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Overview Information

for

1
-
Step Broad Agency Announcements

Federal Agency Name:

Air Force Research Laboratory,
AFRL/
RB, Air Vehicles

Directorate

Broad Agency Announcement Title:
Short Term Aerospace Research & Development Program
(STAR
-
DP)

Broad Agency
Announcement Type
: This is the initial announcement.

Broad Agency Announcement Number:
09
-
04

PKV

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number(s):

Not applicable.


Proposal Due Date and Time
:
Monday
,
16

November

200
9
,

3
:00 pm Eastern Standard T
ime
(EST)
.

NOTE: Proposal receipt after the due date and time shall be governed by the provisions
of FAR 52.215
-
1(c)(3).

It should be noted that this installation observes strict security procedures to
enter the facility. These security procedures are N
OT considered an interruption of normal
Government processes, and proposals received after the above stated date and time as a result of
security delays will be considered “late.” Furthermore, note that if offerors utilize commercial carriers
in the deliv
ery of proposals, they may not honor time
-
of
-
day delivery guarantees on military
installations. Early proposal submission is encouraged.


Solicitation Request:

Air Force Research Laboratory,
AFRL/
RB

Air Vehicles
Directorate
, Wright
Research Site is solic
iting technical and cost proposals on the research effort described below.
Proposals should be addressed to the Contracting Point of Contact (POC) stated in Section
VI
I

of the
Full Text Announcement. This is an unrestricted solicitation. Small businesse
s are encouraged to
propose on all or any part of this solicitation. The NAICS Code for this acquisition is
541712
, and
the small business size standard is
500
employees
.
Proposals submitted shall be in accordance
with this announcement.
There will be n
o other solicitation issued in regard to this requirement
.
Offerors should be alert for any BAA amendments that may permit extensions to the proposal
submission date.

On
-
line Representations and Certifications:
Potential offerors are notified that effec
tive 01 Jan
2005 to be eligible for an award, they must submit annual Electronic Representations and
Certifications, otherwise known as On
-
line Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA)
via the Business Partner Network (BPN) at
http://www.bpn.gov/orca
. These FAR level
representations and certifications are required in addition to the representations and certifications
specific to this acquisition. Before submitting the Electronic Representations and Certif
ications,
contractors must be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) Database. On
-
line
registration instructions can be accessed from the DISA CCR home page at
http://www.ccr.gov/


Type of Contract/Inst
rument
:
Indefinite
-
Delivery
,

Indefinite
-
Quantity (
ID
/
IQ
)

Contract
, Cost Type
(Cost Reimbursement

or
Cost Plus Fixed Fee
) task orders.

Estimated Program Cost
:
$ 24.5
M



Anticipated Number of Awards:

The government anticipates issuing
one basic contract awar
d
and one task order for this announcement
.
There are
four key

technology areas
, c
ontractor
must

propose on
all
four
areas.

Brief Program Summary:
This BAA is soliciting proposals for the
Air Vehicles

Directorate
Short
Term Aerospace
Research and Develop
ment
Program
(
STAR
-
DP
).
The objective of the STAR
-
DP
effort is to provide short term research and development in AFRL/RB key technology areas for the
Air Vehicles Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright
-
Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
Once ope
rational, “short turnaround” cycle time is considered to be task initiation less than 21
calendar days following contractor receipt of the request for work. This effort covers four key
technology areas: aeronautical sciences, structural sciences, control
sciences and vehicle
integration. Offeror’s capability in the technology disciplines listed above should extend across all
speed ranges and vehicle types from micro air vehicles flying at very slow speeds to space
operational vehicles flying at hypersonic

speeds.

Address technical questions to:


Dr. José A. Camberos
,

2130 Eighth

Street
,

AFRL/RB Bldg 45,
Wright
-
Patterson AFB OH 45433
-
7251
;
jose.camberos@wpafb.af.mil

(937) 255
-
4875.

Address contracting questio
ns to:
Brad Kneisly
, 2310 8
th

Street, Building 167, W
right
-
Patterson
AFB

OH 45433
-
7801
;

brad.kneisly@wpafb.af.mil

(937) 656
-
9027.




Full Text Announcement

Table of Contents

I.

Program/Technical Description:

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................................
................................
.......

4

II.

Requirements

................................
................................
.......................

Error! Bookmark not defined.

III.

Award Information

................................
................................
................................
..............................

11

IV.

Eligibility Information

................................
................................
................................
........................

11

V.

Proposal and Submission Information

................................
................................
.........................

12

VI.

Proposal Review Information

................................
................................
................................
..........

15

VII.

Award Administration Information

................................
................................
..............................

17

VIII.

Agency Contacts

................................
................................
................................
................................
....

17

IX.

Other Information

................................
................................
................................
................................

17


VII.

Attachments

1.

Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL), DD Form 1423




Full Text Announcement

I.

Program
/Technical

Description:

Air Force Research Laboratory,
AFRL/
RB

Air Vehicles
Directorate,

is soliciting t
echnical and
cost proposals on the following research effort:

1.

Basic Contract

Statement of Objectives
: The objective of the STAR
-
DP effort is to provide
short term research and development in AFRL/RB key technology areas for the Air Vehicles
Directorate, Ai
r Force Research Laboratory,
Wright
-
Patterson Air Force Base,
Ohio. Once
operational, “short turnaround” cycle time is considered to be task initiation less than 21
calendar days following contractor receipt of the request for work. This effort covers fo
ur
key technology areas: aeronautical sciences, structural sciences, control sciences and
vehicle integration. Offeror’s capability in the technology disciplines listed above should
extend across all
key technical areas and
speed ranges and vehicle types
from micro air
vehicles flying at very slow speeds to space operational vehicles flying at hypersonic speeds.

Offerors are expected to provide research and development to examine the technical challenges
for air vehicle concepts, such as (for example) high

speed vehicles for survivable ISR and long
-
range strike; hypersonic vehicles for space access and rapid global strike; miniature air vehicles
for close
-
in sensing in a multi
-
layer sensing environment. Associated studies and analyses
would include aerodyn
amic, stability and control, weight estimates, structural layout,
propulsion integration, and performance analyses for technology assessment and multi
-
disciplinary design and analysis activities. Research and development may also be required to
address ai
r vehicle sustainment and condition
-
based
-
maintenance & structural integrity issues,
flow control devices, store separation at all speed regimes, and cooperative/intelligent control
for all these vehicle applications.

The Air Vehicles Directorate
’s

four ma
in core technical competencies (CTC
s
)

include
:
Aeronautical Sciences, Structural Sciences, Control Sciences, and Vehicle Integration. Each CTC
has several sub
-
CTCs, briefly described as follows:

1.1.


