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Class A Commercial Driving License Instruction

Pennsylvania, United States
Government : Federal
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.

The solicitation number is 15B21319Q00000014 and it is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ). The requirement will be solicited on an unrestricted basis. The applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 611519. Other Technical and Trade Schools and the size standard is $14.0 million.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons, Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Schuylkill, Minersville, Pennsylvania intends to establish an indefinite delivery, requirements type contract for the provision of a Class A Commercial Vehicle Driving (CDL) Instruction to be rendered for the inmate population incarcerated at the Federal Prison Camp (FPC) Schuylkill located in Minersville, Pennsylvania. Information regarding the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and its facilities can be located at A description of the services required is attached to this posting and labeled as RFQ Attachment 001 - Description of Requirement.

The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2019-01.



Type of Contract: A resultant contract will be an indefinite delivery/requirements type contract with firm-fixed pricing. It is anticipated that contract award(s) resulting from this solicitation will be made in June 2019.

Performance Period: The periods of performance of the resulting contract shall be Base Year - Effective Date of Award (EDOA) thru 12 months; Option Year 1 - 13 months from EDOA thru 24 months; Option Year 2 - 25 months from EDOA thru 36 months; Option Year 3 - 37 months from EDOA thru 48 months; Option Year 4 - 49 months from EDOA thru 60 months.

The contractor shall commence performance of services by submitting information to initiate security clearance procedures within 5 calendar days from the effective date of award of the contract. In accordance with FAR 46.503 and 46.403(a)(6), the place of acceptance for services under this contract is at the destination, FPC Schuylkill.

Ordering Official: Task orders may be issued only be the Contracting Officer or a warranted Contracting Official from the Contract Administration Office. Orders may be issued orally, faxed, electronically, or via mail.

Security and Investigative Requirements: The employees of the contractor entering the institution may be required to meet certain security requirements prior to entering the institution. Primary concerns are the amount of contact that may occur between the contractor and his/her employees with the inmate population during the performance of the contract. Contractor employees are allowed access to the institution at the sole discretion of the Warden of the institution.

The program manager at FPC Schuylkill is responsible for conducting the appropriate law enforcement check on all contractor staff that may need access inside the prison facility. The following investigative procedure will be performed:

1). National Crime Information Center (NCIC) check; 2). DOJ 99 (Name Check); 3). FD 258 (Fingerprint Check); 4). Law Enforcement Agency checks; 5). Vouchering of Employers; 6). Resume/Personal Qualifications; 7). OPM 329 A (Authority for Release of Information); 8). National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) check (if applicable); and 9). Urinalysis Test (for the detection of marijuana and other drug usage).

By submitting a quote for service, the contractor and its employees agree to complete the required documents and undergo the listed procedure. An individual who does not pass the security clearance will be unable to enter the BOP facility. Any individual employed by the contractor who is deemed not suitable by the BOP requirements will not be granted access to perform services under the contract. This is a condition of the contract. Finally, the contractor shall be in compliance with 8 CFR 274a regarding employment of aliens.

Privacy Act Notification: A resultant contract will require contracted staff to operate a system of records and maintain documentation that will require adherence tot he Privacy Act of 1974. The system of records will be maintained in accordance with community standards for adult education records. The contractor and/or staff are not authorized to disclose this or any information pertaining to an inmate to any non-BOP source. Any requests for such information shall be forwarded to the Contracting Officer or designee for proper disposition.

Non-personal services: A resultant contract will be a non-personal services contract, as defined in FAR 37.101, under which the contractor is an independent contractor. Award of a contract does not constitute and employer/employee relationship. The contractor will not be subject to Government supervision, except for security related matters; however, contractor performance shall be closely monitored to ensure contract compliance.

Pricing Methodology: The contract rate for service will be on a per session basis, where a session is defined as one hour in duration. Pricing shall be inclusive of all charges (i.e., wages, insurance, overhead, profit, etc.). Please note that there will be minimal processing time required to enter the institution that should be reflected in the price quoted.


Evaluation and Award Methodology: This acquisition will be procured in accordance with FAR Part 12 - Acquisition of Commercial Items and Part 13 - Simplified Acquisition Procedures.  In addition to price, quoters must demonstrate technical capability and successful past performance history. Pursuant to FAR 12.602(c), an award decision will be made to the responsible contractor whose quote is most advantageous tot he Government based on the evaluation factors contained in the solicitation.

Pursuant to FAR 17.203(b), the Government's evaluation shall be inclusive of options. Pursuant to FAR 17.203(d), quoters may offer varying prices for options, depending on the quantities actually ordered and the dates when ordered. The estimated quantity of service required is not a representation to a quoter that the estimated quantities will be required or ordered, or that conditions affecting requirements will remain stable or normal.

Quoters are advised that the Contracting Officer will verify registration in the System for Award Management database ( prior to the award of any contract, by entering the potential awardee DUNS number into the database. Failure to complete a registration record may result in elimination from consideration for award.

Quoters are further advised to mark each individual item in their quote considered privileged or confidential under the Freedom of Information Act with notification that the data is considered confidential and privileged and not subject to mandatory disclosure under the FOIA.


On letterhead or business stationary, the following information must be submitted. Failure to provide required information may result in your quote not being considered.

(1) Contractors DUNS Number.
(2) Quoted price per session (session is defined as one hour in duration) for an estimated maximum requirement of 300 sessions per contract year. Example format: Base Year - Estimated 300 sessions x $____ per session = $_____. Responses must include a price quote per session for the Base Year, Option 1, Option 2, Option 3, and Option 4.
(3) A completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (if different from entry made to the System for Award Management record at
(4) Quotes must describe the contractor's technical capability to provide the required services with a description of how the contractor plans to meet the requirements of the solicitation in accordance with the Statement of Work.
(5) Quotes must be provide documentary evidence of accreditation.
(6) Point of Contact information for professional references. The contractor should provide a list of the last three contracts awarded to your organization which are of a related nature, size, and scope. Include the following for each: Customer Name, Address, Phone, Fax, Email Address; Contract Number; Contact Person; Type of Work; Contract Amount; Contract Status (Active or Complete).
(7) Point of contact information for a financial reference to include Bank Name, Address, Phone, Email address, and Contact Person. If your references will require a Release of Information statement - provide it with your quote submittal.

Quote Submission Information:

Quotes must be received at the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Schuylkill, Minersville, Pennsylvania no later than 4:00 PM EST on Monday, May 6, 2019.

Written quotes will be accepted by email.  Emailed quotes must be sent to Theresa McIllwain,, or Lori Rarig, Include the following in your subject line: Quote submitted in response to 15B21319Q00000014. Quotes must include all required information.

Questions regarding this requirement may be directed to Theresa McIllwain, Contract Specialist at or Lori Rarig, Supervisory Contract Specialist at

Theresa McIllwain, Contract Specialist, Phone 570-544-7310, Fax 570-544-7198, Email - Lori H. Rarig, Contract Specialist, Phone (570)544-7311, Fax (570)544-7198, Email

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