Reference Text File for Kathpal Technologies, Inc. GS-00F-0021L

Kathpal Technologies, Inc.

General Services Administration

2677 Prosperity Avenue,

Suite 700

Federal Supply Service

Fairfax, VA 22031

Authorized Federal Supply Schedule Price List

703-891-6400(p)

Corporate Contract

703-891-6402(f)

Email: gsasched@msdinc.com or jjensen@msdinc.com

Contract: GS-00F-0021L

Web: www.kathpal.com

Contract Period: 04/05/2001 through 04/04/2006

Business Size: Large

On-line access to contract ordering information, terms and conditions, up-to-date pricing, and the option to create an electronic delivery order are available through GSA Advantage! , a menu-driven database system. The INTERNET address for GS A Advantage! is: http://www.fss.gsa.gov .

Customer Information

1. Awarded Special Item Numbers and maximum Order Limitations:

C R499

OTHER PROFESSIONAL (MOBIS) SERVICES

MOL $1,000,000

C D301

IT FACILITY OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES

MOL $500,000

C D302

IT SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

MOL $500,000

C D306

IT SYSTEMS ANALYSIS SERVICES

MOL $500,000

C D308

PROGRAMMING SERVICES

MOL $500,000

C D310

IT BACKUP AND SECURITY SERVICES

MOL $500,000

C D311

IT DATA CONVERSION SERVICES

MOL $500,000

C D313

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN/COMPUTER MFG (CAD/CAM) SERVICES

MOL $500,000

C D316

TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK MANAGEMENT SERVICES

MOL $500,000

C D317

AUTOMATED NEWS, DATA OR OTHER

MOL $500,000

C D399

OTHER IT/TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES

MOL $500,000

2. Annual Escalation Rate: 3.5%

 

10. Industrial Funding Fee (IFF): .75% of Total Sales Amount

 

3. Minimum Order: $100

 

11. Ordering Address:

 

Kathpal Technologies, Inc.

4. Geographic Coverage: Domestic and Overseas

 

2677 Prosperity Avenue, Suite 700

 

Fairfax, VA 22031

5. Quantity Discounts: None

 

Attn:Janet Jensen 703.891.6400 x 6454

 

gsasched@msdinc.com or jjensen@msdinc.com

6. Prompt payment terms: None

 

 

12. Payment Address:

 

Same as the Ordering Address

7. Government Purchase Cards

 

a. Government purchase cards will be accepted below the micropurchase threshold.

 

b. Government purchase cards will not be accepted above the micropurchase threshold.

 

13. DUNS: 61-6477329

 

8. FOB Point: Destination

 

14. Kathpal Technologies, Inc. is registered in the CCR.

 

 

9. Employee Clearances: Secret, Top Secret, SIPK

 

Facility Clearance: Top Secret

 

 

Table of Contents

INFORMATION FOR ORDERING OFFICES

TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

PRICING

LABOR CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS

USA COMMITMENT TO PROMOTE SMALL BUSINESS PARTICIPATION PROCUREMENT PROGRAMS

BLANKET PURCHASE AGREEMENT

BASIC GUIDELINES FOR USING CONTRACTOR TEAM ARRANGEMENTS

 

INFORMATION FOR ORDERING OFFICES

 

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 th ose 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.

 

1. Geographic Scope of Contract: Worldwide

 

2. Contractor's Ordering Address and Payment Information:

 

ORDERING ADDRESS:

Kathpal Technologies, Inc.

Janet Jensen

Senior Contracts Administrator

2677 Prosperity Avenue, Suite 700

Fairfax, VA 22031

 

PAYMENT ADDRESS:

Kathpal Technologies, Inc.

2677 Prosperity Avenue, Suite 700

Fairfax, VA 22031

Attn: Accounts Receivable

 

Contractors are required to accept the Government purchase card for payments equal to or less than the micro-purchase threshold for oral or written delivery orders. Government purchase cards will be acceptable for payment above the micro-pur chase 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 agencies to obtain technical and/or ordering assistance:

703-891-6400 ext 6454 --Janet Jensen or Stan Gisriel

 

3. LIABILITY FOR INJURY OR DAMAGE

The Contractor shall not be liable for any injury to Government personnel or damage to Government 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.

4. 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: 61-6477329

Block 30: Type of Contractor - B

A. Small Disadvantaged Business

B. Other Small Business

C. Large Business

G. Other Nonprofit Organization

L. Foreign Contractor

Block 31: Woman-Owned Small Business - No________________

Block 36: Contractor's Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) 54-1533069

 

4a. CAGE Code:0Z2Z8

4b. Contractor has registered with the Central Contractor Registration Database.

5. FOB Destination

 

6. DELIVERY SCHEDULE

 

a. TIME OF DELIVERY: The Contractor shall deliver to destination within the number of calendar days after receipt of order (ARO), as set forth below:

SPECIAL ITEM NUMBER DELIVERY TIME (Days ARO)

ALL To be determined between Kathpal and the ordering agency

b. URGENT REQUIREMENTS: When the Federal Supply Schedule contract delivery period does not meet the bona fide urgent delivery requirements of an ordering agency, agencies are encouraged, if time permits, to contact the Contractor for the purpose of obtaining ac celerated 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 agency, 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.

 

7. Discounts: Prices shown are NET Prices; Basic Discounts have been deducted.

 

a. Prompt Payment: NONE days from receipt of invoice or date of acceptance, whichever is later.

b. Quantity: None

c. Dollar Volume: None

d. Government Educational Institutions: None

e. Other

8. 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.

9. Statement Concerning Availability of Export Packing:N/A

10. Small Requirements: The minimum dollar value of orders to be issued is $100.

11. Maximum Order: (All dollar amounts are exclusive of any discount for prompt payment.)

h. Information Technology (IT) Professional Services

The maximum dollar value per order for all IT Professional services will be $500,000.

