Reader's Guide Common Abbreviations Used in the FBO The FBO contains many abbreviations. Listed below are simple explanations of the most common abbreviations that appear in the FBO: A-E: Architect-Engineer ARO: After Receipt Of Order BAA: Broad Agency Announcement--A notice from the government that requests scientific or research proposals from private firms concerning certain areas of interest to the government. The proposals submitted by the private firms may lead to contracts. BLS: Bureau of Labor Statistics--An organization in the U.S. Department of Labor. BOA: Basic Ordering Agreement--A general outline of the supplies or services to be provided by the contractor. BOD: Bid Opening Date--The final date that a bid must be received by the appropriate government office. BPA: Blanket Purchase Agreement--An agreement between the government and a vendor. The agreement gives the government the option to purchase goods or services from the vendor when needed on a on-call basis. CAGE: Contractor and Government Entity Code--An identification code assigned to the awardees of DOD contracts. The codes are used by DOD for record keeping purposes. Offerors do not need a CAGE code to submit a bid for a contract. FBO: FedBizOpps. CFR: Code of Federal Regulations--A collection of publications that contains regulations for all Federal Departments and Agencies. CICA: Competition in Contracting Act--A law that requires full and open competition for Federal contracts. CID: Commercial Item Description. CNT: Contract COB: Close Of Business COE: Corps of Engineers--An organization in the U.S. Department of the Army. CONUS: Continental United States DARO: Days After Receipt Of Order DCSC: Defense Construction Supply Center--An organization in the U.S. Department of Defense. DEL: Delivery DESC: Defense Electronics Supply Center--An organization in the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency. DFAR: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations--Procurement regulations used by organizations in the Department of Defense. Also called Defense Acquisition Regulations (DAR). DGSC: Defense General Supply Center--An organization in the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency. DISC: Defense Industrial Supply Center--An organization in the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency. DOD or DoD: Department of Defense DTD: Dated ECP: Engineering Change Proposal EDI: Electronic Data (or Document) Interchange--Electronic exchange of information, paperless office. FAR: Federal Acquisition Regulation--Procurement regulations used by both civilian and defense organizations. FAT: First Article Testing--When DOD buys certain goods they may perform extensive tests on the first item delivered. FFP: Firm Fixed-Price--A type of contract under which the government agrees to purchase goods or services at a set price. FFRDC: Federally Funded Research & Development Center--A facility funded by the government that conducts research and development work. The facility is operated by a university or a related non-profit organization. FIRMR: Federal Information Management Resources Regulation--Government-wide regulations that govern the purchase of computer goods and services. FMS: Foreign Military Sales FSC: Federal Supply Classification--A code number used by the government to identify various items of equipment which are purchased by the government. FSN: Federal Stock Number--A code number used to identify documents sold by the U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents. FSS: Federal Supply Service--An organization in the U.S. General Services Administration. GAO: General Accounting Office GFE: Government-Furnished Equipment GFM: Government-Furnished Materials GOCO: Government-Owned, Contractor Operated GSA: General Services Administration IAW: In Accordance With IFB: Invitation for Bid--A solicitation issued by the government to prospective bidders. An IFB describes what the government requires and how the offerors will be evaluated. Award is based on the lowest bid. Negotiations are not conducted. LSA: Labor Surplus Area--A Federal program to set-aside certain contracts to businesses located in areas with high unemployment. NLT: No Later Than NSN: National Stock Number--A unique number assigned by the General Services Administration which catalogs a wide range of items by commodity, group, and class. NSNA: No Stock Number Assigned o/a: On or About OICC: Officer in Charge of Construction OSD: Office of the Secretary of Defense OSDBU: Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization PIN: Pre-Invitation Notice--A summary of a solicitation package sent to prospective bidders, who may then request the entire solicitation package. P.L.: Public Law P/N: Part Number PO: Purchase Order POC: Point of Contact R&D: Research and Development RFP: Request for Proposal--A solicitation issued by the government to prospective offerors. An RFP describes what the government requires and how the offerors will be evaluated. Negotiations may be conducted with offers. Award is based on a combination of lowest price and technical merit. RFQ: Request