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ALLIANT SB
Solicitation # TQ2006MCB0002
Conformed
Section B


SECTION B
SUPPLIES OR SERVICES AND PRICES/COSTS

B.1 GENERAL

The Alliant Small Business (SB) Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (Alliant SB GWAC) is a
Multiple Award, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract to provide information technology
solutions through performance of a broad range of services which may include the integration of
various technologies critical to the services being acquired.

The Contractor shall provide all management, supervision, labor, facilities and materials
necessary to perform on a task order basis.

Hereafter, the Alliant SB GWAC will be referred to as the “Basic Contract” while task orders
issued under the Basic Contract will be referred to as “Order(s)”.


B.2 AUTHORITY

The Office of Management and Budget has designated the U.S. General Services Administration
(GSA) as an Executive Agent for Governmentwide information technology (IT) acquisitions
pursuant to Section 5112(e) of the Clinger-Cohen Act, 40 U.S.C. 1412(e).

The scope of this designation includes the award and administration of the Basic Contract and
delegation of authority for the award and administration of the Orders as set forth in Section G.2.

The authority of the Procuring Contracting Officer (PCO), the Administrative Contracting Officer
(ACO) and the Ordering Contracting Officer (OCO) are defined in Section G.3.


B.3 ECONOMY ACT

In accordance with FAR 17.500(b)(2), the Economy Act does not apply to acquisitions using
Governmentwide acquisition contracts.

B.4 MAXIMUM PROGRAM CEILING AND MINIMUM CONTRACT GUARANTEE

Pursuant to FAR 16.504(a), the total maximum quantity of all supplies and services under the
Basic Contract (for all awardees combined) shall not exceed $15 Billion, including the Option.

The total minimum quantity, guaranteed by the Government, is $2,500 for each awardee.


B.5 CONTRACT ACCESS FEE

The CAF is ¾ of a percent (i.e. 0.0075) applied to all invoiced costs.

The formula is: Total CAF = Total Invoiced Costs * CAF Percentage.

The total CAF collected per Order will be capped at a set amount to be determined by the
Government. For more information on this cap, please see the Alliant SB website
(http://www.gsa.gov/Alliant SB).

On all Orders, regardless of Order type, Contractors must estimate CAF in their proposals and
OCOs must include CAF under a separate Contract Line Item Number (CLIN).

The Contractor remits the CAF to GSA in accordance with Section G.9.5.


B.6 ORDER TYPES

As defined in FAR Part 16, Type of Contracts, all types of Fixed-Price, Cost-Reimbursement,
Incentive, Time-and-Materials (T&M), and Labor-Hour (L-H) are permissible for Orders under
the Basic Contract. In addition, the Award Term Incentive may be used for Orders under the
Basic Contract.

Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity, Blanket Purchase Agreements, and Letter Contracts are
not permissible Order types under the Basic Contract.

Orders may be multi-year and/or include options as defined in FAR Part 17 and agency-specific
FAR Part 17 supplements.

B.6.1 Order Type Preference

The OCO should determine the Order type using the following order of precedence:

(1) Fixed-Price (all types)
(2) Cost-Reimbursement (all types)
(3) T&M or L-H

Pursuant to FAR 16.601(c), T&M and L-H Orders require a Determination and Findings (D&F)
by the OCO that no other Order type is suitable.

B.6.2 Performance Based Preference

Pursuant to FAR 37.102(a)(2), the OCO should use performance-based acquisition methods to
the maximum extent practicable using the following order of precedence:

(1) A Firm-Fixed Price Performance-Based Order;
(2) A Performance-Based Order that is not Firm-Fixed Price;
(3) An Order that is not Performance-Based.

B.7 ORDER PRICING (ALL ORDER TYPES)

The OCO is responsible for the determination of cost or price reasonableness for each Order
type. When adequate price competition exists (see FAR 15.403-1(c)(1)), generally no additional
information is necessary to determine the reasonableness of cost or price. If adequate price
competition does not exist and no other exceptions apply (see FAR 15.403-1(b)), the OCO must
request a Certificate of Current Cost and Pricing Data in accordance with FAR 15.403-4.

If a Contractor does not have an approved purchasing system, the Contractor shall request and
receive OCO consent to subcontract in accordance with FAR 44.2 Consent to Subcontracts, and
FAR 52.244-2, Subcontracts.

B.7.1 Fixed Price

The OCO must determine fair and reasonable pricing for all Fixed-Price Orders in accordance
with FAR 15.4, Pricing, and FAR 16.2, Fixed-Price Contracts.

B.7.2 Cost Reimbursement

The OCO must determine fair and reasonable pricing, analyze and negotiate profit for all Cost-
Reimbursement Orders, in accordance with FAR 15.4, Pricing, and FAR 16.3, Cost-
Reimbursement Contracts.

Contractors are required to have an adequate cost accounting system for Cost Reimbursable type
Orders in accordance with FAR 16.301-3(a)(1). Contractors will be required to submit a cost
proposal with supporting information for each cost element, including, but not limited to, Direct
Labor, Fringe Benefits, Overhead, General and Administrative (G&A) expenses, Facilities
Capital Cost of Money, Other Direct Costs, and Profit consistent with their cost accounting
system, provisional billing rates, and forward pricing rate agreements.

The Government will reimburse the Contractor for all reasonable, allowable, and allocable costs
in accordance with FAR 31, Contract Cost Principles and Procedures.

B.7.3 Incentive

The OCO must determine fair and reasonable pricing for all Incentive Orders and develop a plan
to implement and monitor an Award-Fee, Incentive-Fee, or Award-Term result in accordance
with FAR 15.4, Pricing, and FAR 16.4, Incentive Contracts.

B.7.4 Time and Materials and Labor-Hour

“Loaded Hourly Labor Rate” is defined as hourly rates that include Wages, Fringe Benefits,
Overhead, G&A Expenses, and Profit.

“Continental United States (CONUS)” is defined as the 48 contiguous states plus the District of
Columbia.

Section J, Attachments 2 (Government Site) and 3 (Contractor Site) of the Basic Contract
provide competitive Loaded Hourly Labor Rates within CONUS for T&M and L-H type Orders
only. These hourly rates are considered fair and reasonable for CONUS requirements anticipated
for T&M and L-H Orders issued under the Basic Contract; however, other considerations, such
as Orders extending beyond the ordering period of performance of the Basic Contract,
complexity of work, geographic locations, and security clearances, authorize the OCO to
negotiate hourly rates suited to meet their specific Order requirements and determine fair and
reasonable pricing in accordance with FAR 15.4, Pricing, and FAR 16.601 Time and Materials
Contracts.

Contractors shall explain in their Order proposals any Loaded Hourly Labor Rates that exceed
the rates in the Basic Contract. Upon request of the OCO, the Contractor shall provide a cost
element breakdown of each Loaded Hourly Labor Rate, including Profit, in accordance with the
Contractor’s cost accounting system, as well as any other supporting information the OCO
deems necessary.

The ACO reserves the right to incorporate any revisions to FAR 52.232-7 Payments Under
Time-and-Materials and Labor-Hour-Contracts (AUG 2005) by modification to the Basic
Contract.

B.7.4.1 Subcontracting Payments on T&M and L-H Orders

The Government will limit reimbursable costs in connection with subcontracts to the amounts
paid for supplies and services purchased directly for the Order when the Contractor has made or
will make payments determined due of cash, checks, or other forms of payment to the
subcontractor in accordance with the terms and conditions of a subcontract or invoice, and
ordinarily within 30 days of the submission of the Contractor’s payment request to the
Government.

B.7.4.2 Materials on T&M Orders

“Materials” on T&M Orders are those materials that enter directly into the end product, or that
are used or consumed directly in connection with the furnishing of the end product. For direct
materials, the OCO will determine allowable costs in accordance with FAR 31.2.

Pursuant to FAR 16.601(a)(2), materials are to be provided at cost, unless materials meet the
criteria set forth in FAR 16.601(b)(3), Optional method of pricing material.
The OCO must identify a not-to-exceed materials ceiling under a separate CLIN on the Order.

B.7.4.3 Indirect Costs Under T&M Orders

For direct materials and subcontracts for supplies and services, the Prime Contractor may include
reasonable and allocable indirect costs (e.g., G&A, material handling, or subcontracting handling
as applicable) to the extent they are clearly excluded from the Prime Contractor’s loaded hourly
labor rates in accordance with the Prime Contractor’s usual accounting practices consistent with
FAR 31.2.

B.8 TRAVEL PRICING (ALL ORDER TYPES)

Travel will be reimbursed at actual cost in accordance with the limitations set forth in FAR
31.205-46.

Profit shall not be applied to travel costs. Contractors may apply indirect costs to travel in
accordance with the Contractor’s usual accounting practices consistent with FAR 31.2.

The OCO must identify a not-to-exceed travel ceiling under a separate CLIN on the Order.

B.9 LABOR SUBJECT TO THE DAVIS BACON ACT

To the extent that construction, alteration and repair are subject to the Davis Bacon Act and
within scope of an Order and the Basic Contract, the OCO must identify such work under a
separate CLIN on the Order and apply wages in accordance with FAR 22.4, Davis Bacon Act
Wage Determinations.

Any construction, alteration and repair shall be firm fixed price, even if other aspects of the
Order are another Order type.

B.10 LABOR SUBJECT TO THE SERVICE CONTRACT ACT (SCA)

The Basic Contract’s labor categories are considered bona fide executive, administrative,
professional labor and generally exempt from the SCA.

To the extent that any labor is subject to the SCA and within scope of an Order and the Basic
Contract, the OCO must identify such work under a separate CLIN on the Order and apply
wages in accordance with FAR 22.10, Service Contract Act Wage Determinations.

B.11 LABOR OUTSIDE THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES (OCONUS)

“OCONUS” is defined as other than the 48 contiguous states plus the District of Columbia.
It is anticipated that there may be Orders for work OCONUS. The U.S. Department of State’s
Bureau of Administration, Office of Allowances, (http://www.state.gov/m/a/als/), publishes
quarterly report indexes of living costs abroad, per-diem rate maximums, quarter’s allowances,
hardship differentials, and danger pay allowances.

The Department of State Standardized Regulations (DSSR) are the overriding regulations for
allowances and benefits available to all U.S. Government civilians assigned to foreign areas;
however, for Orders issued under the Basic Contract, Contractor civilians assigned to foreign
areas shall not exceed the allowances and benefits in the DSSR as well.

For OCONUS Orders where costs are not specifically addressed in the DSSR, the Government
will reimburse the Contractor for all reasonable, allowable, and allocable costs in accordance
with FAR 31, Contract Cost Principles and Procedures.

(END OF SECTION B)


ALLIANT SB
Solicitation # TQ2006MCB0002
Conformed
Section C


SECTION C
STATEMENT OF WORK

C.1 BACKGROUND

The Basic Contract will provide Federal government agencies with integrated Information
Technology (IT) solutions for evolving needs on a global basis. Integrated IT solutions are
comprised of some or all components described below in Section C.3, and may be tailored to
meet agencies’ mission needs. Work may be performed at headquarters and/or field offices
located throughout the world, as specified in each Order, to provide a variety of IT solutions and
support services, including new and emerging technologies that will evolve over the life of the
Basic Contract.

C.2 SCOPE

The scope of the Basic Contract includes any and all components of an integrated IT solution,
including all current and any new technologies which may emerge during the life cycle of the
Basic Contract and information technology systems and services in support of National Security
Systems, as defined in FAR 39.002. The Basic Contract provides IT solutions through
performance of a broad range of services which may include the integration of various
technologies critical to the services being acquired.

As the definition of IT changes over the lifecycle of the Basic Contract, the scope of the Basic
Contract will be considered to coincide with the current definition at any given time.

C.2.1 Definition of Information Technology

Per Section C.1, definitions of Information Technology are provided as follows:

C.2.1.1 Clinger-Cohen Act

(a) The term 'information technology', with respect to an executive agency means any equipment
or interconnected system or subsystem of equipment, that is used in the automatic acquisition,
storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange,
transmission, or reception of data or information by the executive agency. For purposes of the
preceding sentence, equipment is used by an executive agency if the equipment is used by the
executive agency directly or is used by a contractor under a contract with the executive agency
which (i) requires the use of such equipment, or (ii) requires the use, to a significant extent, of
such equipment in the performance of a service or the furnishing of a product.

(b) The term 'information technology' includes computers, ancillary equipment, software,
firmware and similar procedures, services (including support services), and related resources.

(c) Notwithstanding subparagraphs (A) and (B), the term 'information technology' does not
include any equipment that is acquired by a Federal contractor incidental to a Federal contract.

C.2.1.2 Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)

The FAR defines information technology in section 2.101(b):

“Information technology” means any equipment, or interconnected system(s) or subsystem(s) of
equipment, that is used in the automatic acquisition, storage, analysis, evaluation, manipulation,
management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, or reception of
data or information by the agency.

(a) For purposes of this definition, equipment is used by an agency if the equipment is used by
the agency directly or is used by a contractor under a contract with the agency that requires—(i)
Its use; or (ii) To a significant extent, its use in the performance of a service or the furnishing of
a product.

(b) The term “information technology” includes computers, ancillary equipment (including
imaging peripherals, input, output, and storage devices necessary for security and surveillance),
peripheral equipment designed to be controlled by the central processing unit of a computer,
software, firmware and similar procedures, services (including support services), and related
resources.

(c) The term “information technology” does not include any equipment that— (i) Is acquired by
a contractor incidental to a contract; or (ii) Contains imbedded information technology that is
used as an integral part of the product, but the principal function of which is not the acquisition,
storage, analysis, evaluation, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching,
interchange, transmission, or reception of data or information. For example, HVAC (heating,
ventilation, and air conditioning) equipment, such as thermostats or temperature control devices,
and medical equipment where information technology is integral to its operation, are not
information technology.

C.3 COMPONENTS OF AN IT SOLUTION

The Contractor shall provide Infrastructure and related services, Applications and related
services, and IT Management Services to support agencies’ integrated IT solution requirements.

In order to provide a common framework for defining and understanding the components of an
IT solution, this section will refer to terminology included in the Federal Enterprise Architecture
(FEA) and Department of Defense Enterprise Architecture (DoDEA). More detailed information
about FEA and DoDEA may be found in Section J, Attachment 5. Usage of this terminology or
structure is not required within individual Orders placed on this contract.

The Contractor shall promote IT solutions that support Federal government operational
requirements for standardized technology and application service components. This shall
facilitate integration requirements for broad Federal IT and E-Gov initiatives, as well as promote
the sharing, consolidation, and “re-use” of business processes and systems across the Federal
government. The Contractor shall promote the use of open source solutions and open technology
development where practicable to enable this re-use.

Within each section below, an overview of the contract solution and service offerings is
provided, followed by examples of work to be performed relative to Order requirements.
Examples are not meant to be all-inclusive, but rather general indications of the types of products
or services within a given category. Other products and services not listed as examples which
adhere to the definition for each section are also within scope. For more detailed on information
about the particular components of the FEA/DoDEA reference models listed below, see Section
J, Attachment 5.