12. USE OF FEDERAL SUPPLY SERVICE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SCHEDULE CONTRACTS. In accordance with FAR 8.404:

[NOTE: Special ordering procedures have been established for IT Professional Services and EC Services; refer to the terms and conditions for those SINs.]

Orders placed pursuant to a Multiple Award Schedule (MAS), using the procedures in FAR 8.404, are considered to be issued pursuant to full and open competition. Therefore, when placing orders under Federal Supply Schedules, ordering offices need not seek further competition, synopsize the requirement, make a separate determination of fair and reasonable pricing, or consider small business set-asides in accordance with subpart 19.5. GSA has already determined the prices of items under schedule contracts to be fair and reasonable. By placing an order against a schedule using the procedures outlined below, the ordering office has concluded that the order represents the best value and results in the lowest overall cost alternative (considering price, special features, administ rative costs, etc.) to meet the Government s needs.

a. Orders placed at or below the micro-purchase threshold. Ordering offices can place orders at or below the micro-purchase threshold with any Federal Supply Schedule Contractor.

b. Orders exceeding the micro-purchase threshold but notexceeding the maximum order threshold. Orders should be placed with the Schedule Contractor that can provide the supply or service that represents the best value. Before placing a n order, ordering offices should consider reasonably available information about the supply or service offered under MAS contracts by using the GSA Advantage! on-line shopping service, or by reviewing the catalogs/pricelists of at least three Schedule Contractors and selecting the delivery and other options available under the schedule that meets the agency s needs. In selecting the supply or service representing the best value, the ordering office may consider--

(1) Special features of the supply or service that are required in effective program performance and that are not provided by a comparable supply or service;

(2) Trade-in considerations;

(3) Probable life of the item selected as compared with that of a comparable item;

(4) Warranty considerations;

(5) Maintenance availability;

 

(6) Past performance; and

(7) Environmental and energy efficiency considerations.

c. Orders exceeding the maximum order threshold. Each schedule contract has an established maximum order threshold. This threshold represents the point where it is advantageous for the ordering office to seek a price reduction. In addi tion to following the procedures in paragraph b, above, and before placing an order that exceeds the maximum order threshold, ordering offices shall--

 

(1)Review additional Schedule Contractors catalogs/pricelists or use the GSA Advantage! on-line shopping service;

(2) Based upon the initial evaluation, generally seek price reductions from the Schedule Contractor(s) appearing to provide the best value (considering price and other factors); and

(3) After price reductions have been sought, place the order with the Schedule Contractor that provides the best value and results in the lowest overall cost alternative. If further price reductions are not offered, an order may still be placed, if the or dering office determines that it is appropriate.

NOTE: For orders exceeding the maximum order threshold, the Contractor may:

(1) Offer a new lower price for this requirement (the Price Reductions clause is not applicable to orders placed over the maximum order in FAR 52.216-19 Order Limitations);

(2) Offer the lowest price available under the contract; or

(3) Decline the order (orders must be returned in accordance with FAR 52.216-19).

d. Blanket purchase agreements (BPAs). The establishment of Federal Supply Schedule BPAs is permitted when following the ordering procedures in FAR 8.404. All schedule contracts contain BPA provisions. Ordering offices may use BPAs to establish accounts with Contractors to fill recurring requirements. BPAs should address the frequency of ordering and invoicing, discounts, and delivery locations and times.

e. Price reductions. In addition to the circumstances outlined in paragraph c, above, there may be instances when ordering offices will find it advantageous to request a price reduction. For example, when the ordering office fin ds a schedule supply or service elsewhere at a lower price or when a BPA is being established to fill recurring requirements, requesting a price reduction could be advantageous. The potential volume of orders under these agreements, regardless of the size of the i ndividual order, may offer the ordering office the opportunity to secure greater discounts. Schedule Contractors are not required to pass on to all schedule users a price reduction extended only to an individual agency for a specific order.

f. Small business. For orders exceeding the micro-purchase threshold, ordering offices should give preference to the items of small business concerns when two or more items at the same delivered price will satisfy the requiremen t.

g. Documentation. Orders should be documented, at a minimum, by identifying the Contractor the item was purchased from, the item purchased, and the amount paid. If an agency requirement in excess of the micro-purchase threshold is defined so as to require a particular brand name, product, or feature of a product peculiar to one manufacturer, thereby precluding consideration of a product manufactured by another company, the ordering office shall include an explanation in the file as to wh y the particular brand name, product, or feature is essential to satisfy the agency s needs.

13. FEDERAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/TELECOMMUNICATION STANDARDS
REQUIREMENTS:

Federal departments and agencies 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 list ed herein comply with Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) or Federal Telecommunication Standards (FED-STDS), which are cited by ordering offices, shall be responded to promptly by the Contractor.

13.1 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. Informatio n 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.

13.2 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 iss ued 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 w riting or calling the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, telephone number (301)975-2833.

14. SECURITY REQUIREMENTS.

In the event security requirements are necessary, the ordering activities may incorporate, in their delivery orders, a security clause in accordance with current laws, regulations, and individual agency policy; however, the burden of administering the security requirements shall be with the ordering agency. If any costs are incurred as a result of the inclusion of security requirements, such costs will not exceed ten percent (10%) or $100,000, of the total dollar value of the order, whichever is lessor.

15. CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION FOR ORDERING OFFICES:

Any ordering office, 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 Governme nt s convenience, and (m) Termination for Cause (See C.1.)

16. 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) Manufacturer;

(2) Manufacturer's Part Number; and

(3) 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/ .

17. PURCHASE OF INCIDENTAL, NON-SCHEDULE ITEMS

For administrative convenience, open market (non-contract) items may be added to a Federal Supply Schedule Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) or an individual order, provided that the items are clearly labeled as such on the order, all applicable regulations have been followed, and price reasonableness has been determined by the ordering activity for the open market (non-contract) items.

