U - Professional Development Service for T'IIS NAZBAS COMMU

Agency: Department of the Interior
State: New Mexico
Type of Government: Federal
FSC Category:
  • U - Education and Training Services
NAICS Category:
  • 611710 - Educational Support Services
Posted Date: Sep 19, 2017
Due Date: Sep 21, 2017
Solicitation No: A17PS01475
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Notice Type :
Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Added: Sep 19, 2017 2:58 pm

This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation No. A17PS01475 herein cited will be procured under FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items. Solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-95.

This acquisition is a Small Business Set-Aside. NAICS Code: 611710.


Professional Development

T'iis Nazbas Community School, Highway 160, BIA Road 5114, T'iis Nazbas, AZ is in need of a contractor to provide on-site professional development beginning (date of contract approval) through June 30, 2018.

To support T'iis Nazbas Community School's curriculum i-Ready Math and Reading Diagnostic and Instruction on-line program we are requesting for an On Site Professional Development Advanced User to provide: Two Advance User Sessions


1. Provide Advance Professional Development to K-8 Teachers, Principal and academic support staff on the i-Ready Diagnostic and Instruction Math and Reading curriculum student software which is align with the common core standard;

2. Provide all training materials, PowerPoint, etc., and supplies to delivery efficient learning for the staff;

3. Provide a feedback on the outcome of the training and make recommendation to the Administration for future trainings;

4. Be aware that additional service days or any change to the contract/obligation will not be allowed without first receiving the modification approval to the contract from the contracting officer.


Contractor must provide on-Line I-Ready Diagnostic/Instruction site license for School Year 2017-2018 for teachers to use for the Kindergarten through 8th grade classrooms at T'iis Nazbas Community School. Material is aligned with the Common Core Standard to enhance student learning in math and reading with Teacher on-site training.


Contractor must provide name of the service provider who will be assigned to Tiis Nazbas Community School.

Period of Performance:

From Date of award thru June 30, 2018

FAR 52.212-02: Evaluation -Commercial Items:

(a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers:

In the order of importance are the listed evaluation factors:

Factor I - Technical Capability

Factor II - Management Capability

Factor III - Past Performance

In accordance with FAR 15.101-1, Best Value, Tradeoff Process. All non-price factors weight more than cost or price.

(b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s).

(c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award.

M.1 52.217-05, Evaluation of Options:

Except when it is determined in accordance with FAR 17.206(b) not to be in the Government's best interests, the Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement.

M.2 Evaluation Factors for Award:

Award will be made on the basis of the best value trade off evaluation meeting the technically acceptable standards of all the non-price factors. The evaluation factors other than cost or price when combined, are significantly more important than cost or price. The Government intends to select the Best Value offer on the basis of initial offers received, without discussions. Offerors may be given the opportunity to clarify certain aspects of quotes (e.g., the relevance of an offeror's information to resolve minor or clerical errors.)

M.3 Evaluation

The Government will be utilizing a best value trade off procedures as required under FAR 15.101-1. The Government will evaluate all offers to determine technical acceptability quote with the evaluated price. Each Non-Price Factor will be rated with adjectives (see M.5 for rating scale).

M.4 Evaluation Factors

Factor I - Technical Capability

Factor II - Management Capability

Factor III - Past Performance

Factor I - Technical Capability quote for a Professional Development Services, in accordance with the Statement of Work.

The Technical Capability shall be in as much detail as the offeror considers necessary to fully explain the quoted technical approach. The technical quote should reflect a clear understanding of the nature of the work to be performed. The quote shall assess the offeror's understanding of the Bureau of Indian Affair's goals for the project and an understanding of the Statement of Work (SOW). The quote should include, but not limited to the following:

a) Knowledge and understanding of the requirements outlined in the SOW.

b) Understanding of general and local condition which can affect the SOW.

c) Logical sequence of steps and or specific techniques to accomplish all required work specified in the SOW.

d) Capability to produce deliverables in response to the SOW.

Factor II - Management Capabilities for a Professional Development Services, in accordance with the Statement of Work.

Each offeror shall submit a plan consisting of a narrative explanation of their quote on-site approach to project management and coordination; and cost control measures on change orders and how they are quoted and tracked. Each offeror will be required to provide the relevant experience and knowledge of key individual(s) of the project team who will be assigned directly to the project. This factor will assess the quoted key personnel qualifications. The assessment will consider whether the quote provides an adequate number of appropriately qualified personnel to meet the technical, management and support requirements of the SOW. The Offer should include, but not be limited to the following description:

a) Describe the method and criteria you plan to use to select qualified subcontractors to ensure an appropriate level of experience and expertise for the project.

b) Describe your project schedule and plan indicating where you will start the project and how you plan to proceed to completion of the work as identified in the statement of work. Your projected schedule of the project; shall include steps within each phase and their estimated duration time. Project Schedule should note critical path.

c) Submit a resume, certificates, along with a letter of commitment for all key personnel.

Factor III - Past Performance for a Professional Development Services, in accordance with the Statement of Work.

Please provide a list of contracts to include the contract number, POP, point of contact information and the description of the requirement. "Successful past performance on similar projects, to include but not limited to timeliness of performance and customer satisfaction". Complete and submit Appendix II.

APPENDIX II: Past Performance Questionnaire

1. Contract number

2. Contractor's name and address

3. Type of contract

4. Complexity of work

5. Description and location of work (e.g., types of tasks, products, services)

6. Contract dollar value

7. Date of award

8. Contract completion date (including extensions)

9. Type and Extent of Subcontracting

10. If a problem surfaced what was done fix it?

11. A description of the types of personnel (skill and expertise) used and the overall quality of the contractor's team?

12. How was the technical performance or quality of the product or service; schedule; cost control (if applicable); business relations; and management?

