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FA520917U0033 - RFQ# FA520917U0033 - RFQ Package

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Document Type:PRESOL
Posted Date:Aug 29, 2017
Category: Education and Training Services
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Department of the Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, 374 CONS - Yokota, Unit 5228, Yokota AB, APO Japan, 96328-5228


Attachment 4 - FAR 52.212-3_Rep&Certs_FA520917U0033 Attachment 3 - Present or Past Performance List Attachment 2 - Price Schedule for FA520917U0033 Attachment 1 - Performance-based Work Statement (PWS) of Catholic Music Director Combined Synopsis Solicitation - Catholic Service Music Director Notice to Offeror(s)/Supplier(s): Funds are not presently available for this effort. No award will be made under this solicitation until funds are available. The Government reserves the right to cancel this solicitation, either before or after the closing date. In the event the Government cancels this solicitation, the Government has no obligation to reimburse an offeror for any costs. Deadline for receipt of offers: 12 September 2017, 4:00 P.M., Japan Standard Time. Solicitation Number: FA5209-17-U-0033 Notice Type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation 1. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation. This is a Request for Quotation (RFQ) and a written solicitation will not be issued. 2. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-59 and DFARS Publication Notice 20120522. 3. The NAICS is 813110, Small Business Size Standard for this NAICS code is $7.5M 4. There is no set aside for this RFQ in accordance with FAR 19.000(b) as this contract will be performed solely in Japan. 5. DESCRIPTION: The contractor shall serve as the primary music director for the 0900 and 1700 Catholic worship services. The contractor shall provide choral and congregational musical direction in support of the Catholic worship service each Sunday in accordance with Performance-based Work Statement (PWS) (See Attachment 1). 6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: POP: Basic period of 1 October 2017, or the data agreed upon by the contractor (if subsequent thereto) through 30 September 2018, or the date adjusted for one-year period, and two following one-year option period. 7. Deadline for receipt of offers: 12 September 2017, 4:00 P.M., Japan Standard Time. 8. The following provisions apply to this acquisition: CONTRACT PRPVISIONS AND CLAUSES BY REFERENCE 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial Items (JAN 2017) 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (JAN 2017) 52.228-3 Workers Compensation Insurance (Defense Base Act) (Jul 2014) 252.203-7000 Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials (SEP 2011) 252.225-7041 Correspondence in English (JUN 1997) 252.232.7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests (JUN 2012) 252.232-7006 Wide Area Workflow Payment Instructions (MAY 2013) 252.237-7010 Prohibition on Interrogation of Detainees By Contractor Personnel (JUN 2013) 252.244-7000 Subcontracts for Commercial Items. (JUN 2013) FAR 52.225-17 Evaluation of Foreign Currency Offerors (Feb 2000) If the Government receives offers in more than one currency, the Government will evaluate offers by converting the foreign currency to United States currency using daily currency central rate stated on the internet site of Bank Of Japan ( https://www.boj.or.jp/en/statistics/market/forex/fxdaily/index.htm/ ) in effect as follows: (a) For acquisitions conducted using sealed bidding procedures, on the date of bid opening. (b) For acquisitions conducted using negotiation procedures-- (1) On the date specified for receipt of offers, if award is based on initial offers; otherwise (2) On the date specified for receipt of proposal revisions. <End of Provisions> FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial Items (Jan 2017) Addenda to FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial Items (Jan 2017) Paragraph (b)(4) is modified to read as follows: (4) A technical description of the items being offered in sufficient detail to evaluate compliance with the requirements in the solicitation. This may include - (i) Passport or equivalent identification which can prove the candidates age, (ii) An application for a local background check Department of Defense Instruction (DODI 1402.5), Criminal Background Checks, (iii) Resume which describes the required and/or preferred Competence of Contracted Personnel prescribed in Paragraph 1.1.5 of the Performance-based Work Statement (PWS) document (iv) Past Experience Reference List (see attachment 3 of this RFQ); Paragraph (c) is modified to read as follows: (c) Period for the acceptance of offers. The offeror agrees to hold the prices in its offer for 90 calendar days from the date specified for receipt of offers. FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation -- Commercial Items (Jan2017) This provision is incorporated by reference, and paragraph (a) is modified to read as follows: (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and