18. 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.

19. OVERSEAS ACTIVITIES

 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 Government may provide the Contractor with logistics support, as available, in accordance with all applicable Government regulations. Such Government 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.

20. YEAR 2000 WARRANTY COMMERCIAL SUPPLY ITEMS

 (a) As used in this clause, Year 2000 compliant means, with respect to information technology, that the information technology accurately processes date/time data (including, but not limited to, calculating, comparing and sequencing) from, into, and betwe en the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and the years 1999 and 2000, and leap year calculations, to the extent that other information technology used in combination with the information technology being acquired, properly exchanges date/time data with it.

(b) The Contractor shall warrant that each hardware, software, and firmware product delivered under this contract shall be able to accurately process date time data (including, but not limited to, calculating, comparing, and sequencing) from, into, and be tween the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including leap year calculations, when used in accordance with the product documentation provided by the Contractor, provided that all products (e.g. hardware, software, firmware) used in combination with products pr operly exchange date time data with it. If the contract requires that specific listed products must perform as a system in accordance with the foregoing warranty, then that warranty shall apply to those products as a system. The duration of this warranty and the r emedies available under this warranty shall include repair or replacement of any product whose non-compliance is discovered and made known to the Contractor in writing within ninety (90) days after acceptance (installation is considered acceptance). The Contractor may offer an extended warranty to the Government to include repair or replacement of any product whose non-compliance is discovered and made known to the Contractor in writing at any time prior to June 1, 2000, or for a period of 6 months following acceptance (in stallation is considered acceptance) whichever is later. Nothing in this warranty shall be construed to limit any rights or remedies the Government may otherwise have under this contract with respect to defects other than Year 2000 performance.

21. 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. The se 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 co ntract, 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 aggre gate 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.

22. CONTRACTOR TEAM ARRANGEMENTS

Federal Supply Schedule Contractors may use Contractor Team Arrangements (see FAR 9.6) to provide solutions when responding to a customer agency requirements. The policy and procedures outlined in this part will provide more flexibility and allow innovati ve acquisition methods when using the Federal Supply Schedules. See the additional information regarding Contractor Team Arrangements in this Schedule Pricelist.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT)
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

1. SCOPE

a. The prices, terms and conditions stated under Special Item Number 132-51 Information Technology Professional Services and Special Item Number 132-52 Electronic Commerce Services apply exclusively to IT/EC Services within the scope of this Information Technol ogy Schedule.

b. The Contractor shall provide services at the Contractor s facility and/or at the Government location, as agreed to by the Contractor and the ordering office.

2. PERFORMANCE INCENTIVES

a. When using a performance based statement of work, performance incentives may be agreed upon between the Contractor and the ordering office on individual fixed price orders or Blanket Purchase Agreements, for fixed price tasks, under this contract in accordan ce with this clause.

b. The ordering office must establish a maximum performance incentive price for these services and/or total solutions on individual orders or Blanket Purchase Agreements.

c. To the maximum extent practicable, ordering offices shall consider establishing incentives where performance is critical to the agency s mission and incentives are likely to motivate the contractor. Incentives shall be based on objectively measurable tasks.< /P>

d. The above procedures do not apply to Time and Material or labor hour orders.

3. ORDERING PROCEDURES FOR SERVICES (REQUIRING A STATEMENT OF WORK)

FAR 8.402 contemplates that GSA may occasionally find it necessary to establish special ordering procedures for individual Federal Supply Schedules or for some Special Item Numbers (SINs) within a Schedule. GSA has established special ordering procedures for se rvices that require a Statement of Work. These special ordering procedures take precedence over the procedures in FAR 8.404 (b)(2) through (b)(3). GSA has determined that the prices for services contained in the contractor s price list applicable to t his Schedule are fair and reasonable. However, the ordering office using this contract is responsible for considering the level of effort and mix of labor proposed to perform a specific task being ordered and for making a determination that the total firm-fixed pr ice or ceiling price is fair and reasonable.

(a) When ordering services, ordering offices shall

(1) Prepare a Request (Request for Quote or other communication tool):

(i) A statement of work (a performance-based statement of work is preferred) that outlines, at a minimum, the work to be performed, location of work, period of performance, deliverable schedule, applicable standards, acceptance criteria, and any special require ments (i.e., security clearances, travel, special knowledge, etc.) should be prepared.

(ii) The request should include the statement of work and request the contractors to submit either a firm-fixed price or a ceiling price to provide the services outlined in the statement of work. A firm-fixed price order shall be requested, unless the ordering office makes a determination that it is not possible at the time of placing the order to estimate accurately the extent or duration of the work or to anticipate cost with any reasonable degree of confidence. When such a determination is made, a labor hour or time- and-materials proposal may be requested. The firm-fixed price shall be based on the rates in the schedule contract and shall consider the mix of labor categories and level of effort required to perform the services described in the statement of work. The firm-fixe d price of the order should also include any travel costs or other incidental costs related to performance of the services ordered, unless the order provides for reimbursement of travel costs at the rates provided in the Federal Travel or Joint Travel Regulations. A ceiling price must be established for labor-hour and time-and-materials orders.

(iii) The request may ask the contractors, if necessary or appropriate, to submit a project plan for performing the task, and information on the contractor s experience and/or past performance performing similar tasks.

(iv) The request shall notify the contractors what basis will be used for selecting the contractor to receive the order. The notice shall include the basis for determining whether the contractors are technically qualified and provide an explanation regarding the intended use of any experience and/or past performance information in determining technical qualification of responses. If consideration will be limited to schedule contractors who are small business concerns as permitted by paragraph (2)(i) below, the request shall notify the contractors that will be the case.

