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					                                                                                                                1. CONTRACT ID CODE                                   PAGE OF PAGES
AMENDMENT OF SOLICITATION/MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT
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2. AMENDMENT/MODIFICATION NO.                                  3. EFFECTIVE DATE                      4. REQUISITION/PURCHASE REQ. NO.                         5. PROJECT NO. (If applicable)

000002                                                         02/04/2011
6. ISSUED BY                                          CODE     HPOD                                    7. ADMINISTERED BY (If other than Item 6)
                                                                                                                                     HPOD                      CODE

HPOD                                                                                                  HPOD
US Environmental Protection Agency                                                                    US Environmental Protection Agency
Headquarters Procurement Operations                                                                   Headquarters Procurement Operations
Ariel Rios Building                                                                                   Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW                                                                          1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20460                                                                                   Washington DC 20460
8. NAME AND ADDRESS OF CONTRACTOR (No., street, county, State and ZIP Code)
                                                                                                      (x) 9A. AMENDMENT OF SOLICITATION NO.
                                                                                                          SOL-DC-11-00003
                                                                                                          9B. DATED (SEE ITEM 11)
                                                                                                      x
                                                                                                           02/04/2011
                                                                                                          10A. MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT/ORDER NO.



                                                                                                          10B. DATED (SEE ITEM 13)
CODE                                                           FACILITY CODE

                                                                 11. THIS ITEM ONLY APPLIES TO AMENDMENTS OF SOLICITATIONS

x The above numbered solicitation is amended as set forth in Item 14. The hour and date specified for receipt of Offers                          is extended,   x is not extended.
  Offers must acknowledge receipt of this amendment prior to the hour and date specified in the solicitation or as amended, by one of the following methods: (a) By completing
  Items 8 and 15, and returning             6
                                   ___________ copies of the amendment; (b) By acknowledging receipt of this amendment on each copy of the offer submitted; or (c) By
  separate letter or telegram which includes a reference to the solicitation and amendment numbers. FAILURE OF YOUR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT TO BE RECEIVED AT
  THE PLACE DESIGNATED FOR THE RECEIPT OF OFFERS PRIOR TO THE HOUR AND DATE SPECIFIED MAY RESULT IN REJECTION OF YOUR OFFER. If by
  virtue of this amendment you desire to change an offer already submitted, such change may be made by telegram or letter, provided each telegram or letter makes reference
  to the solicitation and this amendment, and is received prior to the opening hour and date specified.
12. ACCOUNTING AND APPROPRIATION DATA (If required)


                    13. THIS ITEM ONLY APPLIES TO MODIFICATION OF CONTRACTS/ORDERS. IT MODIFIES THE CONTRACT/ORDER NO. AS DESCRIBED IN ITEM 14.


 CHECK ONE      A. THIS CHANGE ORDER IS ISSUED PURSUANT TO: (Specify authority) THE CHANGES SET FORTH IN ITEM 14 ARE MADE IN THE CONTRACT
                   ORDER NO. IN ITEM 10A.

                B. THE ABOVE NUMBERED CONTRACT/ORDER IS MODIFIED TO REFLECT THE ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES (such as changes in paying office,
                   appropriation date, etc.) SET FORTH IN ITEM 14, PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY OF FAR 43.103(b).

                C. THIS SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT IS ENTERED INTO PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY OF:


                D. OTHER (Specify type of modification and authority)



E. IMPORTANT:         Contractor                     is not,     is required to sign this document and return   __________________ copies to the issuing office.

14. DESCRIPTION OF AMENDMENT/MODIFICATION (Organized by UCF section headings, including solicitation/contract subject matter where feasible.)
Technical and Outreach Support for Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program Development and
Implementation
This amendment changes the subject solicitation as follows:

1. FAR Clause 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility
Matters, is hereby included in the subject solicitation.

2.     FAR Provision 52.209-7, Information Regarding Responsibility Matters is hereby amended.

3. FAR Clause 52.209-8, Updates of Information Regarding Responsiblity Maters is hereby
removed from the subject solicitation.
Continued ...
Except as provided herein, all terms and conditions of the document referenced in Item 9A or 10A, as heretofore changed, remains unchanged and in full force and effect.
15A. NAME AND TITLE OF SIGNER (Type or print)                                                           16A. NAME AND TITLE OF CONTRACTING OFFICER (Type or print)

                                                                                                        Debra A. Miller
15B. CONTRACTOR/OFFEROR                                                      15C. DATE SIGNED           16B. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA                                       16C. DATE SIGNED



               (Signature of person authorized to sign)                                                                 (Signature of Contracting Officer)
NSN 7540-01-152-8070                                                                                                                                         STANDARD FORM 30 (REV. 10-83)
Previous edition unusable                                                                                                                                    Prescribed by GSA
                                                                                                                                                             FAR (48 CFR) 53.243
                          REFERENCE NO. OF DOCUMENT BEING CONTINUED                                          PAGE       OF
  CONTINUATION SHEET
                          SOL-DC-11-00003/000002                                                               2              2
NAME OF OFFEROR OR CONTRACTOR



  ITEM NO.                            SUPPLIES/SERVICES               QUANTITY UNIT   UNIT PRICE                   AMOUNT
    (A)                                      (B)                      (C)     (D)       (E)                          (F)

                4. Responses to technical questions 19 and 54
                are hereby included in Attachment 5 of the
                subject solicitation.




NSN 7540-01-152-8067                                                                               OPTIONAL FORM 336 (4-86)
                                                                                                   Sponsored by GSA
                                                                                                   FAR (48 CFR) 53.110
PART I – THE SCHEDULE ....................................................................................................................... 6 
Section A - Solicitation/Contract Form ...................................................................................................... 6 
Section B - Supplies or Services/Prices ....................................................................................................... 6 
1552.216-73 Fixed rates for services-indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract. (APR 1984) .... 6 
52.231-110 Other Direct Costs..................................................................................................................... 6 
52.216-140 Minimum and maximum amounts........................................................................................... 6 
Section C - Description/Specifications ........................................................................................................ 6 
1552.211-79 Compliance with EPA Policies for Information Resources Management. (OCT 2000) . 6 
Notice Regarding Prohibited Contractor Activities on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Contracts (EP 52.000-000) (NOV 1994) ...................................................................................................... 6 
52.210-130 Incorporation of contractor's quality assurance (QA) plan .................................................. 7 
Statement of Work ....................................................................................................................................... 8 
Section D - Packaging and Marking ........................................................................................................... 8 
Section E - Inspection and Acceptance ....................................................................................................... 8 
52.246-6 Inspection - Time-and-Material and Labor-Hour. (MAY 2001) ............................................... 8 
Section F - Deliveries or Performance ........................................................................................................ 8 
52.242-15 Stop-Work Order. (AUG 1989) - Alternate I (APR 1984) ....................................................... 8 
1552.211-70 Reports of work. (OCT 2000) ................................................................................................. 8 
1552.211-72 Monthly progress report. (JUN 1996) ................................................................................. 8 
Draft Products ............................................................................................................................................ 10 
Section G - Contract Administration Data ............................................................................................... 10 
1552.232-73 Payments-fixed-rate services contract. (OCT 2000) ........................................................ 11 
1552.245-70 Government Property (SEP 2009) ....................................................................................... 11 
1552.216-72 Ordering-by designated ordering officers. (APR 1984) ................................................... 11 
1552.232-70 Submission of invoices. (JUN 1996) - Alternate I (JUN 1996)......................................... 11 
Section H - Special Contract Requirements ............................................................................................. 12 
1552.203-71 Display of EPA Office of Inspector General Hotline poster. (AUG 2000) ........................ 12 
1552.208-70 Printing. (DEC 2005)............................................................................................................. 12 
1552.209-71 Organizational conflicts of interest – Alternate I. (MAY 1994) ........................................ 12 
1552.209-73 Notification of conflicts of interest regarding personnel. (MAY 1994) ............................. 12 
1552.209-75 Annual certification. (MAY 1994) ..................................................................................... 12 
1552.209-76 Contractor performance evaluations. (OCT 2002)............................................................. 12 
1552.227-76 Project employee confidentiality agreement. (MAY 1994) .............................................. 12 
1552.235-70 Screening business information for claims of confidentiality. (APR 1984) .................... 12 
1552.235-71 Treatment of confidential business information. (APR 1984) ......................................... 13 
1552.235-73 Access to Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Confidential Business
Information (Apr 1996). (APR 1996)...................................................................................................... 13 
1552.235-76 Treatment of Confidential Business Information. (APR 1996) ....................................... 13 
1552.235-77 Data Security for Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act Confidential
Business Information. (DEC 1997) ......................................................................................................... 13 
1552.235-78 Data Security for Toxic Substances Control Act Confidential Business Information.
(DEC 1997) .................................................................................................................................................. 13 
1552.235-79 Release of contractor confidential business information. (APR 1996) ........................... 13 
1552.235-80 Access to confidential business information. (OCT 2000) ............................................... 13 
1552.237-75 Paperwork Reduction Act. (APR 1984) ............................................................................ 13 
1552.239-70 Rehabilitation act notice. (OCT 2000) ............................................................................... 13 
52.239-101 Contractor access to EPA computers .................................................................................... 13 
1552.217-76 Option to extend the effective period of the contract-indefinite delivery/indefinite
quantity contract. ....................................................................................................................................... 13 
1552.219-73 Small Disadvantaged Business Targets. (OCT 2000) ....................................................... 14 
1552.237-72 Key personnel. (APR 1984) ................................................................................................ 14 
Task Order Conflict of Interest Certification .......................................................................................... 15 
Limitation of Future Contracting ............................................................................................................. 15 
PART II - CONTRACT CLAUSES.......................................................................................................... 16 
Section I - Contract Clauses ...................................................................................................................... 16 
52.202-1 Definitions. (JUL 2004) ............................................................................................................... 16 
52.203-3 Gratuities. (APR 1984) ................................................................................................................ 16 
52.203-5 Covenant Against Contingent Fees. (APR 1984) ...................................................................... 16 
52.203-6 Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government. (SEP 2006) .................................... 16 
52.203-7 Anti-Kickback Procedures. (OCT 2010) ................................................................................... 16 
52.203-8 Cancellation, Rescission, and Recovery of Funds for Illegal or Improper Activity. (JAN
1997)............................................................................................................................................................. 16 
52.203-10 Price or Fee Adjustment for Illegal or Improper Activity. (JAN 1997) ............................... 17 
52.203-12 Limitation on Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions. (OCT 2010) ............. 17 
52.203-13 Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct. (APR 2010) ............................................ 17 
52.203-15 Whistleblower Protections Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
(JUN 2010)................................................................................................................................................... 17 
52.204-4 Printed or Copied Double-Sided on Recycled Paper. (AUG 2000) ......................................... 17 
52.204-7 Central Contractor Registration. (APR 2008) .......................................................................... 17 
52.204-10 Reporting Subcontract Awards. (SEP 2007)........................................................................... 17 
52.204-11 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act--Reporting Requirements. (JUL 2010) ........ 17 
52.209-6 Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred,
Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (SEP 2006) .............................................................................. 17 
52.209-9 Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (JAN 2011) 17 
52.215-2 Audit and Records - Negotiation. (OCT 2010).......................................................................... 17 
52.215-8 Order of Precedence - Uniform Contract Format. (OCT 1997).............................................. 17 
52.215-10 Price Reduction for Defective Certified Cost or Pricing Data. (OCT 2010) ........................ 17 
52.215-11 Price Reduction for Defective Certified Cost or Pricing Data - Modifications. (OCT 2010)
...................................................................................................................................................................... 17 
52.215-12 Subcontractor Certified Cost or Pricing Data. (OCT 2010) .................................................. 17 
52.215-13 Subcontractor Certified Cost or Pricing Data - Modifications. (OCT 2010) ....................... 17 
52.215-14 Integrity of Unit Prices. (OCT 2010) ....................................................................................... 17 
52.215-19 Notification of Ownership Changes. (OCT 1997) ................................................................... 17 
52.215-21 Requirements for Certified Cost or Pricing Data and Data Other Than Certified Cost or
Pricing Data - Modifications. (OCT 2010) ............................................................................................... 17 
52.219-8 Utilization of Small Business Concerns. (MAY 2004) .............................................................. 17 
52.219-9 Small Business Subcontracting Plan. (OCT 2010) - Alternate II (OCT 2001) ....................... 17 
52.219-28 Post-Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation. (APR 2009) .................................. 17 
52.222-1 Notice to the Government of Labor Disputes. (FEB 1997) ...................................................... 17 
52.222-3 Convict Labor. (JUN 2003)......................................................................................................... 17 
52.222-4 Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act - Overtime Compensation. (JUL 2005) ... 17 
52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities. (FEB 1999) .................................................................... 17 
52.222-26 Equal Opportunity. (MAR 2007) ............................................................................................. 17 
52.222-29 Notification of Visa Denial. (JUN 2003) .................................................................................. 18 
52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Veterans. (SEP 2010) ......................................................................... 18 
52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities. (OCT 2010) ............................................ 18 
52.222-37 Employment Reports on Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and
Other Eligible Veterans. (SEP 2006)......................................................................................................... 18 
52.222-41 Service Contract Act of 1965. (NOV 2007).............................................................................. 18 
52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons. (FEB 2009) ................................................................... 18 
52.222-54 Employment Eligibility Verification. (JAN 2009)................................................................... 18 
52.223-5 Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know Information. (AUG 2003) ...................................... 18 
52.223-6 Drug-Free Workplace. (MAY 2001) .......................................................................................... 18 
52.223-10 Waste Reduction Program. (AUG 2000) ................................................................................. 18 
52.223-12 Refrigeration Equipment and Air Conditioners. (MAY 1995).............................................. 18 
52.223-14 Toxic Chemical Release Reporting. (AUG 2003) .................................................................... 18 
52.223-16 IEEE 1680 Standard for the Environmental Assessment of Personal Computer Products.
(DEC 2007) .................................................................................................................................................. 18 
52.223-17 Affirmative Procurement of EPA-designated Items in Service and Construction Contracts.
(MAY 2008) ................................................................................................................................................. 18 
52.223-18 Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging While Driving. (SEP 2010) ................................. 18 
52.224-1 Privacy Act Notification. (APR 1984) ........................................................................................ 18 
52.224-2 Privacy Act. (APR 1984) ............................................................................................................. 18 
52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases. (JUN 2008) ....................................................... 18 
52.225-25 Prohibition on Engaging in Sanctioned Activities Relating to Iran-Certification. (SEP
2010)............................................................................................................................................................. 18 
52.227-1 Authorization and Consent. (DEC 2007)................................................................................... 18 
52.227-2 Notice and Assistance Regarding Patent and Copyright Infringement. (DEC 2007) ............ 18 
52.227-3 Patent Indemnity. (APR 1984) ................................................................................................... 18 
52.227-14 Rights in Data--General. (DEC 2007) ...................................................................................... 18 
52.227-16 Additional Data Requirements. (JUN 1987) ........................................................................... 18 
52.227-17 Rights in Data--Special Works. (DEC 2007) ........................................................................... 18 
52.227-19 Commercial Computer Software License. (DEC 2007) ......................................................... 18 
52.229-3 Federal, State, and Local Taxes. (APR 2003)............................................................................ 19 
52.232-8 Discounts for Prompt Payment. (FEB 2002) ............................................................................. 19 
52.232-9 Limitation on Withholding of Payments. (APR 1984) ............................................................. 19 
52.232-17 Interest. (OCT 2010) ............................................................................................................... 19 
52.232-20 Limitation of Cost. (APR 1984) ................................................................................................ 19 
52.232-22 Limitation of Funds. (APR 1984) ............................................................................................. 19 
52.232-23 Assignment of Claims. (JAN 1986) .......................................................................................... 19 
52.232-25 Prompt payment. (OCT 2008) .................................................................................................. 19 
52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer - Central Contractor Registration. (OCT 2003) .. 19 
52.232-36 Payment by Third Party. (FEB 2010) ...................................................................................... 19 
52.233-1 Disputes. (JUL 2002) ................................................................................................................... 19 
52.233-3 Protest after Award. (AUG 1996) .............................................................................................. 19 
52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim. (OCT 2004) ................................................... 19 
52.237-3 Continuity of Services. (JAN 1991) ............................................................................................ 19 
52.239-1 Privacy or Security Safeguards. (AUG 1996) ........................................................................... 19 
52.242-1 Notice of Intent to Disallow Costs. (APR 1984) ........................................................................ 19 
52.242-3 Penalties for Unallowable Costs. (MAY 2001) .......................................................................... 19 
52.242-4 Certification of Final Indirect Costs. (JAN 1997) ..................................................................... 19 
52.242-13 Bankruptcy. (JUL 1995) ........................................................................................................... 19 
52.243-3 Changes - Time-and-Materials or Labor-Hours. (SEP 2000).................................................. 19 
52.244-2 Subcontracts. (OCT 2010) .......................................................................................................... 19 
52.244-5 Competition in Subcontracting. (DEC 1996) ............................................................................ 19 
52.245-1 Government Property. (AUG 2010) ........................................................................................ 19 
52.245-9 Use and Charges. (AUG 2010).................................................................................................... 19 
52.246-25 Limitation of Liability - Services. (FEB 1997) ........................................................................ 19 
52.247-63 Preference for U.S.-Flag Air Carriers. (JUN 2003) ................................................................ 19 
52.247-64 Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels. (FEB 2006)...................... 19 
52.249-6 Termination (Cost-Reimbursement). (MAY 2004) - Alternate IV (SEP 1996) ...................... 19 
52.249-14 Excusable Delays. (APR 1984) ................................................................................................. 20 
52.253-1 Computer Generated Forms. (JAN 1991) ................................................................................. 20 
1552.211-75 Working files. (APR 1984) .................................................................................................... 20 
1552.211-77 Final reports. (APR 1984) .................................................................................................. 20 
1552.211-78 Management consulting services. (APR 1985) .................................................................. 20 
1552.211-79 Compliance with EPA Policies for Information Resources Management. (OCT 2000) 20 
1552.211-80 Data standards for the transmission of laboratory measurement results. (OCT 2000) 20 
1552.215-73 General financial and organizational information. (AUG 1999) ....................................... 20 
1552.219-74 Small disadvantaged business participation evaluation factor. (OCT 2000) ................. 20 
1552.223-71 EPA Green Meetings and Conferences. (MAY 2007) ...................................................... 20 
1552.235-75 Access to Toxic Substances Control Act Confidential Business Information (Apr 1996).
(APR 1996) .................................................................................................................................................. 20 
1552.239-103 Acquisition of Energy Star Compliant Microcomputers, Including Personal
Computers, Monitors and Printers. (APR 1996) ................................................................................... 20 
52.203-14 Display of Hotline Poster(s). (DEC 2007) ................................................................................ 20 
52.216-18 Ordering. (OCT 1995)............................................................................................................... 21 
52.216-19 Order Limitations. (OCT 1995) ............................................................................................... 21 
52.216-22 Indefinite Quantity. (OCT 1995) .............................................................................................. 21 
52.217-8 Option to Extend Services. (NOV 1999) .................................................................................... 22 
52.227-23 Rights to Proposal Data (Technical). (JUN 1987) ................................................................... 22 
52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference. (FEB 1998) ...................................................................... 22 
52.252-6 Authorized Deviations in Clauses. (APR 1984)......................................................................... 22 
1552.237-70 Contract publication review procedures. (APR 1984) ..................................................... 23 
1552.237-71 Technical direction. (AUG 2009).......................................................................................... 23 
1552.237-76 Government-Contractor Relations. (JUN 1999) .............................................................. 24 
PART III – LIST OF DOCUMENTS, EXHIBITS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS ......................... 26 
Section J - List of Documents, Exhibits and Other Attachments ........................................................... 26 
List of Attachments .................................................................................................................................... 26 
Section K - Representations, Certifications, and Other Statements of Bidders .................................... 26 
52.203-11 Certification and Disclosure Regarding Payments to Influence Certain Federal
Transactions. (SEP 2007) ........................................................................................................................... 26 
52.222-38 Compliance with Veterans' Employment Reporting Requirements. (DEC 2001) ............... 26 
52.223-4 Recovered Material Certification. (MAY 2008) ....................................................................... 26 
1552.209-72 Organizational conflict of interest certification. (APR 1984) .......................................... 26 
1552.224-70 Social security numbers of consultants and certain sole proprietors and Privacy Act
statement. (APR 1984) ............................................................................................................................. 26 
52.204-3 Taxpayer Identification. (OCT 1998) ........................................................................................ 26 
52.204-5 Women-Owned Business (Other Than Small Business). (MAY 1999) ................................... 28 
52.204-8 Annual Representations and Certifications. (OCT 2010) ........................................................ 28 
52.209-5 Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters. (APR 2010) ................................................. 31 
52.209-7 Information Regarding Responsibility Matters. (JAN 2011) .................................................. 33 
52.215-6 Place of Performance. (OCT 1997) ............................................................................................ 34 
52.219-1 Small Business Program Representations. (MAY 2004) .......................................................... 35 
52.222-18 Certification Regarding Knowledge of Child Labor for Listed End Products. (FEB 2001) 36 
52.222-22 Previous Contracts and Compliance Reports. (FEB 1999) .................................................... 37 
52.222-25 Affirmative Action Compliance. (APR 1984).......................................................................... 37 
52.223-13 Certification of Toxic Chemical Release Reporting. (AUG 2003) ......................................... 38 
52.225-20 Prohibition on Conducting Restricted Business Operations in Sudan--Certification. (AUG
2009)............................................................................................................................................................. 38 
52.227-15 Representation of Limited Rights Data and Restricted Computer Software. (DEC 2007). 39 
Section L - Instructions, Conditions, and Notices to Bidders ................................................................. 40 
52.215-1 Instructions to Offerors - Competitive Acquisition. (JAN 2004)............................................. 40 
52.215-20 Requirements for Certified Cost or Pricing Data and Data Other Than Certified Cost or
Pricing Data. (OCT 2010) .......................................................................................................................... 40 
52.216-28 Multiple Awards for Advisory and Assistance Services. (OCT 1995) .................................. 40 
52.222-24 Preaward On-Site Equal Opportunity Compliance Evaluation. (FEB 1999) ...................... 40 
52.232-13 Notice of Progress Payments. (APR 1984)............................................................................... 40 
52.237-10 Identification of Uncompensated Overtime. (OCT 1997) ...................................................... 40 
1552.209-70 Organizational conflict of interest notification. (APR 1984) ............................................. 40 
1552.219-72 Small Disadvantaged Business Participation Program. (OCT 2000) ............................. 40 
1552.233-70 Notice of filing requirements for agency protests. (JUL 1999) ....................................... 40 
52.216-1 Type of Contract. (APR 1984) .................................................................................................... 40 
52.233-2 Service of Protest. (SEP 2006) .................................................................................................... 40 
52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference. (FEB 1998) ............................................. 41 
52.252-5 Authorized Deviations in Provisions. (APR 1984) .................................................................... 41 
52.212-170 Proposed contract start date .................................................................................................. 41 
1552.215-75 Past performance information. (OCT 2000) ..................................................................... 41 
52.215-110 Technical questions ................................................................................................................. 43 
Disclosure Requirements for Organizational Conflict of Interest.......................................................... 43 
Organizational Conflict of Interest Plan .................................................................................................. 44 
Proposal Submission Instructions ............................................................................................................. 45 
Section M - Evaluation Factors for Award .............................................................................................. 50 
52.217-5 Evaluation of Options. (JUL 1990) ............................................................................................ 50 
1552.215-70 EPA source evaluation and selection procedures-negotiated procurements. (AUG 1999)
...................................................................................................................................................................... 50 
1552.215-71 Evaluation factors for award. (AUG 1999) ......................................................................... 51 
Evaluation of Quality Management Plan – Responsibility Determination............................................ 53 
Evaluation of Conflict of Interest Plan – Responsibility Determination ............................................... 53 
Evaluation of Small Business Subcontracting Plan – Responsibility Determination ........................... 53 
Attachment 1: Statement of Work ............................................................................................................ 54 
Attachment 2: Minimum Standards for Organizational Conflict of Interest Plan ............................ 65 
Attachment 3: Past Performance Questionnaire ..................................................................................... 69 
Attachment 4: Client Authorization Form ............................................................................................... 74 
Attachment 5: Technical Questions .......................................................................................................... 76 
                                        PART I – THE SCHEDULE

                                  Section A - Solicitation/Contract Form

                                  Section B - Supplies or Services/Prices


1552.216-73 Fixed rates for services-indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract. (APR 1984)

The following fixed rates shall apply for payment purposes for the duration of the contact.

Labor             Base               Option I          Option II          Option III         Option IV
Category          Fixed Rate         Fixed Rate        Fixed Rate         Fixed Rate         Fixed Rate

CLIN 0001
CLIN 0002
CLIN 0003
Etc.

(To be determined at time of award)

The rates, set forth above cover all expenses, including report preparation, salaries, overhead, general and
administrative expenses, and profit.

The Contractor shall voucher for only the time of the personnel whose services are applied directly to the
work called for in individual Delivery Orders and accepted by the EPA Project Officer. The Government
shall pay the Contractor for the life of a delivery order at rates in effect when the delivery order was issued,
even if performance under the delivery order crosses into another period. The Contractor shall maintain
time and labor distribution records for all employees who work under the contract. These records must
document time worked and work performed by each individual on all Delivery Orders.

(End of clause)

52.231-110 Other Direct Costs

For the categories listed, Other Direct Costs in excess of the following are not allowable as a charge to this
contract without the prior written approval of the Contracting Officer:

(To be established at time of contract award)

(End of clause)

52.216-140 Minimum and maximum amounts

During the period specified in the "Ordering" clause, the Government shall place orders totaling a
minimum of $10,000. The amount of all orders shall not exceed (Amount to be determined at time of
contract award).

(End of clause)


                                   Section C - Description/Specifications

1552.211-79 Compliance with EPA Policies for Information Resources Management. (OCT 2000)

Notice Regarding Prohibited Contractor Activities on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Contracts (EP 52.000-000) (NOV 1994)

The Contractor shall not perform any of the following activities on behalf of EPA in connection with this
contract:

1. The actual preparation of Congressional testimony.

2. The interviewing or hiring of individuals for employment at EPA.

3. Developing and/or writing of Position Descriptions and Performance Standards.

4. The actual determination of Agency policy.

5. Participating as a voting member on a Performance Evaluation Board; participating in and/or attending
Award Fee meetings.

