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Request for Quotes
Procurement (PROC) Associate Director and/or Director Full-Time PSCs
95332419Q0029 Amendment 3
Announcement Number: 95332419Q0029 Amendment 3
Title: Procurement (PROC) Associate Director and/or Director Full-Time Personal Services Contractors (PSCs)
Position Information: Two full-time, Personal Services Contractors (PSCs): Associate-Director-level and/or Director-level.
One Base year (2,087 hours per year), renewable for up to 4 Option years at the sole discretion of the government (a total of 10,435 hours over five years).
Pay Band: Associate-Director-level Pay Band 3B ($39.77 – $72.02 per hour) or Director-level Pay Band 3A ($55.10 – $82.46 per hour)
The PSCs may receive a pay supplement of up to 15% of the employee’s direct labor cost in lieu of fringe benefits.
Closing Date for Questions: 2:00PM ET on 12 February 2019 (Tuesday)
Questions must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission Deadline: 5:00PM ET on 21 February 2019 (Thursday)
Quotes must be submitted via email to email@example.com
Position Security Level: Secret Clearance (Noncritical Sensitive/Moderate Risk (T-3))
Who May Be Considered: U.S. citizens.
Duty Location: Performance in Washington, DC USA.
Set Aside: This requirement is set-aside for individuals (small business concerns) under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 541990 All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services with a size standard of $15,000,000 in revenue. The award will be considered for individuals that satisfy this set-aside, not for firms.
Type of Contract: Time-and-material (T&M) with 1 Base Year and 4 Option Year Periods.
Multiple awards may result from this solicitation.
Submission and Award: The Government intends to award one Associate Director PSC and one Director PSC, two Associate Director PSCs, or two Director PSCs. The Government will evaluate the received quotes on the first week of each month (the first round of evaluation will occur the first week of January 2019). The Government intends to extend this RFQ until either or both positions are filled. MCC may close the RFQ once qualified PSCs are selected. Offerors are permitted to apply to either Associate-Director-level or Director-level position or both levels (if qualified for both positions) for MCC’s consideration. An offeror cannot fill both positions however; MCC will award each award to an individual.
Amendment 1: The purpose of Amendment is (1) to answer questions by interested offerors and (2) to clarify the submission deadline. Due to the US Federal Government lapse in FY2019 Appropriations, MCC will shut down starting 3 January 2018 and thus the submission deadline may be affected. MCC’s intent is for the quote submissions to be due by 5:00PM ET on 24 January 2019 (Thursday); however if MCC is unable to timely address the questions (due by 2:00PM ET on 8 January 2019), then MCC may consider extending the submission deadline.
With a few exceptions, MCC will not be allowed to work during the furlough period (or also called “shutdown”). MCC will not be able to make amendments to this RFQ until the US Federal Government reopens. Please check this RFQ on FBO.gov after the US Federal Government reopens. If MCC decides to extend the submission deadline, MCC will amend this RFQ within 5 business days from the reopening date. Unless this RFQ is amended, interested offerors shall assume that the questions and the quote submissions deadlines remain unchanged.
The interested offerors are responsible for staying updated on the current US Government furlough/shutdown status and submit your quotes timely. Please read the US news and https://www.opm.gov/ regarding furlough/shutdown information.
All other terms and conditions remain unchanged.
- Will MCC consider offerors who are not US Citizens?
A: No, MCC cannot consider offerors who are not US Citizens. This is a MCC Security requirement to allow MCC to conduct a complete background check on the offerors.
- Will MCC permit full-time telework?
A: No, the duty station for this PSC will be Washington, DC. These positions require administering contracts as well as domestic and international travel, which would make the logistics difficult and expensive for MCC.
Amendment 2: The purpose of Amendment is (1) to answer questions by interested offerors and (2) to establish the dates for the next cycle of questions and quotes. The next cycle of questions are now due by 2:00pm ET on 12 February 2019 (Tuesday) and quotes are now due by 5:00pm ET on 21 February 2019 (Thursday). The next round of evaluation will occur around the week of 4 March 2019.
All other terms and conditions remain unchanged.
- Please explain the evaluation process that takes place the first week of each month starting with January 2019; the proposal is due on January 24, 2019; how can there be an evaluation the first week in January 2019?