technical acceptability considered. The Government intends to make award to the lowest priced technically acceptable. The Government intends to award without discussions with respective offerors. The Government, however, reserves the right to conduct discussions if deemed in its best interest. The following listed are evaluation factors that shall be used in the evaluation process: •1. Price •2. Technical Acceptability (i) The price evaluation will be made on the basis of the total price of all line items including all options. An offeror must therefore propose on all line items including options. The Government shall evaluate based on lowest price technical acceptability. If the lowest offeror meets the Government technical acceptability standard as defined in below paragraph b(ii), the contract may be awarded to the lowest offeror. If the lowest offeror fails to meet the Government technical acceptability as defined in below paragraph b(ii), it will be eliminated from consideration for award. Price Evaluation for Utilization of FAR 52.217-8, Extension of Services Clause: In order to meet the requirement of FAR Part 6 and FAR Part 17, the price equivalent to the 6 months extension of services authorized by FAR 52.217-8 will be evaluated separately, and will not be factored as part of the total evaluated price for award. The Government will calculate prices for a quantity equivalent to 6 months by prorating prices offered for each CLIN including Options and evaluate such prices for reasonableness. (ii) Technical acceptability is met when the offeror submits proof of the mandatory license, certification and experience (resume) to the level as required in the PWS and this RFQ. The offeror is requested to submit the following for overall assessment of technical acceptability. Technical acceptability is determined when all submittals below attain acceptable competency in accordance with Paragraph 1.1.5. Competency of Contracted Personnel: •1. Passport or equivalent document which can prove the candidates age. •2. An application for a local background check Department of Defense Instruction (DODI 1402.5), Criminal History Background Checks. •3. Resume (at least one year of previous experience in attending or volunteering as a part of a Christian church or praise team member). •4. Past experience. Past experience is considered acceptable when the work performed is recent and relevant. " Recent " is defined as past or current contracts performed in the last three (3) years. " Relevant " is defined as "like services" as those described in this PWS or the solicitation and of the same complexity of the effort. Past experience is acceptable when it is determined recent and relevant. Offerors are cautioned to submit sufficient information and in the format specified in the attachment 3 of this solicitation, Present/Past Experience Reference List e paragraph below. Offerors may be asked to clarify certain aspects of their quote, such as the relevance of past experience information. The reference list will be used to determine relevancy of the offerors experience. Only references for same or similar type contracts desired. Submit one copy. The response shall consist of (1) Past Experience Reference List. •5. Copy of the Language Proficiency of English (Only for those who are non-native speakers of English): The offeror who is not a native speaker of English must submit a copy of the certification of Language Proficiency as Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) score of at least 860 or equivalent certificate to attest the English fluency. Equivalent certificate of the score of TOEIC 860 is stated as below: - TOEFL (PBT): more than or equal to 600 pts. - TOEFL (CBT): more than or equal to 250 pts. - TOEFL (iBT): more than or equal to 100 pts. - EIKEN: 1st class (iii) Past Experience Reference List: Past Experience Reference List shall be submitted from offerors to 374 CONS/LGCB, by either e-mail ( yuki.watabe.jp@us.af.mil ) or FAX (042-530-3319). Offeror shall submit the reference list of one contract performed (on-going or completed) as prime contractor, subcontractor, joint venture and/or teaming partner of the most relevant contract ( similar in scope, size and complexity ) for US Government agency, Government of Japan or its political subdivision, or commercial customer within the last three years of this solicitation release date. Furnish the following information for each reference on the list of contracts information: 1. Name of contracting activity (e.g. Government Agency/Company name) 2. Point of Contact (POC), Contracting Officer and/or Contract Administrators Phone/FAX number, and e-mail address (if available) 3. Contract number and project title 4. Contract Type (e.g. Firm-Fixed Price, IDIQ, Requirements type) 5. Total contract value 6. Performance period (e.g. date/month/year through date/month/year) 7. Description of contract work performed 8. Contracting Officers name and phone number 9. Government Inspector/commercial project manager and phone number 10. List of major subcontractors if applicable In addition, t he offeror may provide information