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AUTHORIZED FEDERAL SUPPLY SERVICE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SCHEDULE PRICELIST GENERAL PURPOSE COMMERCIAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE AND SERVICES
Bushtex, Inc. wishes to participate under the cooperative purchasing program. The following SINs are available to state and local: 132-3, 132-4, 132-51 and 132-54.
SIN 132-3 LEASING OF PRODUCTS
SIN 132-4 DAILY / SHORT TERM RENTAL
SPECIAL ITEM NUMBER 132-51 - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FPDS Code D308 Programming Services FPDS Code D310 IT Backup and Security Services FPDS Code D316 IT Network Management Services FPDS Code D399 Other Information Technology Services, Not Elsewhere Classified Note 1: All non-professional labor categories must be incidental to and used solely to support hardware, software and/or professional services, and cannot be purchased separately. Note 2: Offerors and Agencies are advised that the Group 70 – Information Technology Schedule is not to be used as a means to procure services which properly fall under the Brooks Act. These services include, but are not limited to, architectural, engineering, mapping, cartographic production, remote sensing, geographic information systems, and related services. FAR 36.6 distinguishes between mapping services of an A/E nature and mapping services which are not connected nor incidental to the traditionally accepted A/E Services. Note 3: This solicitation is not intended to solicit for the reselling of IT Professional Services, except for the provision of implementation, maintenance, integration, or training services in direct support of a product. Under such circumstances the services must be performance by the publisher or manufacturer or one of their authorized agents.
SIN 132-54 COMMERCIAL SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS (COMSATCOM) TRANSPONDED CAPACITY – FPDS CODE D304 – Includes dedicated bandwidth and power on a commercial satellite in any commercially available COMSATCOM frequency band, including, but not limited to, L-, S-, C-, X-, Ku-, extended Ku, Ka-, and UHF.
Bushtex, Inc. 723 W. Guadalupe Road Gilbert, AZ 85233 Phone: 480-471-6688 Fax: 480-832-0943
Contract Number: GS-35F-0546R DUNS: 15-287-7408 Period Covered by Contract: May 5, 2005 through May 4, 2020 General Services Administration Federal Supply Service
Pricelist current through Modification # PO-0025, dated May 5th, 2015. Products and ordering information in this Authorized FSS Information Technology Schedule Pricelist are also available on the GSA Advantage! System. Agencies can browse GSA Advantage! by accessing the Federal Supply Service’s Home Page via the Internet at http://gsasadvantage.gov
TABLE OF CONTENTS INFORMATION FOR ORDERING ACTIVITIES APPLICABLE TO ALL SPECIAL ITEM NUMBERS.............. 3
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO LEASING OF GENERAL PURPOSE COMMERCIAL INFORMATION TECHNOLGY PRODUCTS (SPECIAL ITEM NUMBER 132-3) .............................................. 11
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO DAILY / SHORT TERM RENTAL OF GENERAL PURPOSE COMMERCIAL INFORMATION TECHNOLGY EQUIPMENT (SPECIAL ITEM NUMBER 132-4) ................ 16
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO PROFESSIONAL SERVICES (SPECIAL ITEM NUMBER 13251)................................................................................................................................................................................ 19
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO COMSATCOM TRANSPONDED CAPACITY (SPECIAL ITEM NUMBER 132-54)............................................................................................................................................ 23
USA COMMITMENT TO PROMOTE SMALL BUSINESS PARTICIPATION PROCUREMENT PROGRAMS ............................................................................................................................................................... 27
INFORMATION FOR ORDERING ACTIVITIES APPLICABLE TO ALL SPECIAL ITEM NUMBERS SPECIAL NOTICE TO AGENCIES: Small Business Participation
SBA strongly supports the participation of small business concerns in the Federal Supply Schedules Program. To enhance Small Business Participation SBA policy allows agencies to include in their procurement base and goals, the dollar value of orders expected to be placed against the Federal Supply Schedules, and to report accomplishments against these goals.
For orders exceeding the micropurchase threshold, FAR 8.404 requires agencies to consider the catalogs/pricelists of at least three schedule contractors or consider reasonably available information by using the GSA Advantage! on-line shopping service (www.fss.gsa.gov). The catalogs/pricelists, GSA Advantage! and the Federal Supply Service Home Page (www.fss.gsa.gov) contain information on a broad array of products and services offered by small business concerns.
This information should be used as a tool to assist ordering activities in meeting or exceeding established small business goals. It should also be used as a tool to assist in including small, small disadvantaged, and women-owned small businesses among those considered when selecting pricelists for a best value determination.
For orders exceeding the micropurchase threshold, customers are to give preference to small business concerns when two or more items at the same delivered price will satisfy their requirement.
GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE OF CONTRACT:
Domestic delivery is delivery within the 48 contiguous states, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Washington, DC, and U.S. Territories. Domestic delivery also includes a port or consolidation point, within the aforementioned areas, for orders received from overseas activities.
Overseas delivery is delivery to points outside of the 48 contiguous states, Washington, DC, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories.
Offerors are requested to check one of the following boxes:
[X] The Geographic Scope of Contract will be domestic and overseas delivery. [ ] The Geographic Scope of Contract will be overseas delivery only. [ ] The Geographic Scope of Contract will be domestic delivery only.
CONTRACTOR'S ORDERING ADDRESS AND PAYMENT INFORMATION: Bushtex, Inc. 723 W. Guadalupe Road Gilbert, AZ 85233
Contractors are required to accept credit cards for payments equal to or less than the micro-purchase threshold for oral or written delivery orders. Credit cards will be acceptable for payment above the micropurchase threshold. In addition, bank account information for wire transfer payments will be shown on the invoice.
The following telephone number(s) can be used by ordering activities to obtain technical and/or ordering assistance: Phone: 480-471-6688
LIABILITY FOR INJURY OR DAMAGE
The Contractor shall not be liable for any injury to ordering activity personnel or damage to ordering activity property arising from the use of equipment maintained by the Contractor, unless such injury or damage is due to the fault or negligence of the Contractor.
STATISTICAL DATA FOR GOVERNMENT ORDERING OFFICE COMPLETION OF STANDARD FORM 279:
Block 9: G. Order/Modification Under Federal Schedule Block 16: Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number: 15-287-7408 Block 30: Type of Contractor - B. Other Small Business Block 31: Woman-Owned Small Business - YES Block 36: Contractor's Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN): 20-0132017 4a. CAGE Code: 3YNM8 4b. Contractor has registered with the Central Contractor Registration Database.
TIME OF DELIVERY: The Contractor shall deliver to destination within the number of calendar days after receipt of order (ARO), as set forth below:
ITEMS OR GROUP OF ITEMS ORDERING ACTIVITY’S (Special Item No. or STATED DELIVERY TIME Nomenclature) (Days ARO)
CONTRACTOR'S NORMAL COMMERCIAL DELIVERY TIME
132-3 132-4 132-51 132-54
30 30 30 15
* * * *
* To be negotiated between Contractor and Ordering Activity
b. URGENT REQUIREMENTS: When the Federal Supply Schedule contract delivery period does not meet the bona fide urgent delivery requirements of an ordering activity, ordering activities are encouraged, if time permits, to contact the Contractor for the purpose of obtaining accelerated delivery. The Contractor shall reply to the inquiry within 3 workdays after receipt. (Telephonic replies shall be confirmed by the Contractor in writing.) If the Contractor offers an accelerated delivery time acceptable to the ordering activity, any order(s) placed pursuant to the agreed upon accelerated delivery time frame shall be delivered within this shorter delivery time and in accordance with all other terms and conditions of the contract.
i. SIN 132-54 and SIN 132-55, ACCELERATED SERVICE DELIVERY (7 calendar days or less): the time required for COMSATCOM services to be available after order award. Under Accelerated Service Task Orders, service acceptance testing, unless otherwise required by the satellite provider or host nation, shall be deferred until Ordering Activity operations permit.
ii. SIN 132-54 and SIN 132-55, TIME-CRITICAL DELIVERY (4 hours or less): the time required for COMSATCOM services to be available after order award. Under Time-Critical Task Orders, service acceptance testing unless otherwise required by the satellite provider or host nation shall be deferred until Ordering Activity operations permit. Time-Critical Delivery shall be predicated on the availability of COMSATCOM transponded capacity (contracted bandwidth and power, pre-arranged Host Nation Agreements, frequency clearance) or COMSATCOM subscription services (bandwidth, terminals, network resources, etc.).
iii. For SIN 132-54 and SIN 132-55, EXTENDED SERVICE DELIVERY TIMES: the time required under extenuating circumstances for COMSATCOM services to be available after order award. Such extenuating circumstances may include extended time required for host nation agreements or landing rights, or other time intensive service delivery requirements as defined in the individual requirement. Any such extended delivery times will be negotiated between the Ordering Activity and Contractor.
