AUTHORIZED FEDERAL SUPPLY SERVICE

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SCHEDULE PRICELIST

AUGUST 2005

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



General Purpose Commercial Information Technology Equipment, Software and Services

 

SIN 132-51 - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

 

FPDS Code D306 IT Systems Analysis Services

FPDS Code D310 IT Backup and Security Services

FPDS Code D316 IT Network Management Services

FPDS Code D317 Automated News Services, Data Services, or Other Information Services

FPDS Code D399 Other Information Technology Services, Not Elsewhere Classified

 

Note 1: All non-professional labor categories must be incidental to and used solely to support hardware, software and/or professional services, and cannot be purchased separately.

 

Note 2: Offerors and Agencies are advised that the Group 70 Information Technology Schedule is not to be used as a means to procure services which properly fall under the Brooks Act. These services include, but are not limited to, architectural, engineering, mapping, cartographic production, remote sensing, geographic information systems, and related services. FAR 36.6 distinguishes between mapping services of an A/E nature and mapping services which are not connected nor incidental to the traditionally accepted A/E Services.

 

Note 3: This solicitation is not intended to solicit for the reselling of IT Professional Services, except for the provision of implementation, maintenance, integration, or training services in direct support of a product. Under such circumstances the services must be performance by the publisher or manufacturer or one of their authorized agents.

SIN 132-52 - ELECTRONIC COMMERCE (EC) SERVICES

 

FPDS Code D399 Other Data Transmission Services, Not Elsewhere Classified - Except Voice and Pager Services

Note 1: Electronic Commerce Services are not intended to supersede or be substitute for any voice requirements of FTS2001.

 

NetSec

(Network Security Technologies, Inc.)

13505 Dulles Technology Dr., Suite 1 Herndon, Virginia 20171-3413

Tel: (703) 561-0420 Fax: (703) 561-1196

Internet Address: http://www.netsec.net

 

Contract Number: GS-35F-0040K

Period Covered by Contract: October 27, 1999 through October 24, 2009

General Services Administration

Federal Supply Service

Pricelist current through Modification # PS0016, dated September 12, 2005.

 

Products and ordering information in this Authorized FSS Information Technology Schedule Pricelist are also available on the GSA Advantage! System. Agencies can browse GSA Advantage! by accessing the Federal Supply Service s Home Page via the Internet at http://www.fss.gsa.gov/.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

General Purpose Commercial Information Technology Equipment, Software and Services 4

TABLE OF CONTENTS. 3

INFORMATION FOR ORDERING OFFICES. 4

TERMS AND CONDITIONS. 11

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DESCRIPTIONS. 16

I. PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LABOR CATEGORIES.. 16

Electronic Commerce Serivce Descriptions. 21

I. NETSEC MANAGED SECURITY SERVICES (MSS) FIREWALL & IDS.. 21

A. Device Setup. 21

B. Managed Firewall Service Levels. 21

C. Network Intrusion Detection Management 22

D. Host Intrusion Detection Management 23

E. Options. 23

Term, Volume, and service-based Discounts & incentives applicable to 132-52 Electronic Commerce services. 24

I. VOLUME & TERM-BASED DISCOUNTS.. 24

PRICELIST. 24

I. 132-51 IT PROFESSIONAL SERVICES.. 24

II. 132-52 ELECTRONIC COMMERCE SERVICES.. 25

A. Device Monitoring & Management 25


 

INFORMATION FOR ORDERING OFFICES

 

APPLICABLE TO ALL SPECIAL ITEM NUMBERS

 

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 those 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:

The minimum acceptable geographic scope of this contract is the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia.

 

2. Contractor's Ordering Address and Payment Information:

NetSec

(Network Security Technologies, Inc.)

13525 Dulles Technology Drive

Herndon, Virginia 20171

 

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-purchase 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) 561-0420

 

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: 01-734-9783
Block 30: Type of Contractor - B. Other Small Business

Block 31: Woman-Owned Small Business - No
Block 36: Contractor's Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN): 54-1887-554

4a. CAGE Code: 1FNV3
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)

132-51                                 ;                                             As negotiated between the contractor and the ordering agency.

