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Notice Date
Notice Type
541990 — All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Contracting Office
Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, 55 Broadway, Kendall Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02142-1093
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Solicitation Number
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Karen M. Marino, Phone: 6174942437
E-Mail Address
Small Business Set-Aside
The United States Department of Transportation (DOT), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) intends to solicit on a non-competitive basis with the Owner-Operator Independent Driver's Association (OOIDA), Grain Valley, MO. The Volpe Center is supporting the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to develop a survey process by which the Agency can collect information on a regular basis from commercial vehicle drivers (CMV). The Volpe Center seeks a source of CMV driver addresses at the operator level as well as assistance in conducting a mail survey to collect data on CMV driver demographics and information on driver work history, work schedule, and compensation. The contractor will be required to identify a sample of CMV drivers, to distribute surveys by mail to these CMV drivers, and to provide the Volpe Center with these data. Phase I will require the distribution of a survey to 750 CMV drivers (total) in two states. Phase 2 will require the distribution of a survey to 2,000 CMV drivers. A complete statement of work will be set forth in the Request for Quotation (RFQ). RFQ issuance will be on or about August 2, 2010. The applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this requirement is 541990 and the small business size standard is $6.5M. This procurement will be conducted in accordance with FAR Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures. Telephone calls made in place of the required documentation will not be accepted. NOTE: All contractors must be registered in Central Contractor Registration (CCR) in order to receive award from a DOT Agency. Contractors may access the site at http://www.ccr.gov to register and/or obtain information about the registration process. Additionally, solicitation Representation and Certifications are no longer provided within the solicitation and must be submitted on-line through On-Line Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA). ORCA is a web based system that centralizes and standardizes the collection, storage and viewing of the Representations and Certifications required by the Federal Acquisition Regulations. Potential offerors are highly encouraged to complete the on-line provisions within the Representations and Certifications at https://orca.bpn.gov. ATTENTION: Small and Disadvantaged (SDB), Women-Owned, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs). The Department of Transportation's (DOT) Short-Term Lending Program (STLP) offers working capital financing in the form of lines of credit to finance accounts receivable for transportation-related contracts. The Maximum line of credit is $750,000. The STLP loan has a variable rate, which is connected to the prime rate. The current rate may be found on the OSDBU website http://osdbuweb.dot.gov or call 1-(800) 532-1169.
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