DISCOUNTS: PRICES SHOWN ARE NET PRICES; BASIC DISCOUNTS HAVE BEEN DEDUCTED.
a. Prompt Payment: 0% - 30 DAYS from receipt of invoice or date of acceptance, whichever is later. b. Quantity: NONE c. Dollar Volume: Bushtex offers quantity/volume discounts for SIN 132-54. Please see pricelist. d. Government Educational Institutions: Government Educational Institutions are offered the same discounts as all other Government customers. e. Other: NONE
TRADE AGREEMENTS ACT OF 1979, AS AMENDED: All items are U.S. made end products, designated country end products, Caribbean Basin country end products, Canadian end products, or Mexican end products as defined in the Trade Agreements Act of 1979, as amended.
STATEMENT CONCERNING AVAILABILITY OF EXPORT PACKING:
SMALL REQUIREMENTS: The minimum dollar value of orders to be issued is $100.
MAXIMUM ORDER: (All dollar amounts are exclusive of any discount for prompt payment.)
The Maximum Order value for the following Special Item Numbers (SINs) is $500,000: Special Item Number 132-3 – Leasing of Products Special Item Number 132-4 – Daily / Short Term Rental Special Item Number 132-51 – IT Professional Services Special Item Number 132-54 – Commercial Satellite Communications (COMSATCOM) Transponded Capacity
ORDERING PROCEDURES FOR FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULE CONTRACTS
Ordering activities shall use the ordering procedures of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 8.405 when placing an order or establishing a BPA for supplies or services. These procedures apply to all schedules.
FAR 8.405-1 Ordering procedures for supplies, and services not requiring a statement of work.
FAR 8.405-2 Ordering procedures for services requiring a statement of work.
FEDERAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/TELECOMMUNICATION STANDARDS REQUIREMENTS: ordering activities acquiring products from this Schedule must comply with the provisions of the Federal Standards Program, as appropriate (reference: NIST Federal Standards Index). Inquiries to determine whether or not specific products listed herein comply with Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) or Federal Telecommunication Standards (FED-STDS), which are cited by ordering activities, shall be responded to promptly by the Contractor.
FEDERAL INFORMATION PROCESSING STANDARDS PUBLICATIONS (FIPS PUBS): Information Technology products under this Schedule that do not conform to Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) should not be acquired unless a waiver has been granted in accordance with the applicable "FIPS Publication." Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS PUBS) are issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), pursuant to National Security Act. Information concerning their availability and applicability should be obtained from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22161. FIPS PUBS include voluntary standards when these are adopted for Federal use. Individual orders for FIPS PUBS should be referred to the NTIS Sales Office, and orders for subscription
service should be referred to the NTIS Subscription Officer, both at the above address, or telephone number (703) 487-4650.
FEDERAL TELECOMMUNICATION STANDARDS (FED-STDS): Telecommunication products under this Schedule that do not conform to Federal Telecommunication Standards (FED-STDS) should not be acquired unless a waiver has been granted in accordance with the applicable "FED-STD." Federal Telecommunication Standards are issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), pursuant to National Security Act. Ordering information and information concerning the availability of FED-STDS should be obtained from the GSA, Federal Supply Service, Specification Section, 470 East L’Enfant Plaza, Suite 8100, SW, Washington, DC 20407, telephone number (202)619-8925. Please include a self-addressed mailing label when requesting information by mail. Information concerning their applicability can be obtained by writing or calling the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, telephone number (301)975-2833.
CONTRACTOR TASKS / SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (C-FSS-370) (NOV 2001)
(a) Security Clearances: The Contractor may be required to obtain/possess varying levels of security clearances in the performance of orders issued under this contract. All costs associated with obtaining/possessing such security clearances should be factored into the price offered under the Multiple Award Schedule.
(b) Travel: The Contractor may be required to travel in performance of orders issued under this contract. Allowable travel and per diem charges are governed by Pub .L. 99-234 and FAR Part 31, and are reimbursable by the ordering agency or can be priced as a fixed price item on orders placed under the Multiple Award Schedule. The Industrial Funding Fee does NOT apply to travel and per diem charges.
(c) Certifications, Licenses and Accreditations: As a commercial practice, the Contractor may be required to obtain/possess any variety of certifications, licenses and accreditations for specific FSC/service code classifications offered. All costs associated with obtaining/ possessing such certifications, licenses and accreditations should be factored into the price offered under the Multiple Award Schedule program.
(d) Insurance: As a commercial practice, the Contractor may be required to obtain/possess insurance coverage for specific FSC/service code classifications offered. All costs associated with obtaining/possessing such insurance should be factored into the price offered under the Multiple Award Schedule program.
(e) Personnel: The Contractor may be required to provide key personnel, resumes or skill category descriptions in the performance of orders issued under this contract. Ordering activities may require agency approval of additions or replacements to key personnel.
Organizational Conflicts of Interest: Where there may be an organizational conflict of interest as determined by the ordering agency, the Contractor’s participation in such order may be restricted in accordance with FAR Part 9.5.
(g) Documentation/Standards: The Contractor may be requested to provide products or services in accordance with rules, regulations, OMB orders, standards and documentation as specified by the agency’s order.
(h) Data/Deliverable Requirements: Any required data/deliverables at the ordering level will be as specified or negotiated in the agency’s order.
Government-Furnished Property: As specified by the agency’s order, the Government may provide property, equipment, materials or resources as necessary.
Availability of Funds: Many Government agencies’ operating funds are appropriated for a specific fiscal year. Funds may not be presently available for any orders placed under the contract or any option year. The
Government’s obligation on orders placed under this contract is contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds from which payment for ordering purposes can be made. No legal liability on the part of the Government for any payment may arise until funds are available to the ordering Contracting Officer.
(k) Overtime: For professional services, the labor rates in the Schedule should not vary by virtue of the Contractor having worked overtime. For services applicable to the Service Contract Act (as identified in the Schedule), the labor rates in the Schedule will vary as governed by labor laws (usually assessed a time and a half of the labor rate).
CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION FOR ORDERING ACTIVITIES: Any ordering activity, with respect to any one or more delivery orders placed by it under this contract, may exercise the same rights of termination as might the GSA Contracting Officer under provisions of FAR 52.212-4, paragraphs (l) Termination for the ordering activity’s convenience, and (m) Termination for Cause (See C.1.)
GSA Advantage! GSA Advantage! is an on-line, interactive electronic information and ordering system that provides on-line access to vendors' schedule prices with ordering information. GSA Advantage! will allow the user to perform various searches across all contracts including, but not limited to:
(1) (2) (3)
Manufacturer; Manufacturer's Part Number; and Product categories.
Agencies can browse GSA Advantage! by accessing the Internet World Wide Web utilizing a browser (ex.: NetScape). The Internet address is http://www.fss.gsa.gov/.
PURCHASE OF OPEN MARKET ITEMS NOTE: Open Market Items are also known as incidental items, noncontract items, non-Schedule items, and items not on a Federal Supply Schedule contract. ODCs (Other Direct Costs) are not part of this contract and should be treated at open market purchases. Ordering Activities procuring open market items must follow FAR 8.401(d).
For administrative convenience, an ordering activity contracting officer may add items not on the Federal Supply Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) -- referred to as open market items -- to a Federal Supply Schedule blanket purchase agreement (BPA) or an individual task or delivery order, only if
(1) All applicable acquisition regulations pertaining to the purchase of the items not on the Federal Supply Schedule have been followed (e.g., publicizing (Part 5), competition requirements (Part 6), acquisition of commercial items (Part 12), contracting methods (Parts 13, 14, and 15), and small business programs (Part 19));
(2) The ordering activity contracting officer has determined the price for the items not on the Federal Supply Schedule is fair and reasonable;
(3) The items are clearly labeled on the order as items not on the Federal Supply Schedule; and
(4) All clauses applicable to items not on the Federal Supply Schedule are included in the order.
CONTRACTOR COMMITMENTS, WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS a. For the purpose of this contract, commitments, warranties and representations include, in addition to those agreed to for the entire schedule contract:
(1) Time of delivery/installation quotations for individual orders;
(2) Technical representations and/or warranties of products concerning performance, total system performance and/or configuration, physical, design and/or functional characteristics and capabilities of a product/equipment/ service/software package submitted in response to requirements which result in orders under this schedule contract.