A: The intent of the Government is to receive quotes and evaluate on monthly basis. Quotes received by 31 December 2018 would have been evaluated around the first week of January; quotes received by 24 January 2019 would be evaluated around the first week of February; quotes received by the new deadline (21 February 2019) would be evaluated around the first week of March; so forth. However, we did not receive any quotes in December so no evaluation occurred in early January.
MCC plans to accept quotes until a qualified candidate has been identified. Once identify, MCC will issue an amendment to notify the last day of quote submission for each of two positions. There is no advantage in applying sooner. Every candidate will be evaluated and considered equally until this solicitation is closed.
- If applying for both positions must you submit two separate proposals?
A: Preferably, yes. Or the candidate may clearly demonstrate that she/he fulfills the qualifications for both levels (Associate Director and Director) and note that she/he hopes to be considered for both positions. However, note that each award will be made to separate individuals (an individual cannot win both awards).
- The RFP states no full time telework will be authorized; will telework be authorized on this contract for other than full time work performance?
A: Part-time telework is not guaranteed but it may be permitted on the sole discretion of MCC.
Amendment 3: The purpose of Amendment is to (1) to correct/clarify the Type of Contract and (2) to clarify a few points regarding this position.
The contract type will be T&M with 1 Base + 4 Option Years (5 years total).
MCC may award one Associate Director and one Director, two Associate Directors, or two Directors. MCC may also decide to award more than two Full-Time PSCs. Part-time PSCs will not be considered.
MCC does not pay any insurance on behalf of the PSC.
Any material changes from the previous RFQ Amendment are highlighted in yellow.
All other terms and conditions remain unchanged.
1. Introduction and Background
MCC’s mission is to provide grant assistance to support economic growth and poverty reduction in select developing countries with a demonstrated commitment to just and democratic governance, economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. MCC’s partner countries enter into a five-year agreement (Compact) with MCC that includes a plan for achieving shared development objectives and the responsibilities of each country in achieving those objectives. Our model is defined by core principles, of selectivity, country ownership, transparency, and a focus on results.
Our values identify who we are and what is important to us. Our Values are CLEAR: Embrace Collaboration, Always Learn, Practice Excellence, Be Accountable and Respect individuals and ideas. MCC’s values define how we behave on a daily basis, both as individuals and as an institution, in pursuit of our mission. They guide how we make decisions, set priorities, address challenges, manage tradeoffs, recruit and develop staff, and work together with our country partners and stakeholders.
2. Scope of Position
Our model is defined by principles of selectivity, country ownership, transparency, and a focus on results. Our values identify who we are and what is important to us. MCC’s values are CLEAR - Collaboration, Learning, Excellence, Accountability and Respect. We recruit staff that will embody and uphold these values.
This position is located on the Program Procurement Practice Group, Sector Operations Division within the Department of Compact Operations. The Program Procurement Practice Group oversees the procurement activities required to implement an MCC-funded Compact. The procurement efforts are conducted by the host country MCA using MCC-provided procurement guidelines and standard bidding documents, which are based on the World Bank procurement guidelines and standard bidding documents. MCC Compact-funded procurements are not conducted using the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
The PSC will report to and be supervised by the Practice Lead and Senior Director (PLSD) for PROC.
This position is not authorized to supervise any Federal employees.
3. Personal Services Contract
MCC is authorized to enter into a contract with an individual as a Personal Services Contractor (PSCs) under the authority of Section 614(a) (8) of the Millennium Challenge Act of 2003.
A personal services contract is different from non-personal services Government contract, which establishes an independent contract relationship. Under a non-personal services contract, the contractor or employees of the contractor are subject to the technical direction but not the supervision of the MCC. As defined by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 37.104, a personal services contract is characterized by the employer-employee relationship it creates between the Government and the contractor personnel. Thus, the PSCs is subject to the relatively continuous technical direction, supervision, and control of the MCC. PSCs may be assigned inherently governmental duties (see FAR 7.502). By law and by the contract’s terms, the PSCs is subject to most of the laws, rules and regulations applicable to the direct hire employee such as MCC regulations, conflict of interest, under some circumstances MCC authorized employment security clearances and financial disclosure. However, under the MCC personal services contract authority, PSCs are not employees for purposes of laws administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The following elements apply to this contract:
- Performance in Washington, DC USA, MCC eligible countries, other US and foreign cities (as required for outreach purposes), and/or at the PSC’s home of record.