(2) Transmit the Request to Contractors:

(i) Based upon an initial evaluation of catalogs and price lists, the ordering office should identify the contractors that appear to offer the best value (considering the scope of services offered, pricing and other factors such as contractors loca tions, as appropriate). When buying IT professional services under SIN 132 51 ONLY, the ordering office, at its discretion, may limit consideration to those schedule contractors that are small business concerns. This limitation is not applicable when buying suppli es and/or services under other SINs as well as SIN 132-51. The limitation may only be used when at least three (3) small businesses that appear to offer services that will meet the agency s needs are available, if the order is estimated to exceed the micro-purchas e threshold.

(ii) The request should be provided to three (3) contractors if the proposed order is estimated to exceed the micro-purchase threshold, but not exceed the maximum order threshold. For proposed orders exceeding the maximum order threshold, the request should be provided to additional contractors that offer services that will meet the agency s needs. Ordering offices should strive to minimize the contractors costs associated with responding to requests for quotes for specific orders. Requests should be tailored to the min imum level necessary for adequate evaluation and selection for order placement. Oral presentations should be considered, when possible.

(3) Evaluate Responses and Select the Contractor to Receive the Order:

After responses have been evaluated against the factors identified in the request, the order should be placed with the schedule contractor that represents the best value. (See FAR 8.404)

(b) The establishment of Federal Supply Schedule Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) for recurring services is permitted when the procedures outlined herein are followed. All BPAs for services must define the services that may be ordered under the BPA, along wit h delivery or performance time frames, billing procedures, etc. The potential volume of orders under BPAs, regardless of the size of individual orders, may offer the ordering office the opportunity to secure volume discounts. When establishing BPAs, ordering offic es shall

(1) Inform contractors in the request (based on the agency s requirement) if a single BPA or multiple BPAs will be established, and indicate the basis that will be used for selecting the contractors to be awarded the BPAs.

(i) SINGLE BPA: Generally, a single BPA should be established when the ordering office can define the tasks to be ordered under the BPA and establish a firm-fixed price or ceiling price for individual tasks or services to be ordered. When this occurs, authorize d users may place the order directly under the established BPA when the need for service arises. The schedule contractor that represents the best value should be awarded the BPA. (See FAR 8.404)

(ii) MULTIPLE BPAs: When the ordering office determines multiple BPAs are needed to meet its requirements, the ordering office should determine which contractors can meet any technical qualifications before establishing the BPAs. When multiple BPAs are establis hed, the authorized users must follow the procedures in (a)(2)(ii) above and then place the order with the Schedule contractor that represents the best value.

(2) Review BPAs Periodically: Such reviews shall be conducted at least annually. The purpose of the review is to determine whether the BPA still represents the best value. (See FAR 8.404)

(c) The ordering office should give preference to small business concerns when two or more contractors can provide the services at the same firm-fixed price or ceiling price.

(d) When the ordering office s requirement involves both products as well as executive, administrative and/or professional, services, the ordering office should total the prices for the products and the firm-fixed price for the services and select the contracto r that represents the best value. (See FAR 8.404)

The ordering office, at a minimum, should document orders by identifying the contractor from which the services were purchased, the services purchased, and the amount paid. If other than a firm-fixed price order is placed, such documentation should include the basis for the determination to use a labor-hour or time-and-materials order. For agency requirements in excess of the micro-purchase threshold, the order file should document the evaluation of Schedule contractors quotes that formed the basis for the selection of the contractor that received the order and the rationale for any trade-offs made in making the selection.

Ordering procedures for other services available on schedule at fixed prices for specifically defined services or tasks should use the procedures in FAR 8.404. These procedures are listed in the pricelist, under Information for Ordering Offices, paragraph #12.< /P>

 

4. ORDER

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 serv ices 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 Availability of Funds f or 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.

5. PERFORMANCE OF SERVICES

a. The Contractor shall commence performance of services on the date agreed to by the Contractor and the ordering office.

b. The Contractor agrees to render services only during normal working hours, unless otherwise agreed to by the Contractor and the ordering office.

c. The Agency 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/EC 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 rat es will apply to all Contractor travel. Contractors cannot use GSA city pair contracts.

6. INSPECTION OF SERVICES

The Inspection of Services Fixed Price (AUG 1996) clause at FAR 52.246-4 applies to firm-fixed price orders placed under this contract. The Inspection Time-and-Materials and Labor-Hour (JAN 1986) clause at FAR 52.246-6 applies to time-and-materials and la bor- hour orders placed under this contract.

7. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTOR

The Contractor shall comply with all laws, ordinances, and regulations (Federal, State, City, or otherwise) covering work of this character.

8. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE GOVERNMENT

Subject to security regulations, the ordering office shall permit Contractor access to all facilities necessary to perform the requisite IT/EC Services.

9. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR

All IT/EC 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 Government.

10. ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

a. Definitions.

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 e ntity 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 Government contract, without some restriction on activities by the Contractor and its affiliates, may either (i) result in an unfair competitive adv antage 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 Government, ordering offices may place restrictions on the Contractors, its affiliates, chief executives, directors, subsidiaries and subcon tractors 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.

11. INVOICES

The Contractor, upon completion of the work ordered, shall submit invoices for IT/EC services. Progress payments may be authorized by the ordering office 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.

12. PAYMENTS

For firm-fixed price orders the Government 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 orde r. For time-and-materials orders, the Payments under Time-and-Materials and Labor-Hour Contracts (Alternate I (APR 1984)) at FAR 52.232-7 applies to time-and-materials orders placed under this contract. For labor-hour orders, the Payment under Time-an d-Materials and Labor-Hour Contracts (FEB 1997) (Alternate II (JAN 1986)) at FAR 52.232-7 applies to labor-hour orders placed under this contract.

13. RESUMES

Resumes shall be provided to the GSA Contracting Officer or the user agency upon request.

14. INCIDENTAL SUPPORT COSTS

Incidental support costs are available outside the scope of this contract. The costs will be negotiated separately with the ordering agency in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the FAR.

