Last updated on 09/29/2003
The Contracting Officer is the only individual who can legally commit the Government to the expenditure of public funds in connection with the proposed procurement. Any other commitment, either explicit or implied, is invalid.
Offerors shall direct all communications to the attention of the Contract Specialist or Contracting Officer cited on the face page of this RFP. Communications with other officials may compromise the competitiveness of this acquisition and result in cancellation of the requirement.
Contract selection and award information will be disclosed to offerors in accordance with regulations applicable to negotiated acquisition. Prompt written notice will be given to unsuccessful offerors as they are eliminated from the competition, and to all offerors following award.
This RFP does not commit the Government to pay for the preparation and submission of a proposal.
The following instructions will establish the acceptable minimum requirements for the format and contents of proposals. Special attention is directed to the requirements for technical and business proposals to be submitted in accordance with these instructions. Also, please note that the technical proposal must be organized and presented in accordance with the "Technical Proposal Table of Contents" found in the "Specific RFP Instructions and Provisions" section/attachment of an RFP.
Note: It is required that all Information Technology related procurements be compliant with Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended. For information regarding meeting applicable standards on this go to the following web site: http://section508.gov. Section 508 information pertinent to NIH can be found at: http://508.nih.gov/ .
Any resultant contract shall include the clauses applicable to the selected offeror's organization and type of contract awarded as required by Public Law, Executive Order, or acquisition regulations in effect at the time of execution of the proposed contract.
The proposal must be signed by an official authorized to bind your organization and must stipulate that it is predicated upon all the terms and conditions of this RFP. Your proposal shall be submitted in the number of copies, to the addresses, and marked as indicated in the item entitled "Packaging and Delivery of Proposal" found in the "Specific RFP Instructions and Provisions" section/attachment of an RFP. Proposals will be typewritten, paginated, reproduced on letter size paper and will be legible in all required copies. To expedite the proposal evaluation, all documents required for responding to the RFP should be placed in the following order:
Include RFP number, title, name of organization, name of Principal Investigator, names of other offeror key personnel, name of any subcontractor(s) and their proposed Principal Investigator(s), names of any collaborators or consultants, and indicate whether the proposal is an original or a copy.
Format and organization of the technical proposal must follow the Table of Contents identified in the RFP, and must include the information requested in the Technical Proposal Instructions (below) and as otherwise specified in the RFP and REFERENCES. All pages of the technical proposal must be numbered sequentially and these numbers must be consistent with the information outlined in the technical proposal table of contents.
It is recommended that the business proposal consist of a cover page, a table of contents, and the information requested in the Business Proposal Instructions (below) and as otherwise specified in the RFP and REFERENCES.
The Offeror must submit with the business proposal a completed Form NIH-2043 (PDF version), with particular attention to the length of time the proposal is firm and the designation of those personnel authorized to conduct negotiations. (Note: A MS Word version of the NIH-2043 form may be accessed under the FORMS, FORMATS, AND ATTACHMENTS section of this website.)
The proposal must be prepared in two parts: a "Technical Proposal" and a "Business Proposal." Each of the parts shall be separate and complete in itself so that evaluation of one may be accomplished independently of, and concurrently with, evaluation of the other. The technical proposal must include direct cost and resources information, such as labor-hours and categories and applicable rates, materials, subcontracts, travel, etc., and associated costs so that the offeror's understanding of the project may be evaluated (See FORMS, FORMATS AND ATTACHMENTS, for format entitled TECHNICAL PROPOSAL COST INFORMATION). However, the technical proposal should not include pricing data relating to individual salary information, indirect cost rates or amounts, fee amounts (if any), and total costs. The technical proposal should disclose your technical approach in as much detail as possible, including, but not limited to, the requirements of the technical proposal instructions.
You may, at your discretion, submit alternate proposals, or proposals which deviate from the requirements; provided, that you also submit a proposal for performance of the work as specified in the statement of work. Such proposals may be considered if overall performance would be improved or not compromised and if they are in the best interests of the Government. Alternative proposals, or deviations from any requirements of this RFP, shall be clearly identified.