- Principal tools and equipment may be furnished by the Government.
- Services are applied directly to the integral effort of agencies or an organizational subpart in furtherance of assigned function or mission.
- Comparable services, meeting comparable needs, are performed in the same or similar agencies using civil service personnel.
- The need for the type of service provided can reasonably be expected to last beyond 1 year.
- The inherent nature of the service, or the manner in which it is provided, reasonably requires directly or indirectly, Government direction or supervision of contractor employees in order to—
- Adequately protect the Government’s interest;
- Retain control of the function involved; or
- Retain full personal responsibility for the function supported in a duly authorized Federal officer or employee.
4. Key Requirements
Awardee must satisfy the following key requirements:
- S. citizenship.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.
- Performance in Washington, DC USA, MCC eligible countries, other US and foreign cities (as required for outreach purposes), and/or at the PSC’s home of record.
- Domestic and international travel will be required.
- Statement of Employment & Financial Interest (e.g., Office of Government Ethics “OGE Form-450” or similar statement) may be required.
- Active System for Award Management (sam.gov) registration (this is a free, Government website) and be listed as sole-proprietor.
- Designated and/or random drug testing required.
a) Major Duties and Responsibilities
As the Associate Director/Director Procurement, you are responsible for one or more assigned Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) country or countries with responsibility for overseeing implementation of MCC funded procurements. You are a member of the Procurement Practice Group within MCC that develops policies and procedures, provides a guidance on international public procurement for the Agency, and supervises the implementation of the Agency’s grants to foreign governments. While the entities appointed by the foreign governments, called MCAs, and their procurement agents are responsible for developing the solicitation documents and conducting the procurement process, you will supervise these entities for compliance with MCC policies and procedures, and will manage the procurement lifecycle starting with planning, solicitation documents, assist MCAs in conducting evaluations/awarding contracts, and administering/closing out contracts. You will also:
- Participate in practice group activities to develop Compacts and supervise their implementation in foreign countries, including assistance in incorporating best procurement practices in MCC operations;
- Lead and/or support the development of Terms of Reference, procurement guidance notes, and any other procurement policy documents as needed;
- Contribute in Compact development and planning as part of the MCC Country Teams (CTs) under a matrix management structure where the CTs comprise of sector experts from various technical and fiduciary disciplines;
- Assist MCC as requested with approaches and strategies for the development of standard solicitation documents that take into consideration latest sector trends, life-cycle costing analysis, and practices used in other donor agencies including multilaterals;
- Advise MCC on market outreach and communication strategies to attract capable, available and responsive bidders;
- Conduct market analysis in select countries to help develop robust procurement implementation strategies in new Compacts or to improve procurement outcomes of an existing Compact;
- Review and comment on MCC’s standard bidding documents, and help review technical specifications, , qualification requirements, evaluation criteria, contract conditions, warranties, and all other relevant pieces of the solicitation to improve the quality of the documents;
- Review, comment, and approve solicitation documents from the partner countries when submitted for no objection to MCC;
- Participate in Compact preparation and implementation visits to foreign countries to advise on procurement strategies, supervise evaluation panels, monitor contractors performance, and train and guide MCA staff;
- Contribute to the knowledge and expertise of MCC by staying abreast of current trends in international public procurement;
- Recommend practices and procedures for implementing procurement lessons learned in during Compact implementation, including modifications to the PPG as relevant;
- Participate, observe, or supervise bid and proposal reviews in MCAs when needed;
- Organize and conduct procurement outreach presentations in the United States as well as abroad to generate wider interest in MCC funded procurements;
- Undertake procurement capacity building activities in the partner countries and within MCC as and when required;
- Participate in dialogue with other donor agencies, US government or multilateral banks or bilateral donors on procurement related matters;
- Act as Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) or Program Manager (PM) on consulting and service contracts as needed; and
- Perform any other procurement related activity as instructed by the MCC management.