(3) Any representations and/or warranties concerning the products made in any literature, description, drawings and/or specifications furnished by the Contractor.
b. The above is not intended to encompass items not currently covered by the GSA Schedule contract.
The terms and conditions of this contract shall apply to all orders for installation, maintenance and repair of equipment in areas listed in the pricelist outside the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia, except as indicated below:
Upon request of the Contractor, the ordering activity may provide the Contractor with logistics support, as available, in accordance with all applicable ordering activity regulations. Such ordering activity support will be provided on a reimbursable basis, and will only be provided to the Contractor's technical personnel whose services are exclusively required for the fulfillment of the terms and conditions of this contract.
BLANKET PURCHASE AGREEMENTS (BPAs)
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 13.303-1(a) defines Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) as “…a simplified method of filling anticipated repetitive needs for supplies or services by establishing ‘charge accounts’ with qualified sources of supply.” The use of Blanket Purchase Agreements under the Federal Supply Schedule Program is authorized in accordance with FAR 13.303-2(c)(3), which reads, in part, as follows:
“BPAs may be established with Federal Supply Schedule Contractors, if not inconsistent with the terms of the applicable schedule contract.”
Federal Supply Schedule contracts contain BPA provisions to enable schedule users to maximize their administrative and purchasing savings. This feature permits schedule users to set up “accounts” with Schedule Contractors to fill recurring requirements. These accounts establish a period for the BPA and generally address issues such as the frequency of ordering and invoicing, authorized callers, discounts, delivery locations and times. Agencies may qualify for the best quantity/volume discounts available under the contract, based on the potential volume of business that may be generated through such an agreement, regardless of the size of the individual orders. In addition, agencies may be able to secure a discount higher than that available in the contract based on the aggregate volume of business possible under a BPA. Finally, Contractors may be open to a progressive type of discounting where the discount would increase once the sales accumulated under the BPA reach certain prescribed levels. Use of a BPA may be particularly useful with the new Maximum Order feature. See the Suggested Format, contained in this Schedule Pricelist, for customers to consider when using this purchasing tool.
CONTRACTOR TEAM ARRANGEMENTS Contractors participating in contractor team arrangements must abide by all terms and conditions of their respective contracts. This includes compliance with Clauses 552.238-74, Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting, i.e., each contractor (team member) must report sales and remit the IFF for all products and services provided under its individual contract.
INSTALLATION, DEINSTALLATION, REINSTALLATION
The Davis-Bacon Act (40 U.S.C. 276a-276a-7) provides that contracts in excess of $2,000 to which the United States or the District of Columbia is a party for construction, alteration, or repair (including painting and decorating) of public buildings or public works with the United States, shall contain a clause that no laborer or mechanic employed directly upon the site of the work shall received less than the prevailing wage rates as determined by the Secretary of Labor. The requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act do not apply if the construction work is incidental to the furnishing of supplies, equipment, or services. For example, the requirements do not apply to simple installation or alteration of a public building or public
work that is incidental to furnishing supplies or equipment under a supply contract. However, if the construction, alteration or repair is segregable and exceeds $2,000, then the requirements of the DavisBacon Act applies.
The ordering activity issuing the task order against this contract will be responsible for proper administration and enforcement of the Federal labor standards covered by the Davis-Bacon Act. The proper Davis-Bacon wage determination will be issued by the ordering activity at the time a request for quotations is made for applicable construction classified installation, deinstallation, and reinstallation services under SIN 132-8.
SECTION 508 COMPLIANCE.
I certify that in accordance with 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 794d), FAR 39.2, and the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility Standards (36 CFR 1194) General Services Administration (GSA), that all IT hardware/software/services are 508 compliant: NO
The offeror is required to submit with its offer a designated area on its website that outlines the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) or equivalent qualification, which ultimately becomes the Government Product Accessibility Template (GPAT). Section 508 compliance information on the supplies and services in this contract are available at the following website address (URL): www.bushtex.com. The EIT standard can be found at: www.Section508.gov/.
PRIME CONTRACTOR ORDERING FROM FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULES.
Prime Contractors (on cost reimbursement contracts) placing orders under Federal Supply Schedules, on behalf of an ordering activity, shall follow the terms of the applicable schedule and authorization and include with each order –
A copy of the authorization from the ordering activity with whom the contractor has the prime contract (unless a copy was previously furnished to the Federal Supply Schedule contractor); and
The following statement:
This order is placed under written authorization from dated . In the event of any inconsistency between the terms and conditions of this order and those of your Federal Supply Schedule contract, the latter will govern.
INSURANCE—WORK ON A GOVERNMENT INSTALLATION (JAN 1997)(FAR 52.228-5)
(a) The Contractor shall, at its own expense, provide and maintain during the entire performance of this contract, at least the kinds and minimum amounts of insurance required in the Schedule or elsewhere in the contract.
(b) Before commencing work under this contract, the Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer in writing that the required insurance has been obtained. The policies evidencing required insurance shall contain an endorsement to the effect that any cancellation or any material change adversely affecting the Government's interest shall not be effective—
(1) For such period as the laws of the State in which this contract is to be performed prescribe; or
(2) Until 30 days after the insurer or the Contractor gives written notice to the Contracting Officer, whichever period is longer.
(c) The Contractor shall insert the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (c), in subcontracts under this contract that require work on a Government installation and shall require subcontractors to provide and maintain the insurance required in the Schedule or elsewhere in the contract. The Contractor shall maintain a copy of all subcontractors' proofs of required insurance, and shall make copies available to the Contracting Officer upon request.
Offerors are encouraged to identify within their software items any component interfaces that support open standard interoperability. An item’s interface may be identified as interoperable on the basis of participation in a Government agency-sponsored program or in an independent organization program. Interfaces may be identified by reference to an interface registered in the component registry located at http://www.core.gov.
A payment under this contract to provide a service or deliver an article for the United States Government may not be more than the value of the service already provided or the article already delivered. Advance or pre-payment is not authorized or allowed under this contract. (31 U.S.C. 3324)
A payment under this contract to provide a service or deliver an article for the United States Government may not be more than the value of the service already provided or the article already delivered. Advance or pre-payment is not authorized or allowed under this contract. (31 U.S.C. 3324)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO LEASING OF GENERAL PURPOSE COMMERCIAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS (SPECIAL ITEM NUMBER 132-3) LEASE TYPES
The ordering activity will consider proposals for the following lease types:
Lease with Option to Own
Orders for leased products must specify the leasing type.
It is understood by all parties to this contract that orders issued under this SIN shall constitute a lease arrangement. Unless the ordering activity intends to obligate other than annual appropriations to fund the lease, the base period of the lease is from the date of the product acceptance through September 30 of the fiscal year in which the order is placed.
b. Agencies are advised to follow the guidance provided in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 7.4 Product Lease or Purchase and OMB Circular A-11. Agencies are responsible for the obligation of funding consistent with all applicable legal principles when entering into any lease arrangement.
FUNDING AND PERIODS OF LEASING ARRANGEMENTS
Annual Funding. When annually appropriated funds are cited on an order for leasing, the following applies:
(1) The base period of an order for any lease executed by the ordering activity shall be for the duration of the fiscal year. All ordering activity renewal options under the lease shall be specified in the delivery order. All orders for leasing shall remain in effect through September 30 of the fiscal year or the planned expiration date of the lease, whichever is earlier, unless the ordering activity exercises its rights hereunder to acquire title to the product prior to the planned expiration date or unless the ordering activity exercise its right to terminate under FAR 52.212-4. Orders under the lease shall not be deemed to obligate succeeding fiscal year’s funds or to otherwise commit the ordering activity to a renewal.
(2) All orders for leasing shall automatically terminate on September 30, unless the ordering activity notifies the Contractor in writing thirty (30) calendar days prior to the expiration of such orders of the ordering activity’s intent to renew. Such notice to renew shall not bind the ordering activity. The ordering activity has the option to renew each year at the original rate in effect at the time the order is placed. This rate applies for the duration of the order. If the ordering activity exercises its option to renew, the renewal order, shall be issued within 15 days after funds become available for obligation by the ordering activity, or as specified in the initial order. No termination fees shall apply if the ordering activity does not exercise an option.
b. Crossing Fiscal Years Within Contract Period. Where an ordering activity has specific authority to cross fiscal years with annual appropriations, the ordering activity may place an order under this option to lease product for a period up to the expiration of its period of appropriation availability, or twelve months, whichever occurs later, notwithstanding the intervening fiscal years.