6. Preparing Award Fee Letters, even under typing services contracts.

7. The actual preparation of Award Fee Plans.

8. The preparation of documents on EPA Letterhead other than routine administrative correspondence.

9. Reviewing vouchers and invoices for the purposes of determining whether costs, hours, and work
performed are reasonable.

10. The preparation of Statements of Work, Work Assignments, Technical Direction Documents, Delivery
Orders, or any other work issuance document under a contract that the contractor is performing or may
perform. Such a work issuance document, prepared by an EPA prime contractor under an EPA prime
contract for its subcontractor, is exempt from this prohibition.

11. The actual preparation of responses to audit reports from the Inspector General, General Accounting
Office, or other auditing entities.

12. Preparing responses to Congressional correspondence.

13. The actual preparation of responses to Freedom of Information Act requests, other than routine,
non-judgmental correspondence.

14. Any contract which authorizes a contractor to represent itself as EPA to outside parties.

15. Conducting administrative hearings.

16. Reviewing findings concerning the eligibility of EPA employees for security clearances.

17. The actual preparation of an office's official budget request.

(End of clause)


52.210-130 Incorporation of contractor's quality assurance (QA) plan

The Contractor shall adhere to the procedures set forth in its QA plan dated (To be determined at time of
contract award), which is incorporated by reference.

(End of clause)
Statement of Work

The contractor shall furnish the necessary personnel, material, equipment, services and facilities (except as
otherwise specified), to perform the Statement of Work/Specifications included in Attachment 1.

(End of clause)

                                    Section D - Packaging and Marking

                   [For this solicitation, there are no clauses or provisions in this section]

                                   Section E - Inspection and Acceptance

52.246-6 Inspection - Time-and-Material and Labor-Hour. (MAY 2001)

                                   Section F - Deliveries or Performance

52.242-15 Stop-Work Order. (AUG 1989) - Alternate I (APR 1984)

1552.211-70 Reports of work. (OCT 2000)

The Contractor shall prepare and deliver reports, including plans, evaluations, studies, analyses and
manuals in accordance with Attachment (Required reports shall be defined in individual task orders). Each
report shall cite the contract number, identify the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the sponsoring
agency, and identify the name of the contractor preparing the report.

The OMB clearance number for progress reports delivered under this contract is 2030-0005 with an
expiration date of February 28, 2003.

(End of clause)

1552.211-72 Monthly progress report. (JUN 1996)

(a) The Contractor shall furnish 3 copies of the combined monthly technical and financial progress report
stating the progress made, including the percentage of the project completed, and a description of the work
accomplished to support the cost. If the work is ordered using work assignments or delivery orders, include
the estimated percentage of task completed during the reporting period for each work assignment or
delivery order.

(b) Specific discussions shall include difficulties encountered and remedial action taken during the
reporting period, and anticipated activity with a schedule of deliverables for the subsequent reporting
period.

(c) The Contractor shall provide a list of outstanding actions awaiting Contracting Officer authorization,
noted with the corresponding work assignment, such as subcontractor/consultant consents, overtime
approvals, and work plan approvals.

(d) The report shall specify financial status at the contract level as follows:

         (1) For the current reporting period, display the amount claimed.

         (2) For the cumulative period and the cumulative contract life display: the amount obligated,
         amount originally invoiced, amount paid, amount suspended, amount disallowed, and remaining
         approved amount. The remaining approved amount is defined as the total obligated amount, less
         the total amount originally invoiced, plus total amount disallowed.
         (3) Labor hours.

                  (i) A list of employees, their labor categories, and the numbers of hours worked for the
                  reporting period.

                  (ii) For the current reporting period, display the expended direct labor hours and costs
                  broken out by EPA contract labor hour category for the prime contractor and each
                  subcontractor and consultant.

                  (iii) For the cumulative contract period and the cumulative contract life display: the
                  negotiated, expended and remaining direct labor hours and costs broken out by EPA
                  contract labor hour category for the prime contractor, and each subcontractor and
                  consultant.

                  (iv) Display the estimated direct labor hours and costs to be expended during the next
                  reporting period.

         (4) Display the current dollar ceilings in the contract, net amount invoiced, and remaining amounts
         for the following categories: Direct labor hours, total estimated cost, award fee pool (if
         applicable), subcontracts by individual subcontractor, travel, program management, and Other
         Direct Costs (ODCs).

         (5) Unbilled allowable costs. Display the total costs incurred but unbilled for the current reporting
         period and cumulative for the contract.

         (6) Average cost of direct labor. Compare the actual average cost per hour to date with the average
         cost per hour of the approved work plans for the current contract period.

(e) The report shall specify financial status at the work assignment or delivery order level as follows:

         (1) For the current period, display the amount claimed.

         (2) For the cumulative period display: amount shown on work plan, or latest work
         assignment/delivery order amendment amount (whichever is later); amount currently claimed;
         amount paid; amount suspended; amount disallowed; and remaining approved amount. The
         remaining approved amount is defined as: the work plan amount or latest work assignment or
         delivery order amount (whichever is later), less total amounts originally invoiced, plus total
         amount disallowed.

         (3) Labor hours.

                  (i) A list of employees, their labor categories, and the number of hours worked for the
                  reporting period.

                  (ii) For the current reporting period, display the expended direct labor hours and costs
                  broken out by EPA contract labor hour category for the prime contractor and each
                  subcontractor and consultant.

                  (iii) For the current reporting period, cumulative contract period, and the cumulative
                  contract life display: the negotiated, expended and remaining direct labor hours and costs
                  broken out by EPA contract labor hour category for the prime contractor and each
                  subcontractor and consultant.

                  (iv) Display the estimated direct labor hours and costs to be expended during the next
                  reporting period.
                  (v) Display the estimates of remaining direct labor hours and costs required to complete
                  the work assignment or delivery order.

         (4) Unbilled allowable costs. Display the total costs incurred but unbilled for the current reporting
         period and cumulative for the work assignment.

         (5) Average cost of direct labor. Display the actual average cost per hour with the cost per hour
         estimated in the work plan.

         (6) A list of deliverables for each work assignment or delivery order during the reporting period.

(f) This submission does not change the notification requirements of the "Limitation of Cost" or
"Limitation of Funds" clauses requiring separate written notice to the Contracting Officer.

(g) The reports shall be submitted to the following addresses on or before the Delivery instructions shall be
provided on individual task orders. of each month following the first complete reporting period of the
contract. See EPAAR 1552.232-70, Submission of Invoices, paragraph (e), for details on the timing of
submittals. Distribute reports as follows:

No. of copies Addressee
1 - Contracting Officer
1- Contracting Officer’s Representative
1 – Task Order Project Officer

(Further Delivery instructions shall be provided on individual task orders)

(End of clause)

Draft Products

The Contractor shall submit all analyses, options, recommendations, reports and training materials required
under this contract in draft for critical review by the Contracting Officer or the Contracting Officer’s
Representative (COR). The Government will make all final regulatory, policy, and interpretive decisions
resulting from contractor provided technical support under this contract and make the final decision on all
contractor provided recommendations. The contractor shall not publish or otherwise release, distribute, or
disclose any work product generated under this contract without obtaining EPA’s express written approval.
When submitting materials or reports that contain recommendations, the contractor shall explain or rank
policy or action alternatives; describe procedures used to arrive at recommendations; summarize the
substance of deliberations; report any dissenting views; list sources relied upon; and detail the methods and
considerations upon which the recommendations are based. The contractor shall not provide any legal
services to EPA under this contract, absent express written advance approval from EPA’s Office of General
Counsel.

All contractor, subcontractor, and consultant personnel shall wear prominently displayed identification
badges at all times when performing tasks under this contract and when interacting with EPA officials,
federal agencies, state, tribal, and local governments, business, industry, and the general public. The
badge shall contain the individual’s name and company’s name and logo. The office space occupied by
contractor staff in any location that is also occupied by EPA employees shall be identified with appropriate
signs that include the contractor’s name. When participating in any event and/or discussion (e.g.,
answering the telephone, participating as a panel member or speaker), contractor staff shall verbally
identify themselves as contractor personnel so that there is no possible appearance of being EPA officials.

(End of clause)

                                Section G - Contract Administration Data
1552.232-73 Payments-fixed-rate services contract. (OCT 2000)

1552.245-70 Government Property (SEP 2009)

1552.216-72 Ordering-by designated ordering officers. (APR 1984)

(a) The Government will order any supplies and services to be furnished under this contract by issuing
delivery orders on Optional Form 347, or any agency prescribed form, from the effective date of the
contract through the expiration date of the contract. In addition to the Contracting Officer, the following
individuals are authorized ordering officers.

None

(b) A Standard Form 30 will be the method of amending delivery orders.

(c) The Contractor shall acknowledge receipt of each order and shall prepare and forward to the Ordering
Officer within ten (10) calendar days the proposed staffing plan for accomplishing the assigned task within
the period specified.

(d) If the Contractor considers the estimated labor hours or specified work completion date to be
unreasonable, he/she shall promptly notify the Ordering Officer and Contracting Officer in writing within
10 calendar days, stating why the estimated labor hours or specified completion date is considered
unreasonable.

(e) Each delivery order will have a ceiling price, which the Contractor may not exceed. When the
Contractor has reason to believe that the labor payment and support costs for the order, which will accrue in
the next thirty (30) days, will bring total cost to over 85 percent of the ceiling price specified in the order,
the Contractor shall notify the Ordering Officer.

(f) Paragraphs (c), (d), and (e) of this clause apply only when services are being ordered.

(End of clause)

1552.232-70 Submission of invoices. (JUN 1996) - Alternate I (JUN 1996)

In order to be considered properly submitted, an invoice or request for contract financing payment must
meet the following contract requirements in addition to the requirements of FAR 32.905:

(a) Unless otherwise specified in the contract, an invoice or request for contract financing payment shall be
submitted as an original and five copies. The Contractor shall submit the invoice or request for contract
financing payment to the following offices/individuals designated in the contract: the original and two
copies to the Accounting Operations Office shown in Block 18a on the cover of the contract; two copies to
the Project Officer (the Project Officer may direct one of these copies to a separate address); and one copy
to the Contracting Officer.

(b) The Contractor shall prepare its invoice or request for contract financing payment on the prescribed
Government forms. Standard Forms Number 1034, Public Voucher for Purchases and Services other than
Personal, shall be used by contractors to show the amount claimed for reimbursement. Standard Form
1035, Public Voucher for Purchases and Services other than Personal-Continuation Sheet, shall be used to
furnish the necessary supporting detail or additional information required by the Contracting Officer. The
Contractor may submit self-designed forms which contain the required information.

(c)(1) The Contractor shall prepare a contract level invoice or request for contract financing payment in
accordance with the invoice preparation instructions identified as a separate attachment in Section J of the
contract. If contract work is authorized by individual delivery orders, the invoice or request for contract
financing payment shall also include a summary of the current and cumulative amounts claimed by cost
element for each delivery order and for the contract total, as well as any supporting data for each delivery
order as identified in the instructions.

        (2) The invoice or request for contract financing payment that employs a fixed rate feature shall
        include current and cumulative charges by contract labor category and by other major cost
        elements such as travel, equipment, and other direct costs. For current costs, each cost element
        shall include the appropriate supporting schedules identified in the invoice preparation
        instructions.

        (3) The charges for subcontracts shall be further detailed in a supporting schedule showing the
        major cost elements for each subcontract. The degree of detail for any subcontract exceeding
        $5,000 is to be the same as that set forth under (c)(2).

        (4) The charges for consultants shall be further detailed in the supporting schedule showing the
        major cost elements of each consultant. For current costs, each major cost element of the
        consulting agreement shall also include the supporting schedule identified in the invoice
        preparation instructions.

(d) Invoices or requests for contract financing payment must clearly indicate the period of performance for
which payment is requested. Separate invoices or requests for contract financing payment are required for
charges applicable to the basic contract and each option period.

(e)(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of the clause of this contract at FAR 52.216-7, Allowable Cost and
Payment, invoices or requests for contract financing payment shall be submitted once per month unless
there has been a demonstrated need and Contracting Officer approval for more frequent billings. When
submitted on a monthly basis, the period covered by invoices or requests for contractor financing payments
shall be the same as the period for monthly progress reports required under this contract.

        (2) If the Contracting Officer allows submissions more frequently than monthly, one submittal
        each month shall have the same ending period of performance as the monthly progress report.

        (3) Where cumulative amounts on the monthly progress report differ from the aggregate amounts
        claimed in the invoice(s) or request(s) for contract financing payments covering the same period,
        the contractor shall provide a reconciliation of the difference as part of the payment request.

(End of clause)


                               Section H - Special Contract Requirements


1552.203-71 Display of EPA Office of Inspector General Hotline poster. (AUG 2000)

1552.208-70 Printing. (DEC 2005)

1552.209-71 Organizational conflicts of interest – Alternate I. (MAY 1994)

1552.209-73 Notification of conflicts of interest regarding personnel. (MAY 1994)

1552.209-75 Annual certification. (MAY 1994)

1552.209-76 Contractor performance evaluations. (OCT 2002)

1552.227-76 Project employee confidentiality agreement. (MAY 1994)

1552.235-70 Screening business information for claims of confidentiality. (APR 1984)
1552.235-71 Treatment of confidential business information. (APR 1984)

1552.235-73 Access to Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Confidential Business
Information (Apr 1996). (APR 1996)

1552.235-76 Treatment of Confidential Business Information. (APR 1996)

1552.235-77 Data Security for Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act Confidential
Business Information. (DEC 1997)

1552.235-78 Data Security for Toxic Substances Control Act Confidential Business Information.
(DEC 1997)

1552.235-79 Release of contractor confidential business information. (APR 1996)

1552.235-80 Access to confidential business information. (OCT 2000)

1552.237-75 Paperwork Reduction Act. (APR 1984)

1552.239-70 Rehabilitation act notice. (OCT 2000)

52.239-101 Contractor access to EPA computers

The personnel listed below have been authorized access to EPA computers in the performance of this
contract. In the event of changes to this listing through a reassignment, resignation, termination,
completion of a task or any other reason making such access unnecessary, the Contractor shall immediately
notify the Contracting Officer.

(Authorized personnel shall be identified and approved per EPA Policy on individual task orders)

(End of clause)

1552.217-76 Option to extend the effective period of the contract-indefinite delivery/indefinite
quantity contract.

(a) The Government has the option to extend the effective period of this contract for 4 additional period(s).
If more than sixty (60) days remain in the contract effective period, the Government, without prior written
notification, may exercise this option by issuing a contract modification. To unilaterally exercise this option
within the last 60 days of the effective period, the Government must issue written notification of its intent
to exercise the option prior to that last 60-day period. This preliminary notification does not commit the
Government to exercising the option.

(b) If the options are exercised, the "Minimum and Maximum Contract Amount" clause will be modified to
reflect the following new and separate amounts:

Period                     Minimum                              Maximum

Option I                   $10,000                              TBD
Option II                  $10,000                              TBD
Option III                 $10,000                              TBD
Option IV                  $10,000                              TBD

(c) The "Effective Period of the Contract" clause will be modified as follows:

Period                               Start Date                                    End Date
Option I                            Award Date + 1 Year                            Award Date + 2 Years
Option II                           Award Date + 2 Years                           Award Date + 3 Years
Option III                          Award Date + 3 Years                           Award Date + 4 Years
Option IV                           Award Date + 4 Years                           Award Date + 5 Years

(End of clause)

1552.219-73 Small Disadvantaged Business Targets. (OCT 2000)

(a) In accordance with FAR 19.1202-4(a) and EPAAR 1552.219-72, the following small disadvantaged
business (SDB) participation targets proposed by the contractor are hereby incorporated into and made part
of the contract:

Contractor
targets           NAICS industry subsector(s)          Dollars Percentage

Total Prime Contractor Targets (including joint venture partners and team members)

Total Subcontractor Targets

(b) The following specifically identified SDB(s) was (were) considered under the Section-SDB
participation evaluation factor or sub factor (continue on separate sheet if more space is needed):

         (1)

         (2)

         (3)

         (4)

         (5)

The contractor shall promptly notify the contracting officer of any substitution of firms if the new firms are
not SDB concerns.

(c) In accordance with FAR 52.219-25, Small Disadvantaged Business Participation
Program-Disadvantaged Status and Reporting, the contractor shall report on the participation of SDB
concerns in the performance of the contract no less than thirty (30) calendar days prior to each annual
contractor performance evaluation or as otherwise directed by the contracting officer.

(End of provision)

1552.237-72 Key personnel. (APR 1984)

(a) The Contractor shall assign to this contract the following key personnel:

____________________
____________________

(b) During the first ninety (90) days of performance, the Contractor shall make no substitutions of key
personnel unless the substitution is necessitated by illness, death, or termination of employment. The
Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer within 15 calendar days after the occurrence of any of these
events and provide the information required by paragraph (c) of this clause. After the initial 90-day period,
the Contractor shall submit the information required by paragraph (c) to the Contracting Officer at least 15
days prior to making any permanent substitutions.

(c) The Contractor shall provide a detailed explanation of the circumstances necessitating the proposed
substitutions, complete resumes for the proposed substitutes, and any additional information requested by
the Contracting Officer. Proposed substitutes should have comparable qualifications to those of the persons
being replaced. The Contracting Officer will notify the Contractor within 15 calendar days after receipt of
all required information of the decision on substitutions. This clause will be modified to reflect any
approved changes of key personnel.

(End of clause)

Task Order Conflict of Interest Certification

Within 20 days of receipt of the task order or similar tasking document, the Contractor shall provide a
conflict of interest certification. Where task orders or similar tasking documents are issued under this
contract for work on or directly related to a source category, the Contractor is only required to provide a
conflict of interest certification for the first task order issued for that source category. For all subsequent
work on that source category under this contract, the Contractor has a continuing obligation to search and
report any actual or potential conflicts of interest, but no additional conflict of interest certifications are
required.

Before submitting the conflict of interest certification, the contractor shall search its records accumulated,
at a minimum, over the past three years immediately prior to the receipt of the task order or similar tasking
document. In the COI certification, the Contractor must certify to the best of the Contractor's knowledge
and belief that all actual or potential organizational conflicts of interest have been reported to the
Contracting Officer or that to the best of the Contractor's knowledge and belief, no actual or potential
organizational conflicts of interest exist. In addition, the Contractor must certify that its personnel who
perform work under this task order or relating to this task order have been informed of their obligation to
report personal and organizational conflicts of interest to the Contractor. The certification shall also include
a statement that the Contractor recognizes its continuing obligation to identify and report any actual or
potential conflicts of interest arising during performance of this task order or other related work.

(End of clause)

Limitation of Future Contracting

(a) The parties to this contract agree that the Contractor will be restricted in its future contracting in the
manner described below. Except as specifically provided in this clause, the Contractor shall be free to
compete for contracts on an equal basis with other companies.

(b) If the Contractor, under the terms of this contract, or through the performance of work pursuant to this
contract, is required to develop specifications or statements of work and such specifications or statements
of work are incorporated into an EPA solicitation, the Contractor shall be ineligible to perform the work
described in that solicitation as a prime Contractor or subcontractor under an ensuing EPA contract.

(c) The following applies when work is performed under an awarded task order: Unless prior written
approval is obtained from the cognizant EPA Contracting Officer, the contractor, during the life of the task
order, agrees not to enter into any contract with or to represent any entity, other than EPA, that would
create an organizational conflict of interest with the activities of that task order. Entities identified as
having a high probability for organizational conflict of interest with an significant portion of the tasks
under this contract are those that: (1) owns, operates, or has a significant financial interest in or business
relationship with a direct greenhouse gas emitter, fossil fuel supplier, and industrial gas supplier regulated
under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule, (2) owns, operates, has a significant financial interest in or
business relationship with a company that builds, repairs, inspects, markets, and/or supplies parts for gas
monitoring equipment, such as Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems for power plants, (3) has a
significant financial interest in a product, in the market or under development, designed to monitor or
reduce GHG emissions in a source category, (4) has a business relationship with a company engaged in or
intending to engage in the development or marketing of a product designed to monitor or reduce GHG
emissions in a source category, (5) provides services to a company to prepare their annual GHG report to
EPA, (6) manages directly or on behalf of the Government stationary combustion sources that meet or
exceed the reporting threshold (see 40 CFR Part 98), (7) has a significant financial interest in a source
category listed in the Appendix of the Statement of Work.

(d) The Contractor agrees in advance that if any bids/proposals are submitted for any work that would
require written approval of the Contracting Officer prior to entering into a contract subject to the
restrictions of this clause, then the bids/proposals are submitted at the Contractor's own risk. Therefore, no
claim shall be made against the Government to recover bid/proposal costs as a direct cost whether the
request for authorization to enter into the contract is denied or approved.

(e) To the extent that the work under this contract requires access to proprietary or confidential business or
financial data of other companies, and as long as such data remains proprietary or confidential, the
Contractor shall protect such data from unauthorized use and disclosure.

(f) The Contractor agrees to insert in each subcontract or consultant agreement placed hereunder provisions
which shall conform substantially to the language of this clause, including this paragraph (f) unless
otherwise authorized by the Contracting Officer. The Contractor may request in writing that the
Contracting Officer exempt from this clause a particular subcontract or consultant agreement for
nondiscretionary technical or engineering services not specifically listed above, including laboratory
analysis. The Contracting Officer will review and evaluate each request on a case-by-case basis before
approving or disapproving the request.

(g) If the Contractor seeks an expedited decision regarding its initial future contracting request, the
Contractor may submit its request to both the Contracting Officer and the next administrative level within
the Contracting Officer's organization.

(h) A review process available to the Contractor when an adverse determination is received shall consist of
a request for reconsideration to the Contracting Officer or a request for review submitted to the next
administrative level within the Contracting Officer's organization. An adverse determination resulting from
a request for reconsideration by the Contracting Officer will not preclude the Contractor from requesting a
review by the next administrative level. Either a request for review or a request for reconsideration must be
submitted to the appropriate level within 30 calendar days after receipt of the initial adverse determination.

(End of clause)

                                   PART II - CONTRACT CLAUSES

                                       Section I - Contract Clauses


52.202-1 Definitions. (JUL 2004)

52.203-3 Gratuities. (APR 1984)

52.203-5 Covenant Against Contingent Fees. (APR 1984)

52.203-6 Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government. (SEP 2006)

52.203-7 Anti-Kickback Procedures. (OCT 2010)

52.203-8 Cancellation, Rescission, and Recovery of Funds for Illegal or Improper Activity. (JAN
1997)
52.203-10 Price or Fee Adjustment for Illegal or Improper Activity. (JAN 1997)

52.203-12 Limitation on Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions. (OCT 2010)

52.203-13 Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct. (APR 2010)

52.203-15 Whistleblower Protections Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
(JUN 2010)

52.204-4 Printed or Copied Double-Sided on Recycled Paper. (AUG 2000)

52.204-7 Central Contractor Registration. (APR 2008)

52.204-10 Reporting Subcontract Awards. (SEP 2007)

52.204-11 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act--Reporting Requirements. (JUL 2010)

52.209-6 Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred,
Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (SEP 2006)

52.209-9 Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (JAN 2011)

52.215-2 Audit and Records - Negotiation. (OCT 2010)

52.215-8 Order of Precedence - Uniform Contract Format. (OCT 1997)

52.215-10 Price Reduction for Defective Certified Cost or Pricing Data. (OCT 2010)

52.215-11 Price Reduction for Defective Certified Cost or Pricing Data - Modifications. (OCT 2010)

52.215-12 Subcontractor Certified Cost or Pricing Data. (OCT 2010)

52.215-13 Subcontractor Certified Cost or Pricing Data - Modifications. (OCT 2010)

52.215-14 Integrity of Unit Prices. (OCT 2010)

52.215-19 Notification of Ownership Changes. (OCT 1997)

52.215-21 Requirements for Certified Cost or Pricing Data and Data Other Than Certified Cost or
Pricing Data - Modifications. (OCT 2010)

52.219-8 Utilization of Small Business Concerns. (MAY 2004)

52.219-9 Small Business Subcontracting Plan. (OCT 2010) - Alternate II (OCT 2001)

52.219-28 Post-Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation. (APR 2009)

52.222-1 Notice to the Government of Labor Disputes. (FEB 1997)

52.222-3 Convict Labor. (JUN 2003)

52.222-4 Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act - Overtime Compensation. (JUL 2005)

52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities. (FEB 1999)

52.222-26 Equal Opportunity. (MAR 2007)
52.222-29 Notification of Visa Denial. (JUN 2003)

52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Veterans. (SEP 2010)

52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities. (OCT 2010)

52.222-37 Employment Reports on Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and
Other Eligible Veterans. (SEP 2006)

52.222-41 Service Contract Act of 1965. (NOV 2007)

52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons. (FEB 2009)

52.222-54 Employment Eligibility Verification. (JAN 2009)

52.223-5 Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know Information. (AUG 2003)

52.223-6 Drug-Free Workplace. (MAY 2001)

52.223-10 Waste Reduction Program. (AUG 2000)

52.223-12 Refrigeration Equipment and Air Conditioners. (MAY 1995)

52.223-14 Toxic Chemical Release Reporting. (AUG 2003)

52.223-16 IEEE 1680 Standard for the Environmental Assessment of Personal Computer Products.
(DEC 2007)

52.223-17 Affirmative Procurement of EPA-designated Items in Service and Construction Contracts.
(MAY 2008)

52.223-18 Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging While Driving. (SEP 2010)

52.224-1 Privacy Act Notification. (APR 1984)

52.224-2 Privacy Act. (APR 1984)

52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases. (JUN 2008)

52.225-25 Prohibition on Engaging in Sanctioned Activities Relating to Iran-Certification. (SEP
2010)

52.227-1 Authorization and Consent. (DEC 2007)

52.227-2 Notice and Assistance Regarding Patent and Copyright Infringement. (DEC 2007)

52.227-3 Patent Indemnity. (APR 1984)

52.227-14 Rights in Data--General. (DEC 2007)

52.227-16 Additional Data Requirements. (JUN 1987)

52.227-17 Rights in Data--Special Works. (DEC 2007)

52.227-19 Commercial Computer Software License. (DEC 2007)
52.229-3 Federal, State, and Local Taxes. (APR 2003)

52.232-8 Discounts for Prompt Payment. (FEB 2002)

52.232-9 Limitation on Withholding of Payments. (APR 1984)

52.232-17 Interest. (OCT 2010)

52.232-20 Limitation of Cost. (APR 1984)

52.232-22 Limitation of Funds. (APR 1984)

52.232-23 Assignment of Claims. (JAN 1986)

52.232-25 Prompt payment. (OCT 2008)

52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer - Central Contractor Registration. (OCT 2003)

52.232-36 Payment by Third Party. (FEB 2010)

52.233-1 Disputes. (JUL 2002)

52.233-3 Protest after Award. (AUG 1996)

52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim. (OCT 2004)

52.237-3 Continuity of Services. (JAN 1991)

52.239-1 Privacy or Security Safeguards. (AUG 1996)

52.242-1 Notice of Intent to Disallow Costs. (APR 1984)

52.242-3 Penalties for Unallowable Costs. (MAY 2001)

52.242-4 Certification of Final Indirect Costs. (JAN 1997)

52.242-13 Bankruptcy. (JUL 1995)

52.243-3 Changes - Time-and-Materials or Labor-Hours. (SEP 2000)

52.244-2 Subcontracts. (OCT 2010)

52.244-5 Competition in Subcontracting. (DEC 1996)

52.245-1 Government Property. (AUG 2010)

52.245-9 Use and Charges. (AUG 2010)

52.246-25 Limitation of Liability - Services. (FEB 1997)

52.247-63 Preference for U.S.-Flag Air Carriers. (JUN 2003)

52.247-64 Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels. (FEB 2006)

52.249-6 Termination (Cost-Reimbursement). (MAY 2004) - Alternate IV (SEP 1996)
52.249-14 Excusable Delays. (APR 1984)

52.253-1 Computer Generated Forms. (JAN 1991)

1552.211-75 Working files. (APR 1984)

1552.211-77 Final reports. (APR 1984)

1552.211-78 Management consulting services. (APR 1985)

1552.211-79 Compliance with EPA Policies for Information Resources Management. (OCT 2000)

1552.211-80 Data standards for the transmission of laboratory measurement results. (OCT 2000)

1552.215-73 General financial and organizational information. (AUG 1999)

1552.219-74 Small disadvantaged business participation evaluation factor. (OCT 2000)

1552.223-71 EPA Green Meetings and Conferences. (MAY 2007)

1552.235-75 Access to Toxic Substances Control Act Confidential Business Information (Apr 1996).
(APR 1996)

1552.239-103 Acquisition of Energy Star Compliant Microcomputers, Including Personal
Computers, Monitors and Printers. (APR 1996)

52.203-14 Display of Hotline Poster(s). (DEC 2007)

(a) Definition.