15. 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.

 

PRICING

Labor Category GSA Rate GSA Rate GSA Rate GSA Rate GSA Rate GSA Rate GSA Rate
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Program Director $ 108.37 $94.14 $ 112.16 $97.43 $ 116.09 $ 100.84 $ 120.15 $ 104.37 $ 124.36 $ 108.03 $ 128.71 $ 111.81 $ 133.22 $ 115.72
Program Manager $95.20 $79.57 $98.53 $82.35 $ 101.98 $85.23 $ 105.55 $88.22 $ 109.24 $91.30 $ 113.06 $94.50 $ 117.02 $97.81
Project Manager $87.98 $73.24 $91.06 $75.81 $94.25 $78.46 $97.54 $81.21 $ 100.96 $84.05 $ 104.49 $86.99 $ 108.15 $90.04
Task Manager $57.74 $50.16 $59.77 $51.92 $61.86 $53.73 $64.02 $55.61 $66.26 $57.56 $68.58 $59.57 $70.98 $61.66
                             
Lead Systems Architect $ 109.20 $88.95 $ 113.03 $92.06 $ 116.98 $95.28 $ 121.08 $98.62 $ 125.31 $ 102.07 $ 129.70 $ 105.64 $ 134.24 $ 109.34
Lead Systems Engineer $ 102.14 $76.58 $ 105.72 $79.26 $ 109.42 $82.04 $ 113.25 $84.91 $ 117.21 $87.88 $ 121.31 $90.96 $ 125.56 $94.14
Systems Engineer $77.48 $63.92 $80.19 $66.15 $83.00 $68.47 $85.90 $70.87 $88.91 $73.35 $92.02 $75.91 $95.24 $78.57
Junior Systems Engineer $63.05 $56.77 $65.25 $58.75 $67.54 $60.81 $69.90 $62.94 $72.35 $65.14 $74.88 $67.42 $77.50 $69.78
Lead Software Engineer $ 108.30 $92.41 $ 112.09 $95.65 $ 116.01 $98.99 $ 120.07 $ 102.46 $ 124.27 $ 106.05 $ 128.62 $ 109.76 $ 133.12 $ 113.60
Senior Software Engineer $94.26 $77.15 $97.56 $79.85 $ 100.98 $82.65 $ 104.51 $85.54 $ 108.17 $88.54 $ 111.95 $91.63 $ 115.87 $94.84
Junior Software Engineer $58.83 $51.10 $60.89 $52.89 $63.02 $54.74 $65.23 $56.66 $67.51 $58.64 $69.87 $60.69 $72.32 $62.82
Network Engineer $67.94 $59.02 $70.32 $61.08 $72.78 $63.22 $75.33 $65.43 $77.96 $67.72 $80.69 $70.09 $83.52 $72.55
Lead Systems Analyst $93.68 $81.38 $96.96 $84.23 $ 100.36 $87.18 $ 103.87 $90.23 $ 107.50 $93.38 $ 111.27 $96.65 $ 115.16 $ 100.04
Senior Systems Analyst $79.78 $62.31 $82.57 $64.49 $85.46 $66.75 $88.45 $69.08 $91.55 $71.50 $94.75 $74.00 $98.07 $76.59
Junior Systems Analyst $52.84 $41.41 $54.68 $42.86 $56.60 $44.36 $58.58 $45.91 $60.63 $47.52 $62.75 $49.18 $64.95 $50.90
Senior Database Engineer $90.50 $70.70 $93.67 $73.17 $96.95 $75.73 $ 100.34 $78.38 $ 103.85 $81.13 $ 107.49 $83.97 $ 111.25 $86.90
Lead Programmer/Analyst $92.41 $86.73 $95.65 $89.76 $98.99 $92.90 $ 102.46 $96.16 $ 106.05 $99.52 $ 109.76 $ 103.00 $ 113.60 $ 106.61
Programmer/Analyst $76.19 $64.43 $78.86 $66.69 $81.62 $69.02 $84.48 $71.44 $87.43 $73.94 $90.49 $76.52 $93.66 $79.20
Systems Administrator $54.59 $47.42 $56.50 $49.08 $58.48 $50.80 $60.52 $52.58 $62.64 $54.42 $64.83 $56.32 $67.10 $58.29
                             
Lead Research Analyst $70.19 $60.97 $72.64 $63.10 $75.19 $65.31 $77.82 $67.60 $80.54 $69.96 $83.36 $72.41 $86.28 $74.95
Senior Research Analyst $72.81 $63.25 $75.36 $65.46 $78.00 $67.75 $80.73 $70.12 $83.55 $72.58 $86.48 $75.12 $89.50 $77.75
Research Analyst $60.67 $52.70 $62.80 $54.55 $64.99 $56.46 $67.27 $58.43 $69.62 $60.48 $72.06 $62.60 $74.58 $64.79
Junior Research Analyst $41.09 $35.69 $42.53 $36.94 $44.01 $38.23 $45.55 $39.57 $47.15 $40.96 $48.80 $42.39 $50.51 $43.87
Lead Subject Matter Expert $ 175.48 $ 152.43 $ 181.62 $ 157.77 $ 187.98 $ 163.29 $ 194.56 $ 169.00 $ 201.37 $ 174.92 $ 208.41 $ 181.04 $ 215.71 $ 187.38
Senior Subject Matter Expert $ 127.48 $ 110.73 $ 131.94 $ 114.61 $ 136.56 $ 118.62 $ 141.33 $ 122.77 $ 146.28 $ 127.07 $ 151.40 $ 131.52 $ 156.70 $ 136.12
Subject Matter Expert $ 100.85 $78.77 $ 104.38 $81.53 $ 108.03 $84.38 $ 111.81 $87.34 $ 115.72 $90.39 $ 119.77 $93.56 $ 123.97 $96.83
                             
Senior Data Entry* $48.23 $41.90 $49.92 $43.36 $51.66 $44.88 $53.47 $46.45 $55.34 $48.08 $57.28 $49.76 $59.29 $51.50
Data Entry* $31.70 $24.76 $32.81 $25.63 $33.96 $26.53 $35.15 $27.46 $36.38 $28.42 $37.65 $29.41 $38.97 $30.44
Junior Data Entry* $25.24 $21.92 $26.12 $22.69 $27.04 $23.48 $27.98 $24.31 $28.96 $25.16 $29.97 $26.04 $31.02 $26.95



LABOR CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS

 

  1. Program Director

Experience: Minimum of fifteen years of relevant experience.