DISCONTINUANCE AND TERMINATION
Notwithstanding any other provision relating to this SIN, the ordering activity may terminate products leased under this agreement, at any time during a fiscal year in accordance with the termination provisions contained in FAR 52.212-4. (l) Termination for the ordering activity’s convenience, or (m) Termination for cause. Additionally, no termination for cost or fees shall be charged for non-renewal of an option.
LEASE PROVISIONS COMMON TO ALL TYPES OF LEASE AGREEMENTS
(a) When an ordering activity expresses an interest in leasing a product(s), the ordering activity will provide the following information to the prospective Contractor:
(i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi)
Which product(s) is (are) required. The required delivery date. The proposed lease plan and term of the lease. Where the product will be located. Description of the intended use of the product. Source and type of appropriations to be used.
The Contractor will respond with:
(i) Whether the Contractor can provide the required product. (ii) The estimated residual value of the product (Lease with Option to Own and Step Lease only). (iii) The monthly payment based on the rate. (iv) The estimated cost, if any, of applicable State or local taxes. State and local personal property taxes are to be estimated as separate line items in accordance with FAR 52.229-1, which may be identified and added to the monthly lease payment. (v) A confirmation of the availability of the product on the required delivery date. (vi) Extent of warranty coverage, if any, of the leased products. (vii) The length of time the quote is valid. (c) The ordering activity may issue a delivery order to the Contractor based on the information set forth in the Contractor’s quote. In the event that the ordering activity does not issued a delivery order within the validity period stated in the Contractor’s quote letter, the quote shall expire.
ASSIGNMENT OF CLAIMS:
GSAR 552.232-23, Assignment of Claims, is incorporated herein by reference as part of these lease provisions. The ordering activity’s contracting officer will acknowledge the assignment of claim for a lease in accordance with FAR 32.804-5. The extent of the assignee’s protection is in accordance with FAR 32.804. Any setoff provision must be in accordance with FAR 32.803.
PEACEFUL POSSESSION AND UNRESTRICTED USE:
In recognition of the types of products available for lease and the potential adverse impact to the ordering activity’s mission, the ordering activity’s quiet and peaceful possession and unrestricted use of the product shall not be disturbed in the event the product is sold by the Contractor, or in the event of bankruptcy of the Contractor, corporate dissolution of the Contractor, or other event. The product shall remain in the possession of the ordering activity until the expiration of the lease. Any assignment, sale, bankruptcy, or other transfer of the leased product by the Contractor will not relieve the Contractor of its obligations to the ordering activity, and will not change the ordering activity’s duties or increase the burdens or risks imposed on the ordering activity.
COMMENCEMENT OF LEASE:
The date on which the ordering activity accepts the products is the Commencement Date of the lease. Acceptance is as defined elsewhere in the contract, or as further specified in the order.
INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE:
Installation and Maintenance, when applicable, normally are not included in the charge for leasing. The Contractor may require the ordering activity to obtain installation and maintenance services from a qualified source. The ordering activity may obtain installation and/or maintenance on the open market, from the Contractor’s schedule contract, or from other sources. The ordering activity may also perform installation and/or maintenance in house, if qualified resources exist. In any event, it is the responsibility of the ordering activity to ensure that maintenance is in effect for the Lease term for all products leased.
b. When installation and/or maintenance are ordered under this schedule to be performed by the Contractor, the payments, terms and conditions as stated in this contract apply. The rates and terms and conditions in effect at the time the order is issued shall apply during any subsequent renewal period of the lease. The maintenance rates and terms and conditions may be added to the lease payments with mutual agreement of the parties.
Prior to the placement of an order under this Special Item Number, the ordering activity and the Contractor must agree on a “base value” for the products to be leased. For Lease to Ownership (Capital Lease) the base value will be the contract purchase price (less any discounts). For Lease with Option to Own (Operating Lease), the base value will be the contract purchase price (less any discounts), less a mutually agreed upon residual value (pre-stated purchase option price at the conclusion of the lease) for the products. The residual value will be used in the calculation of the original lease payment, lease extension payments, and the purchase option price.
To determine the initial lease term payment, the Contractor agrees to apply the negotiated lease factor to the agreed upon base value: already included in GSA price
For Example: Lease factor one (1) percent over the rate for the three year (or other term) Treasury Bill (T-bill) at the most current U. S. Treasury auction.
The lease payment may be calculated by using a programmed business calculator or by using “rate” functions provided in commercial computer spreadsheets (e.g., Lotus 1-2-3, Excel).
For any lease extension, the extension lease payment will be based on the original residual value, in lieu of the purchase price. The ordering activity and the Contractor shall agree on a new residual value based on the estimated fair market price at the end of the extension. The formula to determine the lease payment will be that in 6.b. above.
d. The purchase option price will be the fair market value of the product or payment will be based upon the unamortized principle, as shown on the payment schedule as of the last payment prior to date of transfer of ownership, whichever is less.
NOTE: At the order level, ordering activity may elect to obtain a lower rate for the lease by setting the purchase option price as either, the fair market value of the product or unamoritized principle. The methodology for determining lump sum payments may be identified in the pricelist.
The point in time when monthly rates are established is subject to negotiation and evaluation at the order level.
In the event the ordering activity desires, at any time, to acquire title to product leased hereunder, the ordering activity may make a one-time lump sum payment.
LEASE END/DISCONTINUANCE OPTIONS:
Upon the expiration of the Lease Term, Termination for Convenience, or Termination for NonAppropriation, the ordering activity will return the Product to the Contractor unless the ordering activity by 30 days written notice elects either:
(i) to purchase the product for the residual value of the product, or
(ii) to extend the term of the Lease, as mutually agreed. To compute the lease payment, the residual value from the preceding lease shall be the initial value of the leased product. A new residual value shall be negotiated for the extended lease and new lease payments shall be computed.
b. Relocation - The ordering activity may relocate products to another location within the ordering activity with prior written notice. No other transfer, including sublease, is permitted. ordering activity shall not assign, transfer or otherwise dispose of any products, or any interest therein, or crate or suffer any levy, lien or encumbrance then except those created for the benefit of Contractor or it's assigns.
(i) Within fourteen (14) days after the date of expiration, non-renewal or termination of a lease, the ordering activity shall, at its own risk and expense, have the products packed for shipment in accordance with manufacturer's specifications and return the products to Contractor at the location specified by Contractor in the continental US, in the same condition as when delivered, ordinary wear and tear excepted. Any expenses necessary to return the products to good working order shall be at ordering activity's expense.
(ii) The Contractor shall conduct a timely inspection of the returned products and within 45 days of the return, assert a claim if the condition of the product exceeds normal wear and tear.
(iii) Product will be returned in accordance with the terms of the contract and in accordance with Contractor instruction. (iv) With respect to software, the ordering activity shall state in writing to the Contractor that it has: (1) deleted or disabled all files and copies of the software from the equipment on which it was installed; (2) returned all software documentation, training manuals, and physical media on which the software was delivered; and (3) has no ability to use the returned software.
UPGRADES AND ADDITIONS:
The ordering activity may affix or install any accessory, addition, upgrade, product or device on the product ("additions") provided that such additions:
(1) can be removed without causing material damage to the product; (2) do not reduce the value of the product; and (3) are obtained from or approved by the Contractor, and are not subject to the interest of any third party other than the Contractor.
b. Any other additions may not be installed without the Contractor's prior written consent. At the end of the lease term, the ordering activity shall remove any additions which:
(1) were not leased from the Contractor, and
(2) are readily removable without causing material damage or impairment of the intended function, use, or value of the product, and restore the product to its original configuration.
Any additions that are not so removable will become the Contractor's property (lien free).
Leases of additions and upgrades must be co-terminus with that of the product.
RISK OF LOSS OR DAMAGE:
The ordering activity is relieved from all risk of loss or damage to the product during periods of transportation, installation, and during the entire time the product is in possession of the ordering activity, except when loss or damage is due to the fault or negligence of the ordering activity. The ordering activity shall assume risk of loss or damage to the product during relocation, (i.e., moving the product from one ordering activity location to another ordering activity location), unless the Contractor shall undertake such relocation.
During the lease term, product shall always remain the property of the Contractor. The ordering activity shall have no property right or interest in the product except as provided in this leasing agreement and shall hold the product subject and subordinate to the rights of the Contractor. Software and software licenses shall be deemed personal property. The ordering activity shall have no right or interest in the software and related documentation except as provided in the license and the lease. Upon the Commencement Date of the Lease Term, the ordering activity shall have an encumbered license to use the software for the Lease Term. The ordering activity’s encumbered license rights in the software will be subject to the same rights as provided to a purchaser of a license under the terms of this contract except that the ordering activity will not have an unencumbered, paid-up license until it has made all lease payments for the full Lease Term in the case of an Lease To Ownership or has otherwise paid the applicable purchase option price.
