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									Kabul City Initiative Program – 22 Districts of Kabul province – Afghanistan

 Contract No. 306-C-00-08-00515-00                                             Task Order: EPP-I-05-04-00035-00

                       Tetra Tech ARD/KCI Request for Proposal No - 001-12004

        Date of Issuance:                          FebDec 13, 20121

        Closing Date for Questions:                FebDec 2020, 20112 at 11:00 AM kciquestions@kci-               Formatted: Font: Bold
        Closing Date for
        Submission of Proposals:                   Dec Feb 257, 20112 at 11:00 AM RFP@kci-tetratech-              Formatted: Font: Bold

        Opening Date for Financial
        Proposals:                                 Dec Feb 258, 20112 at 2:00 PM, KCI Meeting Room, Kabul         Formatted: Font: Bold
                                                   Municipality at the Kabul Municipality Bank Building           Formatted: Font: Bold
                                                                                                                  Formatted: Font: Bold

              SUBJECT: Tetra Tech ARD/KCI Request for Proposal No - 001- 1200104 entitled:                        Formatted: Font: Not Bold

                  International Computer Driving License (ICDL) Training and Certification                        Formatted: Font: Not Bold
                                                                                                                  Formatted: Font: Not Bold
        Dear Sir or Madam,                                                                                        Formatted: Font: Bold

        You are hereby invited to submit a technical and financial proposal in support of Tetra Tech              Formatted: Justified
        ARD/KCI’s subject Request for Proposal No. 001- 12004.

        1.     Statement of Work:

        A description of the technical requirements for this Project is presented in the attached Statement of
        Work. (Appendix A)

        2.     Please note that:
              Costs of preparing the proposal and of negotiating a contract are not reimbursable.
              Your proposal must be valid for 60 days from the date of its submission.
              Tetra Tech ARD/KCI is not bound to accept any of the proposals submitted.

        3.     Questions
        All questions must be submitted prior to the Closing Date for questions stated on the RFP Cover
        Page. All Offerors must submit their questions to KCI via e-mail address: KCIQuestions@kci-
        tetratech-ard.com , and the subject line of the email must contain the RFP No. 001- 12004
        entitled: International Computer Driving License (ICDL) Training and Certification. All                   Formatted: No underline
        questions and subsequent replies will be distributed to all Offerors. In submitting questions each
        Offeror shall include his/her full name, the name of the Offerors Company, and contact details. Any

questions received, along with Tetra Tech ARD/KCI responses will be made available to all invited
Offerors in the pre-proposal meeting scheduled above and will provide answers to all questions
electronically by a modification to the RFP. However, questions received after the date and time
specified may not be answered.

4.       Proposal Compliance and Responsiveness Determination:

There will be the initial review of your proposals following bid opening to ensure that all forms and
certifications are complete, that all elements of the RFP have been addressed, and both the technical
and financial proposal are received.

It should also be noted that if you fail to submit your proposal in both Dari and English your
proposal will be rejected.

5.       Submittal Requirements:

Electronic Submission ONLY

Follow the followings while submitting the proposals by email:

         The ARD/KCI email gateway accepts messages whose total size with attachments is 8MB (no                    Formatted: Justified
          zipped or compressed files) and consist of two physically separate parts (Part A – Technical and
          Part B Financial);
         An email proposal must be submitted to RFP@kci-tetratech-ard.com the subject line of the email
          must contain the Request for Proposal No - 001- 12004 entitled: International Computer
          Driving License(ICDL) Training and Certification. Acceptable native file formats are
          Microsoft Office Suite applications (.DOC, .XLS, .MDB) or Adobe Acrobat (.PDF);
         Time of receipt of the email is the ARD/KCI email gateway time-stamp of the message header;
         It is the sole responsibility of the Offeror to ensure that the electronic media submitted is virus free
          and can be opened and read by TT ARD/KCI. If we are unable to open and read the offer you will
          be notified and shall have 24 hours to correct the deficiencies. After that time if the media cannot
          be opened or read by TT ARD/KCI staff the offer will be considered “Non Responsive” and
          rendered ineligible for award; and.
         Late submissions – Any proposal received by TT ARD/KCI after the exact time specified for
          receipt of offers is “late” and will not be considered.

Email Proposal: Respondents are encouraged to request a “read receipt” to assure that
your proposals have been read and that your submission is timely and in accordance with
deadlines identified in the RFP. Proposals received after 11:00 on the day of closing will be

6.        Technical and Financial Proposal Requirements:

Tetra Tech ARD has invited Technical and Financial proposals from firms who have expressed an
interest in performing work under this project. It is requested that Offerors organize their
Technical and Financial. Proposals as noted below. This request is made to facilitate Tetra Tech
ARD/KCI’s review of the submitted material thus enabling a rapid decision and contracting

7.   Technical Proposal Requirements:                                                                    Formatted: Tab stops: 4.79", Left

The technical proposal must be written in English and Dari excluding appendixes/supporting
documents. A maximum of 10 type-written pages (Type: Times New Roman, Font Size 11, Margins:
1” all around) will be allowed with no more than 3 pages covering Company Information and
Relevant Past Performance. The technical proposal shall be submitted in the format set forth below,
responding to points A through D as follows:

     A. Firm Information

                 Provide the name, address and license of your firm.
                 Provide the contact information for your primary contact for this project.
                 If you are partnering with other firms or institutions, provide this information for
                  each partner and the percentage of the work that they will be performing

     Please describe your firm’s management structure, list all owners and identify the Key
     Personnel that would be working on this project assuming an award. Please include a brief
     statement about the capabilities and experience. CVs should be used. Please also comment
     on each team member’s English and Afghan language capabilities.

     B. Past Performance

     Please outline the experience your firm has had in performing work similar to that described
     in Appendix A. For each project, please include the name of the client and his or her
     contact information (current and most recent information required, within the last
     year). It is Tetra Tech ARD/KCI’s intention to contact some of these clients for testimonials
     regarding your firm’s performance in these areas:

                  The quality of the work performed by the Offeror,
                  The timeliness of the effort performed by the Offeror, and
                  Whether the Client would use Offeror’s services should they have similar needs in
                   the future?

     C.             Technical Approach

     Please submit a detailed technical write-up (project implementation strategy and m
     anagement) for this specific project. Offerors must include a Gantt chart.

