Internet website traffic and bandwidth capabilities for advertising, preview, andsale periods;7.
Preview day process;8.
Registration, check out, horse pickup process, to include completion of registration/ownership transfer documentation, and bid deposit collection andrefund process;9.
Security plan for preview and auction days;10.
Experience in conducting the sales of Registered American Quarter Horses,including but not limited to the following covered under the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA): Stallions, halter, working hunter, western pleasure,riding, hunter under saddle, and show horses;11.
Experience in conducting sales of embryos, oocytes, and frozen semen;12.
Experience in conducting sales of recipient mares, broodmares and/or interests infoals in utero.2.
The contractor must comply with all applicable employment laws in the hiring andretention of employees and subcontractors, including the Immigration and NationalityAct and the provisions of Title 8 C.F.R. Part 274a.3.
It is anticipated the contractor shall commence sale preparation immediately uponcontract award, with anticipated completion of all sales within 45 days thereafter, unlessotherwise directed by the CO or COR.
The contractor SHALL NOT DISCLOSE Government information in any advertisement, but shall first consult with the CO or COR before releasing advertising material.2.
The contractor is required to advertise horses and other assets for sale prior to the auctionin at least one (1) national print publication and via contractor-operated Internet websitein a timeframe as directed by the COR. Contractor must provide the website link toUSMS to be posted on the USMS website. The website shall be supported by a server to provide acceptable download speeds by a high number of users in a short period of time.3.
The contractor shall advertise sales with the appropriate industry associations, including but not limited to the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) website and the print publication, as well as the American Paint Horse Association (APHA), and thePinto Horse Association of America (PtHA).4.
For live and on-line sales, the contractor shall create a sales catalog. The circular shall
background, and at least one photograph. The catalog shall be available in print insufficient quantities and printable from on-line sources, to include at the contractor