The Government will evaluate technical proposals in accordance with the criteria set forth in the Technical Evaluation Criteria of each specific Streamlined Technical RFP. Cost and past performance will be addressed in each specific RFP, either as specific Technical Evaluation Criteria or by indicating what their relative importance and roles are. If past performance is not addressed, then it has been determined by the Contracting Officer that past performance does not apply to this R & D solicitation as a separate evaluation factor.
The Government reserves the right to award a contract without discussions if the Contracting Officer determines that the initial prices are fair and reasonable and that discussions are not necessary.
It is the policy of the Department of Health and Human Services to support the Federal transition to the metric system and to use the metric system of measurement in all procurements, grants, and other business related activities unless such use is impracticable or is likely to cause significant inefficiencies.
The offeror is encouraged to prepare their proposal using either "Hard Metric," "Soft Metric," or "Dual Systems" of measurement. The following definitions are provided for your information:
ARTICLE H. . PRIVACY ACT
This procurement action requires the Contractor to do one or more of the following: design, develop, or operate a system of records on individuals to accomplish an agency function in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, Public Law 93-579, December 31, 1974 (5 USC 552a) and applicable agency regulations. Violation of the Act may involve the imposition of criminal penalties.
The Privacy Act System of Records applicable to this project is
Number _______ . This document is incorporated into this contract
Attachment ____ .
If the proposed contract exceeds a total estimated cost of $500,000 for the entire period of performance, the offeror shall be required to submit an acceptable subcontracting plan in accordance with the terms of the clause entitled "Small, Small Disadvantaged, HUBzone and Women-Owned Small Business Model Subcontracting Plan," FAR Clause No. 52.219-9, incorporated herein by reference in the Solicitation.
a. THIS PROVISION DOES NOT APPLY TO SMALL BUSINESS CONCERNS.
b. The term "subcontract" means any agreement (other than one
involving an employer-employee relationship) entered into by a Federal Government prime
Contractor or subcontractor calling for supplies or services required for the performance
of the original contract or subcontract. This includes, but is not limited to,
agreements/purchase orders for supplies and services such as equipment purchase, copying
services, and travel services.
c. The offeror understands that:
d. Each plan must contain the following:
For additional information about each of the above elements required to be contained the subcontracting plan, see FAR Clause 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan. A Sample Subcontracting Plan is contained in the FORMS, FORMATS AND ATTACHMENTS section of this website. Please refer to the instructions in your RFP to determine when (and if) submission of this plan is required.
The primary purpose of the Public Health Service (PHS) is to support and advance independent research within the scientific community. This support is provided in the form of contracts and grants totaling approximately 7 billion dollars annually. PHS has established effective, time tested and well recognized and accepted procedures for stimulating and supporting this independent research by selecting from multitudes of proposals those research projects most worthy of support within the constraints of its appropriations. The reimbursement of independent research and development costs not incidental to product improvement, through the indirect cost mechanism, would circumvent this competitive process.
To ensure that all research and development projects receive similar and equal consideration, all offerors may compete for direct funding for independent research and development projects they consider worthy of support by submitting those projects to the appropriate Public Health Service grant and/or contract office for review. Since these projects may be submitted for direct funding, the successful offeror agrees that no costs for any independent research and development project, including applicable indirect costs, will be claimed under any contract resulting from this solicitation.
Offerors are advised that pursuant to Public Law, no NIH funds may be used to pay the direct salary of an individual through any contract awarded as a result of this solicitation at a rate in excess of that specified in the Public Law setting forth such limitations. The applicable Public Law number, the fiscal year to which it applies, and the dollar amount of the salary rate limitation may be obtained from the Contracting Officer identified in each specific RFP, if this information is not included in a specific RFP.