     D. Financial Proposal Requirements

     The offeror’s proposal is presumed to represent its best effort in response to the solicitation.
     Any inconsistency, whether real or apparent between promised performance and cost or
     price shall be explained in your proposal. Any significant inconsistency, if unexplained,
     would raise a fundamental issue of the offeror’s understanding of the nature and scope of

     work required and its fundamental ability to perform the contract, and may be grounds for
     rejection of the proposal. The burden of proof as to cost credibility rests with the offeror.

     It should be noted that a narrative describing the basis on which the costs were derived as
     well as an explanation for whom, why, where, when, etc. and supporting information must
     be provided in sufficient detail to allow a complete analysis of each CLIN or sub-CLIN

     The Offeror may submit their cost proposal in their own format as long as it is organized to allow
     Tetra Tech ARD to determine the following cost elements at a minimum.

                   Breakdowns of Level of Effort cost by person-day or man-month.                        Formatted: Indent: Left: 1.06", Hanging:
                   Direct Material Costs by item:                                                        0.19"

                   Travel-related costs being proposed.
                   Other direct costs being proposed.
                   Proposed Profit.
                   As example of the desired content of proposals is as follows:


     Detailed Budget Breakdown

                                                                        Daily        No. of    TOTAL
              Activity Description                          Days
                                                                        Rate         units      (USD)
Direct Project Personnel:
Project Manager                                              40        $150.00         1       $6,000
Database Developer                                           95        $135.00         1       $12,825
GIS Specialist                                               76        $135.00         1       $10,260
Subtotal Project Direct labor                                432       $135.90                 $58,710
Indirect Project Personnel:
Project Director                                             21        $261.30         1       $5,487
Finance Director                                             36        $261.30         1       $9,407
Clerical Support                                             108       $65.10          1       $7,031
Project Support labor                                        165       $132.88                 $21,925
                                                           (days,      Rate per      No. of      Total
              Activity Description                        months,       Month        Units      (USD)
                                                          or lot)
Other Direct Costs:
GIS Training - Days                                          10          100           2       $1,000
System Hosting (Rackspace) - Months                          15          200          15       $3,000
Stationary & Supplies - Lot (3 Mo @ $75 plus $12)            lot         lot          lot       $256
Telephone & Postage - Lot (3 Mo @ $125 plus $28)             lot         lot          lot       $403
Security - Lot (3 mo @ $750, plus $250)                      lot         lot          lot      $2,500

Total Other Direct Costs                                                                       $7,159

                     Total Price                                                                      $87,794

     8. Proposal Evaluation Criteria:

It is intended that any award resulting from this RFP will be made to the Company whose proposal
represents the best overall value to KCI based on the Evaluation Criteria outlined.

     Technical Proposal                                                    Points
     Proposed methodology for assessing and ‘tracking’ trainees to         20 points
     ensure each trainee is able to achieve certification with the minimum
     amount of classroom training required to be successful

     Recommendations from organizations (preferable) or individuals                  20 points
     that the organization has successfully helped people achieve full
     ICDL certification

     Proposed methodology for ensuring trainees are well prepared to                 10 points
     pass the (paid) certification test

     Cost Proposal
     Staffing levels adequate for proposed methodology                               10 points
     Lowest cost                                                                     40 points
                     Technical Evaluation Criteria:                                       Maximum               Formatted: Font: Times New Roman, 15 pt
                                                                                           Points               Formatted: Font: 15 pt
     Part A - Firm Information (Maximum 20 Points)
 A   Did the offer provide all of the requested information?                                     4
 B   Does the Offeror have a current business license to operate in Afghanistan?                 2
 C   Are the skills and experience of the proposed trainers applicable to the work               10
     performed under the Statement of Work?
     Part B - Past Performance (Maximum 20 Points)
 A    Relevant Corporate Background and Capabilities                                             10
 B    Recommendations from prior/current clients                                                 8
     Part C - Proposed Technical Approach to Complete the Work (Maximum
     40 Points)
 B   Reasonableness of Offerors proposed methodology for conducting the training                 8
 D   Proposed pre-testing methodology and approach to prepare all level students                 10
     (low-High) for the ICDL modules certification test and guarantee their success
     in the test.
 E   Reasonableness of Proposed Schedule                                                         8
 F   Proposed methodology to deliver the training at each session according to the               10
     students level and keeping them motivated in participating the sessions.

 G Proposed methodology for failed students in the first attempt and to prepare         10
   them for the second round of testing.
      Technical Evaluation Scoring - Possible Total Score 80                           80
                        Financial Evaluation Criteria:                              Maximum             Formatted: Font: Times New Roman, 15 pt
                                                                                     Points             Formatted: Font: 15 pt
 A    Comparison with Internal Estimate:                                               6
 B    Comparison to Other Bidders Proposals:                                           6
 C    Cost realism: feasibility, reasonableness, completeness and allocability?        4
 D    Has the Offeror conducted similar projects of this value?                        4
      TOTAL FINANCIAL SCORES - Possible Total Score 20                                 20
                           Possible Total Score – 100                                 100               Formatted: Font: Times New Roman, 15 pt
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9.      Negotiations:

Prior to the expiration of proposal validity, the Tetra Tech ARD/KCI shall notify the successful
Offeror and shall invite them to negotiate the Contract. The objective is to ensure that both parties
have a mutual understanding of project requirements and the Offeror’s plan to accomplish those
requirements. If a contract cannot be negotiated with the selected Offeror, Tetra Tech ARD/KCI
reserves the right to commence negotiations with other qualified Offerors. A sample contract for this
project is included as Appendix (C).

10.     Start of Work:

The selected subcontractor is expected to commence work on the project immediately after contract
execution and meet with representatives of Tetra Tech ARD/KCI to present their detailed work plans
within three days after contract award.

11.     Payment Schedule:

A Proposed Payment Schedule for the subcontract is included in the Appendix C, draft contract.
Offerors may propose alternate payment schedules for discussion. A Firm Fixed Price contract is
envisioned with payments corresponding to contract deliverables.

12.     Unsuccessful Offerors:

Tetra Tech ARD/KCI will notify all Offerors once a subcontract has been awarded and advise them
of the areas of their proposal contributed to their not being successful.

13.     Offeror’s Letter and Check List

All Offerors are required to submit their proposal using the Offeror’s Letter (Appendix D) and Check
List included herewith as Appendix (E). The purpose of this document is to help Offerors ensure that
their proposal is complete.

14.    Award

TT ARD/KCI intends to award one subcontract resulting from this competition to a responsible
Offeror whose proposal represents the best overall value after the proposal evaluation in accordance
with the factors set forth in the RFP.