MCC estimates that the incumbent will be required to undertake 4-6 international trips annually.
c) Supervisory Controls
The PSC is delegated unlimited authority for planning and carrying out the procurement activities required to successfully implement an MCC funded Compact. The supervisor is available for consultation on program objectives, budgetary constraints, and procurement policy interpretations. Decisions and recommendations of the employee are normally accepted as authoritative, although higher review may be necessary for some phases of the work. Employee must demonstrate ability to fulfill responsibilities with a minimum of supervision. The candidate should be able to demonstrate that he or she has the proven ability to operate with minimal supervision.
Completed projects, evaluations, reports, or recommendations are reviewed by the supervisor for compatibility with organizational goals, guidelines, and effectiveness in achieving intended objectives.
Guidelines include the MCC Program Procurement Guidelines (PPGs), Standard Bidding Documents (SBDs), procurement principles, procurement guidance papers, broad policy statements and basic legislation and require extensive interpretation and latitude in developing best business practices within the confine of the country Compacts. The MCC PPGs may require interpretation. Only limited contractual precedents may exist to guide the employee in developing and modifying procurement strategies or agency procurement guidelines.
The work is characterized by breadth of planning, review, and coordination or depth of problem identification and analysis, stemming from the variety of the procurement functions or from unknown changes or conflicts inherent in the issues. Assignments are characterized by broad and intense efforts and involve several phases being pursued concurrently or sequentially with the support of technical and management personnel within and outside the organization. Decisions involve responsiveness to continuing changes in programs or technological developments. Procurements may require new or modified contract terms and conditions, funding arrangements, or policy interpretation throughout the pre- award and post-award phases.
f) Scope and Effect
The employee will be responsible for overseeing implementation of Compact procurements in assigned countries. The employee is expected to place strong emphasis on management of the procurement lifecycle starting with planning, through development of bidding documents, conducting evaluations/selections, negotiating and awarding contracts, and administering and closing out contracts.
The purpose of the work is to provide expert, authoritative, and compliant procurement advice, resolve critical procurement implementation problems, develop innovative procurement approaches for use by MCC or MCA procurement specialists or management/program officials, or for use in planning, negotiating, awarding, administering, and/or settling the termination of major procurements in Compact Countries. The employee assists in the development of procurement processes/procedures and enhances the overall procurement capacity of the MCA Entity.
g) Personal Contacts/Purpose of Contacts
Personal contacts include a wide variety of specialists, managers, officials, or groups from within and outside MCC in a moderately unstructured setting where the purpose and extent of each contact is usually different, and the role and authority of each party is identified and developed during the course of the contact. The majority of the contacts will be located in the MCA country outside the US.
h) Physical Demands
The work is primarily sedentary, although some walking, bending, or carrying of light items may be involved. Travel may be required.
i) Work Environment
Work is performed in an office setting, although there is an expectation of work in the field.
Deliverables are associated with the tasks identified in Section 5. Duties to include reports as required by the Contracting Officer Representative (COR).
The PSCs will submit biweekly timesheets on a schedule and format determined by MCC. Timesheets will include a list of hours worked per compact or country program, along with a brief description of the tasks undertaken for each program during the pay period.
The PSCs also will produce reports and analyses as requested by MCC.
Offerors must meet all the required qualifications described below by the closing date of this announcement. Desired qualifications will only be considered once all required qualifications are met. Offerors must demonstrate that they possess the following:
a) Required Qualifications
- At least a graduate degree (or its university equivalent) with a major in a relevant discipline, e.g. Procurement, Law, Management, Business or related field.
- At least 10 years of relevant and progressive experience for the Director position or at least 5 years for the AD position in the formulation and implementation of procurement-specific policies, programs and projects (please note that experience with United States Federal Acquisition Regulations is not directly relevant to this position); persons applying only with FAR experience will not be considered, and persons applying with FAR plus other international experience will be given partial credit (50% of their total experience) for their FAR experience for this requirement.
- Competence in the use of standard software (Word, Excel, Access, MS Projects and PowerPoint).
To qualify for Pay Band 3B (Associate Director) you must meet the following:
Have at least one year of specialized experience relevant to the position duties and comparable to the MCC Pay Band 4A (GS-13) or an equivalent level which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, this experience is defined as: any international procurement regulations or practices to procure good and services or guiding the application of such in international context; experience leading the procurement lifecycle starting with strategy, planning, through development of or guiding of bidding documents, conducting or managing and guiding evaluations/selections, negotiating or monitoring of and awarding contracts, and /training/guiding of administering and closing out contracts; and experience with guiding the negotiations and resolving procurement issues. Note: This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application.
