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					                                               ECSS Small Business Set-Aside SIR Change Matrix
                                    (Differences of the Full & Open and Small Business Set-Aside Requirement)

    #    SIR Section/ Paragraph                               F&O Text                                    Small Business Set-Aside Text
1       RFI Notice – Introduction      The purpose of this Market Survey/Request for            The purpose of this Market Survey/Request for
                                       Information (RFI) is to:                                 Information (RFI) is to:
                                          (1) announce the FAA‟s intent to conduct two          (1) Obtain industry comments on the attached
                                              competitive source selections during calendar         sections of the small business set-aside draft
                                              year 2011 for Enterprise Communications               Screening Information Request (SIR) for the
                                              Support Services (ECSS) to support of the Air         Enterprise Communications Support Services
                                              Traffic Control (ATC) Communications                  (ECSS) acquisition. This is the second of two
                                              Services Directorate;                                 draft SIRs the FAA has released for industry
                                                                                                    review and comment. The first SIR was posted
                                          (2) survey the marketplace to assess the level of
                                                                                                    to FAACO on September 15, 2010, and a
                                              interest among qualified providers of the
                                                                                                    Comments Response Matrix was posted on
                                              required services; and
                                                                                                    November 18, 2010. The attached „ECSS
                                          (3) obtain industry comments on the attached              Small Business Set Aside SIR Change Matrix‟
                                              sections of the unrestricted competition draft        reflects only the differences between the Full &
                                              Screening Information Request (SIR).                  Open and Set Aside as they relate to small
                                                                                                    business requirements. Multiple other updates
                                                                                                    have been incorporated throughout the SIR as a
                                                                                                    result of the RFI comments received; and
                                                                                                  (2) Survey the marketplace to assess the level of
                                                                                                      interest among qualified providers of the
                                                                                                      required services.
2       RFI Notice – NAICS Code        The NAICS code for the unrestricted procurement has        The NAICS codes for the small business set-aside
                                       not yet been finalized, but it is currently expected to be have not yet been finalized, but are currently
                                       541330, Engineering Services - Military and Aerospace expected to be:
                                       Equipment and Military Weapons, $27M. The NAICS                     541330, Engineering Services - Military
                                       Code for the set-aside procurement is TBD.                             and Aerospace Equipment and Military



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                                              ECSS Small Business Set-Aside SIR Change Matrix
                                   (Differences of the Full & Open and Small Business Set-Aside Requirement)

    #     SIR Section/ Paragraph                            F&O Text                                       Small Business Set-Aside Text
                                                                                                            Weapons, $27M; and
                                                                                                         517110, Wired Telecommunications
                                                                                                            Carriers, 1,500 employees
3       RFI Notice – Market           Market Survey/RFI responses must be submitted via         Market Survey/RFI responses must be submitted
        Survey / RFI Response         electronic mail (e-mail) to Scott Bukovec                 via electronic mail (e-mail) to Scott Bukovec
        Submission Instructions       (Scott.Bukovec@faa.gov) and Dixie Harper                  (Scott.Bukovec@faa.gov) and Eric Washington
                                      (dixie.harper@faa.gov) by the date below. Files must      (Eric.Washington@faa.gov) by the date below.
                                      be compatible with MS Office 2003 or be in Adobe          Files must be compatible with MS Office 2003 or
                                      Acrobat PDF format.                                       be in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. If chosen to
                                                                                                submit comments via Adobe Acrobat PDF format,
                                                                                                please ensure the document retains the ability to
                                                                                                copy and paste into a MS Word Document (i.e. do
                                                                                                not submit picture files).
4       Vendor Comment Matrix         3. Comments are welcome on the following Sections         3. Comments are welcome on the following
                                         of the Draft SIR:                                          Sections of the Draft SIR:
                                        a. Section B: Schedule of Supplies and Services
                                        b.Section C: Statement of Work                             a. Section B: Schedule of Supplies and
                                        c. Section G: Contract Administration Data                    Services
                                        d.Section H: Special Contract Requirements                 b. Section C: Statement of Work
                                        e. Section J: List of Attachments                          c. Section D: Packaging and Marking
                                        f. Section L: Instructions, Condition, and Notices to      d. Section E: Inspection and Acceptance
                                           Offerors                                                e. Section F: Deliveries or Performance
                                        g.Section L: Attachments                                   f. Section G: Contract Administration Data
                                        h.Section M: Evaluation Factors for Award                  g. Section H: Special Contract Requirements
                                                                                                   h. Section I: Contract Clauses
                                                                                                   i. Section J: List of Attachments
                                                                                                   j. Section K: Representations, Certifications,



