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Design and Analysis Support for Studies Exploring the Psychology of Taxpayer Compliance Behavior

General Information

Document Type:MOD
Posted Date:Aug 17, 2017
Category: Special Studies and Analyses - Not R&D
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), National Office Procurement (OS:PR:P), IRS, 1111 Constitution Ave, NW, C7-NCFB, Washington, District of Columbia, 20024, United States


This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation is attached. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) intends to award a Time and Material, sole source purchase order to Brian E. Erard. Period of performance is September 18, 2017 through September 17, 2018 and one option year. A determination by the Government not to compete the proposed requirement based on responses received to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Responsible contractors that can meet the requirements in this solicitation are welcome to respond with comprehensive quotes via email to Faith Ashton at faith.m.ashton@irs.gov by 12 PM on August 17, 2017 (Eastern Standard Time). The vendor shall be selected based on the lowest priced technically acceptable. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: technical capability and price. The contractor shall conduct a two year study to explore factors that motivate taxpayer compliance behavior. In general, this research entails designing and testing the effect of outreach and education on tax compliance. Tests will be established based on prior studies identifying taxpayer attitudes and beliefs and studying their nexus with taxpayer behavior. Since the research focuses on understanding taxpayer psychology, IRS needs the assistance of an outside contractor with specific expertise in the psychology of tax to aid in study design, interpretation of study results, and development of recommendations to improve taxpayer compliance. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) FAC 2005-88, effective 15 June 2016. This requirement is being procured using FAR Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures. This acquisition is 100% small business set side requirement. The NAICS CODE is 541690 - Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services. The small business size standard is $15.0M. The Government contemplates to award a Time and Material contract resulting from this solicitation, TIRNO-17-Q-00211. Questions concerning this solicitation should be submitted in writing via email, within two days of the issuance date of this solicitation, to Faith Ashton at e-mail address; faith.m.ashton@irs.gov. Please refer to the attached Request for Quote (RFQ) # TIRNO-17-Q-00211 and Statement of Work (SOW). Vendors must complete and send the three provisions, IR1052.232-7003--Electronic Invoicing Payment Requirements for the Invoice Platform (IPP) (Aug 2012), paragraph ( c ) Contractor Point of Contact Information, IR1052.209-9002-Notice of Consent to Disclosure and Use of Taxpayer Return Information, IR1052.209-9002 Notice and Consent to Disclose and use of Taxpayer Return Information and DTAR 1052.209-71--Representation by Corporations regarding a unpaid Federal tax liability or conviction of a felony criminal violation under Federal Law (Deviation 2015-00002) (Jan 2015), paragraph (b)(1)(2) that is included in the RFQ. Any quote received after the due date and time will not be considered and therefore be ineligible for award. No phone calls will be accepted.

Original Point of Contact

POC Faith M Ashton, Phone: 240-613-7386

Place of Performance

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