Aeronautical Sciences
:

a.

High
-
Fidelity Computational Simulat
ion

Computational simulation requires an understanding of complex flow fields about current
and future air vehicles, weapons systems, sub
-
systems, and components. The competency
focuses on accurately solving the mathematical equations that govern fluid dy
namics, flow
field acoustics, plasmas, and electromagnetic radiation. It also involves the ability to
develop advanced software applications that can run efficiently and accurately on modern
large
-
scale supercomputing platforms. It requires a thorough un
derstanding of the
numerical and physical aspects of the simulated physics, turbulence, transition, structural
interactions, geometry and grid development, and flow visualization.

b.

Advanced Aerodynamic Concepts

This competency focuses on providing the tools

and knowledge to support the design,
analysis, and assessment of advanced air vehicle concepts. It requires expert knowledge of
aerodynamics, aerothermodynamics, aeroservoelasticity, acoustic prediction, and
mitigation techniques, flow control methods, a
nd boundary layer transition prediction.


Applications include airframes, inlets, nozzles, weapons bays, micro UAV concepts, highly
energy
-
efficient aircraft, directed energy weapon integration, and store separation.

c.

Aero Experimental Validation

Experiment
al validation and computational simulation work hand
-
in
-
hand to discover new
physics that can be leveraged for future capability, or to produce validated flow field
solutions for a wide variety of vehicle configurations. This
technical area

requires thoro
ugh
knowledge of wind
-
tunnel testing techniques, data acquisition and reduction, validation
strategies, and accurate surface and flow field measurement and visualization techniques.

1.2.

Structural Sciences

a.

Advanced Structural Concepts

This
research area

focuse
s on the exploration, invention, and maturation of concepts that
expand the functionality of aerospace structures. It includes development and validation of
multifunctional structures that are adaptive or energy
-
storing and incorporate multiple
subsystems

functionality. For example: load
-
bearing antenna and sensor suites for
structural electronics capable of energy harvesting, searching and tracking, structurally
integrated energy storage for directed energy electronic attack, and structural health
monito
ring. It requires expert knowledge in composite structures, antennas, thermal
management and protection systems, bonding and attachment techniques, energy storage
and harvesting technologies, and structures for morphing UAVs, including flapping micro
air
vehicles (MAVs).

b.

Multi
-
Disciplinary Structural Design

This
research area
includes design and multi
-
disciplinary analysis methodologies for
advanced vehicle concepts. It supports novel design exploration and analysis methods for
design, such as an energy
-
b
ased vehicle design paradigm, reduced order methods (ROMs),
and novel hardware/software paradigms for accelerating multi
-
disciplinary design and
analysis tools. It also includes life prediction methodologies for metallic, composite, and
hybrid structures,

and high
-
fidelity analysis methods for the combined extreme
environments (applied, thermal, and acoustic) of space access vehicles. Finally, this area
involves the development of risk
-
informed decision
-
making techniques so that aircraft
maintainers can m
ove from conservative scheduled maintenance to condition
-
based
maintenance. It requires expert knowledge in structural analysis techniques,
thermodynamics, heat transfer, aeroelasticity, finite element modeling, and computational
methods for multidiscipli
nary analysis.

c.

Structural Mechanics

This
research
includes research and development into technologies aimed at extending the
life of and/or reducing costs of current and future air vehicles, weapons systems, and
components. Research and development is req
uired in analytical methods to predict and
enhance structural life and structural response to aerodynamic, acoustic, ground and
environmental loads. This competency also involves development of design requirements,
guidance and procedures for newly develo
ped aerospace structures technology.

d.

Structural Experimental Validation

This
work complements
the structures core
area
detailed above to validate solutions to
complicated multi
-
physics problems. This includes the capability to perform combined
environment

testing that can incorporate thermal, sonic, and mechanical loads for flight


thermal, aero, and acoustic load simulations on full
-

or sub
-
scale test articles while
deflections, strains, accelerations, fatigue life, and dynamic structural responses are
mea
sured.

1.3.

Control Sciences

a.

Systems Automation and Control

Systems Automation and Control focuses on the flight control of single or multiple UAVs.
This
research

includes technologies that allow unmanned air vehicles to operate with
operational transparency i
n the national airspace and in theater, including the terminal
area. It also includes research in cooperative control, which allows to UAVs to coordinate
their efforts to better achieve mission objectives. The
work
requires expertise in inner and
outer l
oop control system design, cooperative control techniques, redundancy management,
state estimation techniques, and reconfigurable and adaptive flight controls.

b.

Control Hardware and Architecture

This
research area encompasses
the underlying basis to acquire

and transfer vehicle
management system
(VMS)
data, process the data in a safe and secure manner, and to
mechanize the raw control effects (such as actuator

motion
). It includes reliable and fault
-
tolerant architecture mechanisms to execute flight control

functions.
It
requires a thorough
knowledge of vehicle systems archite
ctures, optical VMS technology

to enable fly
-

by
-
light,
and prognostic controls health technology for integrated systems health maintenance.

c.

Control
Systems Development

This
research
f
ocuses on
basic,
exploratory, and advanced development of flight control
system technologies for highly reliable, fault tolerant vehicle stabilization, and flight path
control. It develops concepts, components, criteria, analytical methods, and design too
ls for
flight vehicle applications. There is an emphasis on development of fault tolerant control
system architectures, control automations, flight critical hardware and software, such as
actuators, sensors and computational elements; and onboard and netw
orked vehicle
management systems. The competency integrates flight control with airframe, avionics,
propulsion, utilities, mission, and vehicle flight path management. It conducts a full
spectrum of development and application activities ranging from ini
tial concept definition
through system mechanization, laboratory evaluation, and flight validation.

1.4.

Vehicle Integration
:

a.

Modeling and Simulation

This research area focuses on
simulation environments, tools, and processes that
researchers and warfighters
m
ay use
to evaluate new technologies under simulated
missions.
Researchers conduct mission
, engagement, and campaign
-
level simulations as
needed to demonstrate military utility, while evaluating high
-
payoff technology investment
paths identified using quan
titative technology assessment (QTA). This requires a thorough
understanding of distributed simulation hardware and software, advanced programming
languages, design of experiments, systems engineering, real
-
time simulation technologies,
and multi
-
spectral

database integration.

b.