on problems encountered on the contracts identified above and corrective actions taken to resolve these problems. This may include a discussion of efforts accomplished by the offeror to resolve problems encountered on prior contracts as well as past efforts to identify and manage program risk (See Attachment 3). (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). <End of Provisions> 9. The following clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions--Commercial Items (Jan 2017) Addendum to FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions--Commercial Items (Jan 2017) (c) Changes. The text is deleted and replaced as follows: FAR 52.217-8, Option to Extend Services (Oct 2014) and FAR 52.217-9, Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (Nov 1999) have been added by addendum to this contract. In accordance with terms and conditions of the clause, the Contracting Officer may unilaterally exercise any option(s). All other changes to the terms and conditions of this contract shall be made only by written agreement of the parties. For Local Contractors (k) Taxes. The text is deleted and replaced as follows: (1) Unless otherwise provided in this contract, the contract price includes all applicable taxes and duties, except taxes and duties that the Government of the United States and the Government of Japan have agreed shall not be applicable to expenditures in Japan by or on behalf of the United States. (2) The Status of Forces Agreement between the Japan and the United States and implementing the Japanese laws authorizes the United States exemption from certain Japanese taxes for materials, supplies, equipment and services procured for official purpose in Japan by the United States Armed Forces or by authorized agencies of the United States Armed Forces. Those taxes include (1) Consumption tax, (2) Gasoline tax and local road tax on gasoline, (3) Diesel oil tax, and (4) Liquefied petroleum gas tax. (3) The Contractor will submit requests for gasoline or diesel oil tax exemption certificate to the Contracting Officer. This request will show the actual amount of gasoline or diesel oil used exclusively for the performance of this contract, with documentary evidence and detailed item breakdown to support the accurate consumption of gasoline or diesel oil, or other necessary information and data as may be required. The Contracting Officer will issue to the Contractor a tax exemption certificate for the actual amount of gasoline or diesel oil used exclusively for the performance of this contract. (u) Conciliation. Except as otherwise provided in this contract, any disagreement arising under this contract which is not resolved by the parties to this contract may be submitted to the United States - Japan Joint Committee for conciliation in accordance with Paragraph 10, Article XVIII of the Status of Forces Agreement under Article VI of the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between Japan and the United States of America. Requests by the Contractor shall be made in accordance with the following procedures: (1) In the event the Contractor desires conciliation after the decision of the Contracting Officer has been served upon him, he will first file his appeal from such findings of fact with the appropriate authority in accordance with the clause of this contract entitled, "Disputes" and within the time limits described therein before filing a request for conciliation with the Joint Committee and then request the appellate authority under the "Disputes" clause to suspend its action on his appeal until such time as the Joint Committee has had an opportunity for effecting conciliation. (2) The request for conciliation will be submitted by the Contractor through the nearest Defense Facilities Administration Bureau, to the Contract Conciliation Panel of the Joint Committee. Upon the filing of the request with the Joint Committee, the Contractor will immediately notify the Contracting Officer in writing that the request for conciliation has been filed. (3) In the event the disagreement submitted to the Joint Committee under subparagraph (2) above has been resolved through conciliation, it will be the responsibility of the Contractor to notify the appellate authority designated in the clause of this contract entitled, "Disputes", of the settlement of the dispute and to withdraw his appeal. (4) In the event the Contractor has submitted a request for conciliation to the Joint Committee under subparagraph (2) above desires, notwithstanding tendency of his request for conciliation, that action by the appropriate authority under the clause of this contract entitled, "Disputes", be resumed on his appeal, it is his responsibility to so request the said authority in writing. The Joint Committee shall be immediately informed by the Contractor of his action taken hereunder. (5) No request for conciliation can be submitted to the Joint Committee in the case of a dispute upon which the final decision of the appropriate authority under the clause of this contract entitled, "Disputes", has been rendered. Pending the hearing of the conciliation panel, the