Direct salary is considered to be exclusive of Overhead, Fringe Benefits and General and Administrative expenses. This does not preclude the offeror from absorbing that portion of an employee's salary (plus the dollar amount for fringe benefits and associated indirect costs) that exceeds the rate specified. Multi-year contracts awarded pursuant to this solicitation may be subject to unilateral modifications by the Government if an individual's salary exceeds any salary rate ceiling established in future appropriations acts. The applicable salary rate limit also applies to individuals proposed under subcontracts.
EACH INSTITUTION MUST:
Examples of conditions or restrictions that might be imposed to manage actual or potential conflicts of interests include, but are not limited to:
Section 514 of the FY 1997 Appropriations Act prohibits NIH from providing contract funds to educational institutions that the Secretary of Defense determines have a policy or practice (regardless of when implemented ) that either prohibits, or in effect prevents (1) the maintaining, establishing, or operation of a unit of the Senior Reserve Officer Training Corps at the covered education entity; or (2) a student at the covered educational entity from enrolling in a unit of the Senior Reserve Officer Training Corps at another institution of higher education.
Further, contract funds may not be provided to educational institutions that have a policy or practice that prohibits or prevents (i) entry to campuses, or access to students (who are 17 years of age or older) on campuses, for purposes of Federal military recruiting; or (ii) access by military recruiters for purposes of Federal military recruiting to information pertaining to students (who are 17 years of age or older) enrolled at the covered educational entity.
This Solicitation incorporates the following solicitation provisions by reference with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this address: http://www.arnet.gov/far/.
FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION (48 CFR CHAPTER 1):
In accordance with FAR part 15.304(c)4, the extent of participation of Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) concerns in performance of the contract shall be evaluated in unrestricted acquisitions expected to exceed a total estimated cost of $500,000 ($1,000,000 for construction) subject to certain limitations (see FAR 19.201 and 19.1202). If an SDB concern waives the price evaluation adjustment (PEA) at Subpart 19.11, participation in performance of that contract includes the work expected to be performed by the SDB concern at the prime contract level.
A plan on the extent of participation of Small Disadvantaged Business concerns in performance of the contract. Participation in performance of the contract includes the work expected to be performed by SDB concern(s). This can include SDB (as prime contractor), joint ventures, teaming arrangements, and subcontracts. Include the following information in SDB participation plans:
Small Business offerors located in underutilized business zones, called "HUBZones," will be evaluated in accordance with FAR Clause 52.219-4, NOTICE OF PRICE EVALUATION PREFERENCE FOR HUBZONE SMALL BUSINESS CONCERNS, which is incorporated by reference in this solicitation. Qualified HUBZone firms are identified in the Small Business Administration website at http://www.sba.gov/hubzone.
A detailed work plan must be submitted indicating how each aspect of the statement of work is to be accomplished. Your technical proposal should be in as much detail as you consider necessary to fully explain your proposed technical approach or method. The technical proposal should reflect a clear understanding of the nature of the work being undertaken, and must include information on how the project is to be organized, staffed, and managed.
The Technical Proposal should be organized and presented according to the "Technical Proposal Table of Contents" found in the "Specific RFP Instructions and Provisions" section/attachment of the RFP. All pages of your technical proposal must be numbered sequentially and these numbers must be consistent with the information outlined in the technical proposal table of contents.
The technical proposal should respond to the items set forth below:
Describe the experience and qualifications of personnel who will be assigned for direct work on this program. Information is required which will show the composition of the task or work group, its general qualifications, and recent experience with similar equipment or programs. Special mention shall be made of direct technical supervisors and key technical personnel, and the approximate percentage of the total time each will be available for this program.
OFFERORS SHOULD ASSURE THAT THE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR, AND ALL OTHER PERSONNEL PROPOSED, SHALL NOT BE COMMITTED ON FEDERAL GRANTS AND CONTRACTS FOR MORE THAN A TOTAL OF 100% OF THEIR TIME. IF THE SITUATION ARISES WHERE IT IS DETERMINED THAT A PROPOSED EMPLOYEE IS COMMITTED FOR MORE THAN 100% OF HIS OR HER TIME, THE GOVERNMENT WILL REQUIRE ACTION ON THE PART OF THE OFFEROR TO CORRECT THE TIME COMMITMENT.