C.3.1 Infrastructure

Infrastructure serves as the foundation and building blocks of an integrated IT solution. It is the
hardware which supports Application Services (C.3.2) and IT Management Services (C.3.3); the
software and services which enable that hardware to function; and the hardware, software, and
services which allow for secure communication and interoperability between all business and
application service components.

Infrastructure services facilitate the development and maintenance of critical IT infrastructures
required to support Federal government business operations. This section includes the technical
framework components that make up integrated IT solutions. One or any combination of these
components may be used to deliver IT solutions intended to perform a wide array of functions
which allow agencies to deliver services to their customers (or users), whether internal or
external, in an efficient and effective manner.

Infrastructure includes hardware, software, licensing, technical support, and warranty services
from third party sources, as well as technological refreshment and enhancements for that
hardware and software.

This section is aligned with the FEA/DoDEA Technical Reference Model (TRM) which
describes these components using a vocabulary that is common throughout the entire Federal
government. A detailed review of the TRM is provided in Section J, Attachment 5.

Infrastructure includes complete life cycle support for all hardware, software, and services
represented above, including planning, analysis, research and development, design, development,
integration and testing, implementation, operations and maintenance, information assurance, and
final disposition of these components. The services also include administration and help desk
functions necessary to support the IT infrastructure (e.g., desktop support, network
administration).
Infrastructure components of an integrated IT solution can be categorized as follows:

C.3.1.1 Service Access and Delivery

These components are responsible for facilitating the end-to-end collection and distribution of
data that is either entered or requested by a user. These components include all functions
necessary to communicate in a client-server environment. Examples of these components
include, but are not limited to, web browsers, Virtual Private Network (VPN), Remote
Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS), Peer-to-peer, Section 508 compliance,
HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP), File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Simple Mail Transfer
Protocol (SMTP).

C.3.1.2 Service Platform and Infrastructure

These components include all functions necessary for processing and storing data. These
components provide and manage the resources available for Application Services (C.3.2).
Examples of these components include, but are not limited to, desktops, laptops, servers,
mainframes, routers, switches, printers, Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), T1, Digital
Subscriber Line (DSL), Ethernet, Windows/UNIX, Java/.NET; web server/portal; database, data
storage, data warehouse; software development tools: testing, modeling, versioning,
configuration management.

C.3.1.3 Component Framework

These components consist of the design of application or system software that incorporates
interfaces for interacting with other programs and for future flexibility and expandability. These
components define higher level logical functions to provide services in a way that is useful and
meaningful to users and other Application Services (C.3.2). Examples of these components
include, but are not limited to, digital certificates, biometrics; business logic: JavaScript, Visual
Basic; data interchange: Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), Resource Description
Framework (RDF); data management: Structured Query Language (SQL), Open DataBase
Connectivity (ODBC), and OnLine Analytical Processing (OLAP).

C.3.1.4 Service Interface and Integration

These components define the discovery, interaction and communication technologies joining
disparate systems and information providers. Application Services (C.3.2) leverage and
incorporate these components to provide interoperability and scalability. Examples of these
components include, but are not limited to: Messaging-Oriented Middleware (MOM), Object
Request Broker (ORB), Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), EXtensible Markup Language
(XML), Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Web Services Description Language (WSDL),
Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI).

C.3.2 Application Services

Application Services provide support for all applications and collaborative service capabilities.
These services include support for developing and implementing enterprise and departmentallevel
applications. These applications may be “cross-cutting” in nature, with inter-related service
processing components extending across/beyond the enterprise, or unique to a particular
agency/department’s mission requirements.

Application Services are aligned with the FEA/DoDEA Service Component Reference Model
(SRM). The Contractor shall support all “service domains” outlined in the FEA SRM, to enable
the advancement of business and performance objectives. These “service domains” identify the
service capabilities required by Federal government agencies to support enterprise/departmental
processes and applications.

The Contractor shall promote, to the maximum extent practicable use of commercially available
technologies (e.g. Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) and non-developmental items) to support
Federal government agencies’ IT solution requirements. The Contractor shall provide
competencies to employ agencies’ enterprise architectures (EAs) as required by individual
Orders, to support IT solutions development and implementation and alignment with the FEA.

Application Services include complete life cycle support, including planning, analysis, research
and development, design, development, integration and testing, implementation, operations and
maintenance, information assurance, and final disposition.

In conjunction with the Application Services supporting each of the Service Domains defined in
the FEA/DoDEA SRM, the Contractor shall provide Applications Services for systems required
to support unique agency and departmental-level mission requirements, as specified in individual
Orders. These services include support for existing and/or new/emerging mission requirements
not yet served by the FEA model.

The following represents either components of applications or capabilities which Application
Services will support. Each particular area includes, but is not limited to, support for the
described functions.

C.3.2.1 Customer Services

Customer Relationship Management (CRM): All aspects of the CRM process, including
planning, scheduling, and control activities involved with service delivery. The service
components facilitate agencies’ requirements for managing and coordinating customer
interactions across multiple communication channels and business lines.

Customer Preferences: Customizing customer preferences relative to interface requirements and
information delivery mechanisms (e.g., personalization, subscriptions, alerts and notifications).

Customer Initiated Services: Initiating service requests and seeking assistance from government
agencies via online communication channels (e.g., online help, tutorials, self-service,
reservation/registration, multilingual support, scheduling).

C.3.2.2 Process Automation

Tracking and Workflow: Automated routing, tracking, and management of documents (e.g.,
process tracking, case management, conflict resolution).

Routing and Scheduling: Automated distribution and scheduling activities (e.g.,
inbound/outbound correspondence management).

C.3.2.3 Business Management:

Process Management: Development and implementation of standard methodologies and
automated process management systems, to facilitate agencies’ requirements for managing and
monitoring activities surrounding their core business operations (e.g., change management,
configuration management, requirements management, program/project management,
governance/policy management, quality management, risk management).

Organizational Management: Collaboration and communication activities (e.g.,
workgroup/groupware, network management).

Investment Management: Selecting, managing, and evaluating agencies’ investments and capital
asset portfolios (e.g., strategic planning/management, portfolio management, performance
management).

Supply Chain Management: All aspects of supply chain management, from the initial sourcing
phase through customer delivery (e.g., procurement, sourcing management, inventory
management, catalog management, ordering/purchasing, invoice tracking, storefront/shopping
cart, warehouse management, returns management, logistics/transportation).

C.3.2.4 Digital Asset Services

Content Management: Content development, maintenance, updates, and distribution (e.g.,
content authoring, content review/approval, tagging/aggregation, content publishing/delivery,
syndication management).

Document Management: Capturing, indexing, and maintaining documents (e.g., document
imaging, optical character recognition (OCR), document revisions, library/storage,
review/approval, document conversion, indexing/classification).

Knowledge Management: Collecting and processing data from multiple sources and generating
information to support business requirements (e.g., information retrieval, information
mapping/taxonomy, information sharing, categorization, knowledge engineering, knowledge
capture/distribution/delivery, smart documents).

Records Management: Administration of official government records (record linking/association,
record storage/archival, document classification, document retirement, digital rights
management).

C.3.2.5 Business Analytical Services

Analysis and Statistics: Applying analysis and statistics to examine/resolve business issues (e.g.,
mathematical, structural/thermal, radiological, forensics).

Visualization: Transforming data into graphical or image form (e.g., graphing/charting, imagery,
multimedia, mapping/geospatial/elevation/global positioning systems (GPS), computer-aided
design (CAD)).

Knowledge Discovery: Identifying and extracting information from multiple data source
containing files stored in various formats (e.g., data mining, modeling, simulation).

Business Intelligence: Collecting information relevant to historical, existing, or future business
needs (e.g., demand forecasting/management, balanced scorecard, decision support planning).

Reporting: Generating reports derived from single or multiple data sources (e.g., ad hoc
reporting, standardized/canned reporting, OLAP).

C.3.2.6 Back Office Services

Data Management: Creating, using, processing, and managing data resources (e.g., data
exchange, data mart, data warehouse, meta data management, data cleansing, extraction and
transformation, data recovery). The data management services include support for agencies’ use
of the FEA/DoDEA Data Reference Model (DRM). For more information about the
FEA/DoDEA DRM, see Section J, Attachment 5.

Human Resources: Recruitment, training, and management of government personnel (e.g.,
recruiting, career development/retention, time reporting, awards/benefit management, retirement
management, education/training, travel management).

Financial Management: Government financing and accounting activities (e.g., billing and
accounting, credit/charge, expense management, payroll, payment/settlement, debt collection,
revenue management, internal controls, auditing, activity based management, currency
translation).

Asset/Material Management: Acquisition and management of Federal government assets
(property/asset management, asset cataloging/identification, asset
transfer/allocation/maintenance, facilities management, computers/automation management).

Development and Integration: Development and integration of systems across diverse operating
platforms (e.g., legacy integration, enterprise application integration, data integration,
instrumentation/testing, software development).

Human Capital/Workforce Management Development and Integration: Planning and supervisory
operations surrounding government personnel (e.g., resource planning/allocation, skills
management, workforce directory/locator, team/organization management, contingent workforce
management).

C.3.2.7 Support Services

Security Management: Assuring desired levels of protection for Federal systems, data, and
related assets are achieved (e.g., identification/authentication, access control, encryption,
intrusion detection, verification, digital signature, user management, role/privilege management,
audit trail capture/analysis).

Collaboration: Communications, messaging, information sharing, scheduling and task
management activities (e.g., email, threaded discussions, document library, shared calendaring,
task management).

Search: Searching, querying, and retrieving data from multiple sources (e.g., precision/recall
ranking, classification, pattern matching)

Communications: Voice, data, and video communications in multiple formats and protocols (e.g.,
real time chat, instant messaging, audio/video conferencing, event/news management,
community management support, computer/telephony integration, voice communications).

Systems Management: All aspects of systems management (e.g., software distribution/license
management, configuration/installation, remote systems control, enhancements/service updates,
system resource monitoring, helpdesk support/issue tracking).

Forms Management: Creating, managing, and processing online forms to support business
operations (e.g., forms creation, modification).

C.3.2.8 DoDEA Mission Area Support

The Alliant SB Basic Contract provides support for the DoDEA reference models relating DoD’s
specialized mission, business, and program areas. Though the DoDEA is an emerging standard,
policy and procedures have been formalized for maintaining, evolving, and using the DoDEA
reference models.

The DoDEA reference models leverage existing DoD standards and reflect the alignment with
the FEA. The Alliant SB Basic Contract includes IT support services for DoD’s Global
Information Grid (GIG) architecture, Business, Warfighter, Intelligence, and Enterprise
Information Environment (EIE) mission areas. More detailed information about DoDEA may be
found in Section J, Attachment 5.
C.3.3 IT Management Services

IT Management Services provide support for operations and IT resource management
requirements across the Federal government. These services encompass support for all strategic
planning, management, and control functions integral to IT initiatives. The IT Management
Services provide the foundational support to effectively align IT requirements with Federal
government business operations.

IT Management Services provide support for all government lines of business, functions, and
service components that comprise the FEA/DoDEA Performance Reference Model (PRM) and
Business Reference Model (BRM). For more information about the PRM and BRM, see Section
J, Attachment 5.

IT Management Services shall enable the development and implementation of enhanced
governance capabilities, to efficiently and effectively support government agencies’ mission
requirements and service delivery operations. The services include, but shall not be limited to,
support for the following functions:

C.3.3.1 Controls and Oversight

Development and implementation of management controls and systems required by agencies to
evaluate, manage, and monitor program performance relative to IT initiatives (e.g., agency,
program, and project-level performance plans for IT initiatives; performance measures to support
evaluation and reporting requirements for IT initiatives in compliance with FEA/DoDEA PRM
standards, etc.).

C.3.3.2 Risk Management and Mitigation

Identification of risk and preparation of risk management plans for IT projects, initiatives, and
ongoing operations. Contingency planning to ensure continuity of IT operations and service
recovery during emergency events (e.g., risk assessments to determine contingency planning
requirements for IT operating environments; develop/maintain contingency, Continuity of
Operations (COOP), and disaster recovery plans for IT components, develop/implement
emergency preparedness systems).

C.3.3.3 Regulatory Development

Facilitate the development of IT policies, guidelines and standards to facilitate implementation of
Federal laws and regulations. The services include support for development, implementation and
maintenance of systems to support agencies’ IT regulatory development, compliance, and
enforcement activities (e.g., monitoring/ inspection/auditing of IT regulated activities to ensure
compliance).

C.3.3.4 Planning and Resource Allocation

Facilitate the planning of IT investments, as well as determine and manage managing overall IT
resources to efficiently and effectively support agencies’ mission operations. This service area
includes, but shall not be limited to support for the following functions:

Budget Formulation/Execution: Facilitate the integration of budgets and plans, at agency and
departmental levels, to effectively link IT functions, activities, and resources with mission
objectives.

Capital Planning: Facilitate the selection, management, and evaluation of IT investments
relative to Federal government agencies’ overall capital asset portfolios.

Enterprise Architecture (EA): Development and use of EA work products to manage current and
future needs of Federal government business operations (i.e., “baseline” and “target”
architectures). The services include transition planning and migration support for all EA
components (e.g., business, information, application, and technology architectures), to advance
the development and implementation of “core EA capabilities.” The services shall provide
support relative to Federal government mandates for measuring and reporting on the completion
and usage of EA programs, as well as evaluating results for E-Gov alignment and
implementation of Federal lines of business and other cross-governmental initiatives (e.g.,
SmartBUY, IPv6, HSPD-12).

Strategic Planning: Facilitate the effective alignment of IT requirements/ Information Resource
Management (IRM) plans with strategic business plans and program initiatives.

Management Improvements: Development and implementation of improved systems and
business practices to optimize productivity and service delivery operations (e.g., analysis, and
implementation of improvements in the flow of IT work and program processes and tool
utilization, including business system analysis, identification of requirements for streamlining,
re-engineering, or re-structuring internal systems/business processes for improvement,
determination of IT solution alternatives, benchmarking).

C.3.3.5 IT Security
Development and implementation of management, operational, and technical security controls
required by agencies to assure desired levels of protection for IT systems and
data are achieved (e.g., establishment of policy/procedures in support of Federal IT security
requirements, conduct risk assessments to identify threats/vulnerabilities for existing/planned
systems; support Federal mandates for measuring and reporting compliance, perform
certification and accreditation (C&A) activities; provide training services to promote awareness
and knowledge of compliance responsibilities for Federal IT security requirements).

C.3.3.6 System and Network Controls

Facilitate the planning, development, implementation, and management of system and network
control mechanisms to support communication and automated needs. Facilitate the planning,
organizing, coordinating, and controlling of the arrangement of the elements of protection and
monitoring capabilities, and incident recovery actions of the information environment. The
process takes configuration orders; status reports; and operational and functional performance
requirements as inputs and provides performance capabilities and service and infrastructure
controls as outputs.

System and network controls are controlled by environment standards such as policy and
operational guidance. The service control requirements enable network controls and operational
performance capabilities.