for Quotation--A request for market information by the government, used for planning purposes. ROICC: Resident Officer in Charge of Construction SBSA: Smalll Business Set Aside--A solicitation restricted to competition completed only among small businesses. SDB: Small And Disadvantaged Business--A small business that is owned and operated by a socially or economically disadvantaged individual. SF: Standard Form SIC: Standard Industrial Classification--A code number used by the government to classify goods or services by their principal purpose. SOL: Solicitation--A document that describes the specifications of what the government requires. A solicitation is usually an IFB or a RFP. SOW: Statement of Work--A description of the government's requirements for purchasing a good or service. Classification Codes Notices of contract actions that appear in the FBO are arranged by classification codes. The classification codes are divided into two primary groups, Services and Supplies. Listed below are the titles and examples of the service codes. Please be aware that the FBO staff are not authorized to determine the classification code for any notice. Only the Contracting Officer that issued the notice is authorized to determine the classification code. Because a misclassified notice of a contract action fails to effectively notify the firms most likely to respond and therefore violates the Competition in Contracting Act and the Contracting Officer would be held responsible, for additional information see Comptroller General Decision No. B-228744, dated November 12, 1987. Service Code Title A Research and Development Examples: Basic Scientific Research Applied Research and Exploratory Development Advanced Development of Hardware for Testing, Engineering Development B Special Studies and Analyses - Not R&D Examples: Air Quality Analyses Archeological/Paleontological Studies Chemical/Biological Studies and Analyses Cost Benefit Analyses Data Analyses (other than scientific) Economic Studies Endangered Species Studies - Plant and Animal Environmental Studies and Assessments Feasibility Studies (non-construction) Animal and Fisheries Studies Geological Studies Geophysical Studies Geotechnical Studies Grazing/Range Studies Historical Studies Legal Studies Mathematical/Statistical Analyses Natural Resource Studies Oceanological Studies Recreation Studies Regulatory Studies Scientific Data Studies Seismological Studies Soils Studies Water Quality Studies Wildlife Studies Medical and Health Studies Intelligence Studies Aeronautic/Space Studies Building Technology Studies Defense Studies Educational Studies and Analyses Energy Studies Technology Studies Housing and Community Development Studies Security Studies (Physical and Personal) Accounting/Financial Management Studies Trade Issue Studies Foreign Policy/National Security Policy Studies Organization/Administrative/Personnel Studies Mobilization/Preparedness Studies Manpower Studies Communications Studies Acquisition Policy/Procedures Studies Elderly/Handicapped Studies C Architect and Engineering Services - Construction Examples: Administrative and Service Buildings Airfield, Communication and Missile Facilities Educational Buildings Hospital Buildings Industrial Buildings Residential Buildings Warehouse Buildings Research and Development Facilities Other Buildings Conservation and Development Highways, Roads, Streets, and Bridges Electric Power Generation (EPG) Utilities Other Non-Building Structures Restoration Architect - Engineer Services, (non-construction), Engineering Drafting Services A&E Inspection Services (non-construction) A&E Management Engineering Services A&E Production Engineering Services Marine Architect - Engineer Services D Information Technology Services, including Telecommunication Services Examples: ADP Facility Operation and Maintenance Services ADP Systems Development Services ADP Data Entry Services ADP Telecommunications and Transmission Services ADP Teleprocessing and Timesharing Services ADP Systems Analysis Services Automated Information System Design and Integration Services Programming Services Information and Data Broadcasting or Data Distribution Services ADP Backup and Security Services ADP Data Conversion Services ADP Optical Scanning Services Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) Services ADP System Acquisition Support Services Includes preparation of statements of work, benchmarks, specifications, etc. Digitizing Services. Includes cartographic and geographic information. Telecommunications Network Management Services Automated News Services, Data Services, or Other information Services. Buying data, the electronic equivalent of books, periodicals, newspapers, etc. E Purchase of Structures and Facilities F Natural Resources and Conservation Services Examples: Aerial Fertilization/Spraying Services Aerial Seeding Services Forest/Range Fire Suppression/Presuppression Services Forest/Range Fire Rehabilitation Services (non-construction) Forest Tree Planting Services Land Treatment Practices Services (plowing/clearing etc.) Range Seeding Services (ground equipment) Recreation