Education: Master s degree or Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related discipline.

Responsible for managing day-to-day contract operations and ensuring quality standards and work performance on one large contract or multiple small contracts. Plans, organizes and oversees work efforts; assigns resources; supervi ses personnel; provides risk management; ensures quality management; and monitors overall project and contract performance. Provides management guidance in the accomplishment of work efforts, and ensures adherence to contract standards of performance. Provides daily supervision and direction to staff.

  1. Program Manager

Experience: Minimum of thirteen years of experience is required.

Education: Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related discipline.

Serves as the contractor's authorized interface with the Government Contracting Officer (CO), the contract level Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), government management personnel and customer agency representatives. Responsible for day to day op erations in formulating and enforcing work standards, assigning contractor schedules, reviewing work discrepancies, supervising contractor personnel and communicating policies, purposes, and goals of the organization to subordinates. Provides daily supervisi on to the Project Manager and Task Manager.

  1. Project Manager

Experience: This position requires a minimum of twelve years of experience.

Education: Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related discipline.

Duties: Serves as the project manager for a large, complex task order (or a group of task orders affecting the same common/standard/migration system) and shall assist the Program Director/ Manager in working with the Government Contrac ting Officer (CO), the contract-level Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), the task order-level COR(s), government management personnel and customer agency representatives. Under the guidance of the Program Manager, responsible for the overall management of the specific task order(s) and insuring that the technical solutions and schedules in the task order are implemented in a timely manner. Performs enterprise wide horizontal integration planning and interfaces to other functional systems.

  1. Task Manager

Experience: This position requires a minimum of five years of experience.

Education: Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related discipline.

Responsible for day-to-day management and operations of one or more subtasks on task orders under the guidance of the Project Manager. Plans and manages the work efforts of task team personnel; determines and monitors subtask schedules and budgets; and fo r ensuring compliance with all contract and task order requirements and quality standards pertaining to the task or subtask. Meets with customer personnel during work performance. Demonstrates skills in the scope of work encompassed by the task or sub task; provides technical guidance to the task team in performance of the work; and reviews the quality of all work products. Assists the Project Manager as required in managing delivery order performance.

  1. Lead Systems Architect

Experience: Minimum of ten years of experience is required.

Education: Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related discipline.

Establishes system requirements using analysis of the information engineer(s) in the development of enterprise-wide or large-scale information systems. Designs architecture to include the software, hardware, and communications to support the total requirements as well as provide for present and future cross-functional requirements and interfaces. Ensures these systems are compatible and in compliance with the standards for open systems architectures, the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) and International Standards Organization (ISO) reference models, and profiles of standards - such as Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Open Systems Environment (OSE) reference model - as they apply to the implementation and specification of Information Management (IM) solution of the application platform, across the application program interface (API), and the external environment/software application. Evaluates analytically and systematically problems of workflows, organization, and planning and dev elops appropriate corrective action. Provides daily supervision and technical direction to staff.

 

  1. Lead Systems Engineer

Experience: Minimum of six to eight years of experience required.

Education: Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related discipline.

Performs analysis, design, and development of complex computer systems software. Evaluates user needs with the maintenance of single-product modules and sub systems. Designs and develops utility programs and operating systems adj uncts such as executive programs. Participates in the development of test strategies, devices and systems. Research and develops solutions to the systems problems identified during testing or report by quality assurance. Assists in the identific ation and evaluations of software and hardware products. Provides daily supervision and technical direction to staff.

  1. Systems Engineer

Experience: Minimum of five years of experience required.

Education: Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related discipline.

Performs analysis, design, and development of complex computer systems hardware and software. Evaluates user needs with the maintenance of single-product modules and sub systems. Designs and develops utility programs and operatin g systems adjuncts such as executive programs. Assists in the identification and evaluations of software and hardware products. Participates in the development of test strategies, devices and systems. Research and develops solutions to th e systems problems identified during testing or report by quality assurance.

  1. Junior Systems Engineer

Experience: Minimum of three years experience is required.

Education: Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related discipline

Performs analysis, design, and development of complex computer systems software. Assists in designing and developing utility programs and operating system adjuncts such as executive programs. Participates in th e development of test strategies, devices and systems. Research and develop solutions to the systems problems identified during testing or report by quality assurance. Assists in the Lead and Senior Systems Engineer in day-to-day operations.

  1. Lead Software Engineer

Experience: Minimum of five years experience is required.

Education: Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related discipline.

Provides identification/fixing of problems within existing software, design/implementation of new systems and enhancement of existing applications. Participates in analysis, design and new construction of next generation IT applications. Responsible for understanding the needs of the customers and the capabilities of commercially available IT products. Capable of creating requirements that will allow implementation by the development team and COTS products. Exper ience as a systems engineer and a software developer on one or more OSS (Operational Software Systems) is preferred. Must have solid technical background with a focus on software and systems. General knowledge of telecommunications (ex. - TCP/IP, OIS/ CMIP/X25), computer languages (ex. - C++, SQL, V/Basic), operating systems (ex. - Windows, NT, UNIX), database/DBMS (ex. - Oracle, Access, Sybase) and applications is required. General knowledge of how customers use IT solutions. Familiarity wit h SEI/CMM and/or ISO 9001 environments desirable. Provides daily supervision and technical direction to staff.