15.     National Security Screening Process:

Please note in an effort to protect National Security Interests and because TT ARD/KCI is the
steward of USAID/US Government funding we are required by USAID/Afghanistan to take
appropriate steps to ensure that neither USAID funds nor USAID funded activities inadvertently or
otherwise provide support to terrorist or criminal groups. In an effort to cooperate fully with USAID
requirements you may be asked to complete a USAID Form 500-13(08/2008) and provide a copy of
your valid AISA licenses, and for the individual identified on that licenses a copy of his/her tazkira
and/or passport. Please be advised that you are not required to submit this information with your
proposal, but you may be asked to provide it in the future.

16.    Appendixes:

Appendix A- Statement of Work
Appendix B -– Draft Contract
Appendix C - Offeror’s Letter
Appendix D - Checklist for RFP
Appendix E – Conflict of Interest
Appendix F – Statement of Work in Dari

                                           Appendix (A)
                                        Statement of Work
      International Computers Driving License (ICDL) Training and Certification Project

        1. Background
           1.                                                                                           Formatted: Indent: Left: 0.75", No bullets or

Tetra Tech ARD, a US-based international development firm is implementing a USAID funded
project: the Kabul City Initiative (KCI) in Kabul, Afghanistan. The objectives of this project are to
create effective, responsive, transparent, and accountable municipal governance in the Kabul
Municipality (KM) which consists of a central administration and 22 administrative districts. The
goal of the KCI is to provide technical assistance to the KM to 1) increase the capacity of GIRoA
officials in the Kabul Municipality; 2) markedly improve the delivery of municipal services and
infrastructure development; and, 3) increase municipal capacity to generate revenue and to
account for revenue and expenditures. It is anticipated that as a result of KCI, Kabul residents will
receive improved services, understand the responsibilities of municipal leaders, play an active role
in the municipal decision-making process, and see local governance structures as legitimate.

Under this project the Subcontractor shall design and implement a training program to enable 200
Kabul Municipality employees to get training in all 4 Modules of ICDL and achieve certification.
The 200 participants have been assessed using questions similar to those found on the ICDL
exams. A copy of the assessment instrument is attached in Annex A.

        2. Objective

The objective of the International Computer Driver’s License Training and Certification project is
to achieve computer literacy among Kabul Municipality employees and enable them to conduct
their daily activities on their own. This training will assist the KM in its transition from a paper
based system to the era of computer technology to better utilize the citizens of Kabul.
As a result of this training a minimum of 175 of the 200 participants will:
     Have the minimal English language skills needed to operate a computer with an English-
        language operating system and software;
     Achieve the ICDL semi-certification in all four modules(Module 2,3,4 and 7) during the
        course of the contract ;
     Demonstrate that they are using the computer to perform daily tasks related to their job.

        3. Subcontractor Requirements

The subcontractor shall describe in the proposal its methodology for ensuring that participants are
able to progress to ICDL certifications in the most efficient and effective manner. The
subcontractor’s proposal shall include its plan for meeting the requirements listed below.

3.1     Design and prepare curriculum material for Basic English language training oriented
        towards non-English speakers using English language-based operating system and
        software. These materials will include handouts, presentations and tests.

      Classroom activities should be interactive in nature and be moderated to assist participants
      with the development of Basic English skills and effective computer techniques.
      Suggestions are requested on the inclusion of case studies, group work assignments, or
      other tools to encourage participation and enhance comprehension of the material.

3.2   In advance of the classes conduct a brief assessment survey of the participants to establish
      the level of skill of the individuals being trained, and adjust the methodology of the
      sessions accordingly. Prior to the start of English classes the subcontractor shall provide
      Tetra Tech ARD/KCI with a copy of the curriculum and training materials in English and
      Dari, for review and approval. All materials developed for the purpose of these trainings
      will be the property of Tetra Tech ARD/KCI and USAID who shall have the right to use
      these materials after completion of this contract. The subcontractor must have the legal
      right to use copyrighted materials if used during the class. The standard ICDL training
      materials will be provided by Tetra Tech ARD/KCI. These materials have been legally
      purchased by KCI.

3.3   Facilitate daily, two, two hour-long courses for one month on English-for-computers
      training. The purpose of which is to aid in preparing the Kabul Municipal employees for
      ICDL training. (There will be 2 sessions per day for twofor two hour)

3.4   Facilitate daily, two hour-long courses for five months on 4 determined ICDL modules
      (Modules 2, 3, 4 and 7), following the completion of English for Computers training. The
      purpose of which is to aid in preparing the Kabul Municipal employees to pass the ICDL
      certification exam in at all four modules and to apply their computer skills to their daily
      work. (There will be 2 sessions per day for twofor two hour and 1 hour practice at the end
      of each session.)

      Subcontractor requirements for this Project are the following:

                    Setup the schedule for the training venue;
                    Conduct a pre-test and post-test for all participants;
                    Prepare a daily attendance sheet and submit it with the daily report to KCI;
                    At the completion of each module, evaluate the comprehension of materials
                     covered in the training and the overall satisfaction of the participants with
                     the training;
                    Provide all stationary needed for the training.
                    Conduct a participant evaluation of the course following completion;
                     Prepare participants to sit for ICDL certification exam at an authorized
                     venue; and,
                    Prepare a final report.

3.4   Evaluate participants’ capacity to pass the ICDL certification exam in each module.
      Facilitate participants’ to take the exam, including payment of fees.

4      ICDL Materials:

KCI will provide ICDL standard materials to all 200 trainees.

5      Project Deliverables:

Documentation and reports to be delivered during the course of this project are specified in the
table below.

Item    Description                                                              Due Date
1       Handouts, presentations and quizzes that cover all of the topics in      5 days after
        the English-for-computers course                                         contract award
2       During the periods when classes are in session, daily reports            By 5 pm after
        submitted via email to include a signed attendance sheet and the         each day’s class
        results of any tests; the completion of any new deliverables
        (handouts, presentations, tests); and report on any obstacles that are
        impeding the progress of the Project.
3       Final report for each class/module conducted. Final reports shall be     5 days after the
        submitted in English and Dari and shall include, at a minimum:           completion of
             Pre-training and post-session evaluation forms completed by        each    training
                each student shall be submitted, indicating students’ training   course
                needs before the training and perception/satisfaction with the
                training conducted
             Attendance and details of participants (contact, gender, age),
                signed by two trainers
             Copies of all materials used in the class will also be provided
                to Tetra Tech ARD/KCI at the conclusion of the class.
             All documentation shall be prepared in English and Dari.

