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Solicitation Number: 140P4319Q0035
Notice Type: SOLICIT
NAICS: 541410
Set-Aside: Total Small Business
Notice Published: 07-11-19
Response Due: 08-12-19

Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: National Park Service
Contact: Maison, Cheryl
Office Address: NPS, NER - NE MABO
Boston National Historical Park
Charlestown Navy Yard
Building I-1

Place of Performance: Lowell National Historical Park
67 Kirk Street

Related Notices:
        07-25-19 MOD
        08-05-19 MOD
        08-10-19 MOD
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial services prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is 140P4319Q0035 and is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ) in accordance with the requirements of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items, using the procedures of FAR Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures, and FAR Part 37, Service Contracting.
The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2019-06 dated May 6, 2019. The FAC and FAR are available at https://www.acquisition.gov/FAR. This is solicited as Full and Open Competition after Exclusion of Sources: Set-Asides for Small Business Concerns (Total Small Business Set-Aside) under NAICS Code 541410 Interior Design Services, with a U. S. Small Business Administration size standard of $7.5 million. The U.S. Department of Labor Service Contract Labor Standards Wage Determination, Decision Number 2015-4035, Revision 11 dated April 25, 2019 (Attachment C) is applicable to this combined synopsis/solicitation.

Questions shall be submitted via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Quotations shall be submitted electronically to Cheryl Maison at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and are due on August 12, 2019 at 5:00PM local prevailing time. The Government anticipates awarding a Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) purchase order resulting from this RFQ to the responsible quoter whose offer, conforming to the RFQ, will be most advantageous to the Government considering price and the technical factors in the enclosed addendum to 52.212-1.

Place of Performance: Lowell National Historical Park, Mogan Cultural Center, Lowell, Massachusetts.

The period of performance is 18 months from date of award.

The contractor shall furnish all labor, materials, supplies, equipment, services, travel, transportation and supervision necessary to provide a new exhibit plan and design for the Mogan Cultural Center located in the Lowell National Historical Park, Lowell, Massachusetts.

An organized sit visit is not planned. The Mogan Cultural Center is open to the public 11:00AM to 5:00PM.

The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial, applies to this acquisition.

Offerors are advised to include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items, with their offer.

The clause at 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition.

The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes Or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following FAR clauses are cited: 52.204-10, 52.209-6, 52.219-6, 52.219-13, 52.219-14, 52.219-28, 52.222-3, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.222-41, 52.222-42, 52.222-50, 52.222-55, 52.222-62, 52.223-18, 52.225-13, and 52.232-33.

The following clauses apply to this acquisition: 52.204-9, 52.204-18, 52.222-42, 52.223-5, 52.227-17, 52.223-17, 52.232-39, 52.232-40, 52.233-3, 52.233-4, 52.237-2, 52.245-1, 52.246-4, and 52.252.2.

The following provisions apply to this acquisition: 52.203-18, 52.204-7, 52.204-16, 52.204-22, 52.209-2, 52.209-11, 52.212-2, 52.225-25, 52.237-1 and 52.252-1.


(a) The Contracting Officer is the only individual authorized to enter into or terminate this contract, modify any term or condition of this contract, waive any requirement of this contract, or accept nonconforming work.

(b) The Contracting Officer will designate a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) at time of award. The COR will be responsible for technical monitoring of the contractor's performance and deliveries. The COR will be appointed in writing, and a copy of the appointment will be furnished to the Contractor. Changes to this delegation will be made by written changes to the existing appointment or by issuance of a new appointment.

(c) The COR is not authorized to perform, formally or informally, any of the following actions:

(1) Promise, award, agree to award, or execute any contract, contract modification, or notice of intent that changes or may change this contract;
(2) Waive or agree to modification of the delivery schedule;
(3) Make any final decision on any contract matter subject to the Disputes Clause;
(4) Terminate, for any reason, the Contractor's right to proceed;
(5) Obligate in any way, the payment of money by the Government.

(d) The Contractor shall comply with the written or oral direction of the Contracting Officer or authorized representative(s) acting within the scope and authority of the appointment memorandum. The Contractor need not proceed with direction that it considers to have been issued without proper authority. The Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer in writing, with as much detail as possible, when the COR has taken an action or has issued direction (written or oral) that the Contractor considers to exceed the COR's appointment, within 3 days of the occurrence. Unless otherwise provided in this contract, the Contractor assumes all costs, risks, liabilities, and consequences of performing any work it is directed to perform that falls within any of the categories defined in paragraph (c) prior to receipt of the Contracting Officer's response issued under paragraph (e) of this clause.

(e) The Contracting Officer shall respond in writing within 30 days to any notice made under paragraph (d) of this clause. A failure of the parties to agree upon the nature of a direction, or upon the contract action to be taken with respect thereto, shall be subject to the provisions of the Disputes clause of this contract.

