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NCEE - FSA Sites Evaluation

District Of Columbia, United States
Government : Federal
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This is a sources sought notice/Request for Information (RFI) notice only; the purpose of this notice is to acquire knowledge about potential qualified sources that can provide the U.S. Department of Education with the qualified personnel and expertise to conduct evaluations of strategies designed to improve the Federal Student Aid system, primarily those tested under the Experimental Sites Initiative.  A DRAFT Performance Work Statement (PWS) is attached.  The Government is contemplating award of single award Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to support these requirement(s).

Responses to this notice are requested to include the following:

a) Company name:
b) Address:
c) Point of contact:
d) Number of employees:
e) Gross annual receipts:
f) Previous contract(s) performing same or similar services as identified in this notice, to include contract type (FFP,T&M,etc.);overall contract value; Agency/Business Entity contracted with; brief overview of services performed:
g) Capability statement that addresses the organizations' qualifications and ability to perform as a prime contractor for the work described in the attached PWS'. Please include a page break before addressing each PWS, as each one have a distinct end-user. Documents with cross referencing may not be received as favorably.
h) GSA Holder? If yes, GSA Contract number:
i) Are you a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business (Yes/No):
j) Are you a certified HubZone Small Business (Yes/No):

Please also address the following question (limited to no more than ten (10) single spaced, response submission):

1. Do you have any suggestions/concerns with the Government's current approach?  What additional information should we provide in the solicitation, if/once released?

2. If the Government places a task order on Cost Plus Fixed Fee basis, what do you propose as a reasonable Fixed Fee percentage?  Please provide justification for the figure suggested.  Also, should the fee percentage change if the task order is for a shorter (i.e. less than 1 year) or longer (over 4 years) period of performance?

Information submitted in response to this sources sought notice is to be used for planning purposes only. This notice shall not be construed as a request for proposal. This notice does not obligate the Government to award a contract, it does not restrict the Government in its ultimate acquisition approach, nor does it obligate the Government to pay for any proposal preparation costs.

No entitlement to payment of direct or indirect costs or charges by the government will accrue as a result of a submission or of a response or use of such information. Please submit all responses by 12:00 p.m., EST on 23 January 2019. Please submit all questions/comments/responses via email.

The Department does not intend to post a Question and Answers amendment to this notice. Instead, the Department intends to take those questions/responses as items that will be utilized to strengthen the Department's eventual Request For Proposal (RFP)/Solicitation documents.

Respondents may be contacted for additional information. A letter stating your interest or requesting a copy of the solicitation is NOT sufficient to determine contractor capability.

NO SOLICITATION IS AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME and no date has been established for the RFP issuance.

Point of Contract for this notice is Joseph Gibbs, Contracting Specialist, e-mail: Please courtesy copy Ryan Battad, Contracting Officer, at, with all electronic correspondence. In addition, please request a reply email to confirm receipt of electronic correspondence.

Joseph Gibbs, Contract Specialist, Phone 2022456016, Email - Ryan Battad, Contracting Officer, Phone 2022456527, Email

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