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FBO DAILY ISSUE OF FEBRUARY 02, 2008 FBO #2259
SOLICITATION NOTICE

U -- Training Course entitled, Specifications for Construction Contracts, and all related services

Notice Date
1/31/2008
 
Notice Type
Solicitation Notice
 
NAICS
611430 — Professional and Management Development Training
 
Contracting Office
US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, P. O. Box 1600, Huntsville, AL 35807-4301
 
ZIP Code
35807-4301
 
Solicitation Number
W912DY08R0009
 
Response Due
2/25/2008
 
Archive Date
4/25/2008
 
Point of Contact
Pamela Shirley, 256-895-1152
 
E-Mail Address
Email your questions to US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville
(pamela.j.shirley@usace.army.mil)
 
Small Business Set-Aside
Total Small Business
 
Description
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation is a request for proposal (RFP), reference number W912DY-08-R-0009. The RFP document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through FAC 2005-22 . This solicitation is synopsized as competitive, with a 100% small business set-aside. NAICS code 611430 applies, size standard not to exceed $6,500,000. The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, intends to award a firm fixed pric e contract with a base year and two option year(s) based on the following requirements for a course entitled, Specifications for Construction Contracts, and all related services. Description of Requirement: This statement of work describes t he class and related services necessary for the execution of the Specifications for Construction Contracts Course, which is designed to provide the necessary information for preparing effective specifications for construction projects. The course covers pr inciples of specification writing, procedures and techniques for writing specifications, and relationships of specifications to other elements of the contract document. The major subject matter topics include: (a) language of specifications/written commu nication; (b) organization writing and editing; (c) sources of technical information; (d) procedures, methods, and techniques of specification writing and editing; (e) guide specifications and project development specifications; (f) contract clauses and co ntract interpretation; (g) relationship of contract drawings to specifications; (h) automated specification methods; and (i) regulatory considerations. Statement of Work: 1.0 GENERAL INFORMATION: 1.1 Course Title: SPECIFICATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS (#185) 1.2 Course Length: 36 Hours (4 ? days) Monday, starts at 0800 Friday, ends at 1200 1.3 Number of Students: 40 (per session) 1.4 Course Sessions, Dates, and Location: <BR > FY08 08-01, 21- 25 April 2008, Huntsville, AL 08-02, 21- 25 July 2008, Dallas, TX FY09 09-01, 20-24 April 2009, Huntsville, AL 09-02, 20-24 July 2009, St. Louis, MO. FY10 10-01, 19-23 April 2010, Orlando, FL 10-02, 19-23 July 2010, Virginia Beach, VA 2.0 Course Information 2.1 Purpose: This course provides information for preparing effective specifications for construction projects. The course covers principles of specification writing, procedures and techniques for writing specifications, and relationships of specifications to other elements of the contract document. 2.2 Description: Major subject matter topic include (a) language of <B R>specifications/written communication; (b) organization writing and editing; (c) sources of technical information; (d) procedures, methods, and techniques of specification writing and editing; (e) guide specifications and project development specification s; (f) contract clauses and contract interpretation; (g) relationship of contract drawings to specifications; (h) automated specification methods; and (i) regulatory considerations. 3.0 Contractor Responsibilities and Tasks 3.1 The contracto r shall provide a minimum of two, but not to exceed four, qualified instructors to conduct three sessions of the Specifications for Construction Contracts course. 3.2 Both instructors shall be present in the classroom during the full 36 hours. When not on the platform, one instructor will provide technical assistance and advice to the other instructor as necessary. 3.3 The contractor will update st udent course materials and instructor teaching materials as specified below and administer and teach the Specification Writing for Construction Contracts course on the dates and at the locations specified. 3.4 Course materials to be revised/upd ated include: 1. Schedule of Instruction 2. Course Manual Major content changes are not required; however, the contractor may make minor changes to the course materials, if needed, in order to conduct the course in his/her style. The wo rkbook and/or Schedule of Instructor should be rearranged in order for them to flow with the other. One master copy shall be provided to the government for printing. 3.5 The government will provide one copy per student of the Manual of Practice in t he classroom during the duration of the class. These manuals will be collected at the end of the class to be used in other classes. If it is necessary for students to carry portions of this manual back to their worksite, instructors shall prepare a handout for each student containing appropriate excerpts from the Manual of Practice. 3.6 Instructor's Lesson Plans and pre/posttest do not require changes. 3.7 In option years, the course will be taught utilizing materials as revised in FY08.< BR> 4.0 Contractor Administrative Requirements: 4.1 Administer student registration utilizing the government furnished registration form. Student completed registration form shall be provided to the government NLT 5 days after each course sess ion. 4.2 Administer classroom management. Check daily attendance to insure that all attendees are present. This shall be checked each morning and again immediately after lunch. This attendance sheet shall be provided to the government NLT 5 busin ess days after each session. 4.3 Administer pretest and posttest utilizing the government furnished test answer sheets. Student answer sheet shall be provided to the government NLT 5 business days after the end of each session. 4.4 Administer end of course evaluation utilizing the government furnished end of course evaluation form. 4.5 Administer completion certificate. Present the government furnished Completion Certificate to each student meeting the completion requiremen t. 5.0 Instructor Qualifications 5.1 Each instructor shall have five year's experience working with the Department of the Army (or similar agency) on the development, writing, and use of military specifications for use in construction cont racts. 