Quantitative Technology Assessment

Quantitative Technology Assessment
work
includes design and analysis techniques to
e
valuate new technology solutions to meet desired capabilities.
A

quantifiable and
traceable relationship is
requi
red
between technologies and desired capabilities. In
-
house
QTA encourages
multiple organizations

to work together
o
n analytical systems engineering.


Technical collaboration on systems engineering
can
remove technical, process, and cultural
barriers whil
e
improving
process
es
related to the entire system. This
effort
requires expert
knowledge of design analysis methods, performance models, trajectory generation models,
mission simulation, and systems engineering.

2.


Contractor Program Management

a.

The Contrac
tor shall establish a single management focal point, the STARS
-
DP Program
Manager, to accomplish the administrative, managerial and financial aspects of this
contract. This individual will be identified as the focal point for all programmatic issues.

b.

Work

Control: All program requirements, contract actions and data interchange shall be
conducted in a digital environment using electronic and web
-
based applications. At
minimum, such data shall be compatible with the Microsoft Office 2003® family of
products
, and Microsoft XP® network protocols.

c.

Document Control: The Contractor shall ensure that the latest revisions of drawings,
specifications, work instructions, inspection/test instructions, and other documents
required to satisfy the Task Order are utiliz
ed in production, inspection, and test.

d.

Records: The Contractor shall maintain records of all inspections and tests to
demonstrate that the quality approach satisfies contract and Task Order requirements.


3.

Task Order 0001
Stat
ement of Objectives
:


3.1.

TITLE:
Academic and Industry Short Term Aerospace Research and Development

PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE
: 12 months

technical effort, plus 3 months for final report.

FUNDING PROFILE:

FY10


$3.5M


On the strength of the innovative thinking of its management and scientif
ic/engineering R&D
staff, RB has been and remains at the forefront of air vehicle technology. This long and
distinguished record of achievement has led to a world
-
class leadership role in pioneering
many technological innovations. RB’s visionary, talente
d, and energetic in
-
house research
staff and its continuously evolving first
-
class research facilities have played a major part in its
success in virtually every air vehicle technological area. The work of in
-
house personnel is
highly regarded by national

and international research community peers.

One of the
key strategies

of RB in
-
house
scientific activities
is its ability to quickly
procure
research and development

with unique expertise to work in RB for limited durations. The
frequent use of such subj
ect matter experts to work in collaboration with RB in
-
house
researchers is required to successfully solve critical Air Force problems. Three primary
objectives of the Academic and Industry Short
-
term Research
& Development
Task are short
reaction time, s
uperior quality, and reasonable cost. A critical feature of these relatively
short
-
term collaborative research efforts is that they must be initiated quickly and
economically in order to match the specific technical, timing, and resource requirements of
e
ach research project.

The contractor will conduct short
-
term R&D in the Aeronautical Sciences, Structural Sciences,
Controls Sciences, and Integration Sciences in RB Capability Focus Technology Investment
areas, Focused Long Term Technology Challenges, and

core air vehicle relevant technical
competencies. The objectives of this effort is the research and development of high
-
fidelity


computational science & engineering: Explore, develop, and mature innovative algorithms to
accurately solving the mathematical

equations that govern fluid dynamics, flow field acoustics,
plasmas, electromagnetic radiation, flight dynamics, and systems integration, analysis &
design.

Explore and mature
concepts that expand the functionality of aerospace structures,
including devel
opment and validation of adaptive, multifunctional structures and/or energy
-
storing and incorporate multiple subsystems functionality.

Research and development is also
required in analytical methods to predict and enhance structural life and structural res
ponse
to aerodynamic, acoustic, ground and environmental loads.

This effort also includes research
in cooperative control, which allows Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) to coordinate to achieve
mission objectives. Requires basic research, exploratory developm
ent, and advanced
development of flight control system technologies for highly reliable, fault tolerant vehicle
stabilization, and flight path control.

The research will be performed at RB facilities, university facilities, or mutually
-
agreed upon
location
s and will be restricted to the unclassified domain. The contractor shall provide
separate office space, and hardware/software and computer facilities with proper safeguards
for engaging subject matter experts who are foreign nationals. The foreign natio
nals shall be
located in close proximity to the Wright
-
Patterson AFB, so as to enable close collaboration with
RB researchers.

3.2.

Base Support:

Technical activities may be performed on government
-
owned computer systems and
government
-
owned desktop computers.

All tools and Test Measurement and Diagnostic
Equipment will also be
available at Air Vehicles Research facilities
. Office space will be
provided in Bldg. 24C, Bldg. 45, Bldg. 65, Bldg. 145, and Bldg. 146. Base telephone access will be
provided along wi
th computers as necessary.


Contractors requiring access to the WPAFB network for their employees must comply with
specific network access requirements and computer equipment restrictions as outlined below.

The contractor shall submit a request for access
to the AFRL/RB network to AFRL/RBO
Security Specialists. This request shall include an AFRL Form 2875, System Access Request
(SAR). Prior to final approval of the SAR, either clearance information or a favorable National
Agency Check (NAC) is required in

accordance with DoD 5200.2
-
R. For contractors that do not
have a NAC, a completed Questionnaire for Public Trust Position (SF85P) and Fingerprint Card
(DD258) must be submitted to AFRL/RBO. The SF85P can be found at
http://web1.whs.osd.mil/icdhome/SF85&86.htm
.

88
th

Security Forces Squadron (SFS)
personnel will fingerprint the contractor employees. Contractor computer users must also
complete Security Awareness, Training and Education (SATE) tra
ining and submit
documentation of completion to AFRL/RBO before final processing of the SAR.

Interim access may be granted to the contractor employee by the D
esignated
A
pproval
A
uthority (DAA)

provided:

a.

The contractor employee has completed and submitted t
he EPSQ (SF85P) to the AFRL/RBO
Security Specialist or SF 86 to the contractor facility security officer (FSO). The FSO shall
verify, in writing, the action to the AFRL/RBO Security Specialist.

b.

An interim access letter has been signed by the DAA.

c.

Informat
ion Assurance training has been completed and verification has been submitted to
AFRL/RBO.



d.

The SAR form (AFRL Form 2875) has been completed with all appropriate signatures, and
has been submitted to AFRL/RBO.

e.

Access to an unclassified government automated
information system (AIS) or e
-
mail
account is required in the performance of the contractual effort.

f.

It is understood that the DAA may withdraw access to the government AISs if the completed
NAC identifies information that is determined to be disqualifying
.

Contractor employee users are required to revalidate their account information yearly.
AFRL/RBO will provide instructions to all users, directing them to the appropriate web
locations with forms and instructions. A compliance suspense date will be pro
vided. Accounts
that are not revalidated after the provided suspense date will be disabled.

