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  
     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  
     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  
     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  
     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  
     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.  
    Code Title  
     A Research and Development  
    Basic Scientific Research  
    Applied Research and Exploratory Development  
    Advanced Development of Hardware for Testing,  
     Engineering Development  
     B Special Studies and Analyses - Not R&D  
    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  
    Mobilization/Preparedness Studies  
    Manpower Studies  
    Communications Studies  
    Acquisition Policy/Procedures Studies  
    Elderly/Handicapped Studies  
     C Architect and Engineering Services - Construction  
    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)  
    Other Non-Building Structures  
    Architect - Engineer Services,  
    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  
    ADP Facility Operation and Maintenance  
    ADP Systems Development Services  
    ADP Data Entry Services  
    ADP Telecommunications and Transmission  
    ADP Teleprocessing and Timesharing  
    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  
    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  
    Aerial Fertilization/Spraying Services  
    Aerial Seeding Services  
    Forest/Range Fire Suppression/Presuppression  
    Forest/Range Fire Rehabilitation Services  
    Forest Tree Planting Services  
    Land Treatment Practices Services  
     (plowing/clearing etc.)  
    Range Seeding Services (ground equipment)  
    Recreation Site Maintenance Services  
    Seed Collection/Production Services  
    Seedling Production/Transplanting Services  
    Surface Mining Reclamation Services  
    Survey Line Clearing Services  
    Tree Breeding Services  
    Tree Thinning Services  
    Well Drilling/Exploratory Services  
    Wildhorse/Burro Control Service  
    Other Range/Forest Improvements Services  
    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  
    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  
    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  
    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  
     Q Medical Services  
    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  
    Land Surveys, Cadastral Services  
    Operations Research Services  
    Policy Review/Development Services  
    Program Evaluation Services  
    Program Management/Support Services  
    Program Review/Development Services  
    Real Property Appraisals Services (SIC 6531)  
    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  
    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  
    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  
    Lectures for Training  
    Personnel Testing  
    Reserve Training (Military)  
    Scientific and Management Education  
    Tuition, Registration, and Membership Fees  
    Faculty Salaries for Dependent Schools  
    Training/Curriculum Development  
    Education Services  
    Certifications and Accreditations  
    AIDS Training  
     V Transportation, Travel and Relocation Services  
    Motor Pool Operations  
    Packing/Crating Services  
    Air Freight  
    Motor Freight  
    Rail Freight  
    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  
     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  
    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  
    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  
    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  
    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 
    2.   A portion of the acquisition is set aside for small business 
    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 
    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 
    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 
    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: 
    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 
    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.