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                                                    TABLE OF CONTENTS

L.1      CLAUSES AND PROVISIONS .......................................................................................... 1
  L.1.1     3.1-1 Incorporated by Reference (December 2005) .................................................. 1
  L.1.2     Incorporated In Full Text ............................................................................................. 1
     L.1.2.1     3.9.1-3 Protest (November 2002) ........................................................................ 1
    L.1.2.1       3.9.1-3 Protest (November 2002)                                                                                              2
L.2      GENERAL INFORMATION ................................................................................................ 3
  L.2.1     Minimum Offer Acceptance Period ............................................................................ 3
  L.2.2     Expenses Related to Offeror Submissions ............................................................... 4
  L.2.3     Number of Awards ....................................................................................................... 4
  L.2.4     Discussions with Offerors after Receipt of Proposal ............................................... 4
  L.2.5     Responsibility Determination ..................................................................................... 5
  L.2.6     Modifications and Revisions to Submittals ............................................................... 5
  L.2.7. Requirements Resolution ............................................................................................ 5
  L.2.8     Acquisition Milestones ................................................................................................ 6
L.3      PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS ............................................................................................. 6
  L.3.1     Time, Date, Place, and Submission of Proposals ..................................................... 6
  L.3.2     Disposition of Proposals ............................................................................................. 6
  L.3.3     Award Information........................................................................................................ 7
  L.3.4     Unsatisfactory Proposals ............................................................................................ 7
  L.3.5     Use of Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS)/Non-Developmental Items (NDI) ........... 7
  L.3.6    Special Instructions for Offerors bidding on both Purchase and Managed
Service                                                                                                                                        7
L.4      EVALUATION PROCESS .................................................................................................. 7
  L.4.1     Phase 1 .......................................................................................................................... 8
  L.4.2     Phase 2 .......................................................................................................................... 9
  L.4.3 Contract Award                                                                                                                         8
L.5      SAMPLE CONTRACT ....................................................................................................... 9
L.6      NON-FAA PERSONNEL PARTICIPATION ...................................................................... 9
L.7      PROPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS ......................................................................................... 10
  L.7.1     Proposal Organization ........................................................................................... 10-11
  L.7.2     Proposal Presentation ............................................................................................... 12
  L.7.3     Volume I – Administrative Submittal ........................................................................ 13
     L.7.3.1     General ............................................................................................................... 13
     L.7.3.2      Detailed Requirements ..................................................................................... 13
    L.7.4        Volume II, Technical Proposal Preparation Instructions                                                                 15-17
     L.7.4.1     General ............................................................................................................... 15
     L.7.4.2     Detailed Requirements ...................................................................................... 16
  L.7.5     Volume III, Management Proposal Preparation Instructions ................................. 19
     L.7.5.1     Part A – Table of Contents ................................................................................ 19
     L.7.5.2     Part B – Management Approach ...................................................................... 19
  L.7.6        Volume IV, Relevant Experience and Past Performance Preparation
  Instructions............................................................................................................................... 19
  L.7.7      Volume V, Cost Proposal Preparation Instructions ............................................... 20
     L.7.7.1     General ............................................................................................................... 20
     L.7.7.2     Book 1: Cost Proposal ..................................................................................... 22
     L.7.7.3     Book 2: Cost Proposal ..................................................................................... 23




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L.1       CLAUSES AND PROVISIONS

L.1.1 3.1-1 Incorporated by Reference (December 2005)

This screening information request (SIR) or contract, as applicable, incorporates by
reference one or more provisions or clauses listed below with the same force and effect
as if they were given in full text. The Offeror may either obtain the full text via Internet at
http://conwrite.faa.gov (on this Web page, select “search and view clauses”) or, upon
request; the Contracting Officer will make the full text available.

AMS Clause Title                                                               Date
3.2.2.3-1       False Statements in Offers                             (July 2004)
3.2.2.3-6       Submittals in English Language                         (July 2004)
3.2.2.3-7       Submittals in U.S. Currency                            (July 2004)
3.2.2.3-11      Unnecessarily Elaborate Submittals                     (July 2004)
3.2.2.3-12      Amendments to Screening Information Requests           (July 2004)
3.2.2.3-13      Submission of Information/Documentation/Offers         (July 2004)
3.2.2.3-14      Late Submissions, Modifications, and
                Withdrawals of Submittals                              (July 2004)
3.2.2.3-16      Restricting, Disclosing and Using Data                 (July 2004)
3.2.2.3-17      Preparing Offers                                       (July 2004)
3.2.2.3-18      Prospective Offeror’s Requests for Explanations        (July 2004)
3.2.2.3-19      Contract Award                                         (July 2004)
3.13-4          Contractor Identification Number-Data Universal
                Numbering System DUNS) Number                          (August 1997)
3.6.1-3         Utilization of Small, Small Disadvantaged,
                Women-Owned, and Service-Disabled Veteran
                Owned Small Business Concerns                          (September 2001)
3.6.1-4         Small, Small Disadvantaged, Women-Owned and
                Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business
                Subcontracting Plan                                    (April 2007)
3.6.1-6         Liquidated Damages--Subcontracting Plan                (September 2001)
3.6.1-7         Limitations on Subcontracting                          (July 2008)
3.6.1-9         Mentor Protégé Program                                 (October 2006)
3.6.1-10        Evaluation of Contractor Participation in the FAA
                Mentor Protégé Program                                 (January 1999)
3.6.1-11        Mentor Requirements and Evaluation                     (October 2006)

L.1.2 Incorporated In Full Text

L.1.2.1 3.9.1-3 Protest (November 2002)

As a condition of submitting an offer or response to this SIR (or other solicitation, if
appropriate), the Offeror or potential Offeror agrees to be bound by the following
provisions relating to protests:

      a) Protests concerning Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Screening Information
         Requests (SIRs) or awards of contracts shall be resolved through the FAA


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L.1.2.1 3.9.1-3 Protest Con’t

   dispute resolution system at the Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition (ODRA)
   and shall be governed by the procedures set forth in 14 C.F.R. Parts 14 and 17,
   which are hereby incorporated by reference. Judicial review, where available, will be
   in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 46110 and shall apply only to final agency decisions. A
   protestor may seek review of a final FAA decision only after its administrative
   remedies have been exhausted.

   b) Offerors initially should attempt to resolve any issues concerning potential
      protests with the Contracting Officer. The Contracting Officer should make
      reasonable efforts to answer questions promptly and completely, and, where
      possible, to resolve concerns or controversies. The protest time limitations,
      however, will not be extended by attempts to resolve a potential protest with the
      Contracting Officer.

   c) The filing of a protest with the ODRA may be accomplished by mail, overnight
      delivery, hand delivery, or by facsimile. A protest is considered to be filed on the
      date it is received by the ODRA.

   d) Only an interested party may file a protest. An interested party is one whose
      direct economic interest has been or would be affected by the award or failure to
      award an FAA contract. Proposed subcontractors are not "interested parties"
      within this definition.

   e) A written protest must be filed with the ODRA within the times set forth below, or
      the protest shall be dismissed as untimely:
          1) Protests based upon alleged improprieties in a solicitation or a SIR that
              are apparent prior to bid opening or the time set for receipt of initial
              proposals shall be filed prior to bid opening or the time set for the receipt
              of initial proposals.