A system administrator is defined as the individual operationally and administratively
responsible for the proper functioning of the standalone or multi
-
user syste
m typically having
root or system admi
nistrator operator privileges.
The system administrator resolves the day
-
to
-
day administrative
and technical system problems.
Contractor employees administering a
computer system or network are, by definition, system a
dministrators. Contractor system
administrators shall follow Air Force Systems Security Instruction (AFSSI) 5027, Network
Security Policy, and all Air Force Information Assurance (IA) procedures, including installing
any required security patches and Noti
ce to Airmen (NOTAMs), and report feedback
information to the appropriate AFRL/RBO focal point. Contract system administrators are
required to monitor log files and report any suspicious activity to the Information System
Security Officer (ISSO), AFRL/RBO
. All contractor system administrators are required to
complete annual Air Force provided security training.

4.

Deliverable Items:

a.

Data Items
: Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL), DD Form 1423
-
1.
The
CDRL
s

anticipated under this effort
are
included as
A
ttachment

1

to this announcement
and
will be incorporated into the basic ID
/
IQ

contract
.
The CDRL
s

include the
following
Data Items
:

A001
-

Scientific and Technical Reports


Final Report, DI
-
MISC
-
80711A/T, One/R

A00
2

-

Funds and Man
-
Hour Expenditure Repo
rt, DI
-
FNCL
-
80331/T, Monthly

A00
3

-

Contract Funds Status Report, DI
-
MGMT
-
81468/T, Quarterly

A00
4

-

Status Report, DI
-
MGMT
-
80368/T,
Bi
-
Monthly

A00
5

-

Project Planning Chart, DI
-
MGMT
-
80507A/T, Quarterly

A00
6

-

Presentation Material, DI
-
ADMN
-
81373/T, As Requ
ired

A00
7

-

Still Photo Coverage, DI
-
MISC
-
80169, As Required

A00
8

-

Conference Minutes, DI
-
ADMN
-
81250A/T, As Required

A0
09

-

Software User Manual, DI
-
IPSC
-
81443A/T,
As Required

Required Data Item

deliverables

will be
established on an individual task order

basis
.

It is
the government’s desire to obtain unlimited data rights whenever possible.

b.

Software:
Software is anticipated under this effort. Specific software deliverable
requirements will be established on an individual task order basis
.

c.

Hardware:

Har
dware is

not
anticipated under this effort. Specific hardware deliverable
requirements will be established on an individual task order basis.

d.

Other:
None.




5.

Schedule
:

a.

Overall effort:
The ordering period
for the basic ID
/
IQ
contract
is 60 months

with an
additional 24 months to complete the orders
.

Task order 0001 period of performance is
included
in paragraph 3.1.
above.

b.

Data Items:
Specified
above
.
Each
task

order will include a technical period plus
3

months for delivery of a Final Report
.


c.

Soft
ware:
Delivery schedules for software will be established on individual task order
s
.

d.

Hardware:
Delivery schedules for hardware will be established on an individual task
order basis.

6.

Other Requirements
:

a.

Program security classification
:

UNCLASSIFIED.



b.

Export Control: Information involved in this research effort may be subject to Export
Control (
International Traffic in Arms
Regulations (ITAR)
22 CFR 120
-
131 or Export
Administration Regulations (EAR) 15 CFR 710
-
774).


If effort is subject to expor
t control
then certified DD Form 2345, Militarily Critical Technical Data Agreement, will be
required.

Applicability will be determined on an individual task order basis.


c.

T
ype of Research: Based upon applicability of individual task orders one of t
he following
two clauses may apply: Performance of research resulting from this solicitatio is not
expected to be fundamental, DFARS 252.204
-
7008 applies. OR Performance of research
resulting from this solicitation is expected to be fundamental (and expe
rt
-
controlled
items are not expected to be involved), DFARS 252.204
-
7009 applies.

7.


Other Information:

a.

Hazardous Materials: Delivery and handling of hazardous materials is not anticipated.
However, applicability will be determined on an individual task or
der basis.

b.

Government Furnished Property:
Not a
nticipated. Specifics will be established on an
individual task order basis.

c.

Base Support:
T
he contractor
may

be provided base support in the form of office space
and use of government test facilities. Spec
ifics will be established on an individual task
order basis.

See paragraph 3.2 above

for Task Order 0001 applicability
.

d.

Base Computer/Network Access: Anticipated.
Contractor must comply with specific
network access requirements and computer restrictions

as described above
and
will

be
included in the
basic ID
/
IQ
contract
.

e.

Multiple awards subject to Fair Opportunity
are not

anticipated.

f.

NOTICE: Contracts resulting from this solicitation are anticipated to be Indefinite
Delivery/Indefinite Quantity. Durin
g the course of the contract, and depending on the
level of activity under the contract, there is the possibility of either an increase of the
dollar ceiling up to 100% of the initial ceiling, or an extension of the ordering period up
to 100% of the initia
l ordering
period.







II.

Award Information

1.

Anticipated Award Date:
23

December
200
9

2.

Anticipated funding

for the program (not per
task
):

FUNDING
PROFILE:

FY10

FY11

FY12

FY13

FY14

TOTAL

$3.5M

$4.5M

$5.0M

$5.5M

$6.0M

$24.5M

This funding profile is an esti
mate only and will not be a contractual obligation for funding as
all funding is subject to change due to Government discretion and availability


Funding for Task Order 0001 is anticipated to be $3.5M.

3.

N
umber of awards anticipated
:
The government anticip
ates issuing
a single contract
.
There are
four
technology areas
, of which t
he contractor
must propose on
all of these areas.
Award

will
be subject to
the $
24.5
M ceiling. The minimum order quantity is met with the
initial incremental funding of
task order

0001
.

III.

Eligibility Information

1.

Eligible Offeror:

This is an unrestricted solicitation. Small businesses are encouraged to
propose on all or any part of this solicitation.

2.

Cost
-
Sharing or Matching
:

Cost Sharing
is not required.

3.

Federally Funded Research
and Development Centers
: The following guidance is
provided for Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) contemplating
submitting a proposal, as either a prime or subcontractor, against this BAA. FAR 35.017
-
1(c)(4) prohibits an FFRDC fr
om competing with any non
-
FFRDC concern in response to a
Federal agency request for proposal for other than the operation of an FFRDC (with
exceptions stated in DFARS 235.017
-
1(c)(4)). There is no regulation prohibiting an FFRDC
from responding to a solic
itation. However, the FFRDC’s sponsoring agency must first make
a determination that the effort being proposed falls within the purpose, mission, general
scope of effort, or special competency of the FFRDC, and that determination must be
included in the F
FRDC’s proposal. In addition, the non
-
sponsoring agency (in this case
AFRL) must make a determination that the work proposed would not place the FFRDC in
direct competition with domestic private industry. Only after these determinations are
made would a
determination be made concerning the FFRDC’s eligibility to receive an
award.