  1. Senior Software Engineer

Experience: Minimum of five years experience is required.

Education: Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related discipline.

Provides identification/fixing of problems within existing software, design/implementation of new systems and enhancement of existing applications. Participates in analysis, design and new construction of next generation IT appli cations. Responsible for understanding the needs of the customers and the realities of commercially available IT products, and creating requirements that will allow implementation by the development team and COTS products. Experience as a systems engineer and a so ftware developer on one or more OSS (Operational Software Systems) is preferred. Must have solid technical background with a focus on software and systems. General knowledge of telecommunications (ex. - TCP/IP, OIS/CMIP/X25), computer languages (ex. - C++, SQL, V/ Basic), operating systems (ex. - Windows, NT, UNIX), database/DBMS (ex. - Oracle, Access, Sybase) and applications (ex. - Tivoli, People soft, etc.) is required. General knowledge of how customers use IT solutions.

  1. Junior Software Engineer

Experience: Minimum of three years experience is required.

Education: Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related discipline.

Assists the Lead and Senior System Engineer in identification/fixing of problems within existing software, design/implementation of new systems and enhancement of existing applications. Participates in analysis, design and new construction of next generat ion IT applications. Experience as a systems engineer and a software developer on one or more OSS (Operational Software Systems) is preferred. Must have technical background with a focus on software and systems. General knowledge of telecommunications (ex. - TCP/I P, OIS/CMIP/X25), computer languages (ex. - C++, SQL, V/Basic), operating systems (ex. - Windows, NT, UNIX), database/DBMS (ex. - Oracle, Access, Sybase) and applications (ex. - Tivoli, People soft, etc.) is required. General knowledge of how customers use IT solu tions.

  1. Network Engineer

Experience: Minimum of five years experience is required.

Education:Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related discipline.

Perform installation, operation or maintenance of data communication networks and devices. Provide support to monitor, install and perform maintenance on personal computers, laptop computers, software, and the networks. Provide support in responding to sy stem user requests for assistance. Provide support for on-the-spot diagnostic evaluations, implementation of corrections, and training users in proper operation of systems and programs. Performs upgrades to all computer platforms, train office staff on computers, maintain logs and inventory of equipment repairs, assist in administering all computer platforms as directed and assist in resolving any operations problems. Provide to the agency LAN Administrator with Server maintenance and administration. Requires general knowledge of one of the following: Novell products, CISCO products, Windows NT products, UNIX products, etc.

 

  1. Lead Systems Analyst

Experience: Minimum of ten years experience is required.

Education: Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related discipline.

Provides technical and administrative direction for personnel performing software design tasks, including the review of work products for correctness, adherence to the design concept and to user standards, and for progress in accordance with schedul es. Coordinates with the Project and/or Program Manager to ensure problem solution and user satisfaction. Make recommendations, if needed, for approval of major systems installations. Prepares milestone status reports and del iveries/presentations on the system concept to colleagues, subordinates, and end user representatives. Provides daily supervision and technical direction to staff.

  1. Senior Systems Analyst

Experience: Minimum of seven years of experience is required.

Education: Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related discipline.

Analyzes and designs computer systems possessing a wide range of capabilities, including numerous engineering, business, and records management functions. Develops plans for automated information systems from project inception to conclusion. Analyzes user interfaces, analyzes workload and computer usage, maintain interfaces with outside systems, analyze downtimes, analyze proposed system modifications, upgrades and new COTS. Analyzes the problem and the information to be processed. Defines the problem , and develops system requirements and program specifications, from which programmers prepare detailed flow charts, programs, and tests. Coordinates closely with programmers to ensure proper implementation of program and system specifications. D evelops, in conjunction with functional users, system alternative solutions.

 

  1. Junior Systems Analyst

Experience: Minimum of five years of experience is required.

Education: Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related discipline.

Provides systems analysis where the nature of the system is predetermined. Uses established fact-finding approaches, knowledge of pertinent work processes and procedures, and familiarity with related computer programming practices, system software, and co mputer equipment.

Carries out fact finding and analysis as assigned, usually of a single activity or a routine problem; applies established procedures where the nature of the system, feasibility, computer equipment, and programming language have already been decided; may a ssist a higher level systems analyst by preparing the detailed specifications required by computer programmers from information developed by the higher level analyst; may research routine user problems and solve them by modifying the existing system when the solut ions follow clear precedents.

 

  1. Senior Database Engineer

Experience: Minimum of seven years of experience is required.

Education: Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related discipline.

Provides highly technical expertise in the use of DBMS. Evaluates and recommends available DBMS products to support validated user requirements. Directs and controls the activities related to database design, implementation, and maintenance. Maintains database dictionaries and systems integration through database design, projects long-range requirements, reviews database concepts and functional capabilities. Develops policies and procedures pertaining to database management. Provides daily supervision and technical direction to staff.

  1. Lead Programmer Analyst

Experience: Minimum of ten years of experience is required.

Education: Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related discipline.

Converts specifications (precise descriptions) about business or scientific problems into a sequence of detailed instructions to solve problems by electronic data processing (EDP) equipment, i.e., digital computers. Draws program flow charts to describe the processing of data and develops the precise steps and processing logic for code level programming. Tests and corrects programs and prepares instructions for operators who control the computer during runs. Modifies programs to increase operating efficiency or to respond to changes in work processes; maintains records to document program development and revisions. Provides daily supervision and technical direction to support staff.

 

  1. Programmer Analyst

Experience: Minimum of five years of experience is required.

Education: Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related discipline.