          2) In procurements where proposals are requested, alleged improprieties
             that do not exist in the initial solicitation, but which are subsequently
             incorporated into the solicitation, must be protested not later than the next
             closing time for receipt of proposals following the incorporation.

          3)    For protests other than those related to alleged solicitation improprieties,
               the protest must be filed on the later of the following two dates:

                  i) Not later than seven (7) business days after the date the protester
                     knew or should have known of the grounds for the protest; or
                 ii) If the protester has requested a post-award debriefing from the FAA
                     Product Team, not later than five (5) business days after the date on
                     which the Product Team holds that debriefing.




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L.1.2.1 3.9.1-3 Protest Con’t

      f)   Protests shall be filed at:

           1) Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition, AGC-70,
              Federal Aviation Administration,
              800 Independence Ave., S.W.,
              Room 323,
              Washington, DC 20591,

               Telephone: (202) 267-3290,
               Facsimile: (202) 267-3720; or

           2) other address as specified in 14 CFR Part 17.

      g) At the same time as filing the protest with the ODRA, the protester shall serve a
         copy of the protest on the Contracting Officer and any other official designated in
         the SIR for receipt of protests by means reasonably calculated to be received by
         the Contracting Officer on the same day as it is to be received by the ODRA. The
         protest shall include a signed statement from the protester, certifying to the
         ODRA the manner of service, date, and time when a copy of the protest was
         served on the Contracting Officer and other designated official(s).

      h) Additional information and guidance about the ODRA dispute resolution process
         for protests can be found on the ODRA Website at http://www.faa.gov.

L.2        GENERAL INFORMATION

L.2.1 Minimum Offer Acceptance Period

      a) “Acceptance period”, as used in this provision, means the number of calendar
         days available to the FAA for awarding a contract from the date specified in the
         SIR for receipt of offers.
      b) This provision supersedes any language pertaining to the acceptance period that
         may appear elsewhere in this SIR.
      c) The FAA requires a minimum acceptance period of 270 days.
      d) In the space provided immediately below, Offerors may specify a longer
         acceptance period than the FAA’s minimum requirement. The Offeror allows the
         following acceptance period: _____calendar days.
      e) An offer allowing less than the FAA’s minimum acceptance period may be
         rejected.
      f) The Offeror agrees to execute all that it has undertaken to do, in compliance with
         its offer, if that offer is accepted in writing within: (1) the acceptance period stated
         in paragraph (c) of this clause or (2) any longer acceptance period stated in
         paragraph (d) of this clause.




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L.2.2 Expenses Related to Offeror Submissions

   a) The FAA will not pay for the information solicited, nor reimburse the Offerors for
      any costs incurred in the preparation of, or the submission of any response to
      this SIR or in making necessary studies or designs for the preparation thereof.
   b) Furthermore, no pre-contract costs will be allowed on this contract. Pre-contract
      costs are defined as any costs incurred at the Offeror’s risk in anticipation that
      any such costs may later be charged to any resulting contract, and to the extent
      that they would have been allowable if incurred after the date of the contract and
      to the extent authorized by the Contracting Officer.

L.2.3 Number of Awards

   a) The FAA anticipates awarding one Purchase OR one Managed Service contract
      resulting from this SIR. A Purchase contract is one in which the FAA buys from a
      Contractor all the items and services required by the SIR. A Managed Service
      contract is one in which the FAA obtains the right to use a specified item and/or
      service for a designated period of time.

   b) A decision to Purchase or obtain Managed Service of the AFSM System will be
      made by the FAA based upon a best value determination and the approved
      funding baseline. The FAA reserves the right to award a contract, for Purchase or
      Managed Service, without discussions. Offerors may submit alternate technical
      proposals in response to this SIR. However, the offerror must adhere to the
      current Alaskan Telecommunications and Infrastructure as described in
      Attachments J-2 (Telecommunications for the Alaska Flight Service
      Modernization (AFSM) Automation System )and J-11 (Console Dimensions).

   c) The FAA reserves the right not to award a contract based on the quality of
      submissions received.

L.2.4 Discussions with Offerors after Receipt of Proposal

   a) Communications with potential Offerors may take place throughout the source
      selection process. The purpose of communication is to ensure there are mutual
      understandings between the FAA and the Offerors on all aspects of the
      procurement. Information disclosed as a result of written communication with
      any Offeror may be considered in the evaluation of submittal(s). The FAA
      reserves the right to conduct discussions with no Offerors, specific Offerors, or
      with all Offerors as circumstances warrant. The FAA may permit Offerors to
      revise their proposals, if the CO deems these measures appropriate and in the
      best interest of the FAA.

QUESTIONS: The FAA will not accept telephonic or questions submitted orally.
Questions or clarifications concerning any aspect of the SIR must be prepared in writing
and submitted to the CO. Questions must make reference to the applicable section and
paragraph of the SIR. Offeror’s questions and the responses by the FAA may form the




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L.2.4 Discussions with Offerors after Receipt of Proposal Con’t

basis of an amendment to the SIR. Written questions must be submitted to the
following email address no later than 3:00 p.m. EST July 29, 2009
vickie.gordon@faa.gov. No questions will be accepted after this deadline. A SIR
amendment will be posted to address questions and answers on the FAA Contracting
Opportunities Website

L.2.5 Responsibility Determination

To be eligible for contract award the Offeror must be determined by the CO to be
responsible in accordance with Section M.1.1.