Site Maintenance Services (non-construction) Seed Collection/Production Services Seedling Production/Transplanting Services Surface Mining Reclamation Services (non-construction) Survey Line Clearing Services Tree Breeding Services Tree Thinning Services Well Drilling/Exploratory Services Wildhorse/Burro Control Service Other Range/Forest Improvements Services (non-construction) Other Wildlife Management Services Fisheries Resources Management Services Site Preparation Other Natural Resources and Conservation Services Air Quality Support Services Industrial Investigation Surveys and Technical Support Related to Air Pollution Water Quality Support Services Industrial Investigation Surveys and Technical Support Related to Water Pollution Pesticides Support Services Toxic Substances Support Services Hazardous Substance Analysis Hazardous Substance Removal, Cleanup, and Disposal Services and Operational Support Leaking Underground Storage Tank Support Services Development of Environmental Impact Statements and Assessments Industrial Investigations, Surveys and Technical Support for Multiple Pollutants Oil Spill Response including Cleanup, Removal, Disposal and Operational Support G Social Services Examples: Care of Remains and/or Funeral Services Chaplain Services Recreational Services Social Rehabilitation Services Geriatric Services Government Life Insurance Program Government Health Insurance Programs Other Government Insurance Programs Non-Government Insurance Programs Direct aid to tribal Governments and organizations provided by contract pursuant to Public Law (P.L.) 93-638 H Quality Control, Testing and Inspection Services Examples: Quality Control Services Equipment and Materials Testing Inspection Services J Maintenance, Repair, and Rebuilding of Equipment K Modification of Equipment L Technical Representative Services M Operation of Government-Owned Facilities N Installation of Equipment P Salvage Services Examples: Preparation and Disposal of Excess and Surplus Property Salvage of Aircraft Salvage of Marine Vessels Demolition of Buildings Demolition of Structures or Facilities (other than Buildings) Q Medical Services Examples: Dependent Medicare Services General Health Care Services Laboratory Testing Services Nursing Services Nursing Home Care Contracts Evaluation and Screening Ansthesiology Services Cardio-Vascular Services Dentistry Services Dermatology Services Gastroentorology Services Geriatric Services Gynecology Services Hematology Services Internal Medicine Services Neurology Services Ophthalmology Services Optometry Services Orthopedic Services Otolaryngology Services Pathology Services Pediatric Services Pharmacology Services Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services Psychiatry Services Podiatry Services Pulmonary Services Radiology Services Surgery Services Thoracic Services Urology Services Medical/Psychiatric Consultation Services Nuclear Medicine R Professional, Administrative and Management Support Services Examples: Land Surveys, Cadastral Services (non-construction) Operations Research Services Policy Review/Development Services Program Evaluation Services Program Management/Support Services Program Review/Development Services Real Property Appraisals Services (SIC 6531) Simulation Specifications Development Services Systems Engineering Services Technology Sharing/Utilization Services Veterinary/Animal Care Services Legal Services Educational Services Certifications and Accreditations Technical Assistance Telephone and Field Interview Services Intelligence Services Expert Witness Engineering and Technical Services Communications Services Weather Reporting/Observation Services Industrial Hygenics Personal Services Other Professional Services Courier and Messenger Services Transcription Services Mailing and Distribution Services Library Services Court Reporting Services Word Processing/Typing Service Translation and Interpreting Service (Including Sign Language) Stenographic Services Personal Property Management Services Credit Reporting Services Information Retrieval Other Administrative Support Services Advertising Services Data Collection Services Accounting or Financial Services Auditing Services Debt Collection Services Logistics Support Services Contract, Procurement, and Acquisition Support Services Public Relations Service Ongoing Audit Operations Support S Utilities and Housekeeping Services Examples: Gas Services Electric Services Telephone and/or Communications Services Water Services Other Utilities Custodial - Janitorial Services Fire Protection Services Food Services Fueling and Other Petroleum Services - Excluding Storage Trash/Garbage Collection Services Guard Services Insect and Rodent Control Services Landscaping/Groundskeeping Services Laundry and Dry Cleaning Services Surveillance Services Solid Fuel Handling Services Carpet Laying and Cleaning Warehousing and Storage Services Facilities Operations Support Services Interior Plantscaping Snow Removal/Salt Service (also spreading aggregate or other snow melting material) Waste Treatment and Storage T Photographic, Mapping, Printing, and Publication Services