"United States," as used in this clause, means the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and outlying areas.

(b) Display of fraud hotline poster(s). Except as provided in paragraph (c)--

         (1) During contract performance in the United States, the Contractor shall prominently display in
         common work areas within business segments performing work under this contract and at contract
         work sites--

                  (i) Any agency fraud hotline poster or Department of Homeland Security (DHS) fraud
                  hotline poster identified in paragraph (b)(3) of this clause; and

                  (ii) Any DHS fraud hotline poster subsequently identified by the Contracting Officer.

         (2) Additionally, if the Contractor maintains a company website as a method of providing
         information to employees, the Contractor shall display an electronic version of the poster(s) at the
         website.

         (3) Any required posters may be obtained as follows:

         Poster(s) Obtain from http://www.epa.gov/oigearth/hotline.htm

(c) If the Contractor has implemented a business ethics and conduct awareness program, including a
reporting mechanism, such as a hotline poster, then the Contractor need not display any agency fraud
hotline posters as required in paragraph (b) of this clause, other than any required DHS posters.
(d) Subcontracts. The Contractor shall include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (d), in
all subcontracts that exceed $5,000,000, except when the subcontract--

         (1) Is for the acquisition of a commercial item; or

         (2) Is performed entirely outside the United States.

(End of clause)

52.216-18 Ordering. (OCT 1995)

(a) Any supplies and services to be furnished under this contract shall be ordered by issuance of delivery
orders or task orders by the individuals or activities designated in the Schedule. Such orders may be issued
from the contract effective date through the contract expiration date.

(b) All delivery orders or task orders are subject to the terms and conditions of this contract. In the event of
conflict between a delivery order or task order and this contract, the contract shall control.

(c) If mailed, a delivery order or task order is considered "issued" when the Government deposits the order
in the mail. Orders may be issued orally, by facsimile, or by electronic commerce methods only if
authorized in the Schedule.

(End of clause)

52.216-19 Order Limitations. (OCT 1995)

(a) Minimum order. When the Government requires supplies or services covered by this contract in an
amount of less than $1,000, the Government is not obligated to purchase, nor is the Contractor obligated to
furnish, those supplies or services under the contract.

(b) Maximum order. The Contractor is not obligated to honor -

         (1) Any order for a single item in excess of $10,000,000;

         (2) Any order for a combination of items in excess of $25,000,000; or

         (3) A series of orders from the same ordering office within 7days that together call for quantities
         exceeding the limitation in subparagraph (b)(1) or (2) of this section.

(c) If this is a requirements contract (i.e., includes the Requirements clause at subsection 52.216-21 of the
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)), the Government is not required to order a part of any one
requirement from the Contractor if that requirement exceeds the maximum-order limitations in paragraph
(b) of this section.

(d) Notwithstanding paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, the Contractor shall honor any order exceeding
the maximum order limitations in paragraph (b), unless that order (or orders) is returned to the ordering
office within 3days after issuance, with written notice stating the Contractor's intent not to ship the item
(or items) called for and the reasons. Upon receiving this notice, the Government may acquire the supplies
or services from another source.

(End of clause)

52.216-22 Indefinite Quantity. (OCT 1995)

(a) This is an indefinite-quantity contract for the supplies or services specified, and effective for the period
stated, in the Schedule. The quantities of supplies and services specified in the Schedule are estimates only
and are not purchased by this contract.

(b) Delivery or performance shall be made only as authorized by orders issued in accordance with the
Ordering clause. The Contractor shall furnish to the Government, when and if ordered, the supplies or
services specified in the Schedule up to and including the quantity designated in the Schedule as the
"maximum." The Government shall order at least the quantity of supplies or services designated in the
Schedule as the "minimum."

(c) Except for any limitations on quantities in the Order Limitations clause or in the Schedule, there is no
limit on the number of orders that may be issued. The Government may issue orders requiring delivery to
multiple destinations or performance at multiple locations.

(d) Any order issued during the effective period of this contract and not completed within that period shall
be completed by the Contractor within the time specified in the order. The contract shall govern the
Contractor's and Government's rights and obligations with respect to that order to the same extent as if the
order were completed during the contract's effective period; provided, that the Contractor shall not be
required to make any deliveries under this contract after 180 days beyond the expiration date of the
contract.

(End of clause)

52.217-8 Option to Extend Services. (NOV 1999)

The Government may require continued performance of any services within the limits and at the rates
specified in the contract. These rates may be adjusted only as a result of revisions to prevailing labor rates
provided by the Secretary of Labor. The option provision may be exercised more than once, but the total
extension of performance hereunder shall not exceed 6 months. The Contracting Officer may exercise the
option by written notice to the Contractor within 30 days.

(End of clause)

52.227-23 Rights to Proposal Data (Technical). (JUN 1987)

Except for data contained on pages (To be determined at time of contract award), it is agreed that as a
condition of award of this contract, and notwithstanding the conditions of any notice appearing thereon, the
Government shall have unlimited rights (as defined in the "Rights in Data - General" clause contained in
this contract) in and to the technical data contained in the proposal dated (To be determined at time of
contract award), upon which this contract is based.

(End of clause)

52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference. (FEB 1998)

This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were
given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full
text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): www.acquisition.gov

(End of clause)

52.252-6 Authorized Deviations in Clauses. (APR 1984)

(a) The use in this solicitation or contract of any Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) clause
with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the date of the clause.

(b) The use in this solicitation or contract of any Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation
(48 CFR Chapter 15) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)"
after the name of the regulation.

(End of clause)

1552.237-70 Contract publication review procedures. (APR 1984)

(a) Material generated under this contract intended for release to the public is subject to the Agency's
publication review process in accordance with the EPA Order on this subject and the following.

(b) Except as indicated in paragraph (c) of this contract, the Contractor shall not independently publish or
print material generated under this contract until after completion of the EPA review process. The Project
Officer will notify the Contractor of review completion within 30 calendar days after the Contractor's
transmittal to the Project Officer of material generated under this contract. If the Contractor does not
receive Project Officer notification within this period, the Contractor shall immediately notify the
Contracting Officer in writing.

(c) The Contractor may publish, in a scientific journal, material resulting directly or indirectly from work
performed under this contract, subject to the following:

         (1) The Contractor shall submit to the Contracting Officer and the Project Officer, at least 30 days
         prior to publication, a copy of any paper, article, or other dissemination of information intended
         for publication.

         (2) The Contractor shall include the following statement in a journal article which has not been
         subjected to EPA review: "Although the research described in this article has been funded wholly
         or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency contract (number) to (Name of
         Contractor), it has not been subject to the Agency's review and therefore does not necessarily
         reflect the views of the Agency, and no official endorsement should be inferred."

         (3) Following publication of the journal article, the Contractor shall submit five copies of the
         journal article to the Project Officer, and one copy to the Contracting Officer.

(d) If the Government has completed the review process and agreed that the contract material may be
attributed to EPA, the Contractor shall include the following statement in the document:

This material has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency
under contract (number) to (name). It has been subject to the Agency's review, and it has been approved for
publication as an EPA document. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute
endorsement or recommendation for use.

(e) If the Government has completed the review process, but decides not to publish the material, the
Contractor may independently publish and distribute the material for its own use and its own expense, and
shall include the following statement in any independent publication:

Although the information described in this article has been funded wholly or in part by the United States
Environmental Protection Agency under contract (number) to (name), it does not necessarily reflect the
views of the Agency and no official endorsement should be inferred.

(End of clause)

1552.237-71 Technical direction. (AUG 2009)

(a) Definitions.

Contracting officer technical representative (COTR), means an individual appointed by the contracting
officer in accordance with Agency procedures to perform specific technical and administrative functions.
Task order, as used in this clause, means work assignment, delivery order, or any other document issued by
the contracting officer to order work under a service contract.

(b) The contracting officer technical representative(s) may provide technical direction on contract or work
request performance. Technical direction includes:

(1) Instruction to the contractor that approves approaches, solutions, designs, or refinements; fills in details;
completes the general descriptions of work shifts emphasis among work areas or tasks; and

(2) Evaluation and acceptance of reports or other deliverables.

(c) Technical direction must be within the scope of work of the contract and any task order there under. The
contracting officer technical representative(s) does not have the authority to issue technical direction which:

(1) Requires additional work outside the scope of the contract or task order;

(2) Constitutes a change as defined in the “Changes” clause;

(3) Causes an increase or decrease in the estimated cost of the contract or task order;

(4) Alters the period of performance of the contract or task order; or

(5) Changes any of the other terms or conditions of the contract or task order.

(d) Technical direction will be issued in writing or confirmed in writing within five (5) days after oral
issuance. The contracting officer will be copied on any technical direction issued by the contracting officer
technical representative.

(e) If, in the contractor's opinion, any instruction or direction by the contracting officer technical
representative(s) falls within any of the categories defined in paragraph (c) of the clause, the contractor
shall not proceed but shall notify the contracting officer in writing within 3 days after receiving it and shall
request that the contracting officer take appropriate action as described in this paragraph. Upon receiving
this notification, the contracting officer shall:

(1) Advise the contractor in writing as soon as practicable, but no later than 30 days after receipt of the
contractor's notification, that the technical direction is within the scope of the contract effort and does not
constitute a change under the “Changes” clause of the contract;

(2) Advise the contractor within a reasonable time that the government will issue a written modification to
the contract; or

(3) Advise the contractor that the technical direction is outside the scope of the contract and is thereby
rescinded.

(f) A failure of the contractor and contracting officer to agree as to whether the technical direction is within
the scope of the contract, or a failure to agree upon the contract action to be taken with respect thereto, shall
be subject to the provisions of the clause entitled “Disputes” in this contract.

(g) Any action(s) taken by the contractor, in response to any direction given by any person acting on behalf
of the government or any government official other than the contracting officer or the contracting officer
technical representative, shall be at the contractor's risk.

(End of clause)


1552.237-76 Government-Contractor Relations. (JUN 1999)

(a) The Government and the Contractor understand and agree that the services to be delivered under this
contract by the contractor to the Government are non-personal services and the parties recognize and agree
that no employer-employee relationship exists or will exist under the contract between the Government and
the Contractor's personnel. It is, therefore, in the best interest of the Government to afford both parties a full
understanding of their respective obligations.

(b) Contractor personnel under this contract shall not:

         (1) Be placed in a position where they are under the supervision, direction, or evaluation of a
         Government employee.

         (2) Be placed in a position of command, supervision, administration or control over Government
         personnel, or over personnel of other Contractors under other EPA contracts, or become a part of
         the Government organization.

         (3) Be used in administration or supervision of Government procurement activities.

(c) Employee relationship. (1) The services to be performed under this contract do not require the
Contractor or his/her personnel to exercise personal judgment and discretion on behalf of the Government.
Rather the Contractor's personnel will act and exercise personal judgment and discretion on behalf of the
Contractor.

         (2) Rules, regulations, directives, and requirements that are issued by the U.S. Environmental
         Protection Agency under its responsibility for good order, administration, and security are
         applicable to all personnel who enter the Government installation or who travel on Government
         transportation. This is not to be construed or interpreted to establish any degree of Government
         control that is inconsistent with a non-personal services contract.

(d) Inapplicability of employee benefits. This contract does not create an employer-employee relationship.
Accordingly, entitlements and benefits applicable to such relationships do not apply.

         (1) Payments by the Government under this contract are not subject to Federal income tax
         withholdings.

         (2) Payments by the Government under this contract are not subject to the Federal Insurance
         Contributions Act.

         (3) The Contractor is not entitled to unemployment compensation benefits under the Social
         Security Act, as amended, by virtue of performance of this contract.

         (4) The Contractor is not entitled to workman's compensation benefits by virtue of this contract.

         (5) The entire consideration and benefits to the Contractor for performance of this contract is
         contained in the provisions for payment under this contract.

(e) Notice. It is the Contractor's, as well as, the Government's responsibility to monitor contract activities
and notify the Contracting Officer if the Contractor believes that the intent of this clause has been or may
be violated.

         (1) The Contractor should notify the Contracting Officer in writing promptly, within (to be
         negotiated and inserted into the basic contract at contract award) calendar days from the date of
         any incident that the Contractor considers to constitute a violation of this clause. The notice should
         include the date, nature and circumstance of the conduct, the name, function and activity of each
         Government employee or Contractor official or employee involved or knowledgeable about such
         conduct, identify any documents or substance of any oral communication involved in the conduct,
         and the estimate in time by which the Government must respond to this notice to minimize cost,
         delay or disruption of performance.
         (2) The Contracting Officer will promptly, within (to be negotiated and inserted into the basic
         contract at contract award) calendar days after receipt of notice, respond to the notice in writing.
         In responding, the Contracting Officer will either:

                   (i) Confirm that the conduct is in violation and when necessary direct the mode of further
                   performance,

                   (ii) Countermand any communication regarded as a violation,

                   (iii) Deny that the conduct constitutes a violation and when necessary direct the mode of
                   further performance; or

                   (iv) In the event the notice is inadequate to make a decision, advise the Contractor what
                   additional information is required, and establish the date by which it should be furnished
                   by the Contractor and the date thereafter by which the Government will respond.

(End of clause)

          PART III – LIST OF DOCUMENTS, EXHIBITS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS

                     Section J - List of Documents, Exhibits and Other Attachments

List of Attachments

Number             Attachment Title
1                  Statement of Work
2                  Minimum Standards for a Conflict of Interest Plan
3                  Past Performance Questionnaire
4                  Client Authorization Form
5                  Technical Questions

(End of clause)

             Section K - Representations, Certifications, and Other Statements of Bidders


52.203-11 Certification and Disclosure Regarding Payments to Influence Certain Federal
Transactions. (SEP 2007)

52.222-38 Compliance with Veterans' Employment Reporting Requirements. (DEC 2001)

52.223-4 Recovered Material Certification. (MAY 2008)

1552.209-72 Organizational conflict of interest certification. (APR 1984)

1552.224-70 Social security numbers of consultants and certain sole proprietors and Privacy Act
statement. (APR 1984)

52.204-3 Taxpayer Identification. (OCT 1998)


(a) Definitions.

"Common parent," as used in this provision, means that corporate entity that owns or controls an affiliated
group of corporations that files its Federal income tax returns on a consolidated basis, and of which the
offeror is a member.

"Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)," as used in this provision, means the number required by the
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to be used by the offeror in reporting income tax and other returns. The
TIN may be either a Social Security Number or an Employer Identification Number.

(b) All offerors must submit the information required in paragraphs (d) through (f) of this provision to
comply with debt collection requirements of 31 U.S.C. 7701(c) and 3325(d), reporting requirements of 26
U.S.C. 6041, 6041A, and 6050M, and implementing regulations issued by the IRS. If the resulting contract
is subject to the payment reporting requirements described in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 4.904,
the failure or refusal by the offeror to furnish the information may result in a 31 percent reduction of
payments otherwise due under the contract.

(c) The TIN may be used by the Government to collect and report on any delinquent amounts arising out of
the offeror's relationship with the Government (31 U.S.C. 7701(c)(3)). If the resulting contract is subject to
the payment reporting requirements described in FAR 4.904, the TIN provided hereunder may be matched
with IRS records to verify the accuracy of the offeror's TIN.

(d) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN).

[ ] TIN: _____________________.

[ ] TIN has been applied for.

[ ] TIN is not required because:

[ ] Offeror is a nonresident alien, foreign corporation, or foreign partnership that does not have income
effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business in the United States and does not have an
office or place of business or a fiscal paying agent in the United States;

[ ] Offeror is an agency or instrumentality of a foreign government;

[ ] Offeror is an agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government.

(e) Type of organization.

[ ] Sole proprietorship;

[ ] Partnership;

[ ] Corporate entity (not tax-exempt);

[ ] Corporate entity (tax-exempt);

[ ] Government entity (Federal, State, or local);

[ ] Foreign government;

[ ] International organization per 26 CFR 1.6049-4;

[ ] Other _________________________.

(f) Common parent.

[ ] Offeror is not owned or controlled by a common parent as defined in paragraph (a) of this provision.
[ ] Name and TIN of common parent:

Name _____________________________

TIN ______________________________

(End of provision)

52.204-5 Women-Owned Business (Other Than Small Business). (MAY 1999)

(a) Definition. "Women-owned business concern," as used in this provision, means a concern that is at least
51 percent owned by one or more women; or in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent
of its stock is owned by one or more women; and whose management and daily business operations are
controlled by one or more women.

(b) Representation. [Complete only if the offeror is a women-owned business concern and has not
represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (b)(1) of FAR 52.219-1, Small Business
Program Representations, of this solicitation.] The offeror represents that it * is a women-owned business
concern.

(End of provision)

52.204-8 Annual Representations and Certifications. (OCT 2010)

(a)(1) The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 541620,
Environmental Consulting Services.

         (2) The small business size standard is $7 Million.

         (3) The small business size standard for a concern which submits an offer in its own name, other
         than on a construction or service contract, but which proposes to furnish a product which it did not
         itself manufacture, is 500 employees.

(b)(1) If the clause at 52.204-7, Central Contractor Registration, is included in this solicitation, paragraph
(d) of this provision applies.

         (2) If the clause at 52.204-7 is not included in this solicitation, and the offeror is currently
         registered in CCR, and has completed the ORCA electronically, the offeror may choose to use
         paragraph (d) of this provision instead of completing the corresponding individual representations
         and certifications in the solicitation. The offeror shall indicate which option applies by checking
         one of the following boxes:

                  [ ] (i) Paragraph (d) applies.

                  [ ] (ii) Paragraph (d) does not apply and the offeror has completed the individual
                  representations and certifications in the solicitation.

(c)(1) The following representations or certifications in ORCA are applicable to this solicitation as
indicated:

                  (i) 52.203-2, Certificate of Independent Price Determination. This provision applies to
                  solicitations when a firm-fixed-price contract or fixed-price contract with economic price
                  adjustment is contemplated, unless--

                           (A) The acquisition is to be made under the simplified acquisition procedures in
                           Part 13;
         (B) The solicitation is a request for technical proposals under two-step sealed
         bidding procedures; or

         (C) The solicitation is for utility services for which rates are set by law or
         regulation.

(ii) 52.203-11, Certification and Disclosure Regarding Payments to Influence Certain
Federal Transactions. This provision applies to solicitations expected to exceed $150,000.

(iii) 52.204-3, Taxpayer Identification. This provision applies to solicitations that do not
include the clause at 52.204-7, Central Contractor Registration.

(iv) 52.204-5, Women-Owned Business (Other Than Small Business). This provision
applies to solicitations that--

         (A) Are not set aside for small business concerns;

         (B) Exceed the simplified acquisition threshold; and

         (C) Are for contracts that will be performed in the United States or its outlying
         areas.

(v) 52.209-5, Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters. This provision applies to
solicitations where the contract value is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition
threshold.

(vi) 52.214-14, Place of Performance--Sealed Bidding. This provision applies to
invitations for bids except those in which the place of performance is specified by the
Government.

(vii) 52.215-6, Place of Performance. This provision applies to solicitations unless the
place of performance is specified by the Government.

(viii) 52.219-1, Small Business Program Representations (Basic & Alternate I). This
provision applies to solicitations when the contract will be performed in the United States
or its outlying areas.

         (A) The basic provision applies when the solicitations are issued by other than
         DoD, NASA, and the Coast Guard.

         (B) The provision with its Alternate I applies to solicitations issued by DoD,
         NASA, or the Coast Guard.

(ix) 52.219-2, Equal Low Bids. This provision applies to solicitations when contracting
by sealed bidding and the contract will be performed in the United States or its outlying
areas.

(x) 52.222-22, Previous Contracts and Compliance Reports. This provision applies to
solicitations that include the clause at 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity.

(xi) 52.222-25, Affirmative Action Compliance. This provision applies to solicitations,
other than those for construction, when the solicitation includes the clause at 52.222-26,
Equal Opportunity.

(xii) 52.222-38, Compliance with Veterans' Employment Reporting Requirements. This
         provision applies to solicitations when it is anticipated the contract award will exceed the
         simplified acquisition threshold and the contract is not for acquisition of commercial
         items.

         (xiii) 52.223-1, Biobased Product Certification. This provision applies to solicitations that
         require the delivery or specify the use of USDA-designated items; or include the clause at
         52.223-2, Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and
         Construction Contracts.

         (xiv) 52.223-4, Recovered Material Certification. This provision applies to solicitations
         that are for, or specify the use of, EPA-designated items.

         (xv) 52.225-2, Buy American Act Certificate. This provision applies to solicitations
         containing the clause at 52.225-1.

         (xvi) 52.225-4, Buy American Act--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act
         Certificate. (Basic, Alternate I, and Alternate II) This provision applies to solicitations
         containing the clause at 52.225-3.

                  (A) If the acquisition value is less than $25,000, the basic provision applies.

                  (B) If the acquisition value is $25,000 or more but is less than $50,000, the
                  provision with its Alternate I applies.

                  (C) If the acquisition value is $50,000 or more but is less than $67,826, the
                  provision with its Alternate II applies.

         (xvii) 52.225-6, Trade Agreements Certificate. This provision applies to solicitations
         containing the clause at 52.225-5.

         (xviii) 52.225-20, Prohibition on Conducting Restricted Business Operations in
         Sudan--Certification. This provision applies to all solicitations.

         (xix) 52.225-25, Prohibition on Engaging in Sanctioned Activities Relating to
         Iran-Certification. This provision applies to all solicitations.

         (xx) 52.226-2, Historically Black College or University and Minority Institution
         Representation. This provision applies to--

                  (A) Solicitations for research, studies, supplies, or services of the type normally
                  acquired from higher educational institutions; and

                  (B) For DoD, NASA, and Coast Guard acquisitions, solicitations that contain the
                  clause at 52.219-23, Notice of Price Evaluation Adjustment for Small
                  Disadvantaged Business Concerns.

(2) The following certifications are applicable as indicated by the Contracting Officer:

         (Contracting Officer check as appropriate.)

         [ ](i) 52.219-19, Small Business Concern Representation for the Small Business
         Competitiveness Demonstration Program.

         [ ](ii) 52.219-21, Small Business Size Representation for Targeted Industry Categories
         Under the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program.
                     [ ](iii) 52.219-22, Small Disadvantaged Business Status.

                                [ ](A) Basic.

                                [ ](B) Alternate I.

                     [ ](iv) 52.222-18, Certification Regarding Knowledge of Child Labor for Listed End
                     Products.

                     [ ](v) 52.222-48, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Act to Contracts
                     for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment Certification.

                     [ ](vi) 52.222-52 Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Act to Contracts
                     for Certain Services--Certification.

                     [ ](vii) 52.223-9, with its Alternate I, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material
                     Content for EPA-Designated Products (Alternate I only).

                     [ ](viii) 52.223-13, Certification of Toxic Chemical Release Reporting.

                     [ ](ix) 52.227-6, Royalty Information.

                                [ ](A) Basic.

                                [ ](B) Alternate I.

                     [ ](x) 52.227-15, Representation of Limited Rights Data and Restricted Computer
                     Software.

(d) The offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically via the Online
Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) website at http://orca.bpn.gov. After reviewing the
ORCA database information, the offeror verifies by submission of the offer that the representations and
certifications currently posted electronically that apply to this solicitation as indicated in paragraph (c) of
this provision have been entered or updated within the last 12 months, are current, accurate, complete, and
applicable to this solicitation (including the business size standard applicable to the NAICS code referenced
for this solicitation), as of the date of this offer and are incorporated in this offer by reference (see FAR
4.1201); except for the changes identified below (offeror to insert changes, identifying change by clause
number, title, date). These amended representation(s) and/or certification(s) are also incorporated in this
offer and are current, accurate, and complete as of the date of this offer.

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Any changes provided by the offeror are applicable to this solicitation only, and do not result in an update
to the representations and certifications posted on ORCA.