4.

Other:

a.

Fo
reign participation:

No.


b.

No
tice to Foreign
-
Owned Firms:
Such firms are asked to immediately notify the
Contracting POC cited above before deciding to respon
d to this announcement. Fore
ign
contractors should be aware that restrictions do

apply which
will

preclude their
participation in this acquisition.

c.

This acquisition
may

involve

data subject to export

control laws and regulations. The
Contractor shall comp
ly with all applicable laws and regulations regarding export
-
controlled information and Technology and shall not use, distribute, transfer or
transmit Technology (even if incorporated into products, software or other


information) except in compliance with
such laws and regulations. In addition, the
Contractor will plan for, obtain, and maintain any and all export licensing as required to
satisfy
all

Task Order requirements.

d.

You may be ineligible for award if all requirements of this solicitation are not me
t on the
proposal due date as identified above.


IV.

Proposal and Submission Information

1.

Overview
: Proposals submitted shall be in accordance with this announcement.
re

will be
no other solicitation issued in regard to this requirement
. Offerors should be al
ert for any
BAA amendments that may permit extensions to the proposal submission date
.
N
o
additional information
will
be provided.

2.

Content and Form of Proposal Submission
: The paragraphs below identify proposal
format and content.
Proposals should be a
ddressed to the
Contracting Point of Contact
(POC)

identified in Section VII.

a.

General Instructions
:

Offerors should apply the restrictive notice prescribed in the
provision of FAR 52.215
-
1(e) Instructions to Offerors



Com
petitive Acquisition.
Offerors should consider proposal instructions contained in the AFRL
PRDA/BAA Guide
for Industry
, which can be accessed on line at

http://www.wpafb.af.mil/library/factsheets/f
actsheet.asp?id=6790
. This guide is
specifically designed to assist the offeror in understanding the BAA proposal process.

Technical/management and
business/
cost
proposals
must b
e valid for 180 days. The
proposal

must reference the announcement number
B
AA 09
-
04 PKV.
Offerors must
submit
1
original
,
5
copies
,

and
1
CD

of the
basic contract
proposal

and also for
task order 0001 proposal
via mail to the Contracting POC identified in Section VII
.

Emailed or faxed copies will not be accepted.

Offerors are
advised that only
contracting officers are legally authorized to contractually bind or otherwise

commit the
government. The cost of preparing proposals in response to this
BA
A

is not considered
an allowable direct charge to any resulting or any other cont
ract; however, it may be an
allowable expense to the normal bid and proposal indirect cost as specified in FAR
31.205
-
18.

b.

Cover Page: The cover page must include the BAA title, the name and telephone number
for the principal points of contact (both techni
cal and contractual), the offeror’s CAGE
code, and any other information that identifies the proposal. The cover page must also
contain the proprietary data disclosure statement, if applicable. However,
please

note
,
the Statement of Work portion of
each

T
echnical Proposal shall be formatted so that it is
absent of any proprietary data and therefore can be fully incorporated into any
resulting award
s

and releasable pursuant to Freedom of Information Act requirements.

3.

Technical/Management Proposal
:

a.

Page Lim
itation
:

(1)

Basic Proposal
:

The
Basic Contract
Proposal shall be limited to
5
0

pages

addressing

all
four
technical areas and must be prepared and submitted in
MS
Word format.
Font shall be standard 10
-
point
Times New Roman
.
Character spacing must be
“nor
mal,” not condensed in any manner. Pages shall be double
-
spaced, single
-
sided,
8.5 by 11 inches, with at least one
-
inch margins on
sides
, top
,

and bottom. Lines
between text lines must also be 10
-
point. All text, including text in tables and


charts, mus
t adhere to all font size and line spacing requirements listed herein.
Font and line spacing requirements do not have to be followed for illustrations,
flowcharts, drawings, and diagrams. These exceptions shall
not

be used to
circumvent formatting requir
ements and page count limitations by including
lengthy narratives in such items. Pages shall be numbered starting with the cover
page being Page 1, and the last page being
Page
5
0
.

P
age limitation covers all
information including indices, photographs, fo
ldouts (counted as 1 page for each 8.5
by 11 portion) tables, charts, appendices, attachments, etc. The proposal page limit
does not include the offeror’s
proposed
Basic Contract
Statement of Work (SOW);
however, the same formatting rules apply to the SOW

and should be no more than
10 pages
.
One

CD with WORD version of
the
Basic Contract
Technical/Management
Proposal and SOW must be submitted with the hard copies of the proposal,

and
must match the hard copy.

(2)

Task Order
0001
Proposal
: The
Task Order
0001

Proposal shall be limited to
25

pages, prepared and submitted in Word format. Font shall be standard 10
-
point
business font
Arial
.

Character spacing must be “normal,” not condensed in any
manner. Pages shall be double
-
spaced, single
-
sided, 8.5 by 11 in
ches, with at least
one
-
inch margins on sides, top
,

and bottom. Lines between text lines must also be
10
-
point. All text, including text in tables and charts, must adhere to all font size
and line spacing requirements listed herein. Font and line spacin
g requirements do
not have to be followed for illustrations, flowcharts, drawings, and diagrams. These
exceptions shall
not

be used to circumvent formatting requirements and page count
limitations by including lengthy narratives in such items. Pages shal
l be numbered
starting with the cover page being Page 1, and the last page being Page
25
.

The
page limitation covers all information including indices, photographs, foldouts
(counted as 1 page for each 8.5 by 11 portion) tables, charts, appendices,
attach
ments, etc. The proposal page limit does not include the offeror’s proposed
Task Order 0001
Statement of Work (SOW); however, the same formatting rules
apply to the SOW, which is limited to
10

pages.
One

CD with the WORD version of
your
Task Order 0001
T
echnical/Management Proposal and your SOW must be
submitted with the hard copies of the proposal, and must match the hard

copy.

(3)

Due to continuing attempts by numerous offerors to obtain an unfair
advantage by failing to conform to the formatting rules abov
e, t
he

Government will check
each

proposal and SOW for conformance to the stated
requirements. Any pages in excess of the stated page limitation
s

after the
format check will not be considered. In addition if the proposal
s

or SOW
s

do
not conform to the ab
ove requirements, a notification will be sent to the
offeror’s company management to advise of the nonconformance.

b.