List the name of the Principal Investigator/Project Director responsible for overall implementation of the contract and key contact for technical aspects of the project. Even though there may be co-investigators, identify the Principal Investigator/Project Director who will be responsible for the overall implementation of any awarded contract. Discuss the qualifications, experience, and accomplishments of the Principal Investigator/Project Director. State the estimated time to be spent on the project, his/her proposed duties, and the areas or phases for which he/she will be responsible. If the Principal Investigator proposed for this RFP is committed in excess of 100% of his/her time the proposal must include appropriate explanations.
List all other investigators/professional personnel who will be participating in the project. Discuss the qualifications, experience, and accomplishments. State the estimated time each will spend on the project, proposed duties on the project, and the areas or phases for which each will be responsible.
List names, titles, and proposed duties of additional personnel, if any, who will be required for full-time employment, or on a subcontract or consultant basis. The technical areas, character, and extent of subcontract or consultant activity will be indicated and the anticipated sources will be specified and qualified. For all proposed personnel who are not currently members of the offeror's staff, a letter of commitment or other evidence of availability is required. A resume does not meet this requirement. Commitment letters for use of consultants and other personnel to be hired must include:
Resumes of all key personnel are required. Each must indicate educational background, recent experience, specific or technical accomplishments, and a listing of relevant publications. Resumes must not exceed two pages.
State the overall objectives and the specific accomplishments you hope to achieve. Indicate the rationale for your plan, and relation to comparable work in progress elsewhere. Review pertinent work already published which is relevant to this project and your proposed approach. This should support the scope of the project as you perceive it.
Use as many subparagraphs, appropriately titled, as needed to clearly outline the general plan of work. Discuss phasing of research and, if appropriate, include experimental design and possible or probable outcome of approaches proposed.
Describe in detail the methodologies you will use for the project, indicating your level of experience with each, areas of anticipated difficulties, and any unusual expenses you anticipate.
Provide a schedule for completion of the work and delivery of items
specified in the statement of work. Performance or delivery schedules shall be indicated
for phases or segments, as applicable, as well as for the overall program. Schedules shall
be shown in terms of calendar months from the date of authorization to proceed or, where
applicable, from the date of a stated event, as for example, receipt of a required
approval by the Contracting Officer. Unless the request for proposal indicates that the
stipulated schedules are mandatory, they shall be treated as desired or recommended
schedules. In this event, proposals based upon the offeror's best alternative schedule,
involving no overtime, extra shift or other premium, will be accepted for consideration.
List/describe all facilities and resources available for this project, including any equipment.
Record and discuss specific factors not included elsewhere which support your proposal. Using specifically titled subparagraphs, items may include:
The offeror shall complete and include with the technical proposal the "Summary of Current and Proposed Activities" form found in, FORMS, FORMATS, AND ATTACHMENTS. Include this form (or similar formatted document) with the Other Support portion of your technical proposal.
Complete and include with your Technical Proposal the "Technical Proposal Cost Information" format contained in FORMS, FORMATS, AND ATTACHMENTS.
Proposals will be technically evaluated in accordance with the factors, weights, and order of relative importance as set forth in the Technical Evaluation Criteria of each specific Streamlined Technical RFP.
The business proposal must contain sufficient information to allow the Government to perform a basic analysis of the proposed cost or price of the work. This information shall include the amounts of the basic elements of the proposed cost or price. These elements will include, as applicable, direct labor, fringe benefits, travel, materials, subcontracts, purchased parts, shipping, indirect costs and rate, fee, and profit.
(1) You must provide the following information on the first page of your pricing proposal:
(2) In submitting your proposal, you must include an index, appropriately referenced, of all the cost or pricing data and information accompanying or identified in the proposal. In addition, you must annotate any future additions and/or revisions, up to the date of agreement on price, or an earlier date agreed upon by the parties, on a supplemental index.
