May 7, 2002
NOTICE TO ALL OFFERORS
REFERENCE: AMENDMENT NO. 2
The closing date for the above-referenced Request for Proposal has been extended to a new closing date of May 16, 2002 by 2:00 p.m. local time. Section L.6 - SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL has been deleted in its entirety and replaced with Attachment I.
Keith A. Bond
KEITH A. BOND
AMENDMENT OF SOLICITATION/MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT
11. THIS ITEM ONLY APPLIES TO AMENDMENTS OF SOLICITATION
|STANDARD FORM 30 (REV. 10-83)|
(A) - General Instructions:
Each offeror must submit an offer (proposal) and other written information in strict accordance with these instructions. When evaluating an offeror, the Government will consider how well the offeror complied with the letter and spirit of these instructions. The Government will consider any failure on the part of an offeror to comply with both the letter and spirit of these instructions to be an indication of the type of conduct it can expect during contract performance. Therefore, the Government encourages offerors to contact the Contracting Officer by telephone, facsimile transmission, e-mail, or mail in order to request an explanation of any part of these instructions.
Your proposal must be submitted in four (4) separate and distinct parts as outlined below, consisting of the number of stated copies and accompanied by the required supportive materials to insure that the proposal will be considered responsible to the Request for Proposals.
Part 1 - Original and two (2) signed copies of completed Standard Form 33, Solicitation, Offer and Award, Original and two (2) copies of Section K, the Representations, Certifications and other Statements of Offerors and all attachments thereto except those items required in Part 2, 3 and 4 will be submitted as outlined in their respective parts.
Legible copies are acceptable. (All copies shall be ink-signed.)
(1) Offerors shall submit an original and three copies of resumes of all "professional personnel" (See Section M.3(B); and
Part 2 - A detailed Technical Proposal in an original and four (4) copies as further outlined below. The Technical Proposal shall not make reference to cost or price data so that an independent technical evaluation may be made on the basis of technical merit alone. Failure to cmply with this requirement will result in a determination of nonresponsiveness. Proposals specifying less than one hundred twenty (120) days government Acceptance may be considered not acceptable. Any exceptions taken by a proposer to any provisions of this Request for Proposals or any condition placed upon a proposal may result in a finding of not acceptable. Only one proposal may be submitted by each offeror.
Part 3 - Offerors shall submit an original and three copies of relevant past performance information as described in Sections L.5 and M.3(C).
Part 4 - A detailed Business Management Proposal as further outlined in the below instructions and consisting 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.
The statement shall be executed by a certified public accountant (CPA), licensed public accountant, a bona-fide accounting or audit organization such as Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) or an entity of equivalent status acceptable to the Government." Failure to include the above stated supportive materials with your proposal will be a basis for determination of not being acceptable.
NOTE: Part 1,2,3 and 4 should be sealed in separate envelopes and included in one master package. The RFP number and related Part numbers outlined above, if applicable, must be shown in the upper left hand corner of each of the envelopes as well as the master package.
The Government warns offerors that taking exception to any term or condition of the RFP (including submitting any alternative proposal that requires a relaxation of a requirement), will make an offer unacceptable, and the offeror ineligible for award, unless the RFP expressly authorizes such an exception with regard to that specific term or condition. The Government will consider any exception to a term or condition of the RFP that is not expressly authorized by the RFP to be a deficiency, as defined in FAR Part 15.
An offeror may eliminate a deficiency in its offer only through discussions, as defined and prescribed in FAR Part 15. However, the Government intends to award a contract without discussions, as authorized by FAR Part 15. Therefore, any offeror planning to take exception to a term or condition of the RFP should consult with the Contracting Officer prior to submitting and offer, unless the RFP expressly authorizes such an exception.
Not withstanding its plan to award without discussions, the Government reserves the right to conduct technical and cost discussions with offers in a competitive range, if necessary, and to permit such offerors to revise their proposals. The government also reserves the right to change any terms and conditions of their RFP by amendment at any time prior to contract award and to allow offerors to revise their offers accordingly, as authorized by FAR Part 15.
The offeror shall complete and submit all certifications included in or attached to this Request for Proposal.
The Cost Analysis (Attachment J.2) and Financial Capability Forms (Attachment J.3) support information shall be augmented as follows:
Offerors are required to submit cost proposals fully supported by cost and pricing data adequate to establish the reasonableness of the proposed costs.
1. Most current published annual balance sheet and profit or loss statement.
2. The offeror shall furnish a total cost breakdown utilizing the enclosed cost and price analysis form.
(a) Include the backup data to support the type of labor and estimated numbers of hours within each category.
(b) Include a breakdown of the amount estimated for travel including destination, duration, purpose and cost (per diem and transportation).
(c) Include backup data to support the estimated amount of material and subcontracting (if applicable) including description of materials to be procured, basis for proposed subcontract, type of subcontract and amounts proposed.
3. List the names and addresses of any subcontractor* the offeror intends to use in the performance of a resulting contract. Include the following information about the subcontract(s).
(a) How subcontractor was selected?
(b) Has the subcontractor submitted a cost proposal?
(c) Will he be able to start performance at the start of the contract period?
(d) What is the total cost of (each) subcontract?
(e) What services (skills) will the subcontract provide?
(f) What experience do they have in this technical area?
*Also provide the above information for consultants you intend to use in the performance of a resulting contract.
Consultants - Persons possessing special current knowledge or skill that may be combined with extensive operational experience. FAR 37.203(a) This background enables them to provide information, opinions, advice, or recommendations to enhance understanding of complex issues or to improve agency policy development, decision making, management, administration, or management systems operation.