The proposal shall include
:

(1)

Basic

Contract

Proposal
:
A
discussion of the nature and scope of the research and
the technical approach

as it a
pplies to the overall basic ID
/
IQ Statement of
Objectives inclusive of the applicable technology areas
. Additional information on
prior work in this area, descriptions of available equipment, data and facilities and
resumes of personnel who will be partic
ipating in this effort should also be included
as attachments to the technical proposal. This volume shall include a SOW detailing
the technical tasks proposed to be accomplished under the proposed effort and
suitable for contract incorporation.
Do not i
nclude any proprietary information


in the SOW
.
Refer to the
AFRL PRDA/BAA Guide for Industry

referenced above to
assist in SOW preparation.

(2)

Task Order
0001
Proposal
:

A
discussion of the nature and

scope of the research and
the technical approach specific to the applicable technology area. Additional
information on prior work in this area, descriptions of available equipment, data
and facilities and resumes of personnel who will be participating in

this effort
should also be included as attachments to the technical proposal.

Each proposal
shall also identify any potentially significant environmental issues associated with
the proposed effort.
This volume shall include a SOW detailing the technical

tasks
proposed to be accomplished under the proposed effort and suitable for contract
incorporation.
Do not include any proprietary information in the SOW
. Refer to
the
AFRL PRDA/BAA Guide for Ind
ustry

referenced above to assist in SOW
preparation.

c.

Any questions concerning the technical proposal
s

or SOW preparation shall be referred
to the
Technical POC

cited in the Overview Information.

4.

Cost/Business Proposal
:


a
.
Cost/Business proposals have no page limitations, however; offerors are requested to
keep cost/business proposals to a maximum of
2
0 pages as a goal.


(1)

Basic Proposal:

Business proposal only; no cost proposal. Offerors are invited to
propose business ar
rangements to include all types contract task orders that best
address the Government’s and
i
ndustr
y’s

needs and relationship for the proposed
technical program.
The business section should contain all business aspects to the
proposed contract, such as ty
pe of contractual task orders, any exceptions to
terms
and conditions of the announcement, any

information not technically related, etc.
Provide rationale for exceptions.
Q
ualifying offerors
, other than small businesses,

are

required to submit a subcontr
acting plan

with
basic
proposal
.
Conditions that
are included in the proposed business arrangement

are up to the offeror. Some
examples are:

a.

Identification of the benefit accruing to the Governme
nt

and Industry of the
technology proposed.

b.

Any proposed sh
aring of the costs of the proposed research.

c.

Rights in technical data developed under the technology proposed will be
negotiated on a case by case basis depending on government need/benefit and
source of funding.

d.

Any cost savings from performance efficienc
ies associated with the proposed
business arrangement.

e.

Offeror’s conditions of the proposal (proposal time validity,

etc.)

f.

Identification of any exceptions to this BAA and rationale for the exceptions.

(2)

Task Order Proposal
:
Separate the proposal into a bus
iness section and cost section.
The business section should only contain additions/specifics supplemental to the
Business proposal under the basic IDIQ.
The business section should contain all
business aspects to the proposed contract

task order
, such as

type of contractual
task order

and
any information not technically related
.

Qualifying offerors
,
other
than

small business
es, are

required to submit subcontracting
goals
. Cost proposals
have no limitations; however, offerors are requested to keep cost pr
oposals to
2
0

pages

as a goal. The proposal shall be furnished with supporting schedules and shall


contain a person hour breakdown per task

per
government
fiscal year
(include
hours and rate by labor category), materials (include any back
-
up documentation

such as vendor quotes, catalog prices, engineering estimates, etc.), indirect rates,
travel (include the purpose, length of trip and number of people traveling per trip),
subcontractor analysis

if applicable (See
Federal Acquisition Regulation (
FAR
)

15.40
4
-
3)
,
and any

other direct cost associated with this effort.
Refer to the
AFRL
PRDA/BAA Guide for Industry

for detailed proposal instructions.

Adeq
uate price
competition is anticipated. The Cost proposal should provide sufficient detail
to support a Government reasonableness and realism analysis.

b.
If proposing other than
un
limited data rights, contractor must provide sufficient back
-
up
document
ation to allow for evaluation. Additionally, complete DFARS Clause 252.227
-
7013 Rights in Technical Data


Noncommercial Items.

c.
Subcontracting plans, for efforts anticipated to exceed $5
5
0,000, shall be submitted along
with the technical and cost propos
als

for the basic contract
. Small business is exempt
from this requirement.


d.
Any questions regarding preparation of the Business/Cost Proposal should be addressed
to the
Contracting point of contact listed in Section VII.

5.

Proposal Content Summary
: Yo
u may be ineligible for award if all requirements of this
solicitation are not met on the proposal due date.
Reference Section VII
I

(8)

for a
checklist

of the requirements.

6.

Proposal Due Date and Time:
Monday
,
16

November 2009
,
3
:00 pm

Eastern Standard
Ti
me (EST)
NOTE: Proposal receipt after the due date and time shall be governed by
the provisions of FAR 52.215
-
1(c)(3).

NOTE: Intent to Propose
: Offerors that anticipate submitting a proposal are requested to
submit an e
-
mail to,
Brad Kneisl
y
,
Contract Ne
gotiator, at

brad.kneisley
@wpafb
.af.mil

containing the name of the contractor, the POC, and the contractor’s intent to submit a
proposal. This “Intent to Propose” is requested by
(
15

October 2009
), 3:00 p.m. EST.

Submitting an email of “Intent to Propose
” does not obligate an offeror to submit a proposal.


7.

Intergovernmental Review
: None
.

8.

Funding Restrictions
:
None.


9.

Other Submission Requirements
:
Proposals must be submitted to:

Brad Kneisly,

Det 1
AFRL
/PKV
C,

Bldg 167, 2310
Eighth
St., Wright
-
Patters
on AFB, OH 45433
-
7801
.

V.

Proposal Review Information

1.

Evaluation Criteria
: The selection for award will be based on an evaluation of each
offeror’s proposal
s

(both technical and cost/price aspects) to determine the overall merit of
the proposal in response t
o the announcement. The
basic contract relative to task order is
of equal importance. The basic contract
technical
and business approach are of equal
importance. The task order technical and cost are of descending order of importance. The
technical
asp
ect, which is ranked as the first order of priority, shall be evaluated based on
the following criteria that are of
equal

order of importance as well as on Agency need and
funding availability
.

