W912DY-11-R-0036Page 3 of 92identified in DFARS 216.505-70. Each order exceeding $3,000 will be awarded on a competitive basis unless anexception described in the FAR or DFARS applies. Task Orders will be firm fixed-price (FFP). Task Orders issuedunder this contract will be issued contingent upon Secretary of Defense approval pursuant to authority issued under10 U.S.C. § 2922a.
The length of time during which the Government may compete the award of Task Orders among theawardees is called the ordering period. Task Orders may have longer performance periods, up to 30 years from theaward of each Task Order. The multiple-award ID/IQ contracts will have a base ordering period of three years withseven one-year option periods, for a total ordering period of ten years. There is no guarantee that the options will beexercised on any or all of the awarded contracts. New Task Orders will be placed in accordance with Section H.3,Method of Ordering. The Government is under no obligation to issue any orders against this contract in excess of the minimum guarantee amount of $500.00. The estimated maximum contract amount for the multiple award ID/IQcontracts (sum of all Task Orders awarded) is $7,000,000,000.00 ($7 Billion) over a period of ten years (if theoptions are exercised). The only authorized ordering office is the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center,Huntsville. Other agencies may be delegated this authority, in which case an advance written notice will be given tothe Contractor.
The Government will evaluate the market at least every 18 monthsthroughout the life of the multiple award ID/IQ contracts to determine if it is in the Government’s best interest toopen a contract “on-ramp” and/or “off-ramp”. During a contract on-ramp the Government will advertise, acceptand evaluate new proposals with the intention of adding additional contracts to refresh the technology and providethe Government with better buying power. On-ramps may also be used to qualify existing contract holders topropose on additional technologies. These proposals shall be subject to the same proposal instructions andevaluation procedures as contained in the original solicitation. During a contract “off-ramp”, the ContractingOfficer may elect to remove firms from the multiple award ID/IQ contract pool that have poor performance or havefailed to submit acceptable proposals for any of the projects for which they were qualified. Previously awardedTask Orders will be unaffected by on/off ramp actions taken to refresh the multiple award ID/IQ contract pool.Similarly, modifications to Task Orders do not affect the basic contracts.
Task Order Competition.
This solicitation will result in multiple ID/IQ contracts with a portion of the awardsreserved for small businesses. The capacity within the multiple award ID/IQ contracts will be shared, using the fairopportunity process, between Contractors within the pool subject to the following restrictions:
Only those offerors that were selected for each technology will be invited to propose on a particular TaskOrder request for proposal for that technology, and
For those Task Orders reserved for small businesses, only small business offerors that were selected foreach technology will be invited to propose on a particular Task Order request for proposal for thattechnology.Task Orders will be reserved for small businesses in accordance with the following ordering procedures:
Energy Production Task Order Competition Caveats
Greater than 12MW Unrestricted Competition4MW up to 12MWThe Contracting Officer will firstconsider reserving the Task Orderfor small businesses. Thedetermination will examine the sizeof the project, the complexity of theproject, and the level of financingrequired.Before making the determination on a particularproject, the Contracting Officer will request aletter of interest from all SB firms. If fewer thantwo responses are received, the Task Order willopen for unrestricted competition.