Contract Opportunity Type: Solicitation (Updated)
All Dates/Times are: (UTC-04:00) EASTERN STANDARD TIME, NEW YORK, USA
Updated Date Offers Due: Apr 13, 2020 04:00 pm EDT
Inactive Policy: 15 days after date offers due
Updated Inactive Date: Apr 28, 2020
Original Inactive Date: Mar 24, 2020
Original Set Aside:
Product Service Code: R499 - SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: OTHER
NAICS Code: 541990 - All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Place of Performance: TLS
AMENDMENT CONTROL NUMBER: 95332420Q0014
SUMMARY OF CHANGES: Amendment to extend RFQ Closing date and answer questions.
The purpose of Amendment 0002 is to extend the RFQ closing date to April 13, 2020, 4:00 pm Eastern and to extend the deadline for questions to April 1, 2020, 4:00pm Eastern. Additionally, this Amendment provides answers to questions provided as follows:
Q.1: The solicitation summary (and reiterated in several places in the solicitation document) cites that “the contractor will be expected to use findings from the design studies to develop terms of reference for procurements for the implementation of each of the tasks”. What implications will this have on the ability of the successful contractor (to whom this contract is awarded) to bid on/ be part of a bid for subsequent procurements related to program implementation?
A.1: The contractor would not be able to bid on the follow on work; however, it is the contractor’s responsibility to address conflict of interest issues so they may find a suitable way to mitigate it.
Q.2: Section F (pg. 24 of the solicitation document) indicates a period of performance starting on April 29, 2020. Recognizing the solicitation timeline and current restrictions on international travel (presumably having an impact on travel to/from Timor-Leste), what accommodations can MCC allow for (a) a negotiated start date for the period of performance, and (b) accommodation of travel restrictions – whether a result of restrictions by the Government of Timor-Leste or as required as part of the contractor’s own emergency travel restrictions?
A.2: The start date of the work will be flexible, but the contract effective date will be the date both parties sign.
Hyperlinks to Related Project Dossiers:
95332420Q0014 Amendment 0002 TL Education Design
95332420Q0014 Amendment 0001 TL Education Design