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Combine Synopsis/Solicitation Notice Detail
Year - 2009
Solicitation Reference No : VA-777-09-RP-0139 Posted Date : 04/01/2009
Agency : Department of Veterans Affairs Response Date : 04/06/2009
Office : VA Corporate Franchise Data Center Archive Date : 06/05/2009
Location : Department of Veterans Affairs Corporate Franchise Data Center Classification Code : V - Transportation, Travel and Relocation Services
Zip : 44141 NAICS Code : 721110 - Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels
    Set-aside acquisitions: N/A
Contact Details : Linda StarksEvent Manager/Contracting Officer 950 22nd Street North, Ste 500 Birmingham, AL 35203 Duty: (205) 731-1812 Ext. 321 linda.starks1@va.gov Contract Specialist/Event Manager
Contracting Office Address : Department of Veterans Affairs;Education SVC;10000 Brecksville Road;Brecksville, OH 44141
Government Agency's Url : https://www.fbo.gov/spg/VA/VAAAC/VAAAC/VA-777-09-RP-0139/listing.html
Place of Performance address :
Procurement Description : This is a combined synopsis/solicitation to negotiate a Firm Fixed Price type contract for Hotel Accommodations, Conference Space and Hotel Services, located: 1st Choice : Atlanta, GA: (listed in order of preference). Request for Proposal VA-777-09-RP-0139 is in accordance with FAR Subpart 12.6-Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items. This is not a solicitation for Event Planning Services or 3rd Party Event Planning Services. VA will not consider a proposal submitted by an offeror that is not a hotel. This is NOT a solicitation for Event Planning Services. An offer which requires the Government to execute a separate agreement with a third party hotel shall be deemed technically unacceptable.This announcement incorporates FAR provisions and clauses in effect through FAR FAC 2005-31 and VAAR 97-10. NAICS Code 721110 and the small business size standard is $7.0 million. This BOS announcement/solicitation is solicited unrestricted and constitutes the only bid document that will be issued. The Period of Performance for this requirement is: May 14 May 15,2009 (approximately 85 sleeping rooms and the required meeting space must be housed in the same facility). The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Employee Education System (EES) is sponsoring a training conference on the topic of EMSHG All Employee Workshop The hotel shall accommodate 85 sleeping rooms (based on the timeframe), shall provide all requirements specified for conference needs in Parts A, B and C below, and lodging rates must be within the Government Per diem rate (141) or lower for selected area. A response to requirements listed below shall be submitted on hotel letterhead and shall address all requirements listed in a separate technical proposal. A hotel contract shall be submitted with your proposal, along with descriptive literature to include sleeping rooms, meeting room space, diagrams and square footage, information (availability/cost) on amenities of hotel i.e., parking, shuttle services; transportation to/from airport, AV equipment, menus. To be eligible for award under this solicitation, the offeror must propose for use a facility that is compliant with the requirements of the Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-391) (15 U.S.C. 2201 et.seq.) and is listed on the U.S. Fire Administration Hotel and Motel National Master List found at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/hotel/search.cfm and the Central Contractor Registration website (www.ccr.gov). Offers proposing facilities that are not listed will be rejected as non-responsive. In addition, the offerors facility must be compliant with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (Public Law 101-336) (42 U.S.C. 12101 et. Seq.). The hotel facility shall accommodate an estimated 300 attendees with the following needs:

0001: Hotel Lodging- (1a) 85 sleeping rooms 85 participants will check in on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 checking out on Saturday, May 16, 2009.

Rooms must be individual/private sleeping rooms with toilet facilities. Payments for Part A shall be the sole responsibility of each participant, to include no-shows fee.

0002: One (1) Meeting Space: two (2) Breakout Rooms to accommodate 35 people each set in rounds are needed for each day of the conference.

0002AA: One (1) General Session Meeting Room needed Thursday, May 14 ) Friday, May 15, 2009 (must be on 24-hr basis), to accommodate 100 people set in crescent rounds with an additional 3000 sq ft for staging, without pillars and 21 ft or greater ceiling, Set up for General Session Room will start on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 6:00pm or earlier ; room must be large enough to accommodate a head table for 5 people and standing lectern in the front of the General Session room on a Riser with plenty of room for audiovisual equipment (rear screen projection anticipated) and a staff table in back of room with 5 chairs. Prefer a room without pillars.

0002AB: Registration to be set-up outside or in close proximity of the General Session meeting room beginning at 6:00am on Thursday, May 14, 2009 and ending at 5:00pm on Friday, May 15 2009 (must be on 24-hour basis).

0002AC: One (1) secured Breakout Room for office/meeting materials on May 14-15, 2009 (on 24-hr basis);

0003: Anticipate light refreshments for morning and afternoon breaks for 100 people on Thursday,May 14 Friday, May 15, 2009, please provide menus. The Department of Veterans Affairs Procurement Policy will not guarantee a minimum amount of food and beverage revenue.

0004: Other requirements; variety of restaurants and shops within walking distance (not to exceed 4 normal blocks) in a safe area.

Proposal must indicate whether the hotel agrees to the right of DVA to use their own audio visual equipment and if there is a cost incurred for connection to hotel PA system with use of own equipment. Note: Federal Government reserves the right to hire an outside AV company without any penalties incurred as part of the Fair Practice Procurement regulations. Award will be made to the offeror determined to be the Best Value to the Government in accordance with FAR 52.212-2 evaluation factors. Evaluation may be made with or without discussions with the offeror(s). VA reserves the right to conduct an on-site inspection of offered facilities. All responsible sources that can meet the requirements and provide items as listed above may respond to this solicitation by submitting cost and technical proposals, hotel contract and descriptive literature.

Any offer that does not meet the solicitation requirements will be rejected as non-responsive. The following provisions and clauses shall apply to this solicitation: FAR 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference. This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.arnet.gov/far (FAR) and http://www.va.govoa&mm/vaar/ (VAAR); FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-2

Evaluation Commercial Items (factors listed in descending order of importance):
Item 1. Size, quality of services, and accommodations.
Item 2. Location.
Item 3. Experience with large conferences,
Item 4. Price, cost for accommodations, services, cancellation fee, attrition and refreshments. Size, quality of services, accommodations, location and experience with large conferences, when combined are more important than price);

FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certification-Commercial Items. (Offerors must include a completed copy of the FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certification along with his/her proposal);

FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes on Executive Orders Commercial Items and in accordance with FAR 12.603(c) (2)(xii) the following provisions under the clause apply (b)(11)-(b)(15), (b)(19)(i), (b)(21), (b)(25) (b)(26) applies if Government Purchase Card is used, (c)(1), (c)(2), and (c)(4); FAR 232-10 Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal; 52.233-2 Service of Protest (Sep 2006); VAAR 852-233-70 Protest Content/Alternative Dispute Resolution (JAN 2008); VAAR 852-233-71 Alternate Protest Procedure (JAN 1998) VAAR 852.270-4 Commercial Advertising; 852.237-70 Contractor Responsibilities; and 852.270-1 Representatives of Contracting Officers.

Proposals shall include all information required in FAR 52.212-1, Schedule of Prices Offered, and a completed copy of provision FAR 52-212-3.

Submit all price, descriptive literature, technical proposals, and Hotel Contract to Linda Starks, Event Manager/Contracting Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs, Employee Education System, 950 22nd Street North, Suite 500, Birmingham, AL 35203 . Phone 205-731-1812 x-321, Fax 205-731-0320, or email linda.starks1@va.gov. Faxed proposals will be accepted. Closing date for receipt of proposals is Monday, April 6, 2009 at 4:00PM CT.Link To DocumentContract Specialist/Event Manager
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