(End of Provision)

52.209-5 Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters. (APR 2010)

(a)(1) The Offeror certifies, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that -

                     (i) The Offeror and/or any of its Principals -

                                (A) Are [ ] are not [ ] presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, or
declared ineligible for the award of contracts by any Federal agency;

(B) Have [ ] have not [ ], within a three-year period preceding this offer, been
convicted of or had a civil judgment rendered against them for: commission of
fraud or a criminal offense in connection with obtaining, attempting to obtain, or
performing a public (Federal, State, or local) contract or subcontract; violation
of Federal or State antitrust statutes relating to the submission of offers; or
commission of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction
of records, making false statements, tax evasion, violating Federal criminal tax
laws, or receiving stolen property (if offeror checks "have", the offeror shall also
see 52.209-7, if included in this solicitation);

(C) Are [ ] are not [ ] presently indicted for, or otherwise criminally or civilly
charged by a governmental entity with, commission of any of the offenses
enumerated in paragraph (a)(1)(i)(B) of this provision; and

(D) Have [ ], have not [ ], within a three-year period preceding this offer, been
notified of any delinquent Federal taxes in an amount that exceeds $3,000 for
which the liability remains unsatisfied.

         (1) Federal taxes are considered delinquent if both of the following
         criteria apply:

                  (i) The tax liability is finally determined. The liability is
                  finally determined if it has been assessed. A liability is not
                  finally determined if there is a pending administrative or
                  judicial challenge. In the case of a judicial challenge to the
                  liability, the liability is not finally determined until all judicial
                  appeal rights have been exhausted.

                  (ii) The taxpayer is delinquent in making payment. A taxpayer
                  is delinquent if the taxpayer has failed to pay the tax liability
                  when full payment was due and required. A taxpayer is not
                  delinquent in cases where enforced collection action is
                  precluded.

         (2) Examples. (i) The taxpayer has received a statutory notice of
         deficiency, under I.R.C. Sec. 6212, which entitles the taxpayer to seek
         Tax Court review of a proposed tax deficiency. This is not a delinquent
         tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek Tax
         Court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has
         exercised all judicial appeal rights.

                  (ii) The IRS has filed a notice of Federal tax lien with respect
                  to an assessed tax liability, and the taxpayer has been issued a
                  notice under I.R.C. Sec. 6320 entitling the taxpayer to
                  request a hearing with the IRS Office of Appeals contesting
                  the lien filing, and to further appeal to the Tax Court if the
                  IRS determines to sustain the lien filing. In the course of the
                  hearing, the taxpayer is entitled to contest the underlying tax
                  liability because the taxpayer has had no prior opportunity to
                  contest the liability. This is not a delinquent tax because it is
                  not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek tax court
                  review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer
                  has exercised all judicial appeal rights.
                                               (iii) The taxpayer has entered into an installment agreement
                                               pursuant to I.R.C. Sec. 6159. The taxpayer is making timely
                                               payments and is in full compliance with the agreement terms.
                                               The taxpayer is not delinquent because the taxpayer is not
                                               currently required to make full payment.

                                               (iv) The taxpayer has filed for bankruptcy protection. The
                                               taxpayer is not delinquent because enforced collection action
                                               is stayed under 11 U.S.C. 362 (the Bankruptcy Code).

                   (ii) The Offeror has [ ] has not [ ], within a three-year period preceding this offer, had one
                   or more contracts terminated for default by any Federal agency.

         (2) "Principal," for the purposes of this certification, means an officer, director, owner, partner, or
         a person having primary management or supervisory responsibilities within a business entity (e.g.,
         general manager; plant manager; head of a division or business segment; and similar positions).

         This Certification Concerns a Matter Within the Jurisdiction of an Agency of the United States
         and the Making of a False, Fictitious, or Fraudulent Certification May Render the Maker Subject
         to Prosecution Under Section 1001, Title 18, United States Code.

(b) The Offeror shall provide immediate written notice to the Contracting Officer if, at any time prior to
contract award, the Offeror learns that its certification was erroneous when submitted or has become
erroneous by reason of changed circumstances.

(c) A certification that any of the items in paragraph (a) of this provision exists will not necessarily result in
withholding of an award under this solicitation. However, the certification will be considered in connection
with a determination of the Offeror's responsibility. Failure of the Offeror to furnish a certification or
provide such additional information as requested by the Contracting Officer may render the Offeror
nonresponsible.

(d) Nothing contained in the foregoing shall be construed to require establishment of a system of records in
order to render, in good faith, the certification required by paragraph (a) of this provision. The knowledge
and information of an Offeror is not required to exceed that which is normally possessed by a prudent
person in the ordinary course of business dealings.

(e) The certification in paragraph (a) of this provision is a material representation of fact upon which
reliance was placed when making award. If it is later determined that the Offeror knowingly rendered an
erroneous certification, in addition to other remedies available to the Government, the Contracting Officer
may terminate the contract resulting from this solicitation for default.

(End of provision)

52.209-7 Information Regarding Responsibility Matters. (JAN 2011)

(a) Definitions. As used in this provision—
“Administrative proceeding” means a non-judicial process that is adjudicatory in nature in order to make a
determination of fault or liability (e.g., Securities and Exchange Commission Administrative Proceedings,
Civilian Board of Contract Appeals Proceedings, and Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals
Proceedings). This includes administrative proceedings at the Federal and State level but only in connection
with performance of a Federal contract or grant. It does not include agency actions such as contract audits,
site visits, corrective plans, or inspection of deliverables.

“Federal contracts and grants with total value greater than $10,000,000” means—
(1) The total value of all current, active contracts and grants, including all priced options; and
(2) The total value of all current, active orders including all priced options under indefinite-delivery,
indefinite-quantity, 8(a), or requirements contracts (including task and delivery and multiple-award
Schedules).

“Principal” means an officer, director, owner, partner, or a person having primary management or
supervisory responsibilities within a business entity (e.g., general manager; plant manager; head of a
division or business segment; and similar positions).

   (b) The offeror [ ] has [ ] does not have current active Federal contracts and grants with total value
greater than $10,000,000.

   (c) If the offeror checked “has” in paragraph (b) of this provision, the offeror represents, by submission
of this offer, that the information it has entered in the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity
Information System (FAPIIS) is current, accurate, and complete as of the date of submission of this offer
with regard to the following information:
       (1) Whether the offeror, and/or any of its principals, has or has not, within the last five years, in
connection with the award to or performance by the offeror of a Federal contract or grant, been the subject
of a proceeding, at the Federal or State level that resulted in any of the following dispositions:
          (i) In a criminal proceeding, a conviction.
          (ii) In a civil proceeding, a finding of fault and liability that results in the payment of a monetary
fine, penalty, reimbursement, restitution, or damages of $5,000 or more.
          (iii) In an administrative proceeding, a finding of fault and liability that results in—
              (A) The payment of a monetary fine or penalty of $5,000 or more; or
              (B) The payment of a reimbursement, restitution, or damages in excess of $100,000.
          (iv) In a criminal, civil, or administrative proceeding, a disposition of the matter by consent or
compromise with an acknowledgment of fault by the Contractor if the proceeding could have led to any of
the outcomes specified in paragraphs (c)(1)(i), (c)(1)(ii), or (c)(1)(iii) of this provision.
       (2) If the offeror has been involved in the last five years in any of the occurrences listed in (c)(1) of
this provision, whether the offeror has provided the requested information with regard to each occurrence.

   (d) The offeror shall post the information in paragraphs (c)(1)(i) through (c)(1)(iv) of this provision in
FAPIIS as required through maintaining an active registration in the Central Contractor Registration
database at http://www.ccr.gov (see 52.204-7).

(End of provision)

52.215-6 Place of Performance. (OCT 1997)

(a) The offeror or respondent, in the performance of any contract resulting from this solicitation, [ ] intends,
[ ] does not intend [check applicable block] to use one or more plants or facilities located at a different
address from the address of the offeror or respondent as indicated in this proposal or response to request for
information.

(b) If the offeror or respondent checks "intends" in paragraph (a) of this provision, it shall insert in the
following spaces the required information:

Place of Performance     Name and Address of Owner
(Street Address, City,   and Operator of the Plant or
State, County, Zip Code) Respondent Facility if Other
         than Offeror or

________________________             _________________________

________________________             _________________________

(End of provision)
52.219-1 Small Business Program Representations. (MAY 2004)

(a)(1) The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 541620,
Environmental Consulting Services.

         (2) The small business size standard is $7 Million.

         (3) The small business size standard for a concern which submits an offer in its own name, other
         than on a construction or service contract, but which proposes to furnish a product which it did not
         itself manufacture, is 500 employees.

(b) Representations. (1) The offeror represents as part of its offer that it ___ is, ___ is not a small business
concern.

         (2) (Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (b)(1)
         of this provision.) The offeror represents, for general statistical purposes, that it ___ is, ___ is not,
         a small disadvantaged business concern as defined in 13 CFR 124.1002.

         (3) (Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (b)(1)
         of this provision.) The offeror represents as part of its offer that it ___ is, ___ is not a
         women-owned small business concern.

         (4) (Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (b)(1)
         of this provision.) The offeror represents as part of its offer that it ___ is, ___ is not a
         veteran-owned small business concern.

         (5) (Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a veteran-owned small business concern in
         paragraph (b)(4) of this provision.) The offeror represents as part of its offer that it ___ is, ___ is
         not a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern.

         (6) (Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (b)(1)
         of this provision.) The offeror represents, as part of its offer, that-

                  (i) It ___ is, ___ is not a HUBZone small business concern listed, on the date of this
                  representation, on the List of Qualified HUBZone Small Business Concerns maintained
                  by the Small Business Administration, and no material change in ownership and control,
                  principal office, or HUBZone employee percentage has occurred since it was certified by
                  the Small Business Administration in accordance with 13 CFR part 126; and

                  (ii) It ___ is, ___ is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR
                  part 126, and the representation in paragraph (b)(6)(i) of this provision is accurate for the
                  HUBZone small business concern or concerns that are participating in the joint venture.
                  (The offeror shall enter the name or names of the HUBZone small business concern or
                  concerns that are participating in the joint venture:____________.) Each HUBZone small
                  business concern participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of
                  the HUBZone representation.

(c) Definitions. As used in this provision -

"Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern" -

         (1) Means a small business concern -

                  (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans
                  or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of
                  which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans; and

                  (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or
                  more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with
                  permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran.

         (2) Service-disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that
         is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16).

"Small business concern" means a concern, including its affiliates, that is independently owned and
operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on Government contracts, and
qualified as a small business under the criteria in 13 CFR part 121 and the size standard in paragraph (a) of
this provision.

"Veteran-owned small business concern" means a small business concern -

         (1) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more veterans (as defined at 38 U.S.C.
         101(2)) or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of
         which is owned by one or more veterans; and

         (2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more
         veterans.

"Women-owned small business concern" means a small business concern -

         (1) That is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or in the case of any publicly owned
         business, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more women; and

         (2) Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women.

(d) Notice. (1) If this solicitation is for supplies and has been set aside, in whole or in part, for small
business concerns, then the clause in this solicitation providing notice of the set-aside contains restrictions
on the source of the end items to be furnished.

         (2) Under 15 U.S.C. 645(d), any person who misrepresents a firm's status as a small, HUBZone
         small, small disadvantaged, or women-owned small business concern in order to obtain a contract
         to be awarded under the preference programs established pursuant to section 8(a), 8(d), 9, or 15 of
         the Small Business Act or any other provision of Federal law that specifically references section
         8(d) for a definition of program eligibility, shall -

                  (i) Be punished by imposition of fine, imprisonment, or both;

                  (ii) Be subject to administrative remedies, including suspension and debarment; and

                  (iii) Be ineligible for participation in programs conducted under the authority of the Act.

(End of provision)

52.222-18 Certification Regarding Knowledge of Child Labor for Listed End Products. (FEB 2001)

(a) Definition.

"Forced or indentured child labor" means all work or service -

         (1) Exacted from any person under the age of 18 under the menace of any penalty for its
         nonperformance and for which the worker does not offer himself voluntarily; or
         (2) Performed by any person under the age of 18 pursuant to a contract the enforcement of which
         can be accomplished by process or penalties.

(b) Listed end products. The following end product(s) being acquired under this solicitation is (are)
included in the List of Products Requiring Contractor Certification as to Forced or Indentured Child Labor,
identified by their country of origin. There is a reasonable basis to believe that listed end products from the
listed countries of origin may have been mined, produced, or manufactured by forced or indentured child
labor.

Listed End Product Listed Countries of Origin
[]


(c) Certification. The Government will not make award to an offeror unless the offeror, by checking the
appropriate block, certifies to either paragraph (c)(1) or paragraph (c)(2) of this provision.

[ ] (1) The offeror will not supply any end product listed in paragraph (b) of this provision that was mined,
produced, or manufactured in a corresponding country as listed for that end product.

[ ] (2) The offeror may supply an end product listed in paragraph (b) of this provision that was mined,
produced, or manufactured in the corresponding country as listed for that product. The offeror certifies that
it has made a good faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was used to mine,
produce, or manufacture such end product. On the basis of those efforts, the offeror certifies that it is not
aware of any such use of child labor.

(End of provision)

52.222-22 Previous Contracts and Compliance Reports. (FEB 1999)

The offeror represents that -

(a) It [ ] has, [ ] has not participated in a previous contract or subcontract subject the Equal Opportunity
clause of this solicitation;

(b) It [ ] has, [ ] has not filed all required compliance reports; and

(c) Representations indicating submission of required compliance reports, signed by proposed
subcontractors, will be obtained before subcontract awards.

(End of provision)

52.222-25 Affirmative Action Compliance. (APR 1984)

The offeror represents that -

(a) It [ ] has developed and has on file, [ ] has not developed and does not have on file, at each
establishment, affirmative action programs required by the rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor
(41 CFR 60-1 and 60-2); or

(b) It [ ] has not previously had contracts subject to the written affirmative action programs requirement of
the rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor.

(End of provision)
52.223-13 Certification of Toxic Chemical Release Reporting. (AUG 2003)

(a) Executive Order 13148, of April 21, 2000, Greening the Government through Leadership in
Environmental Management, requires submission of this certification as a prerequisite for contract award.

(b) By signing this offer, the offeror certifies that -

         (1) As the owner or operator of facilities that will be used in the performance of this contract that
         are subject to the filing and reporting requirements described in section 313 of the Emergency
         Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) (42 U.S.C. 11023) and section
         6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (PPA) (42 U.S.C. 13106), the offeror will file and
         continue to file for such facilities for the life of the contract the Toxic Chemical Release Inventory
         Form (Form R) as described in sections 313(a) and (g) of EPCRA and section 6607 of PPA; or

         (2) None of its owned or operated facilities to be used in the performance of this contract is subject
         to the Form R filing and reporting requirements because each such facility is exempt for at least
         one of the following reasons: (Check each block that is applicable.)

                   ___ (i) The facility does not manufacture, process, or otherwise use any toxic chemicals
                   listed in 40 CFR 372.65;

                   ___ (ii) The facility does not have 10 or more full-time employees as specified in section
                   313(b)(1)(A) of EPCRA, 42 U.S.C. 11023(b)(1)(A);

                   ___ (iii) The facility does not meet the reporting thresholds of toxic chemicals established
                   under section 313(f) of EPCRA, 42 U.S.C. 11023(f) (including the alternate thresholds at
                   40 CFR 372.27, provided an appropriate certification form has been filed with EPA);

                   ___ (iv) The facility does not fall within the following Standard Industrial Classification
                   (SIC) codes or their corresponding North American Industry Classification System
                   sectors:

                             (A) Major group code 10 (except 1011, 1081, and 1094.

                             (B) Major group code 12 (except 1241).

                             (C) Major group codes 20 through 39.

                             (D) Industry code 4911, 4931, or 4939 (limited to facilities that combust coal
                             and/or oil for the purpose of generating power for distribution in commerce).

                             (E) Industry code 4953 (limited to facilities regulated under the Resource
                             Conservation and Recovery Act, Subtitle C (42 U.S.C. 6921, et seq.), 5169,
                             5171, or 7389 (limited to facilities primarily engaged in solvent recovery
                             services on a contract or fee basis); or

                   ___ (v) The facility is not located in the United States or its outlying areas.

(End of provision)

52.225-20 Prohibition on Conducting Restricted Business Operations in Sudan--Certification. (AUG
2009)

(a) Definitions. As used in this provision--

"Business operations" means engaging in commerce in any form, including by acquiring, developing,
maintaining, owning, selling, possessing, leasing, or operating equipment, facilities, personnel, products,
services, personal property, real property, or any other apparatus of business or commerce.

"Marginalized populations of Sudan" means--

                  (1) Adversely affected groups in regions authorized to receive assistance under section
                  8(c) of the Darfur Peace and Accountability Act (Pub. L. 109-344) (50 U.S.C. 1701
                  note); and

                  (2) Marginalized areas in Northern Sudan described in section 4(9) of such Act.

"Restricted business operations" means business operations in Sudan that include power production
activities, mineral extraction activities, oil-related activities, or the production of military equipment, as
those terms are defined in the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-174).
Restricted business operations do not include business operations that the person (as that term is defined in
Section 2 of the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007) conducting the business can
demonstrate--

                  (1) Are conducted under contract directly and exclusively with the regional government
                  of southern Sudan;

                  (2) Are conducted pursuant to specific authorization from the Office of Foreign Assets
                  Control in the Department of the Treasury, or are expressly exempted under Federal law
                  from the requirement to be conducted under such authorization;

                  (3) Consist of providing goods or services to marginalized populations of Sudan;

                  (4) Consist of providing goods or services to an internationally recognized peacekeeping
                  force or humanitarian organization;

                  (5) Consist of providing goods or services that are used only to promote health or
                  education; or

                  (6) Have been voluntarily suspended.

(b) Certification. By submission of its offer, the offeror certifies that the offeror does not conduct any
restricted business operations in Sudan.

(End of provision)

52.227-15 Representation of Limited Rights Data and Restricted Computer Software. (DEC 2007)

(a) This solicitation sets forth the Government's known delivery requirements for data (as defined in the
clause at 52.227-14, Rights in Data--General). Any resulting contract may also provide the Government the
option to order additional data under the Additional Data Requirements clause at 52.227-16, if included in
the contract. Any data delivered under the resulting contract will be subject to the Rights in Data--General
clause at 52.227-14 included in this contract. Under the latter clause, a Contractor may withhold from
delivery data that qualify as limited rights data or restricted computer software, and deliver form, fit, and
function data instead. The latter clause also may be used with its Alternates II and/or III to obtain delivery
of limited rights data or restricted computer software, marked with limited rights or restricted rights notices,
as appropriate. In addition, use of Alternate V with this latter clause provides the Government the right to
inspect such data at the Contractor's facility.

(b) By completing the remainder of this paragraph, the offeror represents that it has reviewed the
requirements for the delivery of technical data or computer software and states (offeror check appropriate
block)--
(__) None of the data proposed for fulfilling the data delivery requirements qualifies as limited rights data
or restricted computer software; or

(__) Data proposed for fulfilling the data delivery requirements qualify as limited rights data or restricted
computer software and are identified as follows:

--------------------------------

--------------------------------

--------------------------------

(c) Any identification of limited rights data or restricted computer software in the offeror's response is not
determinative of the status of the data should a contract be awarded to the offeror.

(End of provision)

                          Section L - Instructions, Conditions, and Notices to Bidders

52.215-1 Instructions to Offerors - Competitive Acquisition. (JAN 2004)

52.215-20 Requirements for Certified Cost or Pricing Data and Data Other Than Certified Cost or
Pricing Data. (OCT 2010)

52.216-28 Multiple Awards for Advisory and Assistance Services. (OCT 1995)

52.222-24 Preaward On-Site Equal Opportunity Compliance Evaluation. (FEB 1999)

52.232-13 Notice of Progress Payments. (APR 1984)

52.237-10 Identification of Uncompensated Overtime. (OCT 1997)

1552.209-70 Organizational conflict of interest notification. (APR 1984)


1552.219-72 Small Disadvantaged Business Participation Program. (OCT 2000)

1552.233-70 Notice of filing requirements for agency protests. (JUL 1999)

52.216-1 Type of Contract. (APR 1984)

The Government contemplates award of an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract resulting from
this solicitation.

(End of provision)

52.233-2 Service of Protest. (SEP 2006)

(a) Protests, as defined in section 33.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, that are filed directly with
an agency, and copies of any protests that are filed with the Government Accountability Office (GAO),
shall be served on the Contracting Officer (addressed as follows) by obtaining written and dated
acknowledgment of receipt from

U.S. EPA
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW (3803R)
Washington, D.C. 20460

(b) The copy of any protest shall be received in the office designated above within one day of filing a
protest with the GAO.

(End of provision)

52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference. (FEB 1998)

This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and
effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text
available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by
the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions,
the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with
its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at
this/these address(es): www.acquisition.gov

(End of provision)

52.252-5 Authorized Deviations in Provisions. (APR 1984)

(a) The use in this solicitation of any Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) provision with an
authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the date of the provision.

(b) The use in this solicitation of any Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR
Chapter 15) provision with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after
the name of the regulation.

(End of provision)

52.212-170 Proposed contract start date

For proposal preparation purposes, offerors may assume a contract start date of October 1, 2011.

(End of provision)

1552.215-75 Past performance information. (OCT 2000)

(a) Offerors shall submit the information requested below as part of their proposal for both the offeror and
any proposed subcontractors for subcontracts expected to exceed $2,000,000. The information may be
submitted prior to other parts of the proposal in order to assist the Government in reducing the evaluation
period.

(b) Offerors shall submit a list of all or at least 5 contracts and subcontracts completed in the last 3 years,
and all contracts and subcontracts currently in process, which are similar in nature to this requirement.

(1) The contracts and subcontracts listed may include those entered into with Federal, State and local
governments, and commercial businesses, which are of similar scope, magnitude, relevance, and
complexity to the requirement which is described in the RFP. Include the following information for each
contract and subcontract listed:

(a) Name of contracting activity.

(b) Contract number.

(c) Contract title.
(d) Contract type.

(e) Brief description of contract or subcontract and relevance to this requirement.

(f) Total contract value.

(g) Period of performance.

(h) Contracting officer, telephone number, and E-mail address (if available).

(i) Program manager/project officer, telephone number, and E-mail address (if available).

(j) Administrative Contracting officer, if different from (h) above, telephone number, and E-mail address (if
available).

(k) List of subcontractors (if applicable).

(l) Compliance with subcontracting plan goals for small disadvantaged business concerns, monetary targets
for small disadvantaged business participation, and the notifications submitted under FAR 19.1202–4 (b), if
applicable.

(c) Offerors should not provide general information on their performance on the identified contracts and
subcontracts. General performance information will be obtained from the references.

(1) Offerors may provide information on problems encountered and corrective actions taken on the
identified contracts and subcontracts.

(2) References that may be contacted by the Government include the contracting officer, program
manager/project officer, or the administrative contracting officer identified above.

(3) If no response is received from a reference, the Government will make an attempt to contact another
reference identified by the offeror, to contact a reference not identified by the offeror, or to complete the
evaluation with those references who responded. The Government shall consider the information provided
by the references, and may also consider information obtained from other sources, when evaluating an
offeror's past performance.

(4) Attempts to obtain responses from references will generally not go beyond two telephonic messages
and/or written requests from the Government, unless otherwise stated in the solicitation. The Government
is not obligated to contact all of the references identified by the offeror.

(d) If negative feedback is received from an offeror's reference, the Government will compare the negative
response to the responses from the offeror's other references to note differences. A score will be assigned
appropriately to the offeror based on the information. The offeror will be given the opportunity to address
adverse past performance information obtained from references on which the offeror has not had a previous
opportunity to comment, if that information makes a difference in the Government's decision to include the
offeror in or exclude the offeror from the competitive range. Any past performance deficiency or
significant weakness will be discussed with offerors in the competitive range during discussions.

(e) Offerors must send Client Authorization Letters (see Section J of the solicitation) to each reference
listed in their proposal to assist in the timely processing of the past performance evaluation. Offerors are
encouraged to consolidate requests whenever possible (i.e., if the same reference has several contracts, send
that reference a single notice citing all applicable contracts). Offerors may send Client Authorization
Letters electronically to references with copies forwarded to the contracting officer.

(1) If an offeror has no relevant past performance history, an offeror must affirmatively state that it
possesses no relevant past performance history.
(2) Client Authorization Letters should be mailed or E-mailed to individual references no later than five (5)
working days after proposal submission. The offeror should forward a copy of the Client Authorization
Letter to the contracting officer simultaneously with mailing to references.

(f) Each offeror may describe any quality awards or certifications that indicate the offeror possesses a
high-quality process for developing and producing the product or service required. Such awards or
certifications include, for example, the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award, other Government quality
awards, and private sector awards or certifications.

(1) Identify the segment of the company (one division or the entire company) which received the award or
certification.

(2) Describe when the award or certification was bestowed. If the award or certification is over three years
old, present evidence that the qualifications still apply.

(g) Past performance information will be used for both responsibility determinations and as an evaluation
factor for award. The Past Performance Questionnaire identified in section J will be used to collect
information on an offeror's performance under existing and prior contracts/subcontracts for products or
services similar in scope, magnitude, relevance, and complexity to this requirement in order to evaluate
offerors consistent with the past performance evaluation factor set forth in section M. References other than
those identified by the offeror may be contacted by the Government and used in the evaluation of the
offeror's past performance.

(h) Any information collected concerning an offeror's past performance will be maintained in the official
contract file.
(i) In accordance with FAR 15.305 (a) (2) (iv), offerors with no relevant past performance history, or for
whom information on past performance is not available, will be evaluated neither favorably nor
unfavorably on past performance.

(End of clause)

52.215-110 Technical questions

Offerors must submit all technical questions concerning this solicitation in writing to the contract specialist
Christopher Jenson at jenson.christopher@epa.gov. EPA must receive the questions no later than 10
calendar days after the issuance date of this solicitation. EPA will answer questions which may affect
proposals in an amendment to the solicitation. EPA will not reference the source of the questions.

