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Notice Date
Notice Type
Solicitation Notice
Contracting Office
DHS - Direct Reports, Office of Shared Services, Headquarter's Procurement Division, 425 I Street, N.W. Room 2208, Washington, DC, 20536
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Point of Contact
Paula Holland, Contract Specialist, Phone (202)305-0178, Fax (202)514-3353, - Jan Wisor, Contracting Officer, Phone 202-305-2130, Fax 202-514-3353,
E-Mail Address
paula.l.holland@usdoj.gov, jan.k.wisor@usdoj.gov
(i)This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (ii) Solicitation number COW-3-R-0043 is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). (iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 01-13. (iv) All potential offerors shall submit quotations for all of the service areas specified in Section v of this solicitation. The government will consider all offers on an unrestricted basis. If a minimum of two offers from qualified small business concerns are not received, the award for the area specified in Section v will be made on the basis of full and open competition from among all responsible business concerns submitting offers. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is 511210. (v) The contract line item is CLIN 001- CD-ROM (single or a set) containing all the legal reference materials listed in section (vi). Quantity 500 each for the base year and 500 each for four (4) option years. (vi) SCOPE AND GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement has a requirement for legal reference materials on CD-ROM. The CD-ROM shall be (a) Fully compatible with all Windows Applications, (b) Suitable for network installation for 10 users, (c) Suitable for download onto a stand alone computer, (d) Each CD should have 10 site licenses, (e) Include a Tutorial feature, (f) provide search and print capabilities (g) must be user friendly, (h) should not require access to the internet, (i) provide service support for users and installers, (j) provide quarterly reports, (k) provide user instruction manuals for CD-ROM, and (l) provide installation instruction manual, along with a quick install reference guide . List of legal reference materials to be included on CD-ROM: (1) Constitution of the United States of America ; Analysis and Interpretation. Prepared by the Congressional Research Service Library of Congress, 1996. GPA Stock # 052-071-01157-9. (2) United States Code, title 8, Aliens and Nationality. (3) Code of Federal Regulations, Title 8, Aliens and Nationality. Codification of general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register. GPO Stock # 869-026-00026-3. (4) Bender's Immigration and Nationality Act Service. (5) Bender's INS Regulations Service. (6) Administrative Decisions Under Immigration & Nationality Laws. Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) decisions consisting of 20 bound volumes and loose-leaf Interim decisions. (7) Immigration Law and Defense, by the National Lawyers Guild. Third edition, includes INS and EOIR Forms. (8) Immigration Law and Crimes, by the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild. (9) Guide for Immigration Advocates. A manual covering the basics of immigration law and researching immigration law, written as a simple, practical guide for paralegals. Published November 1996. (10) Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Submitted by the Department of State to the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the U.S. Senate. (11) Human Rights watch - World Report. (12) UNHCR Handbook on Procedures and Criteria for Determining Refugee Status. Re-edited January 1992. (13) Considerations for Asylum Officers Adjudicating Asylum Claims From Women. Immigration and Naturalization Service Basic Law Manual. Order from: Immigration and Naturalization Service, Office of General Counsel, Asylum Division. (14) Immigration and Naturalization Service Basic Law Manual. Immigration and Naturalization Service guide to asylum law. Order from Immigration and Naturalization Service, Office of General Counsel, Asylum Division. (15) Lawyer's Committee Handbook on Representing Asylum Applicants. (16) Rights of Prisoners. 2nd edition by Michael B. Mushlin, published 1993. (17) Federal Habeas Corpus, Practice & Procedure. 2nd edition by James S. Liebman, published 1994. (18) Federal Civil Judicial Procedure and Rules. (19) United States Code, Title 28, Rules, Appellate Procedure Pamphlets I+II. Only the two softbound volumes contain the U.S. Court of Appeals Rules. (20) Federal Criminal Code and Rules. (21) Criminal Procedure (Hornbook), by LaFave. (22) Legal Research in a Nutshell. 5th edition by Morris L. Cohen, published 1992. (23) Legal Research and Writing: Some Starting Points. 