4       Submit a monthly tracker of participants sitting for certification By    the     5th
        exams                                                              working day of
                                                                           the    following

6       Location and Facilities

KCI is providing the training centers equipped with computers. Each computer training center will
also be equipped with an instructor’s desk and podium with laptop computer, a projector and
screen, white board, and a copy machine. Each facility has the capability to support the required
staff size in a secure location with access to electricity.

7.       Period of Performance

The vendor will be expected to deliver on-site training at each CTCs in two sessions per day each
session containing different participants. Each session will be two hours long. Timing will be
between the hours of 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturdays through Wednesdays as listed below:

Basic English Language   For the top      One-Months (5-                                 KM HQ, Urban
Training                 priority  KM     days/week & 2                                  Planning, Streets &
                         staff    who     hours/day)                                     Maintenance,
                         supposed to                                                     Greenery & sanitation
                         use computer                                                    Computer Training
                         in their daily                                                  Centers.

ICDL-Kabul                                5-Months (5-                                   KMHQ ( Computer
Municipality Computer                     days/week 2                                    Training Center)
Training Center                           hours/day)+ 1 Hour
                                          Practice at the end of
                                          each session.
                                          2 sessions per day.
ICDL-Urban Planning                       5-Months (5-days/week                          Urban Planning
Computer Training                         2 hours/day)+ 1 Hour                           Computer Training
Center                                    Practice at the end of                         Center
                                          each session.
                                          2 sessions per day.
ICDL-Maintenance                          5-Months (5-days/week                          Maintenance Street
Street Computer                           2 hours/day)+ 1 Hour                           Computer Training
Training Center                           Practice at the end of                         Center
                                          each session.
                                          2 sessions per day.
ICDL Greenery                             5-Months (5-days/week                          Greenery Computer
Computer Training                         2 hours/day)+ 1 Hour                           Training Center
Center                                    Practice at the end of
                                          each session.
                                          2 sessions per day.
ICDL-Sanitation                           5-Months (5-days/week                          Sanitation Computer
Computer Training                         2 hours/day)+ 1 Hour                           Training Center
Center                                    Practice at the end of
                                          each session.
                                          2 sessions per day.

     1. Subcontractor key personal, staffing and management

    It is envisioned that staff assigned to this project will consist primarily of Afghan nationals who will
     coordinate and supervise implementation of activities under this project.
    Subcontractor’s staff shall have a graduate or post graduate degree, have trainers with previous training
     experience and advanced teaching techniques.
    Staff must also have a University degree in English language and CVs are required for all proposed
    Trainers must be ICDL certified.

                                  Appendix (B)
                                Draft Contract
                International Computer Driving License (ICDL)
                           Training and Certification


               Issued under Contract No: 306-C-00-08-00515-00
                     Task Order No: EPP-I-00-04-00035-00
               U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

               SUBCONTRACT No: Tetra Tech ARD-KCI ______


                            Tetra Tech ARD-KCI
                    Green Village, Off Jalalabad Road, PD# 6
                             Kabul, Afghanistan


                                Xxxx Company


Attachment A           Contractors Certificate
Attachment B           Subcontract SOW
Attachment C           General Terms & Conditions
Attachment D           Subcontract Budget
Attachment E           Subcontractor’s Final Release Certificate and Indemnity


In consideration of the services to be performed by:


Point of Contact:

(Hereinafter referred to as Subcontractor or (    )


Contractor:                  TETRA TECH ARD/KCI
                             Green Village, Off Jalalabad Road, PD#6
                             Kabul – Afghanistan

(Hereinafter referred to as Tetra Tech ARD-KCI) shall pay the total fixed amount of US$ (
xxxxxxx )according to the terms and conditions set forth below:

PART 5              DBA INSURANCE
PART 6              CHANGES
PART 9              SUPERVISION
PART 12             TERMINATIONS
PART 13             DISPUTES

PART 19           WARRANTY


The Period of Performance for this contract shall be ______ days from the effective date of
the contract.


The Subcontractor shall tender for acceptance only those items and services that conform to the
requirements of this subcontract. Tech ARD reserves the right to inspect or test any supplies or
services that have been tendered for acceptance. Tetra Tech ARD/KCI may require repair or
replacement of nonconforming supplies or re-performance of nonconforming services at no
increase in subcontract price. Tetra Tech ARD/KCI must exercise its acceptance rights in writing:

(1)    Within a reasonable period of time after the defect was discovered or should have been
       discovered; and
(2)    Before any substantial change occurs in the condition of the item, unless the change is due
       to the defect in the item.

If, within three days of receipt of such notice, the Subcontractor does not improve performance as
determined by Tetra Tech ARD/KCI’s authorized representative, Tetra Tech ARD/KCI reserves
the right to terminate this subcontract.

It is understood that the only deliverables under this subcontract are Reports and Technical Data in
accordance with Attachment A. These reports will be inspected and approved by the Tetra Tech
ARD/KCI Project Manager or his/her designated person based upon the requirements of the
Statement of Work, Timeliness, and quality with respect to generally acceptable, professional


 Ite   Description                                          Due Date                    Total
 m                                                                                      Price

 1     Training/Coaching Curriculum and work plan 10 days after contract TBD40

       including course schedule.                        award                        %
2      Training/Coaching Materials                       15 days after contract       TBD20
                                                         award                        %
3      Weekly Reports including attendance sheets, quiz Weekly                        TBD30
       results, and a report on any obstacles impeding                                %
       the progress of the trainings.
4      Final Report with copies of all materials used in 10 days after completion     TBD10
       the training.                                     of trainings                 %

The total amount of this subcontract shall be US $----TBD-------- Payments will be made as
shown above based upon receipt of an invoice in the specified amounts.

TETRA TECH ARD/KCI will pay the Vendor in accordance with the payment schedule stipulated
above. TETRA TECH ARD/KCI reserves the right to withhold payment if the Vendor fails to
meet its obligations, in part or in full, under this Subcontract; however TETRA TECH ARD/KCI
recognizes that holding the invoice may result in a delay or stop work by the Vendor. TETRA
TECH ARD/KCI will work with the Vendor to promptly resolve any issues that could cause a
delay as both the Vendor and TETRA TECH ARD/KCI wish to deliver this project on time.

