Federal contract opportunity VA74114I0075 for educational support services at VA Health Administration Center Department of Veterans Affairs Health Administration Center, response was due Mar 11, 2014.

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Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs

Notice Type: Posted Date:

Sources Sought February 25, 2014

Response Date:

March 11, 2014

Original Set Aside: Small Business


611710 Educational Support Services


THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION. This is a Request for Information (RFI)/Sources Sought notice issued in accordance with FAR 15.201(e) to conduct market research. This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes - it does not constitute a Request for Quote (RFQ) - or a promise to issue a RFQ in the future. This request for information does not commit the Government to contract for any supply or services whatsoever. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is not, at this time, seeking proposals and will not accept unsolicited costs incurred in response to this RFI; all costs associated with responding to this RFI will be solely at the interested vendor's expense. Not responding to this RFI does not preclude participation in any future RFQ, if any is issued. Any information submitted by respondents to this RFI is strictly voluntary. All submissions become Government property and will NOT be returned. This announcement is based upon the best information available and is subject to future modification.

Contracting Office Address

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Health Administration Center (HAC)

3773 Cherry Creek Dr. North, Denver, CO, 80209

Point of Contact:

Pedro Arritola

Contracting Officer



PCA East Contracting is performing market research for a potential requirement for a contractor to provide: The contractor shall provide all resources necessary to accomplish the deliverables described in the statement of work (SOW), except as may otherwise be specified. Delivery of Development Dimensions International's (DDI) "Facilitation Skills Workshop: Developing Extraordinary Facilitators" in Topeka Kansas.

(Draft SOW Attached)

Place of Performance: Topeka, Kansas.

Period of Performance: The period of performance is within 120 days of contract award for the "Facilitation Skills Workshop: Developing Extraordinary Facilitators" in Topeka, KS and within 45 days of contract award for materials detailed in Attachment A (SOW).

Please respond to this RFI if your company can performance this requirement in accordance with FAR Part 52.219-14 Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011)

As prescribed in 19.508(e) or 19.811-3(e), insert the following clause:

Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011)

(a) This clause does not apply to the unrestricted portion of a partial set-aside.

(b) Applicability. This clause applies only to-

(1) Contracts that have been set aside or reserved for small business concerns or 8(a) concerns;

(2) Part or parts of a multiple-award contract that have been set aside for small business concerns or 8(a) concerns; and

(3) Orders set aside for small business or 8(a) concerns under multiple-award contracts as described in 8.405-5 and 16.505(b)(2)(i)(F).

(c) By submission of an offer and execution of a contract, the Offeror/Contractor agrees that in performance of the contract in the case of a contract for-

(1) Services (except construction). At least 50 percent of the cost of contract performance incurred for personnel shall be expended for employees of the concern.

(2) Supplies (other than procurement from a nonmanufacturer of such supplies). The concern shall perform work for at least 50 percent of the cost of manufacturing the supplies, not including the cost of materials.

(3) General construction. The concern will perform at least 15 percent of the cost of the contract, not including the cost of materials, with its own employees.

(4) Construction by special trade contractors. The concern will perform at least 25 percent of the cost of the contract, not including the cost of materials, with its own employees.

(End of clause)

Specific Response Instructions: Please submit your RFI response in accordance with the following: 1) No more than 10 pages (excluding transmittal page). Include the name, email address and phone number of the appropriate representative of your company; 2) Submit your response via email to Pedro.Arritola2@va.gov 3) Submit your response by 5:00 P.M. (EST) on February 11, 2014) Mark your response as "Proprietary Information" if the information is considered business sensitive. 4) NO MARKETING MATERIALS ARE ALLOWED AS PART OF THIS RFI. The government will not review any other information or attachments included, that are in excess of the 10 page limit.

Information Requested from Industry:

In response to the RFI, interested contractors shall submit the following information:

1. Company Information / Socio-Economic Status

a. Provide the company size and POC information.

b. If on GSA, provide your company's GSA contract information.

c. VA has identified the appropriate North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 611710 Educational Support Services, which has a size standard of $14 Million for this RFI. Please identify and explain any other NAICS codes your company believes would better represent the predominated work included in the attached PWS/SOW.

d. Indicate whether your company, subcontractors, teaming partners, joint ventures have a Federal Socio-Economic Status, e.g., Small Business, Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, Veteran Owned Small business, Women-Owned Small Business, Disadvantaged Small business, and Hub Zone. If Service Disabled or Veteran Owned Small business, is your company and or partners registered in VA's VetBiz repository?

2. Capabilities/Qualifications - Overview of proposed solution(s). Include a description of the capabilities/qualification/skills your company possesses for each of the below statements:

a. Assessment of capabilities to perform requirements noted in the RFI.

3. Teaming Arrangements - Description of Teaming Partners, Joint Ventures that your company would consider to perform work.

4. Price Information - Provide your commercial price history and rough order of magnitude for the same or similar products/solutions.

5. Other Market Information - Provide any other relative information.

6. Other Federal Experience - Identify the federal contract vehicles.