C.3.4 Ancillary Support

The Contractor shall provide ancillary support as necessary to offer an integrated IT solution.
The ancillary support described here may only be included in an Order when it is integral to and
necessary for the IT effort. Ancillary support may include, but is not limited to, such things as:
clerical support; data entry; training; subject matter expertise; server racks, mounts, or similar
items; and construction, alteration, and repair. A Contractor may propose a new or different skill
level category when proposing Ancillary Support consistent with this Section, provided that the
Contractor complies with all applicable contract clauses and labor laws, including the Service
Contract Act or the Davis Bacon Act, as applicable.

C.3.4.1 Telecommunications/Wireless
Orders which may include requirements for Telecommunications, Wireless, and Satellite
products and services may be fulfilled under the Basic Contract scope, provided the work to be
performed is incidental to a larger IT initiative. Contractors are authorized to use government
sources of supply in accordance with FAR 51.101, and are encouraged to use GSA’s Networx
and Satcom II.

(END OF SECTION C)

ALLIANT SB
Solicitation # TQ2006MCB0002
Section D


SECTION D
PACKAGING AND MARKING

D.1 PRESERVATION, PACKAGING, PACKING, AND MARKING

Preservation, packaging, packing and marking of all deliverables must conform to normal
commercial packing standards to assure safe delivery at destination.

D.2 UNCLASSIFIED AND CLASSIFIED MARKING

Unclassified data shall be prepared for shipment in accordance with requirements setforth in the
Order, or if none is specified, pursuant to industry standards.

Classified reports, data, and documentation shall be prepared for shipment in accordance with
requirements setforth in the Order, or if none is specified, pursuant to the National Industrial
Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), DOD 5220.22-M.

D.3. SOFTWARE AND MAGNETIC MEDIA MARKING

Packages containing software or other magnetic media shall be marked in accordance with
requirements set forth in the Order, or if none is specified, shall be marked on external containers
with a notice reading substantially as follows: “CAUTION: SOFTWARE/MAGNETIC MEDIA
ENCLOSED. DO NOT EXPOSE TO HEAT OR MAGNETIC FIELDS”.

(END OF SECTION D)


ALLIANT SB
Solicitation # TQ2006MCB0002
Section E

SECTION E
INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE

E.1 FAR 52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998)

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 address:
http://acqnet.gov/far/index.html.

The following clauses apply at the Order level, as applicable, depending upon the contract type
of the Order, or as specifically referenced in the applicable Order:

 


(END OF SECTION E)


ALLIANT SB
Solicitation # TQ2006MCB0002
Section F

SECTION F
DELIVERIES OR PERFORMANCE

F.1 FAR 52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998)

The following clauses shall apply unless otherwise designated at the Order level. 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 address:
http://acqnet.gov/far/index.html.

The following clauses apply at the Order level, as applicable, subject to specific delivery and
performance requirements as set forth in the applicable Order:

F.2 TERM OF BASIC CONTRACT

The contract term is one (1) five-year base period with one (1) five-year option period. (See
Sections I.7 and I.8)

F.3 TASK ORDER PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE

The term for each Order placed under the Basic Contract shall be specified in the individual
Order. Under no circumstances may an Order be placed under the Basic Contract if the Basic
Contract has expired, or has been terminated or cancelled by the Government. No Orders may
exceed ten (10) years, inclusive of options, from the date that the Order is placed; however, no
Orders may extend more than five (5) years after the expiration of the Basic Contract. Order
options, if included at initial issuance of the Order, may be exercised after the expiration date of
the Basic Contract. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary above, a multi-year Order placed
under the Basic Contract must be consistent with FAR Subpart 17.1 and any applicable funding
restrictions.

F.4 PLACE OF PERFORMANCE

The place of performance and/or delivery requirements will be specified in each individual
Order.

F.5 DELIVERABLES

The following table contains deliverables required under the Basic Contract. Individual Orders
will have additional deliverables specified in each Order. The Government does not waive its
right to request deliverables under the Basic Contract, even if such requirements are not
specifically listed in this table.

(END OF SECTION F)

ALLIANT SB
Solicitation # TQ2006MCB0002
Conformed
Section G


SECTION G
CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION DATA

G.1 GENERAL

This section provides contract administration requirements for the Basic Contract, and where
applicable, for each Order placed under the Basic Contract. Costs associated with these
administration requirements shall not be billed as a direct cost to the Government.

Additional contract administration requirements, not related to the Basic Contract, may be
specified in each Order. Costs associated with these administration requirements shall be billed
in accordance with terms of the Order.

G.2 AUTHORIZED USERS

Pursuant to FAR 16.504(a)(4)(vi), only authorized users may place Orders under the Basic
Contract. In order to qualify as an authorized user, a duly warranted Contracting Officer (as that
term is defined in FAR 2.1) in good standing must have an appropriate signed delegation of
authority from the Administrative Contracting Officer (ACO). For purposes of this Basic
Contract, these authorized users are identified as Ordering Contracting Officers (OCOs).

This Basic Contract is for use by all Federal agencies, authorized Federal contractors, and others
as listed in General Services Administration (GSA) Order ADM 4800.2E, ELIGIBILITY TO
USE GSA SOURCES AND SUPPLY, January 3, 2000, as modified from time to time.

G.3 ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This section describes the roles and responsibilities of Government personnel after Basic
Contract award. The Government may modify the roles and responsibilities at any time during
the period of performance of the Basic Contract.

G.3.1 GSA Program Manager

The Government has appointed a Program Manager, who shall perform various programmatic
functions for the overall success of the Alliant SB program. The Program Manager has no
actual, apparent or implied authority to bind the Government for any acts or omissions.

G.3.2 Procuring Contracting Officer (PCO)
The PCO is the sole and exclusive government official with actual authority to award the Basic
Contract. After award of the Basic Contract, the PCO may delegate any or all of the contract
administration functions, described in FAR 42.302, to an ACO.

G.3.3 Administrative Contracting Officer (ACO)
Responsibilities not specifically delegated to the ACOs by the PCO shall be reserved for the
PCO.

G.3.4 Ordering Contracting Officer (OCO)

As described in Section G.2, only an authorized user, who is a delegated OCO, may place and
administer an Order under the Basic Contract. Upon request, the OCO for any specific Order
may provide a copy of the applicable delegation of authority.

The OCO for each Order is the sole and exclusive government official with actual authority to
take actions which may bind the Government for that Order. Contractors shall ensure that an
OCO has the required delegation by requesting a copy of the OCO delegation from the ACO
prior to award of an Order if the Contractor does not have a copy of the OCO delegation.

G.3.5 Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) and Contracting Officer’s Technical
Representative (COTR)

The OCO for each Order may designate a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) or
Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR) to provide certain assistance to the OCO
for that Order. The specific rights and responsibilities of the COR or COTR for each Order shall
be described in writing, which upon request shall be provided to the Contractor. A COR/COTR
has no actual, apparent or implied authority to bind the Government.
G.3.6 Industrial Operations Analyst (IOA)

The Industrial Operations Analyst (IOA) is authorized to examine records and to conduct
Contractor Assistance Visits (CAVs) to the Contractor’s place of business to assist Contractors
with Order reporting and CAF management issues, and other general contract administration
functions as deemed appropriate and necessary by the Government.

G.4 MARKETING

Contractors shall develop company specific Alliant SB GWAC brochures for distribution at trade
shows, conferences, seminars, etc. All marketing and promotional materials, including
information on the contractor webpage (Section H.12.1), must be approved by the ACO prior to
distribution and may be co-branded with marks owned or licensed by the Contractor and GSA, as
long as they comply with GSAM 552.203-71, Restriction on Advertising.

In accordance with their accepted Basic Contract Plan, Contractors shall develop and distribute
printed materials to enhance awareness of the Alliant SB Contract. Contractors shall participate
in various conferences and trade shows hosted by GSA to facilitate outreach efforts for federal
agency customers and to aid in the marketing of the Alliant SB Contract.

G.5 GWAC OMBUDSMAN

No protest under FAR 33.1 is authorized in connection with the issuance or proposed issuance of
an Order under the Basic Contract, except for a protest on the grounds that the Order increases
the scope, period, or maximum value of the Basic Contract.

GSA has appointed an Ombudsman to review complaints from Contractors and ensure they are
afforded a fair opportunity to be considered. The ombudsman is a senior GSA official who is
independent of the GSA PCO, ACOs or OCO.

The Ombudsman is:

George Barclay
Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20405


G.6 MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES

From time to time the Government may require attendance at conferences and meetings at no
additional cost to the Government.

G.6.1 Basic Contract Post-Award Orientation
The Contractor shall participate in a Basic Contract post-award orientation at a time and place to
be determined by the PCO.

G.6.2 Program Office Meetings

Program Office Meetings provide a platform for Contractors, GWAC Center staff and agency
representatives to communicate current issues, resolve potential problems, discuss business and
marketing opportunities, review future and ongoing GSA and government-wide initiatives, and
address Basic Contract fundamentals.

The Government will choose to hold up to four (4) meetings per year via web-casting or at a
government facility, a commercial conference center, or a mutually agreed-upon contractor
facility on a rotational basis. The participants at these meetings shall include the Contractor and
ACO, and may include the Government Program Managers and other representatives of the
Government.

G.7 CONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE SYSTEM

Past performance evaluations pertaining to the Basic Contract and Orders under the Basic
Contract will reside in the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS). The PPIRS
functions as the central warehouse for performance assessment reports received from various
Federal performance information collection systems.

Contractors will be required to register in the appropriate past performance assessment systems
to review and respond to their surveys as prescribed by the OCO at the Order level. Contractor
“view” access to PPIRS is gained through the Central Contractor Registration (CCR)
(www.ccr.gov) process. Contractors must be registered in CCR and must have created a
Marketing Partner Identification Number (MPIN) in the CCR profile to access their PPIRS
information.

G.7.1 PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

The ACOs and OCOs will evaluate contractor performance in accordance with the criteria under
FAR Subpart 42.15.

G.8 SUBCONTRACTING REPORTS

In implementing the requirements set forth in FAR 52.219-14, Limitation on
Subcontracting, contractors shall follow the subcontracting reporting process
established for 8(a) certified firms at 13 CFR 124.510. Contractors shall maintain up-to-date
records concerning subcontracting costs and shall submit the standardized report
found in Section J, Attachment 7 semi-annually (using the contract year) no later than 30
calendar days after each six-month reporting period (RP). The first RP will begin on the effective
date of the notice to proceed. A negative report is required when there is no activity or no
subcontracting in the preceding six months.

The completed report shall be submitted to:

Small Business GWAC Center
Attn: Alliant SB Subcontract Report (6FG-C)
1500 E. Bannister Road
Kansas City, MO 64131

Contract options for contractors not in full compliance with FAR 52.219-14 may not be
exercised. Willful failure or refusal to furnish the required reports, or gross negligence in
managing the subcontracting limitation, or falsification of reports constitutes sufficient cause to
terminate the Contractor for default.

G.9 ORDERING PROCEDURES

Ordering procedures must comply with the following:

(a) FAR 16.505;

(b) Orders are not exempt from the development of acquisition plans (see FAR Subpart 7.1),
and an information technology acquisition strategy; (see FAR Part 39).

(c) The OCO shall include the evaluation procedures in Task Order Requests (TORs) and
establish the time frame for responding to TORs, giving Offerors a reasonable proposal
preparation time while taking into account the unique requirements and circumstances of
the effort;

(d) Orders shall be within the scope, issued within the period of performance, and be within
the maximum value of the Basic Contract;

(e) Contractors are required to respond to each TOR with either a proposal or a statement of
“No Bid” along with the reason for not submitting a proposal;

(f) All costs associated with the preparation, presentation, and discussion of the Offeror’s
proposal in response to a TOR will be at the Offeror’s sole and exclusive expense; and

(g) All Orders placed under the Basic Contract are subject to the terms and conditions of the
Basic Contract at time of order award. In the event of any conflict between the Order and
the Basic Contract, the Basic Contract will take precedence.

G.9.1 Fair Opportunity

OCOs must follow the Fair Opportunity procedures specified in FAR 16.505(b)(1) and the
exceptions to Fair Opportunity in FAR 16.505(b)(2).

G.9.2 Order Evaluation

FAR Subpart 15.3 does not apply to the ordering process. Formal evaluation plans or scoring of
quotes or offers are not required; however, the OCO must consider price or cost under each
Order as one of the factors in the selection decision pursuant to FAR Subpart 16.505(b)(1)(ii)(E)
and consistent with Section B.

G.9.3 Order Information

Orders shall include, but not be limited, to the following:

(a) Date of Order;

(b) Contract Number and Order Number;

(c) Order Type;

(d) Contract Line Item Numbers; Travel (if any), Materials (if any); Contract Access Fee
(CAF); Fixed Price, Ceiling Price, or Estimated Costs and Fee;

(e) Statement of Work, Statement of Objectives, or Performance Work Statement;

(f) Delivery and/or performance schedule, including Options (if any);

(g) Place of delivery and/or performance (including consignee);

(h) Any packaging, packing, and shipping instructions;

(i) Accounting and appropriation data; and

(j) Method of payment and payment office.

G.9.4 Subcontractors

The Government has not pre-approved any subcontractors in making awards for the Basic
Contract. If a Contractor proposes a subcontractor for work performed under an Order, the
Contractor must comply with FAR 52.244-2 and FAR 44.2.

G.9.5 Contract Access Fee (CAF) Remittance

The Contract Access Fee (CAF) reimburses GSA for the cost of operating the Alliant SB
Program. The CAF percentage is set at the discretion of GSA and GSA maintains the unilateral
right to change the percentage at any time, but not more than once per year. GSA will provide
reasonable notice prior to the effective date of any change.

Contractors shall remit the CAF to GSA in U.S. dollars within 45 calendar days upon receipt of
payment from the customer. Where payments for multiple invoices (on one or more Orders) are
due, Contractors may consolidate the CAF owed into one payment.

All CAF payments must be remitted via Electronic Funds Transfer (“EFT”).
Failure to remit the CAF in a timely manner will constitute a Basic Contract debt to the United
States Government under the terms of FAR 32.6.

G.9.6 Invoice Submission

The Contractor shall accept payment of invoices via EFT. Invoice submission information shall
be contained in each individual Order. Payment of invoices will be made by the payment office
designated in each individual Order.