132-52                                 ;                                             As negotiated between the contractor 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 accelerated 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

b. Quantity None

c. Dollar Volume None

d. Government Educational Institutions None

e. Other None

 

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:

Not applicable.

 

10. Small Requirements: The minimum dollar value of orders to be issued is $100.00

 

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

a. The Maximum Order value for the following Special Item Numbers (SINs) is $500,000:


Special Item Number 132-51 - Information Technology (IT) Professional Services
Special Item Number 132-52 - Electronic Commerce (EC) Services

 

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

[NOTE: Special ordering procedures have been established for Special Item Numbers (SINs) 132-51 IT Professional Services and 132‑52 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, administrative 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 not exceeding 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 an 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 addition to following the procedures in paragraph b, above, and before placing an order that exceeds the maximum order threshold, ordering offices shall--

Review additional Schedule Contractors

(1) 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 ordering 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 finds 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 individual 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 requirement.

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 why 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 listed 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. Information 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 issued 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 writing 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 less.

 

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 Government 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. 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. These 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 contract, 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 aggregate 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.

 

21. CONTRACTOR TEAM ARRANGEMENTS

Contractors participating in contractor team arrangements must abide by all terms and conditions of their respective contracts. This includes compliance with Clauses 552.238-74, Contractor s Reports of Sales and 552.238-76, Industrial Funding Fee, i.e., each contractor (team member) must report sales and remit the IFF for all products and services provided under its individual contract.

 

22. INSTALLATION, DEINSTALLATION, REINSTALLATION

The Davis-Bacon Act (40 U.S.C. 276a-276a-7) provides that contracts in excess of $2,000 to which the United States or the District of Columbia is a party for construction, alteration, or repair (including painting and decorating) of public buildings or public works with the United States, shall contain a clause that no laborer or mechanic employed directly upon the site of the work shall received less than the prevailing wage rates as determined by the Secretary of Labor. The requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act do not apply if the construction work is incidental to the furnishing of supplies, equipment, or services. For example, the requirements do not apply to simple installation or alteration of a public building or public work that is incidental to furnishing supplies or equipment under a supply contract. However, if the construction, alteration or repair is segregable and exceeds $2,000, then the requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act applies.

The requisitioning activity issuing the task order against this contract will be responsible for proper administration and enforcement of the Federal labor standards covered by the Davis-Bacon Act. The proper Davis-Bacon wage determination will be issued by the ordering activity at the time a request for quotations is made for applicable construction classified installation, deinstallation, and reinstallation services under SIN 132-8.

 

23. SECTION 508 COMPLIANCE.

If applicable, Section 508 compliance information on the supplies and services in this contract are available in Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) at the following:

 

 

The EIT standard can be found at: www.Section508.gov/.


 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

APPLICABLE TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) PROFESSIONAL SERVICES (SPECIAL ITEM NUMBER 132-51) AND ELECTRONIC COMMERCE (EC) SERVICES (SPECIAL ITEM NUMBER 132-52)

 

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 Technology 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 accordance 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.

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 services 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 this 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 price 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 requirements (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-fixed 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 locations, 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 supplies 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-purchase 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 minimum 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 with 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 offices 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, authorized 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 established, 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 contractor 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.

 

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 services 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 for 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 rates 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 labor‑ 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. If the end product of a task order is software, then FAR 52.227-14 Rights in Data General, may apply.

 

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 entity 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 advantage 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 subcontractors 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 order. 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‑and‑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.

 

16. DESCRIPTION OF IT/EC SERVICES AND PRICING

Specific information about the services offered in SIN 132-51 are outlined in the following INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DESCRIPTIONS section. Specific information concerning NETSEC s Electronic Commerce services can be found in the section titled ELECTRONIC COMMERCE SERVICE DESCRIPTIONS. See attached PRICELIST for Professional Services labor rates and other IT/EC service pricing information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DESCRIPTIONS

NetSec s Professional Security Services offers security assessments, reviews, and programs to help identify vulnerabilities in both wired and wireless networks and applications, reviews policy or network impact on overall security, and develops effective security policy and assesses its compliance through periodic evaluation and revision.