L.2.6 Modifications and Revisions to Submittals

   a) If communications indicate that a specific revision to one or more submittals,
      including proposals, is necessary, only those Offerors affected will be requested
      to submit a modification. Communications with one or more Offerors will not
      obligate the FAA to offer a common opportunity for all Offerors to revise their
      proposals. However, any change in FAA requirements affecting the SIR will be
      conveyed to all competing Offerors as a SIR amendment and all Offerors will be
      given an opportunity to revise their proposal. Modifications may be required at
      any time during evaluation and before award. Any request for a modification will
      include a mandatory time for submission. Late modifications will be subject to
      AMS clause 3.2.2.3-14.

   b) The Government reserves the right to award a contract based on initial
      submittals received without discussions. Therefore, each proposal must contain
      the Offeror’s best terms from both price and non-price standpoints and must not
      contain exceptions to any contract clause or provision.

L.2.7 Requirements Resolution

If an Offeror believes that the requirements in these instructions contain an error,
omission, or are otherwise unsound, the Offeror must immediately notify the Contracting
Officer in writing with supporting rationale. If discrepancies are not noted prior to the
Offeror’s proposal submission, then none are presumed to exist.




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L.2.8 Acquisition Milestones

The following acquisition milestones are provided for informational purposes only and
are subject to change. The projected dates for milestones for this procurement are:

                                                          Due Date
      1.  Release of SIR                                  07/15/2009
      2.  Volume I Administrative Submittal               08/31/2009
      3.  Volume II Technical Proposal                    08/31/2009
      4.  Volume III Management Proposal                  08/31/2009
      5.  Volume IV Relevant Experience and Past
                                                          08/31/2009
          Performance
      6. Agenda for the Operational Capability Test       09/14/2009
      7. Cost Proposals Due                               09/28/2009
      8. Operational Capability Test Plan released to
          Industry                                        07/15/2009
      9. Operational Capability Tests Begin               09/28/2009
      10. Announcement of Contract Award                  01/2010

L.3        PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS

L.3.1 Time, Date, Place, and Submission of Proposals

If the identified Contracting Officer, or appointed alternate, does not receive a proposal
by the specified date and time below, it will not be evaluated. Offerors assume full
responsibility for ensuring that the appropriate authority receives proposals not later than
the date and time specified above.

      a) ADDRESS – Proposals must be sent to the FAA CO at the following address:
                Federal Aviation Administration
                Contracting Officer, Vickie Gordon, AJA-48
                1575 I Street, NW, 8th floor Receptionist.
                Washington, DC 20005
      b) DATE AND TIME FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS: Volume I Administrative
         Proposal; Volume II Technical Proposal; Volume III Management Proposal;
         Volume IV Relevant Experience and Past Performance. Attachment J-12
         (Requirements Availability Correlation Matrix ): AUGUST 31, 2009, 3:00 PM
         LOCAL TIME
      c) DATE AND TIME FOR VOLUME V COST PROPOSAL SUBMISSION:
         SEPTEMBER 28, 2009 3:00 PM LOCAL TIME

L.3.2 Disposition of Proposals

Proposals will not be returned, except for timely withdrawals.




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L.3.3 Award Information

Written notice to unsuccessful Offerors and contract award information will be released
within three business (3) days of contract award. All Offerors who notify the CO within
three (3) business days of receiving the above notice are entitled to a debriefing. The
FAA will make every effort to provide the debriefing within fifteen (15) days after receipt
of the request. The debriefing will not be a point-by-point comparison of the offers, nor
will any information be provided that is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA). The debriefing will include at least the following: (1) the Source
Selection Official's decision; (2) the Offeror's evaluated standings relative to the
successful Offeror(s); and (3) a summary of the evaluation findings relating to the
Offeror.

L.3.4 Unsatisfactory Proposals

Replies to this SIR must follow the outlines and/or instructions concerning format given
in this paragraph, as well as other paragraphs of Section L. Failure to follow the outlines
and/or instructions concerning format may cause the proposal to be found ineligible for
award.

L.3.5 Use of Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS)/Non-Developmental Items (NDI)

Offerors are encouraged to propose the use of COTS and/or NDI to the maximum extent
possible. The FAA considers the use of COTS and/or NDI to provide the AFSM System
a mitigation of cost and schedule risk.

L.3.6 Special Instructions for Offerors bidding on both Purchase and Managed
Service

In addition to instructions provided below, Offerors who provide a solution for a Purchase
system and Managed service must provide separate written approaches for the following
factor elements in the Technical Proposal (Volume II and the Management Proposal
(Volume III). that clearly delineate purchase and Managed service so the average
evaluator readily understands which approach is being described/explained:

       Technical Approach Factor 4: Maintenance Support, ILS Management, and
       Technical Approach Factor 5: Training
       Management Proposal, Management Approach Factor 2: Risk Management

If the Offeror decides to propose both a purchase and a managed service for the AFSM
system, the Offeror must provide two separate and distinct cost proposals: one for
Purchase and one for Managed service. Failure to follow the instructions in this
paragraph may result in the proposal to be found ineligible for contract award.

L.4    EVALUATION PROCESS

The evaluation process will consist of two phases.


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L.4.1   Evaluation Phases

   a) Phase 1
         Each Offeror must provide a Volume I Administrative Proposal; Volume II
         Technical Proposal; Volume III Management Proposal; and Volume IV
         Relevant Experience and Past Performance. Attachment J-12 (Requirements
         Availability Correlation Matrix ) must be completed and submitted with
         Proposal Volumes I, II, III, IV.

   b) Phase 2

   1) Each Offeror must participate in an Operational Capability Test (OCT) of its
      proposed automation system. The FAA OCT Plan will be provided at SIR
      release. The FAA OCT Plan defines test activities for Tier 0 Requirements only.

   2) The Offeror must provide the FAA CO an agenda for the OCT as a separate
      submittal 60 days post SIR release date. The agenda must provide a description
      of how the vendor will accomplish all elements of the OCT. The agenda must
      identify, factor, sub-factor, element and requirement number, any Tier 0
      requirements not available for test during OCT. The Offeror must provide a written
      explanation of how any identified unavailable Tier 0 requirements will be achieved
      within a timeframe of no later than nine (9) months after contract award. The OCT
      agenda is not scored.

   3) The Offeror must conduct OCT activities at their facility. FAA will witness the
      OCT activities. FAA reserves the right to conduct hands-on tests to determine
      how well the Offeror meets or exceeds proposed capabilities.