(f) The Contractor shall provide copies of all correspondence to the Contracting Officer and the COR.

(g) Any action(s) taken by the Contractor, in response to any direction given by any person acting on behalf of the Government or any Government official other than the Contracting Officer or the COR acting within his or her appointment, shall be at the Contractor's risk.
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1452.228-70 LIABILITY INSURANCE (JUL 1996)

(a) The Contractor shall procure and maintain during the term of this contract and any extension thereof liability insurance in form satisfactory to the Contracting Officer by an insurance company which is acceptable to the Contracting Officer. The named insured parties under the policy shall be the Contractor and the United States of America. The amounts of the insurance shall be not less than as follows:

Insurance Schedule (General):

1. Workman's Compensation and Employer Liability Insurance: Compliance with applicable Federal and State Worker's Compensation and Occupational Disease Statutes shall be required. Employer liability coverage in the minimum amount of: $100,000.

2. General/Professional Liability Insurance: Bodily injury liability insurance minimum amount of $1,000,000 per occurrence.

3. Automobile Liability Insurance: This insurance shall be required on the comprehensive form of the policy and shall provide for bodily injury and property damage liability covering the operation of all automobiles used in connection with performing the contract. The minimum limits of $200,000 per person and $500,000 per occurrence for bodily injury and $100,000 per occurrence for property damage shall be required.

b) Each policy shall have a certificate evidencing the insurance coverage. The insurance company shall provide an endorsement to notify the Contracting Officer 30 days prior to the effective date of cancellation or termination of the policy or certificate; or modification of the policy or certificate which may adversely affect the interest of the Government in such insurance. The certificate shall identify the contract number, the name and address of the Contracting Officer, as well as the insured, the policy number and a brief description of contract services to be performed. The contractor shall furnish the Contracting Officer with a copy of an acceptable insurance certificate prior to beginning the work.
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(a) The following personnel are considered essential to the work being performed hereunder:

Name Position/Labor Category
[Offeror fill in names of proposed key personnel.]

(b) The Contractor must notify the Contracting Officer prior to any changes in key personnel. The Contractor must provide a detailed explanation of the circumstances necessitating the proposed substitutions, complete resumes for the proposed substitutes, and any additional information requested by the Contracting Officer. Proposed substitutes must possess qualifications comparable to the original key person, as well as satisfying any minimum standards set forth elsewhere in the
solicitation/contract. The Contracting Officer will advise the Contractor as to the acceptability of the proposed substitutes within 15 calendar days after receipt of all required information of the decision on substitutions. The list of key personnel may be modified from time to time during the course of the contract, by mutual agreement of the parties.

(c) If the services performed by key personnel do not conform to contract requirements or jeopardize successful performance of the contract, the Government may require the Contractor to remove the individual within five working days.
(End of clause)

DOI ELECTRONIC INVOICING Electronic Invoicing and Payment Requirements - Invoice Processing Platform (IPP) (April 2013)

Payment requests must be submitted electronically through the U. S. Department of the Treasury's Invoice Processing Platform System (IPP).

"Payment request" means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment by the Contractor. To constitute a proper invoice, the payment request must comply with the requirements identified in the applicable Prompt Payment clause included in the contract, or the clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items included in commercial item contracts. The IPP website address is: https://www.ipp.gov.

- Under this contract, the following documents are required to be submitted as an attachment to the IPP invoice: Invoice on company letterhead.

The Contractor must use the IPP website to register, access and use IPP for submitting requests for payment. The Contractor Government Business Point of Contact (as listed in SAM) will receive enrollment instructions via email from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (FRBB) within 3 - 5 business days of the contract award date. Contractor assistance with enrollment can be obtained by contacting the IPP Production Helpdesk via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (866) 973-3131.

If the Contractor is unable to comply with the requirement to use IPP for submitting invoices for payment, the Contractor must submit a waiver request in writing to the Contracting Officer with its proposal or quotation.
(End of Template)

LOC-DOI Agency Protests (NOV 2007)

(a) Interested parties may request an independent review at a level above the Contracting Officer of protests filed directly with the agency. This review is available as an alternative to consideration of the protest by the Contracting Officer or as an appeal of the Contracting Officer's response to the protest. An interested party may:

(1) Protest to the Contracting Officer;

(2) Protest directly to the Bureau Procurement Chief without first protesting to the Contracting Officer; or

(3) Appeal a contracting officers decision to the Bureau Procurement Chief.

(b) Requests for Bureau Procurement Chief review should be addressed to:

Beth Walden-McCabe (Acting),
Bureau Procurement Chief
National Park Service
Washington Contracting Office
12795 W. Alameda Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80228

(c) Requesting independent agency review will not extend the Government Accountability Offices (GAO) timeliness requirements. Any subsequent protest to the GAO must be filed within ten days of knowledge of initial adverse agency action (see 4 CFR 21.2(a)(3).)
(End of Clause)


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