To qualify for Pay Band 3A (Director) you must meet the following:
Have at least one year of specialized experience relevant to the position duties and comparable to the MCC Pay Band 3B (GS-14) or an equivalent level which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, this experience is defined as: any international procurement regulations or practices to procure good and services or guiding the application of such in international context; experience leading the procurement lifecycle starting with strategy, planning, through development of or guiding of bidding documents, conducting or managing and guiding evaluations/selections, negotiating or monitoring of and awarding contracts, and /training/guiding of administering and closing out contracts; and experience with guiding the negotiations and resolving procurement issues. Note: This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application.
Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements, including education and all qualifying specialized experience described below by the closing date of this announcement. Desired qualifications will be considered only once all education and qualifying specialized experience requirements are met. Please clearly demonstrate that you possess the following:
b) Desired Qualifications:
- Demonstrated Ability to understand and conceptualize the complex problems of procurement of goods, works and services, demonstrated through past experience and references.
- Proven familiarity with and experience in the practice of procurement of goods and works and the acquisition of consultancy services under donor funding conditions, preferably with the multilateral Banks such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank or the African Development Bank and/or MCC.
- Demonstrated experience working with and in multiple developing countries (at least two countries beyond the home country of the Applicant.) Experience in West Africa region will be given preference.
- Experience and good knowledge of contracts with FIDIC contracts desirable.
- Minimum professional proficiency French required, fluency preferred.
8. Required Documentation
Interested offerors must submit following required documents, including but not limited to:
- A completed and signed Bio-Data Form (Addendum 3)* with proposed salary (see Subsection 12(c). Quote Submission Instructions to PSCs Candidates (Offerors) in regards to permissible signature types);
- A curriculum vitae or resume (limit 10 pages);
- A written narrative clearly describing relevant experience and knowledge of each of the qualification requirements (limit 5 pages); and
- At least 3 and no more than 5 professional references with current contact information.
- A cover letter, not to exceed one page, to highlight your suitability for this position. The cover letter is not considered as the required written narrative (bullet no. 4 above); and
- A copy of Transcript(s). Transcript(s) may be requested by MCC before award to validate the offeror’s successful education history.
PSCs for the services of individual experts or consultants are limited by the Classification Act. In addition, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has established requirements which apply in acquiring the personal services of experts or consultants in this manner (e.g., benefits, taxes, conflicts of interest).
This is a full-time position for the Procurement (PROC) Associate Director and/or Director Full-Time PSC(s) and the maximum number of hours allowed is 2,087 hours per year for each position. Each contract will include four one-year option periods that may be exercised at the sole discretion of MCC.
Overtime is not authorized on this contract. However, compensatory time (also called “credit hours”) may be authorized.
The pay range for this position is Associate-Director-level Pay Band 3B ($39.77 – $72.02 per hour) and/or Director-level Pay Band 3A ($55.10 – $82.46 per hour) (https://www.mcc.gov/careers/pay-bands), inclusive of Washington, DC locality pay. Final compensation will be negotiated within this pay range based upon the successful offeror’s salary history, work experience and educational background. A salary above this pay range will not be entertained or negotiated.
MCC issues W-2s to the PSCs. For U.S. citizens and legal resident aliens, MCC makes the employer contribution to FICA and Medicare for the PSCs. MCC withholds FICA, Medicare, federal tax and state tax on behalf of the PSCs. The PSCs is not eligible for the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion.
Under the MCC personal services contracting authority, PSCs are not employees for purposes of laws administered by OPM, such as Federal Retirement Benefits and health and life insurance. As such, the PSCs is not eligible for participation in the Civil Service Retirement System or the Federal Employees Retirement System. Moreover, the PSCs is ineligible to receive Federal Health and Life Insurance or participate in the Federal Thrift Savings Plan.