   4) Offerors’ proposed capabilities will be evaluated during the OCT by a FAA Test
      Team. There may be multiple FAA Test Teams. Test Team members may rotate
      between Offerors. To ensure continuity and provide direction, one FAA Test
      Director will oversee the OCT process.

   5) Each OCT will be conducted during the course of three consecutive eight-hour
      days on a Tuesday through Thursday schedule.

   6) Anomalies or failures occurring during an OCT that affect a system’s
      performance are the responsibility of each Offeror to explain. Such anomalies or
      failures will not be considered sufficient reason to extend the test period unless
      they are caused by external factors outside the Offeror’s realm of control. The
      FAA may consider externally caused failures or anomalies sufficient reason to
      extend or reschedule an OCT on a case-by-case basis.

   7) The CO will contact each Offeror to coordinate the time, date and specific
      location of its OCT. Each Offeror’s relative position in the sequence of OCTs will
      be determined randomly.



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L.4.1    Evaluation Phases Con’t

      Failure to follow the instructions in paragraphs 1 - 7 may result in the proposal being
      found ineligible for contract award.

L.4.2 Independent Cost Proposals

Offerors must provide a cost proposal for each type of solution (purchase and managed
service) the Offeror is proposing in response to this SIR. If the Offeror decides to
propose both a purchase and a managed service for the AFSM system, the Offeror must
provide two separate and distinct cost proposals: one for purchase and one for
managed service. Section B Attachment 1 (Price Evaluation Table) must be completed
and submitted with each cost proposal within 75 days after the SIR release. Attachment
2 and Attachment 3 must also be provided with the cost proposal but will not be
evaluated and are used for information purposes only.

L.4.3 Contract Award

The FAA intends to make a final award decision based on best value as defined in
Section M.1.

L.5      SAMPLE CONTRACT

It is anticipated that Sections A through J will be converted to a contract at the completion
of the solicitation phase. The FAA reserves the right to include any provision of this
proposal in the resulting contract.

L.6      NON-FAA PERSONNEL PARTICIPATION

      a) Offerors are hereby notified that the FAA may utilize contractor support
         personnel to assist during the evaluation of the offers. All non-FAA personnel
         and their corporations have signed, or will sign before the evaluation process
         begins, Non-Disclosure and Conflict of Interest statements. The exclusive
         responsibility for source selection will remain with the FAA.

      b) Individuals from the following companies may participate in this process:
          Apptis, Inc.
          Basic Commerce Industries (BCI)
          Chesapeake Consulting, Inc. (CCI)
          CSSI, Inc.
          Engineering and Information Technologies, Inc. (EIT)
          Grant Thornton LLP
          Honeywell International
          MCR Federal
          Northrop Grumman IT
          Volpe National Transportation Systems Center



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L.7        PROPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS

      a) Proposals must include all requested information. Particular care should be taken
         by Offerors to follow the instructions for proposal preparation in this section.
      b) Offerors are expected to examine the entire solicitation. Failure to do so will be at
         Offeror’s own risk.
      c) Replies to this solicitation must follow the format outline and instructions
         contained herein.
      d) Proposals must provide insight into the Offeror’s understanding of what is
         required, the approach and general procedures that the Offeror proposes to use
         to meet these requirements, and the price of the Offeror’s services. The
         proposal must be sufficiently detailed, specific, and complete to enable the FAA
         to thoroughly evaluate the proposal to determine whether the specified
         requirements are met, without discussion with the Offeror.
      e) The Offeror need not repeat information within the same volume if that
         information is required in response to two or more proposal requirements. Such
         information should be presented in detail in the one area of the volume where it
         contributes most critically to the discussion of the SIR requirement. In other
         areas where discussion of the same information is necessary, the Offeror must
         refer to the initial discussion and identify its location within the proposed volume.
         If the Offeror determines that the same or similar information is required in
         separate volumes, that information must be addressed in full text in each volume.
      f)   The general considerations set forth below must be followed in the preparation of
           the proposals.
      g) The proposal must present evidence that Offeror’s approach satisfies the
         requirements and is feasible.
      h) The proposal must demonstrate the Offeror’s familiarity with the detailed aspects
         of the situations involved and must clearly demonstrate that the Offeror
         understands the requirements.

L.7.1      Proposal Organization

      a) For Phase 1, the Offeror’s proposal must consist of Volumes I, II, III, IV, and V
         organized as shown below.
      b) In addition to the number of hard copies shown below, proposals must be
         submitted in electronic files in portable document format (PDF) on CD-ROM.
         Volumes I, II, III, and IV must be submitted collectively in a single CD-ROM.
         Volume V must be submitted in a single but separate CD-ROM. CDs will be
         marked with Offeror’s identification and volume number(s).




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L.7.1   Proposal Organization Con’t

                                                      PAGE                   NO. OF
VOLUME               PARTS / SECTION                  LIMITATION             COPIES

        I       Administrative Submittal             Unlimited             Original + 6

                A.      SF 33
                B.      Master Table of Contents
                C.      Small, Small Disadvantaged,
                        Women-Owned and Service-
                        Disabled Veteran Small Business
                        Sub-contracting Plan
                D.      Organizational Conflict of
                        Interest Issues
                E.      Completed SIR Section K
                F.      Financial Statements
                G.       Requirements Availability Correlation Matrix

        II      Technical Proposal                   100 pages             Original + 6

                A.      Table of Contents
                B.      Master Abbreviation and Acronym List
                C.      Executive Summary
                D.      Supporting Documentation
                E.      Technical Approach
                        Factor 1: System Configuration
                        Factor 2: Installation and Checkout
                        Factor 3: Human Integration
                        Factor 4: Maintenance Support, ILS Management, and
                                  Configuration Control*
                        Factor 5: Training*
                        Factor 6: Test and Evaluation
                        Factor 7: Information Security/ Qualified Internet Communications
                        Provider (QICP)
                        Factor 8: Safety Risk Management

        III     Management Proposal                  40 pages              Original + 6

                A.      Table of Contents
                B.      Management Approach
                        Factor 1: Management Organization
                        Factor 2: Risk Management*
                        Factor 3: Quality Assurance and Control

        IV      Relevant Experience and
                Past Performance                     10 pages              Original + 6



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L.7.1   Proposal Organization Con’t

              A.      Relevant Experience
              B.      Past Performance


        V     Cost Proposals         Unlimited              Original + 4

              A. Purchase Price
              B. Managed Service Price

   NOTE: Front end materials such as tables of content and factor dividers will not be
     counted in the page limitations. A page printed on both sides counts as two
     pages. If a proposal volume exceeds the maximum page limits, those pages
     over the limit will not be evaluated or considered. The completion and
     submission to the FAA of Volumes I through V constitutes an offer and will
     indicate the Offeror’s unconditional assent to the terms and conditions in this SIR
     and in any attachments hereto, unless the Offeror clearly states otherwise. The
     pricing proposal must contain all proposed costs.