(3) As part of the specific information required, you must submit, with your proposal, cost or pricing data (that is, data that are verifiable and factual and otherwise as defined at FAR 15.401). You must clearly identify on your cover sheet that cost or pricing data are included as part of the proposal. In addition, you must submit with your proposal any information reasonably required to explain your estimating process, including--
(4) You must show the relationship between contract line item prices and the total
contract price. You must attach cost-element breakdowns for each proposed line item, using
the appropriate format prescribed in the "Formats for Submission of Line Item
Summaries'' section of this table. You must furnish supporting breakdowns for each cost
element, consistent with your cost accounting system.
(5) When more than one contract line item is proposed, you must also provide summary
total amounts covering all line items for each element of cost.
(6) Whenever you have incurred costs for work performed before submission of a
proposal, you must identify those costs in your cost/price proposal.
(7) If you have reached an agreement with Government representatives on use of forward
pricing rates/factors, identify the agreement, include a copy, and describe its nature.
(8) As soon as practicable after final agreement on price or an earlier date agreed to
by the parties, but before the award resulting from the proposal, you must, under the
conditions stated in FAR 15.406-2, submit a Certificate of Current Cost or Pricing Data.
Depending on your system, you must provide breakdowns for the following basic costelements, as applicable:
Provide a time-phased (e.g., monthly, quarterly, etc.) breakdown of labor hours, rates, and cost by appropriate category, and furnish basis for estimates.
Show fringe benefits as a separate line item. Include the rate(s) and/or method of calculating fringe benefits. Provide a copy of your fringe benefit rate or organizational guidelines.
Provide a consolidated priced summary of individual material quantities included in the various tasks, orders, or contract line items being proposed and the basis for pricing (vendor quotes, invoice prices, etc.). Include raw materials, parts, components, assemblies, and services to be produced or performed by others. For all items proposed, identify the item and show the source, quantity, and price. Conduct price analyses of all subcontractor proposals. Conduct cost analyses for all subcontracts when cost or pricing data are submitted by the subcontractor. Include these analyses as part of your own cost or pricing data submissions for subcontracts expected to exceed the appropriate threshold in FAR 15.403-4. Submit the subcontractor cost or pricing data as part of your own cost or pricing data as required in paragraph (2), below. These requirements also apply to all subcontractors if required to submit cost or pricing data.
(a) Adequate Price Competition. Provide data showing the degree of competition and the basis for establishing the source and reasonableness of price for those acquisitions (such as subcontracts, purchase orders, material order, etc.) exceeding, or expected to exceed, the appropriate threshold set forth at FAR 15.403-4 priced on the basis of adequate price competition. For interorganizational transfers priced at other than the cost of comparable competitive commercial work of the division, subsidiary, or affiliate of the contractor, explain the pricing method (see FAR 31.205-26(e)).
(b) All Other. Obtain cost or pricing data from prospective sources for those acquisitions (such as subcontracts, purchase orders, material order, etc.) exceeding the threshold set forth in FAR 15.403-4 ($500,000) and not otherwise exempt, in accordance with FAR 15.403-1(b) (i.e., adequate price competition, commercial items, prices set by law or regulation or waiver). Also provide data showing the basis for establishing source and reasonableness of price. In addition, provide a summary of your cost analysis and a copy of cost or pricing data submitted by the prospective source in support of each subcontract, or purchase order that is the lower of either $10,000,000 or more, or both more than the pertinent cost or pricing data threshold and more than 10 percent of the prime contractor's proposed price. The Contracting Officer may require you to submit cost or pricing data in support of proposals in lower amounts. Subcontractor cost or pricing data must be accurate, complete and current as of the date of final price agreement, or an earlier date agreed upon by the parties, given on the prime contractor's Certificate of Current Cost or Pricing Data. The prime contractor is responsible for updating a prospective subcontractor's data. For standard commercial items fabricated by the offeror that are generally stocked in inventory, provide aseparate cost breakdown, if priced based on cost. For interorganizational transfers priced at cost, provide a separate breakdown of cost elements. Analyze the cost or pricing data and submit the results of your analysis of the prospective source's proposal. When submission of a prospective source's cost or pricing data is required as described in this paragraph, it must be included along with your own cost or pricing data submission, as part of your own cost or pricing data. You must also submit any other cost or pricing data obtained from a subcontractor, either actually or by specific identification, along with the results of any analysis performed on that data.