The lease payments, purchase option prices, and interest rates identified herein exclude all state and local taxes levied on or measured by the contract or sales price of the product furnished hereunder. The ordering activity will be invoiced for any such taxes as Contractor receives such tax notices or assessments from the applicable local taxing authority. Pursuant to the provisions of FAR 52.229-1 (Deviation – May 2003), State and Local Taxes, the ordering activity agrees to pay tax or provide evidence necessary to support an exemption from the tax.
OPTION TO PURCHASE EQUIPMENT (FEB 1995) (FAR 52.207-5)
(a) The Government may purchase the equipment provided on a lease or rental basis under this contract. The Contracting Officer may exercise this option only by providing a unilateral modification to the Contractor. The effective date of the purchase will be specified in the unilateral modification and may be any time during the period of the contract, including any extensions thereto.
(b) Except for final payment and transfer of title to the Government, the lease or rental portion of the contract becomes complete and lease or rental charges shall be discontinued on the day immediately preceding the effective date of purchase specified in the unilateral modification required in paragraph (a) of this clause.
(c) The purchase conversion cost of the equipment shall be computed as of the effective date specified in the unilateral modification required in paragraph (a) of this clause, on the basis of the purchase price set forth in the contract, minus the total purchase option credits accumulated during the period of lease or rental, calculated by the formula contained elsewhere in this contract.
(d) The accumulated purchase option credits available to determine the purchase conversion cost will also include any credits accrued during a period of lease or rental of the equipment under any previous Government contract if the equipment has been on continuous lease or rental. The movement of equipment from one site to another site shall be “continuous rental.”
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO DAILY / SHORT TERM RENTAL OF GENERAL PURPOSE COMMERCIAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT (SPECIAL ITEM NUMBER 132-4)
It is understood by all parties to this contract that this is a daily or short term rental arrangement. In the sense that someone would rent a car for a day or a week and lease it for one or more years, the intent of this Schedule pricelist is to provide for the rental of Information Technology products for brief periods of time for purposes such as disaster recovery, trade shows, short term training support or other short term requirements. If the ordering activity's requirement is likely to exceed six months, then other means of acquisition such as lease or purchase should be considered.
b. Agencies are advised to follow the guidance provided in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 7.4 Equipment Lease or Purchase, and the guidelines provided in Federal Property Management Regulations (FPMR) 101-25.5 Guidelines for Making Purchase or Lease Determinations, in determining whether equipment should be acquired by purchase, lease or rental.
a. In recognition of the types of products on this Schedule and the potential adverse impact to the ordering activity’s mission, the ordering activity’s quiet and peaceful possession and unrestricted use of the equipment shall not be disturbed in the event the equipment is sold by the Contractor, or in the event of bankruptcy of the Contractor, corporate dissolution of the Contractor, or other event, so long as the ordering activity is not in default. The equipment shall remain in the possession of the ordering activity until the expiration of the rental agreement. Any assignment, sale, bankruptcy, or other transfer of the rented equipment by the Contractor will not relieve the Contractor of its obligations to the ordering activity, and will not change the ordering activity’s duties or increase the burdens or risks imposed on the ordering activity.
b. GSAR 552.232-23 Assignment of Claims is incorporated herein by reference as part of this pricelist.
When a ordering activity ordering activity wishes to place a rental order through this Schedule, the following information will be provided to the vendor:
1. The required products,
2. The required delivery date,
3. The term of the rental order, and
4. The location and intended use of the equipment.
b. The vendor will respond with whether the equipment can be provided on the required delivery date.
MAINTENANCE AND INSTALLATION
Maintenance is included in the charge for rental. The ordering activity may obtain installation from the Contractor or from other sources, including ordering activity performed installation and/or maintenance.
Rental payments are as stated in this pricelist.
b. If the sum of the payments exceeds 125% of the stated initial value of the rented property, then ownership of the rented property transfers to the renting ordering activity.
ORDER END OPTION
At the end of the order rental term, the ordering activity will return the equipment to the Contractor pursuant to paragraph 12 unless by written notice, at least three (3) days prior to expiration of the rental term, the ordering activity elects to extend the rental order.
UPGRADES AND ADDITIONS
The ordering activity may affix or install any accessory, addition, upgrade, equipment or device on the equipment ("additions") provided that such additions:
(1) can be removed without causing material damage to the equipment; (2) do not reduce the value of the equipment; and (3) are obtained from or approved by the Contractor, and are not subject to the interest of any third party other than the Contractor.
b. Any other additions may not be installed without the Contractor's prior written consent. At the end of the rental term, the ordering activity shall remove any additions which:
(1) were not rented from the Contractor, and
(2) are readily removable without causing material damage or impairment of the intended function, use, or value of the equipment, and restore the equipment to its original configuration.
Any Additions which are not so removable will become the Contractor's property (lien free).
RISK OF LOSS OR DAMAGE
The ordering activity is relieved from all risk of loss or damage to the equipment during periods of transportation, installation, and during the entire time the equipment is in possession of the ordering activity, except when loss or damage is due to the fault or negligence of the ordering activity. The ordering activity shall assume risk of loss or damage to the equipment during relocation unless the Contractor shall undertake such relocation.
The rented property shall always remain the property of the Contractor. The ordering activity shall have no right or interest in the equipment except as provided in this rental Schedule and the rental order and shall hold the property subject and subordinate to the rights of the Contractor.
The Contractor is responsible for all state and local taxes.
DISCONTINUANCE AND TERMINATION
Equipment rented under this agreement may be terminated at any time during a fiscal year in accordance with FAR 52.212-4, paragraph (l) Termination for the ordering activity’s convenience.
RETURN OF EQUIPMENT
Within three (3) days after the date of expiration or termination of rental order, the ordering activity shall, at its own risk and expense, have the equipment packed for shipment in accordance with the Contractor's specifications and shall return the equipment to the Contractor at the Contractor’s facility nearest to the ordering activity location, in the same condition as when delivered, ordinary wear and tear excepted.
b. Upon request by the ordering activity and at the ordering activity's expense, the Contractor shall assist in the deinstallation and packing of equipment so terminated or discontinued. Such services, if required, are outside the scope of the contract.
The vendor shall conduct a timely inspection of the returned products and within 30 days of the return, assert any claim if the equipment condition exceeds normal wear and tear.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) PROFESSIONAL SERVICES (SPECIAL ITEM NUMBER 132-51) ****NOTE: All non-professional labor categories must be incidental to, and used solely to support professional services, and cannot be purchased separately. 1.
a. The prices, terms and conditions stated under Special Item Number 132-51 Information Technology Professional Services apply exclusively to IT Professional Services within the scope of this Information Technology Schedule.
b. The Contractor shall provide services at the Contractor’s facility and/or at the ordering activity location, as agreed to by the Contractor and the ordering activity.
a. Performance incentives may be agreed upon between the Contractor and the ordering activity on individual fixed price orders or Blanket Purchase Agreements under this contract.
b. The ordering activity must establish a maximum performance incentive price for these services and/or total solutions on individual orders or Blanket Purchase Agreements.
c. Incentives should be designed to relate results achieved by the contractor to specified targets. To the maximum extent practicable, ordering activities shall consider establishing incentives where performance is critical to the ordering activity’s mission and incentives are likely to motivate the contractor. Incentives shall be based on objectively measurable tasks.
a. Agencies may use written orders, EDI orders, blanket purchase agreements, individual purchase orders, or task orders for ordering services under this contract. Blanket Purchase Agreements shall not extend beyond the end of the contract period; all services and delivery shall be made and the contract terms and conditions shall continue in effect until the completion of the order. Orders for tasks which extend beyond the fiscal year for which funds are available shall include FAR 52.232-19 (Deviation – May 2003) Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year. The purchase order shall specify the availability of funds and the period for which funds are available.
b. All task orders are subject to the terms and conditions of the contract. In the event of conflict between a task order and the contract, the contract will take precedence.