Contractor shall proceed diligently with the performance of the contract in accordance with the Contracting Officers decision. The provisions of this clause shall not prejudice any right which the parties to the contract may have to file in a civil suit. <End of Clause> FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items. (Jun 2014) Only the following FAR clauses in paragraph (b) of FAR 52.212-5 are applicable: (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 253g and 10 U.S.C. 2402). (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2015) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).FAR 52.209-6 Protecting the Governments Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment, (30) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). (31) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015). (42) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011). (46) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008). (52) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System For Award Management (Jul 2013) <End of Clause> FAR 52.217-8 Option to Extend Services (Nov 1999) The Government may require continued performance of any services within the limits and at the rates specified in the contract. These rates may be adjusted only as a result of revisions to prevailing labor rates provided by the Secretary of Labor. The option provision may be exercised more than once, but the total extension of performance hereunder shall not exceed 6 months. The Contracting Officer may exercise the option by written notice to the Contractor not later than 15 days of contract expiration. <End of Clause> FAR 52.217-9 Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (Mar 2000) (a) The Government may extend the term of this contract by written notice to the Contractor no later than 30 days before contract expiration; provided that the Government gives the Contractor a preliminary written notice of its intent to extend at least 60 days before the contract expires. The preliminary notice does not commit the Government to an extension. (b) If the Government exercises this option, the extended contract shall be considered to include this option clause. (c) The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options under this clause, shall not exceed 42 Months. <End of Clause> FAR 52.232-18 Availability of Funds (APR 1984) Funds are not presently available for this contract. The Governments obligation under this contract is contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds from which payment for contract purposes can be made. No legal liability on the part of the Government for any payment may arise until funds are made available to the Contracting Officer for this contract and until the Contractor receives notice of such availability, to be confirmed in writing by the Contracting Officer. <End of Clause> Defense Priorities and Allocation System (DPAS): None 252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests And Receiving Reports (JUN 2012) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- (1) Contract financing payment and invoice payment have the meanings given in section 32.001 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (2) Electronic form means any automated system that transmits information electronically from the initiating system to all affected systems. Facsimile, e-mail, and scanned documents are not acceptable electronic forms for submission of payment requests. However, scanned documents are acceptable when they are part of a submission of a payment request made using Wide Area WorkFlow (WAWF) or another electronic form authorized by the Contracting Officer. (3) Payment request means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the Contractor under this contract. (4) Receiving report means the data required by the clause at 252.246-7000, Material Inspection and Receiving Report. (b) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this clause, the Contractor shall submit payment requests and receiving reports using WAWF, in one of the following electronic formats that WAWF accepts: Electronic Data Interchange, Secure File Transfer Protocol, or World Wide Web input. Information regarding WAWF is available on the Internet at https://wawf.eb.mil/. (c) The Contractor may submit a payment request and receiving report using other than WAWF only when- (1) The Contracting Officer administering the contract for payment has determined, in writing, that electronic submission would be unduly burdensome to the Contractor. In such cases, the Contractor shall include a copy of the Contracting Officers determination with each request for payment; (2) DoD makes payment for commercial transportation services provided under a Government rate tender or a contract for transportation services using a DoD-approved electronic third party payment system or other exempted vendor payment/invoicing system (e.g., PowerTrack, Transportation Financial Management System, and Cargo and Billing System); (3) DoD makes payment for rendered health care services using the TRICARE Encounter Data System (TEDS) as the electronic