(End of provision)

Disclosure Requirements for Organizational Conflict of Interest

(a) The proposed contract requires that the contractor provide EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, (OAR),
Climate Change Division (CCD) with services primarily intended to support the work for the continued
finalization of 40 CFR Part 98 and implementation of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP).
An offeror shall specifically disclose whether it has any significant financial interest in or business
relationships with the source categories regulated by 40 CFR Part 98 or whether it is performing any work
that potentially conflicts with work under this contract for EPA. For example, please disclose whether the
offeror: (1) owns, operates, or has a significant financial interest in or business relationship with a direct
greenhouse gas emitter, fossil fuel supplier, or industrial gas supplier regulated under the Greenhouse Gas
Reporting Rule, (2) owns, operates, has a significant business relationship with or financial interest in a
company that builds, repairs, inspects, markets, and/or supplies parts for gas monitoring equipment such as
Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems for power plants, (3) has a significant financial interest in a
product, in the market or under development, designed to monitor or reduce GHG emissions in a source
category, (4) has a significant business relationship with a company engaged in or intending to engage in
the development or marketing of a product designed to monitor or reduce GHG emissions in a source
category, (5) provides services to a company to prepare their annual GHG report to EPA, (6) manages
directly or on behalf of the Government stationary combustion sources that meet or exceed the reporting
threshold (see 40 CFR Part 98), (7) has a significant financial interest in a source category listed in the
Appendix of the Statement of Work.

(b) Provision, ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST CERTIFICATION (EPAAR
1552.209-72), requires the offeror to certify whether it is or is not aware of any potential organizational
conflict of interest (OCI). If the offeror is aware of a conflict, then Provision, ORGANIZATIONAL
CONFLICT OF INTEREST NOTIFICATION (EPAAR 1552.209-70), requires the offeror to provide a
disclosure statement in its proposal describing all relevant information concerning any past, present, or
planned interests bearing on whether it (including its chief executives and any directors, or any proposed
consultant or subcontractors) may have a potential organizational conflict of interest. Firms responding to
this solicitation are required to disclose any such business or financial relationships. The disclosure
statement must address and identify any actual or potential OCI within the offeror's entire corporate
organization, including parent company, sister companies, affiliates, and subsidiaries. In addition to
identifying potential OCI, the disclosure statement shall describe how any such conflict can be avoided,
neutralized, or mitigated. Also, the contractor’s OCI Plan shall describe the process by which the
contractor will ascertain whether any actual or potential OCI exist within its own company and all
identified organizational relationships. The EPA contracting officer will determine an offeror's eligibility
for award based on the information provided in the disclosure statement.

(c) The Agency has determined that firms having significant business interest in or financial relationships
identified in paragraph (a) may have a significant actual or potential organizational conflict of interest in
relation to the requirements of this solicitation. In addition, the Agency has determined that firms that
provide consulting and/or technical services to the regulated community may present significant actual or
potential OCI concerns.

(d) The purpose of requiring the information covered by Paragraph (b) above is to provide the Agency with
an opportunity to assess its vulnerabilities relative to OCI with respect to individual offerors prior to award.
The Agency recognizes that there exists a need for firms to gain the requisite experience necessary to fulfill
the requirements of the proposed contract and that such experience is often gained through provision of
consulting or related technical services to the regulated community.

Accordingly, the fact that a firm has worked, is working or plans to work for entities in the above
referenced industries will not necessarily disqualify the firm from consideration for award on the basis of
actual or potential organizational conflicts of interest. There is no precise formula for determining whether
a firm's business or financial relationships or its past, present, or future effort performing work for entities
in the above referenced industries would result in a determination by the contracting officer that award to a
particular offeror would not be in the best interest of the Government due to OCI concerns. Each offeror
will be evaluated individually on the basis of the information disclosed pursuant to the requirements of this
provision and upon the adequacy of the offeror's plan for avoiding, neutralizing, or mitigating such
conflicts. In summary, the Agency is seeking a technically qualified firm which can demonstrate that its
activities and relationships will not impact its ability to provide unbiased work products to the Agency
under the proposed contract.

Organizational Conflict of Interest Plan

As part of the initial offer, offerors should submit an Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI) Plan, which
outlines the procedures in place to identify and report conflicts of interest, whether actual or potential,
throughout the period of contract performance. The plan shall address, step-by-step the checks and
balances in place to detect potential or actual conflict of interests, organizationally and with personnel,
which could result from activities covered by the Statement of Work (SOW). The OCI plan shall be
incorporated into any resulting contract.

 The OCI plan shall be evaluated in accordance with the provision in Section M entitled, “EVALUATION
OF ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST PLAN”.
 The Agency’s minimum standards for Organizational Conflict of Interest Plans are included as
Attachment 2.

Proposal Submission Instructions

The offeror’s proposal must be submitted in two parts: a technical proposal and a price proposal. Each of
the parts shall be separate and complete so that evaluation of each may be accomplished independently.
The technical proposals shall be submitted in an original and six (6) copies. The Price proposal shall be
submitted in an original and two (2) copies. Omit all cost or pricing details from the technical
proposal.

REQUIREMENTS FOR TECHNICAL PROPOSALS

Offerors are required to submit a comprehensive and complete technical proposal that demonstrates their
ability to perform the work described in this solicitation. Offerors are cautioned to be responsive to all the
requirements of the Statement of Work and provide sufficient information to allow evaluation of the
proposals per Section M (Evaluation Factors and Award). The technical proposal is expected to contain
written and visual material. It must be succinct, well written and presented in a clear straightforward
manner. The technical proposal shall be prepared using the following guidance:

1. Length - The maximum length of the submitted written technical proposal shall be limited to twenty
five (25) double-sided type-written pages including all tables and figures. The written technical proposal
shall be submitted on 8 ½" x 11" paper, using no less than ten (10) point character size and no less than an
average of 3/4" around each page for margins. Page numbers shall have no less than a 3/8" margin from
the page edge. Tables and figures shall use no smaller than ten (10) point character size and must be clear
and readable. The following items are excluded from the above stated page limitation: letters of
transmittal, cover page, table of contents, letters of commitment, past performance information, quality
management plan, organizational conflict of interest plan, small disadvantaged business participation
information, blank pages, resumes and dividers. Individual resumes shall not exceed one (1) double-sided
page. Foldout pages shall be considered more than 1 page if they exceed a standard 8 ½" x 11" page size
and may not exceed 11" x 17" when fully extended. Offerors are required to adhere to all of the
aforementioned page limitations. Information found on pages that exceed any page limitation will not be
considered.

2. Organization - Offerors are required to supply all information in the sequence and format specified
below. The offeror’s proposal and supporting documentation must provide a sufficient basis for a
thorough evaluation of the proposal and provide the information needed to evaluate the proposal in
accordance with the evaluation factors set forth in this solicitation. Please place your technical proposal in
plain three-ring binders with dividers clearly indicating the following Six (6) sections:

1.   Technical Capability
2.   Past Performance Information
3.   Personnel Qualifications/Organizational Structure
4.   Small Disadvantaged Business Participation Information
5.   Quality Management Plan
6.   Organizational Conflict of Interest Plan

Required Sections of the Technical Proposal:

1. Technical Capability – The offeror shall submit a description that addresses each sub-factor of the
Technical Capability Factor in terms of its demonstrated technical capability, corporate experience, and
understanding. In addition, the offeror’s description must include its demonstrated technical/analytical
expertise and experience regarding all the source categories listed in the appendix of the Statement of
Work. The offeror shall demonstrate its technical capability and corporate experience in providing high
quality products and services similar to those described in the Statement of work. The offeror shall clearly
and fully demonstrate an understanding of the requirements for the technical tasks and present valid and
practical solutions to achieve them.

2. Past Performance Information – The Offeror shall provide the information set forth in EPAAR
1552.215-75, PAST PERFORMANCE INFORMATION. In addition, offerors must send Client
Authorization Letters and Past Performance Questionnaires to references provided.                 Completed
questionnaires shall be submitted electronically to the Contracting Specialist (CS), Christopher Jenson, at
jenson.christopher@epa.gov. Mailed submittals are acceptable and the address is located below. Completed
questionnaires shall be received by the CS no later than 5 working days after solicitation end date. Late
submissions may be received only at the discretion of the CO. It is not the responsibility of the contracting
office to ensure questionnaires are received in a timely manner.

If an offeror does not submit the past performance information required, and EPA becomes aware that the
offeror, in fact, has relevant past performance history, the offeror may be deemed ineligible for award

3. Personnel Qualifications/Organizational Structure - The offeror’s proposal must include a description
of the organizational structure proposed for accomplishing the objectives of the Statement of Work. The
proposal must also include a narrative explaining the offeror’s demonstrated ability and corporate
experience in managing and integrating teams. Include an organizational chart of the proposed team
(primary contractor and subcontractors) organized for this submission with proposed level of effort. The
description shall include the name and title of the Program Manager, other key personnel, and other
individuals whom the offeror deems instrumental in the performance of this contract. Include a resume for
each person instrumental in the performance of this contract, stating the special qualifications applicable to
performance of this contract. Include pertinent consultants, advisors, or subcontractors and describe any
special arrangements.

4. Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) Participation - Offerors shall submit the information required by
EPAAR 1552.219-73, Small Disadvantaged Business Targets. In addition, the offeror shall submit any
additional relevant information that would allow for evaluation as prescribed by EPAAR 1552.219-74,
Small Disadvantaged business participation evaluation factor. SDB participation shall exclude dollar
values. See EPAAR 1552.219-72 for additional information.

5. Quality Management Plan – The Quality Management Plan shall be prepared in accordance with EPA
QA/R-2, EPA Requirement for Quality Management Plans and any applicable EPA Quality Policy.
Documents are available at http://www.epa.gov/quality/qa_docs.html.

6. Organizational Conflict of Interest Plan – The organizational conflict of interest plan shall be prepared
in accordance with Section L provision entitled Organizational Conflict of Interest Plan.

REQUIREMENTS FOR PRICE PROPOSALS

In addition to a written technical proposal, the offeror shall submit 2 copies of a labor hour or
time-and-materials estimate for this requirement. The page limitation does not apply to cost proposal
information. The estimate shall be provided for the base period and all additional option periods for the
resulting fixed-rate Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. Option year pricing will be
considered in the Best Value determination. The estimate shall include pricing for all labor categories the
offeror determines are necessary for successful technical performance, including subcontractors, if
applicable. The total proposed price shall be based on the prices in the cost proposal and shall consider the
mix of labor categories and level of effort required to perform the services described in the statement of
work.

The cost proposal shall be submitted on 8 ½" x 11" paper, using no less than ten (10) point character size
and no less than an average of 3/4" around each page for margins. Page numbers shall have no less than a
3/8" margin from the page edge. Tables and figures shall use no smaller than ten (10) point character size
and must be clear and readable. The Offeror is requested to include dividers clearly indicating the following
sections outlined below:
         1.       Cover Letter, Title Page, Table of Contents
         2.       Financial Statements
         3.       Cost and Pricing Data
         4.       Representations & Certifications
         5.       Small Business Subcontracting Plan
         6.       Exceptions

1.       Cover Letter, Title Page, Table of Contents

In addition to a hard copy of the information, to expedite review of your proposal, you are requested to
submit a computer disk containing the financial data required below (less financial statements) if this
information is available using a commercial spreadsheet program on a personal computer. Please indicate
the software program used to create this information (Excel is preferred). Offerors should include the
formulas and factors used in calculating the financial data. Although submission of the computer disk will
expedite review, failure to submit the disk will not affect consideration of your proposal.

2.       Financial Statements

Submit current financial statements to include Balance Sheet, Statement of Income/Loss, and Cash Flow
for the last two fiscal or calendar years. Specify financial resources available to perform the contract
without assistance from any outside source. If sufficient resources are not available, indicate in your
proposal the amount required and the anticipated source (i.e. bank loans, letter or lines of credit, etc.).
These statements shall be signed by your financial officer.

3.       Cost and Pricing Data

a. Fully Loaded Labor Rates - Each offeror shall identify its fully loaded labor rates (inclusive of indirect
costs and profit) for each offeror-proposed labor category per contract period. The prime shall also provide
indirect rates added to the subcontract and consultant portion of the effort.

b. Total Contract Price – For proposal purposes, the offeror shall identify a total contract price and a total
contract price per performance period. The total contract price shall be based upon individually proposed,
unique, fully loaded labor rates and the level of effort (hours), Other Direct Costs (ODC) and percentage of
effort listed below.

For proposal preparation purposes, offerors shall assume level of effort and distribution of effort as listed
below. The probable start date for the resulting contract is expected to be October 1, 2011.

Performance Period                  Est. Level of Effort (hours)                  Est. ODCs
Base                                         235,000                               $474,000
Option I                                     250,000                               $490,000
Option II                                    270,000                               $508,000
Option III                                   285,000                               $525,000
Options IV                                   299,000                               $543.000


SOW Task                                                                          Percentage of Work
Task A: Technical and Engineering Analyses Support                                        20%
Task B: Data Systems and Information Technology Support                                   20%
Task C: Data Analytics and Publications Support                                           20%
Task D: Regulatory Program and Guidance Development Support                               20%
Task E: Outreach, Communications, and Training Support                                    20%

The Government’s estimated hours as above includes both prime and subcontracted hours. The offeror shall
submit its own, unique, individually proposed labor categories based on the Government estimate and the
breakdown of the effort as listed above.

The labor hour and task effort is only an estimate of the Government’s needs, and is for proposal purposes
only. The actual labor mix ordered under the contract is subject to the requirements of individual task
orders.

c. Other Direct Costs - Labor will not be reimbursed as an ODC unless authorized in writing by the
Contracting Officer. ODCs consist of travel, audio/visual, reproduction/copying, supplies, postage/courier,
communications, and other miscellaneous expenses. Offerors will be required to propose a not-to-exceed
amount for ODCs for this contract. For proposes of this solicitation utilize the estimated ODCs found
above. Fee and/or profit is not permitted on ODCs.

d. Indirect Rates - The offeror may propose a General and Administrative (G&A) rate(s) on ODCs. If your
rates have been recently approved, include a copy of the rate agreement. If not recently approved or
audited, provide supporting documentation for those rate(s).

e. Summary of Proposed Staffing / Labor category description - The offeror shall provide a description of
each proposed Labor Category and a table containing proposed staffing information. The table shall
identify a cross-walk between the proposed personnel and their corresponding Labor Category, and include
the applicable labor rates for each option period. The table shall also indicate which of the proposed
personnel will be designated as Key Personnel. Indicate whether current rates or escalated rates are used. If
escalation is included, state the degree (percent) and methodology. State whether any additional direct labor
(new hires) will be required. If so, state the number required. If inconsistencies exist between personnel
data submitted in the technical proposal and personnel data provided in the cost/price proposals, the
appropriate technical factors/sub factors may be downgraded.

f. Subcontracts - When the cost of a subcontract is substantial (i.e. 10% or more of the estimated contract
value), the offeror shall include details of subcontract costs in the same format as the prime contractor’s
costs. For evaluation purposes, the offeror shall include a cost or price analysis of the subcontract costs in
accordance with FAR 15.404-3(b).

If a subcontract cost is not expected to go above those stated, the offeror is required to provide a statement
that they conducted cost/price analysis and the results of those analyses per FAR 15.404-3(b).

4.       Representations and Certifications

Representations and Certifications shall be fully executed by an authorized representative of the Offeror.

5.       Small Business Subcontracting Plan

The small business subcontracting plan shall be prepared in accordance with FAR 52.219-9, Small
Business Subcontracting Plan.

6.       Exceptions

This section shall consist of any exceptions the offeror has to the terms and conditions of the solicitation.
Offerors are reminded that exceptions to the solicitation are discouraged as they may result in the proposal
being determined a non-conforming counteroffer. Any exceptions to the terms or conditions of the
solicitation shall only be addressed in the event discussions are held. Offerors should be aware that the
appropriate time to request clarifications or exceptions to the terms or conditions of the contract as set forth
in the RFP is during the proposal preparation stage before proposals are submitted.

PROPOSAL DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS

a. General Instructions
These instructions are in addition to the applicable requirements and clauses set forth in the Federal
Acquisition Regulation regarding bid/proposal submission and late bids/proposals. Please note that there
are distinct addresses designated for bid/proposal submission. Bidders/Offerors are responsible for
ensuring that their bids/proposals (and any amendments, modifications, withdrawals, or revisions thereto)
are submitted so as to reach the Government office designated prior to the designated date and time
established for receipt. Bidders and offerors are also responsible for allowing sufficient time for the
bid/proposal to be processed through EPA’s internal mail distribution system described below so as to
reach the designated location for bid/proposal receipt on time. Failure to timely deliver a bid/proposal to
the EPA Bid & Proposal Room on the 6th floor of the Ronald Reagan Building, which is the location
designated for bid/proposal receipt, will render the bid/proposal “late” in accordance with FAR 14.304
and/or 15.208 and disposition of the bid/proposal will be handled in accordance with FAR 14.304 and
52.214-7 for bids and FAR 15.208 and 52.215-1 for proposals. Bidders/Offerors are cautioned that receipt
of a bid/proposal by the Agency’s mail room or other central receiving facility does not constitute receipt
by the office designated in the solicitation/invitation for bids.

b. U.S. Mail Delivery

Bids/proposals sent by U.S. Mail must be timely received by the Bid & Proposal Room, Mail Code 3802R.
Because EPA adheres to a centralized mail delivery system, any bid/proposal submitted via U.S. Mail is
initially routed to EPA’s mail handling facility at another location in S.W. Washington, DC, and then
subsequently routed to EPA’s Bid & Proposal Room (Mail Code 3802R) located on the 6th floor of the
Ronald Reagan Building. The Bid and Proposal Room on the 6th floor of the Ronald Reagan Building is
geographically distinct and is not co-located with the mail handling facility. Bids/proposals sent by U.S.
Mail, therefore, will not be considered “received” until such time as they are physically delivered via
EPA’s mail distribution system to the EPA Bid & Proposal Room in the Ronald Reagan Building.
Bidders/Offerors electing to utilize the U.S. Mail for bid/proposal delivery should therefore allow sufficient
time prior to the designated time and date for bid/proposal receipt to allow for the internal routing of their
bid/proposal to the EPA Bid & Proposal Room.
All bids/proposals submitted other than by U.S. Mail should utilize the Hand Carried/Courier/Overnight
Delivery Service address.

c. Hand Carried/Courier Delivery

EPA’s Bid & Proposal Room that is designated for receipt of hand delivered bids/proposals is located on
the 6th floor of the Ronald Reagan Building (Room 61107), 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W., Washington,
D.C. The Bid and Proposal Room hours of operation are 8:00AM - 4:30PM weekdays, except Federal
holidays. Because this is a secure area, EPA bidders/offerors/contractors and/or their couriers/delivery
personnel must check in at the EPA visitor guard desk, located to the left of the 13 ½ street entrance, prior
to gaining access to the Bid & Proposal Room. A properly addressed bid/proposal, as described below,
will be required for admittance to the Bid & Proposal Room. Bids/proposals not properly addressed will
be collected by the guard, and routed to the Bid & Proposal Room through EPA’s internal mail distribution
system, which will delay receipt of the bid/proposal in the Bid & Proposal Room.

d. Overnight Delivery Services

Bid/Proposal deliveries via overnight delivery services (e.g., Federal Express, Airborne Express) must
utilize the address specified below. Due to the large volume of overnight packages delivered to EPA at
one time, all overnight delivery services deliver only to EPA’s loading dock at the Ronald Reagan
Building, and not directly to the Bid & Proposal Room designated for receipt of bids/proposals. From the
dock, packages are routed to EPA’s mail room in the Ronald Reagan Building for internal distribution,
including distribution to the Bid & Proposal Room. It is important to recognize that regardless of whether
the Bid & Proposal Room is noted on the address label as required, overnight delivery service packages are
NOT regularly delivered directly to the Bid & Proposal Room. Because bids and proposals must be
physically received at the Bid & Proposal Room to be considered officially received, bidders/offerors
should not rely upon guaranteed delivery times from overnight delivery services as guarantees that their
bids/proposals will be officially received on time. Bidders/offerors remain responsible for the timely
delivery of their bids/proposals to the Bid & Proposal Room.

e. Address Instructions:

For US MAIL:

Environmental Protection Agency
BID and PROPOSAL ROOM, Mail Code 3802R
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20460

Specified Date and Time for Receipt of Bids/Proposals:
Date                              Time
March 17, 2011                    4:30 pm EST

Solicitation Number: SOL-DC-11-00003

Offeror’s Name and Address:


For Other Than US MAIL (i.e. hand carried / courier / overnight delivery service)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Acquisition Management
BID and PROPOSAL ROOM, Mail Code 3802R
Ronald Reagan Building, 6th Floor, Room 61107
1300 Pennsylvania, Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004

Specified Date and Time for Receipt of Bids/Proposals:
Date                              Time
March 17, 2011                    4:30 pm EST

Solicitation Number: SOL-DC-11-00003

Offeror’s Name and Address:

(End of provision)

Section M - Evaluation Factors for Award

52.217-5 Evaluation of Options. (JUL 1990)

1552.215-70 EPA source evaluation and selection procedures-negotiated procurements. (AUG 1999)

(a) The Government will perform source selection in accordance with FAR Part 15 and the EPA Source
Evaluation and Selection Procedures in EPAAR Part 1515 (48 CFR Part 1515). The significant features of
this procedure are:

         (1) The Government will perform either cost analysis or price analysis of the offeror's
         cost/business proposal in accordance with FAR Parts 15 and 31, as appropriate. In addition, the
         Government will also evaluate proposals to determine contract cost or price realism. Cost or
         price realism relates to an offeror's demonstrating that the proposed cost or price provides an
         adequate reflection of the offeror's understanding of the requirements of this solicitation, i.e., that
         the cost or price is not unrealistically low or unreasonably high.
         (2) The Government will evaluate technical proposals as specified in 1552.215-71, Evaluation
         Factors for Award.

(b) In addition to evaluation of the previously discussed elements, the Government will consider in any
award decision the responsibility factors set forth in FAR Part 9.

(End of provision)

1552.215-71 Evaluation factors for award. (AUG 1999)

(a) The Government will make award to the responsible offeror(s) whose offer conforms to the solicitation
and is most advantageous to the Government cost or other factors considered. For this solicitation, all
evaluation factors other than cost or price when combined are significantly more important than cost or
price.

(b) Technical Evaluation Criteria (Total Possible Points = 100)

Factor 1 - Technical Capability (50 points)

The offeror will be evaluated on its demonstrated technical capability, corporate experience, and
understanding of tasks outlined in the Statement of Work. Strong emphasis shall be placed on the offeror’s
ability to demonstrate greenhouse gas related experience. The technical capability factor contains five
sub-factors. The rating of the sub-factors shall determine the overall score for the technical capability
factor. The sub-factors and their respective point values are as follows:

Sub-Factor 1, Technical and Engineering Support (15 points): The offeror will be evaluated on its
demonstrated technical capability, corporate experience, and understanding of Task A, Technical and
Engineering Support, of the Statement of Work. In addition, the offeror shall be evaluated on its
demonstrated technical/analytical expertise and experience related to all source categories identified in the
appendix of the Statement of work. Importance is placed on the offeror’s demonstrated ability to address
all source categories.

Sub-Factor 2, Data Systems and IT Support (15 points): The offeror will be evaluated on its demonstrated
technical capability, corporate experience, and understanding of Task D, Data System and IT Support, of
the Statement of Work. Importance is placed on the offeror’s expertise and experience in developing and
maintaining comparable data systems. In addition, importance is also placed on the offeror’s ability to
integrate specific technical programmatic information into the development and maintenance of a data
system.

Sub-Factor 3, Data Analysis and Publication (10 points): The offeror will be evaluated on its
demonstrated technical capability, corporate experience and understanding of Task E, Data Analysis and
Publication, of the Statement of Work. Importance is placed on the offeror’s expertise and experience in
analyzing and aggregating greenhouse gas data. In addition, importance is placed on the offeror’s
expertise and experience in assembling and presenting data using state-of-the-art technologies.

Sub-Factor 4, Regulatory Program and Guidance Development Support (5 points): The offeror will be
evaluated on its demonstrated technical capability, corporate experience and understanding of Task B,
Regulatory Program and Guidance Development Support, of the Statement of Work. Importance is placed
on the offeror’s expertise and experience in developing regulatory programs and providing guidance in
regulatory development; specifically related to air regulations with a focus on greenhouse gases.

Sub-Factor 5, Outreach, Communications and Training Support (5 points): The offeror will be evaluated
on its demonstrated technical capability, corporate experience and understanding of Task C, Outreach
Communications and Training Support, of the Statement of Work. Importance is placed on the offeror’s
capability to develop training programs and to communicate technical information to a variety of
audiences, ranging from the general public to more sophisticated technical audiences, using a variety of
media, and state-of the-art technologies.

Factor 2 – Past Performance Information (20 points)

The Past Performance factor will evaluate each offeror’s record (including the record of subcontracts
and/or teaming partners specifically relevant to the Statement of Work) of performing services that are
similar in size, content, and complexity to the requirements of this solicitation. The offerors’ past
performance may be evaluated based on information presented in their proposals, information obtained by
contacting the references supplied by the offeror, information obtained through the National Institute of
Health (NIH) Contractor Performance System (CPS), the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting
System (CPARS) and other information obtained by the Government from other sources. Importance is
placed on the past performance information that relates to greenhouse gas policy. The following may be
considered during the evaluation of an offeror’s past performance.

•   Quality of services/supplies,
•   Timeliness of performance,
•   Effectiveness of management (including subcontractors),
•   Initiative in meeting requirements,
•   Response to Technical Direction,
•   Responsiveness to performance issues,
•   Compliance with cost/price estimates,
•   Customer satisfaction, and
•   Overall performance.

If an offeror does not submit the required past performance information, and EPA becomes aware that the
offeror, in fact, has relevant past performance history, the offeror may be deemed ineligible for award.
Offerors without a record of relevant past performance, or for whom information on past performance is
not available, shall not be evaluated favorably or unfavorably on past performance in accordance with FAR
15.305(a)(2)(iv).

Factor 3- Personnel Qualifications/Organizational Structure (20 points)

The offeror will be evaluated on its proposed personnel and its proposed organizational structure. The
offeror’s personnel will be evaluated on the extent to which the proposed program manager, other key
personnel, and other individuals instrumental in the performance of this contract, demonstrate the technical
knowledge and expertise necessary to accomplish the requirements set forth in the Statement of Work, as
demonstrated by each personnel’s breadth of education and experience relating to tasks and source
categories in the Statement of Work. The offeror’s organizational structure will be evaluated on the
appropriateness of the proposed management configuration for administering requirements from a
multi-task, cross-cutting, multi-disciplinary Statement of Work, and the offeror’s demonstrated ability and
corporate experience in managing and integrating teams.