Performs routine programming assignments require knowledge of established programming procedures and data processing requirements. Works according to clear-cut and complete specifications. The data are refined and the format of the final prod uct are well defined. Maintains and modifies routine programs. Makes approved changes by amending program flow charts, developing detailed processing logic, and coding changes. Tests and documents modifications and writes operator instructions. May write routine n ew programs using prescribed specifications; may confer with EDP personnel to clarify procedures, processing logic, etc. May evaluate simple interrelationships in the immediate programming area. Implements changes upon approval of the supervisor or a higher level staff.

 

  1. Systems Administrator

Experience: Minimum of six years of experience is required.

Education: Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related discipline.

Supervises and manages the daily activities of configuration and operation of business systems which may be mainframe, mini, or client/server based. Optimizes system operation and resource utilization, and performs system capacity analysis and planning. P rovides assistance to users in accessing and using business systems.

  1. Lead Research Analyst

Experience: Minimum of seven years of experience is required.

Education: Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related discipline. Advanced degrees and other specialized training is desirable.

Conduct research and analyze technical information. The Lead Research Analyst shall be capable of applying research methodology to define and formulate appropriate analysis technique and provide guidance to Senior Research Analysts. Information and data w hich contains technical terminology is translated into layman's language and disseminated into a final written or oral report. Provides daily supervision and technical direction to support staff.

  1. Senior Research Analyst

Experience: Minimum of five years of experience is required.

Education: Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related discipline. Advanced degrees and other specialized training is desirable.

Conduct research and analyze technical information. The Senior Research Analyst shall be capable of applying research methodology to define and formulate appropriate analysis technique and provide guidance to Junior Research Analysts. Information and data , which contains technical terminology is translated into layman's language and disseminated into a final written or oral report. Provides daily supervision and technical direction to staff.

  1. Research Analyst

Experience: Minimum of three years of experience is required.

Education: Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related discipline.

Conduct research by gathering and analyzing existing technical information or information gathered from a specific targeted area. Information and data, which contains technical terminology is translated into layman s language and disseminated into a final written or oral report.

  1. Junior Research Analyst

Experience: Minimum of one year of experience is required.

Education: Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related discipline.

Conduct research by gathering and analyzing existing technical information or information gathered from a specific targeted area. Technical information is collated into report form and given to the Senior Research Analyst and Research Analyst for final re port preparation.

  1. Lead Subject Matter Expert

General/Specialized: Minimum of ten years of experience is required.

Education: Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related discipline.

Possesses requisite knowledge and expertise so recognized in the professional community that the Government is able to qualify the individual as an expert in the field for an actual TO.

Analyzes user needs to determine functional requirements. Performs functional allocation to identify required tasks and their interrelationships. Identifies resources required for each task. Demonstrates exceptional oral and written communication skills. Provides daily supervision and direction to support staff.

 

  1. Senior Subject Matter Expert

Experience: Minimum of seven years of experience is required.

Education: Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related discipline

Analyzes user needs to determine functional requirements. Performs functional allocation to identify required tasks and their interrelationships. Identifies resources required for each task. Possesses requisite knowledge and expertise so recognized in the professional community that the Government is able to qualify the individual as an expert in the field for an actual TO. Demonstrates exceptional oral and written communication skills.

  1. Subject Matter Expert

Experience: Minimum of one years of experience is required.

Education: Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related discipline

Assists the Senior Subject Matter Expert in analyzing user needs to determine functional requirements. Works with the Senior Subject Matter Expert to perform functional allocation to identify required tasks and their interrelationships. Possesses requisit e knowledge and expertise recognized in the professional community. Demonstrates exceptional oral and written communication skills.

  1. Senior Data Entry

Experience: Minimum of three years of experience is required, of which one-year must be specialized.

Education: High School Degree or Equivalency.

Performs data entry via on-line data terminal, key-to-tape, key-to-disk, or similar device. Verifies data entered, where applicable. Provides daily supervision and technical direction to staff.

  1. Data Entry

Experience: Minimum of two years of experience is required.

Education: High School Degree or Equivalency.

Under close supervision or following specific procedures or detailed instructions, works from various standardized source documents which have been coded and require little or no selecting, coding, or interpreting of data to be entered. Refers to supervis or problems arising from erroneous items, codes, or missing information.

 

  1. Junior Data Entry

Experience: Minimum of one year of experience is required.

Education: High School Degree or Equivalency.

Under close supervision or following specific procedures or detailed instructions, works from various standardized source documents which have been coded and require little or no selecting, coding, or interpreting of data to be entered. Refers to supervis or problems arising from erroneous items, codes, or missing information.

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USA COMMITMENT TO PROMOTE
SMALL BUSINESS PARTICIPATION
PROCUREMENT PROGRAMS

PREAMBLE

 

(Name of Company) provides commercial products and services to the Federal Government. 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-prot g 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 Federal Government contracts. To accelerate potential opportunities please contact (Insert Compan y Point of contact, phone number, e-mail address, fax number).

_____________________________________________________

BEST VALUE

BLANKET PURCHASE AGREEMENT

FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULE

(Insert Customer Name)

 

In the spirit of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (Agency)___ 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 Co ntractors 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 Government that works better and costs l ess.

 

 Signatures

 

AGENCY DATE CONTRACTOR DATE

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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 Agency):

 

(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

 

(2) Delivery:

 

DESTINATION DELIVERY SCHEDULE/DATES

 

(3) The Government estimates, but does not guarantee, that the volume of purchases through this agreement will be ______________.

 

(4) This BPA does not obligate any funds.

 

(5) This BPA expires on _________________ or at the end of the contract period, whichever is earlier.

 

(6) The following office(s) is hereby authorized to place orders under this BPA:

 

OFFICE POINT OF CONTACT

  

(7) 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:

 

(a) Name of Contractor;

 (b) Contract Number;

(c) BPA Number;

 

(d) Model Number or National Stock Number (NSN);

 (e) Purchase Order Number;

 (f) 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

(h) 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.

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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 customer agency 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.

 

Customers make a best value selection.

 

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