        *Two distinct and separate submissions are required if the
        Offeror is proposing both a Purchase System and a Managed
        Service System.

   L.7.2      Proposal Presentation

   a) *Binding and Labeling - Each volume of the proposal must be separately bound
      in a three (3) ring binder (3-inch diameter rings or smaller). A cover sheet must
      be affixed to each volume, clearly marked as to the volume number, the copy
      number, the SIR identification and the Offeror’s name. The volume and copy
      numbers must appear on the spine of the volume binder to permit rapid
      identification when the volume is placed in a vertical position in a storage cabinet.
      Volumes with page counts exceeding one binder’s capacity must be identified in
      the following format: “Volume I, Book 1; Volume I, Book 2”, etc.
   b) Indexing - TAB indexing must be used to identify all sections listed in paragraph
      L.7.3.2.2. Each volume must be organized such that a search of FAA required
      documents is not necessary to review the proposal. Information not in its
      appropriate section and not appropriately referenced may be assumed by the FAA
      to have been omitted. Proposals must be clearly and concisely written as well as
      being neat, indexed (cross-indexed as appropriate), and logically assembled.
      Within each volume, labeled dividers must separate major divisions and sections.
      Dividers are not included in the total page count.
   c) Format –Foldouts are allowed and will count as two pages. The pages in all
      volumes are to be printed; no smaller than 12 point font, except for footnotes
      which may be 10 point font; on standard 8.5” by 11” paper. Margins should be at
      least one inch on all four sides. Printing may be on one side only in Portrait style.
      Organizational structures, implementation schedules, and plans may be depicted
      in charts, graphs, or tables in Landscape style to provide clarity to the proposal.


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   L.7.2       Proposal Presentation Con’t

   d) The type size must not be less than 12 points with an exception for charts,
      graphs or tables, which must not be less than 10 points. The Offeror must single
      space all information, with the exception of charts, graphs and tables.
   e) *Identifiers - Each page must contain header or footer information identifying the
      solicitation number, volume number, page number, and total number of volume
      pages. Each volume must contain a "Table of Contents" that identifies all
      sections, paragraphs and subparagraphs covered within that volume. The name
      of the Offeror must be included on the "Table of Contents" page of each volume.
      All other pages within the proposal must not contain any identification, such as
      company name, address, or logo. Direct references to a firm name must be
      replaced with words such as "we", "this company", "our firm", “the” or similar
      indefinite references. Volumes may be marked with the appropriate restrictive
      marking data.

*Volume I – Part A SF-33, Part D Organizational Conflict of Interest, and Part E
Section K requires the Offeror’s name. All other Volume I submittals must be free of
Offeror name. Volume V – Offeror’s name is permitted where necessary.

L.7.3 Volume I – Administrative Submittal

L.7.3.1 General

Volume I consists of the actual offer to enter into a contract to perform the required work
including a Small, Small Disadvantaged, Women-Owned and Service-Disabled Veteran
Owned Small Business Subcontracting Plan, if applicable. It also includes required
representations, certifications, other statements of the Offeror, and other administrative
information.

L.7.3.2        Detailed Requirements

L.7.3.2.1      Part A – SF 33

   a) The Offeror must have an official, who is legally authorized to bind the Offeror to a
      contract, sign the SF-33.
   b) In the block with its name and address, the Offeror should supply the Offeror’s
      Contractor Establishment Code (CEC) applicable to that name and address, if
      known to the Offeror. The number should be preceded by "CEC". The Offeror
      should take care to report the correct CEC and not a similar number assigned to
      the Offeror in a different system. The CEC is a 9-digit code assigned to an
      establishment that contract with a Federal executive agency. It is an Offeror




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L.7.3.2.1      Part A – SF 33 Con’t
   identification coding system which is currently using the Dun and Bradstreet Data
   Universal Numbering System (DUNS) code. The CEC system is distinct from the
   Federal Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) system.

L.7.3.2.2      Part B – Master Table of Contents

The Offeror must provide a Master Table of Contents for the entire proposal depicting
what is contained in each volume as well as a listing of the acronyms used. This master
"Table of Contents" must identify major subparagraphs by number, title, and page and
volume numbers.

L.7.3.2.3     Part C – Small, Small Disadvantaged, Women-Owned and Service-
              Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Subcontracting Plan

   a) The Offeror shall provide a detailed subcontracting plan that fulfills all
      requirements contained within FAAAMS clause 3.6.1-4 entitled: Small, Small
      Disadvantaged, and Women-Owned Small Business Subcontracting Plans. The
      Offeror will ensure their subcontracting plans fully address each of the eleven
      items listed in FAAAMS clause 3.6.1-4 as being required within an Offeror’s
      subcontracting plan.

   b) At least forty-five (45) percent of the planned subcontract dollar value shall be
      allocated to small businesses including:

       1) At least ten (10) percent of the total planned subcontract dollar value shall be
          allocated to small disadvantaged businesses.
       2) At least five (5) percent of the planned subcontract dollar value shall be
          allocated to small women-owned businesses.
       3) At least one (1) percent of the total planned subcontract dollar value shall be
          allocated to service disabled veterans owned businesses.

       These goals will apply over the full life of the contract, including the base period
       and each exercised option period.

L.7.3.2.4      Part D – Organizational Conflict Of Interest (OCI) Issues

The Offeror must review FAA contract clause 3.1.7-2, ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICTS
OF INTEREST (August 1997), and provide information which concisely describes all
relevant facts concerning any past, present or currently planned interest, (financial,
contractual, organizational, or otherwise) relating to the work to be performed and
bearing on whether the Offeror has a possible Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI).
If the Offeror does not disclose any relevant facts concerning an OCI, the Offeror, by
submitting an offer or signing the contract, warrants that to its best knowledge and belief
no such facts exist relevant to a possible OCI.