All invoices shall be addressed to:

       Faisal Qaderi
       Finance Director
       Tetra Tech ARD/Kabul City Initiative Project (KCI)
       Green Village, Off Jalalabad Road, PD# 6
       Kabul, Afghanistan

One copy of the invoice shall be submitted concurrently to the Subcontracts Manager Specialist at:

       Attn: Subcontracts SpecialistDirector
       Tetra Tech ARD KCI/ Kabul City Initiative Project (KCI)
       Green Village, Off Jalalabad Road, PD#6
       Kabul – Afghanistan

A proper invoice must clearly indicate the following information:

          Contract # DFD-I-00-05-00248, Task Order No. 2, Kabul City Initiative
          Subcontract No:
          Project Name:
          Vendor Name and Remittance Address:
          Invoice Date and Number:
          Specific deliverable(s) completed:
          Period for which Costs Claimed:

The following information should be included with the invoice in order to expedite the wiring of

       Account Name:                                                                                    Formatted: Indent: Left: 0.5"
       Account #:
       Bank Name:
       Correspondent US Bank:
       Correspondent ABA #
       Correspondent Account #

In addition, the following certification shall be included and signed by an authorized
representative of the Vendor: "The undersigned hereby certifies that the invoice and any
attachments have been prepared from the books and records of the Vendor in accordance with the
terms of this contract, and to the best of my knowledge and belief are correct."


I hereby certify, to the best of my knowledge and belief, that

     (1)         This invoice and any attachments have been prepared from the books and records
                 of the Vendor in accordance with the terms of the Subcontract, and to the best of
                 my knowledge and belief, they are correct;
     (2)         The amounts requested are only for performance in accordance with the
                 specifications, terms, and conditions of the contract;
     (3)         The quantities and amounts involved are consistent with the requirements of the
     (4)         If invoicing using hourly/daily rates, that the amount claimed is proper and due,
                 that all hourly/daily rates claimed are for actual hours/days (or fractions thereof)
                 which have been satisfactorily provided/performed;
     (5)         That other costs claimed are allowable and are actual direct costs incurred in
                 performance of the Subcontract, and have been paid by the Vendor;
     (6)         All payments due to Vendors and suppliers from previous payments received under
                 the contract have been made, and timely payments will be made from the proceeds
                 of the payment covered by this certification, in accordance with the requirements of
                 Chapter 39 of Title 31, United States Code;
     (7)         Appropriate refund shall be made to TETRA TECH ARD promptly upon request in
                 the event of disallowance of any costs by USAID resulted from any inconsistency
                 for services to be performed and/or goods to be supplied under the terms and
                 conditions of the Vendor; and
     (8)          This certification is not to be construed as final acceptance of the Vendor’s

TETRA TECH ARD/KCI shall pay the Vendor within thirty (30) calendar days after receipt of a
proper invoice and acceptance of deliverables detailed in above.

TETRA TECH ARD/KCI reserves the right to withhold payment if the Vendor fails to meet its
obligations, in part or in full, under this Subcontract.

1      Final Invoice: Notwithstanding any other provision in this Subcontract to the contrary,
       Subcontractor is required to submit the final invoice, appropriately marked as such, under
       this Subcontract not later than ninety (90) calendar days after completion of the work, or
       any longer period as may be mutually agreed between the parties. All final invoices must
       be marked as such, and the following shall accompany the final invoice.

       -    A release certificate (Attachment D) signed by the Subcontractor discharging the
            Contractor and its Client of and from any liabilities, obligations, and claims arising
            out of or under the Subcontract.

2      Tax Withholding

      Pursuant to the revised provisions of the Government of Afghanistan Income Tax Law
      2010, Article 72, effective June 25, 2010, Tetra tech-ARD-KCI is required to withhold
      income tax at the prescribed rates at the time of making payment to the legal or natural
      person(s) providing supplies, materials, construction and services under varies contracts,
      including varies purchase order procurements whiten one fiscal year, for cumulative
      transactions of AFA 500,000 ($10,000.00) and above.

       Withholding Rate

      The prescribed rate of income tax withholding is 2% of the gross purchase amount for
      contractors/vendors who have a business license registered with the Afghanistan Investment
      Support Agency (AISA); 7% of the gross purchase amount for contractors/vendors not
      registered with AISA who are conducting business without a license or contrary to
      approved by-law.

       Remittance of Tax and Certificate of Withholding

      As the tax withholding entity, Tetra tech-ARD-KCI is required to remit the income tax
      amount withheld directly to the Ministry of Finance designated account by the 10th day of
      the month following the transaction.

      Tetra tech ARD-KCI will issue an income tax withholding certificate to the
      contractor/vendor listing the gross payment, the amount of income tax withheld and the net
      contract payment along with a copy of the payment form and deposit receipt for transfer
      made to the designated Ministry of Finance account.

      More detailed information on Afghanistan contract tax withholdings can be obtained at the
      website of the Ministry of Finance Afghanistan, www.mof.gov.af/?p=Article%2072.


Subcontractor shall be liable for default unless nonperformance is caused by an occurrence beyond
the reasonable control of the Subcontractor and without its fault or negligence, such as acts of God
or the public enemy, acts of the Government in its sovereign or contractual capacity, fires, floods,
epidemics, quarantine restrictions, strikes, unusually severe weather, and delays of common

carriers. Subcontractor shall notify ARD in writing as soon as it is reasonably possible after the
commencement of any excusable delay, setting forth the full particulars in connection therewith,
shall remedy such occurrence with all reasonable dispatch, and shall promptly give written notice
to the ARD of the cessation of such occurrence.


Subcontractors are required to purchase DBA (Defense Based Act) insurance for all
employees working on the project.

PART 6          CHANGES:

A) Tetra Tech ARD/KCI may, at any time, without notice to the sureties, by written order
   designated or indicated to be a change order, make any changes in the work within the general
   scope of the contract, including but not limited to changes:

           i.   in the specifications (including any tasks);
          ii.   in the method of manner of performance of the work;
         iii.   in the schedule for the performance of the work.

B) Any change order will be in writing and will not be valid unless it is in writing.

C) If any change under this clause causes an increase or decrease in the Subcontractor's cost of,
   or the time required for, the performance of any part of the work under this contract, whether
   or not changed by any order, an equitable adjustment shall be made and the contract modified
   in writing accordingly:

D) If the Subcontractor intends to assert a claim for an equitable adjustment under this clause, he
   must, submit a proposal within 30 days after receipt of a written change order.

E) No claim by the Subcontractor for an equitable adjustment hereunder shall be allowed if
   asserted after final payment under this contract.


The Subcontractor shall absorb all expenses associated with performance of the statement of work
and Tetra Tech ARD/KCI shall not be liable for payment in an amount greater than USD ---TBD--
unless otherwise agreed to in writing.

