DD--Communication Equipment


Subject: DD--Communication Equipment
Solicitation Number: PR10054827
Notice Type: SOLICIT
NAICS: 517919
Set-Aside: Total Small Business
Notice Published: 11-24-21
Response Due: 12-08-21

Agency: STATE, DEPARTMENT OF
Office: STATE, DEPARTMENT OF
Contact: Name: Marketplace Support, Title: Marketplace Support, Phone: 1.877.933.3243, Fax: 703.422.7822, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Office Address: WASHINGTON, DC 20520
Place of Performance: See Statement of Work.


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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The solicitation number is PR10054827 and is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ), unless otherwise indicated herein. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2021-07. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 517919 with a small business size standard of $32.50M. This requirement is a Small Business Set-Aside and only qualified sellers may submit bids. The solicitation pricing on https://marketplace.unisonglobal.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted, and, unless otherwise displayed at https://marketplace.unisonglobal.com, will end on: 2021-12-08 16:00:00.0 Eastern Time. This time supersedes the Offers Due Time listed above. FOB Destination shall be in the Statement of Work. The DOS International Narcotics Law Enforcement Affairs - Department of State requires the following items, Brand Name or Equal, to the following: LI 001: Digital Two-Way Base Station Radio (with GPS) series mobile twoway radio, VHF (136-174MHZ), Power Output: Low Power 1- 25W/High Power 25-40W, 1000CH, includes Compact Microphone(RMN5052), Low Profile Trunnion (RLN6466), User Manual, Internal Speaker. Mototrbo DM4601 (DM4000 Series) or equal., 6, EA; LI 002: High Power Radio Power Supply 15A, 13.8VDC, input 220VAC with battery backup and charging capabilities (include power cable DC, AC line cord 3wr 220V). Model KPS-15A or equal, 6, EA; LI 003: 12V power cable to battery, 20 Ft. Part# HKN4192 or equal, 6, EA; LI 004: ANTENNA VHF 158-166 MHZ 6 db Fiberglass. Model Ant150F6-5 or equal, 6, EA; LI 005: Coaxial cable low loss 3/8' (Tessco Recorder # 59520). Part# LMR400 or equal, 600, EA; LI 006: Connector N Female Crimp LMR 400. Part # EZ 400-NF-X or eq, 10, EA; LI 007: Connector N Male Crimp LMR 400. Part # EZ 400-NMH-X or equal, 10, EA; LI 008: Detailed Service Manual Motorola DM4000 Series Digital Two-way Mobile DM4601 Radio or equal, 1, EA; LI 009: DMR Digital Mobile DM4601 Programming Cable Leads Ribless. Part# PMKN4016 or equal, 1, EA; LI 010: DMR Digital Mobile DM4601 Programming Software, CD Subscription or equal, 1, EA; LI 011: BNC Crimp Connector for RG-58 (0902105F01). Part# RFB-1106- 2ST or equal, 10, EA; LI 012: Digital Two-way Portable Radio (with GPS GOB PBE302HEGEx) series mobile two-way radio, VHF (136-174 MHZ), Power Output: Power 1-5 W. 1000CH, Factory installed option Board, IP Site Connect (Conventional multiple site Coverage), NNTN8129 2300 mAh (typical) Li-ion Battery, PMAD4127 VHF Helical Antenna (158 - 166 MHZ), Charger with Euro Plug, input supply 220V, User Manual. DP4601 MDH56JCNN9PA3AN (Mototrbo DM4000 Series) or equal, 25, EA; LI 013: mpress Li-ion 2250 mAh High Capacity Submersible Battery (Spare). Part# NNTN8129 or equal, 25, EA; LI 014: VHF/GPS Combination Stubby Antenna for (158 - 166 MHZ) Range. Part# PMAD4120 or equal, 25, EA; LI 015: Impress Multi-Unit (input supply 220V) Charger Euro Plug. Part# WPLN4215 or equal, 5, EA; LI 016: MOTOTRBO Portable Programming Cable. Part# PMKN4012 or equal., 1, EA; LI 017: MOTOTRBO Portable Programming, Test and Alignment Cable. Part# PMKN4013 or equal., 1, EA; LI 018: Impress Battery Fleet Management Software. Part# NNTN7980 or equal, 1, EA; LI 019: DMR Digital Mobile DP4601 Programming Software, CD Subscription or equal, 1, EA; LI 020: Detailed Service Manual Mototrbo DP4600 Series Digital Two-Way Portable DP4601 Radio or equal, 1, EA; LI 021: Digital Two-Way RADIO REPEATER, VHF (136-174MHZ), Power Output: 25-50W, 16CH, input 220Vac. Mototrbo DR3000 MDM27JQR9JA7AN or equal, 5, EA; LI 022: Repeater Backup Battery Cable. Motorola RKN4152A DR3000 or equal, 5, EA; LI 023: ANTENNA VHF 158-166 MHZ 6 db Fiberglass. Part # Ant150F6-5, 10, EA; LI 024: Coaxial cable low loss 3/8' (Tessco Recorder # 59520). Part# LMR400 or equal, 1000, EA; LI 025: Connector N FeMale Crimp LMR 400. Part # EZ 400-NF-X or equal, 20, EA; LI 026: Connector N Male Crimp LMR 400. Part # EZ 400-NMH-X or equal, 20, EA; LI 027: Installation, Upgrade & Service Manual for Motorola DR3000 or equal, 1, EA; LI 028: Programming Cable for VHF Motorola Repeater Station DR3000 or equal, 1, EA; LI 029: RSS Programming Software, CD for Motorola Repeater Station DR3000 or equal, 1, EA; LI 030: Base Station, 125W, 1.6-30 MHz, USB / LSB, 200 Channels, ALE, Digital Signal Processing, Large LCD, Superior Voice Quality, Front Mount The basic radio package includes as standard: hand microphone, DC cable, operator's manual 125 W Power Output PEP/Average, Variable Bandwidth, Built In Test, Equipment (BITE), Front Panel Control and Programming, Selectable Power Output, Operates