L.7.3.2.5     Part E – Completed SIR Section K
The Offeror must complete and provide the certifications required in Section K.


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L.7.3.2.6     Part F – Financial Statements

   a) The Offeror must provide audited financial statements for the past two (2) years for
      the Offeror and the Offeror's first-tier sub-offerors.
   b) Solicitation, Offer and Award (SIR Section A) – Each Offeror must complete
      blocks 13 through 18 of the Solicitation, Offer and Award form. The
      representative who signs this form must be authorized to contractually bind the
      company.
   c) RESERVED
   d) Representation, Certifications, and Other Statement of Offerors (SIR
      Section K) – The Offeror must complete all Representations, Certifications and
      Other Statements included in Section K.

L.7.3.2.7     Part G – Requirments Availability Correlation Matrix

The Offeror must complete and submit Attachment J-12 ( Requirements Availability
Correlation Matrix) as required for Volume I.

L.7.4 Volume II, Technical Proposal Preparation Instructions

L.7.4.1 General

   a) The Technical Proposal submitted by the Offeror must be in a separate, sealed
      container plainly marked "TECHNICAL PROPOSAL." Technical proposals must
      be submitted without any reference to pricing information.

   b) The Technical Proposal must contain all of the information necessary for a
      thorough and complete evaluation and for making a sound determination as to
      whether or not the approach proposed meets the requirements of the FAA. To this
      end, the Technical Proposal's response to the SIR must clearly demonstrate that
      the Offeror understands and will comply with the requirements of the SOW.

   c) The Technical Proposal must show how the Offeror's approach will comply with the
      SOW. The proposal must include explanations of the techniques and of the
      procedures to be followed in the proposed approach. Clarity and completeness of
      discussion and analysis relating to the technical approach are required. Such
      discussions and analysis should be oriented towards competent technical
      personnel who may have no prior familiarity with the specific methods of analysis
      and display chosen by the Offeror.

   d) Offerors proposed capabilities must be compatible with the existing Alaskan
      Satellite Telecommunications Infrastructure (ASTI) / Alaskan NAS Interfacility
      Communication System (ANICS) Satellite system (provided in J-2
   Telecommunications for the Alaska Flight Service Modernization (AFSM) Automatic
   Systems of the SIR package).




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L.7.4.1 General Con’t

The Offeror must identify and describe Tier 0 Requirements available at contract award.
The remaining Tier 0 Requirements must be delivered no later then 9 months after
contract award. The Offeror must identify and describe Tier 1 Requirements available
at contract award. All Tier 1 Requirements must be delivered no later than 21 months
after contract award. Failure to follow the instructions in this paragraph may result in the
proposal being found ineligible for contract award.

L.7.4.2         Detailed Requirements

L.7.4.2.1       Part A – Table of Contents

The Offeror's proposal must contain a table of contents that identifies major
subparagraphs by number, title, and page number.

L.7.4.2.2       Part B – Master Abbreviation and Acronym List

The Offeror must provide a list of all abbreviations and acronyms, along with their
definitions, used in the proposal.

L.7.4.2.3        Part C – Executive Summary

The Offeror's proposal must summarize the offer, highlighting the salient features of the
proposal. The executive summary will not be evaluated.

L.7.4.2.4        Part D – Supporting Documentation

The Offeror must provide in this Volume all supporting documentation associated with
their proposed System. Supporting information to be provided will be at the Offeror’s
discretion, and may include product descriptions, catalogues, photographs, brochures,
warranty information, engineering drawings, assembly instructions, maintenance and
repair instructions, plus any other information that the Offeror deems essential to the
evaluation of their proposal. Such documentation will be excluded from the page count.
Supporting documentation will not be evaluated but will provide clarification for the
proposed system.

L.7.4.2.5       Part E – Technical Approach

L.7.4.2.5.1     Factor 1: System Configuration

The Offeror must describe:
    How it will provide the AFSM System and meet all AFSM Specification
       requirements.
    The completeness, practicality, and clarification of the Offeror’s preliminary
      network diagram and critical path.
    How it will satisfy all requirements identified in the Verification Correlation Matrix
      (VCM) contained in the AFSM Automation System Specification.


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L.7.4.2.5.1     Factor 1: System Configuration Con’t

    How its proposed system will interface with the existing telecommunications
     structure in Alaska.
    Any plans for developing and integrating solutions to Tiered requirements that
     have not been addressed above.
    Complete Attachment J-12 Requirements Availability Correlation Matrix to identify
     when each requirement is available.

L.7.4.2.5.2     Factor 2: Installation and Checkout
The Offeror must describe:
    The approach for ensuring that the installation, integration, and checkout of the
       proposed system is successful at each AFSM System site, including those
       required for the test systems, the support systems, portable workstations and the
       Remote Pilot Terminals.
    The procedures that will be used to ensure safety and minimal impact to Flight
       Service operations during installation, checkout, and technical refresh activities.

     The site engineering activities required for installation, integration, and checkout
      of systems.
    A schedule which clearly demonstrates how it plans to ensure that the AFSM
      System is operational on the required start date, taking Alaskan climatic
      conditions into account. The schedule should include test milestones, security
      deliverables, safety deliverables and training deliverables at a minimum. All of
     these deliverables are critical milestones to ensure the start date can be met.
    A high level Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) which shows a preliminary
     network diagram and clearly shows the critical path.

L.7.4.2.5.3     Factor 3: Human Integration

The Offeror must describe:
    How it will ensure that its system satisfies user requirements in the Alaskan Flight
       Services Operational environment.
    The capabilities of its Human Factors Engineering Program.

L.7.4.2.5.4     Factor 4: Maintenance Support, ILS Management, and
                Configuration Control*

The Offeror must describe:
    Plans and procedures for managing first and second level engineering support
       configuration control.
    Its approach for maintenance, for supply support, and for ensuring configuration
       control.
    The safety procedure that personnel will adhere to while performing
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L.7.4.2.5.4     Factor 4: Maintenance Support, ILS Management, and
                Configuration Control* Con’t

      .The configuration control processes that will be used to manage and control
       hardware, software, and documentation changes.
      How it will ensure the availability of spares and replacement parts.

       *Note: Two distinct sections are required if the Offeror is submitting both a
              Purchase Cost Proposal and a Managed Service Cost Proposal.