Factor 4 – Small Disadvantaged Business Participation (10 points)

This factor will be evaluated in accordance with the provision EPAAR 1552.219-74, Small Disadvantaged
Business Evaluation Factor. EPAAR 1552.219-74 reads as follows:

Under this factor, offerors will be evaluated based on the demonstrated extent of participation of small
disadvantaged business (SDB) concerns in the performance of the contract in each of the authorized and
applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Industry Subsectors as determined by
the Department of Commerce. As part of this evaluation, offerors will be evaluated based on:

(1) The extent to which SDB concerns are specifically identified to participate in the performance of the
contract;
(2) The extent of the commitment to use SDB concerns in the performance of the contract (enforceable
commitments will be weighed more heavily than non-enforceable commitments);

(3) The complexity and variety of the work the SDB concerns are to perform under the contract;

(4) The realism of the proposal to use SDB concerns in the performance of the contract; and

(5) The extent of participation of SDB concerns, at the prime contractor and subcontractor level, in the
performance of the contract (in the authorized and applicable NAICS Industry Subsectors in terms of
dollars and percentages of the total contract value).

(End of provision)

Evaluation of Quality Management Plan – Responsibility Determination

The offeror’s Quality Management Plan (QMP) will be evaluated against the requirements set forth in EPA
QA/R-2, EPA Requirement for a Quality Management Plan. Offerors will be rated as either acceptable or
not acceptable for this factor. Notwithstanding any other evaluation of the offeror's proposal, an offeror
that submits a plan that is unacceptable at the time of award will not be eligible for a contract award.

(End of provision)

Evaluation of Conflict of Interest Plan – Responsibility Determination

The plan described in Section L entitled “ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST PLAN” will
be evaluated as acceptable or not acceptable. Notwithstanding any other evaluation of the offeror's
proposal, an offeror that submits a plan that is unacceptable at the time of award will not be eligible for a
contract award.

(End of provision)

Evaluation of Small Business Subcontracting Plan – Responsibility Determination

The small business subcontracting plan described in FAR 52.219-9 will be evaluated as acceptable or not
acceptable. Notwithstanding any other evaluation of the offeror's proposal, an offeror that submits a plan
that is unacceptable at the time of award will not be eligible for a contract award.

(End of provision)
Attachment 1: Statement of Work
                                        STATEMENT OF WORK
               Support for the Climate Change Division Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program

1.0 Scope of Work

The purpose of this procurement is to provide technical and engineering, regulatory development,
outreach/communications, data systems and IT, and data publications support to the Climate Change
Division (CCD) within the Office of Atmospheric Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA). The work to be performed under this statement of work corresponds with the task/functional areas
listed below.

A.       Technical and Engineering Analyses Support

B.       Data Systems and Information Technology Support

C.       Data Analytics and Publications Support

D.       Regulatory Program and Guidance Development Support

E.       Outreach, Communications, and Training Support

2.0 Background

The Climate Change Division (CCD) is charged with assessing and addressing global climate change,
climate policies, and the associated risks to human health and the environment. The Program Integration
Branch (PIB) within CCD is responsible for a variety of greenhouse gas (GHG) analytical and policy
activities. Specifically, PIB is responsible for the implementation of 40 CFR Part 98 of the Mandatory
Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule, referred to as the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP).

Part 98 requires annual reporting of the GHG emissions that are 25,000 mtCO2e or more per year from
certain facilities or suppliers of certain products that would result in GHG emissions if released, combusted
or oxidized. Part 98 establishes appropriate thresholds, and methods to be used to calculate GHGs for
specific subparts and includes provisions to ensure the accuracy of GHG data through monitoring,
recordkeeping and verification requirements. Currently, over forty source categories are included in Part
98. The first reports for the subparts that monitored data starting January 1, 2010 are due on March 31,
2011.

In 2010, EPA amended Part 98 with a set of technical corrections and revisions that impacted multiple
subparts of the rule. Other activities in 2010 included additional requirements for reporters such as
NAICS codes, corporate parent information, and co-generation information as well as proposed treatment
of confidential business information.

3.0 Task Descriptions

This Scope of Work (SOW) is primarily intended to support 40 CFR Part 98 and implementation of the
GHGRP including, but not limited to the following: (1) technical and engineering support primarily for
verification, (2) data system management; (3) analysis and publication of data; (4) rulemaking and
maintenance of the GHGRP, and (5) outreach and communications.

A. Technical and Engineering Analyses Support

The Contractor shall conduct technical and engineering analyses, and support to implement Part 98 for the
source categories listed in Table A of the Appendix. New source categories may be added in the future. In
particular, the contractor shall perform technical analysis and support for major groupings of industries
(e.g., metals, minerals, waste, oil and natural gas, and petroleum/petrochemical) as well support technical
activities such as data verification, auditing, and data analysis utilizing expertise in monitoring equipment
and procedures. The major work areas are listed below. The contractor shall:

    1.  Perform technical reviews of the following information submitted to EPA for completeness,
        accuracy, and compliance with applicable regulations:
        • Emissions data and all associated data and information reported to EPA pursuant to the
             GHGRP, as well as any other data that could be used to analyze, evaluate, interpret and/or
             verify emissions data.
        • Records supporting emissions data which could include but is not limited to monitoring
             plans, QA/QC plans, calibration records, fields logs, company records, and calculations.
        • Other data sets that could be used to analyze, evaluate, interpret and/or verify emissions data,
             such as the U.S. National GHG Emissions Inventory, Energy Information Administration
             (EIA) data, and/or state data.
    2. Provide technical support for verification for all of the source categories in the GHGRP. The
        support includes but is not limited to:
         •      Analyzing options for conducting verification of data using expertise in both industrial
               processes and statistics;
         • Comparing results with states/regional programs requiring third party verification;
         •       Analyzing options for using outside data sets to verify GHGRP data;
         •      Developing verification algorithms that will be conducted on each facility report by the data
               reporting system;
         • Developing statistical approaches to be used across source categories to verify data and
               identify potential errors;
         • Preparing scatter charts and other visual displays comparing key parameters (e.g., production
               versus emissions) for all of the facilities within a subpart;
         • Designing and/or maintaining statistical analysis software tool used to verify data;
         • Providing support for identifying potential errors and determining whether reporting errors
               exists;
         • Developing verification protocols;
         •      Identifying potential compliance and enforcement issues.
    3. Review and evaluate existing data reporting requirements relevant to source categories including:
        evaluating the scope of affected sources including, but not limited to, the level of reporting
        (unit/facility), the number of reporters, data reported (e.g., fuels, emissions data, operating
        parameters); evaluating the frequency of reporting; analyzing monitoring methods required for
        various data elements; analyzing requirements for calculating emissions from missing data, if
        applicable; analyzing QA/QC requirements; evaluating the availability of relevant public
        information; and analyzing verification and certification procedures.
    4. Review and evaluate existing and new monitoring methods including reviewing state-level data as
        appropriate for any relevant updates and consider gaps and means to address any gaps.
    5. Develop issue papers on specific topics associated with implementation such as new source
        categories, “facility” definitions; thresholds for reporting, monitoring equipment currently used
        (e.g., current and near future technologies, costs) and calibration requirements, data management
        and improvements; verification; recordkeeping and reporting; cross-walking of data (e.g.,
        incorporation of GHG reporting rule data or methods into U.S. GHG Inventory report).
    6. Prepare technical briefings.
    7. Prepare responses to technical questions on source categories such as on equipment, instrument
        calibration, calculation methods, monitoring methods, data ranges, and verification procedures.
    8. Provide quick turn-around on projects and provide in-depth analyses, on an as-needed basis.
    9. Evaluate alternative methods that could be used in lieu of continuous emission monitors (CEMs)
        for monitoring emissions from affected units, and/or procedures for substituting missing data
        using parametric and statistical approaches.
    10. Evaluate alternative means and methods for inputs to emission equations for sensitive data.
    11. Perform field tests and studies, including: assessing the appropriateness and effectiveness of
        continuous emission monitoring systems or other emissions quantification techniques for
        measuring or quantifying parameters such as GHGs;
        examining new reference methods or systems for use with continuous emission monitoring or
           other tiers used in the GHGRP; assessing the quality of calibration standards (including cylinder
           gas standards and calibration gas generators) used to quality assure data collected by measurement
           methods and monitoring systems; developing emission factors for large stationary sources
           including power boilers and industrial boilers and for emissions including GHGs.
     12.   Support development of written, automated, and multimedia training tools for electronic and field
           audit training activities.
     13.   Support selected field audits or provide technical data in support of EPA regional offices.
     14.   Perform engineering and cost studies and analyze performance test data on emission monitoring
           alternatives that could be used to measure various GHGs for source categories included or
           proposed in the GHGRP.
     15.   Evaluate GHG data for policy options including for example, offsets options, carbon trading or
           other future legislation, regulatory options and voluntary programs, or cross-walking of the
           GHGRP with the US Inventory of GHG Emissions Report.

B.         Data Systems and Information Technology Support

The electronic greenhouse gas data system, commonly referred to as e-GGRT, will be operated and
maintained by EPA and will support the on-going annual reporting of GHG emissions. Facilities and
suppliers will report GHG data and relevant information directly to EPA via a web-based reporting tool.
EPA will maintain an open source code for the reporting community. The data system is housed at EPA.
The contractor shall perform activities in support of the development of this data system, gathering data
requirements and other information for source categories, and designing the system architecture and
database. EPA created a data system with sufficient flexibility to handle future new requirements through
configuration, e.g., increased frequency of reporting or increased depth of reporting for specific source
categories, where feasible. The database contains Confidential Business Information (CBI). The
contractor will be required to manage CBI, personally identifiable information, and comply with relevant
information security guidelines, practices, and procedures. This is expected to be an area of major
emphasis and will interface closely with all the other Task Areas. The activities supporting the Data
System are listed below. The contractor shall:

     1.   Incorporate additional source categories into the data system as they are finalized.
     2.   Provide data system and rule-related analysis and technical support as the system is developed and
          after it is deployed.
     3. Customize the data base and schema for states’ needs.
     4. Coordinate with other EPA reporting programs and databases such as the Central Data Exchange
          (CDX), the Facility Registry System (FRS), Clean Air Markets Division Business System (CBS),
          and others.
     5. Conduct standard maintenance and enhancement of the data base. Coordinate with the National
          Computing Center (NCC) to deploy updates to the system.
     6. Analyze and develop a reasonable range of emissions for source categories; prepare statistical tests
          to determine areas for reporting errors.
     7. Coordinate with outreach activities to provide training on all elements/modules of the reporting
          tool.
     8. Prepare user guides, training material, help content, frequently asked questions, and other
          documents to assist data system users.
     9. Provide technical help-desk assistance to assist reporters with problems including passwords, data
          entry, ID proofing, and address technical questions.
     10. Implement security controls to manage Confidential Business Information (CBI) and other risks
          for the data system.
     11. Maintain and update system documentation, including a System Security Plan
     12. Prepare and design reports for publication of emissions activity (for example by geographic areas,
          by sector types, by gas, by size of facility output, intensity, etc.). Prepare Extract, Translate, and
          Load (ETL) scripts to scrutinize/redact Confidential Business Information (CBI) data before
          publishing, and transform the data into a structure more amenable to publication and search.
     13. Provide support for statistical analysis software tool used to verify data as it is developed and once
          it is deployed; design user-friendly interface for conducting tests and analyzing data outputs;
         conduct standard maintenance and enhancement of statistical software tool.
     14. Develop the production data system incorporating COTS or open-source tools as needed, include
         but not limited to, programming the production data system application, web services, database
         schema and procedures, extensions and supporting applications for administration and help;
         providing unit, system and load testing for the data system staging and production; providing a
         means of tracking issues and resolution in development and production; and publishing the results
         through the Exchange Network and EPA web site(s).

     C. Data Analytics and Publications Support

     The Agency has committed to making the data available to the public as quickly as possible both in
     raw and verified versions. It is expected that publications on GHG emissions will be generated
     internally as well as by outside groups. The Agency desires to make information accessible through
     dashboards, and other state-of-the-art electronic means. This is expected to be an area of major
     emphasis. The contractor will be expected to work closely with GHG reporting rule technical and
     data system teams, both internal to EPA and external to EPA, in conjunction with work being
     conducted under other task areas in the SOW. The contractor shall:

     1.   Analyze data in all of the source categories in the GHGRP listed in Table A in the Appendix to
          identify potential reporting errors; conduct verification tests using statistical software; provide
          support for implementing verification protocols to determine if data reporting error has occurred.
     2.   Perform queries of data set and develop tables, charts, graphs, and summary text that describe
          different aspects of the data. Conduct analysis and identify trends, possible data gaps, and other
          features. Present summaries of findings in memos, reports, or other formats. Queries may focus
          on the entire data set or may highlight a particular subset of data.
     3.   Identify and research theories, principles, practices, and state-of-the-art approaches for data
          presentation and display that can be used to manage and present large quantities of data.
     4.   Research and analyze web-based data publication tools and other presentations of data sets.
          Identify useful templates and features that can be used to present data.
     5.   Identify principles, topics, and questions relevant to various stakeholders interested in the data.
          Develop questions, designs, wireframes or other material for soliciting comments from
          stakeholders regarding needs, uses, and preferences for data presentation and publication.
     6.   Research and identify approaches to aggregating CBI data for presentation or publication that
          would not reveal sensitive information.
     7.   Present design option for displaying greenhouse gas data. Design options may include dynamic
          features such as search and filter criteria that would allow users to develop specific searches. The
          design options may also include mapping and/or dashboard components.
     8.   Develop, enhance, and/or maintain any EPA data publication tools or instruments. Perform
          updates of these tools, including updating the data publication tool using electronic file extracts
          (e.g., XML files) from the data system; develop a Data Publication Engine to extract information
          from the reporting database and apply summary routines or other transformations such as
          Envirofacts.

D.        Regulatory Program and Guidance Development Support

The contractor shall assist in regulatory program and guidance development support for the source
categories listed in Table A in the Appendix, and other new source categories, or future rulemaking
activities. In support of this effort, the contractor shall:

     1.   Provide technical and administrative support for regulatory development of the rule and future
           GHG policies.
     2.   Determine the impact of new and revised program rules on existing program activities and
          associated computerized data systems.
     3.   Conduct all relevant technical and economic analysis in order to support regulatory efforts.
     4.   Draft and finalize program electronic reporting formats and instructions.
    5.   Develop, categorize, and organize materials for rulemaking dockets.
    6.   Consolidate, organize, and research responses to public comments received on rulemakings.
    7.   Provide technical support and administrative support for developing an inventory of facilities for
         other emission source categories.
    8.   Perform analysis and draft text to meet regulatory requirements in supporting CCD regulatory
         efforts.
    9.   Develop and assess policy options including legislation, regulatory actions and voluntary
         programs based on reported GHG data including developing options and assess impacts for
         specific source categories, and evaluating costs and benefits of alternative options.

E. Outreach, Communications and Training Support

The contractor shall provide outreach and communications support to educate and implement the rule.
Electronic media and state-of the-art technologies shall be utilized where practical and feasible. The
specific task areas are outlined below. The contractor shall:

         1.   Prepare Information and Educational Materials: Develop informational brochures CDs,
              videos/DVDs, educational programs, plain language guides; guidance documents, kits and
              other tools for formal and informal learning as well as other materials for dissemination to the
              public at large or specific technical/education-oriented groups (for example: brochures,
              posters, program documents, program logos, folders, labels, postcards, slides, photographs,
              newsletters, articles, annual reports on programs, outreach presentations, banners, displays,
              booths and kiosks, maps, billboards, placards, briefings, and charts.)
         2.   Develop training materials to support training efforts including meeting agenda; slides and
              handouts for webinars and other meetings; prepare scripts and recordings for on-line training
              programs; prepare support documents to help evaluate understanding and comprehension of
              training materials and audio/video recording of training materials.
         3.   Organize and conduct workshops as needed on specific topics to share technical information
              and experiences related to the GHGRP. Elements of this activity include development of an
              agenda, identification of appropriate speakers /presenters, preparation and delivery of
              presentations, and logistical details.
         4.   Organize and conduct training sessions such as webinars or on-line training for key audiences
              that can be accessed electronically. Elements of this activity include development of an
              itinerary/agenda, scripts/talking points, voice-over talent, identification of appropriate persons
              to conduct the training, preparation and delivery of the training, and logistical details.
         5.   Identify and communicate with reporters on special topics and issues such as methods, data
              systems, or verification needs. Prepare and produce publication reports on GHGRP data
              starting in 2011 (cross-cutting work with Task B and C).
         6.   Provide technical, engineering as well as logistical and staffing support for existing GHGRP
              hotline assistance program for the reporting community. This support will require an
              in-depth understanding of Part 98. This work may be conducted in conjunction with or
              independent of the data system support. Prepare responses; assist in technical/legal review of
              responses; track responses, analyze questions for efficient response; and support query of
              database of questions. Under no circumstances will the contractor perform legal services
              under this contract without the advance written approval of the Officer of General Counsel.
         7.   Prepare Graphics and Audio-Visuals: Develop graphics and audio-visual materials for
              briefings, meetings, workshops, and public presentations, and for general information
              dissemination. These activities include drafting of figures, composition and production
              slides, posters, charts, or computer briefing programs with animation, and translation.
              Provide quick-response (i.e., 24 hours) capability for multiple revisions as required.
         8.   Prepare electronic functions such as Bulletin Boards, RSS feeds, widgets, web pages and
              internet systems for information dissemination, following all Agency guidelines. Provide
              computer design and programming, development of various enhancements including links to
              other similar materials, e-mail links, logos, document download capabilities, frequent updates
              to keep material current, assessment and implementation of innovative approaches to using
              the internet and/or similar systems.
9.   Develop CD/ROM or other interactive computer systems to convey key general or technical
     information about program areas covered in the SOW.
10. Develop videotapes/DVDs for the general public and educators or more technical audiences
     on programs and/or technologies covered in the SOW. These activities include concept
     development, scripting, preparation of story boards, filming and editing, and other activities
     necessary to prepare and distribute high-quality video products.
11. Develop high-quality journal articles or other public materials and advertisements suitable for
     placement in EPA documents, conference proceedings, trade journals, or other similar
     materials. Create, design, lay-out, and produce various materials.
12. Provide posters, computer demonstrations, or other materials for display in booths or on tables
     at trade shows for the program areas covered in the SOW. Provide concept development,
     booth or table layout design, development of professional posters, computer demonstrations,
     automatic slide shows, and other related materials as part of the booth or table, and
     preparation of booths or tables suitable for installation in exhibition areas at conferences or
     other public gatherings.
13. Edit, lay-out, prepare graphics, obtain reviewer comments, and undertake all other activities
     necessary to convert a draft report into a “camera-ready” or electronic document ready to be
     sent to a printer or distributed electronically. This task does not include printing.
14. Provide quick turn-around and in-depth analyses, on an as-needed basis, respond to public
     inquiries by conducting research on government and industry policy, statistics, business
     practice, industry, market and government trends and other topics pertaining to GHGRP.
     This assistance may include developing outreach materials communicating the results of these
     analyses in the form of reports, technical documentation, and other written materials. As
     appropriate, this assistance may entail quick response or it may involve more detailed
     research and analyses.
15. Provide a full range of logistical services. Collect and disseminate information to events
     including expert meetings, workgroup meetings, conferences, colloquia, workshops, training
     programs, outreach meetings, webinars and other means of public contact. Identify and
     retain appropriate participants, facilitators, speakers, translators, transcription services and
     logistical assistants; provide food in accordance with Federal law; secure meeting and
     conferences facilities including supporting equipment, support registration activities; and
     produce agendas, records, and proceedings. Develop agendas in conjunction with the EPA.
     Prepare mailing lists, announcements, and draft press releases to notify potential attendees of
     scheduled meetings and or conferences.
                                            Appendix

Table A. Source Categories Finalized as of 1/1/11
    •     General Stationary Fuel Combustion Sources
    •     Electricity Generation
    •     Adipic Acid Production
    •     Aluminum Production
    •     Ammonia Manufacturing
    •     Cement Production
    •     Electronics Manufacturing
    •     Ferroalloy Production
    • Fluorinated GHG production
    •     Glass Production
    •     HCFC-22 Production and HFC-23 Destruction
    •     Hydrogen Production
    •     Iron and Steel Production
    •     Lead Production
    •     Lime Manufacturing
    • Magnesium production
    •     Miscellaneous Uses of Carbonates
    •     Nitric Acid Production
    •     Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems
    •     Petrochemical Production
    •     Petroleum Refineries
    •     Phosphoric Acid Production
    •     Pulp and Paper Production
    •     Silicon Carbide Production
    •     Soda Ash Manufacturing
    •     Sulfur Hexafluoride from Electrical Equipment
    •     Titanium Dioxide Production
    •     Underground Coal Mines
    •     Zinc Production
    •     Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
    •     Wastewater Treatment
    •     Suppliers of Coal-based Liquid Fuels
    •     Suppliers of Petroleum Products
    •     Suppliers of Natural Gas and Natural Gas Liquids
    •     Suppliers of Industrial GHGs
    •     Suppliers of Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
    •     Imports and Exports of Equipment Pre-Charged with Fluorinated GHGs or Containing
            Fluorinated GHGs in Closed-cell Foams
    •     Geologic Sequestration of CO2
    •     Manufacture of Electric Transmission and Distribution Equipment
    •     Industrial Waste Landfills
    •     Underground Injection of CO2
    •     Manure Management (will not be implemented due to a Congressional restriction)
Attachment to Work Statement

Agency Personal Verification Procedures for Contractor Personnel (October 2006)

Background: Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), signed on
August 27, 2004, requires a Government-wide, common identification standard for all Federal and
contractor employees requiring physical access to Federally controlled facilities and/or logical access to
Federally controlled information systems. The goals of HSPD-12 are to enhance safety and security,
increase Government efficiency, reduce identity fraud, and protect personal privacy.

HSPD-12 requires that the common identification be: (a) issued based on sound criteria for verifying an
individual employee's identity; (b) strongly resistant to identity fraud, tampering, counterfeiting, and
terrorist exploitation; (c) rapidly authenticated electronically; and (d) issued by providers whose reliability
has been established by an official accreditation process.

HSPD-12 and its common identification standard require personal identity verification (PIV), background
investigations, and suitability determinations for all affected contractor and subcontractor personnel. In
accordance with FAR clause 52.204-9, Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel, contractors
and subcontractors must comply with EPA’s master plan for implementing HSPD-12.

a) Contractor Requirements for Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel (including
subcontractors)

Contractor Employees Requiring Access to EPA facilities or EPA Information
Systems for at Least 24 Hours a Week for at Least 6 Months: All individual contractor employees
whose work under the contract requires on-site access to an EPA controlled facility or logical access to an
EPA information system for at least 24 hours a week for at least 6 months a year, will be required to
undergo a background investigation in order to receive an EPA Personnel Access and Security System
(EPASS) badge.

To begin the PIV process, the contractor should submit to the Contracting Officer
Representative (COR) within ten (10) days of contract award or contract modification with this Attachment
to Work Statement “Agency Personal Verification Procedures for Contractor Personnel,” the following
information in electronic format via secure means using the HSPD-12 Contractor Template found at
http://epa.gov/oam/. The template was developed to assist in the transmission of the required contractor
employee information in a uniform format. The template also contains drop down menus when entering
data in various data cells. Specifically, the 8 data elements, Employee Type, Program Office, Work City
and State, Birth State, Birth Country, Citizenship, Previous Investigation and Investigative Agency, contain
drop down menus.

-   Contract number;
-   Contract expiration date;
-   Name, address, and phone number of the Contractor Program Manager point of contact;
-   Name, date of birth, place of birth (city, state, country), and Social Security Number for all contractor
    employees identified above. (NOTE: This information must be protected at all times, including during
    transmission, according to the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974; see
    http://www.epa.gov/privacy/);
-   Employee Type, Position, Email address, Program Office, Work City and State,
-   An indication of which contractor employees are foreign nationals;
-   Name of each contractor employee claiming to have a previous, favorably adjudicated Federal
    background investigation on record, and the name of the Federal Agency that required the
    investigation, and the completion date.

The contract-level COR will upload this information to the Office of Administrative Services Information
System (OASIS) personnel security database.
After submission of the preliminary information, the contractor will be notified by the contract-level COR
or PSB when to begin providing all information on Standard Form (SF) 85P, Questionnaire for Public Trust
Positions, and submit the form electronically to PSB via the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM’s)
Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP) system. Instructions for using e-QIP, filling
out, and submitting the SF 85P on-line, can be found at http://www.opm.gov/e-qip/reference.asp. As part of
the investigative and EPASS badging processes, contractor employees must be fingerprinted, photographed
and provide two forms of identification, at a time and location specified by the COR. These fingerprints
will be sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for processing.

Contractor employees with a favorably adjudicated Federal background investigation at the National
Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) level or above, completed within the past 5 years and verified by
EPA, do not require an additional investigation unless one is requested by the Contracting Officer (CO) or
Contract-level Contracting Officer Representative (COR). These employees must still be fingerprinted at
a time and location specified by the COR.

In order to prevent any interruption of contractor services pending the completion of the
OPM background investigation, the Office of Administrative Services (OAS) Security
Management Division (SMD) has procedures in place to issue temporary or provisional badges.

When reporting in person, as directed by the contract-level COR, contractor employees
must provide two forms of original identity source documents from the lists on Form I-9, OMB
No.1615-0047, Employment Eligibility Verification (available at http://www.formi9.com/i-9.pdf) .At least
one document shall be a valid State or Federal
Government-issued picture identification.

Contractor Employees Requiring EPA Access for Less than 24 Hours a Week for 6 Months: These
contractor employees may be subject to the above requirements, and may have limited and controlled
access to facilities and information systems.

Foreign National Contractor Employees: To be eligible to work on-site at an EPA controlled facility or
to access EPA information systems, a foreign national contractor employee must have been admitted to the
U.S. on an Immigrant Visa or a Non-Immigrant Work Authorization Visa. Foreign nationals requiring
access to an EPA controlled facility or EPA information system for at least 24 hours a week for at least 6
months a year must meet the above requirements for an EPASS badge, and in addition:

-   In the “Continuation Space” on the SF 85P, provide the visa number, issuance location, and issuance
    date for the visa used for entry to the U.S;
-   When presenting two identification source documents, as described above, provide at least one from
    List A on Form 1-9.