Examples: Arts/Graphics Services Cartography Services Cataloging Services Charting Services Film Processing Services Film/Video Tape Production Services Microform Services Photogrammetry Services Aerial Photographic Services General Photographic Services - Still Print/Binding Services Reproduction Services Technical Writing Services Topography Services General Photographic Services - Motion Audio/Visual Services U Education and Training Services Examples: Lectures for Training Personnel Testing Reserve Training (Military) Scientific and Management Education Tuition, Registration, and Membership Fees Vocational/Technical Faculty Salaries for Dependent Schools Training/Curriculum Development Education Services Certifications and Accreditations AIDS Training V Transportation, Travel and Relocation Services Examples: Motor Pool Operations Packing/Crating Services Air Freight Motor Freight Rail Freight Stevedoring Vessel Freight Other Cargo and Freight Services Air Charter for Things Motor Charter for Things Rail Charter for Things Marine Charter for Things Vessel Towing Service Other Vehicle Charter for Transportation of Things Air Passenger Service Motor Passenger Service Rail Passenger Service Marine Passenger Service Passenger Air Charter Service Passenger Motor Charter Service Passenger Rail Charter Service Passenger Marine Charter Service Ambulance Service Taxicab Services Lodging - Hotel/Motel Military Personnel Recruitment Civilian Personnel Recruitment Relocation Services Travel Agent Services Other Transportation Travel and Relocation Services W Lease or Rental of Equipment X Lease or Rental of Facilities Y Construction of Structures and Facilities Z Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property The classification codes for Supplies, Equipment, and Material are as follows: Supply, Equipment and Material Code Description 10 Weapons 11 Nuclear Ordnance 12 Fire Control Equipment 13 Ammunition and Explosives 14 Guided Missiles 15 Aircraft and Airframe Structural Components 16 Aircraft Components and Accessories 17 Aircraft Launching, Landing, and Ground Handling Equipment 18 Space Vehicles 19 Ships, Small Craft, Pontoons, and Floating Docks 20 Ship and Marine Equipment 22 Railway Equipment 23 Ground Effect Vehicles, Motor Vehicles, Trailers and Cycles 24 Tractors 25 Vehicular Equipment Components 26 Tires and Tubes 28 Engines, Turbines, and Components 29 Engine Accessories 30 Mechanical Power Transmission Equipment 31 Bearings 32 Woodworking Machinery and Equipment 34 Metalworking Machinery 35 Service and Trade Equipment 36 Special Industry Machinery 37 Agricultural Machinery and Equipment 38 Construction, Mining, Excavating, and Highway Maintenance Equipment 39 Materials Handling Equipment 40 Rope, Cable, Chain, and Fittings 41 Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Air Circulating Equipment 42 Fire Fighting, Rescue, and Safety Equipment 43 Pumps and Compressors 44 Furnace, Steam Plant, and Drying Equipment, and Nuclear Reactors 45 Plumbing, Heating and Sanitation Equipment 46 Water Purification and Sewage Treatment Equipment 47 Pipe, Tubing, Hose, and Fittings 48 Valves 49 Maintenance and Repair Shop Equipment 51 Hand Tools 52 Measuring Tools 53 Hardware and Abrasives 54 Prefabricated Structures and Scaffolding 55 Lumber, Millwork, Plywood, and Veneer 56 Construction and Building Materials 58 Communication, Detection, and Coherent Radiation Equipment 59 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Components 60 Fiber Optics Materials and Components, Assemblies, and Accessories 61 Electric Wire, and Power and Distribution Equipment 62 Lighting Fixtures and Lamps 63 Alarm and Signal, and Security Detection Systems 65 Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Equipment and Supplies 66 Instruments and Laboratory Equipment 67 Photographic Equipment 68 Chemicals and Chemical Products 69 Training Aids and Devices 70 General Purpose Information Technology Equipment 71 Furniture 72 Household and Commercial Furnishings and Appliances 73 Food Preparation and Serving Equipment 74 Office Machines, Text Processing Systems and Visible Record Equipment 75 Office Supplies and Devices 76 Books, Maps, and Other Publications 77 Musical Instruments, Phonographs, and Home-Type Radios 78 Recreational and Athletic Equipment 79 Cleaning Equipment and Supplies 80 Brushes, Paints, Sealers, and Adhesives 81 Containers, Packaging, and Packing Supplies 83 Textiles, Leather, Furs, Apparel and Shoe Findings, Tents and Flags 84 Clothing, Individual Equipment, and Insignia 85 Toiletries 87 Agricultural Supplies 88 Live Animals 89 Subsistence (Food) 91 Fuels, Lubricants, Oils, and Waxes 93 Nonmetallic Fabricated Materials 94 Nonmetallic Crude Materials 95 Metal Bars, Sheets, and Shapes 96 Ores, Minerals, and Their Primary Products 99 Miscellaneous How to read notices Listed below is an explanation of our format of the FBO. DOT, FED HWY ADMIN, Conts and Proc, 900 8th ST, SE, Rm 901, Washington DC 20030 A -- TRAFFIC BARRIERS ON CURVES, CURBS AND SLOPES RFP DTFH61-87-R00000. Due 041289. Contact John Doe, 202/377-2000. The objectives of this study