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Notice Type: Combine Solicitation
Classification Code: 99 - Miscellaneous
Solicitation Number: NIHCC-R-009479
Setaside: Total Small BusinessTotal Small Business
Place of Performance (address):
Place of Performance (zipcode): 20892
Place of Performance Country: US
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial services prepared in accordance with the format in FAR 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-76. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONSTITUTES THE ONLY SOLICITATION AND A SEPARATE SOLICITATION WILL NOT BE ISSUED. The solicitation number for this acquisition is NIHCC-R-009479 and is being issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ). The NAICS Code for this solicitation is 621310 and the Small Business Size Standard is
1. Contractor shall be required to work 2 days per week, 4 hours per day (Mondays and Thursday). No overtime or weekend hours are anticipated for this award.
2. The Contractor shall provide acupuncture services, which includes patient assessment and evaluations, as well as treatment. All supporting medical documentation for each session shall be completed within twenty-four hours of each treatment and noted in the patient medical records. The core team must review pain assessment and care plans every three to six weeks.
3. The Contractor shall provide an initial assessment or with the input from the PPCS interdisciplinary team (IDT) develop a care plan. All acupuncture treatment shall be documented in the medical charts and show the supporting effort in order to provide a highly qualified care and recommendation of the primary and supportive team members.
4. All patient treatment shall meet the standards of the PPCS mission statement and objectives (available upon request).
D. Requirements and Certification
1. The Contractor shall be licensed to practice acupuncture in a state, territory or commonwealth of
2. The Contractor shall be credentialed by the
3. The Contractor shall be responsible for providing malpractice insurance and shall be certified in CPR.
E. Place of Performance
All services will be provided in the
F. Government Furnished Property and Material
All materials and equipment required to carry out the tasks will be provided by the Pain and Palliative Care Service and are the exclusive property of the Federal Government. Equipment includes, but not limited to: procedure table covers, acupuncture needles, alcohol, lotions, reporting and documentation tools and access to appropriate operating systems and data bases. G. Period of Performance
The performance period of this contract shall be as follows: Base Period:
The contractor shall be assigned a Level 1 Security Clearance through HHS Security department: NIH Information and Physical Access Security Acquisition/Solicitation Language for Nursing Services- Acupuncture Services Rev. --
* Access, or use, Personally Identifiable Information (PII), including instances of remote access to or physical removal of such information beyond agency premises or control.
* Have regular or prolonged physical access to a "Federally-controlled facility," as defined in FAR Subpart 2.1.
The Contractor and all subcontractors performing under this acquisition shall comply with the following requirements:
A. Position Sensitivity Designations The following sensitivity level(s), clearance type(s), and investigation requirements apply to this contract: [ ] Level 6:
In accordance with OMB Memorandum M-05-24, the Contractor shall ensure that background investigations are conducted for all contractor/subcontractor personnel who have (1) access to sensitive information, (2) access to Federal information systems, (3) regular or prolonged physical access to Federally-controlled facilities, or (4) any combination thereof. OMB Memorandum M-05-24 is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/memoranda/fy2005/m05-24.pdf. Agency personal identification verification policy and procedures are identified below:
J. PRICE The proposed price will be evaluated but not scored. The price evaluation will determine whether the proposed prices are fair and reasonable in relation to the solicitation requirements. Proposed prices shall be entirely compatible with the technical quotations. Although price is the least important evaluation factor, it will not be ignored. The degree of importance of the proposed prices will increase with the degree of equality of the proposals in relation to the other factors on which selection is to be based. The Government intends to evaluate proposals and, if necessary conduct discussions with all responsible Offerors within the competitive range. The award will be made to the Offeror whose proposal conforms to the terms and conditions of the solicitation and award may be made to other than the lowest priced or the highest technically rated offer. Relative importance and trade-offs. The Government will base the determination of best value on performance, and the other evaluation factors identified elsewhere in this solicitation. The determination of best value also considers the relative importance of the evaluation factors. Technical factors and past performance when combined are significantly more important than price. It is pointed out; however, should technical competence between Offerors be considered approximately the same, then price could become primary. NIH will base its award decision using a best value analysis that results in the most advantageous acquisition for the Government. NIH's acquisition strategy used to obtain best value may result in an award to other than the lowest priced, technically rated Offeror. Best value analysis spans a continuum from the lowest priced, technically acceptable proposal to those proposals in which tradeoffs between price, past performance, and each Offeror's technical solution is evaluated. This tradeoff process depends on the Government's assessment of quality factors, including but not limited to past performance, compliance with solicitation requirements, technical excellence, management capability, personnel qualifications and prior experience, and price.
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION FORMAT:
***Proposal shall be in 3 volumes: 1 Technical, 2 Past Performance and 3 Price. The volumes shall be separate and complete. The volumes shall be separate and complete, so that evaluation of one may be accomplished independently of, and concurrently with, the evaluation of the other. No pricing information shall be provided in volume's 1 and 2***
***The total number of pages for the technical quote shall not exceed twenty-five (25) pages, using 1" margins, single spaced, font type Time New Roman, and a font size of 12.
***The solicitation does not commit the Government to pay any cost for the preparation and submission of a quote or proposal. It is also advised that the Contracting Officer (CO) is the only individual who can legally commit and obligate the Government to the expenditure of public funds in connection with the proposed acquisition.
QUESTIONS DEADLINE: Interested offerors shall submit questions electronically to Sambrina.Spier@nih.gov no later than
PROPOSAL DUE: All proposals are due, electronically to Sambrina.Spier@nih.gov no later than
PROVISIONS and CLAUSES: The Full text of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) can be accessed on the internet at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/
The following provisions and clauses apply: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Item; FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes Or Executive Orders--Commercial Items; FAR 52.217-5 Evaluation of Options; FAR 52.217-8, Option to Extend Services; 52.217-9, Option to Extend the Term of the Contract; FAR 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside; FAR 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns; FAR 52.219-13 Notice of Set-Aside of Orders; FAR 52.219-28, Small Disadvantaged Business Participation Program-Disadvantaged Status and Reporting (
Parties responding to this solicitation may submit their offer in accordance with their standard commercial practices (e.g. on company letterhead, formal quote form, etc) but shall include the following information: 1) company's complete mailing and remittance addresses 2) discounts for prompt payment if applicable; 3) Dun & Bradstreet number; 4) Taxpayer ID number; 5) Catalog or Published Price Listing applicable to the service; 6) Offerors shall meet specifications as noted in the synopsis. Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications/Commercial Items with their offer. Note: Contractor shall be registered and active in the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to the award of a contract. You may register by going to www.sam.gov.
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