ITGUIDELINES FOR FORMAT AND CONTENT
OF THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SCHEDULE PRICELIST

The following pages contain information, instructions, and guidelines for preparing the proposed hard copy Information Technology Schedule Pricelist. Two copies of the proposed Information Technology Schedule Pricelist must be submitted with your offer. Please Note: The proposed Information Technology Schedule Pricelist should be submitted as a document separate from this Attachment and it must, at a minimum be formatted in a font no smaller than 10 cpi (characters per inch).

These guidelines prescribe the format and content to be used to create the Information Technology Schedule Pricelist. Offerors are advised to include only those terms and conditions applicable to the Special Item Numbers (SINs) being proposed.

NOTE: Instructions To Offerors, which are proceeded and followed by a double asterisk (**), should NOT be included in the schedule pricelist.

The proposed Information Technology Schedule Pricelist must contain the following information, as applicable to your proposal:

1. Pricelist Cover Page

2. Table of Contents

3. Information For Ordering Activities

4. Terms and Conditions Applicable to Leasing of General Purpose Commercial Information Technology Products (Special Item Number 132-3)

5. Terms and Conditions Applicable to Daily / Short Term Rental of General Purpose Commercial Information Technology Equipment (Special Item Number 132-4)

6. Terms and Conditions Applicable to Purchase of General Purpose Commercial Information Technology Equipment (Special Item Number 132-8)

7. Terms and Conditions Applicable to Maintenance, Repair Service and Repair Parts/Spare Parts for Government-Owned General Purpose Commercial Information Technology Equipment, (After Expiration of Guarantee/Warranty Provisions and/or When Required Service is not Covered by Guarantee/Warranty Provisions) and for Leased Equipment (Special Item Number 132-12)

8. Terms and Conditions Applicable to Term Software Licenses (Special Item 132-32), Perpetual Software Licenses (Special Item Number 132-33) and Maintenance of Software (Special Item Number 132-34) for General Purpose Commercial Information Technology Software

9. Terms and Conditions Applicable to Training Courses for General Purpose Commercial Information Technology Equipment and Software (Special Item Number 132?50)

10. Terms and Conditions Applicable to Information Technology (IT) Professional Services (Special Item Number 132-51) and Electronic Commerce (EC) Services (Special Item Number 132?52)

11. Terms and Conditions Applicable to Wireless Services (Special Item Number 132-53)

12. Terms and Conditions Applicable to Authentication Products and Services (Special Item Number 132-60, Special Item Number 132-61, and Special Item Number 132-62)

13. Any descriptive information relating to the equipment and/or software offered (subject to the approval of the Contracting Officer)

14. Products and Services Pricelist – should include, at a minimum, the following:

a. Brand Name, Model and/or Catalog Number (as applicable)
b. Brief description of item
c. Negotiated unit price (NET PRICE) for the product or service.

NOTE: Contractors should indicate if the equipment and/or software is Energy Star compliant.

15. Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs).

16. Contractor Team Arrangements.

17. List of Service and Distribution Points, as applicable.

18. List of Participating Dealers, as applicable.

**PRICELIST COVER PAGE**

AUTHORIZED
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SCHEDULE PRICELIST
GENERAL PURPOSE COMMERCIAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE AND SERVICES

**Provide a general description of the commodity offered, if desired.**

**List all applicable Special Item Numbers, FSC Classes and FPDS Codes from the following lists:**

Special Item No. 132-3 Leasing of Product
Special Item No. 132-4 Daily / Short Term Rental
Special Item No. 132-8 Purchase of Equipment
Special Item No. 132-12 Maintenance, Repair Service and Repair Parts/Spare Parts
Special Item No. 132-32 Term Software Licenses
Special Item No. 132-33 Perpetual Software Licenses
Special Item No. 132-34 Maintenance of Software
Special Item No. 132-50 Training Courses
Special Item No. 132-51 Information Technology Professional Services
Special Item No. 132-52 Electronic Commerce Services
Special Item No. 132-53 Wireless Services
Special Item No. 132-60 Access Certificates for Electronic Services (ACES) Program
Special Item No. 132-61 Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Shared Service Provider (SSP) Program
Special Item No. 132-62 HSPD-12 Product and Service Components

Note: All non-professional labor categories must be incidental to and used solely to support hardware, software and/or professional services, and cannot be purchased separately.
SIN 132-3 LEASING OF PRODUCT
SIN 132-4 DAILY / SHORT TERM RENTAL
SIN 132-8 PURCHASE OF EQUIPMENT

FSC CLASS 7010 – SYSTEM CONFIGURATION

End User Computers/Desktop Computers
Professional Workstations
Servers
Laptop/Portable/Notebook Computers
Large Scale Computers
Optical and Imaging Systems
Other Systems Configuration Equipment, Not Elsewhere Classified

FSC CLASS 7025 – INPUT/OUTPUT AND STORAGE DEVICES

Printers
Display
Graphics, including Video Graphics, Light Pens, Digitizers, Scanners, and Touch Screens
Network Equipment
Other Communications Equipment
Optical Recognition Input/Output Devices
Storage Devices including Magnetic Storage, Magnetic Tape Storage and Optical Disk Storage
Other Input/Output and Storage Devices, Not Elsewhere Classified

