Writing Statement of Work Training

Subject: Writing Statement of Work Training
Solicitation Number: N0017421R0043
Notice Type: SOLICIT
NAICS: 611430
Notice Published: 02-25-21
Response Due: 03-12-21

Agency: Department of the Navy
Contact: Lois Taylor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ph: (301) 744-6687
Office Address: INDIAN HEAD, MD 20640-1533
Place of Performance: Indian Head, MD 20640

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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items 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; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number for this procurement is N00174-21-R-0043 and this is a Request For Quotation (RFQ). A statement that the solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-77. This announcement will be issued as a combined synopsis/solicitation. The anticipated award will be a Firm Fixed Price Contract; the award will be made based on the lowest price. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 611430. The SB size standard for this code is $12,000,000.00. CLIN0001 Base Year Writing SOWs Training, Virtual (per below Statement of Work) -2 consecutive days 1 course per year CLIN0002 Option Year I - Writing SOWs Training, On-site (per below Statement of Work) -2 consecutive days 1 course per year CLIN0003 Option Year I Travel, Not-to-Exceed 1 per year (per below Statement of Work) CLIN0004 Option Year II - Writing SOWs Training, On-site (per below Statement of Work) -2 consecutive days 1 course per year CLIN0005 Option Year II Travel, Not-to-Exceed1 per year (per below Statement of Work) CLIN0006 Option Year III - Writing SOWs Training, On-site (per below Statement of Work) -2 consecutive days 1 course per year CLIN0007 Option Year III Travel, Not-to-Exceed 1 per year (per below Statement of Work) CLIN0008 Option Year IV - Writing SOWs Training, On-site (per below Statement of Work) -2 consecutive days 1 course per year CLIN009 - Option Year IV Travel, Not-to-Exceed 1 per year (per below Statement of Work) All items shall be delivered FOB Destination. Provision at FAR 52.212-1, Instruction to Offerors Commercial Items applies to this acquisition. The following addenda is provided to this provision: Request for Quotation should be submitted and shall contain the following information: Solicitation Number; Time Specified for receipt of offers; Name; Address; Telephone Number of Offeror; Terms of the expressed warranty; Price, Payment terms, Any discount terms, F.O.B. destination, CAGE code, DUNS number, Tax ID number and acknowledgement of all solicitation amendments. Quotes must indicate quantity, unit price and total amount. Offerors that fail to furnish the required information, or reject the terms and conditions of the solicitation may be excluded from consideration. FAR 52.212-3 Alt 1 Offerors Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-4 Contract terms and conditions-Commercial Items; FAR 52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions incorporated by reference; DFARS 252.204-7004 Central Contractor Registrations(52.204-7) Alternate A; FAR 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons; FAR 52.212-5 Contract terms and Conditions required to implement statutes or executive orders-Commercial Items; FAR 52.209-6 -- Protecting the Governments Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed FAR 52.211-6, Brand Name or Equal applies to this acquisition.; FAR 52.219-4 -- Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns; FAR 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside; FAR 52.219-28 Post-Award Small Business Program Representation; FAR 52.222-3 -- Convict Labor; FAR 52.222-19 Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies, FAR 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; FAR 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity; FAR 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving; FAR 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons; FAR 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases, FAR 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Central Contractor Registration. FAR 52.252-2 Clauses incorporated by reference; DFARS 252.203-7000 Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials; DFARS 252.212-7001 Contract terms and conditions required to implement statutes or executive orders applicable to Defense Acquisitions of commercial items, DFARS 252.225-7001 Buy American Act and Balance of Payments Program, DFARS 252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests. Statement of Work For Writing Statements of Work Training BACKGROUND: The Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Division (NSWC IHD) is committed to offering career enhancing training for its employees. The Workforce Development (WFD) Branch is responsible for coordinating employee training and career development opportunities. The Statement of Work (SOW) can make or break an acquisition. Writing an effective SOW is essential to achieving best value, best contractor and best outcome for all requirements. SCOPE OF WORK: The purpose of this training is to provide full service, instructor led Writing