TECHNICAL CAPABILITY:The Government will review the contractor's technical capability submission to ensure:1) The proposal reflects a sound approach and understanding of this requirementand the contractor has the technical ability to successfully perform the requirement. 2) The quoted property meets all the requirements of the SOW to include the security measures. For purposes of determining that the property has appropriate security for soldiers, the Contracting Officer will review reported incidents of crime at the quoted property and surrounding premises with local police department to ensure the hotel security measures are appropriate to the area and providea safe environment for Soldiers.The Contracting Officer may search outside websites (https://www.tripadvisor.com/, http://www.bedbugregistry.com/, etc.) to obtain information regarding the quoted property to ensure compliance with the SOW requirements.PRICE:The Government intends to award this procurement based on a determination of a fair and reasonable price.
(a) If an item in this solicitation is identified as ‘‘brand name or equal,’’ the purchase description reflects the characteristics and level of quality that will satisfy the Government’s needs. The salient physical, functional, or performance characteristics that ‘‘equal’’ products must meet are specified in the solicitation. (b) To be considered for award, offers of ‘‘equal’’ products, including ‘‘equal’’ products of the brand name manufacturer, must— (1) Meet the salient physical, functional, or performance characteristic specified in this solicitation; (2) Clearly identify the item by— (i) Brand name, if any; and (ii) Make or model number; (3) Include descriptive literature such as illustrations, drawings, or a clear reference to previously furnished descriptive data or information available to the Contracting Officer; and (4) Clearly describe any modifications the offeror plans to make in a product to make it conform to the solicitation requirements. Mark any descriptive material to clearly show the modifications. (c) The Contracting Officer will evaluate ‘‘equal’’ products on the basis of information furnished by the offeror or identified in the offer and reasonably availableto the Contracting Officer. The Contracting Officer is not responsible for locating or obtaining any information not identified in the offer. (d) Unless the offeror clearly indicates in its offer that the product being offered is an ‘‘equal’’ product, the offeror shall provide the brand name product referencedin the solicitation.
The following kinds and minimum amounts of insurance are required in accordance with FAR clause 52.228-5 entitled, “Insurance--Work on a Government Installation.”Workmen’s Compensation and Amount required by the State in which this Occupational Disease Insurance contract is performedKIND: AMOUNT:Employer’s Liability Insurance $100,000Comprehensive General Liability $50,000 per occurrenceInsurance for Bodily Injury
Comprehensive Automobile Liability $200,000 per person$500,000 per occurrence for Bodily Injuryand for Property Damage $20,000 per occurrence
(a) Pursuant to Department of Defense Instruction Number 2000.16, “DoD Antiterrorism (AT) Standards,” dated October 2, 2006, each contractor employee requiring access to a Federally-controlled installation, facility and/or Federally-controlled information system(s) shall complete Level I AT Awareness Training on an annual basis and receive a certificate of completion. The training is accessible from any computer and is available at https://atlevel1.dtic.mil/at/. The contractor is responsible for ensuring that all applicable employees have completed antiterrorism awareness training and shall certify that their workforce has completed the training through the submission of completion certificate(s) to the Contracting Officer and the Contracting Officer’s Representative (if appointed) within five working days after contract award or prior to access to a Federally-controlled installation or information system. (b) In the event that the automated system at https://atlevel1.dtic.mil/at/ is not available (e.g., server problems), Level I ATAwareness Training can be provided by a qualified instructor. However, if the training is not completed online, the Level I AT Awareness Instructor qualification must be coordinated with the Installation Antiterrorism Officer (or Installation Security equivalent) and the resultant name(s) of approved instructors shallbe provided the contracting officer or designee along with all associated cost or schedule impacts to the contract. (c) Antiterrorism performance (Level I AT Awareness Training attendance and compliance) may be documented as a performance metric under the resultant contract, and be part of past performance informationin support of future source selections. (End of clause)