 

I.              PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LABOR CATEGORIES

 

PM Program Manager

 

Minimum/General Experience

Experience in the management of large and small projects for various government and commercial clients. Excellent customer relation skills and ability to assign tasks based on project personnel s levels of experience are essential. Three or more years experience in at least five of the following skills is required. 

 

Functional Responsibility

          Development of Statements of Work (SOWs) for various government and commercial clients, including Data Item Descriptions (DIDs) as required by the customer.

          Development of detailed project plans, including identification and documentation of critical path activities.

          Development and strict adherence to project budgets.

          Identification and documentation of risks to on-time project completion.

          Tracking of weekly progress against project plan and alerting management of schedule difficulties and personnel availability issues prior to them having a critical impact.

          Mediation of differences in approach and methodology among project technical personnel.

          Documentation of transfer of each customer deliverable.

          Performance of final quality assurance checks on customer deliverables.

          Development and delivery of progress reports to customer per the SOW and on request.

 

Minimum Education

Bachelor s degree in a management or technical field of study, or demonstrable equivalent job experience.

 

 

 

SSE Senior Security Engineer

 

Minimum/General Experience

Two years applied experience in security engineering and two years experience in a project management or team leadership position. Skills shall include three or more of the following areas.

 

Functional Responsibility:

          Ability to lead a team of engineers and technicians in the design, implementation, and installation of network security solutions, including but not limited to filtering policies, access control lists, virtual private networks, and secure access and authentication mechanisms.

          Ability to review compiled and/or interpreted code for conditions that could generate security vulnerabilities.

          Broad knowledge and integration of commercially available and public domain security products and solutions.

          Detailed understanding of network protocols and communications.

          Custom design and implementation of network and system security solutions appropriate to the customer s needs and culture.

          Translation of customer requirements into a system architecture that meets security and functional requirements.

          Ability to coordinate with customer engineers or administrators to integrate industry standard security engineering principles and practices with the customer s engineering and development processes.

          Execution of projects using defined system engineering methodologies and ability to guide engineers and technicians in those methodologies.

 

Minimum Education:

Bachelor s degree in a technical field of study or demonstrable equivalent job experience.

 

 

 

SSA Senior Security Analyst

 

Minimum/General Experience:

Two years experience in project management or team leadership position required; plus two years applied security engineering experience with degree, or six or more years applied experience without degree, in at least three of the functional responsibility areas.

 

Functional Responsibility:

          Ability to lead team of analysts and engineers in security assessment of developmental or operational networks and systems for a variety of government or commercial clients.

          Ability to apply defined security analysis methodologies to a variety of government or commercial client networks.

          Ability to work with customer personnel to develop mission, functional and security requirements, security policies, architecture, and operational procedures.

          Analysis of existing functional and security requirements, security policies, architecture, and operational procedures for security flaws.

          Ability to identify countermeasure options and support customers in choosing best options to satisfy cost, functional, security, and other critical requirements.

          Working knowledge of industry standard government and commercial security evaluation criteria.

 

Minimum Education:

Bachelor s degree in a technical field of study, or six or more years applied experience in at least three of the functional responsibility areas.

 

 

 

SE Security Engineer

 Minimum/General Experience

 Two years of applied experience are required in at least three of the following functional areas.

 

Functional Responsibility

          Broad understanding of network and communication protocols.

          Broad knowledge of commercially available and public domain security solutions.

          Ability to integrate commercial or custom security products and solutions into the customer s network architecture using industry standard system engineering methodologies.

          Ability to work in team environment with the customer s engineers or administrators to integrate security engineering principles and practices into the customer s engineering and development processes.

          Design or implementation of filtering policies, access control lists, virtual private network solutions, secure access, strong authentication, and other security mechanisms.