PERFORMANCE OF SERVICES
a. The Contractor shall commence performance of services on the date agreed to by the Contractor and the ordering activity.
b. The Contractor agrees to render services only during normal working hours, unless otherwise agreed to by the Contractor and the ordering activity.
c. The ordering activity should include the criteria for satisfactory completion for each task in the Statement of Work or Delivery Order. Services shall be completed in a good and workmanlike manner.
d. Any Contractor travel required in the performance of IT Services must comply with the Federal Travel Regulation or Joint Travel Regulations, as applicable, in effect on the date(s) the travel is performed. Established Federal Government per diem rates will apply to all Contractor travel. Contractors cannot use GSA city pair contracts.
STOP-WORK ORDER (FAR 52.242-15) (AUG 1989)
(a) The Contracting Officer may, at any time, by written order to the Contractor, require the Contractor to stop all, or any part, of the work called for by this contract for a period of 90 days after the order is delivered to the
Contractor, and for any further period to which the parties may agree. The order shall be specifically identified as a stop-work order issued under this clause. Upon receipt of the order, the Contractor shall immediately comply with its terms and take all reasonable steps to minimize the incurrence of costs allocable to the work covered by the order during the period of work stoppage. Within a period of 90 days after a stop-work is delivered to the Contractor, or within any extension of that period to which the parties shall have agreed, the Contracting Officer shall either
Cancel the stop-work order; or
(2) Terminate the work covered by the order as provided in the Default, or the Termination for Convenience of the Government, clause of this contract.
(b) If a stop-work order issued under this clause is canceled or the period of the order or any extension thereof expires, the Contractor shall resume work. The Contracting Officer shall make an equitable adjustment in the delivery schedule or contract price, or both, and the contract shall be modified, in writing, accordingly, if
(1) The stop-work order results in an increase in the time required for, or in the Contractor's cost properly allocable to, the performance of any part of this contract; and
(2) The Contractor asserts its right to the adjustment within 30 days after the end of the period of work stoppage; provided, that, if the Contracting Officer decides the facts justify the action, the Contracting Officer may receive and act upon the claim submitted at any time before final payment under this contract.
(c) If a stop-work order is not canceled and the work covered by the order is terminated for the convenience of the Government, the Contracting Officer shall allow reasonable costs resulting from the stop-work order in arriving at the termination settlement.
(d) If a stop-work order is not canceled and the work covered by the order is terminated for default, the Contracting Officer shall allow, by equitable adjustment or otherwise, reasonable costs resulting from the stop-work order.
INSPECTION OF SERVICES
In accordance with FAR 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS--COMMERCIAL ITEMS (MAR 2009) (DEVIATION I - FEB 2007) for Firm-Fixed Price orders and FAR 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS COMMERCIAL ITEMS (MAR 2009) (ALTERNATE I OCT 2008) (DEVIATION I – FEB 2007) applies to Time-and-Materials and Labor-Hour Contracts orders placed under this contract.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTOR
The Contractor shall comply with all laws, ordinances, and regulations (Federal, State, City, or otherwise) covering work of this character. If the end product of a task order is software, then FAR 52.227-14 (Dec 2007) Rights in Data – General, may apply.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ORDERING ACTIVITY
Subject to security regulations, the ordering activity shall permit Contractor access to all facilities necessary to perform the requisite IT Professional Services.
All IT Professional Services performed by the Contractor under the terms of this contract shall be as an independent Contractor, and not as an agent or employee of the ordering activity.
ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
“Contractor” means the person, firm, unincorporated association, joint venture, partnership, or corporation that is a party to this contract.
“Contractor and its affiliates” and “Contractor or its affiliates” refers to the Contractor, its chief executives, directors, officers, subsidiaries, affiliates, subcontractors at any tier, and consultants and any joint venture involving the Contractor, any entity into or with which the Contractor subsequently merges or affiliates, or any other successor or assignee of the Contractor.
An “Organizational conflict of interest” exists when the nature of the work to be performed under a proposed ordering activity contract, without some restriction on ordering activities by the Contractor and its affiliates, may either (i) result in an unfair competitive advantage to the Contractor or its affiliates or (ii) impair the Contractor’s or its affiliates’ objectivity in performing contract work.
b. To avoid an organizational or financial conflict of interest and to avoid prejudicing the best interests of the ordering activity, ordering activities may place restrictions on the Contractors, its affiliates, chief executives, directors, subsidiaries and subcontractors at any tier when placing orders against schedule contracts. Such restrictions shall be consistent with FAR 9.505 and shall be designed to avoid, neutralize, or mitigate organizational conflicts of interest that might otherwise exist in situations related to individual orders placed against the schedule contract. Examples of situations, which may require restrictions, are provided at FAR 9.508.
The Contractor, upon completion of the work ordered, shall submit invoices for IT Professional services. Progress payments may be authorized by the ordering activity on individual orders if appropriate. Progress payments shall be based upon completion of defined milestones or interim products. Invoices shall be submitted monthly for recurring services performed during the preceding month.
For firm-fixed price orders the ordering activity shall pay the Contractor, upon submission of proper invoices or vouchers, the prices stipulated in this contract for service rendered and accepted. Progress payments shall be made only when authorized by the order. For time-and-materials orders, the Payments under Time-and-Materials and Labor-Hour Contracts at FAR 52.212-4 (MAR 2009) (ALTERNATE I – OCT 2008) (DEVIATION I – FEB 2007) applies to time-and-materials orders placed under this contract. For labor-hour orders, the Payment under Time-and-Materials and Labor-Hour Contracts at FAR 52.212-4 (MAR 2009) (ALTERNATE I – OCT 2008) (DEVIATION I – FEB 2007) applies to labor-hour orders placed under this contract. 52.216-31(Feb 2007) Timeand-Materials/Labor-Hour Proposal Requirements—Commercial Item Acquisition As prescribed in 16.601(e)(3), insert the following provision:
(a) The Government contemplates award of a Time-and-Materials or Labor-Hour type of contract resulting from this solicitation. (b) The offeror must specify fixed hourly rates in its offer that include wages, overhead, general and administrative expenses, and profit. The offeror must specify whether the fixed hourly rate for each labor category applies to labor performed by— (1) The offeror; (2) Subcontractors; and/or (3) Divisions, subsidiaries, or affiliates of the offeror under a common control.
Resumes shall be provided to the GSA Contracting Officer or the user ordering activity upon request.
INCIDENTAL SUPPORT COSTS
Incidental support costs are available outside the scope of this contract. The costs will be negotiated separately with the ordering activity in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the FAR.
APPROVAL OF SUBCONTRACTS
The ordering activity may require that the Contractor receive, from the ordering activity's Contracting Officer, written consent before placing any subcontract for furnishing any of the work called for in a task order.
DESCRIPTION OF IT PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND PRICING
a. The Contractor shall provide a description of each type of IT Service offered under Special Item Numbers 132-51 IT Professional Services should be presented in the same manner as the Contractor sells to its commercial and other ordering activity customers. If the Contractor is proposing hourly rates, a description of all corresponding commercial job titles (labor categories) for those individuals who will perform the service should be provided.
b. Pricing for all IT Professional Services shall be in accordance with the Contractor’s customary commercial practices; e.g., hourly rates, monthly rates, term rates, and/or fixed prices, minimum general experience and minimum education.
The following is an example of the manner in which the description of a commercial job title should be presented:
EXAMPLE: Commercial Job Title: System Engineer
Minimum/General Experience: Three (3) years of technical experience which applies to systems analysis and design techniques for complex computer systems. Requires competence in all phases of systems analysis techniques, concepts and methods; also requires knowledge of available hardware, system software, input/output devices, structure and management practices.
Functional Responsibility: Guides users in formulating requirements, advises alternative approaches, conducts feasibility studies.
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO COMMERCIAL SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS (COMSATCOM) TRANSPONDED CAPACITY (SPECIAL ITEM NUMBER 132-54) 1.
COMSATCOM CAPACITY AND COVERAGE. The Ordering Activity shall specify the capacity and coverage required as part of the initial requirement. Please see pricelist or contact Bushtex for capacity and coverage information . INFORMATION ASSURANCE
The Ordering Activity is responsible for ensuring to the maximum extent practicable that each requirement issued is in compliance with either the Committee on National Security Systems Policy (CNSSP) 12, “National Information Assurance Policy for Space Systems used to Support National Security Missions,” or the Department of Defense Directive (DoDD) 8581.1, “Information Assurance (IA) Policy for Space Systems Used by the Department of Defense.”
b. The Ordering Activity shall assign an impact level (per Federal Information Processing Standards Publication 200 (FIPS 200), “Minimum Security Requirements for Federal Information and Information Systems”) or MAC level (per DoD Instruction (DoDI) 8500.2, “Information Assurance Implementation) prior to issuing the initial statement of work. Evaluations shall consider the extent to which each proposed service accommodates the necessary security controls based upon the assigned impact level or MAC, command encryption/authentication, and other requirements in CNSSP 12 or DODD 8581.1. The Contractor awarded SIN 132-54 and/or 132-55 is capable of meeting at least the minimum security requirements assigned against a low-impact information system (per FIPS 200) or Mission Assurance Category (MAC) III system (per DoDI 8500.2).