On All 1.6 to 30 MHz Frequency Ranges, Built-in Digital Noise Blanking and Clarifier, Multi-Lingual Full Matrix Display With Enhanced Key-board, Security access codes for radio programming Multi-net ALE per MIL-STD 188-141B, GPS Interface (for adding internal or external GPS receiver), Accessory Port for Multiple Pointto-Point Communication, Interface for High Speed Data Modem (9600 bps or higher), Optional USB Communications Port for External Keyboard (Keyboard supplied by owner), Remote control via PC and ALE JITC Certified. MICOM-3F (M9OAMN0KV5-K) or equal, 6, EA; LI 031: 1.8 - 30 MHz, 150W PEP/Average broadband dipole antenna part# FAA5501 or equal, 6, EA; LI 032: Power Supply 110 / 220 VAC for MICOM 3F part# FPN5590 or equal, 8, EA; LI 033: 60 meters RF RG213 Cable with N Male and UHF Male Connector part# FKN4615 or equal, 8, EA; LI 034: APC Smart-UPS SRT 192V 5kVA and 6kVA RM Battery Pack part#SRT192RMBP or any updated model, 12, EA; LI 035: 7.5V 1800MAH Ni-MH BATTERY part#HNN9009 or equal, 150, EA; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested Offerers must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at https://marketplace.unisonglobal.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, DOS International Narcotics Law Enforcement Affairs - Department of State intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, Unison Marketplace. Unison Marketplace has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. DOS International Narcotics Law Enforcement Affairs - Department of State is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids. All responsible Offerers that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at https://marketplace.unisonglobal.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on https://marketplace.unisonglobal.com. Offerers that are not currently registered to use https://marketplace.unisonglobal.com should proceed to https://marketplace.unisonglobal.com to complete their free registration. Offerers that require special considerations or assistance may contact Marketplace Support at 1.877.933.3243 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Offerers may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on https://marketplace.unisonglobal.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the https://marketplace.unisonglobal.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive https://marketplace.unisonglobal.com process. Should Offerers require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or Marketplace Support at 1.877.933.3243 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of Unison Marketplace: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through Unison Marketplace in compliance with the Unison Marketplace Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. If this is a Brand Name Only procurement, Seller certifies that it is an authorized distributer of the brand name product being sold to the Department of State and that it has the certification/specialization level required by the manufacturer, to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with applicable manufacturer certification/specialization requirements. Unless otherwise specified, Seller warrants that the products are new and in their original box(es). In addition to providing pricing at www.UnisonMarketplace.com for this solicitation, each Offeror must provide any required, NON-PRICING responses (e.g. technical proposal, representations and certifications, etc.) so that they are received no later than the closing date and time for this solicitation; these shall be uploaded with the Offeror's bid via Unison Marketplace. This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award, pursuant to FAR 4.1102 and other applicable regulations and guidelines. Information can be found at www.sam.gov. Registration must be "ACTIVE" at the time of award. All Bids must be valid for 30 days from the closing date for this solicitation. No exceptions or qualifications. New equipment ONLY, NO grey market or refurbished products. Items must be in original packaging, never used, and not altered in any way. Components of the requested equipment, to include memory, must be manufacturer-approved and may not be compatible, remanufactured, or refurbished equipment. All items must be covered by manufacturers warranty and procured through a manufacturer approved distribution channel. Sellers must be able to document their ability to provide items through manufacturer approved distribution channels upon request. The Seller confirms to have sourced all products submitted in this Bid from manufacturer-approved channels for Federal sales, in accordance with all applicable laws and manufacturers current applicable policies at the time of purchase. Seller must be able to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with applicable manufacturer certification / specialization requirements. If software is provided or included, Seller shall, upon request, provide Buyer with a copy of the End User License Agreement. Seller certifies that all software is licensed originally to Buyer as the original licensee authorized to use the software. All bid prices must include