Indicate how you have computed and applied your indirect costs,
including cost breakdowns. Show trends and budgetary data to provide a basis for
evaluating the reasonableness of proposed rates. Indicate the rates used and provide an
appropriate explanation. Where a rate agreement exists, provide a copy.
If direct charge, list any equipment proposed including description, price, quantity, total price, purchase of lease, and the basis for pricing.
Provide the cost of travel including destination, duration, purpose, per diem, transportation, and the basis for pricing.
List all other costs not otherwise included in the categories described above (e.g., computer services, consultant services) and provide basis for pricing.
If royalties exceed $1,500, you must provide the following information on a separate page for each separate royalty or license fee:
When you elect to claim facilities capital cost of money as an allowable cost, you must submit Form CASB-CMF and show the calculation of the proposed amount (see FAR 31.205-10).
The detailed breakdown shall be in a format similar to that shown on the "Business Proposal Cost Information" form found under the "FORMS, FORMATS, AND ATTACHMENTS" section of the NIH RFP Directory. For each separate cost estimate, the offeror must furnish a breakdown by cost element as indicated above. In addition, summary total amounts shall be furnished. In the event the RFP cites specific line items, by number, a cost breakdown for each line item must be furnished.
Further, in an effort to assist the cost proposal review process, Offerors who have prepared their business proposal using the following software spreadsheet programs are requested to provide a copy of the cost proposal spreadsheet(s) on a computer disk (high density) along with the submission of your paper copies of the business proposal. IBM PC compatible software programs are: Excel; Lotus 1-2-3; and Quattro Pro. If you would like to use a pre-formatted cost proposal spreadsheet click here (also available under "Business Proposal Cost Information). [Note: This is an EXCEL spreadsheet.]
[Note to Offeror: For RFPs which are using "JUST IN TIME" procedures, the data substantiating the costs or prices proposed (i.e., payroll documentation, vendor quotes, invoice price, etc.) shall not be submitted with the initial proposal. This information will be requested from the offeror during the negotiation process. The initial proposal need only indicate from what source the proposed costs and prices are substantiated.]
[Note to Offeror: The Evaluation Factors for Award portion of the Streamlined Technical RFP will specify how past performance is to be treated. If past performance is a specific, weighted evaluation factor, then "Qualifications of the Offeror" does not apply. In that case, the RFP would reference the "Past Performance Information" section of the "Optional RFP Instructions and Provisions."]
You are required to submit a summary of your General Experience, Organizational Experience Related to this RFP, Performance History, and Pertinent Contracts and Grants.
General experience is defined as general background, experience and qualifications of the offeror. A discussion of proposed facilities which can be devoted to the project may be appropriate.
Organizational experience is defined as the accomplishment of work, either past or on-going, which is comparable or related to the effort required by this RFP. This includes overall offeror or corporate experience, but not the experience and/or past performance of individuals who are proposed as personnel involved with the Statement of Work in this RFP (the evaluation of proposed personnel will be done through the applicable technical evaluation criterion).
Performance history is defined as meeting contract objectives within delivery and cost schedules on efforts, either past or on-going, which are comparable or related to the effort required by this RFP.
Pertinent contracts is defined as a listing of each related contract completed within the last three years or currently in process. List contracts awarded by the Government that involved similar or related work to that called for in this RFP. Include the contract number, contracting agency, contract dollar value, dates contract began and ended (or ends), description of contract work, explanation of relevance of work to this RFP, names and telephone numbers of the Contract Specialist and the Health Science Administrator.