The Ordering Activity reserves the right to independently evaluate, audit, and verify the IA compliance for any proposed or awarded COMSATCOM services. All IA certification, accreditation, and evaluation activities are the responsibility of the ordering activity.
DELIVERY SCHEDULE. The Ordering Activity shall specify the delivery schedule as part of the initial requirement. The Delivery Schedule options are found in Information for Ordering Activities Applicable to All Special Item Numbers, paragraph 6. Delivery Schedule.
PORTABILITY. When an Ordering Activity requires portability, this requirement shall be included as part of the initial requirement. When portability is exercised, evidence of equivalent net present value (NPV)1 shall be provided by the contractor. Ordering Activities may propose additional terms and conditions within the requirement (example: specific predefined, guaranteed terms and conditions for portability and related services). However, if the supplemental terms and conditions contradict the contract, the contract takes precedence. Portability provides the Ordering Activity the ability to relocate or “port,” COMSATCOM Services resources as user requirements change. Descriptions of portability may include moving from one transponder/satellite to another, one managed service area to another, transponded capacity redeployment between beams or transponders on a single satellite, redeployment from one frequency band to another, physical relocation of a satellite to a new orbital position, re-routing of teleport services from one teleport to another predefined teleport, re-routing of traffic from one terrestrial infrastructure to another predefined infrastructure, and movement of Network Operations Center (NOC) services from one NOC to another NOC.
FLEXIBILITY/OPTIMIZATION. When an Ordering Activity requires re-grooming resources for spectral, operational, or price efficiencies, this requirement shall be included as part of the initial requirement. When
1 For example, one-year of service for a transponder valued at $1M/year is traded for six-months of service on a transponder valued at $2M/year.
flexibility/optimization is exercised, evidence of equivalent net present value (NPV)2 shall be provided by the contractor. Ordering Activities may propose additional terms and conditions within the requirement (example: specific pre-defined, guaranteed terms and conditions for re-grooming). However, if the supplemental terms and conditions contradict the contract, the contract takes precedence. Flexibility/optimization/re-grooming allows the Contractor to redistribute resources currently used to provide COMSATCOM Services (example: space segment, network, teleport, terminal resources) or customers sharing the COMSATCOM Services resources (example: customer one with typical peak usage at 9:00 a.m. and customer two with typical peak usage at 3:30 p.m.), enabling the Ordering Activity to gain spectral, operational, and/or price efficiencies.
NET READY (INTEROPERABILITY). When an Ordering Activity requires interoperability, this requirement shall be included as part of the initial requirement. Interfaces may be identified as interoperable on the basis of participation in a sponsored program acceptable to the Ordering Activity. Any such access or interoperability with teleports/gateways and provisioning of enterprise service access will be defined in the individual requirement.
NETWORK MONITORING (NET OPS). The Ordering Activity shall specify the Network Monitoring (Net Ops) collection and delivery requirements (example: format, frequency) as part of the initial statement of work. The Contractor awarded SIN 132-54 and/or 132-55 is capable of collecting and delivering the near real-time monitoring, fault/incident/outage reporting, and information access required to ensure effective and efficient operations, performance, and availability consistent with commercial best practices. Ordering Activities may propose additional terms and conditions within the requirement (example: specific pre-defined terms and conditions for Net Ops collection and delivery.) However, if the supplemental terms and conditions contradict the contract, the contract takes precedence.
EMI/RFI IDENTIFICATION, CHARACTERIZATION, AND GEO-LOCATION. When an Ordering Activity requires Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI) / Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) identification, characterization, and geo-location, it shall be included as part of the initial requirement. The Ordering Activity shall establish and use with the Contractor a mutually agreed upon media and voice communications capability capable of protecting “Sensitive, but Unclassified” data.
SECURITY. The Ordering Activity is responsible for assigning the personnel and facility clearance levels for each requirement. If required, the Ordering Activity is responsible for issuing the appropriate security forms (e.g., a DD-254) for any special clearance requirements and indoctrinations, such as Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). Ordering Activities shall ensure the Contractor “masks” or “protects” Ordering Activity customers against unauthorized release of identifying information to any entity that could compromise the customer’s operations security. Identifying information includes but is not limited to personal user and/or unit information including tail numbers, unit names, unit numbers, individual names, individual contact numbers, street addresses, etc.
10. THIRD PARTY BILLING FOR COMSATCOM SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES. The Ordering Activity shall make every effort to educate the terminal owners or operators on usage of the approved network infrastructure to avoid third party charges.
11. ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
The Ordering Activity is responsible for determining the number of approaches each Contractor may offer in response to a statement of work.
b. If guidance is required, Ordering Activities may contact the GSA Satellite Communications Services Program Management Office, [email protected]
For example, one-year of service on a less efficient arrangement of contractor resources is traded for nine-months of services on a more efficient arrangement of contractor resources that provides an operational efficiency to the Ordering Activity’s customers.
For each Subscription Service requirement, the Ordering Activity shall negotiate with the Contractor any required Committed Information Rates (CIR). CIR is the average dedicated bandwidth data transfer rate (example: megabits per second) for an individual COMSATCOM Subscription Services network that the Contractor commits to delivering over a period of time. The Contractor may exceed the CIR if the network has capacity at any time.
12. CONTRACT CLAUSES. a. Ordering activities will be able to view the complete list of IT Schedule 70 contract clauses, including the specific contract terms and conditions for any specific contract holder, at: http://www.gsaelibrary.gsa.gov/ElibMain/contractsOnline.do?scheduleNumber=70 13. DESCRIPTION OF COMSATCOM SERVICES AND PRICING
Description of COMSATCOM Transponded Capacity and Pricing Please see Bushtex’s Awarded SATCOM pricing for SIN 132-54.
b. Portability Examples Bushtex provides portability of COMSATCOM services in the rare cases when space segment is faulty or there is equipment failure. In these situations, the operator goes through the normal battery of tests, using spectrum analyzers and checking that the antenna is peaked correctly. If need be, Bushtex will opt to move the frequency to another transponder on the satellite. If the antenna is not motorized, then Bushtex will deploy an operator to physically move the antenna, peak it on the bird and dial up the frequency. We have the expertise to perform these tasks, even close to time of transmission. Bushtex can also install systems that are transportable and durable. We have equipment for RF chains in our trailers, which are housed in flight cases with racks for easy deployment. In addition, we not only install a UPS at the site, but have a backup generator on the trailer for power at any time. That portability is important in instances where the system and transmission is threatened by bad weather, and the only solution is to move our system to another location.
Network Monitoring (Net Ops) and Reporting Bushtex’s customized communications package allows all locations to speak to each other or receive data/video when passing on missions. The information is simultaneously received into the various locations and can be transmitted via Type I NSA certified FI encryption (HAIPE® or similar) for ultimate security. This allows our operators, UAV pilots and commanders to have secured two-way interactive services at all times. We offer an NOC (Network Operations Center) environment to monitor quality of operations, performance and availability consistent with commercial practices. All operators/technicians must maintain reports via logs into our employee portal which is accessible in real-time reporting via a secured Bushtex internet site. Therefore, any fault/incident/outage reports are accessible and reported in real-time. Describe the electronic formats available for information access by the Ordering Activity (example: XML, SNMP traps, etc.) Bushtex shall establish and provide to each Ordering Activity and to customers on a requirement basis how they will communicate fault/incident/outage information to customers including toll free phone numbers, WebPages, email to distribution lists, etc.
d. Enhanced Reporting Requirement COMSATCOM Schedule 70 awarded task order specific information shall be submitted on a quarterly basis. This reporting is for all awards made after SINs 132-54 and 132-55 were added to your company’s GSA Schedule 70 contract. This includes BPA’s without existing orders. The quarterly report shall contain: GSA COMSATCOM Task Order GSA Schedule 70 (check the applicable SIN below) SIN 132-54 SIN 132-55
Customer Information Agency Name Ordering Activity City State Zip Code Contracting Officer Name Contracting Officer Phone Number Contracting Officer E-mail Vendor Information Vendor Contract Number Vendor Name Vendor Address Vendor Address City Vendor Address State Vendor Zip Code Vendor Country Order Information Date of Order Task/Delivery Order Number Period of Performance Description of Services Line Item Description Quantity Sold Unit Price Extended Price Total Value of Order Frequency Band Bandwidth Capacity Data Rate Regional Coverage Satellite Number MAC Requirement (Security level 1, 2, or 3) Private or Shared Network HNA Required (Y/N) Portability Service (Y/N) Expedited Delivery (Y/N) Commercial Teleport (Y/N)
The quarterly report is due NLT 15 days after the end of each FY quarter and shall be sent by email to [email protected]
Additionally, please send a “courtesy copy” of this report to the Contract Specialist or Contracting Officer assigned to your contract.