In the event that this subcontract is terminated by Tetra Tech ARD/KCI prior to completion, Tetra
Tech ARD/KCI shall pay the vendor for work completed through the date of such termination in
an amount determined solely by Tetra Tech ARD/KCI that is based on the approved budget as
presented in Attachment C. The cumulative amount of all payments under this subcontract shall
not exceed the cost of performance through the date of termination.


The parties declare that this Subcontract does not generate a labor relationship between Tetra Tech
ARD/KCI and the contracted personnel or personnel assigned by the Subcontractor.


Supervision of the work under this Subcontract will be the responsibility of Tetra Tech ARD-KCI
Project Manager or his/her designated person.


The Subcontractor is reminded that U. S. Executive Orders and U.S. law prohibits transactions
with, and the provision of resources and support to, individuals and organizations associated with
terrorism. It is the legal responsibility of the Subcontractor to ensure compliance with these
Executive Orders and laws. This statement must be included in all subcontracts/sub-awards issued
under this Subcontract.

One of the applicable orders is Executive Order 13224, dated September 24, 2001. The web site of
the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), of the Department of Treasury, contains the text of
that order and a list of the individuals and entities designated thereunder. It also contains lists of
individuals and entities designated under other applicable statutes, regulations and Executive
Orders. See http://www.treas.gov/offices/enforcement/ofac/


A) The Subcontractor shall not acquire, for use in the performance of this subcontract, any supplies
   or services originating from sources within, or that were located in or transported from or through,
   countries whose products are banned from importation into the United States under regulations of
   the Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury. Those countries are Cuba,
   Iran, North Korea, and Syria.

B) By signing below I hereby certify that within the last ten years:
   i. I have not been convicted of a violation of, or a conspiracy to violate, any law or regulation of
        the United States or any other country concerning narcotic or psychotropic drugs or other
        controlled substances.
   ii. I am not and have not been an illicit trafficker in any such drug or controlled substance.
   iii. I am not and have not been a knowing assistor, abettor, conspirator, or colluder with others in
        the illicit trafficking in any such drug or substance.

C) The Subcontractor shall insert this clause, including this paragraph (b), in all lower-tier sub


A) For convenience: Tetra Tech ARD/KCI reserves the right to terminate this subcontract, or
   any part hereof, for its sole convenience. In the event of such termination, the Subcontractor
   shall immediately stop all work hereunder and shall immediately cause any and all of its
   suppliers and subcontractors to cease work. Subject to the terms of this subcontract, the
   Subcontractor shall be paid a percentage of the subcontract price reflecting the costs incurred
   prior to the notice of termination, plus reasonable charges that the Subcontractor can
   demonstrate to the satisfaction of Tetra Tech ARD/KCI, using its standard record keeping
   system, have resulted from the termination. The Subcontractor shall not be paid for any work
   performed or costs incurred that reasonably could have been avoided.

B) For cause: Tetra Tech ARD/KCI may terminate this subcontract, or any part hereof, for cause
   in the event of any default by the Subcontractor, or if the Subcontractor fails to comply with
   any subcontract terms and conditions, or fails to provide Tetra Tech ARD/KCI, upon request,
   with adequate assurances of future performance. In the event of termination for cause, Tetra
   Tech ARD/KCI- shall not be liable to the Subcontractor for any amount for supplies or
   services not accepted, and the Subcontractor shall be liable to Tetra Tech ARD/KCI- for any
   and all rights and remedies provided by law. If it is determined that Tetra Tech ARD/KCI
   improperly terminated this subcontract for default, such termination shall be deemed a
   termination for convenience.

PART 13        DISPUTES:

A) Should a dispute as to the proper interpretation of this Subcontract, or Statement of Work or
   material performed or furnished hereunder, arise which concerns the parties hereto only, or
   Subcontractor and other subcontractors or suppliers, the same shall be decided by binding
   arbitration, pursuant to the rules of arbitration of a recognized and mutually acceptable
   national arbitration entity.

B) The Subcontractor shall proceed diligently with the Statement of Work, unless the subcontract
   has been cancelled, pending final determination pursuant to any Disputes clause or pursuant
   to any other action taken with respect to a claim or claims.

C) In the event either party institutes suit in court against the other party or against the surety of
   such party, in connection with any dispute or matter arising under this Agreement, the
   prevailing party shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorneys’ fees in addition to any other
   relief granted by the court.

PART 14        TERMS AND CONDITIONS: – simplified acquisitions (other than
               commercial items) (modified from far 52.213-4)

This subcontract agreement incorporates the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses listed
in Attachment B by reference. The text of each clause and the FAR shall be deemed to be
modified with respect to the identification of parties as provided in paragraphs a. and b. below.

A) Unless one of the exceptions provided in paragraph (C) below shall apply, the term "Contract"
   shall mean "Subcontract"; the term "Contractor" shall mean "Subcontractor"; the term
   "Government" shall mean “Tetra Tech ARD/KCI "; and the term "Contracting Officer" shall
   mean the “Tetra Tech ARD/KCI Subcontracts Manager.”

B) The following instances are exceptions to the general rules of construction as provided in
   paragraph (A):
   i. Where it is clear, by the context of the provision itself or the conditions under which it is
        being applied, that the reference is intended to refer to the Government, its officers or
        agents, or the prime contractor specifically;
   ii. Where an explicit provision of this subcontract states a contrary intent;
   iii. Where access to proprietary financial information or other proprietary data is required; or
   iv. Where interpretation in accordance with the rules stated above would place the prime
        contractor in a position of violating the equivalent or related provisions of the prime
        contract whereas construction of the terms without modification would not.

C) References in any provision incorporated by reference herein to the "Disputes" clause shall be
   construed as references to the “Disputes” clause contained in Part 12 of this subcontract. No
   provision herein shall be taken to imply any direct access on the part of the Subcontractor to
   the disputes process as defined in the terms of the Prime Agreement.
   The full text of a clause incorporated by reference may be accessed electronically at this/these
   address(s): http://www.arnet.gov/far and http://www.usaid.gov


In the event of inconsistencies between any terms of this subcontract and any translation into
another language, the English language meaning shall control.