 

Minimum Education 

Bachelor s degree in a technical field of study or demonstrable equivalent job experience.

 

 

 

SA Security Analyst

 

Minimum/General Experience

Two years applied experience in at least three of the following skills.

 

Functional Responsibility

 

          Ability to apply defined security analysis methodologies to government or commercial networks or systems.

          Ability to develop customer security requirements, functional requirements, mission, operations, architecture, and policies and then analyze for security flaws.

          Ability to identify countermeasure options and support customers in choosing the best solution to satisfy budget, functional, security, and other critical requirements.

          Working knowledge of widely accepted security evaluation criteria.

 

Minimum Education

Bachelor s degree in a technical field of study or demonstrable equivalent job experience.

 

 

 

 

SPD Security Policy Developer

 

Minimum/General Experience

 At least two years applied experience in at least three of the following skills.

 

Functional Responsibility

          Broad familiarity with government or commercial security regulations and evaluation criteria.

          Broad familiarity with government certification and accreditation processes.

          Working knowledge of industry standard network and system security policy statements and requirements, including, but not limited to, network security, host security, procedural security, physical security, and personnel security.

          Ability to tailor security policies to fit the organization s individual needs and culture as well as to address the organization s threat profile.

          Ability to develop and implement detailed processes to implement approved security policies.

 

Minimum Education

Bachelor s degree in a technical field or equivalent job experience.

 

 

 

 

NPE Network Penetration Engineer

 

Minimum/General Experience

Two years or more applied experience in network vulnerability discovery and exploitation. Skills shall include the following areas:

 

Functional Responsibility 

          Ability to apply known exploits to customer networks to identify weaknesses and vulnerabilities.

          Command-line ability to manipulate and apply exploits to customer networks.

          Programming skills to modify known network attacks for application to customer network architectures and applications when necessary.

          Ability to install, configure, and apply third-party vulnerability discovery tools.

          Detailed understanding of network protocols, network devices, and operating systems.

          Detailed understanding of common network topologies and advanced network management methodologies.

          Excellent analytical and problem solving skills for network discovery and analysis.

          Understanding of current security technologies for use as countermeasures to vulnerabilities.

 

Minimum Education

Bachelor s degree in computer science (or computer- or network-related studies) or demonstrable job experience.

 

 

 

 

TW Technical Writer

 

Minimum/General Experience

Bachelor s degree in English, Journalism, or a related field and at least four years job experience. Ability to perform at least four of the following skills is required.

 

Functional Responsibility 

          Develop and validate various types of documentation based on written and verbal input from technical personnel and Data Item Descriptions (DIDs) supplied by the Project Manager.

          Develop DIDs upon request by customer or Project Manager.

          Incorporate customer review comments after discussion with the Project Manager and technical personnel, as appropriate.

          Review documentation written by multiple authors and update as required to ensure a consistent style and theme are presented in the final product.

          Review documentation written by technical personnel for correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and overall style.

 

 

 


 

Electronic Commerce Serivce Descriptions

 

I.                    NETSEC MANAGED SECURITY SERVICES (MSS) FIREWALL & IDS

 

 

NETSEC offers monitoring and management of numerous Firewall and Intrusion Detection platforms using state-of-the-art Security Information Management Systems (SIMS) combined with the best management features of our supported products. NETSEC manages client networks through an encrypted link to its technically advanced, multi-million dollar Network Security Operations Center.

NETSEC offers assistance in requirements gathering and independent product analysis outside of the scope of this agreement on a Time & Materials basis as per its Professional Services labor rates. Reasonable travel expenses will be billed to the customer, under applicable Federal guidelines.

 

 

 

A.            Device Setup

 

 

SETUP Managed Security Devices - MDSET

 

One-time setup charge to initialize the device information and profile in the Managed Device Database and Secure Portal, which includes a PIX 501 for establishing the VPN. Setup fees are applicable to Managed Firewall, Network, and Host-Based Intrusion Detection Systems.