L.7.4.2.5.5     Factor 5: Training*

The Offeror must describe:
   Its approach for training FAA Flight Service trainers.
   Its approach for training first level maintenance technicians.
   Its approach for training second level engineers.
   Typical course materials that will be used to train FAA trainers and First Level
     Maintenance Technicians and provide samples. (Note: Manuals may be provided,
     but are not required. Manuals will not be evaluated and will not count against the
     page limit for this volume.)
   How it will ensure that FAA Flight Service operators or trainers, maintenance
     technicians, and support personnel are fully educated on hardware or software
     changes.

       *Note: Two distinct sections are required if the Offeror is submitting both a
              Purchase Cost Proposal and a Managed Service Cost Proposal.

L.7.4.2.5.6     Factor 6: Test and Evaluation

The Offeror must describe how it will ensure that its system, including all associated
hardware, software, and documentation, will meet AFSM System Requirements in this
SIR.

L.7.4.2.5.7     Factor 7: Information Security/ QICP

The Offeror must describe how it will ensure that its system, including all associated
hardware, software, and documentation, will meet AFSM System Requirements in this
SIR. The FAA will asses the degree to which the Offeror’s proposed system statisfies
requirements for QICP.

L.7.4.2.5.7    Factor 7: Information Security/ QICP Con’t
The Offeror must describe its concept for ensuring that its AFSM system will not
compromise the safety of the NAS. At a minimum, this should show how safety will be
managed and how responsibilities will be assigned within the Offeror’s organization,
including responsibilities for preparing the safety risk management documents required
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L.7.5 Volume III, Management Proposal Preparation Instructions

L.7.5.1         Part A – Table of Contents

The Offeror's proposal must contain a table of contents that identifies major
subparagraphs by number, title, and page number.

L.7.5.2 Part B – Management Approach

L.7.5.2.1       Factor 1: Management Organization

The Offeror must describe:
   Its corporate structure and include an organization chart that shows lines of
     authority and responsibility within the company.
   The interaction between the parties and how the teaming arrangement or
     subcontract will be managed, if teaming and/or subcontract arrangements are part
     of the offer. A signed agreement or letter of intent with all proposed companies,
     covering the proposed period of performance, must be provided.

L.7.5.2.2       Factor 2: Risk Management*

The Offeror must describe:
   The methodology and processes that will be used to track and manage cost,
     schedule, and technical performance risks.
   Address any and all risks for cost, schedule, technical/scope and provide
     mitigation for areas of high risks.
   Potential risks associated with installation of the AFSM System and provide
     mitigation strategies for high risks.
   How risks encountered on previous projects were mitigated and explain the
     lessons learned from these experiences.
       *Note: Two distinct sections are required if the Offeror is bidding on both a
              Purchase System and a Managed Service System.

L.7.5.2.3      Factor 3: Quality Assurance and Control
The Offeror must describe:
        How compliance with the requirements of the contract will be assured.
        Its quality assurance and control organization.
        Its process for ensuring software quality.

L.7.6     Volume IV, Relevant Experience and Past Performance Preparation
          Instructions

   a) The FAA will evaluate each Offeror’s past performance under existing and prior
      contracts for similar products or services of similar value. As a minimum, an
      Offeror’s track record of quality work, timeliness of performance, customer
      satisfaction, cost and schedule control procedures, and contract administration


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          procedures will be assessed based upon the input received from individuals and
          organizations familiar with the work ethic and standards of the Offeror.
          Performance information may be used for responsibility determinations and as an
          evaluation factor to determine best value to the FAA. The Past Performance
          Questionnaire, provided in Attachment J-9 will be used to collect this information.
          The completed questionnaires must be submitted to the CO NLT DATE, August
          31, 2009, 3:00 pm local time. However, the FAA may also use data obtained
          from other FAA and
          non-FAA sources. The FAA reserves the right to contact prior clients of the
          Offerors and to use the results in this evaluation.

   b) The FAA will evaluate the survey responses received from prime contracts or
      subcontracts.

   c) The Offeror must provide past performance information for at least three past or
      current contracts for which work was similar in nature to that of this requirement.
      Two of the three instances of past performance must be work which is/was
      similar in size, scope, and complexity to that of this procurement and must have
      been performed within the past five years.

   d) The Offeror must submit a Past Performance Contracts List with the following
      information provided for each contract:

          1)    Agency or company administering the contract (client)
          2)    Name, address and point of contact at the agency/company
          3)    Contract number and contract type (fixed price, cost reimbursable, etc)
          4)    Period of performance
          5)    Total contract value
          6)    Offeror’s role in performing under the contract (prime, sub, etc)
          7)    A narrative description of the work performed
The FAA will conduct a past performance review of each Offeror.

L.7.7 Volume V, Cost Proposal Preparation Instructions

L.7.7.1        General

The FAA will evaluate the Cost Proposals for reasonableness and realism. The Cost
Proposals will not be numerically scored or ranked.

The total evaluated cost will consist of the total of the Base (Tier 0 and Tier 1A), Tier 1B
,Option 1 & Option 2 as priced in Attachment 1 - Price Evaluation Table, for both
Purchase and Managed Service.

Under Purchase the total unit price for CLINS 0001-0022, and the total maximum
quantity price for CLINs 0023-0027 and CLINs 0001a-0023a will be added together to
form the total evaluated price for systems and workstations. The evaluated price for
CLINS 0028-0104 will be determined by adding them together. The total evaluated cost
will consist of the total of CLINs 0001-0104.