5.2 Each instructor shall have five year's experience working with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (or similar agency) in the interpretation and application of commercial specifications and contract clauses for use in construction contrac ts. 5.3 Each instructor shall have five year's experience in providing educational services to the PROSPECT Program (or similar professional development program). Educational services are defined as developing/revising/updating course materials, tests, schedule of instruction, and/or instructor lesson plans and teaching courses that contain the subject matter in paragraph 2.0. Each instructor must have taught one course per year, teaching a minimum of two sessions for the past five year's is cons idered acceptable experience. 5.4 One instructor shall be experienced in using computer based specification systems that are available to the construction industry in CD ROM and Internet formats. 5.5 At least one instructor per each propo sed instructor team shall have a Masters Degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university. 6.0 Deliverables: 6.1 The contractor will submit revised deliverables as follows: Schedule of Instruction (SOI): If the SOI is revised to match the course manual, the final SOI shall be provided the government technical point of contact NLT 10 days prior to start of class. Course Manual: If the course manual is revised to match the SOI, a final master course manual shall be provided to the government technical point of contact NLT 10 days prior to start of class. Handouts: If handouts are developed in support of th e Manual of Practice, they shall be provided to the government technical point of contact NLT 10 days prior to start of class. 7.0 SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Materials that are to be returned to the government after each session and/or after the entire course may be mailed at government expense. Mailing procedures will be provided to the contractor after award. SUBMITTAL INSTRUCTIONS: Submit only the requested material. Submit up to four resumes, (instructor teams of two) illustrating the minimu m education and experience requirements outlined in paragraph 5.0. Offerors must propose for all sessions specified. Offerors must submit pricing for the base year plus the two option year(s) for the following line items: CLIN 0001: -Specificatio ns for Construction Contracts, Session 08-01, class size of 40 people, April 21-25, 2008, Huntsville, Alabama CLIN 0002: -Specifications for Construction Contracts, Session 08-02, class size of 40 people, July 21-25, 2008, Dallas, Texas CLIN 1001: -Specifications for Construction Contracts, Session 09-01, class size of 40 people, April 20-24, 2009, Huntsville, Alabama CLIN 1002: -Specifications for Construction Contracts, Session 09-02, class size of 40 people, July 20-24, 2008, St. Louis, Misso uri CLIN 2001: -Specifications for Construction Contracts, Session 10-01, class size of 40 people, April 19-23, 2010, Orlando, Florida CLIN 2002: -Specifications for Construction Contracts, Session 10-02, class size of 40 people, July 19-23, 2010, Virginia Beach, Virginia AWARD BASIS: The award shall be made on the basis of best value, trade off process. Instructors proposed to teach shall be delineated in the proposal. Document (resume) that each instructor should have a minimum of five years of experience working with the Department of the Army (or similar agency) on the development, writing, and use of military specifications for use in construction contracts. Each instructor shall have five years experience working with th e U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (or similar agency) in the interpretation and application of commercial specifications and contract clauses for use in construction contracts. Each instructor shall have five years experience in providing educational servic es to the PROSPECT Program (or similar professional development program). Educational services are defined as developing/revising/updating course materials, tests, schedule of instruction, and/or instructor lesson plans and teaching courses that contain t he subject matter in paragraph 2.0. One course per year, teaching a minimum of two sessions for the past five years is considered acceptable experience. One instructor shall be experienced in using computer-based specification systems that are available t o the construction industry in CD-ROM and Internet formats. One instructor per each proposed instructor team shall have a Masters Degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university. FACTORS: A. Minimum of five years practical e xperience in writing military specifications for use in writing construction contracts. B. Minimum of five years experience in providing educational services to the PROSPECT Program (or similar professional development program). Educational serv ices are defined as developing/revising/updating course materials, tests, schedule of instruction, and/or instructor lesson plans and teaching courses that contain writing military specifications for use in writing construction contracts. One course per ye ar, teaching a minimum of two sessions for the past five years is considered acceptable experience C. Teaching Experience: 1. Minimum (one c ourse per year) of two sessions for the past five years is considered acceptable experience. 2. Experience in teaching adult learners in work-related setting D. Experience in using computer-based specification systems that are availabl e to the construction industry in CD-ROM and Internet formats. E. A Masters Degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university for at least one instructor per instructor team. II. The offeror shall provide a staff and/or instru ctor team that is experienced in revising and administering short courses of instruction. A course of instruction of 40 hours or less, taught as a single block of instruction, is considered to be a short course. Delivery: Contract performance may commence at the date of contract award and continue through 365 calendar days from the date of contract award. The following clauses are applicable: FAR 52.212-1, FAR 52.212-2, FAR 52.212-3, FAR 52.212-4, FAR 52.212-5, 52.217-5, 52.217-9, 52.225-13 , 52.233-4, and 52.243-1. DPAS: Not Applicable. Federal Business Opportunities note 1 applies. All offers shall be submitted electronically to the following email addresses: Robert.F.Whiteley@usace.army.mil and Pamela.J.Shirley@usace.army.mil. Off ers are to be submitted no later than 25 February 2008 by 5:00 PM CT. All contractors are required to be registered in the Central Contractor Registry (CCR). www.ccr.gov All offerors are requires to provide representations and certification s electronically via the Business Partner Network (www.bpn.gov) to be considered for award.
 
Place of Performance
Address: US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville P. O. Box 1600, Huntsville AL
Zip Code: 35807-4301
Country: US
 
Record
SN01497456-W 20080202/080131224753 (fbodaily.com)
 
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