shipping FOB Destination. No partial shipments are permitted, unless otherwise specified by Contracting Officer at time of award. To be considered for award, all Sellers must be manufacturer federally authorized distributors/resellers of the equipment/services they are offering with a demonstrated capability of delivering the entire order within the timeframes specified by the Buyer on the award. Sellers shall be required to provide documentation as proof of authorization to be considered for award. The Offeror shall not complete the representation at paragraph (d)(1) of this provision if the Offeror has represented that it does not provide covered telecommunications equipment or services as a part of its offered products or services to the Government in the performance of any contract, subcontract, or other contractual instrument in the provision at 52.204-26, Covered Telecommunications Equipment or ServicesRepresentation, or in paragraph (v) of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items. (a) Definitions. As used in this provision Backhaul, covered telecommunications equipment or services, critical technology, interconnection arrangements, reasonable inquiry, roaming, and substantial or essential component have the meanings provided in the clause 52.204-25, Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment. (b) Prohibition. (1) Section 889(a)(1)(A) of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (Pub. L. 115-232) prohibits the head of an executive agency on or after August 13, 2019, from procuring or obtaining, or extending or renewing a contract to procure or obtain, any equipment, system, or service that uses covered telecommunications equipment or services as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as critical technology as part of any system. Nothing in the prohibition shall be construed to (i)Prohibit the head of an executive agency from procuring with an entity to provide a service that connects to the facilities of a third-party, such as backhaul, roaming, or interconnection arrangements; or (ii)Cover telecommunications equipment that cannot route or redirect user data traffic or cannot permit visibility into any user data or packets that such equipment transmits or otherwise handles. (2) Section 889(a)(1)(B) of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (Pub. L. 115-232) prohibits the head of an executive agency on or after August 13, 2020, from entering into a contract or extending or renewing a contract with an entity that uses any equipment, system, or service that uses covered telecommunications equipment or services as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as critical technology as part of any system. This prohibition applies to the use of covered telecommunications equipment or services, regardless of whether that use is in performance of work under a Federal contract. Nothing in the prohibition shall be construed to (i)Prohibit the head of an executive agency from procuring with an entity to provide a service that connects to the facilities of a third-party, such as backhaul, roaming, or interconnection arrangements; or (ii)Cover telecommunications equipment that cannot route or redirect user data traffic or cannot permit visibility into any user data or packets that such equipment transmits or otherwise handles. (c) Procedures. The Offeror shall review the list of excluded parties in the System for Award Management (SAM) (https://www.sam.gov) for entities excluded from receiving federal awards for covered telecommunications equipment or services. (d) Representation. The Offeror represents that (1)It ? will, ? will not provide covered telecommunications equipment or services to the Government in the performance of any contract, subcontract or other contractual instrument resulting from this solicitation. The Offeror shall provide the additional disclosure information required at paragraph (e)(1) of this section if the Offeror responds will in paragraph (d)(1) of this section; and (2)After conducting a reasonable inquiry, for purposes of this representation, the Offeror represents that It ? does, ? does not use covered telecommunications equipment or services, or use any equipment, system, or service that uses covered telecommunications equipment or services. The Offeror shall provide the additional disclosure information required at paragraph (e)(2) of this section if the Offeror responds does in paragraph (d)(2) of this section. (e) Disclosures. (1) Disclosure for the representation in paragraph (d)(1) of this provision. If the Offeror has responded will in the representation in paragraph (d)(1) of this provision, the Offeror shall provide the following information as part of the offer: (i)For covered equipment (A)The entity that produced the covered telecommunications equipment (include entity name, unique entity identifier, CAGE code, and whether the entity was the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or a distributor, if known); (B)A description of all covered telecommunications equipment offered (include brand; model number, such as OEM number, manufacturer part number, or wholesaler number; and item description, as applicable); and (C)Explanation of the proposed use of covered telecommunications equipment and any factors relevant to determining if such use would be permissible under the prohibition in paragraph (b)(1) of this provision. (ii)For covered services (A)If the service is related to item maintenance: A description of all covered telecommunications services offered (include on the item being maintained: Brand; model number, such as OEM number, manufacturer part number, or wholesaler number; and item description, as applicable); or (B)If not associated with maintenance, the Product Service Code (PSC) of the service being provided; and explanation of the proposed use of covered telecommunications services and any factors relevant to determining if such use would be permissible under the prohibition in paragraph (b)(1) of this provision. (2) Disclosure for the representation in paragraph (d)(2) of this provision. If the Offeror has responded does in the representation in paragraph (d)(2) of this provision, the Offeror shall provide the following information as part of the offer: (i)For covered equipment (A)The entity that produced the covered telecommunications equipment (include entity name, unique entity identifier, CAGE code, and whether the entity was the OEM or a distributor, if known); (B)A description of all covered telecommunications equipment offered (include brand; model number, such as OEM number, manufacturer part number, or wholesaler number; and item description, as applicable); and (C)Explanation of the proposed use of covered telecommunications equipment and any factors relevant to determining if such use would be permissible under the prohibition in paragraph (b)(2) of this provision. (ii)For covered services (A)If the service is related to item maintenance: A description of all covered telecommunications services offered (include on the item being maintained: Brand; model number, such as OEM number, manufacturer part number, or wholesaler number; and item description, as applicable); or (B)If not associated with maintenance, the PSC of the service being provided; and explanation of the proposed use of covered telecommunications services and any factors relevant to determining if such use would be permissible under the prohibition in paragraph (b)(2) of this provision. (End of provision) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause Backhaul means intermediate links between the core network, or backbone network, and the small subnetworks at the edge of the network (e.g., connecting cell phones/towers to the core telephone network). Backhaul can be wireless (e.g., microwave) or wired (e.g., fiber optic, coaxial cable, Ethernet). Covered foreign country means The Peoples Republic of China. Covered telecommunications equipment or services means (1) Telecommunications equipment produced by Huawei Technologies Company or ZTE Corporation (or any subsidiary or affiliate of such entities); (2) For the purpose of public safety, security of Government facilities, physical security surveillance of critical infrastructure, and other national security purposes, video surveillance and telecommunications equipment produced by Hytera Communications Corporation, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Company, or Dahua Technology Company (or any subsidiary or affiliate of such entities); (3) Telecommunications or video surveillance services provided by such entities or using such equipment; or (4) Telecommunications or video surveillance equipment or services produced or provided by an entity that the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Director of National Intelligence or the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, reasonably believes to be an entity owned or controlled by, or otherwise connected to, the government of a covered foreign country. Critical technology means (1) Defense articles or defense services included on the United States Munitions List set forth in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations under subchapter M of chapter I of title 22, Code of Federal Regulations; (2) Items included on the Commerce Control List set forth in Supplement No. 1 to part 774 of the Export Administration Regulations under subchapter C of chapter VII of title 15, Code of Federal Regulations, and controlled- (i) Pursuant to multilateral regimes, including for reasons relating to national security, chemical and biological weapons proliferation, nuclear nonproliferation, or missile technology; or (ii) For reasons relating to regional stability or surreptitious listening; (3) Specially designed and prepared nuclear equipment, parts and components, materials, software, and technology covered by part 810 of title 10, Code of Federal Regulations (relating to assistance to foreign atomic energy activities); (4) Nuclear facilities, equipment, and material covered by part 110 of title 10, Code of Federal Regulations (relating to export and import of nuclear equipment and material); (5) Select agents and toxins covered by part 331 of title 7, Code of Federal Regulations, part 121 of title 9 of such Code, or part 73 of title 42 of such Code; or (6) Emerging and foundational technologies