evaluation of the bidder's past performance? Or can past performance information be provided in a different format? Answer: To ensure that Past Performance is properly credited, the Past Performance Reference Information form (Attachment J.7) must be used. 14.20. In which part of the proposal is attachment J.7 or other past performance information to be included? In Part 1? Answer: Include J.7 in Part 2. 14.21. If Attachment J.7 is to be included in Part 2, Technical Proposal, does the attachment count against the page limits? Counting J.7 against the page limits could be a problem because a full page would be taken up by each previous contract. Answer: Attachment J.7 does not count against the page limitation. 14.22. Page m-4: item 3: the RFP seems to require "letters of commitment" for each professional employee employed by the bidder. To facilitate compliance with page limitations is a single page listing proposed individuals and their availability and signed by a Corporate Officer an acceptable alternative to individual letters? Page 7 Answer: Letters of Intent do not count against the page limitation. There must be a single letter for each professional person. 14.23. Is this a new award or a recompete? Answer: This is a new contract. 14.24. If it is a recompete, can you tell me who the incumbent is? If it is new, is it a brand new task, or a reorganization of prior work? Answer: This is a new contract. 14.25. Will this be a multiple or a single award? Answer: Single award. 14.26. Request a vendors list. Answer: See List below. The Wilson Group 3309 Commonwealth Ave Alexandria, VA 22305 GHR International 2707 Stratford Road Columbia, SC 29204 Sparhawk Group Inc. 302 West Emerson Street Melrose, MA 02176-2654 M. H. West & Co. Inc. PO Box 548 Richmond, VA 23218-0548 Capital Research Corporation 1910 N. Stafford Street Arlington, VA 22207-3116 Dau, Walker & Associates 818 18th Street, NW Suite 820 Washington, DC 20006 Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. 600 Maryland Ave SW Suite 550 Washington, DC 20024-2512 T. E. Systems, Inc. 7700 Louisbourg Pike Suite 316 Falls Church, VA 22043 Acumen, LLC 1579 Tarrytown Street San Mateo, CA 94402 WESTAT 1650 Research Blvd Rockville, MD 20850-3129 Economic Systems, Inc. 5514 Alma Lane Suite 400 Springfield, VA 22151 Abt Associates, Inc. 55 Wheeler Street Cambridge, MA 02138-1168 Research and Evaluation Associates, Inc. 6320 Quadrangle Drive Suite 180 Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Educational Services Institute, Inc. 3915 Plainville Road Cincinnati, OH 45227 Workforce Learning Strategies 5 Tenney Street Cambridge, MA 02140 Managed Care Advisors, Inc. 2 Wisconsin Cir Suite 700 Chevy Chase, MD 20815 Page 8 Hygeia Group, LLC PO Box 1614 Rockwall, TX 75087 Total Training Solutions, Inc. 2201 N. Camino Principal Suite 2B Tucson, AZ 85715 Berkeley Planning Associates 440 Grand Ave Suite 500 Oakland, CA 94610-5085 Jack Faucet Associates 4550 Montgomery Ave Suite 300 North Bethesda, MD 20814 TEGL: TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT GUIDANCE LETTER NO. 7-98 TO ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS ALL STATE WORKER ADJUSTMENT LIAISONS FROM DAVID HENSON Director Office of Regional Management SUBJECT Incumbent Worker System Building Demonstration 1. Purpose. To provide the States information on the availability of Title III Demonstration Funds for Incumbent Worker System Building at the State level for Program Year 1998. 2. References. The Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), as amended; the JTPA Final Rules, as published in the Federal Register on September 2, 1994; and the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. 3. Background. The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, (DOL/ETA) has the authority to carry out demonstration projects during Program Year 1998 that provide assistance to new entrants to the workforce and incumbent workers through section 323 of the Job Training Partnership Act. DOL currently plans to fund four major types of projects under this authority. One type of project, incumbent worker capacity/system building for States, is the subject of this Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL). It will provide for the preparation of a State Plan for incumbent worker training to be developed by appropriate stakeholders within each State, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Two other types--incumbent worker training for small firms or regional sectors and incumbent worker training for large firms or industries, will be funded under a "solicitation of grant application." A fourth type of project, focusing on individual incumbent workers most "at risk" of being laid off, rather than on firms or partnerships of organizations, is the subject of a separate TEGL. 4. Descriiption of Incumbent Worker State System Building Demonstration. These grants would support the State-level development of strategies and operational plans to respond to incumbent worker training needs in their areas. Authorization effective July 1, 1998, allows for the use of Secretary's JTPA Title III Discretionary funds under demonstration authority for incumbent worker training. Governors do not have authority at this time to use Title III formula-allotted funds for this purpose. The new Workforce Investment Act authorizes Governors to use a limited proportion of dislocated worker funds for services to incumbent workers. This demonstration program is intended to support a broad-based nationwide effort to further the development of incumbent worker training strategies. It will provide for the preparation of an initial State Plan for incumbent worker training to be developed by appropriate stakeholders within each State--including employers, organized labor, training providers, economic and workforce development organizations, and other appropriate parties. The projects would be grants with a maximum period of performance of 12 months, not to exceed $50,000 each, with a total not to exceed $2,600,000. 5. Discussion. In order for States to prepare for the development of incumbent worker training strategies, they must first work with stakeholders to determine the following: what the States' greatest needs are; what already exists in the area of incumbent worker training; what organizations are already working together on this effort; what will be necessary for a broad-based strategy Statewide for incumbent worker training; how much this effort will cost; what funds have already been committed to this effort; how participating organizations, firms, or sectors will be selected to participate; who will represent them; what type of training is needed; how training needs have been documented; who will be eligible for the training; what specific outcome goals will be achieved; how the projects will be managed; and how the projects will be evaluated. 