No, that is for our Contracting Officer if so required to be completed.
Preparation of Narrative Statement • (Attachment A) Each offeror shall prepare and submit as part of its offer a NARRATIVE STATEMENT in which the offeror describes how it will provide the mandatory requirements stated in the project code descriptions in the Statement of Work. If the offeror is proposing subcontractor(s) to perform any services, the offeror shall identify the proposed subcontractor and describe in the narrative statement how the subcontractor will provide services and eet the requirements of the RFQ. It is imperative that this section be completed in such detail so as to determine the that the offeror has met the mandatory requirements. A general statement that the offeror will comply with RFQ requirements is not sufficient.
The "Offeror" signs (See Section A #13)
Please refer to page C-6 of the RFP. "Collectors observing the voiding process shall be the same gender as the defendant/offender providing the specimen (no exceptions)."
Section C and L they both say "shall not perform services under this agreement or contract nor shall they have access to defendant/offender files unless approved in writing by the Contracting Officer after consultation with PPSO and PMD." It doesn't say that they simply cannot employ them in another capacity. The language does not prevent your agency from contracting with the U.S. Probation Office, if your agency employs a Sex Offender as long as he/she is not performing ANY of the noted services. If for an example, a contract were to be awarded to an agency that employs a Sex Offender, we would need assurance that this person does not have access to files? Especially if they are maintained electronically.
Even though the polygraph exams will take place in the U.S. Probation Office, in order to provide the polygraph services, the vendor must have a physical location within the defined catchment area.
No, there is not, you will use Medical Assistant and Medical Lab Technician.
The occupation titles to reference are Medical Assistant or Medical Lab Technician. We can not provide specific direction as to your pricing.
Yes, you may use the same references for both.
Yes, you can submit the print out from the state licensing board
The information may only be released in post award debriefings to other offerers. [Section L.2(f)(11)]
No we are not.
The only "price" we can disclose is an awardee's Total Evaluated Price (all project codes totaled across the Base and both option years). We can't disclose individual project code pricing for awardees. And we can't disclose any pricing for any unsuccessful vendors. Section: L.2.f.11 The judiciary may disclose the following information in postaward debriefings to other offerers: (i) the overall evaluated price or price and technical rating of the successful offeror; (ii) the overall ranking of all offerors, when any ranking was developed by the judiciary during sourc selection; (iii) a summary of the rationale for award; and (iv) for procurements of commercial items, the make and model of the item to be delivered by the successful offeror
Section C.3.c For substance abuse treatment services performed for project codes 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040 and 2090 the vendor shall ensure that all personnel meet the following qualifications: (1) Principal counseling services practitioners shall have at least one of the following ( a or b ): (a) an advanced degree (masters or doctoral level) in behavioral science, preferably psychology or social work, (b) a BA/BS and at least two years of drug treatment training and/or experience. (2) Counselors shall be certified and/or have credentials to engage in substance abuse treatment intervention as established by his/her state’s regulatory board and/or accrediting agency. (3) Paraprofessionals are only used under the direct supervision of, and in conjunction with, a staff member who meets the requirements described in item numbers (1) and (2) above, and after obtaining the approval of the contracting officer or designee. Interns may be considered paraprofessionals
No. Review of the RFP's will not take place until after the deadline for submission.
The date is correct on the RFP's and all RFPS's submitted must be received at the address indicated on the RFP by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.
Submit all documentation required by the state and or locality of your facility as it relates to compliance with all federal, state and local fire, safety and health codes. (You may want to check with the building owner if you rent space, and/ or the local fire department and health department to determine what is required at your location)
Use the address where services are currently being provided. (You may reference the plans to relocate and the address of the planned facility, but not as the current location for services.)
According to Section C of the RFP: persons convicted of any sexual offense "shall not perform services under this agreement or contract nor shall they have access to defendant/offender files unless approved in writing by the Contracting Officer after consultation with PPSO and PMD.
No. The client is provided bus tokens or bus passes for public transportation by the vendor. These costs are billed under project code 1202 for actual expenses and 1201 for administrative fee.
In the background statement it must be clearly stated that you do not have monitoring reports, certificates or letters. (L-2.a)
Generally no, but in limited instances it could be ordered by the Court.
The 2017 RFPs will be posted on this website on or about June 24, 2016
As long as locations are all in the same catchment area, only one proposal needs to be submitted. All locations and required documentation for each location must be noted on the proposal and all locations must be able to provide requested services. If locations are in different catchment areas, then a proposal can be submitted if there is a RFP for area where the agency is located.
