70Z03818RS0000005

1. Action Code: K

2. Send to Fed Biz Ops: Yes

3. Date: July 13, 2018

4. Classification Code: R - Professional, administrative, and management support services

5. Contracting Office Address:

United States Coast Guard (USCG) Aviation Logistics Center

Business Operations Division (BOD)

1664 Weeksville Road

Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909-5001

6. Title: BOD Professional Services

7. Response Date: 7/20/2018

8. Primary Point of Contact: Hayley W. Osmon

9. Secondary Point of Contact: Catrina McDonald

10. Solicitation Number: 70Z03818RS0000005

11. Reference Number: N/A

12. Description:

This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR subpart 12.6 and Part 13.5, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.

Solicitation number 70Z03818RS0000005 is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-99, effective 15 June 2018.

The Coast Guard intends to award one (1) contract for the BOD Professional Services to BayFirst Solutions, LLC, Cage Code 3CX07, 6856 Eastern Ave., NW Suite 100, Washington, DC 20012, on a sole source basis under authority 41 U.S.C. 1901, as supplemented by the FAR 6.302-1.

The North American Industry Classification Standard Code (NAICS) for this acquisition is 541611. The small business size standard is $15 Million dollars. This is an unrestricted requirement. Award will be made upon the determination of technical acceptability and price fair and reasonable. All responsible sources may submit a capability statement or quotation, which shall be considered by the agency.

The period of performance as outlined in Attachment 1 - Requirements - 70Z03818RS0000005.

See attached documents titled:

Requirements - 70Z03818RS0000005

SOW - 70Z03818RS0000005

Terms and Conditions - 70Z03818RS0000005

Closing date and time for receipt of offers is July 20, 2018 at 8:00 A.M. Anticipated award date is on or about August 16, 2018. E-mail quotations are requested and may be sent to Hayley.W.Osmon2@uscg.mil or Catrina.M.McDonald@uscg.mil. Please indicate 70Z03818RS0000005 in the subject line.

NOTICE FOR FILING AGENCY PROTESTS

United States Coast Guard Ombudsman Program

It is the policy of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to issue solicitations and make contract

awards in a fair and timely manner. The Ombudsman Program for Agency Protests (OPAP) was

established to investigate agency protest issues and resolve them without expensive and time-consuming litigation. OPAP is an independent reviewing authority that is empowered to grant a

prevailing protester essentially the same relief as the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Interested parties are encouraged to seek resolution of their concerns within the USCG as an

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) forum rather than filing a protest with the GAO or some

external forum. Interested parties may seek resolution of their concerns informally or opt to file

a formal agency protest with the Contracting Officer or Ombudsman.

Informal Forum with the Ombudsman. Interested parties who believe a specific USCG

procurement is unfair or otherwise defective should first direct their concerns to the applicable

Contracting Officer. If the Contracting Officer is unable to satisfy their concerns, interested

parties are encouraged to contact the U.S. Coast Guard Ombudsman for Agency Protests. Under

this informal process the agency is not required to suspend contract award performance. Use of

an informal forum does not suspend any time requirement for filing a protest with the agency or

other forum. In order to ensure a timely response, interested parties should provide the following

information to the Ombudsman: solicitation/contract number, contracting office, Contracting

Officer, and solicitation closing date (if applicable).

Formal Agency Protest with the Ombudsman. Prior to submitting a formal agency protest,

protesters must first use their best efforts to resolve their concerns with the Contracting Officer

through open and frank discussions. If the protester's concerns are unresolved, an Independent

Review is available by the Ombudsman. The protester may file a formal agency protest to either

the Contracting Officer or as an alternative to that, the Ombudsman under the OPAP program.

Contract award or performance will be suspended during the protest period unless contract award

or performance is justified, in writing, for urgent and compelling reasons or is determined in

writing to be in the best interest of the Government. The agency's goal is to resolve protests in

less than 35 calendar days from the date of filing. Protests shall include the information set forth

in FAR 33.103(d) (2). If the protester fails to submit the required information, resolution of the

protest may be delayed or the protest may be dismissed. To be timely protests must be filed

within the period specified in FAR 33.103(e). Formal protests filed under the OPAP program

should be submitted electronically to OPAP@uscg.mil and the Contracting Officer or by hand

delivery to the Contracting Officer.

Election of Forum. After an interested party protests a Coast Guard procurement to the

Contracting Officer or the Ombudsman, and while the protest is pending, the protester agrees not

to file a protest with the GAO or other external forum. If the protest is filed with an external

forum, the agency protest will be dismissed.

The Ombudsman Hotline telephone number is 202.372.3695.

Attachments

Dates

Deadline: Friday, July 20, 2018

Date Published: Friday, July 13, 2018

Date Updated: Friday, July 13, 2018

Contact

Hayley W. Osmon

hayley.w.osmon2@uscg.mil

MRS, SRR, MRR, LRS, ESD, IOD, ISD, or ALD, Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909-5001

(252) 384-7491

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