USA COMMITMENT TO PROMOTE SMALL BUSINESS PARTICIPATION PROCUREMENT PROGRAMS
Bushtex provides commercial products and services to ordering activities. We are committed to promoting participation of small, small disadvantaged and women-owned small businesses in our contracts. We pledge to provide opportunities to the small business community through reselling opportunities, mentor-protégé programs, joint ventures, teaming arrangements, and subcontracting.
COMMITMENT To actively seek and partner with small businesses. To identify, qualify, mentor and develop small, small disadvantaged and women-owned small businesses by purchasing from these businesses whenever practical.
To develop and promote company policy initiatives that demonstrate our support for awarding contracts and subcontracts to small business concerns.
To undertake significant efforts to determine the potential of small, small disadvantaged and women-owned small business to supply products and services to our company.
To insure procurement opportunities are designed to permit the maximum possible participation of small, small disadvantaged, and women-owned small businesses.
To attend business opportunity workshops, minority business enterprise seminars, trade fairs, procurement conferences, etc., to identify and increase small businesses with whom to partner.
To publicize in our marketing publications our interest in meeting small businesses that may be interested in subcontracting opportunities.
We signify our commitment to work in partnership with small, small disadvantaged and women-owned small businesses to promote and increase their participation in ordering activity contracts. To accelerate potential opportunities please contact Adelaida Severson at 480.471.6688 or [email protected]
BEST VALUE BLANKET PURCHASE AGREEMENT FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULE
(Insert Customer Name)
In the spirit of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (ordering activity) and (Contractor) enter into a cooperative agreement to further reduce the administrative costs of acquiring commercial items from the General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule Contract(s) .
Federal Supply Schedule contract BPAs eliminate contracting and open market costs such as: search for sources; the development of technical documents, solicitations and the evaluation of offers. Teaming Arrangements are permitted with Federal Supply Schedule Contractors in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 9.6.
This BPA will further decrease costs, reduce paperwork, and save time by eliminating the need for repetitive, individual purchases from the schedule contract. The end result is to create a purchasing mechanism for the ordering activity that works better and costs less.
BPA NUMBER (CUSTOMER NAME) BLANKET PURCHASE AGREEMENT
Pursuant to GSA Federal Supply Schedule Contract Number(s) , Blanket Purchase Agreements, the Contractor agrees to the following terms of a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) EXCLUSIVELY WITH (ordering activity):
(1) The following contract items can be ordered under this BPA. All orders placed against this BPA are subject to the terms and conditions of the contract, except as noted below:
MODEL NUMBER/PART NUMBER
*SPECIAL BPA DISCOUNT/PRICE
DELIVERY SCHEDULES / DATES
(3) The ordering activity estimates, but does not guarantee, that the volume of purchases through this agreement will be .
This BPA does not obligate any funds.
This BPA expires on
The following office(s) is hereby authorized to place orders under this BPA:
or at the end of the contract period, whichever is earlier.
POINT OF CONTACT
Orders will be placed against this BPA via Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), FAX, or paper.
(8) Unless otherwise agreed to, all deliveries under this BPA must be accompanied by delivery tickets or sales slips that must contain the following information as a minimum:
Name of Contractor;
Model Number or National Stock Number (NSN);
Purchase Order Number;
Date of Purchase;
(g) Quantity, Unit Price, and Extension of Each Item (unit prices and extensions need not be shown when incompatible with the use of automated systems; provided, that the invoice is itemized to show the information); and
Date of Shipment.
(9) The requirements of a proper invoice are specified in the Federal Supply Schedule contract. Invoices will be submitted to the address specified within the purchase order transmission issued against this BPA.
(10) The terms and conditions included in this BPA apply to all purchases made pursuant to it. In the event of an inconsistency between the provisions of this BPA and the Contractor’s invoice, the provisions of this BPA will take precedence.
BASIC GUIDELINES FOR USING “CONTRACTOR TEAM ARRANGEMENTS”
Federal Supply Schedule Contractors may use “Contractor Team Arrangements” (see FAR 9.6) to provide solutions when responding to a ordering activity requirements.
These Team Arrangements can be included under a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). BPAs are permitted under all Federal Supply Schedule contracts.
Orders under a Team Arrangement are subject to terms and conditions or the Federal Supply Schedule Contract. Participation in a Team Arrangement is limited to Federal Supply Schedule Contractors. Customers should refer to FAR 9.6 for specific details on Team Arrangements. Here is a general outline on how it works:
The customer identifies their requirements.
Federal Supply Schedule Contractors may individually meet the customers needs, or -
Federal Supply Schedule Contractors may individually submit a Schedules “Team Solution” to meet the customer’s requirement.
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Awarded GSA Price
$ $ $
677.08 6,045.34 35,304.79
SIN 132-51 132-51 132-51
Labor Title Project Engineer Technical Staff Engineering Technician IV
Awarded GSA Hourly Rate $ 122.17 $ 85.52 $ 61.08
GENERAL SUMMARY: Working under direction of Program Manager, responsible for all aspects of system requirements and program management functions for various types and scope of satellite based engineering projects. Participates in development and implementation of system specifications, designs, integration, testing, and documentation of various satellite-based systems and subsystems as well as program management functions.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Analyzes requirements and develops solutions. 2. Provides comprehensive definition of all aspects of system development from analysis of mission needs to verification of system performance. Evaluates alternatives and assesses risks and costs. 3. May perform other systems engineering duties and special studies and analyses as assigned. 4. Plans, directs, and coordinates project functions to meet project performance requirements and objectives. 5. Manages activities of personnel using various budget, schedule, and performance standards resources.
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent and 8 years of general engineering experience. Or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and 6 years of general engineering experience.
GENERAL SUMMARY: Performs a variety of engineering tasks under supervision of higher-level Engineers/Analysts, which are broad in nature and are concerned with the design,development, testing, implementation and operation/sustainment of complex systems, including consideration of hardware/software, personnel training, logistics support requirements, support facilities and/or specialized test/support equipment. May perform with some predefined latitude for un-reviewed actions and decisions. Experience applying in-depth subject knowledge to the design, development, installation, testing, and maintenance of satellite systems and subsystems.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Plans and performs engineering research, system design and development, and other assignments in conformance with industry design/engineering standards and best practices as well as customer-unique specifications and requirements. 2. Responsible for the technical/engineering part of a project or task of lesser complexity and importance than those normally assigned to Senior Engineers/Analysts. 3. Develop strategic and implementation plans and system architecture and design including software, hardware, communications and interface requirements for satellite systems. 4. Supports definition, trade-off and design including reviews, and evaluation of documentation, specifications, test plans and procedures. 5. Researches industry trends and changes in satellite and related technologies and identifies further areas of study. 6. Coordinates the activities of Junior Engineers/Analysts and Engineering Technicians assigned to specific engineering projects/tasks. 7. May perform other engineering duties and special studies and analyses as assigned.
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: Engineer/Analyst III – Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent and 4 years of general engineering experience. Or Masters degree in Engineering and 2 years general engineering experience.
ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN IV
GENERAL SUMMARY: Works under supervision of higher-level Engineer/Analysts to perform a variety of engineering support tasks which are broad in nature and are associated with the design, development, testing, implementation and operation/sustainment of complex systems, including consideration of hardware/software, personnel training, logistics support requirements, support facilities and/or specialized test/support equipment.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Supports the planning and performance of engineering support tasks in conformance with industry technical standards and best practices as well as customer-unique specifications and requirements and test planning and conduct, data recording and analysis, and identifies problems for solution by higher level technical staff. 2. Supports the technical/engineering activities related to the system design, development, testing, implementation and operation/sustainment tasks assigned to higher-level Engineers/Analysts. 3. Constructs experimental and prototype models to meet engineering requirements. 4. Works under the supervision of higher-level Engineers/Analysts or Program/Project Managers. 5. May perform other engineering support duties as assigned.
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: Associates Degree and 4 years of general technical support experience