controlled pursuant to section 1758 of the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (50 U.S.C. 4817). Interconnection arrangements means arrangements governing the physical connection of two or more networks to allow the use of another's network to hand off traffic where it is ultimately delivered (e.g., connection of a customer of telephone provider A to a customer of telephone company B) or sharing data and other information resources. Reasonable inquiry means an inquiry designed to uncover any information in the entity's possession about the identity of the producer or provider of covered telecommunications equipment or services used by the entity that excludes the need to include an internal or third-party audit. Roaming means cellular communications services (e.g., voice, video, data) received from a visited network when unable to connect to the facilities of the home network either because signal coverage is too weak or because traffic is too high. Substantial or essential component means any component necessary for the proper function or performance of a piece of equipment, system, or service. (b) Prohibition. (1) Section 889(a)(1)(A) of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (Pub. L. 115-232) prohibits the head of an executive agency on or after August 13, 2019, from procuring or obtaining, or extending or renewing a contract to procure or obtain, any equipment, system, or service that uses covered telecommunications equipment or services as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as critical technology as part of any system. The Contractor is prohibited from providing to the Government any equipment, system, or service that uses covered telecommunications equipment or services as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as critical technology as part of any system, unless an exception at paragraph (c) of this clause applies or the covered telecommunication equipment or services are covered by a waiver described in FAR 4.2104. (2) Section 889(a)(1)(B) of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (Pub. L. 115-232) prohibits the head of an executive agency on or after August 13, 2020, from entering into a contract, or extending or renewing a contract, with an entity that uses any equipment, system, or service that uses covered telecommunications equipment or services as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as critical technology as part of any system, unless an exception at paragraph (c) of this clause applies or the covered telecommunication equipment or services are covered by a waiver described in FAR 4.2104. This prohibition applies to the use of covered telecommunications equipment or services, regardless of whether that use is in performance of work under a Federal contract. c) Exceptions. This clause does not prohibit contractors from providing (1) A service that connects to the facilities of a third-party, such as backhaul, roaming, or interconnection arrangements; or (2) Telecommunications equipment that cannot route or redirect user data traffic or permit visibility into any user data or packets that such equipment transmits or otherwise handles. (d) Reporting requirement. (1) In the event the Contractor identifies covered telecommunications equipment or services used as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as critical technology as part of any system, during contract performance, or the Contractor is notified of such by a subcontractor at any tier or by any other source, the Contractor shall report the information in paragraph (d)(2) of this clause to the Contracting Officer, unless elsewhere in this contract are established procedures for reporting the information; in the case of the Department of Defense, the Contractor shall report to the website at https://dibnet.dod.mil. For indefinite delivery contracts, the Contractor shall report to the Contracting Officer for the indefinite delivery contract and the Contracting Officer(s) for any affected order or, in the case of the Department of Defense, identify both the indefinite delivery contract and any affected orders in the report provided at https://dibnet.dod.mil. (2) The Contractor shall report the following information pursuant to paragraph (d)(1) of this clause (i) Within one business day from the date of such identification or notification: the contract number; the order number(s), if applicable; supplier name; supplier unique entity identifier (if known); supplier Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code (if known); brand; model number (original equipment manufacturer number, manufacturer part number, or wholesaler number); item description; and any readily available information about mitigation actions undertaken or recommended. (ii) Within 10 business days of submitting the information in paragraph (d)(2)(i) of this clause: any further available information about mitigation actions undertaken or recommended. In addition, the Contractor shall describe the efforts it undertook to prevent use or submission of covered telecommunications equipment or services, and any additional efforts that will be incorporated to prevent future use or submission of