G.9.7 Contractor Administrative Reporting

The following defines the administrative reporting requirements under the Basic Contract. All of
the reporting data specified here shall be provided electronically to the designated ACO. The
specific system for reporting requirements will be identified at the time of contract award and is
subject to change during the life of the contract. The types of reporting data required are as
follows:

(a) Order Award/Modification Data – The contractor shall report all Orders and modifications
within 30 calendar days of order acceptance/award. Data includes, but is not limited to:

(1) Contractor Name
(2) Basic Contract Number
(3) Order Number
(4) Award/Modification Date
(5) Award/Modification Total Estimated Value (cost-type), Ceiling (T&M type, or
Fixed Price)
(6) Award/Modification Obligated Amount
(7) Period of Performance
(8) Order Type(s)
(9) Issuing OCO
(10) Customer Agency
(11) Performance-based (Yes/No)
(12) Use of non-standard/specialized labor categories (Yes/No)

(b) Invoice Data – The contractor shall report all invoicing activity within 60 calendar days of
performance acceptance by the customer. Invoice data includes, but is not limited to:

(1) Contractor Name
(2) Basic Contract Number
(3) Order Number
(4) Contractor Invoice Number
(5) Line Item Charges
(6) Labor Category Usage (Hours and Composite Rates, per category, including nonstandard/
specialized labor categories)
(7) Total Invoiced Amount including CAF
(8) Date Issued

(c) CAF Payment Data – The contractor shall report CAF payment data within 14 calendar days
following each monetary transfer. CAF payment data includes, but is not limited to:

(1) Total Remitted Amount
(2) Remit Date
(3) Transfer Confirmation Number
(4) Amount applied to each Task Order Number (for the reported payment)

The Contractor shall convert all currency to U.S. dollars using the “Treasury Reporting Rates of
Exchange,” issued by the U.S. Department of Treasury, Financial Management Service.

G.9.8 Order Close-out

The OCO is responsible for closing out individual Orders under the Basic Contract. The
Contractor agrees to cooperate with the OCO to close out Orders as soon as practical after
expiration, cancellation or termination of each Order.

Order close-out will be accomplished within the guidelines set forth in: FAR Part 4
Administrative Matters and FAR Part 42 Contract Administration and Audit Services.

The Government is encouraged to utilize FAR 42.708, Quick-Closeout Procedures to the
maximum extent practicable.

The OCO has the authority to negotiate settlement of indirect costs in advance of the
determination of final indirect cost rates if the Order is physically complete and the amount of
unsettled indirect cost to be allocated to the Order is relatively insignificant (See FAR
42.708(2)).

A determination of final indirect costs under quick-closeout procedures shall be final for the
Order it covers and no adjustment shall be made to other Orders for over-or under-recoveries of
costs allocated or allocable to the Order covered by the agreement.

Once agreement for quick-closeout is reached on an individual Order, a bilateral modification
will be issued to closeout the Order.

Final invoices which result in a charge to the government in excess of $250 or refunds to the
Government in excess of $250 shall be processed prior to quick-closeout of the Basic Contract.
Amounts due to the Contractor or refundable to the Government of less than $250 will be
considered insignificant and will not be processed.

G.9.8.1 Annual Order Close-out Report

The Contractor shall submit annually the Annual Order Close-Out Report to the Alliant SB ACO
at sbgwac@gsa.gov, due 30 days after the anniversary date of the Basic Contract award date, and
thereafter until all Orders are accounted for. This report shall include a list of all expired Orders
within the reporting period, issued under the Basic Contract; and will include, but not be limited
to:

(1) Order Number
(2) Order Type
(3) OCO Point of Contact
(4) OCO Email
(5) Period of Performance
(6) Final Order Value
(7) Cumulative Invoiced Amount
(8) De-obligated Amount
(9) Total CAF Amount Paid
(10) CAF Balance Owed
(11) Final Invoice Paid (Y/N)
(12) Release of Claim Date
(13) Pending Actions (if not closed out)

The report will also include updates to Order Numbers reported in the previous years that have
not been completely closed out.


(END OF SECTION G)


ALLIANT SB
Solicitation # TQ2006MCB0002
Conformed
Section H

SECTION H
SPECIAL CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS

H.1 PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE AT ORDER LEVEL

Orders may incorporate one or more provisions 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 provision may be accessed electronically at this address:
http://acqnet.gov/far/index.html.

The following clauses apply at the Order level, as applicable, depending upon the contract type
of the Order, or as specifically referenced in the applicable Order:

(Note: Clause numbers followed by an asterisk (*) require fill-ins by the OCO if determined
applicable and incorporated into the Order.)


H.2 KEY PERSONNEL

The Contractor shall identify the person selected to fill the role of the Contractor’s Program
Manager for the Basic Contract. This individual shall represent the Contractor as a point-ofcontact
for the ACO to help resolve issues and perform other functions that may arise relating to
the Basic Contract and Orders under the Basic Contract.

The Contractor shall ensure that the ACO has current point-of-contact information for the
Program Manager.

All costs associated with the Contractor’s Program Manager shall be at no direct cost to the
Government.

H.2.1 Contractor Program Manager

The Contractor’s corporate management structure shall guarantee senior, high-level, program
management of the Alliant GWAC Program. The Contractor Program Manager duties include,
but are not limited to:

(a) Advising and assisting Alliant customers regarding the technical scope of the Basic Contract
and the overall attributes of the Alliant GWAC Program;

(b) Providing all reporting information required under the Basic Contract accurately, thoroughly
and timely;

(c) Resolving issues related to Order performance under the Basic Contract; and

(d) Attending meetings and conferences as necessary.

H.2.2 Reserved

H.3 UNIQUE PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Unique professional skills are defined as those bona fide executive, administrative, or
professional skills for which the expertise required or duties performed are within the Basic
Contract’s scope, but are so specialized or rare that they are not explicitly defined in any labor
category description in Section J, Attachment 3. The OCO will determine whether
circumstances warrant use of unique professional skills. Based on price or cost analysis, the OCO
will negotiate a fair and reasonable labor rate with the Contractor at the Order level.

A Contractor may propose a new or different skill level category when proposing Ancillary
Support consistent with this Section, provided that the Contractor complies with all applicable
contract clauses and labor laws, including the Service Contract Act or the Davis Bacon Act, as
applicable.


H.4 CONTRACTOR TRAINING

The Contractor is generally expected to maintain the professional qualifications and
certifications of its personnel through on-going training. Unless specifically authorized in an
individual Order, the Contractor shall not directly bill the Government for any training.

H.5 GOVERNMENT PROPERTY

Any equipment, property, or facilities furnished by the Government or any Contractor-acquired
property must be specified on individual Orders and follow the policies and procedures of FAR
Part 45 for providing Government property to Contractors, Contractors’ use and management of
Government property, and reporting, redistributing, and disposing of Contractor inventory.

H.5.1 Leasing of Real and Personal Property

The Government contemplates that leases may be part of a solution offered by a Contractor, but
the Government, where the Offeror’s solution includes leasing, will not be the Lessee. Under no
circumstances on any Order issued under this Basic Contract shall:

(a) The Government be deemed to have privity-of-contract with the owner/lessor of the leased
items; or

(b) The Government be held liable for early termination/cancellation damages if the Government
decides not to exercise an Option period under an Order unless the Contractor has specifically
disclosed the amount of such damages (or the formula by which such damages would be
calculated) as part of its Proposal and the OCO for the Order has specifically approved/allowed
such damages as part of the Award. The Alliant Basic Contract strictly prohibits the use of
lease-like payment arrangements, which purport to permit the Government to receive delivery of
items and then pay for the full cost of the items over time, even if such arrangements are not
technically a lease transaction because the Government is not the lessee.

H.6 PERMITS

Except as otherwise provided in an individual Order, the Contractor shall, without direct cost to
the Government, be responsible for obtaining any and all licenses, certifications, authorizations,
approvals, and permits, and for complying with any applicable Federal, national, state, and
municipal laws, codes, and regulations, and any applicable foreign work permits, authorizations,
etc., and/or visas in connection with the performance of any applicable Order issued under the
Basic Contract.

H.7 SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS

Security requirements will be dictated by agency specific requirements, specified on individual
Orders. Examples of such requirements are The Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Circular A-130, The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), NIST FIPS PUB
140-2 Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules, the Department of Defense
Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP), and the National
Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (NIACAP) NSTISSI-1000.

H.7.1 Homeland Security Presidential Directives-12 (HSPD-12)

The Contractor shall comply with agency personal identity verification procedures identified in
individual Orders that implement Homeland Security Presidential Directives-12 (HSPD-12);
OMB guidance M-05-24; Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS PUB)
number 201; and GSA HSPD-12, Personal Identity Verification- I, Standard Operating
Procedure (SOP).
The Contractor shall insert the above paragraph in all subcontracts when the subcontractor is
required to have physical access to a federal controlled facility or access to a Federal information
system.
H.7.2 Information Assurance (IA)
Information Assurance (IA) capabilities and actions protect and defend network availability,
protect data integrity and provide the ability to implement effective computer network defense.
As stipulated in individual Orders, the Contractor shall provide cost effective, timely and
proactive IA measures and controls including any required documentation. Corrective actions
shall be established and implemented to mitigate risks before exploitation and to protect against
vulnerabilities and threats once they have been identified. Innovative approaches and best
business practices are to be established and utilized for information system security.
In addition to HSPD-12, the Contractor shall comply with agency specific information assurance
requirements. These requirements may include, but are not limited to: personnel security
clearances/background checks; operations--security risk assessments, vulnerability of
management processes and plans, installation/configuration of IA compliance documentation;
and defense of the environment-- including hardware & software, the networks, and supporting
infrastructure, as dictated by the nature of the information (classified/unclassified) and associated
risk.

The Contractor shall report Foreign Interests at the prime and subcontract levels as required by
the individual Order. The contractor shall provide access to the Contractor’s facilities, personnel
and documents for the purposes of audit or inspection by an authorized Inspector General (IG) or
designated security certification activity to ensure appropriate IA practices are in place.
Additional IA information is available at http://www.dss.mil/infoas/.

H.7.3 Security Clearances

The minimum level of security clearance under the Basic Contract is a Secret Facility Clearance
with no security clearance requirement for Safeguarding; however, individual Orders may
require security clearances that exceed the minimum clearance levels under the Basic Contract.
Only those Offerors that meet the required security clearance levels on individual Orders shall
be able to compete under Fair Opportunity. When classified work is required on an individual
Order, the Contract Security Classification Specification, (DD Form 254 or agency equivalent)
will be issued to the Contractor by requiring agency. The DD Form 254 is available at the
following site:

http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/infomgt/forms/forminfo/forminfopage51.html.

The Contractor is responsible for providing personnel with appropriate security clearances to
ensure compliance with Government security regulations, as specified on individual Orders.
The Contractor shall fully cooperate on all security checks and investigations by furnishing
requested information to verify the Contractor employee's trustworthiness and suitability for the
position. Clearances may require Special Background Investigations (SBI), Sensitive
Compartmented Information (SCI) access or Special Access Programs (SAP), or agency-specific
access, such as a Q clearance or clearance for restricted data.

H.8 LOGISTICAL SUPPORT PRIVILEGES

As specified on individual Orders, Contractors may be required to provide logistical support in
OCONUS areas. Individual Orders will specify whether Status of Forces Agreements (SOFAs)
for foreign jurisdictions will apply and will be processed for foreign tax exemption purposes.
At the discretion of the Military Theatre Commander, the Government may provide, but is not
limited to, use of the following:

(a) Military or other U.S. Government Clubs, exchanges, or other non-appropriated fund
organizations;

(b) Military or other U.S. Government commissary stores;

(c) Military or other U.S. Government postal facilities;

(d) Utilities and services in accordance with priorities, rates or tariffs established by military or
other U.S. Government agencies;

(e) Military Payment Certificate (MPC), where applicable;

(f) Military or other U.S. Government banking facilities; and

(g) Military or other U.S. Government provided telephones, lines, and services with direct
dialing capability and access to the Defense Switched Network (DSN), (formerly AUTOVON).
The precedence of usage shall be coincident with the urgency of the requirement and in
accordance with Government and Military regulations.

H.9 ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST

The guidelines and procedures of FAR 9.5 will be used in identifying and resolving any issues of
organizational conflict of interest at the Order level.

In the event that an Order requires activity that would create an actual or potential conflict of
interest, the Contractor shall:

(a) Notify the OCO of the actual or potential conflict, and not commence work on any Order
that involves a potential or actual conflict of interest until specifically notified by the OCO to
proceed;

(b) Identify the conflict and recommend to the OCO an alternate tasking approach which would
avoid the conflict;

If the OCO determines that it is in the best interest of the Government to issue the Order,
notwithstanding a conflict of interest, a request for waiver shall be submitted in accordance with
FAR 9.503.


H.10 RESERVED


H.11 RESERVED


H.12 ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT TOOL

If electronic hardware is procured in an individual Order under the Basic Contract, GSA
encourages Contractors to participate in and to utilize the Electronic Products Environmental
Assessment Tool (EPEAT). EPEAT is a procurement tool designed to help institutional
purchasers evaluate, compare, and select desktop computers, laptops, and monitors based upon
their environmental attributes as specified in the consensus-based IEEE Standard for the
Environmental Assessment of Personal Computer Products (1680).

On individuals Orders, when products meeting the IEEE Standard are available, additional
consideration will be provided for products meeting EPEAT Silver or EPEAT Gold registration
requirements. The Contractor shall be responsible for ensuring equipment meets the latest
EPEAT registration requirements before it is delivered. The registration requirements and a list
of all equipment meeting the requirements are provided at: www.epeat.net. If EPEAT is
applicable on an individual Order, suppliers are required to provide quarterly reports quantifying
the number of EPEAT registered products purchased under this contract. The information must
be reported in the matrix below, providing the following data for the current quarter, the fiscal
year, and the duration of the Order.

 

H.13 ELECTRONIC ACCESS TO CONTRACT

The Government intends to post and update a non-contractor specific version of the Basic
Contract on its Alliant SB website. The Alliant SB website will be available to the general
public.

H.13.1 Contractor Webpage
The Contractor shall develop and maintain a current, publicly available webpage accessible via
the Internet throughout the period of performance of the Basic Contract and the Contractor’s
Orders through close-out. The webpage shall be prominently located on the website where other
government contracts are listed. The purpose of the webpage is for the Contractor to
communicate with potential customers regarding the Contractor’s ability to provide world-class
professional support services under the Basic Contract. At a minimum, this webpage must
include the following items: the Basic Contract, contractor DUNS number, prompt payment
terms, contact information of Contractor’s Program Manager, a link to the contractor’s CCR
webpage and a link to the GSA Alliant SB website.

This webpage must conform to the relevant accessibility standards referenced in Section 508 of
the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d), as amended by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998
(P.L. 105-220), August 7, 1998, Section 1194.22, Web-based Intranet and Internet Information
and Applications.

H.14 SECTION 508

All supplies and services delivered or performed shall comply with the applicable technical
provisions of the Access Board found at 36 CFR 1194, parts B, C and D, as amended, or provide
equivalent facilitation in order to ensure compliance with Section 508, as applicable.
Contractors shall register with the Buy Accessible Data Center at
http://emgbaw.altarum.org/DataCenter/ within sixty days of award of the Basic Contract. It is
the Contractor’s responsibility to keep their information current.