are to: 1) develop safer guard rail designs for use on curves, curbs, and slopes: and 2) evaluate existing practices to develop better design guidelines and placement guidelines for guard rail installations on curves, curbs, and slopes. All responsible sources may submit a proposal which shall be considered. See Note 22. (116) Item Explanation DOT, FED HWY ADMIN, Conts Name and address of the and Proc, 900 8th ST, SE, contracting office Rm 901, Washington DC 20030 A Classification Code TRAFFIC BARRIERS ON CURVES, Subject CURBS, AND SLOPES RFP DTFH61-87-R00000 Solicitation Number Due 041289 Due Date 4/12/89 Contact John Doe, 202/377-2000 Contact Person The objectives of this study are to: Description 1) develop safer guard...proposal which shall be considered. See Note 22 Read Numbered Note 22 (116) Julian Date indicating when the synopsis was received by the FBO Office This is only a sample procurement notice. Actual notices may contain either more or less information. For additional information concerning an actual notice please contact the office that has issued the notice. The appropriate office is identified in bold face at the beginning of the notice. Numbered Notes Numbered Notes are Footnotes. The purpose of the Numbered Notes is to eliminate the unnecessary duplication of information that appears in various announcements. If a Numbered Note is included in the description of a notice, the note referred to must be read as part of the item. When the note(s) applies to a synopsis, the contracting official should reference the note at the end of the Description field ,e.g., "See Note(s) 22 and 23". 1. The proposed contract is 100% set aside for small business concerns. 2. A portion of the acquisition is set aside for small business concerns. 3. The proposed contract is a labor surplus area set-aside. (This note is deleted as of 7/21/99.) 4. The proposed contract is 100 percent set aside for small disadvantaged business concerns (SDB). Offers from concerns other than SDBs will not be considered. (This note is deleted as of 11/24/99.) 5. The proposed contract is 100% set aside for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Institutions (MIs). Offers from other than HBCUs and MIs will not be considered. 6. The proposed contract is a total small disadvantaged business set aside or is being considered as a total small disadvantaged business set aside. (This note is deleted as of 11/24/99.) 7. The proposed contract is 100% set aside for Historically Black Colleges, Universities and Minority Institutions or is partially set aside for Historically Black Colleges, Universities and Minority Institutions. 8. The solicitation document contains information that has been designated as "Militarily Critical Technical Data." Only businesses that have been certified by the Department of Defense, United States/Canada Joint Certification Office, and have a valid requirement may have a copy of the solicitation document. All requests for copies of the solicitation document must include a certified copy of DD Form 2345, Militarily Critical Technical Data Agreement. To obtain certification, contact: Commander, Defense Logistics Information Service (DLIS), ATTN: U.S./Canada Joint Certification Office, 74 Washington Avenue North, Battle Creek, MI 49017-3084 or call the DLIS at (800)-352-3572. The DLIS Unites States/Canada Joint Certification Lookup service is available via the Internet at: http://www.dlis.dla.mil/ccal/. 9. Interested parties may obtain copies of Military and Federal Specifications and Standards, Qualified Product Lists, Military Handbooks, and other standardization documents from the DoD Single Stock Point (DODSSP), in Philadelphia, PA. Most documents are available in Adobe PDF format from the ASSIST database via the Internet at http://assist.daps.mil/. Users may search for documents using the ASSIST-Quick Search and, in most cases, download the documents directly via the Internet using standard browser software. Documents not available for downloading from ASSIST can be ordered from the DODSSP using the ASSIST Shopping Wizard, after establishing a DODSSP Customer Account by following the registration procedures or by phoning the DoDSSP Special Assistance Desk at (215) 697-2179 (DSN: 442-2179). Users not having access to the Internet may contact the DODSSP Special Assistance Desk at (215) 697-2179 (DSN: 442-2179) or mail requests to the DODSSP, Bldg. 4/D, 700 Robbins Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111-5094. Patterns, Drawings, Deviations Lists, Purchase Descriptions, etc., are not stocked at the DODSSP. 10-11. Reserved. 12. One or more of the items under this acquisition may be subject to an Agreement on Government Procurement approved and implemented in the United States by the Trade Agreements Act of 1979. All offers shall be in the English language and in U.S. dollars. All interested suppliers may submit an offer. 13. The proposed contract is restricted to domestic sources under the authority of FAR 6.302-3. Accordingly, foreign sources, except Canadian sources, are not eligible for award. 14-21. Reserved 22. The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 6.302. Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit proposals. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all proposals received within forty-five days (thirty days if award is issued under an existing basic ordering agreement) after date of publication of this synopsis will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete with this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. 23. Award will be made only if the offeror, the product/service or the manufacturer meets qualification requirement at time of award, in accordance with FAR clause 52.209-1 or 52.209-2. The solicitation identifies the office where additional information can be obtained concerning qualification requirements and is cited in each individual solicitation. 24. Architect-Engineer firms which meet the requirements described in this announcement are invited to submit: (1) a Standard Form 254, Architect-Engineer and Related Services Questionnaire, (2) a Standard Form 255, Architect-Engineer and Related Services Questionnaire for Specific Project, when requested, and (3) any requested supplemental data to the procurement office shown. Firms having a current Standard Form 254 on file with the procurement office shown are not required to register this form. Firms desiring to register for consideration for future projects administered by the procurement office (subject to specific requirements for individual projects) are encouraged to submit annually, a statement of qualifications and performance data, utilizing Standard Form 254, Architect-Engineer and Related Services Questionnaire. Firms responding to this announcement before the closing date will be considered for selection, subject to any limitations indicated with respect to size and geographic location of firm, specialized technical expertise or other requirements listed. Following an initial evaluation of the qualification and performance data submitted, three or more firms that are considered to be the most highly qualified to provide the type of services required, will be chosen for negotiation. Selection of firms for negotiation shall be made through an order of preference based on demonstrated competence and qualifications necessary for the satisfactory performance of the type of professional services required, that include: (1) professional capabilities; (2) specialized experience and technical competence, as required; (3) capacity to accomplish the work in the required time; (4) past performance on contracts with respect to cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules; (5) geographical location and knowledge of the locality of the project, provided that application of the criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project; (6) any other special qualification required under this announcement by the contracting activity. In addition to the above qualifications, special qualifications in the Department of Defense include the volume of work previously awarded to the firm by the Department of Defense, with the object of effecting an equitable distribution of Department of Defense architect engineer contracts among qualified architect-engineer firms including small and small disadvantaged business firms, and firms that have not had prior Department of Defense contracts. 25. Information submitted should be pertinent and specific in the technical area under consideration, on each of the following qualifications: (1) Experience: An outline of previous projects, specific work previously performed or being performed and any in-house research and development effort; (2) Personnel: Name, professional qualifications and specific experience of scientist, engineers and technical personnel who may be assigned as a principal investigator and/or project officer; (3) Facilities: Availability and description of special facilities required to perform in the technical areas under consideration. A statement regarding industry security clearance. Any other specific and pertinent information as pertains to this particular area of procurement that would enhance our consideration and evaluation of the information submitted. 26. Based upon market research, the Government is not using the policies contained in Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items, in its solicitation for the described supplies or services. However, interested persons may identify to the contracting officer their interest and capability to satisfy the Government's requirement with a commercial item within 15 days of this notice. 27. The proposed contract is set-aside for HUBZone small business concerns. Offers from other than HUBZone small business concerns will not be considered. 28. The proposed contract is set-aside for Very Small Business Concerns (VSB). A VSB is a small business concern whose headquarters is located within the geographic area served by a district designated by SBA; and which, together with its affiliates, has no more than 15 employees and has average annual receipts that do not exceed $1 million. Offers from other than very small business concerns will not be considered.