In addition to any other remedies that Tetra Tech ARD/KCI may have, the Subcontractor shall
indemnify, hold harmless and defend Tetra ARD and USAID from any and all claims, damages,
demands, suits, actions, judgments, liabilities or costs or expenses of any nature including legal
expenses and consequential or special damages or costs and including property damages or injury
to the Subcontractor, its employees, agents, lower tier subcontractors or to any third party or its
property, occasioned by any negligent or otherwise wrongful act of the Subcontractor, its lower
tier subcontractors or anyone for whose actions the Subcontractor is legally responsible or arising
from Subcontractor’s breach of this Subcontract or negligent performance hereunder and arising
out of work done under this Subcontract.


a. The contractual relationship for this Subcontract is between Tetra Tech ARD/KCI and
   Subcontractor. There is no privity of contract between Subcontractor and USAID.

b. All communications between Subcontractor and USAID must be approved in advance by
   Tetra Tech ARD's KCI Contracts Manager. In no event shall Subcontractor provide cost
   estimates or work products directly to USAID or any other third party.

c. Under no circumstances shall Subcontractor act upon directions given by a representative of
   USAID without the specific written confirmation by the Tetra Tech ARD/KCI Contract

   Manager. All such direction and technical liaison shall take place through Tetra Tech
   ARD/KCI. Tetra Tech ARD/KCI will not be liable for costs of work performed by
   Subcontractor outside of these terms. If Subcontractor receives such direction from any
   representative of USAID, Subcontractor shall notify the Tetra Tech ARD/KCI Contract Officer
   as soon as possible before taking any action based upon such direction.

d. Publicity and News Release: In accordance with USAID regulations, no releases shall be
   made to the news media or the general public relating to participation on the Program without
   the prior written approval of TETRA TECH ARD/KCI, which approval shall not be
   unreasonably withheld. The parties further agree that news releases made by either of them
   shall recognize the participation and contribution of the other party.

e. Publications: Vendor shall not publish or publicly disseminate any information or data
   derived or obtained from or in connection with any services rendered hereunder, without the
   prior written consent of TETRA TECH ARD/KCI and USAID.

f. Communications with USAID and Other Agencies: All of Vendor’s contractual written or
   oral communications with or to USAID, or local agencies relative to the Works under the
   Subcontract, must be through or with the authorization of TETRA TECH ARD/KCI COP.


This document sets forth all of the terms and provisions of the Subcontract between the parties
hereto. This Subcontract may not be modified, altered, amended, or changed except in writing
signed by the party against whom such a modification, amendment, or change is asserted or
claimed. This Subcontract shall be construed under the laws of the State of Vermont and the
United States of America.

I have read the above terms and conditions, and, as the Subcontractor's authorized representative,
my signature below legally represents the Subcontractor's concurrence with the terms and
conditions and the unconditional acceptance of this subcontract.

For Subcontractor                           For Tetra Tech ARD/KCI:

                                            KCI Chief of Party

Date                                        Date

                                            Attachment A
                                                                                 Version: 0.1
                              CONTRACTOR’S CERTIFICATIONS
                                                                                 Issue Date
                                 Subcontract under 150K USD
                             Project name:
                                                                                 Pages: 5
                                          Kabul City Initiative (KCI)

The following Certifications are required from Subcontractors prior to issuing a subcontract:

   1. Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters - APR 2010. (FAR Reference 52.209-5).
   2. Prohibition on Assistance to Drug Traffickers. (22 CFR Part 140).
   3. Certification Regarding Terrorist Financing. (Implementation of Executive Order 13224).


FAR Reference 52.209-5.

As prescribed in 9.104-7(a), insert the following provision:

                    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 not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, or declared
               ineligible for the award of contracts by any Federal agency;

           (B) 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; and

           (C) 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.

   (D) 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. §
               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. § 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. §
                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 not, within a three-year period preceding this offer, had one or more
     contracts terminated for default by any Federal agency.

    (2) "Principals," for the purposes of this certification, means officers; directors; owners;
        partners; and, persons having primary management or supervisory responsibilities within a
        business entity (e.g., general manager; plant manager; head of a subsidiary, 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 Contractor 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 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 Contractor non responsible.

(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.


22 CFR Part 140, Prohibition on Assistance to Drug Traffickers.

Note: This certification shall be filled by any key person proposed in the project.

I hereby certify that within the last ten years:

1. I have not been convicted of a violation of, or a conspiracy to violate, any law or regulation of
   the United States or any other country concerning narcotic or psychotropic drugs or other
   controlled substances.

2. I am not and have not been an illicit trafficker in any such drug or controlled substance.

3. I am not and have not been a knowing assistor, abettor, conspirator, or colluder with others in
   the illicit trafficking in any such drug or substance.


1. You are required to sign this Certification under the provisions of 22 CFR Part 140,
   Prohibition on Assistance to Drug Traffickers. These regulations were issued by the
   Department of State and require that certain key individuals of organizations must sign this

2. If you make a false Certification you are subject to U.S. criminal prosecution under 18 U.S.C.

3. A false certification from a key person involved in the project, shall result in the termination of
   his/her contract with the operator.


Implementation of Executive Order 13224

        Certification Regarding Terrorist Financing, Implementing Executive Order 13224

(a) The Recipient, to the best of its current knowledge, did not provide, within the previous ten
    years, and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that it does not and will not knowingly
    provide, material support or resources to any individual or entity that commits, attempts to
    commit, advocates, facilitates, or participates in terrorist acts, or has committed, attempted to
    commit, facilitated, or participated in terrorist acts, as that term is defined in paragraph (c).

(b) The following steps may enable the Recipient to comply with its obligations under paragraph

   (1) Before providing any material support or resources to an individual or entity, the Recipient
       will verify that the individual or entity does not (i) appear on the master list of Specially
       Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons, which list is maintained by the U.S. Treasury’s
       Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and is available online at OFAC’s website:
       http://www.treas.gov/offices/eotffc/ofac/sdn/t11sdn.pdf, or (ii) is not included in any
       supplementary information concerning prohibited individuals or entities that may be
       provided by USAID to the Recipient.

   (2) Before providing any material support or resources to an individual or entity, the Recipient
       also will verify that the individual or entity has not been designated by the United Nations
       Security (UNSC) sanctions committee established under UNSC Resolution 1267 (1999)
       (the “1267 Committee”) [individuals and entities linked to the Taliban, Usama bin Laden,
       or the Al Qaida Organization]. To determine whether there has been a published
       designation of an individual or entity by the 1267 Committee, the Recipient should refer to
       the     consolidated     list   available     online    at   the    Committee’s     website:

   (3) Before providing any material support or resources to an individual or entity, the Recipient
       will consider all information about that individual or entity of which it is aware and all
       public information that is reasonably available to it or of which it should be aware.

   (4) The Recipient also will implement reasonable monitoring and oversight procedures to
       safeguard against assistance being diverted to support terrorist activity.