When determining a foreign national contractor employee’s eligibility for an EPASS badge, EPA will
consider the type of visa presented (immigrant vs. non-immigrant) and the reciprocity agreement between
the U.S. and the individual’s country of origin. These considerations are in addition to the “red flag” issues
listed below.

Screening of the SF 85P: Information contained on the SF 85P may demonstrate that a contractor
employee is not suitable to be given access to EPA facilities or information systems. PSB will screen
information entered on the SF 85P prior to OPM initiating the background investigation. For individuals
with admitted, derogatory information, issuance of an EPASS badge may be delayed pending further EPA
review. Contractors are responsible for providing qualified personnel in accordance with requirements
stated elsewhere in this contract. Contractors will only be notified by the COR if any contractor employee
is found unsuitable to perform as a result of a background investigation, and must be immediately replaced
by the contractor. The following are possible "red flags":
-   Employment - Having been fired from a previous job, or having left under unfavorable circumstances
    within the past 7 years (Question 12 on the SF 85P);
-   Selective Service - Failure to register with the Selective Service System; this applies to male applicants
    born after December 31, 1959 (Question 17 on the SF
-   85P);
-   Police Records - Within the past 7 years, any arrest, charge, or conviction that has been upheld for
    violent or dangerous behavior or a pattern of arrests that demonstrates disregard for the law (Question
    20 on the SF 85P);
-   Illegal Drugs - Illegal use within the previous year, or drug manufacture or other involvement for profit
    within the past 7 years (Question 21 on the SF 85P).

b) Returning Badges
The contractor is responsible for ensuring that all badges are returned to the COR at the conclusion of the
contract or when contractor on-site services are no longer required, or when an individual contractor
employee leaves.

c) Subcontracts
These requirements must be incorporated into all subcontracts wherein employees’ work under the
subcontract requires physical access to an EPA controlled facility or logical access to an EPA information
system for 6 months or longer.

d) Appeals
Contractors have the right to appeal, in writing to the COR, a determination to deny or revoke a badge. If
the COR believes an appeal is justified, he/she will forward it to:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Personnel Security Branch (Mail Code 3206M)
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460
PSB’s decision on behalf of the Agency will be final and not subject to further appeal.

e) Definitions
- “EPA Information System” means an information system [44 U.S.C. 3502(8)] used or operated by
    EPA, or a contractor of EPA or other organization on behalf of the Agency.
- “EPA Controlled Facilities” means:
         o EPA or Federally-owned buildings or leased space, whether for single or multi-tenant
             occupancy, and its grounds and approaches, all or any portion of which are under the
             jurisdiction, custody or control of the Agency;
         o EPA or Federally controlled commercial space shared with non-government tenants. For
             example, if a department or agency leased the 10th floor of a commercial building, the
             Directive applies to the 10th floor only;
         o Government-owned contractor-operated facilities, including laboratories;
         o The term does not apply to educational institutions that conduct activities on behalf of
             departments or the agency or at which Federal Employees are hosted unless specifically
             designated as such by the sponsoring department or agency.

-   “Foreign National” means an individual who is not a United States citizen.
Attachment 2: Minimum Standards for Organizational Conflict of Interest Plan
       MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST PLANS

1. PURPOSE

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified a need to avoid, neutralize, or mitigate actual
and potential contractor organizational conflicts of interest (OCI). To accomplish this, contractors are
required to have an OCI plan for identifying and reporting actual and potential OCI. The purpose of this
document is to set forth the minimum standards for a contractor's OCI plan.

2. OCI PLAN

The contractor's OCI Plan is a document which describes the procedures a company uses to identify and
report OCI. Generally, a contractor's corporate OCI plan will describe how a company, in its entirety,
addresses conflicts, and will not be contract or program specific. The plan may also describe the options a
company will consider proposing to avoid, neutralize, or mitigate an OCI whenever a conflict is identified.
The plan will be evaluated and approved by the applicable EPA Contracting Officer (CO) if the OCI Plan
meets the EPA's minimum requirements for detecting and reporting conflicts of interest. Contractor's OCI
Plans should be identified by a version number, date, and applicable CO for any previously approved OCI
Plan.

3. MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR CONTRACTORS' OCI PLANS

A. Corporate Structure

The OCI Plan shall describe any parent relationship and list all affiliates, subsidiaries, and sister companies,
etc. Generally this need not exceed three corporate tiers, unless a relationship exists beyond three tiers that
would potentially create a conflict. In such a case, relationships beyond three tiers should also be included
in the OCI Plan. Contractors should report changes in its corporate structure to the Agency throughout
contract performance. Contractors are invited to include under this section a company profile. The profile
should discuss all pertinent information relevant to OCI including a summary of a contractor's primary
and/or environmental business functions and activities. This background information will be very useful to
COS when evaluating whether or not a contractor has an OCI.

B. Searching and Identifying OCI

The OCI Plan shall include a requirement describing when a OCI search must be performed by company
personnel and clearly identify the procedures to be followed. The searching requirement shall encompass
all work related to all clients for whom work was performed over the last three years, all current work, all
sites (if applicable) and any future work reflected in marketing proposals. Contractors must search their
records over the past 36 months, or through all available records for a new company until 36 months of
records are accumulated, from the time of receipt of the work from EPA. However, contractors are
encouraged to search back as far as a company's records cover.

C. Data Base

The OCI Plan shall require a data base that includes all necessary information for a contractor to review its
past work (at a minimum over the past 36 months or through all available records for a new company until
36 months of records are accumulated), work in progress, and work the company may be pursuing under
any marketing proposals. This requirement does not establish any particular type or kind of retrieval
system, however, the data base shall contain, at a minimum, the following information and capabilities.

(1) a list of the company's past and public clients;
(2) a description of the type(s) of work that was performed and any other pertinent information;
(3) a list of the past sites (when applicable) a contractor has worked on;
(4) a list of site name(s) (when applicable) related to any work performed;
(5) the ability to search and retrieve the information in the data base; and
(6) dollar value of work performed.

If applicable, the OCI Plan shall include provisions for supplemental searches of parent, affiliate,
subsidiary, or sister company records. The OCI Plan shall also describe any cross-checks used by the
company when searching OCI issues.

D. Personal Certification

At a minimum, the OCI Plan shall require ALL employees of the company performing work under an EPA
Superfund and/or Non-Superfund contract, including work on a site, work relating to a site, work pertaining
to a CERCLA/RCRA action, or work that may endanger a CERCLA enforcement action, to sign a personal
certification. EPA recommends a policy whereby all company employees are required to sign such a
certification rather than only those employees working under an EPA contract. The certification shall
require at a minimum, that the individual agrees to report to the proper company authority any personal
OCI and that the individual has read and understands the company's OCI Plan and procedures. Employee
certifications shall be retained by the company.

E. Work Assignment (WA), Technical Direction Document (TDD), or Task Order (TO) Notification and
Certification

The OCI Plan shall describe the process the company requires for notifying the Agency prior to beginning
work, and for submission of its WA/TDD/TO certification within 20 days of receipt of the work from EPA.
NOTE: WA/TDD/TO certifications are NOT required if the contract contains an annual certification
requirement. Nevertheless, the contractor's OCI Plan should address the procedures to be followed for
WA/TDD/TO certifications.

F. Annual Certification

The OCI Plan shall describe the process the company requires for submission of its annual certification.

NOTE: Annual certification is NOT required if the contract contains a WA/TDD/DO certification
requirement. Nevertheless, the contractor's OCI Plan should address the procedures to be followed for
annual certifications.

G. Notification and Documentation

The OCI Plan shall clearly delineate the official within the company responsible for making OCI
determinations. Generally, this would be someone at a middle to upper level of management. The
responsible official shall be free of any personal conflicts for the purpose of making OCI determination,
e.g., a program manager who receives bonuses based on the total amount of sales may not be free of
conflicts. The plan shall clearly identify the process that is required when notifying the EPA of any actual
or potential OCI and the actions that the company has taken or will take to avoid, neutralize, or mitigate the
conflict. In addition, the contractor shall document all OCI searches related to EPA work, whether or not
an actual or potential OCI has been identified.

H. Training

The OCI Plan shall require all employees of the company to receive basic OCI training and that each
employee receive OCI awareness training at least annually. The company's OCI Plan shall be available for
all employees to review. Annual awareness training shall include, at a minimum, a review of the
certification language and any changes that may have occurred in the company's OCI Plan. In addition,
companies are encouraged to routinely disseminate to their employees current OCI information.

I. Subcontractor's OCI Plans

The OCI Plan shall describe the process and mechanism by which the company will monitor its
subcontractors to ensure all subcontractors are complying with the OCI provisions in their contracts. It is
important that subcontractors identify and report OCI as well as submit Limitation of Future Contracting
(LOFC) requests for approval.
Attachment 3: Past Performance Questionnaire
                               PAST PERFORMANCE QUESTIONNAIRE

Contractor/Name and Address (City and State):

Contract Number:

Contract Title:

Agency/Entity:

Type of Contract:

Dollar Value:
Contracting Officer Name (federal or other governmental body)/Individual responsible for evaluating the
offeror’s performance under the contract:

Telephone Number(s):

Title(s):

Mailing Address:

Period of Performance: From ____________ To ____________. [Insert dates consistent with the period for
which past performance information is required to be submitted in accordance with the solicitation.]

Brief Description of Work:

Location of Work: ________________________________________________.

Name, Title, Telephone Number, Organizational Affiliation, Date and Signature of EPA employee filling
out this form:
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
Party Responding to this Query (fill in requested information below)
Name (Party Responding to this Query), Title, Organizational Affiliation, Telephone Number, Mailing
Address, and any affiliation with the entity which is the subject of this query and if there is/was an
affiliation define what it is/was (fill in requested information below):
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________

The ratings below are to be filled in by the reference above–NOT the offeror.

1. QUALITY OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES DELIVERED:

a. Evaluate the contractor’s performance in complying with contract requirements, quality achieved, and
overall technical expertise demonstrated. (For example: on-time contractor arrival to site, establishment of
call center, effective subcontracting, meeting permit requirements, accomplishment of transportation and
disposal of wastes)

0 = Unsatisfactory
1 = Poor,
2 = Fair,
3 = Good,
4 = Excellent,
5 = Outstanding,
N/A = Not Applicable
Remarks:

b. To what extent were the contractor’s reports and documentation accurate, complete and submitted in a
timely manner? (For example: accurate, complete, and on-time project work plans and daily cost
accounting reports, site safety and quality assurance plans)

0 = Unsatisfactory,
1 = Poor,
2 = Fair,
3 = Good,
4 = Excellent,
5 = Outstanding,
N/A = Not Applicable
Remarks:

c. How would you rate the contractor key personnel’s technical expertise and management capabilities?

0 = Unsatisfactory,
1 = Poor,
2 = Fair,
3 = Good,
4 = Excellent,
5 = Outstanding,
N/A = Not Applicable
Remarks:

d. How would you rate the contractor key personnel’s response to technical direction by the Government?

0 = Unsatisfactory,
1 = Poor,
2 = Fair,
3 = Good,
4 = Excellent,
5 = Outstanding,
N/A = Not Applicable
Remarks:

2. EFFECTIVENESS OF MANAGEMENT:

To what extent was the contractor able to solve contract performance problems, including subcontractor
performance problems?

0 = Unsatisfactory,
1 = Poor,
2 = Fair,
3 = Good,
4 = Excellent,
5 = Outstanding,
N/A = Not Applicable
Remarks:

3. INITIATIVE IN MEETING CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS:

To what extent did the contractor display initiative in meeting requirements?

0 = Unsatisfactory,
1 = Poor,
2 = Fair,
3 = Good,
4 = Excellent,
5 = Outstanding,
N/A = Not Applicable
Remarks:

4. TIMELINESS OF PERFORMANCE:

To what extent did the contractor meet project schedules?

0 = Unsatisfactory,
1 = Poor,
2 = Fair,
3 = Good,
4 = Excellent,
5 = Outstanding,
N/A = Not Applicable
Remarks:

5. COST CONTROL:

a. To what extent did the contractor display initiative in controlling overall costs? [Insert this question if it
is relevant.]

0 = Unsatisfactory,
1 = Poor,
2 = Fair,
3 = Good,
4 = Excellent,
5 = Outstanding,
N/A = Not Applicable
Remarks:

b. To what extent was the contractor able to track costs and provide accurate, complete and timely tracking
reports? (For example: accurate, on-time daily cost accounting reports) [Insert this question if it irrelevant.]

0 = Unsatisfactory,
1 = Poor,
2 = Fair,
3 = Good,
4 = Excellent,
5 = Outstanding,
N/A = Not Applicable
Remarks:

c. To what extent were the contractor’s billings current, accurate and complete?

0 = Unsatisfactory,
1 = Poor,
2 = Fair,
3 = Good,
4 = Excellent,
5 = Outstanding,
N/A = Not Applicable
Remarks:

6. BUSINESS PRACTICES:

To what extent did the contractor coordinate and cooperate with the Government?

0 = Unsatisfactory,
1 = Poor,
2 = Fair,
3 = Good,
4 = Excellent,
5 = Outstanding,
N/A = Not Applicable
Remarks:

7. SMALL DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS PARTICIPATION:

What has been the contractor’s compliance with subcontracting plan goals for small disadvantaged business
(SDB) concerns, monetary targets for SDB participation, and the notification requirements (FAR
19.1202-4(b)) for any substitutions of firms that are not SDB concerns?

0 = Unsatisfactory,
1 = Poor,
2 = Fair,
3 = Good,
4 = Excellent,
5 = Outstanding,
N/A = Not Applicable
Remarks:

8. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION:

a. To what extent were you satisfied with the overall performance of the contractor?

0 = Unsatisfactory,
1 = Poor,
2 = Fair,
3 = Good,
4 = Excellent,
5 = Outstanding,
N/A = Not Applicable
Remarks:

b. Would you do business with the contractor again? If not, why not?

0 = Unsatisfactory,
1 = Poor,
2 = Fair,
3 = Good,
4 = Excellent,
5 = Outstanding,
N/A = Not Applicable
Remarks:
Attachment 4: Client Authorization Form
                                       Client Authorization Letter




Dear

We are currently responding to the Environmental Protection Agency RFP Number SOL-DC-11-00003 for
the procurement of Technical and Outreach Support Services for the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program
Development and Implementation. The EPA is placing increased emphasis in their acquisitions on past
performance as a source selection evaluation factor. EPA requires bidders to inform references identified in
technical proposals that EPA may contact them about past performance information.

If you are contacted by EPA for information on work we have performed under contract for your
company/agency/state or local government, you are hereby authorized to respond to EPA inquiries.

Your cooperation is appreciated. Please direct any questions to ________________.




                                                 Sincerely,
Attachment 5: Technical Questions
Questions for SOL-DC-11-00003 (as of 2/17/11)

QUESTION 1: In regard to FAR Clause 52.222-41, will the Government please provide the applicable
wage determinations for the RFP?

Answer: If an offeror proposes a labor category that is subject to the Service Contract Act, the applicable
wage determination(s) for their particular locality can be found at www.wdol.gov.

QUESTION 2: Since FAR 52.222-41 is applicable to this RFP, Offeror requests that the Government
incorporate FAR 52.222-43 – Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Act – Price Adjustment
(Multiple Year and Option Contracts).

Answer: The FAR clause 52.222-43 is not applicable to the subject procurement.

QUESTION 3: The RFP states that Past Performance is part of the 50 page limit for technical proposals.
However, Offeror requests that the government exclude this requirement from the page limit. The amount
of past performance could vary significantly between teams, and could be extensive given that it requires
all current contracts similar in size and scope for the prime and all team members with subcontracts
expected to be over $500,000. This would limit the amount of information the Offeror can provide on
other sections and creates inequity of space amongst bidders based on the number of contracts that qualify
under the Past Performance requirements. The Government also requests this information early if
possible, which would be more likely if the bidders were not concerned with having to develop formatting
techniques to minimize the amount of pages a complete response with this information will require.

Answer:     Past Performance Information shall be excluded from the page limitation requirement.

QUESTION 4: Will the Government consider raising the threshold of $500,000 for subcontractor
participation under Clause 1552.215-75, Past Performance Information, to $2,000,000? Given the
potential dollar size of the contract (based on the hours provided), setting the limit at $500,000 for
subcontractors would require that subcontractors that may be included for a very low percentage of the
overall effort would have to submit past performance.

Answer: EPAAR clause 1552.215-75 shall be amended to increase the subject threshold to $2,000,000
per year.

QUESTION 5: The RFP states that the Offeror should submit its Small Business Subcontracting Plan as
Section 6 of the technical proposal. The RFP also states that the Offeror should “omit all cost or pricing
details from the technical proposal.” The FAR clause governing the Small Business Subcontracting Plan
requires dollar figures based on the Offeror’s overall price proposal. Will the Government please clarify
where this information should be included as there is no requirement at present to include a version with
the cost and pricing details in the Cost Proposal?

Answer: The subject solicitation shall be amended, moving the Small Business Subcontracting Plan from
the Technical Proposal to the Price Proposal.

QUESTION 6: In the RFP section entitled "REQUIREMENTS FOR TECHNICAL PROPOSALS" (as it
flows onto page 46 of the RFP), there is a description of the page limit as "twenty five (25) double-sided
type-written pages." We often see the page limit number and the requirement for double-sided
separate. As they are written together, we want to be sure of the correct interpretation. Should we
understand that to mean a total of fifty (50) pages, which are printed double-sided (not 25 pages of
text). We've seen other RFPs from your office with this wording and the former interpretation, but we
wanted to be very sure.

Answer: Technical proposals are limited to 50 pages of text.

QUESTION 7:        On page 14 of the RFP, in section 1552.237-72 Key Personnel, there are no key
personnel identified. On Page 47, under Required Sections of the Technical Proposal, Number 3. Personnel
Qualifications/Organization Structure, it states “The description shall include the name and title of the
Program Manager, other Key Personnel, and other individuals whom the offeror deems instrumental in the
performance of this contract.” Similarly, on page 53, under Factor 3 of the evaluation criteria, Personnel
Qualifications/Organizational Structure, the RFP states “The offeror’s personnel will be evaluated on the
extent to which the proposed Program Manager, other key personnel, and others instrumental in the
performance of this contract…” On page 49 of the RFP under Summary of Proposed Staffing/Labor
Category it states, “The table shall also indicate which of the proposed personnel will be designated as Key
Personnel.”

Taken together, the statements imply that EPA expects the Program Manager to be designated as Key
Personnel, and that one or more other personnel are defined as “key.” Does EPA wish to be explicit about
other personnel to be defined as key or would you like that to be identified at the discretion of the offeror?

Answer: With exception to the Program Manager, key personnel shall be identified at the discretion of
the offeror.

QUESTION 8: On page 42, in section 1552.215-75 Past Performance Information, the RFP states,
“Offerors shall submit a list of all or at least 5 contracts and subcontracts completed in the last 3 years, and
all contracts and subcontracts currently in process, which are similar in nature to this
requirement.”(Italics added) With a large and active Climate Change Services Practice, our firm is
concerned that providing past performance data on all contracts and subcontracts currently in process,
which are similar in nature to this requirement would consume a significant portion of the double-sided
25-page limit for technical proposals (top of page 46 of the RFP). Section 1552.215-75 also states, “The
information may be submitted prior to other parts of the proposal in order to assist the Government in
reducing the evaluation period.”

This suggests it was EPA’s intent to exclude the past performance information from the technical proposal
page limit and, if not, will EPA consider such an exclusion?

Answer: Past Performance Information shall be excluded from the page limitation requirement.

QUESTION 9: Relatedly, on page 42, in section 1552.215-75 Past Performance Information, it states,
“Offerors shall submit the information requested below as part of their proposal for both the offeror and
any proposed subcontractors for subcontracts expected to exceed $500,000.” On an IDIQ contract with
235,000 hours of effort or more each year, one could reasonably expect several subcontractors to exceed
the $500,000 revenue threshold. Once again, responding to this requirement would consume a significant
portion of the double-sided 25-page limit for technical proposals (top of page 46 of the RFP).

Was it EPA’s intent to exclude the past performance information from the technical proposal page limit
and, if not, will EPA consider such an exclusion? Are the subcontractors identified as exceeding the
threshold and providing past performance information required to provide five (5) references in addition to
those of the prime contractor? Alternatively, is the team to provide five (5) references in total including
prime and any additional subcontractors meeting the threshold?

Answer: Past Performance Information shall be excluded from the page limitation requirement. The
offeror shall submit the information required by 1552.215-75 for both the prime and any subcontractor
meeting the threshold established in paragraph (a).


QUESTION 10: On page 46 of the RFP, under Item 1. Length, the small business subcontracting plan is
excluded from the page limitation.

Does this also apply to the Small Disadvantaged Business Participation Information or is that included
within the page limits?
Answer: The Small Disadvantaged Business Participation Information is excluded from the page
limitation.

QUESTION 11: On page 46 of the RFP, under Item 2. Organization, the following sentence states:
“Please place your technical proposal in plain three-ring binders with dividers clearly indicating the
following Six (7) sections:…”

Does this typo impact the subsequently listed seven enumerated required sections of the technical proposal?

Answer:     The solicitation will be corrected to read “Six (6) sections…”.

QUESTION 12: On page 48 of the RFP, under Item 3. Cost and Pricing Data, the SOW tasks are listed as
follows:

"SOW Task                                                                       Percentage of Work
Task 1: Technical and Engineering Analyses Support                                      20%
Task 2: Regulatory Program and Guidance Development Support                             20%
Task 3: Outreach, Communications, and Training Support                                  20%
Task 4: Data Systems and Information Technology Support                                 20%
Task 5: Data Analytics and Publications Support                                         20%"

On page 52 of the RFP in the Evaluation Criteria and in the Statement of Work (SOW) on pages 56-61 of
the RFP the order is as follows

A. Technical and Engineering Analyses Support
B. Data Systems and Information Technology Support
C. Data Analytics and Publications Support
D. Regulatory Program and Guidance Development Support
E. Outreach, Communications, and Training Support

Shall we assume that the correct order when addressing the sub factors is that shown in the evaluation
criteria and the SOW?

Answer: The order in which the offeror addresses each sub-factor under the Technical Capability Factor
is at that offeror’s discretion. The solicitation shall be amended to correct the error on page 48. The
SOW Tasks are listed in an incorrect order. The correct order should mirror the Statement of Work.

QUESTION 13: Clause 1552.215-75 Past Performance Information. (OCT 2000) states, “Offerors shall
submit the information requested below as part of their proposal for both the offeror and any proposed
subcontractors for subcontracts expected to exceed $500,000.” Given the large estimated level of effort
required for this requirement (1,339,000 hours), would it be possible to modify the request for
subcontractor past performance information to all “major subcontractors?” We believe that the
requirement as written would include virtually all proposed subcontractors and would create a large
administrative burden on Government evaluators.

Answer: See Question 4.

QUESTION 14: Clause 1552.215-75 Past Performance Information. (OCT 2000) paragraph (e)(2) on
page 43 states, “Client Authorization Letters should be mailed or e-mailed to individual references no later
than five (5) working days after proposal submission.” We believe that this guidance conflicts with the
“REQUIREMENTS FOR TECHINCAL PROPOSALS” Paragraph 2 of the “Required Sections of the
Technical Proposal” on page 46. This guidance states, “Completed questionnaires shall be received by the
CS no later than 5 working days after solicitation end date.” Please confirm that offerors are to send out
both Client Authorization Letters and Questionnaires and clarify the due date for this information.

Answer:    Offerors are required to send out both Client Authorization letters and Questionnaires in
accordance with the subject solicitation. Completed Questionnaires shall be received no later than 5
working days after solicitation end date. Client Authorization Letters shall be provided to references no
later than 5 working days after proposal submission.

QUESTION 15: Page 58 and 59 of the Statement of Work for task area B. Data Systems and Information
Technology Support has numbering that skips from 13 to 16 as below.

13. Provide support for statistical analysis software tool used to verify data as it is developed and once it is
deployed; design user-friendly interface for conducting tests and analyzing data outputs; conduct standard
maintenance and enhancement of statistical software tool.
16. Develop the production data system incorporating COTS or open-source tools as needed, include but
not limited to, programming the production data system application, web services, database schema and
procedures, extensions and supporting applications for administration and help; providing unit, system and
load testing for the data system staging and production; providing a means of tracking issues and resolution
in development and production; and publishing the results through the Exchange Network and EPA web
site(s).

 “Can the offeror safely assume that this is a mistake in numbering and not that there are missing subtasks
to be addressed?”

Answer: There are no missing subtasks; the SOW shall be amended to correct this issue.

QUESTION 16: Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) Participation - Offerors shall submit the
information required by EPAAR 1552.219-73, Small Disadvantaged Business Targets. In addition, the
offeror shall submit any additional relevant information that would allow for evaluation as prescribed by
EPAAR 1552.219-74, Small Disadvantaged business participation evaluation factor. See EPAAR
1552.219-72 for additional information.

“For the Small Disadvantaged Business Targets (1552.219-73) and the Small Business Subcontracting Plan
(FAR 52.219-9), no goals have been identified in the RFP.

 “Are there certain goals that EPA is expecting to see in this proposal and, if so, what are they?”

Answer: The EPA Office of Small Business Programs provides agency-wide goals at the follow link:

http://www.epa.gov/osbp/pdfs/doing_business_with_epa.pdf

QUESTION 17: Page 8 of the solicitation states, “The OMB clearance number for progress reports
delivered under this contract is 2030-0005 with an expiration date of February 28, 2003.” Does EPA have
an updated OMB clearance number for this clause?

Answer: The EPA does not have an updated OMB clearance number for this clause.

QUESTION 18: Page 11 of the solicitation states, “(e) Each delivery order will have a ceiling price,
which the Contractor may not exceed. When the Contractor has reason to believe that the labor payment
and support costs for the order, which will accrue in the next thirty (30) days, will bring total cost to over
85 percent of the ceiling price specified in the order, the Contractor shall notify the Ordering Officer.” We
are accustomed to a 75% cost ceiling. Would EPA please confirm that the ceiling is 85%?

Answer: 85% is the correct value.

