Federal contract opportunity SIOUX_FALLS_MEPS_MEALS_LODGING_TRANSPORTATION for hotels (except casino hotels) and motels at Army Contracting Command, MICC MICC Center - Fort Knox, response was due Mar 4, 2011.

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The Fort Knox Mission and Installation Contracting Command is conducting market research for the following requirement: Meals, Lodging and Transportation for the Sioux Falls, South Dakota Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS), located at 2801 South Kiwanis Avenue, Suite 200, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57105. The period of performance is 1 September 2011 through 31 August 2012, with four (4) one-year option periods. Daily services include, but are not limited to, supper, overnight lodging, breakfast the following morning, enmass transportation to the MEPS immediately following breakfast, and evening transportation for applicants receiving night testing. The daily average number of applicants requiring services is 15 the daily estimated maximum is 88. Applicants are typically lodged two per room, males separate from females. A minimal number of single billeted rooms may be also required. Services are required every Sunday through Thursday, and up to as many as 30 Fridays per year. The appropriate NAICS code is 721110 with a size standard of $7,000,000.00. The base period per-applicant price is capped at $80.00 inclusive. Payment will be made monthly using as many as 17 Government purchase (credit) cards. The following is the government's minimum requirements:

1) DoD approved transportation (if provided by a non-organic source). Must be approved at the time proposal is submitted. Taxi or Limousine, unless DoD approved, are not permitted.
2) Supper meals available from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
3) Breakfast from 5:30 a.m. until 6:00 a.m.
4) Emergency lunches from 11:00 a.m.
5) Meals for applicants arriving after 10:00 p.m.
6) A minimum of one recording security camera (recordings maintained for at least 30 days)
7) A dedicated contractor or subcontractor liaison on-site at all times applicants are in the lodging facility to check applicants in, monitor activity in and around the hotel, and to deal with applicant questions, concerns, and issues.
8) Interior guest room entry (i.e. interior corridors) ONLY.
9) Guestroom windows and sliding doors that do not open more than six inches.
10) Guestrooms without cooking ranges/stove tops or garbage disposals.
11) The contractor's facility shall comply with applicable fire and safety codes and regulations.
12) Transport applicants daily to arrive enmass at the MEPS no later than 6:30 a.m.
13) Provide afternoon and evening transportation for an estimated one to seven passengers per trip from the MEPS to the hotel. There will be an estimated three (3) trips per night. Trips are estimated at 5:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
14) Provide transportation from airport and/or bus station to hotel, when requested by MEPS.
15) Provide double sets of those amenities provided to other guests (i.e. soap, shampoo, conditioner, towels, bath mats, etc) in each guest room that houses two applicants.
16) Submission of a monthly detailed invoice.

This synopsis is not a request for proposal. It is a market research tool being used to determine procurement strategy. Appropriate procurement strategy will be determined after consideration of industry response to this sources sought synopsis. The government is not obligated to, and will not, pay for any information received from potential sources as a result of this synopsis.

Contractors interested in providing these services should submit their statement of interest to Cheryl Benitez no later than 2:00 p.m., Fort Knox local time, 4 March 2011. Response should be emailed to cheryl.benitez@us.army.mil or faxed to Cheryl Benitez at 502-624-5869 or 502-624-7165.

All responses must include, at a minimum, the following information:

a. Company's full name, address, telephone, and point of contact with email address.
b. A statement indicating the offeror's interest in submitting a proposal.
c. A statement indicating the offeror's ability to accept credit card for payment.
d. A statement indicating the offeror's ability to prepare and submit detailed invoices.
e. A description of the proposed hotel (include address, number of guest rooms, interior/exterior guest room entry, restaurant on site, etc).
f. A statement indicating the offeror's proposed facility meets, or will meet by contract start, all the requirements listed above.
g. A synopsis of the contractor's capabilities.
h. Company size: Small or large, HUBZone, 8(a), SDB, Woman-owned, Service disabled veteran-owned.
i. A statement indicating what services, if any, will be subcontracted (i.e. transportation, lodging, restaurant, etc).
j. Distance from the hotel to the Sioux Falls MEPS located at 2801 South Kiwanis Avenue, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57105.
k. Distance from the hotel to the Sioux Falls Regional Airport located at 3001 North Minnesota Avenue, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57103.
l. Distance from the hotel to the commercial bus terminal located at 1500 West Russell Street, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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