H.15 INSURANCE

In accordance with FAR 52.228-5, Insurance - Work on a Government Installation, and FAR
52.228-7, Insurance - Liability to Third Persons, insurance policies with the following types and
minimum amounts shall be furnished to the ACO within 30 days of award and maintained during
the period of performance of the Basic Contract:

(a) Worker's Compensation and Employer's Liability, specified at FAR 28.307-2(a) of not less
than $100,000 for each occurrence;

(b) General Liability, specified at FAR 28.307-2(b) of not less than $500,000 for each
occurrence;

(c) Automobile Liability, specified at FAR 28.307-2(c) of not less than $200,000 per person and
$500,000 for each occurrence, and property damage liability insurance of not less than $20,000
for each occurrence;

(d) Aircraft public and passenger liability, specified at FAR 28.307-2(d), when aircraft are used
in connection with performing the contract, the OCO shall require aircraft public and passenger
liability insurance. Coverage shall be at least $200,000 per person and $500,000 per occurrence
for bodily injury, other than passenger liability, and $200,000 per occurrence for property
damage. Coverage for passenger liability bodily injury shall be at least $200,000 multiplied by
the number of seats or passengers, whichever is greater;

(e) Vessel liability, specified at FAR 28.307-2(e), when contract performance involves the use
of vessels, the OCO shall require, as determined by the agency, vessel collision liability and
protection and indemnity liability insurance.

H.15.1 Defense Base Act Insurance

Pursuant to FAR 28.305, Defense Base Act (DBA) insurance coverage provides workers’
compensation benefits (medical, disability, death) in the even of a work-related injury or illness
outside the United States.

The Government requires that employees hired by contractors and subcontractors who work
internationally be protected by the DBA coverage, regardless of their assignment and/or location
unless a waiver has been obtained by the U.S. Department of Labor.

DBA insurance shall be at no direct cost to the Government and shall be furnished to the OCO
within 30 days of award of an Order; however, if required and approved by an OCO under an
individual Order, additional DBA riders may be charged as a direct cost to the Government.

H.16 COST ACCOUNTING SYSTEM


Contractors are required to have an adequate cost accounting system for Cost Rebursement type
Orders in accordance with FAR 16.301-3(a)(1). The Contractor must maintain a cost accounting
system determined adequate by their cognizant auditing agency. The Contractor shall notify the
ACO and designated OCOs for ongoing Orders, in writing, if there are any changes in the status
of their cost accounting system and provide the reason(s) for the change.


H.17 RESERVED


H.18 PURCHASING SYSTEM

In accordance with FAR 44.201-2, Advance Notification Requirements, Contractors with
approved purchasing systems shall notify the ACO and designated OCOs on individual Orders,
in writing, if there are any changes in the status of their approved purchasing systems and
provide the reason(s) for the change.

H.19 EARNED VALUE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

When Earned Value Management (EVM) is determined to be applicable to an individual Order,
the provisions and clause FAR 52.234-2, 52.234-3, 52.234-4 applies. (Refer to Section H.1)

H.20 YEAR 2000 WARRANTY – COMMERCIAL/NON-COMMERCIAL
SUPPLY ITEMS

The Contractor warrants that each commercial and non-commercial telecommunications service,
features, support systems, and/or hardware, software, and firmware product delivered under this
Contract shall be able to accurately process date data (including, but not limited to, calculating,
comparing, and sequencing) from, into, and between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries,
including leap year calculations, when used in accordance with the product documentation
provided by the Contractor, provided that all products (e.g., hardware, software, firmware)
external to this Contract used in combination with products delivered under this contract
properly exchange date data with such products. If the Contract requires that products must
perform as a system in accordance with the foregoing warranty, then that warranty shall apply to
those products as a system. The duration of this warranty and the remedies available to the
Government for breach of this warranty shall be defined in, and subject to, the superior of the
terms and limitations of the contractor’s standard commercial warranty or warranties contained
in this Contract. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in such commercial warranty or
warranties, the remedies available to the Government under this warranty shall include repair or
replacement of any product whose non-compliance is discovered and made known to the
Contractor in writing within ninety (90) days after acceptance. Nothing in this warranty shall be
construed to limit any rights or remedies that the Government may otherwise have under this
Contract with respect to defects other than Year 2000 performance.

H.21 OFF RAMP

To ensure success of the Alliant SB Program, each Alliant SB Contractor is expected to
participate in the Alliant SB Ordering process by submitting proposals in response to task order
requests (TORs) for which the Alliant SB Contractor has a reasonable chance for award, to
successfully perform the terms of their Orders, and to promptly improve performance when it
does not meet the terms of the Orders. If an Alliant SB Contractor does not meet these
expectations, it is the Government’s intent to “off-ramp” the Contractor by:

(a) Permitting such Contractor’s Alliant SB Contract to expire instead of exercising the Option;
Or

(b) Implementing a termination for convenience (if applicable and only if such action is in the
Government’s best interest); or

(c) Implementing a termination for default, if applicable; or

(d) Taking any other action which may be permitted under the Alliant SB Contract’s terms and
conditions.

Prior to exercising the option period, the Contractor will be required to re-certify business size
status. The Government will use ORCA (discussed in Section K) as it did originally for the
contract awards. If a previously awarded small business concern re-represents itself as other
than small, the PCO is precluded from exercising the option.

H.22 ON RAMP

Consistent with FAR 16.504(c)(1)(ii)(A), the PCO has determined that it is in the Government’s
best interest that at all times during the term of the Basic Contract, there remain an adequate
number of Alliant SB Contractors eligible to compete for Orders. Over time, the total number of
Alliant SB Contractors may fluctuate due to various reasons including industry consolidation,
significant changes in the marketplace or advances in technology, general economic conditions,
the Government's exercise of the off-ramp process, or other reasons. Recognizing this, GSA
intends to periodically review the total number of Alliant SB Contractors participating in the
Alliant SB Ordering Process and determine whether it would be in the Government’s best
interest to initiate an open season to add new contractors to the Alliant SB Basic Contract.

H.22.1 Open Season Procedures

If GSA determines that it would be in the Government’s best interest to open a new solicitation
to add new contractors to the Alliant SB Contract, the Alliant SB PCO may do so at any time
provided that:

(a) The solicitation is issued under then-applicable federal procurement law;

(b) The solicitation identifies the total approximate number of new awards that the Alliant SB
PCO intends to make. The Alliant SB PCO may decide to award more or fewer Alliant SB
Contracts than the number anticipated in the solicitation depending upon the overall quality of
the offers received;

(c) Any Contractor that meets the eligibility requirements set forth in the new solicitation
submits a proposal in response to the solicitation; however, existing Alliant SB Contractors may
not hold more than one Alliant SB Basic Contract at any time;

(d) The award decision under any solicitation is based upon substantially the same evaluation
factors/sub-factors as the original solicitation;

(e) The terms and conditions of any resulting awards from a new solicitation are materially
identical to the existing version of the Basic Contract;

(f) The term for any such new awards from a solicitation is co-terminus with the existing term
for all other Alliant SB Contractors, including the option period (if applicable);

(g) If awarded an Alliant SB Contract, any new Alliant SB Contractor is eligible to submit a
proposal in response to any TOR and receive Order awards with the same rights and obligations
as any other Alliant SB Contractor; and

(h) The award of any new Alliant SB Contract(s) does not increase the overall ceiling of the
Basic Contract.

(END OF SECTION H)


ALLIANT SB
Solicitation # TQ2006MCB0002
Conformed
Section I


SECTION I
CONTRACT CLAUSES

I.1 GENERAL

Orders under the Basic Contract may include additional clauses to those enumerated in this Basic
Contract, such as: (1) optional FAR clauses; (2) agency supplemental clauses; (3) alternate FAR
clauses; and (4) order-specific clauses. Such additional clauses are not limited to those
associated only with Section I of the Uniform Contract Format in FAR 52.3.

The clauses relating to the Davis-Bacon Act (Section B.9) and the Service Contract Act (Section
B.10) shall be included in an individual Order by the OCO if they are deemed applicable to the
Order.

The clauses in I.2 apply at the Order level, as applicable, depending upon the contract type of the
Order, or as specifically referenced in the applicable Order.

I.2 FAR 52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998)
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 these addresses:
http://acqnet.gov/far/index.html
http://acqnet.gov/gsam/gsam.html




(Note: Clause numbers followed by an asterisk (*) require fill-ins by the OCO if determined
applicable and incorporated into the Order.)

(End of Clause)

I.3 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ACQUISITION MANUAL (GSAM),
INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

I.4 FAR 52.216-18 ORDERING (OCT 1995)

(a) Any supplies and services to be furnished under this contract shall be ordered by issuance of
delivery orders or task orders by the individuals or activities designated in the Schedule. Such
orders may be issued in accordance with Section F.3.

(b) All delivery orders or task orders are subject to the terms and conditions of this contract. In
the event of conflict between a delivery order or task order and this contract, this contract shall
control.

(c) If mailed, a delivery order or task order is considered “issued” when the Government
deposits the order in the mail. Orders may be issued orally, by facsimile, or by electronic
commerce methods only if authorized by the Schedule.

I.5 FAR 52.215-19 NOTIFICATION OF OWNERSHIP CHANGES (OCT 1997)

(a) The Contractor shall make the following notifications in writing:

(1) When the Contractor becomes aware that a change in its ownership has occurred, or is
certain to occur, that could result in changes in the valuation of its capitalized assets in
the accounting records, the Contractor shall notify the ACO within 30 days.

(2) The Contractor shall also notify the ACO within 30 days whenever changes to asset
valuations or any other cost changes have occurred or are certain to occur as a result of a
change in ownership.

(b) The Contractor shall—

(1) Maintain current, accurate, and complete inventory records of assets and their costs;

(2) Provide the ACO or designated representative ready access to the records upon
request;

(3) Ensure that all individual and grouped assets, their capitalized values, accumulated
depreciation or amortization, and remaining useful lives are identified accurately before
and after each of the Contractor's ownership changes; and

(4) Retain and continue to maintain depreciation and amortization schedules based on the
asset records maintained before each Contractor ownership change.

(c) The Contractor shall include the substance of this clause in all subcontracts under this
contract that meet the applicability requirement of FAR 15.408(k).

(End of clause)

I.6 FAR 52.216-19 ORDER LIMITATIONS (OCT 1995)


(a) Minimum order. When the Government requires supplies or services covered by this contract
in an amount of less than $100,000 the Government is not obligated to purchase, nor is the
Contractor obligated to furnish, those supplies or services under the contract.

(b) Maximum order. The Contractor is not obligated to honor:

(1) Any order for a single item in excess of $1 Billion;

(2) Any order for a combination of items in excess of $1 Billion;

(3) A series of orders from the same ordering office within 10 days that together call for
quantities exceeding the limitation in subparagraph (1) or (2) above.

(c) If this is a requirements contract (i.e., includes the Requirements clause at subsection 52.216-
21 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the Government is not required to order a part
of any one requirement from the Contractor if that requirement exceeds the maximum-order
limitations in paragraph (b) of this section.

(d) Notwithstanding paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, the Contractor shall honor any order
exceeding the maximum order limitations in paragraph (b), unless that order (or orders) is
returned to the ordering office within three (3) work days after issuance, with written notice
stating the Contractor’s intent not to ship the item (or items) called for and the reasons. Upon
receiving this notice, the Government may acquire the supplies or services from another source.

(End of clause)

I.7 FAR 52.216-22 INDEFINITE QUANTITY (OCT 1995)

(a) This is an indefinite-quantity contract for the supplies or services specified, and effective for
the period stated, in the Schedule. The quantities of supplies and services specified in the
Schedule are estimates only and are not purchased by this contract.

(b) Delivery or performance shall be made only as authorized by orders issued in accordance
with the Ordering clause. The Contractor shall furnish to the Government, when and if ordered,
the supplies or services specified in the Schedule up to and including the quantity designated in
the Schedule as the “maximum.” The Government shall order at least the quantity of supplies or
services designated in the Schedule as the “minimum.”

(c) Except for any limitations on quantities in the Order Limitations clause or in the Schedule,
there is no limit on the number of orders that may be issued. The Government may issue orders
requiring delivery to multiple destinations or performance at multiple locations.

(d) Any order issued during the effective period of this contract and not completed within that
period shall be completed by the Contractor within the time specified in the order. The contract
shall govern the Contractor’s and Government’s rights and obligations with respect to that order
to the same extent as if the order were completed during the contract’s effective period;
provided, that the Contractor shall not be required to make any deliveries under this contract
after 60 months following the expiration of the basic contract ordering period.

(End of clause)

I.8 FAR 52.217-9 OPTION TO EXTEND THE TERM OF THE CONTRACT (MAR
2000)

(a) The Government may extend the term of this contract by written notice to the Contractor
within 90 days of the expiration of the contract; provided that the Government gives the
Contractor a preliminary written notice of its intent to extend at least 180 days before the
contract expires. The preliminary notice does not commit the Government to an extension.

(b) If the Government exercises this option, the extended contract shall be considered to include
this option clause.

(c) The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options under this clause,
shall not exceed 10 years.

(End of clause)

I.9 FAR 52.232-32 PERFORMANCE-BASED PAYMENTS (FEB 2002)

(a) Amount of payments and limitations on payments. Subject to such other limitations and
conditions as are specified in this contract and this clause, the amount of payments and
limitations on payments shall be specified in the contract’s description of the basis for payment.

(b) Contractor request for performance-based payment. The Contractor may submit requests for
payment of performance-based payments not more frequently than monthly, in a form and
manner acceptable to the Contracting Officer. Unless otherwise authorized by the Contracting
Officer, all performance-based payments in any period for which payment is being requested
shall be included in a single request, appropriately itemized and totaled. The Contractor’s request
shall contain the information and certification detailed in paragraphs (l) and (m) of this clause.

(c) Approval and payment of requests.

(1) The Contractor shall not be entitled to payment of a request for performance-based
payment prior to successful accomplishment of the event or performance criterion for
which payment is requested. The Contracting Officer shall determine whether the event
or performance criterion for which payment is requested has been successfully
accomplished in accordance with the terms of the contract. The Contracting Officer may,
at any time, require the Contractor to substantiate the successful performance of any
event or performance criterion which has been or is represented as being payable.

(2) A payment under this performance-based payment clause is a contract financing
payment under the Prompt Payment clause of this contract and not subject to the interest
penalty provisions of the Prompt Payment Act. The designated payment office will pay
approved requests on the _30th__ [Contracting Officer insert day as prescribed by agency
head; if not prescribed, insert "30th"] day after receipt of the request for performancebased
payment. However, the designated payment office is not required to provide
payment if the Contracting Officer requires substantiation as provided in paragraph (c)(1)
of this clause, or inquires into the status of an event or performance criterion, or into any
of the conditions listed in paragraph (e) of this clause, or into the Contractor certification.
The payment period will not begin until the Contracting Officer approves the request.

(3) The approval by the Contracting Officer of a request for performance-based payment
does not constitute an acceptance by the Government and does not excuse the Contractor
from performance of obligations under this contract.

(d) Liquidation of performance-based payments.

(1) Performance-based finance amounts paid prior to payment for delivery of an item
shall be liquidated by deducting a percentage or a designated dollar amount from the
delivery payment. If the performance-based finance payments are on a delivery item
basis, the liquidation amount for each such line item shall be the percent of that delivery
item price that was previously paid under performance-based finance payments or the
designated dollar amount. If the performance-based finance payments are on a whole
contract basis, liquidation shall be by either predesignated liquidation amounts or a
liquidation percentage.

(2) If at any time the amount of payments under this contract exceeds any limitation in
this contract, the Contractor shall repay to the Government the excess. Unless otherwise
determined by the Contracting Officer, such excess shall be credited as a reduction in the
unliquidated performance-based payment balance(s), after adjustment of invoice
payments and balances for any retroactive price adjustments.