4th edition by William P. Statsky, edited by Hannan, published 1993. (24) Black's Law Dictionary. Latest standard edition. (25) Spanish-English Law Dictionary, by Solis, 1992. (26) Directory of Nonprofit Agencies that Assist Persons with Immigration Matters. (27) Bender's Immigration Case Reporter. Decisions from Federal Court, BIA, AAU, and BALCA from 1984 forward. The offeror may propose exact publications or similar publications that contain the same basic and salient information as those listed above. If substitute publications are proposed, the offer shall clearly describe how the substitute publications reflect the basic and salient information as listed above. Award will be based upon all or none basis. (vii) CLIN 001 shall be delivered FOB destination to the 34 locations specified below no later than June 15, 2003. Shipments should have the ability of being tracked. Fifteen (15) copies of the CD-ROM shall be shipped to each of the following 33 locations: BICE, 10 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604, Attn: Debbie Achim; BICE, 8101 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75427, Attn: Nuria Prendes; BICE, 4730 Paris Street, Denver, CO 80209, Attn: Douglas Maurer; BICE, 1545 Hawkins Boulevard Suite 157, El Paso, TX 79901, Attn: Vincent Claussen; BICE, 2102 Teege Road, Harlingen, TX 78550, Attn: Cecilio Ruiz; BICE, 2800 Skyway Drive, Helena, MT 59602, Attn: Rita Nixon; BICE, 126 Northpoint Drive, Houston, TX 77060, Attn: Robert Avila; BICE, 9747 North Conant Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64153, Attn: Ken Carlson; BICE, 3736 South 132nd Street, Omaha, NE 68144, Attn: Ben Bandanza; BICE, 8940 Fourwinds Drive, San Antonio, TX 78239, Attn: Altagracia Winfrey; BICE, 2901 Metro Drive, Bloomington, MN 55425, Attn: Scott Baniecke; BICE, 77 Forsyth Street SW, Room 115, Atlanta, GA 30303, Attn: Juan Campos; BICE, 31 Hopkins Plaza, Suite 630, Baltimore, MD 21201, Attn: Calvin McCormick; BICE, JFK Federal Building, Government Center, Room 700, Boston, MA 02203, Attn: Bruce Chadbourne; BICE, 130 Deleware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202, Attn: William Cleary; BICE, 1240 E. 9th Street, Room 1917, Cleveland, OH 44199, Attn: Alfredo Delgado; BICE, 333 Mt. Elliott Street, Federal Building, Detroit, MI 48207, Attn: Roy Bailey; BICE, 7880 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33138, Attn: John Mata; BICE, 970 Broad Street, Federal Building, Newark, NJ 07012, Attn: Demetrios Georgakopoulos; BICE, 701 Loyola Avenue, Room T-8005, New Orleans, LA 70113, Attn: Craig Robinson; BICE, 26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY 10278, Attn: Yvonne Smalls; BICE, 1600 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Attn: Theodore Nordmark; BICE, 176 Garnett Drive, S. Portland, ME 04106, Attn: Greg Stanley; BICE, San Patricio Office Center #7, Tabonuco Street, Suite 100, Guaynabo, Peurto Rico 00918, Attn: David Randler; BICE, 4420 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203, Attn: Charles Ziethen; BICE, 620 East 10th Avenue, Suite 102, Anchorage, AK 99501, Attn: Ken Cox; BICE, 595 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HW 96813, Attn: Anselmo A Abramsen; BICE, 300 North Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Attn: Robert Hodgson; BICE, 2035 North Central, Phoenix, AZ 85004, Attn: Tom Baranick; BICE, 511 N.W. Broadway, Federal Building, Portland, OR 97209, Attn: Scott Chilar; BICE, 880 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92188, Attn: Hector Najera; BICE, 630 Sansome Street, Appraisers Building, Room 1249, San Francisco, CA 94111, Attn: Nancy Alcantar; BICE, 815 Airport Way, South, Seattle, WA 98134, Attn: George Morones. Five (5) copies of the CD-ROM shall be shipped to the following address: BICE, 801 I Street NW Room 800, Washington, DC 20536, Attn: Geoffrey S. Tracey. (viii) FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items, is incorporated by reference. (ix) FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items (a) The Government will award a contract, with four (4) option years, resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation and whose price represents the lowest cost to the Government. The Government reserves the right to award on an all or none basis. At a minimum, proposals shall include a proposal on Company letterhead, signed, or a SF1449 for requested items. (x) Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror, Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, with their proposal. (xi) FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, is incorporated by reference. (xii) FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commerical Items, is incorporated by reference. (xiii, xiv & xv not applicable) (xvi) Responses to this solicitation are due no later than May 7, 2003 by 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. All written quotations shall be sent to DHS, HQ Procurement Division, 425 I Street NW, Room 2208, Washington, DC 20536, Attn: Paula Holland Ycong. Facsimile and E-mail quotes will not be accepted. Questions pertaining to this RFQ shall be submitted via e-mail to Paula.Holland@dhs.gov . The cutoff date for questions is May 1, 2003, 1:00 p.m. EST; after such time questions will not be answered. (xvii) All offers should be addressed to Paula Holland Ycong and reference #COW-3-R-0043.
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