If you have complaints about this procurement, it is preferable that youfirst attempt to resolve those concerns with the responsible contractingofficer. However, you can also protest to Headquarters (HQ), Army MaterielCommand (AMC). The HQ AMC-Level Protest Program is intended to encourageinterested parties to seek resolution of their concerns within AMC as anAlternative Dispute Resolution forum, rather than filing a protest with theGovernment Accountability Office (GAO) or other external forum. Contractaward or performance is suspended during the protest to the same extent, andwithin the same time periods, as if filed at the GAO. The AMC protestdecision goal is to resolve protests within 20 working days from filing. Tobe timely, protests must be filed within the periods specified in FAR33.103. If you want to file a protest under the HQ AMC-Level ProtestProgram, the protest must request resolution under that program and be sentto the address below. All other agency-level protests should be sent to thecontracting officer for resolution.Headquarters U.S. Army Materiel CommandOffice of Command Counsel4400 Martin RoadRm: A6SE040.001Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898-5000Fax: (256) 450-8840
Packages sent by FedEx or UPS should be addressed to:Headquarters U.S. Army Materiel CommandOffice of Command Counsel4400 Martin RoadRm: A6SE040.001Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898-5000Fax: (256) 450-8840
The AMC-Level Protest procedures are found at:http://www.amc.army.mil/pa/COMMANDCOUNSEL.asp
If internet access is not available, contact the contracting officer or HQ,AMC to obtain the HQ AMC-Level Protest Procedures.(End of Clause)
Addendum to 52.212-1 - Instructions to Offerors: This isnot a solicitation for Event Planning Services. For a proposal submitted by an offeror other than a hotel, the offeror must describe in its proposal the technical approach for the offeror's services as a prime contractor. All proposal submitted by an offeror other than a hotel shall provide the following: (1) Valid General Liability Insurance Certificate. (2) Hotel agreement verified, and countersigned by both parties and the authorized agent of the participating hotel , (FOR EX, hotel letterhead). (Again, this is not a solicitation for Event Planning Services. An offer which requires the Government to execute a separate agreement with a third party hotel shall be deemed technically unacceptable).
All Offerors shall submit photographs of the actual quoted property taken within one week of posting the Fedbid Buy.
PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAININTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS—REPRESENTATION(DEVIATION 2016-O0003)(OCT 2015) a) In accordance with section 101(a) of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2016(Pub. L. 114-53) and any subsequent FY 2016 appropriations act that extends to FY2016 funds the same restrictions as are contained in section 743 of division E,titleVII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L.113-235), none of the funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) by this orany other Act may be used for a contract with an entity that requires employeesorsubcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to signinternal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwiserestricting such employees or contactors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud,or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of aFederal department or agency authorized to receive such information.(b) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this provision does not contravenerequirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other formissued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classifiedinformation.(c) Representation. By submission of its offer, the Offeror represents that it doesnot require employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud,waste, or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentiality agreements orstatements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or contactors fromlawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative orlawenforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receivesuch information.
PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRECERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS(DEVIATION 2016-O0003)(OCT 2015) (a) The Contractor shall not require employeesor subcontractors seeking toreport fraud, waste, or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentialityagreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees orcontactors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designatedinvestigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agencyauthorized to receive such information.(b) The Contractor shall notify employees that the prohibitions and restrictionsof any internal confidentiality agreements covered by this clause are no longerineffect.(c) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this clause does not contravenerequirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other formissued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classifiedinformation.(d)(1) Use of funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) by theContinuing Appropriations Act, 2016 (Pub. L. 114-53) or any other FY 2016appropriations act that extends to FY 2016 funds the same prohibitions ascontained in sections 743 of division E, title VII, of the Consolidated and FurtherContinuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235) may be prohibited, if theGovernment determines that the Contractor is not in compliance with theprovisions of this clause.(2) The Government may seek any available remedies in the event theContractor fails to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of thecontract as a result of Government action under this clause.