(e) Reduction or suspension of performance-based payments. The Contracting Officer may
reduce or suspend performance-based payments, liquidate performance-based payments by
deduction from any payment under the contract, or take a combination of these actions after
finding upon substantial evidence any of the following conditions:

(1) The Contractor failed to comply with any material requirement of this contract (which
includes paragraphs (h) and (i) of this clause).

(2) Performance of this contract is endangered by the Contractor’s—

(i) Failure to make progress; or

(ii) Unsatisfactory financial condition.

(3) The Contractor is delinquent in payment of any subcontractor or supplier under this
contract in the ordinary course of business.

(f) Title.

(1) Title to the property described in this paragraph (f) shall vest in the Government.
Vestiture shall be immediately upon the date of the first performance-based payment
under this contract, for property acquired or produced before that date. Otherwise,
vestiture shall occur when the property is or should have been allocable or properly
chargeable to this contract.

(2) “Property,” as used in this clause, includes all of the following described items
acquired or produced by the Contractor that are or should be allocable or properly
chargeable to this contract under sound and generally accepted accounting principles and
practices:

(i) Parts, materials, inventories, and work in process;

(ii) Special tooling and special test equipment to which the Government is to
acquire title under any other clause of this contract;

(iii) Nondurable (i.e., noncapital) tools, jigs, dies, fixtures, molds, patterns, taps,
gauges, test equipment and other similar manufacturing aids, title to which
would not be obtained as special tooling under paragraph (f)(2)(ii) of this
clause; and

(iv) Drawings and technical data, to the extent the Contractor or subcontractors
are required to deliver them to the Government by other clauses of this
contract.

(3) Although title to property is in the Government under this clause, other applicable
clauses of this contract (e.g., the termination or special tooling clauses) shall determine
the handling and disposition of the property.

(4) The Contractor may sell any scrap resulting from production under this contract,
without requesting the Contracting Officer’s approval, provided that any significant
reduction in the value of the property to which the Government has title under this clause
is reported in writing to the Contracting Officer.

(5) In order to acquire for its own use or dispose of property to which title is vested in the
Government under this clause, the Contractor must obtain the Contracting Officer’s
advance approval of the action and the terms. If approved, the basis for payment (the
events or performance criteria) to which the property is related shall be deemed to be not
in compliance with the terms of the contract and not payable (if the property is part of or
needed for performance), and the Contractor shall refund the related performance-based
payments in accordance with paragraph (d) of this clause.

(6) When the Contractor completes all of the obligations under this contract, including
liquidation of all performance-based payments, title shall vest in the Contractor for all
property (or the proceeds thereof) not—

(i) Delivered to, and accepted by, the Government under this contract; or

(ii) Incorporated in supplies delivered to, and accepted by, the Government under
this contract and to which title is vested in the Government under this clause.

(7) The terms of this contract concerning liability for Government-furnished property
shall not apply to property to which the Government acquired title solely under this
clause.

(g) Risk of loss. Before delivery to and acceptance by the Government, the Contractor shall bear
the risk of loss for property, the title to which vests in the Government under this clause, except
to the extent the Government expressly assumes the risk. If any property is damaged, lost, stolen,
or destroyed, the basis of payment (the events or performance criteria) to which the property is
related shall be deemed to be not in compliance with the terms of the contract and not payable (if
the property is part of or needed for performance), and the Contractor shall refund the related
performance-based payments in accordance with paragraph (d) of this clause.

(h) Records and controls. The Contractor shall maintain records and controls adequate for
administration of this clause. The Contractor shall have no entitlement to performance-based
payments during any time the Contractor’s records or controls are determined by the Contracting
Officer to be inadequate for administration of this clause.

(i) Reports and Government access. The Contractor shall promptly furnish reports, certificates,
financial statements, and other pertinent information requested by the Contracting Officer for the
administration of this clause and to determine that an event or other criterion prompting a
financing payment has been successfully accomplished. The Contractor shall give the
Government reasonable opportunity to examine and verify the Contractor’s records and to
examine and verify the Contractor’s performance of this contract for administration of this
clause.

(j) Special terms regarding default. If this contract is terminated under the Default clause,

(1) The Contractor shall, on demand, repay to the Government the amount of
unliquidated performance-based payments, and (2) title shall vest in the Contractor, on
full liquidation of all performance-based payments, for all property for which the
Government elects not to require delivery under the Default clause of this contract. The
Government shall be liable for no payment except as provided by the Default clause.

(k) Reservation of rights.

(1) No payment or vesting of title under this clause shall—

(i) Excuse the Contractor from performance of obligations under this contract; or
(ii) Constitute a waiver of any of the rights or remedies of the parties under the
contract.

(2) The Government’s rights and remedies under this clause—

(i) Shall not be exclusive, but rather shall be in addition to any other rights and
remedies provided by law or this contract; and
(ii) Shall not be affected by delayed, partial, or omitted exercise of any right,
remedy, power, or privilege, nor shall such exercise or any single exercise
preclude or impair any further exercise under this clause or the exercise of any
other right, power, or privilege of the Government.

(l) Content of Contractor's request for performance-based payment. The Contractor’s request for
performance-based payment shall contain the following:

(1) The name and address of the Contractor;

(2) The date of the request for performance-based payment;

(3) The contract number and/or other identifier of the contract or order under which the
request is made;

(4) Such information and documentation as is required by the contract’s description of
the basis for payment; and

(5) A certification by a Contractor official authorized to bind the Contractor, as specified
in paragraph (m) of this clause.

(m) Content of Contractor's certification. As required in paragraph (l)(5) of this clause, the
Contractor shall make the following certification in each request for performance-based
payment:
I certify to the best of my knowledge and belief that—

(1) This request for performance-based payment is true and correct; this request (and
attachments) has been prepared from the books and records of the Contractor, in
accordance with the contract and the instructions of the Contracting Officer;

(2) (Except as reported in writing on (TO BE DETERMINED AT THE ORDER
LEVEL), all payments to subcontractors and suppliers under this contract have been paid,
or will be paid, currently, when due in the ordinary course of business;

(3) There are no encumbrances (except as reported in writing on (TO BE DETERMINED
AT THE ORDER LEVEL), against the property acquired or produced for, and allocated
or properly chargeable to, the contract which would affect or impair the Government's
title;

(4) There has been no materially adverse change in the financial condition of the
Contractor since the submission by the Contractor to the Government of the most recent
written information dated _____________; and

(5) After the making of this requested performance-based payment, the amount of all
payments for each deliverable item for which performance-based payments have been
requested will not exceed any limitation in the contract, and the amount of all payments
under the contract will not exceed any limitation in the contract.

(End of clause)

I.10 FAR 52.237-3 CONTINUITY OF SERVICES (JAN 1991)

(a) The Contractor recognizes that the services under this contract are vital to the Government
and must be continued without interruption and that, upon contract expiration, a successor, either
the Government or another contractor, may continue them. The Contractor agrees to—

(1) Furnish phase-in training; and

(2) Exercise its best efforts and cooperation to effect an orderly and efficient transition to
a successor.

(b) The Contractor shall, upon the Contracting Officer’s written notice, (1) furnish phase-in,
phase-out services for up to 90 days after this contract expires and (2) negotiate in good faith a
plan with a successor to determine the nature and extent of phase-in, phase-out services required.
The plan shall specify a training program and a date for transferring responsibilities for each
division of work described in the plan, and shall be subject to the Contracting Officer’s approval.
The Contractor shall provide sufficient experienced personnel during the phase-in, phase-out
period to ensure that the services called for by this contract are maintained at the required level
of proficiency.

(c) The Contractor shall allow as many personnel as practicable to remain on the job to help the
successor maintain the continuity and consistency of the services required by this contract. The
Contractor also shall disclose necessary personnel records and allow the successor to conduct
on-site interviews with these employees. If selected employees are agreeable to the change, the
Contractor shall release them at a mutually agreeable date and negotiate transfer of their earned
fringe benefits to the successor.

(d) The Contractor shall be reimbursed for all reasonable phase-in, phase-out costs (i.e., costs
incurred within the agreed period after contract expiration that result from phase-in, phase-out
operations) and a fee (profit) not to exceed a pro rata portion of the fee (profit) under this
contract.

(End of clause)

I.11 FAR 52.252-6 AUTHORIZED DEVIATIONS IN CLAUSES (APR 1984)

(a) The use in this solicitation or contract of any Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR
Chapter 1) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of “(DEVIATION)”
after the date of the clause.

(b) The use in this solicitation or contract of any GSAM (48 CFR Chapter 5) clause with an
authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of “(DEVIATION)” after the name of the
regulation.

(End of clause)

I.12 GSAM 552.203-71 RESTRICTION ON ADVERTISING (SEP 1999)

The Contractor shall not refer to this contract in commercial advertising or similar promotions in
such a manner as to state or imply that the product or service provided is endorsed or preferred
by the White House, the Executive Office of the President, or any other element of the Federal
Government, or is considered by these entities to be superior to other products or services. Any
advertisement by the Contractor, including price-off coupons, that refers to a military resale
activity shall contain the following statement: “This advertisement is neither paid for nor
sponsored, in whole or in part, by any element of the United States Government.”

(End of clause)

I.13 GSAM 552.232-72 FINAL PAYMENT (SEP 1999)

Before final payment is made, the Contractor shall furnish the Contracting Officer with a release
of all claims against the Government relating to this contract, other than claims in stated amounts
that are specifically excepted by the Contractor from the release. If the Contractor’s claim to
amounts payable under the contract has been assigned under the Assignment of Claims Act
of 1940, as amended (31 U.S.C. 3727, 41 U.S.C. 15), a release may also be required of the
assignee.

(End of clause)

I.14 GSAM 552.252-6 AUTHORIZED DEVIATIONS IN CLAUSES (SEP 1999)

(a) Deviations to FAR clauses.

(1) This solicitation or contract indicates any authorized deviation to a Federal
Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) clause by the addition of “(DEVIATION)”
after the date of the clause, if the clause is not published in the General Services
Administration Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 5).

(2) This solicitation indicates any authorized deviation to a Federal Acquisition
Regulation (FAR) clause that is published in the General Services Administration
Acquisition Regulation by the addition of “(DEVIATION (FAR clause no.))” after the
date of the clause.

(b) Deviations to GSAR clauses. This solicitation indicates any authorized deviation to a General
Services Administration Acquisition Regulation clause by the addition of “(DEVIATION)” after
the date of the clause.

(c) “Substantially the same as” clauses. Changes in wording of clauses prescribed for use on a
“substantially the same as” basis are not considered deviations.

(End of clause)

(END OF SECTION I)

ALLIANT SB
Solicitation # TQ2006MCB0002
Section J


SECTION J

LIST OF ATTACHMENTS
Attachment 1: Acronyms and Abbreviations
Attachment 2: Loaded Hourly Labor Rates – Government Site
Attachment 3: Loaded Hourly Labor Rates – Contractor Site
Attachment 4: Labor Category Descriptions
Attachment 5: Federal Enterprise Architecture/Department. of Defense Enterprise Architecture
Overview
Attachment 6: N/A
Attachment 7: Alliant SB Subcontracting Report

(END OF SECTION J)

ALLIANT SB
Solicitation # TQ2006MCB0002
Section K

SECTION K
REPRESENTATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS
AND OTHER STATEMENTS OF OFFERORS

Contractor Representations and Certifications submitted in response to the Alliant SB GWAC
solicitation are hereby incorporated by reference into the resulting contract.

SECTION J
ATTACHMENT 1
ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS
ACO Administrative Contracting Officer
ADR Alternative Dispute Resolution
ATM Asynchronous Transfer Mode
CAF Contract Access Fee
CAS Cost Accounting Standards
CAV Contractor Assisted Visits
CCR Central Contractor Registration
CDA Contract Disputes Act of 1978
CFE Contractor Furnished Equipment
CLIN Contract Line Item Number
CO Contracting Officer
CONUS Continental United States
COR Contracting Officer’s Representative
COTR Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative
CPS Contractor Performance System
CRM Customer Relationship Management
CSO Cognizant Security Office
D&F Determination and Findings
DBA Davis Bacon Act
DCAA Defense Contract Audit Agency
DCMA Defense Contract Management Agency
DOL Department of Labor
DPA Delegation of Procurement Authority
DSL Digital Subscriber Line
DUNS Data Universal Numbering System
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
EAI Enterprise Application Integration
EDI Electronic Data Interchange
EFT Electronic Funds Transfer
eSRS Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System
EVMS Earned Value Management System
FEA
Federal Enterprise Architecture; also
Department of Defense Enterprise Architecture (DoDEA).
FAS Federal Acquisition Service
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FPDS-NG Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation
FTP File Transfer Protocol
FTR Federal Travel Regulations
G&A General and Administrative
GFE Government Furnished Equipment
GFM Government Furnished Material
GFP Government Furnished Property
GPS Global Positioning Systems
GSA General Services Administration
GWAC Government Wide Acquisition Contract
HCA Head of Contracting Activity
HTTP HyperText Transfer Protocol
ITMRA Information Technology Management Reform Act
J&A Justification and Approval
JTR Joint Travel Regulations
L-H Labor Hour
MA/IDIQ Multiple Award Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite-Quantity
MOM Messaging-Oriented Middleware
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MPIN Marketing Partner Identification Number
NAICS North American Industrial Classification System
OCI Organizational Conflict of Interest
OCO Ordering Contracting Officer
OCONUS Outside of Continental United States
OCR Optical Character Recognition
ODBC Open DataBase Connectivity
ODC Other Direct Cost
OLAP OnLine Analytical Processing
OMB Office of Management and Budget
ORB Object Request Broker
ORCA Online Representations and Certifications Application
PBSOW Performance-Based Statement of Work
PCO Procuring Contracting Officer
PMO Program Management Office
POC Point of Contact
PPIRS Past Performance Information Retrieval System
PWS Performance Work Statement
QASP Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan
RADIUS Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service
RDF Resource Description Framework
RFP Request for Proposal
SCA Service Contract Act
SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SOAP Simple Object Access Protocol
SOO Statement of Objectives
SOW Statement of Work
T&M Time & Materials
TOR Task Order Request
TRM Technical Reference Model
UDDI Universal Description, Discovery and Integration
VPN Virtual Private Network
VSC Vendor Support Center
WSDL Web Services Description Language
XML EXtensible Markup Language

FORMS

DD254 Contract Security Classification Specification
GSA 527 Contractor’s Qualifications and Financial Information

(END OF SECTION J, ATTACHMENT 1)

Section J – Attachment 2
Loaded Hourly Labor Rates - Government Site
Included in individual awarded contracts

Section J – Attachment 3
Loaded Hourly Labor Rates - Contractor Site
Included in individual awarded contracts

SECTION J
ATTACHMENT 4
LABOR CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS

Knowledge/Skill Levels:
Many functional labor categories below (marked with “#”) are further subdivided by
knowledge/skill level. Definitions of these knowledge/skill levels are shown in this
chart:

The “G” in the labor identification (ID) numbers below indicate Government-Site Work
(see Section J, Attachment 2). The “C” in the labor ID numbers below indicate
Contractor-Site Work (see Section J, Attachment 3).