The offered price should include the cost for collection of urine specimens and placing the specimens in the mail only. The Government pays the cost of supplies, postage and testing.
As indicated on page L-3 of the RFP, the offeror need only complete and sign Attachment A (Certification of Compliance Statement), certifying that they will provide the mandatory requirements as stated in Sections C, E, F and G and comply with the conditions of the RFP. If the offeror will be subcontracting services, then separate forms need to be completed by each subcontractor.
This form and all forms in Section J are only copies of forms that may be used if a BPA is awarded. These forms are not completed and submitted with the proposal.
An agency must provide all monitoring reports from the past 18 months for all contracts, (federal, state and local) at the agency locations in the catchment area solicited. A letter can only be submitted if a monitoring report is not available.
Resumes do not need to be provided, but all information on Attachment C must be included, as well as copies of licenses and certifications. A resume which includes all of the required information on Attachment C may be attached in lieu of including the information on Attachment C. Just note on Attachment C that a resume is attached with that information.
Correct. Completion and submission of Attachment A certifies that your agency will comply with the requirements in Sections C, E, F and G of the RFP. A narrative response is needed for the Background Statement ( Section L-Attachment B). Requirements for the Background Statement are Listed in Section L-2. a. through d.
Monitoring reports from the previous 18 months should be submitted for all federal, state and local contracts for all services that were provided at that particular agency location. If the vendor is not able to provide copies of monitoring reports, the vendor shall provide copies of certificates or letters from federal, state, or local agencies indicating that the vendor has had a satisfactory or higher rating for the previous 18 months.
All Attachments under Section J are forms that are used if a contract is awarded and are not required to be submitted with the proposal. If a contract is awarded, you will be advised if completion of this form is required.
The Sections L and M themselves do not need to be submitted, but the completed Attachments A-D in Section L are required.
No. You must have a current qualified employee or subcontractor to perform all services as stated in Section C of the RFP. If a new staff person is hired after the contract is awarded, the agency will need to provide all information and documents about that person, just as they are required to do in the original proposal.
Yes, this is often done with mental health agencies which do not have a psychiatrist on staff.
Yes, as long as the modifications are received prior to the solicitation closing date and time.
Only the forms in Section J must be used.
All requirements for Attachment B are listed under 2. a. through d. on pages L-3 and 4. 2.b. indicates a requirement to "state expressly each location at which the offeror and any proposed subcontractors intend to provide services in response to this solicitation."
A Cover Page is not required, but can be used if you desire.
Page numbering is not a requirement, but tabs are.
It is not a requirement listed in the RFP to not use a binder, however, we ask that you not use them as it makes it difficult for staff to review when they are submitted in binders. Your proposal could not be determined to be technically unacceptable based on that criteria. The use of a bonder clip would be fine.
Wage rates are applicable to urine collection services only.
No, however, their are functions in Adobe that will allow you to type on the forms or they can be handwritten.
Monitoring reports should be provided for any contracts(state, federal or local) for any services over the past 18 months at the agency location where services are being proposed.
We are unable to provide copies of the reports. If the monitoring reports are unavailable to you, you must specifically state so in your background statement and explain why they are unavailable. You should also state that you had previously notified the U. S. Pretrial Services and Probation Office of this issue.
There is no requirement to provide references for subcontractors.
If you are proposing the use of a subcontractor for any services, an "S" should be placed next to the price of that service in Section B.
According to Page L-3, "The offeror shall identify all required documents included in the submitted proposal through the use of labeled tabs. "
According to the Note on Page L-1, "The signature of the original and additional copies must contain original signatures of the offeror in this block." In other words, all proposals submitted must have original ink signatures (no rubber stamps) for the forms that require the offeror's signature. No copies of original signatures are allowed.
Attachment B is used. Page L-3-Attachment B(1 through 3) outlines all the requirements for completion of the Background Statement (Attachment B) and all additional documentation that needs to be provided with the Background Statement.
There is no requirement for a narrative regarding your agency history and experience. Attachment A is a certification that the Offeror will comply with the the requirements stated in Sections C, E, F and G. Any narrative on Attachment B would relate to subcontractors and other required information as listed in paragraphs 2.a through d. on Pages L-3-4. Attachment C contains information on staff qualifications and certifications, and Attachment D is where required reference information is listed.