Basic Proposal

Evaluation

Criteria
:

a.

Technical
:



i.

The

u
nique
and innovative approach proposed to accomplish the
program
technical objectives
. New and creative solutions and/or advances in knowledge,

u
nderstanding, technology, and the state of the art.

ii.

D
emonstrated in
-
depth
understanding of the
complete scope of
wor
k
required
to meet program goals.

iii.

Soundness of t
he approach, including the proposed Statement of Work (SOW),
schedule and risk management for achieving program goals

iv.

A
vailability of qualified technical personne
l and their experience with the
applicable t
echnologies.

b.

Business Approach:

i. Processes and mechanisms to provide technical expertise, materials, supplies,
equipment, and subcontracting in a timely, effective, and efficient manner.

ii. Ability to manage concurrent programs/projects.

Task Order

Pr
oposal
Evaluation
Criteria:

a.

Technical
:

i.

U
nique and innovative approach proposed to accomplish
program

technical
objectives
. New and creati
ve solutions and/or advances in
knowledge,

understanding,
technology, and the state of the art.

ii.

D
emonstrated in
-
dept
h
understanding of the
complete scope of work required to
meet program goals.

iii.


Soundness of t
he approach, including the proposed Statement of Work (SOW),
schedule and risk management for achieving pr
ogram
goals
.

iv.

A
vailability of qualified technical personne
l and their experience with the

applicable
technologies

and business processes; access to necessary research, test, laboratory,
and/or shop facilities from any source.
.

b.

Cost/Price
: Cost/Price includes the reasonableness and realism of the proposed cost
and

fee and consideration of proposed budgets and funding profiles. Cost/Price is a
substantial factor, but ranked as the second order of priority.

c.

Proposal Risk Assessment
:

Proposal risk for technical, cost, and schedule will be
assessed as part of the eva
luation of the above evaluation criteria. Proposal risk relates
to the identification and assessment of the risks associated with an offeror’s proposed
approach as it relates to accomplishing the proposed effort. Tradeoffs of the assessed
risk will be we
ighed against the potential payoff.

2.

Review and Selection Process

a.

Categories
: The technical and cost proposals
for both the basic program and task order
0001
will be evaluated at the same time and categorized as follows:

i.

Category I
: Proposal is well conce
ived, scientifically and technically sound,
pertinent to the program goals and objectives, and offered by a responsible
contractor with the competent scientific and technical staff and supporting
resources needed to ensure satisfactory program results. Pr
oposals in Category I
are determined to be acceptable, but will be recommended for award based on
availability of funds. They are normally displaced only by other Category I
proposals.




ii.

Category II
: Proposal is scientifically or technically sound, but re
quires further
development, and may be recommended for award, but at a lower priority than
Category I.


iii.
Category III
: Proposal is not technically sound or does not meet agency needs.


b.

No other evaluation criteria will be used. The Air Force reser
ves the right to select for
award any, all, part or none of each proposal received.

VI.

Award Administration Information

1.

Award Notices
: Offerors will be notified whether their proposal is recommended for
award, by letter or e
-
mail

on or about 30 Nov 2009
.
The notification is not to be construed
to mean the award of a contract is assured, as availability of funds and successful
negotiations are prerequisites to any award.

2.

Administrative Requirements
:

See Section I.

3.

Reporting
:

Reference the attached CDRLs.

VII.

Agency Contacts

1.

Address
technical

questions to
:

PROGRAM MANAGER
:


Dr. José Camberos
, e
-
mail:

Jose.Camberos@wpafb.af.mil









Phone: (937) 255
-
4875

4.

Address

contracting
questions to:


CONTRACT NEGOT
IATOR
:

Brad Kneisly
, e
-
mail:
Brad.Kneisly@wpafb.af.mil








Phone: (937)
656
-
9027

CONTRACTING OFFICER
:

Sharma Wilkins
, e
-
mail:

Sharma.Wilkins@wpafb.af.mil

Phone: (937) 656
-
6274

Contracting mailing address:

Det 1
AFRL/PKV
C


Building 167


2310
Eighth

Street


Wright
-
Patterson AFB OH 45433
-
7801

VIII.

Other Information

1.

Acquisition of Commercial Items
: Based upon market research, the Government is not
using the polic
ies contained in Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items, in its solicitation
for the described supplies or services. However, interested persons may identify to the
contracting officer their interest and capability to satisfy the Government’s requiremen
t
with a commercial item within 15 days of this notice.




2.

Support contractors:

Offerors are advised that employees of commercial firms under
contract to the Government may be used to administratively process proposals, monitor
contract performance, or perf
orm other administrative duties requiring access to other
contractors' proprietary information. These support contracts include nondisclosure
agreements prohibiting their contractor employees from disclosing any information
submitted by other contractors
or using such information for any purpose other than that
for which it was furnished
.


3.

Wide Area Work Flow
: NOTICE:

Any contract award resulting from this solicitation will
contain the clause at DFARS 252.232
-
7003,
Electronic Submission of Payment Requ
ests
,
which requires electronic submission of all payment requests. The clause cites three
possible electronic formats through which to submit electronic payment requests. Pursuant
to that clause, the Department of Defense is adopting Wide Area Work Flow
-
Receipt and
Acceptance (WAWF
-
RA). Any contract resulting from this solicitation will establish a
requirement to use WAWF
-
RA for invoicing and receipt/acceptance, and provide coding
instructions applicable to this contract. Contractors are encouraged to
take advantage of
available training (both web
-
based and through your local DCMA office), and to register in
the WAWF
-
RA system. Information regarding WAWF
-
RA, including the web
-
based training
and registration, can be found at
https://wawf.eb.mil
.


4.

Item Identification and Valuation.

Any contract award resulting from this solicitation
may contain the clause at DFARS 252.211
-
7003,
Item Identification and Valuation,

(APR
2005) which requires unique item identification and

valuation of any deliverable item for
which the Government’s unit acquisition cost is $5,000 or more; subassemblies,
components, and parts embedded within an item valued at $5,000 or more; or items for
which the Government’s unit acquisition cost is less
than $5,000 when determined
necessary by the requiring activity for serially managed, mission essential, or controlled
inventory. Also included are any DoD serially managed subassembly, component, or part
embedded within a delivered item and the parent it
em that contains the embedded
subassembly, component, or part. Per DFARS 211.274
-
3
Policy for Valuation
, it is DoD
policy that contractors shall be required to identify the Government’s unit acquisition cost
for all items delivered, even if none of the cr
iteria for placing a unique item identification
mark applies. Therefore, your proposal must clearly break out the unit acquisition cost for
any deliverable items. Per DFARS 211.274
-
3
,

Policy for Valuation
, “The Government’s unit
acquisition cost is the
Contractor’s estimated fully burdened unit cost at time of delivery to
the Government for cost type or undefinitized line, subline, or exhibit line items” (Per DoD,
“fully burdened unit costs” to the Government would include all direct, indirect, G&A cost
s,
and an appropriate portion of fee.).
If you have questions regarding the Unique Item
Identification requirements, please contact the Contracting Point of Contact listed above.
For more information, see the following website:
http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/pdi/uid/index.html
.


