This is a Request for Information and a combined synopsis solicitation of the Navy's intent to procure on a sole source basis with Gartner; to provide the Office of Civilian Human Resources (OCHR) with much needed access to the Corporate Leadership Council (CLC) materials and website. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; a written solicitation will not be issued. PAPER COPIES OF THIS SOLICITATION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE. This RFI sole source combined synopsis/solicitation SHALL be posted on NECO (http://www.neco.navy.mil/ ) and uploaded onto FEDBIZOPPS. The RFQ number is N00189-18-R-Z555.

OCHR is in need of a membership with Gartner to provide a subscription to CLC. Gartner offers proprietary research, best practices, and implementation tools and frameworks aligned around the strategic concerns of various senior management professionals.

The CLC membership is specifically dedicated to developing a strategic approach to managing each of the HR services involved in the employee lifecycle. The products and services of the CLC will best meet OCHR's needs for best practices research on human capital solutions, initiatives and metrics. This contract to Gartner will provide the Department of the Navy with DON agency-wide, royalty-free, worldwide, revocable, non-transferable and non-assignable licenses to use, reproduce, and distribute the CLC materials solely for the HR community's internal business purposes as well as provide the Director, HR Systems and Analytics Department with a quarterly usage report. This membership will also provide DON HR community leadership with Access to CLC website, print publications and decision support tools, Access to CLC teleconference webinars, Access to Advisory Support, to include one onsite visit on a topic selected by the DASN (CHR) via the Director, HR Systems and Analytics Department, as the DASN (CHR)'s executive agent for the CLC membership, Access to the Short Answer Research queue, Access to Executive Networking through in person events and online discussion forums, Access to peer benchmarks and diagnostic tools and Access to the CLC Retreat Meeting for one individual from the DON HR senior executive service cadre at the decision of the DASN (CHR).

Additionally; an assigned account team which proactively supports the DON HR community leadership in achieving its strategic priorities by connecting the senior-most Executive with appropriate resources will be provided by Gartner. The following lines are applicable to this requirement:

CLIN Description QTY Unit of Issue Period of Performance Price

0001 Corporate Leadership Council 12 Months 9/30/18-9/29/19

1001 Corporate Leadership Council 12 Months 9/30/19-9/29/20

2001 Corporate Leadership Council 12 Months 9/30/20-9/29/21

The supplier is responsible for the performance of all inspection requirements and quality control.

The following FAR provision and clauses are applicable to this procurement:

52.203-3 Gratuities

52.203-6 Restrictions on Subcontractors Sales to The Government

52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items;

52.212-3 and its ALT I, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items;

52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items;

52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders aEUR" Commercial

Items including:

52.204-10 Reporting Executive compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2015) (Pub.

L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).

52.209-6 Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (Oct 2015) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).

52.222-19 Child LaboraEUR"Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Feb 2016) (E.O. 13126).

52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015).

52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246).

52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212)

52.222-36 Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793).

52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).

52.222-54 Employee Eligibility Verification

52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O.

13513).

52.224-2 Privacy Act (APR 1984)

52.243-1 Changes-Fixed Price (AUG 1987)

52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (Jun 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury).

52.232-36 Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332).

52.239-1 Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a).

Additional Clauses applicable to this procurement:

52.204-7 System for Award Management (Jul 2013).

52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance (Jul 2013).

52.209-2 Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic CorporationsaEUR"Representation(Nov 2015) .

52.209-10 Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Nov 2015).

52.232-39 Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations (Jun 2013).

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

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

Quoters are reminded to include a completed copy of 52.212-3 and its ALT I with quotes.

All clauses shall be incorporated by reference in the order.

Additional contract terms and conditions applicable to this procurement are:

[applicable DFARS clauses from 212.301(f)]

252.203-7000 Requirements Relating To Compensation of Former DoD Officials

252.203-7005 Representation Relating To Compensation of Former DoD Officials

252.204-7008 Compliance with Safeguarding Covered Defense Information Controls (DEC 2015).

252.204-7011 Alternative Line Item Structure

252.204-7012 Safeguarding of Unclassified Controlled Technical Information

252.204-7015 Disclosure of Information To Litigation Support Contractors

252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests And Receiving Reports

252.232-7006 Wide Area WorkFlow Payment Instructions (MAY 2013).

252.232-7010 Levies On Contract Payments

252.244-7000 Subcontracts For Commercial Items And Commercial Components (DoD Contracts)

252.247-7023 Transportation of Supplies by Sea (APR 2014).

Additional Clauses applicable to this procurement:

252.203-7002 Requirement to Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights (SEP 2013).

252.204-7000 Disclosure of Information (AUG 2013).

252.204-7003 Control of Government Personnel Work Product (APR 1992).

252.204-7004 Alternate A, System for Award Management (FEB 2014).

252.204-7012 Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting (DEC 2015).

252.209-7999 Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction under any Federal Law (Revised June 7, 2016).

252.225-7048 Export-Controlled Items (JUNE 2013).

252.243-7002 Request for Equitable Adjustment (DEC 2012)

252.247-7023 Transportation of Supplies by Sea (APR 2014).

Interested parties may submit capability information in order to challenge this intent to go single source with Gartner by 10:00am on 17 July 2018 to Shawn.Thomas1@navy.mil; however the final decision to process this requirement on a competitive vice sole source basis (as depicted herein) rests with the Navy.

To award this procurement to any other firm would be prohibitive from both a price and time standpoint. Subsequently; the DON's requirements for the annual membership to Gartner; Corporate Leadership Council (CLC) is based upon propriety research. Only Gartner provides these necessary products and services. It is the government's intention to negotiate a sole source contract in accordance with FAR Subpart 12.6 using Simplified Acquisition Procedures under the test program for commercial items found at FAR 13.5, as supplemented with the additional information included in this notice. The period of performance for these services includes one annual base period with two annual options. The anticipated contract type is a firm-fixed-price.

This announcement will close at 1600 on 20 July 2018. The Point of Contact for this solicitation is Shawn Thomas who can be contacted at 215-697-9619 or by email shawn.thomas1@navy.mil. It is the contractor's responsibility to be familiar with the applicable clauses and provisions. The clauses may be accessed in full text at these addresses: www.acqnet.gov/far and is http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm . The contractor must be registered in the SAM database to be considered for award. The NAICS code 541611 and the Small Business Standard is $15.0 Million.

Dates

Deadline: Friday, July 20, 2018

Date Published: Friday, July 13, 2018

Date Updated: Sunday, July 15, 2018

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