Notwithstanding the above, and if agreed upon by the Government and the PSCs before the award of a contract, the PSCs may receive a pay supplement of up to 15% (for full-time PSCs) of the employee’s direct labor cost in lieu of fringe benefits.
a) Sick Leave
The full-time (FT) PSCs earns sick leave on the same basis as direct-hire MCC employees, that is, maximum four (4) hours for every biweekly pay period.
b) Annual Leave
The full-time PSCs earns four, six, or eight hours of annual leave for each biweekly pay period depending on the number of years of previous federal government employment based upon determination made by MCC.
c) Parking & Transit Subsidy
A full-time PSCs working at MCC Headquarters in Washington, DC is eligible for parking or transit subsidy, subject to the availability of funds. The full time PSCs whose duty station is overseas is not eligible for this subsidy.
d) Credit Hours
A full-time PSCs is eligible for credit hours (up to 24 hours earned) under the MCC Credit Hour Program. PSCs may not receive credit hours for time spent in travel status. The PSCs shall be compensated for the credit hour balance upon termination, subject to availability of funds.
The PSCs is subject to the Federal Travel Regulations and MCC travel policies and procedures to the same extent as MCC direct-hire employees.
12. Quote Submission Instructions to PSCs Candidates (Offerors)
In accordance with FAR 52.214-34 & 52.214-35, all submissions are to be in the English language and US Dollars. Submissions in other languages or monetary denominations shall not be considered.
This section is the basis for evaluating all Submissions. Offerors must separately address each listed qualification requirement and demonstrate how s/he meets each. Unless stated otherwise, all qualification elements will be weighted equally.
- Qualified individuals must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) before submission, either in “Active” or “Submitted” status. Award of a contract cannot occur until the registration is in “Active” status. The approval of your record in SAM may take a few weeks. Therefore, you must be registered in SAM before submission. Offerors without a SAM registration (neither “Active” nor “Submitted”) may be rejected. MCC will extract pertinent representations and certifications from the offeror’s SAM account.
- Submissions shall be formatted to fit on 8 ½ x 11” paper. Suggested margins are 1” all around and the font should be Calibri or Times New Roman, no larger than 12-point. Hourly rates shall not be mentioned anywhere in your submission other than on the Bio-Data Form (Addendum 3). It is the responsibility of the offeror to ensure that all pages are properly formatted to fit and that all information properly fits within the margins of each page.
- Qualified individuals must submit a completed and formally signed Bio-Data Form (Addendum 3). Typed signatures are not acceptable. Either physically sign or save the Bio-Data Form as a PDF and electronically sign it. Please ensure that you provide a current, valid e-mail address and telephone number for notification purposes. The Bio-Data Form must be fully completed including a proposed hourly rate & signed for the submission to be considered. A Bio-Data Form without a proposed hourly rate and/or signature may cause you to not be considered.
- Qualified individuals must submit a curriculum vitae or a resume, which clearly demonstrates their education, experience, knowledge, and skills and abilities as they relate to the qualification elements. Resume must indicate: the earliest possible start date for the offeror; as well as formal title, and duration (start date / end date) for each listed position. Resume is limited to 10 pages and must not contain a photo or any salary information.
- Describe your experience and knowledge in regards to the qualification requirements in no more than five pages. Clearly demonstrate how your prior experience is either relevant or directly related to the duties of this position as listed under Section 5. Duties. The responses should describe specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards you have received that are relevant to each factor. Cite specific examples where appropriate.
- Qualified individuals must submit at least three but no more than five professional references, who are not relatives or family members. Submitted references must include current information, as follows:
- Name of reference
- Offeror’s relationship to reference
- Title of reference at current job
- Reference current telephone number (work or personal)
- Reference e-mail address (work)
At least two references must be from direct supervisors (current or prior) who can provide information regarding the applicant’s knowledge and experience in the field of Environment and Social Performance. Preferably, the references should be from within the last 5 years of the applicant’s professional employment history.
- Submissions must be signed and received prior to the closing date and time specified above to be considered for this position. Only physically signed or electronic signature are permitted; typed signatures are not acceptable, e.g. “/s” or “[typed name of the offeror].”
- To ensure consideration of submissions for the intended position, please reference the position title and announcement number on the subject line of your submission email and on supporting documentation and any cover letter.
13. Response Deadline
Electronic submission is required. Mailed copies of any submission shall not be accepted. Electronic packages shall be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline stated on page 1 of this Combined Synopsis Solicitation. Submission shall reference the position title and the announcement number on the subject line of the e-mail.