Administration/Clerical (101G# and 101C#)

(a) Responsible for developing, drafting, writing and editing reports, briefs,
proposals, and other documents in support of a client’s requirements.

(b) Interfaces with personnel to coordinate meetings, maintain logs, records and files,
provides end-user support, and performs general administrative duties.
(c) Assists in budgetary, billing, and financial management.
(d) Responsible for preparing and/or maintaining systems, programming and
operations documentation, procedures and methods, including user reference
manuals.

Applications Developer (102G# and 102C#)
(a) Designs, develops, enhances, debugs, and implements software. Troubleshoots
production problems related to software applications.
(b) Researches, tests, builds, and coordinates the conversion and/or integration of
new products based on client requirements. Designs and develops new software
products or major enhancements to existing software.
(c) Addresses problems of systems integration, compatibility, and multiple
platforms.
(d) Consults with project teams and end users to identify application requirements.
(e) Performs feasibility analysis on potential future projects to management.
(f) Assists in the evaluation and recommendation of application software packages,
application integration and testing tools.
(g) Resolves problems with software and responds to suggestions for improvements
and enhancements.
(h) Acts as team leader on projects.
(i) Instructs, assigns, directs, and checks the work of other software developers on
development team.
(j) Participates in development of software user manuals.

Applications Systems Analyst (103G# and 103C#)
(a) Formulates/defines system scope and objectives.
(b) Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer
equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results.
(c) Prepares detailed specifications for programs. Assists in the design, development,
testing, implementation, and documentation of new software and enhancements
of existing applications.
(d) Works with project managers, developers, and end users to ensure application
designs meet business requirements.
(e) Formulates/defines specifications for complex operating software programming
applications or modifies/maintains complex existing applications using
engineering releases and utilities from the manufacturer.
(f) Designs, codes, tests, debugs, and documents those programs.
(g) Provides overall operating system, such as sophisticated file maintenance
routines, large telecommunications networks, computer accounting, and advanced
mathematical/scientific software packages.
(h) Assists all phases of software systems programming applications.
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Section J
Attachment 4
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(i) Evaluates new and existing software products.

Business Process Consultant (104G and 104C)
(a) Analyzes process and re-engineering, with an understanding of technical
problems and solutions as they relate to the current and future business
environment.
(b) Creates process change by integrating new processes with existing ones and
communicating these changes to impacted Business Systems teams.
(c) Recommends and facilitates quality improvement efforts.

Business Systems Analyst (105G and 105C)
(a) Formulates and defines systems scope and objectives based on both user needs
and a thorough understanding of business systems and industry requirements.
(b) Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer
equipment capacity and limitations, operation time, and form of desired results.
Includes analysis of business and user needs, documentation of requirements, and
translation into proper system requirements specifications.
(c) Provides consultation on complex projects and is considered to be the top level
contributor/specialist of most phases of systems analysis, while considering the
business implications of the application of technology to the current and future
business environment.

Chief Information Security Officer (106G and 106C)
(a) Responsible for determining enterprise information security standards. Develops
and implements information security standards and procedures.
(b) Provides tactical information security advice and examining the ramifications of
new technologies.
(c) Ensures that all information systems are functional and secure.

Computer Scientist (107G and 107C)
(a) Acts as a senior consultant in complex or mission critical client requirements.
(b) Develops, modifies, and applies computer modeling and programming
applications to analyze and solve mathematical and scientific problems affecting
system and program performance.
(c) Participates in all phases of scientific and engineering projects such as research,
design, development, testing, modeling, simulating, training, and documentation.

Computer Forensic & Intrusion Analyst (108G and 108C)
(b) Conducts vulnerability assessments/penetration tests of information systems.
(c) Develops, researches and maintains proficiency in tools, techniques,
countermeasures, and trend in computer and network vulnerabilities, data hiding,
and encryption.
(d) Identifies, deters, monitors, and investigates computer and network intrusions.
(e) Provides computer forensic support to high technology investigations in the form
of evidence seizure, computer forensic analysis, and data recovery.

Configuration Management Specialist (109G# and 109C#)
(a) Provides configuration management planning.
(b) Describes provisions for configuration identification, change control,
configuration status accounting, and configuration audits.
(c) Regulates the change process so that only approved and validated changes are
incorporated into product documents and related software.

Data Architect (110G AND 110C)
(a) Designs and builds relational databases. Performs data access analysis design, and
archive/recovery design and implementation.
(b) Develops strategies for data acquisitions, archive recovery, and implementation of
a database.
(c) Works in a data warehouse environment, which includes data design, database
architecture, and metadata repository creation.
(d) Translates business needs into long-term architecture solutions.
(e) Defines, designs, and builds dimensional databases.
(f) Develops data warehousing blueprints, evaluating hardware and software
platforms, and integrating systems.
(g) Reviews and develops object and data models and the metadata repository to
structure the data for better management and quicker access.

Data Warehousing Specialist (111G# and 111C#)
(a) Coordinates the data administration technical function for both data warehouse
development and maintenance.
(b) Facilitates change control, problem management, and communication among data
architects, programmers, analysts, and engineers.
(c) Establishes and enforces processes to ensure a consistent, well managed, and
well-integrated data warehouse infrastructure.
(d) Analyzes and identifies data and metadata requirements.
(e) Defines user requirements and database design specifications.
(f) Designs, implements, and supports data warehousing requirements. Implements
business rules via stored procedures, middleware, or other technologies.
(g) Provides product support and maintenance of the data warehouse.
(h) Performs data warehouse design and construction.
(i) Prepares/implements data verification and testing methods for the data
warehouse.

Database Specialist (112G# and 112C#)
(a) Provides all activities related to the administration of computerized databases.
(b) Projects long-range requirements for database administration and design in
conjunction with other managers in the information systems function.
(c) Designs, creates, and maintains databases in a client/server environment.
(d) Conducts quality control and auditing of databases in a client/server environment
to ensure accurate and appropriate use of data.
(e) Advises users on access to various client/server databases.
(f) Designs, implements, and maintains complex databases with respect to JCL,
access methods, access time, device allocation, validation checks, organization,
protection and security, documentation, and statistical methods.
(g) Applies knowledge and experience with database technologies, development
methodologies, and front-end (e.g., COGNOS)/back-end programming languages
(e.g., SQL). Performs database programming and supports systems design.
(h) Includes maintenance of database dictionaries, overall monitoring of standards
and procedures, file design and storage, and integration of systems through
database design.

Disaster Recovery Specialist (113G# and 113C#)
(a) Designs and administers programs to include policies, standards, guidelines,
training programs, and a viable quality assurance process for disaster recovery.
(b) Oversees and reviews the testing and implementation of software, data systems,
and data networks to ensure that the integrity and security of all electronic data
and data systems are adequately protected.
(c) Facilitates the preparation of an organization-wide business resumption plan.
(d) Assists in the coordination and establishment of disaster recovery programs and
business resumption planning across mainframe and client server platforms.
(e) Coordinates and monitors simulation testing across all platforms.
(f) Designs and administers programs to include policies, standards, guidelines,
training programs, and a viable quality assurance process for disaster recovery.

Enterprise Architect (114G and 114C)
(a) Provides high-level architectural expertise to managers and technical staff.
(b) Develops architectural products and deliverables for the enterprise and
operational business lines.
(c) Develops strategy of system and the design infrastructure necessary to support
that strategy.
(d) Advises on selection of technological purchases with regards to processing, data
storage, data access, and applications development. Sets standards for the
client/server relational database structure for the organization (SQL, ORACLE,
SYBASE, etc.).
(e) Advises of feasibility of potential future projects to management.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Analyst (115G and 115C)
(a) Assists with the development and maintenance of the Enterprise Resource
Planning (ERP) program.
(b) Analyzes and evaluates ERP application systems. Assists in software upgrades,
documentation, and implementation.
(c) Customizes and configures workflow to allow the integration of client/server
applications.
(d) Tests ERP layout to ensure the system is meeting corporate needs.

ERP Business/Architectural Specialist (116G and 116C)
(a) Adapts functional business requirements and processes to technical solutions
based upon comprehensive enterprise application solution sets.
(b) Enterprise resource planning and management processes, including but not
limited to: knowledge management, investment analysis, data warehousing, ecommerce,
return on investment analysis, human resource analysis, material
management and logistics, supply chain management, procurement, ordering,
manufacturing, decision support, and information dissemination.

Financial Analyst (117G and 117C)
(a) Provides support in the areas of budget, billing, reporting, and financial
management for IT initiatives.

Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst/Programmer (118G and 118C)
(a) Demonstrates proficiency in GIS analysis and data modeling.
(b) Demonstrates and maintains proficiency with current and developing technologies
and software related to geographic analysis.
(c) Coordinates, manages, administers, and develops the Geographic Information
Systems.
(d) Develops various types of GIS maps and related data sets.
(e) Designs and implements GIS analytical procedures.
(f) Performs analysis and maintenance of GIS systems.

Graphics Specialist (119G and 119C)
(a) Produces graphic art and visual materials for promotions, advertisements, films,
presentations, packaging, and informative and instructional material through a
variety of media outlets such as websites and CD-ROMs.
(b) Generates, manipulates, and integrates graphic images, animations, sound, text
and video generated with automated tools into consolidated and seamless
multimedia programs.

Groupware Specialist (120G and 120C)
(a) Provides the implementation, maintenance, and support of company messaging
system.
(b) Provides technical support on local groupware replication and client dial-up
access issues.

Hardware Engineer (121G# and 121C#)
(a) Provides analysis related to the design, development, and implementation of
hardware for products.
(b) Develops test strategies, devices, and systems.
(c) Performs stress and performance tests on a variety of computer hardware
including circuit boards, processors and wiring.

Help Desk Specialist (122G# and 122C#)
(a) Responds to and diagnoses problems through discussion with users.
(b) Ensures a timely process through which problems are controlled. Includes
problem recognition, research, isolation, resolution, and follow-up steps.
(c) Supervises operation of help desk and serves as focal point for customer
concerns.
(d) Provides support to end users on a variety of issues.
(e) Identifies, researches, and resolves technical problems.
(f) Responds to telephone calls, email and personnel requests for technical support.
(g) Documents, tracks, and monitors the problem to ensure a timely resolution.
(h) Provides second-tier support to end users for either PC, server, or mainframe
applications or hardware.
(i) Interact with network services, software systems engineering, and/or applications
development to restore service and/or identify and correct core problem.
(j) Simulates or recreates user problems to resolve operating difficulties.
(k) Recommends systems modifications to reduce user problems.

Information Assurance/Security Specialist (123G# and 123C#)
(a) Determines enterprise information assurance and security standards.
(b) Develops and implements information assurance/security standards and
procedures.
(c) Coordinates, develops, and evaluates security programs for an organization.
Recommends information assurance/security solutions to support customers’
requirements.
(d) Identifies, reports, and resolves security violations.
(e) Establishes and satisfies information assurance and security requirements based
upon the analysis of user, policy, regulatory, and resource demands.
(f) Supports customers at the highest levels in the development and implementation
of doctrine and policies.
(g) Applies know-how to government and commercial common user systems, as well
as to dedicated special purpose systems requiring specialized security features and
procedures.
(h) Performs analysis, design, and development of security features for system
architectures.
(i) Analyzes and defines security requirements for computer systems which may
include mainframes, workstations, and personal computers.
(j) Designs, develops, engineers, and implements solutions that meet security
requirements.
(k) Provides integration and implementation of the computer system security
solution.
(l) Analyzes general information assurance-related technical problems and provides
basic engineering and technical support in solving these problems.
(m) Performs vulnerability/risk analyses of computer systems and applications during
all phases of the system development life cycle.
(n) Ensures that all information systems are functional and secure.

Information Specialist/Knowledge Engineer (124G and 124C)
(a) Develops information retrieval solutions to support client requirements for
specified domain subjects, using information retrieval software languages and
automated text analysis and extraction techniques

Modeling and Simulation Specialist (125G and 125C)
(a) Specialist in modeling and simulation functions or operations such as, but not
limited to exercises, plans, coordination, demonstrations, and instruction in the
fields such as, but not limited to health, environmental, transportation, law
enforcement, and security for military, and civil agencies.
(b) Supports live, constructive, or virtual training.

Network Specialist (126G# and 126C#)
(a) Provides technical guidance for directing and monitoring information systems
operations. Designs, builds, and implements network systems.
(b) Directs compilation of records and reports concerning network operations and
maintenance. Troubleshoots network performance issues. Analyzes network
traffic and provides capacity planning solutions.
(c) Monitors and responds to complex technical control facility hardware and
software problems. Interfaces with vendor support service groups to ensure
proper escalation during outages or periods of degraded system performance.
(d) Manages the purchase, testing, installation, and support of network
communications, including LAN/MAN/WAN systems.
(e) Performs system-level design and configuration of products including
determination of hardware, OS, and other platform specifications.
(f) Plans large-scale systems projects through vendor comparison and cost studies.
(g) Performs a variety of systems engineering tasks and activities that are broad in
nature and are concerned with major systems design, integration, and
implementation, including personnel, hardware, software, budgetary, and support
facilities and/or equipment.
(h) Provides quality assurance review and the evaluation of new and existing
software products.
(i) Provides assistance and oversight for all information systems operations
activities, including computer and telecommunications/communications
operations, data entry, data control, LAN/MAN/WAN administration and
operations support, operating systems programming, system security policy
procedures, and/or web strategy and operations.
(j) Provides input to policy level discussions regarding standards and budget
constraints.
(k) Supervises all personnel engaged in the operation and support of network
facilities, including all communications equipment on various platforms in large
scale or multi-shift operations.
(l) Supervises complex operations that involve two or more additional functions such
as, but not limited to, network operations, systems security, systems software
support, and production support activities.
(m) Monitors and responds to hardware, software, and network problems.
(n) Provides the routine testing and analysis of all elements of the network facilities
(including power, software, communications machinery, lines, modems, and
terminals).
(o) Utilizes software and hardware tools and identifies and diagnoses complex
problems and factors affecting network performance.
(p) Troubleshoots network systems when necessary and makes improvements to the
Network

Program Manager (127G and 127C)
(a) Organizes, directs, and manages contract operation support functions, involving
multiple, complex and inter-related project tasks.
(b) Manages teams of contract support personnel at multiple locations.
(c) Maintains and manages the client interface at the senior levels of the client
organization.
(d) Meets with customer and contractor personnel to formulate and review task plans
and deliverable items. Ensures conformance with program task schedules and
costs.

Project Manager (128G and 128C)
(a) Leads team on large projects or significant segment of large complex projects.
(b) Analyzes new and complex project related problems and creates innovative
solutions involving finance, scheduling, technology, methodology, tools, and
solution components.
(c) Provides applications systems analysis and programming activities for a
Government site, facility or multiple locations.
(d) Prepares long and short-range plans for application selection, systems
development, systems maintenance, and production activities and for necessary
support resources.
(e) Oversees all aspects of projects.