 

 

B.            Managed Firewall Service Levels

 

FW Management Advanced - FWMGTAD

 

Firewall Monitoring and Management service includes:

-24 x 7 monitoring to ensure the device(s) is on-line and operational

-Event correlation (no historical analysis basis)

- Customized firewall policy.

- Five (5) Rule Changes per month included (1 Urgent, 4 Standard)

-Limited device tuning

-Two-factor authentication to portal with 3 tokens per Customer included

-Fifteen (15) minute notification of device unavailable

-Reports generated for each device and made available via a secure portal

-VPN-to-VPN support, client-to-VPN support

-Out-of-Band modem required

 

FW Management Premium - FWMGTPR

 

FW Monitoring and Management services includes:

 

-          -24 x 7 monitoring to ensure the device(s) is on-line and operational

-          -Event correlation

-          -Customized firewall policy

-          -Fifteen (15) Rule Changes per month included (2 Emergency, 3 Urgent, 10 Standard)

-          -Device tuning

-          -Two-factor authentication to portal with 3 tokens per Customer included

-          -Fifteen (15) minute notification of device unavailable

-          -Reports generated for each device and made available via a secure portal

-          -VPN-to-VPN support, client-to-VPN support

-          -Out-of-Band modem required

 

 

HA FW Management Advanced - FWMGT_HAAD

 

Identical to FW Management. Advanced Price reflects the Management of an H/A pair.

For clustered devices or Load Balanced devices..

 

HA FW Management Premium - FWMGT_HAPR

 

Identical to FW Management Premium. Price reflects the Management of an H/A pair.

For clustered devices or Load Balanced devices..

 

 

C.            Network Intrusion Detection Management

 

NIDS Management - NIDMGT

 

Network intrusion detection system monitoring and management service that includes:

 

- 24 x 7 monitoring to ensure the device(s) is on-line and operational

-Analysis of sensor output for severity and potential real time alerts

-Reports are generated to categorize the output of the sensor

-Maintenance of the sensor signature database

-Hardware platform operating system upgrades as required

-Network IDS software upgrades as required.

 

 

NIDS GigE Management - NIDMGT_GIG

 

Higher capacity NIDS are built to specifications which allow them to operate at 1 Gbps speed. They are normally put on networks which had previously been serviced by six or more 100Mbps devices. These devices can create up to 10 times the traffic of the standard (and slower) models. Accordingly, the prices for monitoring and managing these devices are higher than the 100 Mbps versions. Services are the same as NIDS Management.

 

 

IPS/IDS Management - IPSIDSMGT

 

MIPS is a managed security service for Internet access customers which provides device configuration, administration, monitoring, report generation, and customer support for the management of a customer-owned and maintained IPS device configured and installed in IDS (detection only) mode or IPS (prevention) mode..

 

IPS/IDS GigE Management -IPSIDSMGT_GIG

 

This service provides IPS Management IDS mode or IPS mode as described above. There are IPS sensors that can operate at 1 Gbps speed. These devices can create significantly more traffic than the standard (and slower) models. Accordingly, the prices for monitoring and managing these devices are higher than the 100 Mbps versions.

 

 

D.            Host Intrusion Detection Management

 

HIDS Management Server - HIDMGT_SRV

 

Host intrusion detection system monitoring service that includes:

 

-          24 x 7 monitoring to ensure device(s) is on-line and operational

-          Maintenance of management server policy and configuration

-          Analysis of sensor output for severity and potential real time alerts

-          Reports are generated to categorize the output of the sensor

 

 

 

E.            Options

 

FW Additional Change Requests

 

The price list defines the specific number of change requests per month. This is a cost for standard change requests, urgent change requests, or emergency change requests in excess of the customer s allotted number. Additional change requests of the type included in the service can be added with this option.

 

 

Additional Tokens FOB s

 

Customer may require additional tokens over the amount included in the price of their MSS. Additional tokens may be obtained for the additional annual fee as shown.

Out-of-Band Management Option (OOB)

 

This includes a third-party product that provides for a secondary method of connection to a firewall in order to manage the device if access via the Internet is not possible. This is required per MSS location. Multi-port modems service locations with more than one MSS security device.