13. Were there any particularly significant risks involved in performance services?

14. What was the relationship between the prime and subcontractors? How well did the prime manage the subcontractors? Did the subcontractors perform the bulk of the effort or just add depth on particular technical areas? Why were the subcontractors chosen to work on specific technical areas, what were those areas and why were they accomplished by the subcontractors rather than the prime?

15. Past efforts with the any other agency?

16. The company's strong points?

QUOTE LINE ITEMS: (Please provide a breakdown of total cost)


1 Professional Development Services: $_________hour X (2 days for 2 sessions up to 6 hours per session) = $_______

2. Travel: Mileage: ________miles round trip X $________miles X (2 trips) 2 sessions = $_________

3. Materials: Online software $____________

4. All Applicable taxes $ _______________

Total Price = $______________________

Travel cost incurred for transportation, lodging, meals, and incidental expenses (as defined in the regulation cited in FAR 31.205-46) shall be considered to be reasonable and allowable only to the extent that they do not exceed on a daily basis the maximum per diem rates in effect at the time of travel as set forth in the Federal Travel Regulation.

The consultant will be reimbursed for travel to provide support at a Government site or other site as may be specified and approved by the COTR under this effort. All travel shall be approved, by the COTR, prior to commencement of travel. Consultant shall provide supporting documentation and a detailed breakdown of incurred travel costs with each invoice.


In accordance with 25 U.S.C. 3201 (P.L. 101-630), Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act; 42 U.S.C. 13041, Crime Control Act of 1990; 441 Departmental Manual, Personnel Security and Suitability Requirements all positions with duties and responsibilities involving regular contact with or control over Indian children are subject to a background investigation and determination of suitability for employment.

Accordingly, all such positions require a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP), Personnel Security and Suitability Program; and a favorable background investigation determination conducted by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

A favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination must be made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of the Indian Education Programs (OIEP), Personnel Security and Suitability Program prior to contract award or made within 60 days of incorporation of this clause into a current/existing contract. Pending completion of a background investigation by OPM, the Contractor who has been granted a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination must be within the sight and under the supervision of a Government employee who has had a completed background investigation (42 U.S.C 13041 (3)) during contract performance until a final background investigation determination has been made.

Prior employment with the Federal Government, including BIA, OIEP or the Bureau of Indian Affairs, does not assure that the appropriate screening or investigation was conducted nor does it alleviate or guarantee a favorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination or background investigation.

Prior to an award or during the 60 day period discussed in paragraph two, it is solely the company, individual or contractor's responsibility to contact the BIA, OIEP Personnel Security and Suitability Program at 505-563-5287/5288/5289/5294 in order to obtain a complete security package, which includes but is not limited to appropriate investigative forms and/or inquire about their previous investigation; and, obtain a screening (applicant and suitability) determination, and subsequent final background investigation.

If an unfavorable screening (applicant and suitability) determination is made, a purchase order shall not be awarded to the individual who received an unfavorable screening or to the company who has proposed to employ the individual to perform the work. The individual and or the company who proposed to employ this individual may be determined to be non-responsible if an unfavorable screening (applicant and suitability) determinations is made, which will make them ineligible for purchase order award.

If an unfavorable final background investigation determination is made, the purchase order may be terminated and the employee in question shall not be authorized to provide service to the BIA, OIEP, if the services involve contact with or regular control over Indian children.

Award will be made to the lowest priced offeror, whose quotation is conforming to the requirements herein, will be most advantageous to the Government, and is fair and reasonable.

CONTRACT CLAUSES: The following clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items; and FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items. In paragraph (b) of FAR 52.212-5(b), the Contractor shall comply with the following FAR clauses that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive order applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: FAR 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving; FAR 52.225-1 Buy American Act-Supplies; FAR 52.222-3, Convict Labor; FAR 52.211-6, Brand Name of Equal; FAR 52.232-18, Availability of Funds; FAR 52.216-02, Economic Price Adjustment-Standard Supplies; FAR 52.22-41, Service Contract Act 1965; and DIAR clauses are herein incorporated as follows:. 1452.226-70, Indian Preference; 1452.226-71, Indian Preference Program; 1452.280-4, Indian Economic Enterprise Representation; and 1452.204-70, 52.232-99, Providing Accelerated Payment to Small Business Subcontractors. The Federal Acquisition Regulations clauses and provisions are available on the Internet at: http://www.arnet.gov/far or may be requested from the Contracting Officer.

Award will be made at a fair and reasonable price to the lowest responsive and responsible offeror whose quote conforming to the requirements herein will be the most advantageous to the Government. Provide DUNS# and Tax ID# with a signed and dated quote, along with a completed copy of FAR Clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications: Commercial Items and DIAR 1452.280-4, Indian Economic Enterprise Representation. The RFQ is due at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo Regional Office, Division of Acquisition, Attention: Mary Jane Johnson, P. O. Box 1060, Gallup, New Mexico 87305 by, Thursday, September 21, 2017, 12:00 PM (Local Time, Gallup, N.M.) Physical address: 301 W. Hill Ave., Room. 346, Gallup, NM 87301. Proposals submitted by facsimile at (505) 863-8382 or by email at maryjane.johnson@bia.gov will be accepted. Any further questions regarding this announcement may be directed to Mary Jane Johnson, Contract Specialist, by fax at (505) 863-8382.

All contractors submitting quotes must be registered in the SAM.gov, in order to receive contracts and purchase orders from the Federal Government pursuant to FAR Clause 52.204-7. To register or learn more about the SAM, go to: http://www.SAM.gov.
Contracting Office Address :
Contracting Office
Point of Contact(s) :
Johnson, Mary Jane

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