MCC does not accept responsibility for delays in transmission or receipt of any submission. Offerors are responsible for submitting their package so as to reach the designated Government office by the closing date and time specified on page 1 of this Combined Synopsis Solicitation. Submissions received after the closing date and time will not be considered, unless there is acceptable evidence to establish that it was indeed received by the Government installation prior to the time and date specified in this announcement. Receipt of submissions in response to this announcement does not constitute an award commitment. The U.S. Government will not reimburse any costs incurred in the preparation of a submission. Any submission is at the sole risk of the offeror.
14. Question Deadline
Any questions regarding this announcement must be submitted in writing via email to MCCPSC@mcc.gov and email@example.com before the deadline as given on page 1 of this Combined Synopsis Solicitation.
15. Selection Process
a) Selection Process
In order to be considered for the requirement, an offeror must at a minimum meet the Required Qualifications listed above in Section 7. Qualifications. Consideration and selection will be based on a panel evaluation of the offeror’s qualifications. In addition to the materials listed above, offerors are strongly encouraged to write a cover letter, not to exceed one page, to highlight their suitability for this position. The cover letter is not required and is not accepted as the required written narrative.
All Submissions will be evaluated based on the documentation submitted, the offeror’s evidence of the above qualification requirements, performance in a potential discussion/negotiation session, if conducted, and information provided by references, if contacted. Please note that for evaluation purposes, MCC will take into consideration your proposed labor rate and any requested pay supplement in lieu of fringe benefits. All submissions will receive one of three scores for each of the required and desired qualifications: Does Not Meet, Meets, or Exceeds. MCC reserves the right to conduct interviews with the most qualified offerors and/or conduct a reference check on those individuals.
Offerors are strongly encouraged to ensure the work history portion thoroughly documents the duties, responsibilities and accomplishments that are directly related to this requirement in order to verify specialized experience. Errors or omissions may affect your evaluation.
The U.S. Government and MCC are not obligated to make any award or pay for any costs associated with the preparation and submission of a proposal in response to this announcement. Award of this contract is contingent on availability of funds. MCC reserves the right to not award any contract as a result of this announcement.
b) Evaluation Criteria
All quotes will be evaluated based on the evaluation factors listed below.
The following evaluation factors and sub-factors are listed in descending order of importance, starting with the most important:
- Technical Capability: Offerors must clearly demonstrate on the submitted CV or resume that she/he would satisfy the qualifications in accordance with Section 7. Qualifications to perform the duties in accordance with Section 5. Duties. Only those quotes that meet the required technical qualifications per Section 7. Qualifications will be considered. Candidates with desired qualifications will be given additional consideration.
- Past Performance: Offerors will be evaluated on 3 to 5 professional references for relevant work performed during the past three years. The Government will evaluate relevant work with successful performance.
The Government reserves the right to consider information from any other sources when evaluating the offeror’s past performance.
- Price: The Government will examine price quotes for reasonableness and completeness. Offerors are requested and encouraged to provide any discounted pricing.
The Bio-Data Form must be completed for the Price evaluation factor.
Except when it is determined in accordance with FAR 17.206(b) not to be in the Government’s best interests, the Government will evaluate Quotes for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. This includes options under FAR clause 52.217-8 Option to Extend Services, which applies to this solicitation. Evaluation of options under FAR 52.217-8 will be accomplished by using the prices offered for the last option period to determine the price for a 6-month option period, which will be added to the base and other option years to arrive at the total price. Evaluation of options will not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s).
c) Contract Award
This contract shall be awarded directly by MCC to an individual, not to a firm. The individual must have an active DUNS No. and “Active” status in the System for Award Management (SAM) for award.
d) Contract and Period of Performance
The successful offeror(s) may be offered a full-time, personal services type contract for a one-year base period plus 4 one-year option periods, based upon performance, agency requirements, and available funding.
The base period of performance shall be from date of award for 12 months. All option periods are exercised at the sole discretion of MCC. The contract will be for a full-time PSCs position with 10,435 total hours over the duration of the contract.
e) Place of Performance
Performance in Washington, DC USA.
See attachments for:
- Position Description
- Bio-Data Form
(End of Solicitation)