format; or (4) When the Governmentwide commercial purchase card is used as the method of payment, only submission of the receiving report in electronic form is required. (d) The Contractor shall submit any non-electronic payment requests using the method or methods specified in Section G of the contract. (e) In addition to the requirements of this clause, the Contractor shall meet the requirements of the appropriate payment clauses in this contract when submitting payments requests. <End of Clause> 252.232-7006 Wide Area Workflow Payment Instructions (May 2013) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause-- Department of Defense Activity Address Code (DoDAAC) is a six position code that uniquely identifies a unit, activity, or organization. Document type means the type of payment request or receiving report available for creation in Wide Area WorkFlow (WAWF). Local processing office (LPO) is the office responsible for payment certification when payment certification is done external to the entitlement system. (b) Electronic invoicing. The WAWF system is the method to electronically process vendor payment requests and receiving reports, as authorized by DFARS 252.232-7003, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports. (c) WAWF access. To access WAWF, the Contractor shall-- (1) Have a designated electronic business point of contact in the System for Award Management at https://www.acquisition.gov; and (2) Be registered to use WAWF at https://wawf.eb.mil/ following the step-by-step procedures for self-registration available at this Web site. (d) WAWF training. The Contractor should follow the training instructions of the WAWF Web-Based Training Course and use the Practice Training Site before submitting payment requests through WAWF. Both can be accessed by selecting the "Web Based Training" link on the WAWF home page at https://wawf.eb.mil/. (e) WAWF methods of document submission. Document submissions may be via Web entry, Electronic Data Interchange, or File Transfer Protocol. (f) WAWF payment instructions. The Contractor must use the following information when submitting payment requests and receiving reports in WAWF for this contract/order: •(1) Document type. The Contractor shall use the following document type(s). 2-in-1 (2) Inspection/acceptance location. The Contractor shall select the following inspection/acceptance location(s) in WAWF, as specified by the contracting officer. F4G1D7 (3) Document routing. The Contractor shall use the information in the Routing Data Table below only to fill in applicable fields in WAWF when creating payment requests and receiving reports in the system. Routing Data Table* -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Field Name in WAWF Data to be entered in WAWF -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pay Official DoDAAC F68800 Issue By DoDAAC FA5209 Admin DoDAAC FA5209 Inspect By DoDAAC F4G1D7 Ship To Code Not Applicable Ship From Code Not Applicable Mark For Code Not Applicable Service Approver (DoDAAC) F4G1D7 Service Acceptor (DoDAAC) F4G1D7 Accept at Other DoDAAC Not Applicable LPO DoDAAC Not Applicable DCAA Auditor DoDAAC Not Applicable Other DoDAAC(s) Not Applicable -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (4) Payment request and supporting documentation. The Contractor shall ensure a payment request includes appropriate contract line item and subline item descriptions of the work performed or supplies delivered, unit price/cost per unit, fee (if applicable), and all relevant back-up documentation, as defined in DFARS Appendix F, (e.g. timesheets) in support of each payment request. (5) WAWF email notifications. The Contractor shall enter the email address identified below in the "Send Additional Email Notifications" field of WAWF once a document is submitted in the system. 374CONS.LGCB.WAWF@US.AF.MIL (g) WAWF point of contact. (1) The Contractor may obtain clarification regarding invoicing in WAWF from the following contracting activitys WAWF point of contact. 374CONS.LGCB.WAWF@US.AF.MIL <End of Clause> (2) For technical WAWF help, contact the WAWF helpdesk at 866-618-5988. 1) Solicitation must be signed, dated and submitted by 12 September 2017, 4:00 PM, Japan Standard Time. All submissions can be electronically submitted to the following points of contact: Mr. Yuki Watabe yuki.watabe.jp@us.af.mil Comm: 011-81-31175-58911 SSG Husseina A. Abba husseina.abba@us.af.mil Comm: 011-81-31175-55431 Mr. Keisuke Kiyotaka keisuke.kiyotaka.jp@us.af.mil Comm: 011-81-31175-55473 2) Utilize Attachment 1, Price Schedule of Catholic Service Music Director, to submit your proposal to ensure a standard format of submissions. 3) Attachments: Attachment 1: Performance-based Work Statement (PWS) Attachment 2: Price Schedule for FA520917U0033 Attachment 3: Present/Past Experience Reference List Attachment 4: Offeror Reps & Certs

Original Point of Contact

POC Yuki Watabe, Phone: 81-42-552-3011, Husseina A. Abba, Phone: 81-42-552-3011

Place of Performance

374 AW/HC UNIT 5078 Bldg. 345 and/or Bldg. 4314, Fussa, Non-U.S., 1970001, Japan
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