 

 

Element Management Device

 

Depending on the solution devised, the deployment configuration may require an element managers to be placed on the customer premise.

 

Event Collector Device

 

Depending on the solution devised, the deployment configuration may require an Event Collector to be placed on the customer premise.

 

 

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Term, Volume, and service-based Discounts & incentives applicable to 132-52 Electronic Commerce services

 

I.                    VOLUME & TERM-BASED DISCOUNTS

 

 

The following discount detail is applicable only to SIN 132-52 Electronic Commerce Services, excluding HIDS (Host-based IDS).

 

(a)                Multi-year Discount

(1)                 Two year discount 5%

(2)                 Three year discount 10%

 

(b)                Volume Discounts

(1)                 2-5 devices 5%

(2)                 6-10 devices 10%

(3)                 11 - 20 devices 20%

(4)                 20+ devices 30%

 

*For Managed Firewall or Managed Network IDS services only. Discounts not applicable to Host Based IDS (HIDS) Desktops or purchases of Intelligence services independently.

 

 

 

PRICELIST

 

I.                    132-51 IT PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

 

Professional Labor Categories - Rates per Hour

 

 

Category

Title

Hourly Rate

PM

Program Manager

$174.56

 

 

 

SSE

Senior Security Engineer

$149.63

 

 

 

SSA

Senior Security Analyst

$149.63

 

 

 

SE

Security Engineer

$123.69

 

 

 

SA

Security Analyst

$123.69

 

 

 

SPD

Security Policy Developer

$112.72

 

 

 

NPE

Network Penetration Engineer

$174.56

 

 

 

TW

Technical Writer

$103.74

 

 

 

 

 

II.                  132-52 ELECTRONIC COMMERCE SERVICES

A.         Device Monitoring & Management

 

Device monitoring and Management Pricing

 

 

 

MD SET

 

One-Time Fee Equates to one-month-charge

 

 

 

 

 

Firewall Monitoring & Management

 

Annual

Monthly

 

 

 

 

 

FWMGTAD

FW Management Advanced

 

$7,560.00

$630.00

FWMGTPR

FW Management Premium

 

$12,960.00

$1,080.00

FWMGT_HAAD

 

HA FW Management Advanced

 

$11,880.00

$990.00

 

 

 

 

 

FWMGT_HAPR

HA FW Management Premium

 

$18,360.00

$1,530.00

 

 

 

 

 

Network Intrusion Detection

 

Annual

Monthly

NIDMGT

NIDS Management

 

$17,280.00

$1,440.00

NIDMGT_GIG

NIDS GigE Management

 

$22,080.00

$1,840.00

 

 

 

 

 

IPS/IDS Management

 

Annual

Monthly

IPSIDSMGT

IPS/IDS Management

 

$17,280.00

$1,440.00

IPSIDSMGT_GIG

IPS/IDS GigE Management

 

$22,080.00

$1,840.00

 

Host Intrusion Detection Management

 

Annual

Monthly

HIDMGT_SRV

HIDS Management - Server

 

$3,600.00

$300.00

 

 

 

5 Pack

$14,400.00

$1,200.00

 

 

10 Pack

$25,920.00

$2,160.00

 

 

20 Pack

$46,656.00

$3,888.00

 

 

50 Pack

$107,304.00

$8,942.00

 

 

100 Pack

$193,152.00

$16,096.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service Options

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Tokens (FOB s) Annual Fee

1 Year

2 Year

3 Year

 

Additional FW Policy Change Requests (beyond contract limit)

Standard

Urgent

Emergency

 

 

 

$125.00

$119.00

$113.00

 

 

 

$75.00

$125.00

$200.00

 

Out-of Band Management Option (8 port)

Out-of Band Management Option (4 port)

Out-of Band Management Option (1 port)

Element Management Device

Event Collector Device

 

$3,030.00

$2,302.00

$1,064.00

$2,960.00

$1,736.00