 QUESTION 19: Within section (c) of the Limitation of Future Contracting (LOFC) clause on Page 15 of
the RFP, and in the disclosure requirements found on Page 44 of the RFP a list of seven example “entities”
is provided which the Government indicates would lead to “a high probability for organizational conflict of
interest with an significant portion of the tasks under this contract” if the Contractor were to enter into a
contract with any of them. Several of the entities within this list are defined as having a “significant
financial interest in” or “business relationship with” another company, GHG emitter, product, etc., that
could pose a conflict. We interpret these entities as representing non-EPA organizations and companies that
may do business with the Contractor. If this is correct, then the Government is indicating that the
Contractor must be able to verify that each of its non-EPA clients has no such significant financial interests
or business relationships. This would be impossible to verify, as many clients consider these types of
information to be proprietary and will not disclose them to outside businesses or contractors. Even if one or
more of these clients were willing to cooperate, it is doubtful that the required information to assess the
conflict of interest questions would be obtained in a timely manner. As a result, such a requirement would
unduly restrict certain highly qualified businesses from responding to this solicitation. Is it the
Government’s intent for the Contractor to verify that its non-EPA clients have no such relationships or
interests, or are these “entities” in fact meant to represent the Contractor? If the latter, could the
Government add clarifying text to the LOFC clause such as:
“Business and financial relationships requiring prior approval are only those between the Contractor and
their primary clients (secondary relationships of the Contractor’s primary clients with other organizations
do not require pre-approval).”

Answer: The disclosure requirements are intended for the offeror.

QUESTION 20: On Page 15, the Task Order Conflict of Interest Certification clause suggests that the
Government may issue task orders or similar tasking documents that directly relate to a (single) source
category. We anticipate that the Limitation of Future Contracting clause requirement for prior written
approval from the EPA Contracting Officer would be required only if/when the Contractor wished to enter
into a business or financial relationship with an entity that is associated with the specific source category
identified in a task order. Such prior written approval would not be required for relationships associated
with source categories not identified in the task order. Could the Government confirm?

Answer: The Task Order Conflict of Interest Certification would not be required for source categories
unrelated to the awarded task order.

QUESTION 21: Does the Government anticipate issuing task orders that do not apply to a specific source
category (ies)? For example, verification processes for GHGRP data could be developed for generic source
categories. If such task orders are anticipated, the Limitation of Future Contracting requirement for prior
written approval for entering into business or financial relationships with entities associated within a
specific source category would then not seem to apply. Could the Government confirm?

Answer: Yes, the EPA does intend to issue task orders that are not specific to a source category. The
Limitation of Future Contracting clause requires contracting officer’s approval on actions that would create
an organizational conflict of interest with the activities of a task order awarded to that contractor.

QUESTION 22: Section L: Proposal Delivery Instructions (b) page 50: The Solicitation states:
“Bids/proposals sent by U.S. Mail, therefore, will not be considered “received” until such time as they are
physically delivered via EPA’s mail distribution system to the EPA Bid & Proposal Room in the Ronald
Reagan Building. Bidders/Offerors electing to utilize the U.S. Mail for 2 bid/proposal delivery should
therefore allow sufficient time prior to the designated time and date for bid/proposal receipt to allow for the
internal routing of their bid/proposal to the EPA Bid & Proposal Room.”

Can the government suggest what “sufficient time” will be in order to deliver a proposal in a timely
fashion?

Answer: The EPA will not suggest a “sufficient time”.

QUESTION 23: Section L “Requirements for Price Proposals, 3(b), “Total Contract Price” on page 48
states: b. Total Contract Price (for proposal purposes) - total contract price and a total contract price per
year based on the estimated hours listed on page 48 and the SOW tasks. Are offerors required to submit
pricing broken out by the five SOW tasks listed on page 48?
Answer: It is at the offeror’s discretion.

QUESTION 24: Page 46 of the solicitation indicates that offerors must provide references with both Client
Authorization Letters and Past Performance Questionnaires, with the EPA Contracting Officer receiving
completed Past Performance Questionnaires no later than 5 working days after solicitation end date. Page
43 of the solicitation indicates that offerors should mail or e-mail Client Authorization Letters to individual
references within 5 working days of proposal submission. These deadlines imply that offerors need to mail
the Past Performance Questionnaires to references prior to the solicitation end date, but can mail the Client
Authorization Letters after proposal submission. If this is true, then the two items would generally not be
sent out together. Is it the Government’s intention to have offerors send out the Client Authorization Letters
and Past Performance Questionnaires at different times, and if not, can the Government clarify its deadlines
for these two actions?

Answer: See Question 14.

QUESTION 25: According to the instructions in Section L, 1. Length, Page 46 the written technical
proposal shall be limited to twenty five (25) double-sided type-written pages including all tables and
figures. Please clarify these instructions. Do 25 double-sided pages equate to 50 pages of written material,
or does this mean the narrative is limited to 25 pages of written material, which, when double-sided results
in 12 ½ sheets of paper? Similarly, “Individual resumes shall not exceed one (1) double-sided page”. Does
this mean each resume can only consist of one sheet of paper, with text printed on both sides?

Answer: Technical proposals shall not exceed 50 pages of written material. Resumes shall not exceed 2
pages of written material.

QUESTION 26: Section L, 2. Organization, directs offerors to place the technical proposal “in plain
three-ring binders with dividers”. Can we assume that we may still insert a cover page into the front sleeve
of the plain binders?

Answer: Yes.

QUESTION 27: Given the response to Question 19 above could impact or delay a Contractor’s decision to
respond to this solicitation, we respectfully request a two week extension to the proposal submittal date. Is
this possible?

Answer: The solicitation shall be amended extending the proposal submittal date.

QUESTION 28: The RFP requests that contractors prepare and provide a QAPP (using R-5
guidance). QAPPs are generally intended to be project specific and are not geared to addressing contract
level work that is not yet clearly defined. Did EPA intend to request a QMP (using R-2 guidance)
instead? Generally QMPs are deemed more appropriate for describing a QA system as it relates to an
entire contract.

Answer: The solicitation shall be amended, requiring offerors to prepare and provide Quality
Management Plans (using R-2 guidance). Further information regarding Quality Management Plans can
be found at
http://www.epa.gov/quality1/faq4.html#R2%20vs%20r5 and
http://www.epa.gov/quality1/qs-docs/overview-final.pdf

QUESTION 29: If an offeror has already completed its representations and certifications electronically via
the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) website, is the offeror still required to
complete and include as part of its cost proposal, the representation and certifications provided in Section K
of the Solicitation?

Answer: Yes.
QUESTION 30: Page 45 of the Solicitation states that offerors shall omit all cost or pricing details from
the technical proposal. The Solicitation specifies that the Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)
Participation plan and the Small Business Subcontracting Plan be included as part of the technical proposal
submission. Both of the subject plans required offerors to present targets as both a percentage and dollar
amount (e.g. cost). Should the SDB Participation plan and the Small Business Subcontracting Plan be
included in the cost proposal or should the plans remain in the technical proposal, but exclude all target
dollar amounts?

Answer: The solicitation shall be amended, moving the Small Business Subcontracting Plan to the price
proposal. The Small Disadvantage Business Participation information shall exclude all dollar amounts.

QUESTION 31: Given the potential volume of information requested depending on the composition of
each respondent’s team and the variable number of references available across that team, we request that
Past Performance information be excluded from page count.

Answer: See Question 3.

QUESTION 32: Paragraph 2 states, “Please place your technical proposal in plain three-ring binders with
dividers clearly indicating the following Six (7) sections:” Please confirm the requirement is seven (7)
sections.

Answer: See Question 11.

QUESTION 33: The list of activities skips from number 13 to number 16. Please confirm that there are
14 activities for Subfactor 2.

Answer: See Question 15.

QUESTION 34: When Task Orders are issued post-award, will the scope contained in each span all five
subfactors? Or will the scope of work in each Task Order issued be limited to the parameters outlined in a
single subfactor?

Answer: The scope of each future task order has the potential to span all tasks outlined in the Statement
of Work.

QUESTION 35: Since 52.222-41 Service Contract Act of 1965 has been included in this solicitation, will
EPA be providing an associated Wage Determination for this procurement or will determinations be made
at the Task Order level?

Answer: See Question 1.

QUESTION 36: In order to maintain the exclusion of cost information from the Technical Proposal,
Offeror requests that the requirement for Small Disadvantaged Business Participation (Section 4) not
include dollars as required under EPAAR 1552.219-72, as this information will be provided in the Small
Business Subcontracting Plan. Also, while the “Small Business Subcontracting Plan” is excluded
specifically from the page limitations, please confirm whether the Section 4 SDB Participation material is
also excluded from the page limitations.

Answer: See Questions 10 and 30.

QUESTION 37: Similar to the previous request, offeror also requests that the Small Business
Subcontracting Plan be included in the Cost Proposal instead of the Technical Proposal, as it will contain
cost information.

Answer: See Question 5.
QUESTION 38: In reference to FAR Clause 52.204-2, does the EPA consider any of the information to
be processed, transmitted or stored under this contract classified as Confidential, Secret or Top Secret. If
not, what is the correct clause for this RFP?

Answer: The solicitation shall be amended, removing FAR Clause 52.204-2.

QUESTION 39: Offeror plans to propose labor categories and related weighted rates unique for our
company as well as for each subcontractor. This will result in some overlap in labor categories where one
subcontractor uses criteria that are different from another subcontractor (relating to the degree of seniority
for example) to support its unique rate. Will this approach be acceptable?

Answer: Offeror shall follow proposal submission instructions.

QUESTION 40: Could EPA provide technical documentation (software requirements specification, design
document, architectural document, etc.) for e-GGRT and any other data systems?

Answer: The data system is being programmed using custom JAVA and open source/COTS applets.
Moreover, e-GGRT involves the following elements needed to demonstrate the technical capability to
continue development and maintenance of the data system (technical capability, corporate experience and
understanding of comparable elements is acceptable):

- More than 1,000 data elements, most with range checks, validation and warning flags.
- Over 10,000 reporting facilities
- 28 individual reporting modules spanning 27 Rule subparts, each with unique and complex requirements,
and, in some cases, modules that interact with each other (e.g. Stationary Combustion and Industrial
sources)
- Interaction with 4 (CDX, CBS, FRS, SRS) existing Agency IT systems.
- A system that provides CROMERR compliance and protection of CBI

QUESTION 41: Regarding area “C. Data Analytics and Publications” in the SOW, are any publication
tools or instruments, including the Data Publication Engine already developed or under development? If so,
can EPA provide documentation for tools?

Answer: The data publication tool is in a conceptual development and design phase right now. There are
no documents that can be shared at this time, other than those that are "internal and deliberative".

QUESTION 42: Where will the Data Publication Engine and any other publication tools and instruments
be hosted? Will users be required to register to use these tools?

Answer: EPA has not finalized where the publication tool will be hosted. Users will not be required to
register to use the tool(s).

QUESTION 43: Page 42, Past Performance Information (1552.215-75) clause requires offerors to submit
past performance information for any proposed subcontractors expected to exceed $500,000. Please
confirm this threshold is $500,000 per year.

Answer: See Question 4.

QUESTION 44: Page 46, Section 1, Length (under Proposal Submission Instructions) states that “the
maximum length of the submitted proposal shall be limited to 25 double-sided type-written pages.” Please
confirm this is a page limitation of 50 pages, printed double-sided.

Answer: See Question 6.

QUESTION 45: Page 46, Section 1, Length (under Proposal Submission Instructions) states that letters
of commitment are excluded from the page count. However, there does not seem to be a requirement for
letters of commitment as part of our proposal submission. Please confirm that letters of commitment are not
required.

Answer: Offerors may submit letters of commitments with their proposals (see Factor 4 of the evaluation
factors for award).

QUESTION 46: Page 46, Section 1, Length (under Proposal Submission Instructions) states that pages
up to 11”x17” in size are permitted in the Technical Proposal (but will count as multiple pages). Please
confirm that 11”x17” paper is also permissible in the Price Proposal.

Answer: Use of 11”x17” paper is permissible in the price proposal.

QUESTION 47: Page 46, subsection 1, Technical Capability (under Required Sections of the Technical
Proposal) states that the offeror shall clearly and fully demonstrate an understanding of the technical
requirements for the technical tasks and present valid and practical solutions to achieve them. We
interpret “presenting valid and practical solutions” as providing a technical approach. Is EPA asking for a
technical approach to be provided for each subfactor (i.e., SOW Area) under Technical Capability? If yes,
how will EPA evaluate a technical approach, since a technical approach is not mentioned in the evaluation
criteria? If no, can EPA clarify the requirement to present “valid and practical solutions”?

Answer: Presenting valid and practical solution is viewed as demonstrating understanding.

QUESTION 48: The alphabetical designation of Task Areas listed under subsection (b) Technical
Evaluation Criteria on page 52 is inconsistent with the alphabetical designation of Task/Functional Areas
listed on Page 56, 1.0 Scope of Work. For example, on page 52, the text under Sub-Factor 3, Data Analysis
and Publication refers to Task E, while in the SOW on page 56, that task is designated as Task C. Please
confirm that the alphabetical designation of the Task Areas in 1.0 Scope of Work (Page 56) is correct for
the Sub-Factors 1 through 5 listed on page 52 of the RFP.

Answer: See Question 12.

QUESTION 49: How many contract awards does the Government intend to make?

Answer: See synopsis.

QUESTION 50: As the Government has indicated that this will be a multiple award contract, will
Delivery/Task Orders be competed amongst the awardees?

Answer: Yes.

QUESTION 51: If Delivery Orders/Task Orders will be competed, what bid process will be used? (RFP
Clause 52.216-18, Ordering, does not describe a competitive process.)

Answer: The EPA shall use Fair Opportunity procedures.

QUESTION 52: Page 53-54, Evaluation of Quality Assurance Project Plan, Evaluation of Conflict of
Interest Plan and Evaluation of Small Business Subcontracting Plan lists these proposal sections in a
different order than what is stipulated in on page 46 in Section 2, Organization (under Proposal Submission
Instructions). Please confirm that the instructions in Section 2, Organization, take precedence for the
ordering of these Technical Proposal sections.

Answer: Proposals shall be prepared as outlined in the Proposal Submission Instructions.

QUESTION 53: Page 46, Section L.2, Organization (under Proposal Submission Instructions) requires
offerors to submit a Small Business Subcontracting Plan as section 6 of the Technical Proposal. Since this
Plan includes pricing data, including intended allocation of subcontracting dollars by year for each
subcontractor, its inclusion in the Technical Proposal violates the RFP requirement to “omit all cost or
pricing details from the technical proposal” (Page 45, Proposal Submission Instructions). Will the
government permit offerors to submit the Small Business Subcontracting Plan as part of the Price Proposal?
If not, should cost and pricing information be excluded from the Small Business Subcontracting Plan?

Answer: See Question 5.

QUESTION 54: Page 45 of the RFP states that the contractor’s OCI plan must address step by step the
checks and balances in place to detect potential or actual conflict of interests with personnel that could
result from activities covered by the Statement of Work. EPAAR 1552.209-73 defines a personal conflict
of interest as “a relationship of an employee, subcontractor employee, or consultant with an entity that may
impair the objectivity of the employee, subcontractor employee, or consultant in performing the contract
work.” If an employee, subcontractor employee, or consultant owns publically-traded stock in a direct
green house gas emitter, fossil fuel supplier or industrial gas supplier regulated under the Greenhouse Gas
Reporting Rule, would such stock ownership alone create a potential personal conflict of interest?

Answer: Stock ownership may create the potential for personal conflict of interest; depending on the
extent of ownership.

QUESTION 55: Section (a) of the provision entitled “DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR
ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST” on page 44 of the RFP requires the contractor to
disclose “whether it has any financial interest in or business relationships with the source categories
regulated by 40 CFR Part 98.” Most of the examples of required disclosures of financial interests and
business relationships provided in section (a) require only the disclosure of “significant” financial interests
and business relationships, and section (c) focuses on firms with the “significant” financial interests and
business relationships disclosed in section (a). Is the disclosure required by section (a) limited to
“significant” financial interest in or business relationships with the source categories regulated by 40 CFR
Part 98?

Answer: Yes.

QUESTION 56: Section (a) of the provision entitled “DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR
ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST” on page 44 of the RFP requires the contractor to
disclose certain “business relationships.” Can EPA provide some definition or examples of the types of
business relationships that must be disclosed? For example, does the purchase of electricity from a utility
that is a greenhouse gas emitter regulated by 40 CFR Part 98 create a “business relationship” that must be
disclosed? Can EPA provide some criteria to define what is a “significant” financial interest or
relationship that needs to be disclosed, and similarly, thresholds for what a potentially significant business
relationship would be in the context of limitations on future contracting?

Answer: As it relates to the Disclosure Requirements for Organizational Conflict of Interest, the EPA is
primarily concerned with revenue or potential revenue generating activities that could result in impaired
objectivity. EPA cannot provide explicit criteria or thresholds; the determination of “significant” is
contractor specific. Please note, award can be made to a contractor who has a potential OCI as long as that
OCI can be successfully avoided or mitigated. Contractors may address such OCIs in their respective OCI
plans.

QUESTION 57: If the “business relationships with the source categories regulated by 40 CFR Part 98”
that the contractor must disclose pursuant to section (a) of the provision entitled “DISCLOSURE
REQUIREMENTS FOR ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST” on page 44 of the RFP are
limited to the sale of goods and services by the contractor to such source categories, are the types of goods
and services that are the subject of this requirement limited to good and services related to GHG emissions?
If not, can EPA provide examples of sales of goods or services to such source categories that would not
have to be disclosed?

Answer: The disclosure requirement applies to any financial interest or business relationship in any
source categories or any work that potentially conflicts with work under the subject task order. Examples
were provided in paragraph (a) of the subject clause and further illustrations can be found in FAR 9.508.

QUESTION 58: Section (a) of the provision entitled “DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR
ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST” on page 44 of the RFP requires the contractor to
disclose “whether it is performing any work that potentially conflicts with work under this contract for
EPA.” Can EPA provide some illustrative examples of “work” that a contractor might be performing that
could create impaired objectivity affecting the work performed under the contract? Is disclosure limited to
work directly related to GHG emissions?

Answer: Disclosure requirements and examples were provided in paragraph (a) of the subject provision.

QUESTION 59: Example (4) of section (a) of the provision entitled “DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
FOR ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST” on page 44 of the RFP requires the contractor to
disclose whether it “has a business relationship with a company engaged in or intending to engage in the
development or marketing of a product designed to monitor or reduce GHG emissions in a source
category.” While the other examples are limited to disclosures of “significant” business relationships, this
example omits the “significant” qualifier. Did EPA intend this omission? If so, why?

Answer: No, the solicitation shall be amended to correct this omission.

QUESTION 60: Example (4) of section (a) of the provision entitled “DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
FOR ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST” on page 44 of the RFP requires the contractor to
disclose whether it “has a business relationship with a company engaged in or intending to engage in the
development or marketing of a product designed to monitor or reduce GHG emissions in a source
category.” Can EPA provide examples of the types of business relationships with such a company that
could create a conflicting role that might bias the contractor’s judgment? It seems that many relationships
with such a company would not -- for example, subletting office space, performing administrative services,
purchasing for resale products not used to monitor or reduce GHG emissions in a source category, etc.

Answer: In general, any relationship where the existence of conflicting roles might bias a contractor’s
judgment.

QUESTION 61: Example (5) of section (a) of the provision entitled “DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
FOR ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST” on page 44 of the RFP requires the contractor to
disclose whether it “provides services to a company to prepare their annual GHG report to EPA.” Can
EPA explain the nature of the OCI that potentially could arise if the contractor were to support EPA’s
development and implementation of the GHGRP and then support emitters required to submit reports
thereunder? Supporting both development of the GHG reporting requirements and supporting submission
of GHG reports would not seem to be the sort of conflicting roles that might bias the contractor’s judgment
in supporting EPA’s development of the requirements. Does a potential OCI only arise if EPA tasks the
contractor to review or verify a GHG emission report that the contactor helped prepare? In response to
this same question in another procurement involving the same provision, EPA answered:

         The EPA views providing support under the subject task order and providing GHG report
         preparation services as a direct conflict of interest. The activities required of this task order will
         have a bearing on the annual GHG reports and consequently the entities required to submit them.
         Therefore, a direct financial relationship between the contractor performing this task order and
         the entities submitting GHG Reports is not in the best interest of the EPA. There are multiple
         situations whereby OCI could arise within the given scenario.

Is it EPA’s position that every direct financial relationship between the contractor performing this contract
and the entities submitting GHG Reports, regardless of the scope of work being performed by the
contractor for the entity, creates a conflict of interest that is not in the best interest of the EPA? If so, what
justification does EPA have for excluding from this procurement companies that perform services for
entities submitting GHG Reports?
If EPA’s position is that not every direct financial relationship between the contractor performing this
contract and the entities submitting GHG Reports creates a conflict of interest that is not in the best interest
of the EPA, can EPA clarify the requirement so that companies can know which direct financial
relationships are not in the best interest of the EPA? Without such clarification the requirement is
ambiguous.

Answer: The response is the same for the subject procurement. Not every financial relationship creates
an organizational conflict of interest. Refer to paragraph (a) of the Disclosure Requirements for OCI and
paragraph (c) of the Limitation of Future Contracts clause for answers to subsequent questions.

QUESTION 62: Section (c) of the provision entitled “DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR
ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST” on page 45 of the RFP states that EPA has determined
that “firms that provide consulting and/or technical services to the regulated community may present
significant actual or potential OCI concerns.” The only example [(5)] of providing services consulting
and/or technical services to the regulated community in section (a) relates to helping prepare the annual
GHG report to EPA. Are the other types of consulting and/or technical services that could potentially lead
to impaired objectivity limited to services directly related to GHG emissions reporting?

Answer: Any consulting and/or technical services that could potentially lead to impaired objectivity as it
relates to work performed under the subject contract.

QUESTION 63: EPAAR 1552.209-70 requires the contractor to disclose all relevant information
concerning any past, present, or planned interests bearing on whether it (including its chief executives and
any directors, or any proposed consultant or subcontractors) may have a potential organizational conflict of
interest. If a contractor properly make the disclosures required by section (a) of the provision entitled
“DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST” on page 44
of the RFP, will the contractor have satisfied the disclosure obligations in EPAAR 1552.209-70 or is there
additional information that must be disclosed?

Answer: The offeror is required to fulfill the requirements of both provisions.

QUESTION 64: The provision entitled “LIMITATION OF FUTURE CONTRACTING” on pages 15-16
of the RFP provides that the contractor may not enter into any financial interests or business relationships,
including acting in any type of advisory or representational capacity, with any entity that is involved in
seven categories of activities. It appears that the seven categories are intended to mirror the seven
examples of required disclosures in section (a) of the provision entitled “DISCLOSURE
REQUIREMENTS FOR ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST” on page 44 of the RFP;
however, the language of the prohibition does not work properly as drafted. Although there are problems
with each of the seven prohibited categories, there following are two examples of the problem with the
current language:

1.   Section (a) requires the contractor to disclose whether it “(1) owns, operates, or has a significant
     financial interest in or business relationship with a direct greenhouse gas emitter, fossil fuel supplier,
     or industrial gas supplier regulated under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule.” The “LIMITATION
     OF FUTURE CONTRACTING” provision prohibits the contractor from “entering into any financial
     interests or business relationships, including acting in any type of advisory or representational
     capacity, with an entity that (1) owns, operates, or has a significant financial interest in or business
     relationship with a direct greenhouse gas emitter, fossil fuel supplier, or industrial gas supplier
     regulated under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule.” The prohibition makes sense with respect to an
     entity that owns or operates a direct greenhouse gas emitter, fossil fuel supplier, or industrial gas
     supplier regulated under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule. However, does EPA really intend to
     extend the prohibition to an entity (other than the contractor) that itself has a significant financial
     interest in or business relationship with a direct greenhouse gas emitter, fossil fuel supplier, or
     industrial gas supplier regulated under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule?
2.   Section (a) requires the contractor to disclose whether it “(5) provides services to a company to prepare
     their annual GHG report to EPA.” The “LIMITATION OF FUTURE CONTRACTING” provision
     prohibits the contractor from “entering into any financial interests or business relationships, including
     acting in any type of advisory or representational capacity, with an entity that (5) provides services to a
     company to prepare their annual GHG report to EPA.” It seems that the prohibition should be that the
     contractor must obtain EPA’s consent prior to providing services to a company to prepare their annual
     GHG report to EPA and not prior to entering into a business relationship with some third party that
     happens to provide such services. Is that EPA’s intent? If so, the “LIMITATION OF FUTURE
     CONTRACTING” provision needs to be revised to reflect that intent.

Answer: The subject question appears to be based on an outdated version of the subject clause. The
subject clause has been updated.

QUESTION 65: Will the contractor still be required to obtain EPA’s prior approval under the
“LIMITATION OF FUTURE CONTRACTING” on page 15-16 of the RFP prior to entering into each
contract with an entity listed in paragraph (c) of that provision if (i) the potential OCI at issue in connection
with such contract was disclosed in the contractor’s proposal in accordance with section (a) of the provision
entitled “DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST” on
page 44 of the RFP, (ii) the contractor’s OCI Plan disclosed that potential OCI and described the actions
that the contractor would take to neutralize or mitigate it, (iii) EPA approved the contractor’s OCI Plan and
(iv) the contractor complies with the procedures set forth in its approved OCI Plan to mitigate that potential
OCI?

Answer: Yes.

QUESTION 66: If the answer to Question 12 is “yes,” has EPA considered how it will handle such
approval requests in a timely manner? Specifically, what procedures does EPA intend to follow when a
contractor seeks approval for work to be performed for any entity potentially covered by the seven
categories outlined in the “LIMITATION OF FUTURE CONTRACTING” on pages 15-16 of the RFP?
One of our concerns is that a very broad interpretation of this requirement could essentially be unworkable
for the contractor and for EPA. Specifically, commercial work is often executed under short time
constraints with the contractor expected to start work immediately upon approval of the scope of work,
often within a day or two of first contact with the commercial entity. Delays on EPA’s end of granting
approval for any work could effectively kill the project and/or seriously disadvantage the contractor
competing for such work. Moreover, a contractor could have hundreds of commercial engagements during
the course of the year that might require EPA approval if this clause is interpreted broadly. What process
does EPA intend to follow to handle the potentially large volume of requests in an expeditious manner?

Answer: The Limitation of Future Contracting clause has been determined necessary for the protection of
EPA interests. The approval procedures listed in the subject clause shall be followed.

				
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