(c) For purposes of this Certification-

   (1)                   “Material support and resources” means currency or monetary instruments
         or financial securities, financial services, lodging, training, expert advice or assistance, safe
         houses, false documentation or identification, communications equipment, facilities,
         weapons, lethal substances, explosives, personnel, transportation, and other physical assets,
         except medicine or religious materials.”

   (2)                     “Terrorist act” means-

         (i)                 an act prohibited pursuant to one of the 12 United Nations Conventions and
                Protocols related to terrorism (see UN terrorism conventions Internet site:
                http://untreaty.un.org/English/Terrorism.asp); or

         (ii)            an act of premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against
                noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents; or

         (iii)           any other act intended to cause death or serious bodily injury to a civilian,
              or to any other person not taking an active part in hostilities in a situation of armed
              conflict, when the purpose of such act, by its nature or context, is to intimidate a
              population, or to compel a government or an international organization to do or to
              abstain from doing any act.

   (3) “Entity” means a partnership, association, corporation, or other organization, group or

   (4) References in this Certification to the provision of material support and resources shall not
       be deemed to include the furnishing of USAID funds or USAID-financed commodities to
       the ultimate beneficiaries of USAID assistance, such as recipients of food, medical care,
       micro-enterprise loans, shelter, etc., unless the Recipient has reason to believe that one or
       more of these beneficiaries commits, attempts to commit, advocates, facilitates, or
       participates in terrorist acts, or has committed, attempted to commit, facilitated or
       participated in terrorist acts.

   (5) The Recipient’s obligations under paragraph (a) are not applicable to the procurement of
       goods and/or services by the Recipient that are acquired in the ordinary course of business
       through contract or purchase, e.g., utilities, rents, office supplies, gasoline, etc., unless the
       Recipient has reason to believe that a vendor or supplier of such goods and services
       commits, attempts to commit, advocates, facilitates, or participates in terrorist acts, or has
       committed, attempted to commit, facilitated or participated in terrorist acts.

This certification is an express term and condition of the agreement and any violation of it shall be
grounds for unilateral termination of the agreement by USAID prior to the end of its term.”


By signature hereon, or on an offer incorporating these Representations, Certifications, and Other
Statements of Offerors, the Contractor certifies that they are accurate, current, and complete, and
that the Contractor is aware of the penalty prescribed in 18 U.S.C. 1001 for making false
statements in offers.

By signing below the subcontractor provides certifications for:

    1.   Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters - APR 2010. (FAR Reference 52.209-5),
    2.   Prohibition on Assistance to Drug Traffickers. (22 CFR Part 140),
    3.   Certification Regarding Terrorist Financing. (Implementation of Executive Order 13224),
    4.   Anti-Kickback Procedures – OCT 2010. (FAR Reference 52.203-7), and,
    5.   Certification and Disclosure Regarding Payments to influence Certain Federal
         Transactions - SEP 2007 (FAR Reference 52.203-11).

Subcontract #:

Subcontractor Name:

Project Title:

Name and Title: __________________________________________________

Signature: ____________________________ Date: ______________________

                                           Appendix (C)
                                         Offeror’s Letter

Tetra Tech ARD-KCI
Green Village, Off Jalalabad Road, PD# 6
Kabul, Afghanistan

Attention: Subcontracts SpecialistC. Susan Rupprecht
           Subcontracts Director

Subject: Tetra tech ARD-KCI Project entitled ICDL Training and Certification

Dear Sir:

We, the undersigned, offer to undertake subject work in accordance with your Request for
Proposal ------------ dated ------------------ and our Proposal (Technical and Cost volumes) are

This proposal shall remain valid for a period of sixty (60) days from the date of this submission.

Commissions and gratuities, if any, paid or to be paid by us to agents relating to this Proposal and
subcontract execution, if we are awarded the subcontract, are listed below. State NONE if none
are paid.

We understand you are not bound to accept any Proposal you receive.

Our completed Check List is attached.

Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this important project.


Authorized Signature:
Name and Title of Signatory:
Name of Firm:

                                         Appendix (D)
                                        RFP Checklist

Offeror: ______________________________________________________

Have you?

        Submitted your technical and financial proposal to Tetra Tech ARD-KCI in a sealed
envelope containing one hard copy and one electronic copy (CD-ROM) through stated email, by
the required deadline?

Does your proposal include the following?

       Cover Letter (use template in RFP)

       CVs for Overall Manager, top Technical Position, and top On-Site Position

       Certification or Licensing Requirement

       List of Relevant Contract Experience and References

       Dari Translation of Technical Proposal

                                         APPENDIX (E)

              This page must be signed by Offeror and returned with the quotation.


Offeror hereby acknowledges that Tetra Tech ARD/KCI is a USAID contractor and must fully
comply with all USAID regulations, including those relating to ethics and integrity in purchasing.

Specifically, there may be no transactions entered into by Tetra Tech ARD/KCI that involve
kickbacks and/or present a conflict of interest on the part of either Tetra Tech ARD/KCI or those
individuals or entities with which Tetra Tech does business.

Kickback, as used above, means any money, fee, commission, credit, gift, gratuity, thing of value,
or compensation of any kind which is provided, directly or indirectly, to any employee,
subcontractor, or subcontractor employee for the purpose of improperly obtaining or rewarding
favorable treatment. No person or entity is to either provide or attempt to provide any kickback,
nor to solicit, attempt to solicit, or accept a kickback during the course of any transaction. Nor
will Offeror include, either directly or indirectly, the amount of any kickback in the price charged
to a USAID contractor.

Offeror will act in a manner consistent with his/her fiduciary responsibilities to Tetra
Tech ARD and will exercise particular care that no detriment to Tetra Tech ARD/KCI results from
conflicts between their interests and those of Tetra Tech ARD/KCI and/or any beneficiary to the
Kabul City Initiative. Offeror is considered to have a conflict of interest when Offeror has an
existing or potential financial or other interest that impairs or might appear to impair Offeror’s
independence of judgment in the discharge of responsibilities to Tetra Tech ARD/KCI or that may
result in undue benefit to any party to this transaction or beneficiary therefrom.

The Offeror shall have in place and follow reasonable procedures designed to prevent and detect
possible violations as described above in its own operations. When Offeror has reasonable
grounds to believe that a violation of the above may have occurred, Offeror shall promptly report
in writing the possible violation to Tetra Tech ARD/KCI in care of the Chief of Party, Kabul City

Therefore Offeror hereby states that, to the best of his/her knowledge, that no violation of the
above has or will take place in relation to the transaction currently under consideration.

On behalf of Offeror:

Name and Title: __________________________________________________

Signature: ____________________________ Date: ______________________

DARI Statement of Work

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