Pertinent grants is defined as a listing of each related grant completed within the last three years or currently in process. List grants supported by the Government that involved similar or related work to that called for in this RFP. Include the grant number, involved agency, names and telephone numbers of the Grant Specialist and the Health Science Administrator, identification of the work, and when performed.
You are cautioned that omission of the above information or an inadequate or inaccurate response to this very important RFP requirement could have a negative effect on the overall selection process. Experience and past performance are relevant to the ability of the offerors to perform and, while not a specific, weighted evaluation factor they are inherent in one or more technical evaluation criterion. Also, they may be used to conduct a relative assessment of offerors during the source selection process if the Evaluation Factors for Award in the specific RFP so indicates.
The offeror shall furnish information concerning royalties which are anticipated to be paid in connection with performance of work under the proposed contract.
The offeror shall provide, with its offer, the following information that is required to make payment by electronic funds transfer (EFT) under any contract that results from this solicitation. This submission satisfies the requirement to provide EFT information under paragraphs (b)(1) and (j) of the clause at 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer--Other than Central Contractor Registration.
(1) The solicitation number (or other procurement identification number). (2) The offeror's name and remittance address, as stated in the offer. (3) The signature (manual or electronic, as appropriate), title, and telephone number of the offeror's official authorized to provide this information. (4) The name, address, and 9-digit Routing Transit Number of the offeror's financial agent. (5) The offeror's account number and the type of account (checking, savings, or lockbox). (6) If applicable, the Fedwire Transfer System telegraphic abbreviation of the offeror's financial agent. (7) If applicable, the offeror shall also provide the name, address, telegraphic abbreviation, and 9-digit Routing Transit Number of the correspondent financial institution receiving the wire transfer payment if the offeror's financial agent is not directly on-line to the Fedwire and, therefore, not the receiver of the wire transfer payment.
The offeror shall indicate if it has the necessary financial capacity, working capital, and other resources to perform the contract without assistance from any outside source. If not, indicate the amount required and the anticipated source.
An incrementally funded cost-reimbursement contract is a contract in which the total work effort is to be performed over a multiple year period and funds are allotted, as they become available, to cover discernible phases or increments of performance. The incremental funding technique allows for contracts to be awarded for periods in excess of one year even though the total estimated amount of funds expected to be obligated for the contract are not available at the time of the contract award. If this requirement is specified elsewhere in this RFP, the offeror shall submit a cost proposal for each year. In addition, the following provisions are applicable:
Sufficient funds are not presently available to cover the total cost of the complete multiple year project described in this solicitation. However, it is the Government's intention to negotiate and award a contract using the incremental funding concepts described in the clause entitled "Limitation of Funds." Under that clause, which will be included in the resultant contract, initial funds will be obligated under the contract to cover an initial period of performance. Additional funds are intended to be allotted from time to time, to the contract by contract modification, up to and including the full estimated cost of the contract, to accomplish the entire project. While it is the Government's intention to progressively fund this contract over the entire period of performance up to and including the full estimated cost, the Government will not be obligated to reimburse the Contractor for costs incurred in excess of the periodic allotments, nor will the Contractor be obligated to perform in excess of the amount allotted.
If subcontractors are proposed, please include a commitment letter
from the subcontractor detailing:
One copy of the Representations and Certifications (link to RFP REFERENCES) shall be completed and be signed by an official authorized to bind your organization. Additionally, a completed copy of the Representations and Certifications shall be submitted from any proposed subcontractor.
The Proposer's Travel Policy and Annual Report are two items that will be requested of offerors in the competitive range, offerors who submit FRPs, or offerors who will receive an award (i.e., "Just in Time"), rather than of all offerors with their initial business proposals. (Note: In cases where the RFPs specifically state that awards may be made without discussions, offerors must submit these documents with their initial business proposal.)
NOTE: If additional "Just in Time" items are selected from the Optional Instructions and Provisions, then the RFP will so indicate. If you would like to use a pre-formatted cost proposal spreadsheet click here (also available under "Business Proposal Cost Information). Note: This is an EXCEL spreadsheet.
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