6. Submission of State Applications. States' Incumbent Worker System Building Demonstration grant applications should be submitted as soon as possible but not later than December 15, 1998, to the appropriate Regional Office. Each State may submit only one response but should coordinate responses between the State Dislocated Worker Unit and JTPA Liaison. A separate copy should be sent at the same time to the following address: Janice E. Perry, Grant officer Attention: Incumbent Worker System Building Demonstration Plan Employment and Training Administration U.S. Department of Labor, Room S4203 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20210 Regional Office staff will review the applications for relevance to the program dimensions and the identified needs, and will forward their comments to the National office. Applications that meet the Department's review criteria will be processed for funding. Those that do not will be returned, accompanied by an identification of key shortcomings. States will be notified of grant awards by January 20, 1999. 7. Inquiries. Inquiries about the Demonstration should be directed to Douglas Holl, Office of Worker Retraining and Adjustment Programs at (202) 219-5577, ext. 115. 8. Attachments. I. Proposal Format for Grant Applications II. State Plan Content ATTACHMENT I: PROPOSAL FORMAT FOR GRANT APPLICATION (Maximum 10 pages) 1. Overview; goals for the planning process a. Describe the State's current activities in the incumbent worker field. b. Describe the State's goals for this effort. 2. Strategy for Statewide Efforts a. Describe what will be necessary for a broad-based strategy Statewide for incumbent worker training; how much this effort will cost; and what funds have already been committed to this effort. b. Describe how this effort will plan for the selection of organizations, firms, or sectors to participate in incumbent worker activities and who will represent them in the planning and implementation processes. 3. Stakeholders to be Targeted a. Identify the organizations in your State which are already working on incumbent worker training. b. Describe what stakeholders will be included in the planning process and their relevance to this effort. 4. Needs for Incumbent Worker Training a. Describe what already exists in the area of privatelyfunded and publicly-funded incumbent worker training and what organizations are already working together on this effort. Describe how these needs were determined. b. Describe the goals for the planning effort in the area of need identification. How will training needs be documented? Who will be eligible for the training? 5. Training Providers a. Identify potential issues related to selection of training providers, and describe how the plan will address these issues. 6. Outcome Goals How will the specific outcome goals for incumbent worker training be determined? How might achievement of goals be measured? . 7. Management of Projects a. How will this system-building project be managed? Include the name of project manager and the organization. b. How will the planning activity address the management of prospective incumbent worker training projects? 8. Budget a. Describe how much money you have budgeted for this effort, including specific line items as contained in Standard Form 424A. b. Describe each line item, indicating the basis for each cost. The maximum allowable total of grant funds is $50,000 per State. Identify any non-system building grant funds devoted to this effort. 9. Time line Using a chart format, indicate the activities which will take place during the project's period of performance (up to 12 months) to complete the State plan. 10. Evaluation Describe how this demonstration project will be evaluated. What would the State consider to be an effective demonstration project? 11. Additional Information Please provide any additional information you feel is necessary to understand your State's plan for Incumbent Worker Training. ATTACHMENT II: STATE PLAN CONTENT Plans will be due to DOL by the end of the eleventh month of the grant period. While it is expected that each initial State Plan for Incumbent Worker Training will vary, such plans should address the core issues identified in the grant applications. 1. Achievement of Goals a. What were your goals for the planning process for incumbent worker system building? b. Did you achieve your goals? If not, why not? 2. Participation in Statewide Efforts a. What organizations, firms, or sectors participated in the Statewide planning efforts? b. Were there any major problems, issues, or successes you confronted or achieved during this statewide effort? 3. Participation of Stakeholders a. what major stakeholders were involved in the planning process for incumbent worker training system-building? b. Were there other stakeholders who should have been involved? Why were they not involved? C. Are they any lessons you learned about the participation of various stakeholders? 4. Need Identification a. What were your goals for identification of need in the Statewide planning process for incumbent worker system building? b. what additional needs were identified? 5. Training Providers a. What efforts have been achieved as far as identification of training providers? b. How have training providers been identified and selected? 6. Outcome Goals a. What outcome goals have been identified for incumbent worker training? b. How did you determine specific outcome goals? 7. Project Management a. Describe how the project has been and will be managed. b. Include the name of the project manager and the organization. 8. Budget a. How much money was expended for the incumbent worker effort? b. What were the individual line items? 9. Time line a. What activities took place during the 12 month period of performance to complete the State plan? b. If there were any activities not completed during the period of performance, explain why they were not completed. 10. Evaluation a. Describe the results of the evaluation of the incumbent worker training effort. b. What are the lessons learned from the evaluation that can be utilized in the State's future efforts with incumbent worker training?