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Notice Date
Notice Type
511110 — Newspaper Publishers
Contracting Office
Department of the Air Force, Air Mobility Command, 305th CONS, 2402 Vandenburg, McGuire AFB, NJ, 08641, UNITED STATES
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Response Due
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Derrick Cash, Contract Specialist, Phone (609) 754-4726, Fax (609) 754-4642, - Roseclair Thompson, Contracting Officer, Phone (609) 754-5927, Fax (609) 754-4642,
E-Mail Address
derrick.cash@mcguire.af.mil, roseclair.thompson@mcguire.af.mil
Small Business Set-Aside
Total Small Business
The contractor shall provide all qualified personnel, equipment, tools, materials, supervision, and other items necessary to perform contracted services, unless specified as provided by the Government. Contractor tasks include: Produce a weekly newspaper to be known as the Airtides, a commercial enterprise newspaper published to provide news and command information to personnel of McGuire Air Force Base, and Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst. This is a commercial acquisition. This solicitation is a request for proposal and is issued as 100% Small Business competitive under Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code 2711, NAICS code is 511110 and the related Small Business Size Standard is 500 employees. The solicitation and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-13. The contract award will include a base period of two years with two options to extend services at two year intervals. The inclusion of options does not require the Government to exercise these options. The base period is effective from 1 January 2007 through 31 December 2008. The first option is effective 1 January 2009 through 31 December 2010. The second option is effective 1 January 2011 through 31 December 2012. The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options, shall not exceed six years. Services include publishing, distributing, providing layout equipment and personnel, and other duties as specified in the Statement of Work.All potential sources must obtain a DUNS number and register in the Central Contractor Register (CCR) in order to transact business with the government. Failure to obtain a DUNS number and register in the CCR may result in the delay of award of a contract or possible award to the next otherwise successful offeror who is registered in the CCR at the time of award. Solicitation will be issued on or about 15 November 2006. Due date will be stated in the solicitation. The entire solicitation will be made available only on the Electronic Posting System (EPS) Website at http://www.fedbizopps.gov. The solicitation can be accessed by following the links on the EPS website to: USAF Offices, Air Mobility Command, 305 CONS. Paper copies will not be available. Once the solicitation is posted, it is incumbent upon the interested parties to review this site frequently for any updates/amendments to this solicitation. All responsible sources may submit a proposal which, if timely received, must be considered by the agency. All prospective offerors interested in submitting a proposal on this solicitation must have a Commercial and Government Entity code (CAGE code). SUBPART 5301.91 -- OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM 5301.9101 Purpose. The purpose of the Air Force ombudsman program is to foster communication between government and industry. The primary function of the ombudsman is to consider concerns about specific issues in acquisitions, to communicate these concerns to senior management personnel responsible for oversight, and to assist in the resolution of the concerns. 5301.9102 Policy. (a) MAJCOM and DRU commanders shall appoint an experienced senior official who is independent of the contracting officer and program manager as the ombudsman at their MAJCOM/DRU. For AFMC and AFSPC Centers, an ombudsman is required at each Center, instead of at the MAJCOM. (b) The ombudsman will have the authority to call upon other resources of the activity to assist in resolving acquisition issues or concerns (e.g. administrative support, independent review teams). (c) Contracting officers shall identify the ombudsman in the initial announcement of the acquisition as well as in the draft and final RFP. (d) The ombudsman shall: (1) Act neutrally to facilitate resolution of issues or concerns raised by concerned parties; (2) Act in a manner that does not compromise the concerned party, and, if requested, maintain anonymity of the parties (3) Avoid any appearance of usurping normal procurement authority (e.g., program manager, contracting officer, and source selection authority); (4) Ensure all affected or knowledgeable offices and officials are consulted as part of any resolution process; (5) Inform the commander, as required, of issues raised and actions taken; for AFMC and AFSPC centers, report only to the Center Commander, Laboratory Commander, or PEO; and for other MAJCOM/DRUS, report only to the MAJCOM CC or PEO; (6) Review complaints relative to multiple-award task and delivery order contracts awarded under 10 U.S.C. 2304a(d)(1)(B) or 2304b(e) to ensure that all contractors are afforded a fair opportunity to be considered for task and delivery orders in excess of $2,500, consistent with the procedures in the contract; (7) Consistent with security requirements, have access to the appropriate offices and be allowed to collect all facts relevant to the resolution of issues raised by concerned parties. Ombudsmen are granted access to proprietary information. Source selection information must be obtained through the source selection authority. (e) The Ombudsman Program does not replace the agency level protest, GAO bid protest or disputes processes. (f) The Air Force ombudsman is the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (ADAS) (Contracting), who may take action to assist in resolving issues, concerns, disagreements, and recommendations that cannot be resolved at the MAJCOM/DRU level, or those having Air Force wide implications. (g) Government personnel may use the Ombudsman Program as a way to express concerns about an acquisition. 5301.9103 Solicitation provision and contract clause. Insert a clause substantially the same as the clause at 5352.201-9101, Ombudsman, in all solicitations (including draft solicitations) and contracts. ***** 5305.207 Preparation and Transmittal of Synopsis (20) In all synopsis announcing competitive or sole source acquisitions, the contracting officer shall indicate that the clause at 5352.201-9101, Ombudsman, is applicable. ***** 5316.505 Ordering. (Deleted) ***** 5352.201-9101 Ombudsman. As prescribed in 5301.9103, insert the following clause: OMBUDSMAN (AUG 2005) (a) An ombudsman has been appointed to consider and facilitate the resolution of concerns from offerors, potential offerors, and others for this acquisition. When requested, the ombudsman will maintain strict confidentiality as to the source of the concern. The existence of the ombudsman does not affect the authority of the program manager, contracting officer, or source selection official. Further, the ombudsman does not participate in the evaluation of proposals, the source selection process, or the adjudication of protests or formal contract disputes. The ombudsman may refer the party to another official who can resolve the concern. The ombudsman may not serve as an advocate for any party. (b) Before consulting with an ombudsman, concerned parties must first address their concerns, issues, disagreements, and/or recommendations to the contracting officer for resolution. Consulting an ombudsman does not alter or postpone the timelines for any other processes (e.g., agency level bid protests, GAO bid protests, requests for debriefings, employee-employer actions, contests of OMB Circular A-76 competition performance decisions). (c) If resolution cannot be made by the contracting officer, concerned parties may contact the Center/MAJCOM ombudsmen, [Insert names, addresses, telephone numbers, facsimile numbers, and e-mail addresses]. Concerns, issues, disagreements, and recommendations that cannot be resolved at the MAJCOM/DRU level, may be brought by the concerned party for further consideration to the Air Force ombudsman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (ADAS) (Contracting), SAF/AQC 1060 Air Force Pentagon, Washington DC 20330-1060, phone number (703) 588-7004, facsimile number (703) 588-1067. (d) The ombudsman has no authority to render a decision that binds the agency. (e) Do not contact the ombudsman to request copies of the solicitation, verify offer due date, or clarify technical requirements. Such inquiries shall be directed to the Contracting Officer. (End of clause) Questions about this acquisition should be emailed to 2LT Derrick Cash at Derrick.Cash@mcguire.af.mil or Mrs. Roseclair Thompson at Roseclair.Thompson@mcguire.af.mil THIS PRESOLICITATION NOTICE IS CANCELLED IN ITS ENTIRETY!
Place of Performance
Address: 2402 Vandenberg Avenue, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey
Zip Code: 08641
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