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                                             ECSS Small Business Set-Aside SIR Change Matrix
                                  (Differences of the Full & Open and Small Business Set-Aside Requirement)

    #    SIR Section/ Paragraph                             F&O Text                                        Small Business Set-Aside Text
                                                                                                         and Other Statements of Offerors
                                                                                                      k. Section L: Instructions, Condition, and
                                                                                                         Notices to Offerors
                                                                                                      l. Section L: Attachments
                                                                                                      m. Section M: Evaluation Factors for Award
5       B.1 General                  The Contractor must provide all management,                  The Contractor must provide all management,
                                     supervision, labor, facilities, and materials necessary to   supervision, labor, facilities, and materials
                                     perform the services required under the Enterprise           necessary to perform the services required under
                                     Communications Support Services (ECSS) contract.             the Enterprise Communications Support Services
                                                                                                  (ECSS) contract.

                                                                                                  This contract is set-aside and limited to small
                                                                                                  businesses and Socially and Economically
                                                                                                  Disadvantaged Businesses (SEBD) concerns: 8(a),
                                                                                                  Minority Owned Businesses (MOB), Woman
                                                                                                  Owned Businesses (WOB), Veteran Owned
                                                                                                  Businesses (VOB), Service Disabled Veteran
                                                                                                  Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB), and Indian
                                                                                                  Tribes and Alaska Native Corporations (ANC).

                                                                                                  For purposes of determining the holder‟s eligibility
                                                                                                  as a small business, refer to the following Small
                                                                                                  Business Administration (SBA) website:
                                                                                                  http://www.sba.gov/index.html

                                                                                                  The FAA will comply with the SBA‟s business size
                                                                                                  standards. The contract holder must qualify as a



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                                                ECSS Small Business Set-Aside SIR Change Matrix
                                     (Differences of the Full & Open and Small Business Set-Aside Requirement)

     #     SIR Section/ Paragraph                            F&O Text                                      Small Business Set-Aside Text
                                                                                                small business as of the release date of the
                                                                                                Screening Information Request (SIR), under any
                                                                                                one of the NAICS code(s) identified in this SIR.
6        Section C Paragraph 3.5.2      Computer Aided Engineering Graphics Section to be       Deleted Section on Computer Aided Engineering
                                        deleted.                                                Graphics.
7        Section G Paragraph 12         SUBCONTRACTING REPORTS                                  Deleted Section G Paragraph 12: Subcontracting
                                        In accordance with SF294 and Section I Clause 3.6.1-4   Reports.
                                        “Small, Small Disadvantaged, Women-Owned and
                                        Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business
                                        Subcontracting Plan” the Contractor must submit
                                        completed Subcontracting Reports to the FAA
                                        Contracting Officer and to the FAA Office of Small
                                        and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) at
                                        Fred.Dendy@faa.gov. The Contracting Officer must
                                        be provided a copy of all submittals to FAA OSDBU.
8        Section H Paragraph 7.1        Small Business Subcontracting Plan                      Deleted Section on Small Business Subcontracting
                                                                                                Plan.
9        Section H Paragraph 7.1        N/A                                                     Added the following Section:

                                                                                                H.7.1 Limitation on Subcontracting
                                                                                                FAA AMS clause 3.6.1-7, Limitation on
                                                                                                Subcontracting (July 2008) is applicable to a small
                                                                                                business prime contractor. See Section I.
10       Section I                      N/A                                                     Added the following clauses:

                                                                                                3.6.1-1 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside




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                                               ECSS Small Business Set-Aside SIR Change Matrix
                                    (Differences of the Full & Open and Small Business Set-Aside Requirement)