covered telecommunications equipment or services. (e) Subcontracts. The Contractor shall insert the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (e) and excluding paragraph (b)(2), in all subcontracts and other contractual instruments, including subcontracts for the acquisition of commercial items. (End of clause) To be considered for award, all vendors submitting bids for this requirement must self-certify conformance in their SAM.gov representations as required in FAR 52.204-24, FAR 52.204-25 and FAR 52.204-26 in accordance with FAR Interim Rule 2019-009. Vendors that fail to complete this self-certification or present with a record that does not reflect conformance at FAR 52.204-26 and FAR 52.212-3 (v) within SAM.gov will not be considered for award. (a) Definitions. As used in this provision, covered telecommunications equipment or services has the meaning provided in the clause 52.204-25, Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment. (b) Procedures. The Offeror shall review the list of excluded parties in the System for Award Management (SAM) (https://www.sam.gov) for entities excluded from receiving federal awards for covered telecommunications equipment or services. (c) Representation. The Offeror represents that it ? does, ? does not provide covered telecommunications equipment or services as a part of its offered products or services to the Government in the performance of any contract, subcontract, or other contractual instrument. (a) The Department of State's Advocate for Competition is responsible for assisting industry in removing restrictive requirements from Department of State solicitations and removing barriers to full and open competition and use of commercial items. If such a solicitation is considered competitively restrictive or does not appear properly conducive to competition and commercial practices, potential offerors are encouraged first to contact the contracting officer for the solicitation. If concerns remain unresolved, contact: (a) Definitions. As used in this provision: Foreign person means any person other than a United States person as defined below. United States person means any United States resident or national (other than an individual resident outside the United States and employed by other than a United States person), any domestic concern (including any permanent domestic establishment of any foreign concern), and any foreign subsidiary or affiliate (including any permanent foreign establishment) of any domestic concern which is controlled in fact by such domestic concern, as provided under the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended. (b) Certification. By submitting this offer, the offeror certifies that it is not: (1) Taking or knowingly agreeing to take any action, with respect to the boycott of Israel by Arab League countries, which Section 8(a) of the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (50 U.S.C. 2407(a)) prohibits a United States person from taking; or, (2) Discriminating in the award of subcontracts on the basis of religion. (End of provision) All offers/bids submitted in response to this solicitation must address the approach for completing the security plan and certification and accreditation requirements as required by the clause at 652.239-71, Security Requirements for Unclassified Information Technology Resources. (End of provision) (a) General. The Contractor shall be responsible for information technology (IT) security, based on Department of State (DOS) risk assessments, for all systems connected to a Department of State (DOS) network or operated by the Contractor for DOS, regardless of location. This clause is applicable to all or any part of the contract that includes information technology resources or services in which the Contractor has physical or electronic access to DOS's information that directly supports the mission of DOS. The term information technology, as used in this clause, means any equipment, including telecommunications equipment, that is used in the automatic acquisition, storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, or reception of data or information. This includes both major applications and general support systems as defined by OMB Circular A-130. Examples of tasks that require security provisions include: (1) Hosting of DOS e-Government sites or other IT operations; (2) Acquisition, transmission or analysis of data owned by DOS with significant replacement cost should the Contractor's copy be corrupted; and (3) Access to DOS general support systems/major applications at a level beyond that granted the general public; e.g., bypassing a firewall. (b) IT Security Plan. The Contractor shall develop, provide, implement, and maintain an IT Security Plan. This plan shall describe the processes and procedures that will be followed to ensure appropriate security of IT resources that are developed, processed, or used under this contract. The plan shall describe those parts of the contract to which this clause applies. The Contractor's IT Security Plan shall comply with applicable Federal laws that include, but are not limited to, 40 U.S.C. 11331, the Federal Information Security Manag...