Quality Assurance Specialist (129G# and 129C#)
(a) Provides development of project Software Quality Assurance Plan and the
implementation of procedures that conforms to the requirements of the contract.
(b) Provides an independent assessment of how the project's software development
process is being implemented relative to the defined process and recommends
methods to optimize the organization's process.
(c) May be responsible for all activities involving quality assurance and compliance
with applicable regulatory requirements.
(d) Conducts audits and reviews/analyzes data and documentation.
(e) Develops and implements procedures and test plans for assuring quality in a
system development environment which supports large databases and
applications.

Research Analyst (130G and 130C)
(a) Plans, organizes, and conducts research in a variety of areas, such as new or
existing products, science, social science, law or business, etc. in support of an IT
initiative.
(b) Searches sources such as reference works, literature, documents, newspapers,
statistical records, and other sources of information. May use Internet, Intranet,
magazines, periodicals, journals, and other media to perform research.
(c) Analyzes information and statistical data to prepare reports and studies for use by
professionals.

Strategic/Capital Planner (131G and 131C)
(a) Provides strategic planning of large projects or a significant segment of a strategic
planning portion of a large complex project.
(b) Provides the overall approach to clarify mission statements so they can be used as
springboards in envisioning their desired future.
(c) Assists in developing mission and vision statements, subsequent goal delineation,
provides guidance for building operational plans and specifying measurable
outcomes to include capital outlay planning efforts in a consolidated strategic
planning process and prioritizes those initiatives.
(d) Assist in preparation of key strategic planning documentation, including OMB
Form 300.

Subject Matter Expert (132G# and 132C#)
(a) Serves as subject matter expert, possessing in-depth knowledge of a particular
area, such as business, computer science, engineering, mathematics, or the
various sciences.
(b) Provides technical knowledge and analysis of highly specialized applications and
operational environments, high-level functional systems analysis, design,
integration, documentation and implementation advice on exceptionally complex
problems that need extensive knowledge of the subject matter for effective
implementation.
(c) Participates as needed in all phases of software development with emphasis on the
planning, analysis, testing, integration, documentation, and presentation phases.
(d) Applies principles, methods and knowledge of the functional area of capability to
specific task order requirements, advanced mathematical principles and methods
to exceptionally difficult and narrowly defined technical problems in engineering
and other scientific applications to arrive at automated solutions.

Systems Engineer (133G and 133C)
(a) Provides analysis related to the design, development, and integration of hardware,
software, man-machine interfaces and all system level requirements to provide an
integrated IT solution.
(b) Develops integrated system test requirement, strategies, devices and systems.
(c) Directs overall system level testing.

Technical Editor (134G and 134C)
(a) Reviews content of technical documentation for quality.
(b) Produces technical and scientific illustrations for presentations and/or publication,
as appropriate to the requirements.
(c) Ensures that documents follow the style laid out in the company's style guide.

Technical Writer (135G and 135C)
(a) Writes a variety of technical articles, reports, brochures, and/or manuals for
documentation for a wide range of uses.
(b) Coordinates the display of graphics and the production of the document.
(c) Ensures content is of high quality and conforms with standards.

Test Engineer (136G# and 136C#)
(a) Evaluates, recommends, and implements automated test tools and strategies.
(b) Designs, implements, and conducts test and evaluation procedures to ensure
system requirements are met.
(c) Develops, maintains, and upgrades automated test scripts and architectures for
application products. Also writes, implements, and reports status for system test
cases for testing. Analyzes test cases and provides regular progress reports.
(d) Serves as subject matter specialist providing testing know-how for the support of
user requirements of complex to highly complex software/hardware applications.
(e) Directs and/or participates in all phases of risk management assessments and
software/hardware development with emphasis on analysis of user requirements,
test design and test tools selection.

Training Specialist (137G# and 137C#)
(a) Assesses, designs, and conceptualizes training scenarios, approaches, objectives,
plans, tools, aids, curriculums, and other state of the art technologies related to
training and behavioral studies.
(b) Identifies the best approach training requirements to include, but not limited to
hardware, software, simulations, course assessment and refreshment, assessment
centers, oral examinations, interviews, computer assisted and adaptive testing,
behavior-based assessment and performance, and team and unit assessment and
measurement.
(c) Develops and revises training courses. Prepares training catalogs and course
materials.
(d) Trains personnel by conducting formal classroom courses, workshops, and
seminars.

Voice/Data Communications Engineer (138G# and 138C#)
(a) Provides technical direction and engineering knowledge for communications
activities including planning, designing, developing, testing, installing and
maintaining large communications networks.
(b) Ensures that adequate and appropriate planning is provided to direct building
architects and planners in building communications spaces and media pathways
meet industry standards.
(c) Develops, operates, and maintains voice, wireless, video, and data
communications systems.
(d) Provides complex engineering or analytical tasks and activities associated with
one or more technical areas within the communications function.

Web Content Analyst (139G and 139C)
(a) Provides for development and content that will motivate and entertain users so
that they regularly access the website and utilize it as a major source for
information and decision-making.
(b) Provides managing/performing website editorial activities including gathering
and researching information that enhances the value of the site.

Web Designer (140G and 140C)
(a) Designs and builds web pages using a variety of graphics software applications,
techniques, and tools.
(b) Designs and develops user interface features, site animation, and special-effects
elements. Contributes to the design group's efforts to enhance the look and feel of
the organization's online offerings.
(c) Designs the website to support the organization's strategies and goals relative to
external communications.

(END OF SECTION J, ATTACHMENT 4)


ALLIANT SB
Solicitation # TQ2006MCB0002
Section J
Attachment 5

SECTION J
ATTACHMENT 5
FEDERAL ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE (FEA)

As described in Section C.2, information on the FEA is provided below.

J.5.1 Alliant SB IT Service Categories
The Alliant SB contract includes Infrastructure, Application, and IT Management
Services to support Federal government agencies’ integrated IT solution requirements.
The specific offerings are categorized below:


J.5.2 Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA)

J.5.2.1 Background

The Alliant SB GWAC IT solution and service offerings are aligned with the Federal
Enterprise Architecture (FEA). The FEA alignment is aimed at advancing governmentwide
objectives set forth in the President’s Management Agenda (PMA). The embedded
support for FEA practices will facilitate compliance with Federal policy mandates for IT
investments.

The alignment of federal agencies’ requirements and proposed IT solutions relative to
FEA is optional. As federal agencies and governing bodies work to mature the FEA
reference models, the Alliant SB GWAC’s will be updated to correspond with agencies’
evolving mission needs.

J.5.2.2 Objectives

The Alliant SB GWAC is structured to support objectives of the FEA program and other
important government-wide policy initiatives. The Alliant SB GWAC has been
developed within the framework prescribed by the new IT investment budget guidance
issued by OMB. The contract vehicle conforms to the new environment defined by the
changes to Exhibits 53 and 300 of OMB Circular A-11, and it is designed to minimize
contract bundling, while maximize small business participation.

The Alliant SB GWAC provides inclusive support for IT requirements across all business
lines and functions of the federal government, as defined in the FEA reference models.
The FEA “common framework” represents the minimum scope of IT solutions and
services available to federal government agencies through the Alliant SB GWAC.

J.5.2.3 FEA Reference Models

The FEA “reference models” align IT investments with agencies’ mission requirements.
The component-based architecture enables a structural understanding of agencies’
operations and integrated support systems used to accomplish business goals.

The FEA reference models provide a framework for managing and leveraging IT
investments across the Federal government. The FEA framework promotes the sharing,
consolidation, and reuse of business processes and systems to facilitate inter-government
collaboration and information resource management.

The FEA will facilitate agencies’ efforts to migrate toward a more unified governmentwide
IT infrastructure, by standardizing on technologies and systems that support mission
needs. The FEA is designed to improve government operations and reduce overall costs
associated with developing, implementing, and managing IT systems.

The FEA consists of five interrelated reference models:

- Performance Reference Model (PRM)
- Business Reference Model (BRM)
- Service Component Reference Model (SRM)
- Technical Reference Model (TRM)
- Data Reference Model (DRM)

The Alliant SB GWAC service offerings are defined broadly relative to the expected
relationship (“mapping”) with the FEA architecture components. The services support
the development and use of EA work products to manage current and future needs of
federal government business operations (i.e., “baseline” and “target” architectures). The
Alliant SB GWAC includes transition planning and migration support for all EA
components (e.g., business, information, application, and technology architectures), to
advance the development and implementation of “core EA capabilities.”

An overview of each of the FEA reference models is provided below. Detailed
information pertaining to each of the FEA reference models is available at the following
URL: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/egov/a-1-fea.html.

J.5.2.4 Performance Reference Model (PRM)

The PRM supports performance measurement requirements for IT investments. The
framework enables federal agencies to measure the success of their IT investments
relative to strategic outcomes. The PRM focuses on improving the alignment of inputs
and outputs to effectively achieve business objectives, by establishing standard output
measurements across the federal government,.

The Alliant SB GWAC IT Management Services include support for controls and
oversight functions relating to IT initiatives. These services are designed to facilitate the
development, implementation, and maintenance of management controls and systems
required by federal government agencies to evaluate, manage, and monitor program
performance relative to IT initiatives. In addition, these services will enable operational
improvements where technology is needed to support business processes, and facilitate
management of performance.

The Alliant SB GWAC IT Management Services address requirements for federal
agencies’ use of the FEA PRM. These services include, but are not limited to, support
for all FEA PRM measurement areas, categories, and groupings which correspond to the
government lines of business and functions delineated in the FEA BRM. The Alliant SB
GWAC includes support services for measuring and reporting on the completion and
usage of EA programs, as well as evaluating results for E-Gov alignment and
implementation of cross-governmental initiatives (e.g., SmartBUY, IPv6).

The IT Management Services aligned with the controls and oversight functions will
enable federal government agencies to efficiently and effectively measure strategic
outcomes relative to IT investments, in accordance with the specific measurement areas
prescribed in the FEA PRM (e.g., mission and business results, customer results,
measurement areas for processes and activities, technology, human capital, other fixed
assets).

Detailed information pertaining to the FEA PRM is available at the following URL:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/egov/a-2-prm.html

J.5.2.5 Business Reference Model (BRM)

The BRM component architecture represents the business functions of the federal
government. The BRM is structured around government Business Areas, Lines of
Business (LOBs), and corresponding operational functions. The government operations
are categorized into four Business Areas: Services for Citizens; Mode of Delivery;
Support Delivery of Services; and Management of Government Resources.

Under the auspices of the FEA, IT investments must be integrated with agencies’
strategic planning and performance management processes. The IT Management Services
address requirements for IT policy, programmatic and management support. This area
includes IT-related services to support mission operations and service delivery functions,
as well as planning and resource management operations.

The IT Management Services include support for all strategic planning, management, and
control functions integral to IT initiatives. The IT Management Services provide the
foundational support to effectively align IT requirements with federal government
business operations.

The IT Management Services will enable the development and implementation of
enhanced governance capabilities, to efficiently and effectively support government
agencies’ mission requirements and service delivery operations. In conjunction with the
controls and oversight functions addressed above, the IT Management Services include,
but are not limited to, support for the following functions: Risk Management and
Mitigation; Regulatory Development; Planning and Resource; and IT Security.

Detailed information pertaining to the FEA BRM is available at the following URL:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/egov/a-3-brm.html

J.5.2.6 Service Component Reference Model (SRM)

The SRM categorizes service components that support agencies’ business and
performance objectives. The SRM is focused on standardizing technology and
application service components to support government business operations. The SRM
framework promotes the sharing, consolidation, and “re-use” of business processes and
services capabilities across the federal government.

IT investments must be aligned with service capabilities required to support agencies’
business operations. The Application Services address requirements for service
components that support enterprise and organizational processes.

The Application Services provide support for mission-critical business applications and
collaborative service capabilities. These services include support for developing and
implementing enterprise and departmental-level business applications. These
applications may be “cross-cutting” in nature, with inter-related service processing
components extending across/beyond the enterprise, or unique to a particular
agency/department’s mission requirements.

The Application Services are aligned with the service domains defined in the FEA SRM:
Customer Services; Process Automation; Business Management Services; Digital Asset
Services; Business Analytical Services; Back Office Services; and Support Services. The
Alliant SB GWAC also includes services for developing and implementing systems
required to support unique agency and departmental-level mission requirements.

Detailed information pertaining to the FEA SRM is available at the following URL:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/egov/a-4-srm.html

J.5.2.7 Technical Reference Model (TRM)

The TRM defines the standards and technologies to enable the delivery of service
components and capabilities. The TRM promotes the use of common standards and
technology components to support agencies’ business functions and “target architecture.”

All IT investments must be aligned with the technologies supporting agencies’ business
operations. The Infrastructure Services provide support for all technology components,
services, and standards, integral to developing and maintaining the IT infrastructure.

The Infrastructure Services provide the technical framework to effectively enable
applications and service capabilities required for government business operations. The
areas includes, but is not limited to, support for the following services: Service Access
and Delivery; Service Platform and Infrastructure; Component Framework; and Service
Interface and Integration. Detailed information pertaining to the FEA TRM is available
at the following URL: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/egov/a-6-trm.html.

J.5.2.8 Data Reference Model (DRM)

The DRM describes the data and information supporting government operations. The
component architecture promotes standards for the identification, use, and sharing of
data/information across the federal government. The DRM includes three standardization
areas: Data Context (data categorization) Data Sharing (data access and exchange); and
Data Description (data structures).

The Alliant SB GWAC includes support for agencies use of the FEA DRM. The support
services include, but are not limited to, the development, implementation, and
maintenance of agencies’ DRM Schemas (“XLM instances”) that contain information
relevant to the three DRM standardization areas.

Detailed information pertaining to the FEA DRM is available at the following URL:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/egov/a-5-drm.html

J.5.3 Department of Defense Enterprise Architecture (DoDEA)

In conjunction with the FEA, the Alliant SB GWAC includes support for all components
of the DoD Enterprise Architecture (EA) framework: DoD EA PRM; DoD EA BRM;
DoD EA SRM; DoD EA TRM; and DoD DRM. The DoD EA reference models
comprise the integrated performance, business, application, data, and technology
constructs in support of the DoD mission.

The DoD EA framework is aligned with the FEA reference models. The DoD EA PRM
is focused on measuring the effects of IT relative to enhancing DoD mission
performance. The DoD EA BRM incorporates DoD-specific LOBs/subfunctions, and
uses existing DoD standards to relate to the FEA elements. The Dod EA SRM is
structured across the DoD mission areas of the Warfighter, Business, Intelligence, and
Enterprise Information Environment (EIE). The DoD EA TRM integrates existing DoD
standards, specifications, and technologies for required DoD service components and
electronic Government (e-Gov) initiatives. The DoD EA DRM classifies data and
information relative to how it supports the DoD business operations.

Detailed information concerning each of the DoD EA reference models is available at the
following URL: http://www.dod.mil/nii/ea/DoD_EA_Executive_Summary.html.

(END OF SECTION J, ATTACHMENT 5)

Section J – Attachment 6
Past Performance Tables

Not Applicable to awarded contracts.