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amendment 6973GH-18-R-00014-0006 12/22/2017 12:41 PM
amendment 6973GH-18-R-00014-0005 12/13/2017 16:41 PM
amendment 6973GH-18-R-00014-0004 12/04/2017 14:11 PM
amendment 6973GH-18-R-00014-0003 11/29/2017 15:47 PM
amendment 6973GH-18-R-00014-0002 11/29/2017 10:47 AM
checkmark   amendment 6973GH-18-R-00014-0001 11/06/2017 15:52 PM
original 6973GH-18-R-00014 10/25/2017 15:27 PM
 
Title Airman Certificate Testing Services (ACTS)
Announcement Type Request for Offer - SIR
Date Posted 11/06/2017
Date Closed 11/30/2017 02:00 PM
Solicitation / Contract # 6973GH-18-R-00014-0001
Contact
Name / Organization Bill White / AAQ-811
Region Issuing Office AC - Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (Oklahoma City, OK)
Phone / Email 405-954-8238 / bill.white@faa.gov
Details
Set-Aside n/a
NAICS Code 611710 -- Educational Support Services
Classification Code U -- Education & training services
Procurement Method Commercial/Simplified
Region(s) of Performance AC - Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (Oklahoma City, OK)
Abstract NOTE: AMENDMENT 0001 IS ISSUED TO EXTEND THE PROPOSAL DUE DATE FROM 5:00 PM, NOVEMBER 30, 2017 TO 5:00 PM, JANUARY 3, 2018.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. ALL QUESTIONS MUST BE IN WRITING AND EITHER MAILED OR EMAILED TO THE CONTRACTING SPECIALIST BY 2 PM (CT), NOVEMBER 08, 2017.

REQUEST FOR QUOTE FOR AIRMAN CERTIFICATE TESTING SERVICES

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Airman Testing Standards Branch (AFS-630), Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (MMAC) is seeking proposals from sources capable of providing the following services in accordance with the attached Scope of Work titled “Airman Certificate Testing Service (ACTS)”:

1. development, assessment, maintenance and enhancement of test items, exams and supplementary test materials with automated tools and academic expertise, and
2. web-based delivery of 150,000 airman exams a year at proctored domestic locations that provide the same geographic coverage  as current testing locations found in Section 8.2.3.3 of the Statement of Work (SOW), attached; as well as 2,500 exams a year at international, military and ad-hoc test sites.

It is anticipated that a zero (0) dollar contract award will be awarded to meet this requirement.  The successful Vendor will assume the responsibility for the airman knowledge testing requirements in the SOW on a no-cost basis to the Federal Government.  The Vendor will not be reimbursed by the Federal Government for fees, costs, or any other charge or expense.  The Vendor will be expected to cover its costs and any profit by charging reasonable testing fees to applicants.  The FAA reserves the right to set a maximum testing fee, which is $160 per test, for this contract.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) contemplates award of a firm-fixed price type contract with a term of a three (3) Year Base Period and seven (7) one (1) Year Option Periods as a result of this solicitation.

In accordance with AMS T3.2.2-3, past performance will be evaluated during source selection to ensure award to contractors with acceptable past performance on similar contracts.  Your attention is directed to SIR/RFO, Section L, Provision L.5, for instructions for preparation and submission of proposals.  Past performance documentation must be submitted or the proposal may be rejected as technically unacceptable.

This requirement is an open competition for all businesses.  The NAICS code applicable to this requirement 611710, Educational Support Services, with a size standard of $15 Million.

Vendors must submit proof of registration in the System for Award Management (SAM), www.sam.gov, and, if applicable, a copy of their SBA 8(a) certification letter.

All responses to this RFQ must be received by 2:00 PM CT, November 30, 2017. The FAA prefers that all submittals, including attachments, be submitted electronically to the following:

Email: bill.white@faa.gov

If email is your method of submission, please include "6973GH-18-R-00014 - Airman Certificate Testing Services (ACTS)” in the subject line of your email. Information provided will not be released but please mark “PROPRIETARY" on all documents submitted.  If you cannot respond electronically, please send ONE hard copy or USB memory stick by the indicated deadline to:

Mail: Federal Aviation Administration
Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center
Attn: Bill White, AAQ-811 MPB Room 302
6500 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73169

Any responses received after 2:00 p.m. CT, November 30, 2017, may not be considered in accordance with AMS provision 3.2.2.3-14, Late Submissions, Modifications, and Withdrawals of Submittals, incorporated by reference in the solicitation.  If all requested information is not furnished, the vendor's response may be determined ineligible.

As the FAA does not utilize sealed bidding contracting techniques, a public bid opening will not be held.

Potential offerors should note that the FAA reserves the right to communicate with one or more offerors at any time during the SIR process.

This SIR/RFO is not to be construed as a contract or a commitment of any kind.  The Government shall not be liable for payment of any costs attributed to the preparation and submission of proposals.

Inquiries regarding this SIR/RFO should be directed to the Contract Specialist, Bill White, bill.white@faa.gov.

Respondents are encouraged to review all attached documents prior to responding. If you are viewing this announcement through Fed Biz Ops (www.fbo.gov) the attachments may not be available/viewable to you. If so, please proceed to the FAA's Contract Opportunities Website at https://faaco.faa.gov to obtain the attachments.

This Notice is for informational purposes for Minority, Women-Owned and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises: The Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, has a program to assist small businesses, small businesses owned and controlled by a socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, and women-owned concerns to acquire short- term working capital assistance for transportation-related contracts. Loans are available under the DOT Short Term Lending Program (STLP) at prime interest rates to provide accounts receivable financing. The maximum line of credit is $750,000. For further information and applicable forms concerning the STLP, call the OSDBU at (800) 532-1169.
Attachments Attachment Symbol SIR 6973GH-18-R-00014 (.pdf)     (327 KB)
Attachment Symbol ACTS SOW - 10-03-2017 (.pdf)     (2.49 MB)
Attachment Symbol Past Performance Information Form (.pdf)     (13 KB)
Attachment Symbol PAST PERFORMANCE QUESTIONNAIRE (.pdf)     (34 KB)
Attachment Symbol 6973GH-18-R-00014 - Amendment 0001 (.pdf)     (83 KB)