Statements of Work training to a maximum of 25 Civilian Government employees per class. The training content should provide information covering how to determine the actual requirements, putting those requirements into the SOW format, best practices, recognizing the impact your work has on cost, schedule and quality, and examining a SOW from a contractors perspective. Additional course topics should include but not be limited to: the importance of a SOW, relationship of the SOW to the solicitation, SOW development process and outcomes, determining the real requirement, describing the Work in Detail, decomposing the work, identifying required skills and resources, determining deliverables, SOW types, SOW format, avoiding ambiguities, writing tips, and responding to contractor questions. Participants will complete the course equipped with the ability to write a SOW that reflects actual requirements, elicits competitive proposals, and guides contractor performance. DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENTS: The Writing SOW course shall provide employees with a greater understanding to identify essential SOW components and their interrelationship, specify deliverables including hardware, software, technical data, and reports, conduct market research, importance of language, developing evaluation factors (if required), contract SOW vs a project SOW, the questions to begin a SOW, principles of writing a SOW, recognize mistakes of incorrect, confusing or misconstrued narratives, and use simple approaches. The training shall be held either virtually using MS Teams (or another Navy approved virtual platform) for the base year (or until COVID restrictions are lifted) and on-site at a Government specified location for the additional contract years. The Contractor shall conduct the Writing SOW training one (1) time per year. Each course shall accommodate up to 25 employees. The length of the course should be two (2) consecutive days, up to eight (8) hours each day and should offer the option for participants to join by remote access when required. Specific dates will be agreed upon by the Government TPOC (listed below) and the Contractor. The contractor shall provide learning materials which should consist of workbooks, handouts and quick reference guides for each participant, up to 25 maximum per course in accordance with Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) A001. LOCATION: The majority of the in-person courses shall be conducted virtually or on-site at NSWC IHD, Indian Head/Stump Neck, MD however, several courses during the full contract POP shall be offered virtually or on-site at our Picatinny, NJ location. The building locations are to be determined for each location. EVALUATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS: The Contractor shall provide course evaluation forms/surveys at the end of each course, allowing participants to provide comments regarding the course and make recommendations for improvements (Contract Data Requirement List (CDRL) A001). The Contractor shall provide a summary of the information contained on the individual evaluation forms/surveys to the Government TPOC listed below upon completion of each course (CDRL A001). The Contractor shall deliver certificates to each participant upon completion of each course which state at a minimum; the name of each participant, course title, and the date the course was completed (CDRL A001). PERFORMANCE PERIOD: The Contractor shall have a curriculum ready to deliver training and services within 60 days of contract award date. The period of performance shall be for one (1) base year and four (4) option years. The base and each option year shall consist of 365 days. GOVERNMENT FURNISHED MATERIAL: The WFD Branch will provide all facilitation supplies. Facilitation supplies include LCD projector, flip chart or dry erase board, and markers (if required). USE OF GOVERNMENT FACILITY: The Government is responsible for providing the facility to accommodate the students and training instruction. SECURITY: The Contractor will ensure that all instructors are able to gain access to NSWC IHD and Picatinny locations to instruct the course. Instructors must be U.S. citizens and must possess the required documentation to gain access. 10. GOVERNMENT TECHNICAL POINT OF CONTACT: Christine Rose, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 301-744-1733. Points of contact: Contract Specialist/Administrator: Michelle Taylor, Civ, Telephone: (301) 744-6687 E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. IMPORTANT NOTICES: 1) RFQ submission must be in accordance with solicitation; 2) Offerors must be registered in the System for Award Management SAM to be eligible for award (Ref. DFARS 252.204-7004, Required Central contractor Registration); 3) All Amendments, if applicable, must be acknowledged; 4) Questions/clarification regarding this solicitation must be submitted via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday 04 March 2021 will be accepted. Response Time- Request for Quotation will be accepted not later than 1700 (5:00 p.m.) Eastern Standard Time on 12 March 2021. All quotes must be marked with RFQ number and title.