5.

Excessive Pass
-
Through Charges
.
As prescribed in DFARS 215.408(3), provision
252.215
-
7003, “Excessive Pass
-
Through Charges


Identification of Subcontract Effort,” is
con
tained in this solicitation (as shown below).
Any contract resulting from this solicitation
may contain the Clause at DFARS 252.215
-
7004, Excessive Pass
-
Through Charges (APR


2007)

which requires the contractor to identify in its proposal the percentage o
f effort to be
performed by the prime contractor

and the percentage expected to be performed by each
subcontractor. If the contractor intends

to subcontract more than 70% of the total cost of
work under the contract or
task
order, then it shall identify t
he amount of the contractor's
indirect costs and profit applicable to the subcontract work, and a description of the value
added by the contractor.


If any subcontractor intends to subcontract to a lower tier
subcontractor more than 70% of the total cost
of its work, then it shall identify the amount
of the subcontractor's indirect costs and profit applicable to the lower tier subcontract
work, and a description of the value added by the subcontractor.


252.215
-
700
3
EXCESSIVE PASS
-
THROUGH CHARGES



IDENTI
FICATION OF SUBCONTRACT EFFORT

(MAY 2008)


(a)
Definitions
. “Added value,” “excessive pass
-
through charge,” “subcontract,” and
“subcontractor,” as used in this provision, are defined in the clause of this solicitation
entitled “Excessive Pass
-
Through Charg
es” (DFARS
252.215
-
7004
).

(b)
General
. The offeror’s proposal shall exclude excessive pass
-
through charges.

(c)
Performance of work by the Contractor
or a subcontractor
.

(1) The offeror shall identify in its proposal the total cost of the work to be performed by
the offeror, and the total cost of the work to be performed by each subcontractor, under
the contract, task order, or delivery order.

(2) If th
e offeror intends to subcontract more than 70 percent of the total cost of work to
be performed under the contract, task order, or delivery order, the offeror shall identify
in its proposal


(i) The amount of the offeror’s indirect costs and profit applica
ble to the work to be
performed by the subcontractor(s); and

(ii) A description of the added value provided by the offeror as related to the work
to be performed by the subcontractor(s).

(3) If any subcontractor proposed under the contract, task order, or
delivery order
intends to subcontract to a lower
-
tier subcontractor more than 70 percent of the total
cost of work to be performed under its subcontract, the offeror shall identify in its
proposal


(i) The amount of the subcontractor’s indirect costs and p
rofit applicable to the
work to be performed by the lower
-
tier subcontractor(s); and

(ii) A description of the added value provided by the subcontractor as related to the
work to be performed by the lower
-
tier subcontractor(s).

(End of provision)



6.

Ombudsman
: The Ombudsman clause,
AFFARS
5352.201
-
9101 Ombudsman (Aug 2005)
will be contained in any contracts resulting from this Solicitation. The AFRL Ombudsman is
Ms Sue Hunter
, Director of Contracting, AFRL/PK, (937)

255
-
0432, email:
Sue.Hunter@wpafb.af.mil
. Ms. Hunter’s alternate is Ms. Amy Smith, Deputy Director of
Contracting, AFRL/PK, (937) 255
-
0493, email:
Amy.Smith@wpafb.af.mil
. All routine
communication concer
ning this acquisition should be directed to the points of contacts
listed in Section VII.


7.

Post
-
Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation
: As prescribed in FAR 19.308,
FAR Clause 52.219
-
28, “Post
-
Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (
APR
2009
),” is incorporated by reference in this solicitation. This clause will be contained in any
contracts resulting from this solicitation. This clause requires a contractor to rerepresent
its size status when certain conditions apply. The clause provides d
etail on when the
rerepresentation must be complete and what the contractor must do when a
rerepresentation is required.


8.

Proposal Content Checklist
: You may be ineligible for award if all requirements of this
solicitation are not met on the propos
al due date.

a.

Proposals are due to the
Contracting POC
.

b.

Proposals are due no later than the
due date and time

specified in this announcement.

c.

Completed Certifications and Representations (Section K)

are due with the proposal.
Certifications and Representations (Section K) can be found at
http://www.wpafb.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=6790

under the Sample
Co
ntract Documents title of the Business Resource Header.

In the interests of
transformation and streamlining and in order to be in position to award within days of
completion of the technical evaluation, it is imperative that you review the model
contract a
ppropriate for your business type and provide with your proposal any
exceptions to terms and conditions.

d.

The Cost/Business Proposal must contain all information described in the
Content and
Form of Proposal Section
.

e.


F
or any subcontracts proposed, the Cost/Business Proposal must contain a
subcontractor analysis IAW FAR 15.404
-
3(b).

f.

The Cost/Business Proposal must contain any exceptions to the sample Model Contract
Terms and Conditions. (See
sample model contr
acts at
http://www.wpafb.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=6790
.) However, be
advised that the document awarded may include contract line items
(CLINs)/clauses/articl
es in addition to those in the models, and/or some of the
CLIN/clauses/articles in the models may be deleted, depending on the specific
circumstances of the individual program. Any additions or deletions will be discussed
with the offeror prior to award o
f the document.

g.

Proposal page limits are strictly enforced. See Section IV

of the solicitation for
page
limits
.

h.

Offerors other than small businesses are to include a subcontracting plan in Microsoft
Word Readable Format on a C
D ROM as well as a hard copy

for the entire program
.

i.

Proposals must be submitted in the format specified (e.g., hardcopy) in Section I
V
.



j.

Offerors who have Forward Pricing Rate Agreements (FPRA’s) and Forward Pricing
Rate Recommendations (FPRR’s) should s
ubmit them with their proposal.

k.

If proposing other than unlimited data rights, contractor must provide sufficient back
-
up documentation to allow for evaluation. Additionally, complete DFARS Clause
252.227
-
7013 Rights in Technical Data


Noncommercial I
tems.