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L.7.7.1     General Con’t

Under the Managed Service the quantity is multiplied by the unit price for each CLIN.
The CLINs are added together to form the evaluated price.

   a) The FAA is requesting that Offerors provide both a price for the Purchase of their
      proposed systems AND a price for providing a Managed Service. However,
      Offerors will not be penalized for providing a price for Purchase only or for
      Managed Service only.
   b) The Cost Proposal volume is to be submitted 75 days after SIR release.
   c) The Offeror is expected, in good faith, to submit current data, supporting
      schedules, or substantiation, which is sufficient to establish the reasonableness
      and realism of the proposed price. The Offeror must demonstrate: (a) existing
      verifiable data; (b) the judgment factors, rationale, and methodology applied in
      projecting known data to the estimate, and (c) contingencies used by the Offeror
      in the proposed price.
   d) A submittal in response to this SIR must contain the Offeror’s best terms from a
      price, management and technical standpoint. Pricing data must not be included
      in Proposal Volumes I, II, and III.
   e) The Offeror must submit the pricing for the products and services identified in
      Section B. For pricing purposes, it is anticipated that Contract award will occur in
      FY 10. The Offeror’s proposed cost/prices must be IAW FAA Fiscal Years (FY).
      Price information must be submitted as a part of the Offeror’s complete proposal
      in a separate, plainly marked “Cost Volume.” The pricing instructions are
      applicable to the prime contractor and all subcontractors.
   f)     Because equitable and appropriate price allocation is required for FAA
          Contracts, it is expected that Offerors and their subcontractors will estimate and
          price their proposals using approved estimating, pricing and accounting systems,
          IAW their Cost Accounting Standards Disclosure Statement (if applicable). An
          important prerequisite for the award of the Contract is that the Offeror’s
          accounting system is capable of identifying and segregating costs. Proposals
          should be in sufficient detail to allow direct and indirect rate verification and audit
          of selected costs by cognizant Defense Contract Auditing Agency (DCAA)
          offices.
   g)       An Offeror’s proposal is presumed to represent the best efforts to respond to
          the solicitation. Any inconsistency, whether real or apparent, between promised
          performance and price should be explained in the proposal. The Cost Evaluation
          Team may need to discuss the details of the technical and/or management
          proposals with the technical team to make an overall determination of how well
          the prices proposed reflect the technical approach. The Cost Evaluation Team
          will inform the technical team of inconsistencies between the Cost and technical
          proposals in order to ensure compatibility. The cost evaluation must consider
          and assess the most likely price to the FAA (including fee) and the realism and
          reasonableness of the Offerors proposal. The burden of proof as to price
          credibility rests with the Offeror.



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L.7.7.1     General Con’t

   h)      After the proposals have been received and reviewed by the FAA and
          discussions and negotiations have been completed with Offerors within the
          competitive range, the FAA may request proposal revisions as best and final
          offers (BAFOs). Lump sum reductions in Price will not be accepted without
          supporting rationale. Supporting data must provide traceability to the technical,
          business, or financial conditions that caused the change.

L.7.7.2     Book 1: Cost Proposal

Part 1: Introduction Instructions

The Offeror must provide a cover letter signed by an authorized company official, an
introduction, table of contents, cost proposal overview/summary, and any changes to
approved/disclosed purchasing, estimating, accounting systems or Cost Accounting
Standards (CAS) Disclosure Statement. The cost proposal overview must provide
comprehensive narrative support for the cost proposal.

Part 2: Assumptions Instructions

The Offeror must provide an explanation of any deviations or exceptions from the cost
proposal instructions provided in Section L. The Offeror must provide a detailed
narrative supporting the proposed price. The methodology used by the Offeror must be
consistent with the Offeror’s disclosed accounting practices. The cost proposal must
contain all pricing information for the products herein. The Offeror must include any
information or documentation deemed pertinent to fully support and substantiate the
prices proposed.

Part 3: Contract Work Breakdown Structure (CWBS) Instructions
The Offeror must provide a matrix and accompanying rationale that traces the Offeror’s
proposed price from the Section B Contract Line Item Numbers (CLINs) to the CWBS
IAW Section C.3.3.5. This matrix must also reference the Statement of Work, FAA-E-
3008 and the Technical Proposal, Volume II. The prime contractor must ensure that
each major subcontractor complies with the CWBS to obtain accuracy and consistency
in reporting data.
Part 4: Acronyms and Abbreviations Instructions
The Offeror must provide a list of all acronyms and abbreviations accompanied by their
identification or full spelling of the abbreviated word used in their proposal.

Part 5: Financial Statements Instructions

The Offeror must furnish audited financial statements (Form 10-K, if applicable) for the
last three (3) fiscal years of business for the corporation, and for any affiliate, subsidiary,
or division proposed to perform work delineated in Section C for which separate financial
records are maintained. The Offeror must furnish a copy of its quarterly report (Form 10-
Q) for all quarters not included in its most recent annual reports (Form 10-K) and any
periodic reports of significant events on Form 8-K issued within the last six months.


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L.7.7.2   Book 1: Cost Proposal Con’t

Part 6: Forward Pricing Rate Agreements (FPRA) Instructions

The Offeror must furnish a copy of the most recent FPRA with a Federal FAA Agency or
DCAA/DCMA.

Part 7: Cross Reference Matrix CLIN to CWSBS to SOW

The Offeror must provide a matrix that cross-references the CLIN to the CWBS to the
SOW.

L.7.7.3   Book 2: Cost Proposal

Part 1: Completed Section B Instructions
The Offeror must provide a fully burdened price for each CLIN in Section B with
summary detail sheets that identify associated prices.
If the Offeror is submitting a proposal for Purchase the follow must be completed and
provided:
B.6 – Firm Purchase Requirements
B.8 – Engineering Services
B.9 – Tier 1 Requirements
Attachment 1 – Price Evaluation Table
Attachment 2 – Tier 0 Requirements
If the Offeror is submitting a proposal for Purchase the follow must be completed and
provided:
B.7 – Firm Managed Service Requirements
B.8 – Engineering Services
Attachment 1 – Price Evaluation Table
Attachment 2 – Tier 0 Requirements
Attachment 3 – Tier 1 Requirements for Managed Service
Part 2: Basis for Estimates Instructions
The Offeror must provide rationale and justification for all proposed prices by CLIN and
by CWBS. Estimating methodologies and considerations should be provided for all
proposed prices. At the minimum, if applicable, the Offeror must furnish direct labor
hours and labor skill mix to fully support labor estimates, including detail rationale and
justification.

Each other direct costs (ODCs) item must be listed separately with justification and
rationale for the associated costs. The total costs for each item must be allocated to
the appropriate CWBS. Examples of such costs include computer usage, consultants,
and reproduction.


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L.7.7.3   Book 2: Cost Proposal Con’t

Part 3: Burden Hourly Labor Rates Instructions

The Offeror and each Subcontractor must provide burden hourly rates by category for
FAA FY09. The Offeror must state the applied percentage of escalation for each of the
follow-on contract years. The Offeror must also present the governing Forward Pricing
Rate Agreement (FPRA) (if applicable). The escalation factors will be evaluated to
determine reasonableness and realism. An unreasonably low or high escalation factor
may render the proposal unacceptable and may be cause for its rejection.




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