     #     SIR Section/ Paragraph                            F&O Text                                     Small Business Set-Aside Text
                                                                                                        (January 2010)
                                                                                                3.6.1-7 Limitations on Subcontracting (July
                                                                                                        2008)
                                                                                                3.6.1-15 Post-Award Small Business Program
                                                                                                        Rerepresentation (January 2010)
11       Section I                     3.6.1-4  Small, Small Disadvantaged, Women-              Deleted Clauses 3.6.1-4 and 3.6.1-6.
                                                 Owned and Service-Disabled Veteran
                                                 Owned Small Business Subcontracting
                                                 Plan (April 2007)
                                       3.6.1-6 Liquidated Damages–Subcontracting Plan
                                       (September 2001)
12       Section J Attachments         J-2 Small Business Subcontracting Plan                   Deleted Attachment J-2 (Small Business
                                                                                                Subcontracting Plan)
13       Section L Paragraph 3         Submittal of Volume I (Part I), Volume II, Volume III,   Deleted reference to Volume V Small Business
                                       Volume IV (Part I), Volume V, and Volume VI in           Subcontracting Plan.
                                       response to this SIR must be received no later than
                                       2:00 P.M. Eastern Time on TBD, at the following
                                       location:
14       Section L Paragraph 12        General Instructions                                     Deleted references to Volume V Small Business
                                                                                                Subcontracting Plan.
15       Section L Paragraph 13.1.2    Written Response - Problem Statements                    Written Response - Problem Statements
                                       The FAA will provide five (5) problem statements to      The FAA will provide two (2) problem statements
                                       the individual Offerors no less than 10 calendar days    to the individual Offerors no less than 10 calendar
                                       prior to the scheduled date of the Offeror‟s Oral        days prior to the scheduled date of the Offeror‟s
                                       Presentation.                                            Oral Presentation.
16       Section L Paragraph 13.1.2    (3) The Government may videotape the oral                (3) The Government may videotape the oral



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                                               ECSS Small Business Set-Aside SIR Change Matrix
                                    (Differences of the Full & Open and Small Business Set-Aside Requirement)

     #     SIR Section/ Paragraph                             F&O Text                                      Small Business Set-Aside Text
                                          presentations. The following are the time constraints      presentations. The following are the time
                                          of the Oral Presentation:                                  constraints of the Oral Presentation:

                                          3 Hours Offeror Presentation of all Problem                90 minutes Offeror Presentation of all Problem
                                          Statement responses                                                   Statement responses
                                          30 minutes Government Caucus                               30 minutes Government Caucus
                                          30 minutes Follow-up questions and wrap up                 30 minutes Follow-up questions and wrap up

                                          Offerors will be instructed to stop when time limits    Offerors will be instructed to stop when time limits
                                          are reached. Offerors may not record any video or       are reached. Offerors may not record any video or
                                          audio of the Oral Presentation.                         audio of the Oral Presentation.
17       Section L Paragraph 13.5      Volume 5 – Small Business Subcontracting Plan              Deleted Section on Volume V Small Business
                                                                                                  Subcontracting Plan.
18       Section M Paragraph 2         General                                                    Deleted reference to Volume V Small Business
                                                                                                  Subcontracting Plan.
19       Section M Paragraph 4         Volume I (Technical Approach) is significantly more        Volume I (Technical Approach) is significantly
                                       important than Volume II (Management Approach).            more important than Volume II (Management
                                       Within Volume I, Factor 2 is significantly more            Approach). Within Volume I, Factor 2 is
                                       important than Factor 1 or 3, which are equal in           significantly more important than Factor 1 or 3,
                                       importance.                                                which are equal in importance.
                                       Volume II (Management Approach) is more important          Volume II (Management Approach) is more
                                       than Volume IV (Price).                                    important than Volume IV (Price). Within Volume
                                                                                                  II, Factors 1 and 4 are significantly more important
                                       Volume IV (Price) is more important than Volume III        than Factors 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, or 8, which are equal in
                                       (Past Performance) and Volume V (Small Business            importance.
                                       Subcontracting Plan).



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                                              ECSS Small Business Set-Aside SIR Change Matrix
                                   (Differences of the Full & Open and Small Business Set-Aside Requirement)

     #    SIR Section/ Paragraph                            F&O Text                                     Small Business Set-Aside Text
                                      Volume III (Past Performance) and Volume V (Small        Volume IV (Price) is more important than Volume
                                      Business Subcontracting Plan) are of equal importance.   III (Past Performance).
                                      As the identified discriminators in Volumes I and II     As the identified discriminators in Volumes I and II
                                      become less significant, the importance of Volume IV     become less significant, the importance of Volume
                                      (Price) becomes more significant.                        IV (Price) becomes more significant.
                                      With the exception of Volume I, factors and sub-         With the exception of Volume I and Volume II,
                                      factors within each volume are of equal importance.      factors and sub-factors within each volume are of
                                                                                               equal importance.
20       Section M Paragraph 5        Volume V (Small Business Subcontracting Plan) will       Deleted reference to Volume V Small Business
                                      be evaluated on an acceptable/unacceptable basis.        Subcontracting Plan.
                                      Award will not be made to any Offeror rated as
                                      ”Unacceptable” with respect to their Small Business
                                      Subcontracting Plan.
21       Section M Paragraph 6.5      Small Business Subcontracting Plan                       Deleted Section on Volume V Small Business
                                                                                               Subcontracting Plan.




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