FSC CLASS 7035 ? ADP SUPPORT EQUIPMENT
ADP Support Equipment
FSC Class 7042 ? MINI AND MICRO COMPUTER CONTROL DEVICES
Microcomputer Control Devices
Telephone Answering and Voice Messaging Systems
FSC CLASS 7050 ? ADP COMPONENTS
ADP Boards
FSC CLASS 5995 ? CABLE, CORD, AND WIRE ASSEMBLIES: COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT
Communications Equipment Cables
FSC CLASS 6015 ? FIBER OPTIC CABLES
Fiber Optic Cables
FSC CLASS 6020 – FIBER OPTIC CABLE ASSEMBLES AND HARNESSES
Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies and Harnesses
FSC CLASS 6145 ? WIRE AND CABLE, ELECTRICAL

Coaxial Cables
FSC Class 5805 – TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH EQUIPMENT
Telephone Equipment
Audio and Video Teleconferencing Equipment
FSC CLASS 5810 – COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY EQUIPMENT AND COMPONENTS
Communications Security Equipment
FSC CLASS 5815 – TELETYPE AND FACSIMILE EQUIPMENT
Facsimile Equipment (FAX)
FSC CLASS 5820 – RADIO AND TELEVISION COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT, EXCEPT AIRBORNE

Two-Way Radio Transmitters/Receivers/Antennas
Broadcast Band Radio Transmitters/Receivers/Antennas
Microwave Radio Equipment/Antennas and Waveguides
Satellite Communications Equipment

FSC CLASS 5821 – RADIO AND TELEVISION COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT, AIRBORNE
Airborne Radio Transmitters/Receivers
FSC CLASS 5825 – RADIO NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT, EXCEPT AIRBORNE
Radio Navigation Equipment/Antennas
FSC CLASS 5826 – RADIO NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT, AIRBORNE
Airborne Radio Navigation Equipment
FSC CLASS 5830 – INTERCOMMUNICATION AND PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS, EXCEPT AIRBORNE
Pagers and Public Address Systems (wired and wireless transmissions, including background music systems)
FSC CLASS 5841 – RADAR EQUIPMENT, AIRBORNE

Airborne Radar Equipment
FSC CLASS 5895 – MISCELLANEOUS COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
Miscellaneous Communications Equipment
**Indicate if any of the following are offered under Special Item Number 132-8.**
– Special Physical, Visual, Speech, and Hearing Aid Equipment
– Used Equipment
– Installation (FPDS Code N070) for Equipment Offered
– Deinstallation (FPDS N070)
– Reinstallation (FPDS N070)

NOTE: Installation must be incidental to, in conjunction with and in direct support of the products sold under SIN 132-8 of this contract and cannot be purchased separately. If the construction, alteration or repair is segregable and exceeds $2,000, then the requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act apply. In applying the Davis-Bacon Act, ordering activies are required to incorporate wage rate determinations into orders, as applicable.
SIN 132-12 – MAINTENANCE OF EQUIPMENT, REPAIR SERVICE, AND REPAIR PARTS/SPARE PARTS (FPDS Code J070 – Maintenance and Repair Service)(Repair Parts/Spare Parts – See FSC Class for basic equipment)

** Indicate if any of the following are offered.**
– Maintenance
– Repair Service
– Repair Parts/Spare Parts
– Third Party Maintenance
SIN 132-32 – TERM SOFTWARE LICENSES

FSC CLASS 7030 – INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE

Large Scale Computers
Operating System Software
Application Software
Electronic Commerce (EC) Software
Utility Software
Communications Software
Core Financial Management Software
Ancillary Financial Systems Software
Special Physical, Visual, Speech, and Hearing Aid Software

Microcomputers
Operating System Software
Application Software
Electronic Commerce (EC) Software
Utility Software
Communications Software
Core Financial Management Software
Ancillary Financial Systems Software
Special Physical, Visual, Speech, and Hearing Aid Software
NOTE: Offerors are encouraged to identify within their software items any component interfaces that support open standard interoperability. An item’s interfaces may be identified as interoperable on the basis of participation in a Government agency-sponsored program or in an independent organization program. Interfaces may be identified by reference to an interface registered in the component registry located at http://www.core.gov.
SIN 132-33 – PERPETUAL SOFTWARE LICENSES

FSC CLASS 7030 – INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE

Large Scale Computers
Operating System Software
Application Software
Electronic Commerce (EC) Software
Utility Software
Communications Software
Core Financial Management Software
Ancillary Financial Systems Software
Special Physical, Visual, Speech, and Hearing Aid Software

Microcomputers
Operating System Software
Application Software
Electronic Commerce (EC) Software
Utility Software
Communications Software
Core Financial Management Software
Ancillary Financial Systems Software
Special Physical, Visual, Speech, and Hearing Aid Software
NOTE: Offerors are encouraged to identify within their software items any component interfaces that support open standard interoperability. An item’s interface may be identified as interoperable on the basis of participation in a Government agency-sponsored program or in an independent organization program. Interfaces may be identified by reference to an interface registered in the component registry located at http://www.core.gov.

SIN 132-34 – MAINTENANCE OF SOFTWARE
1. Software Maintenance as a Product
Software maintenance as a product includes the publishing of bug/defect fixes via patches and updates/upgrades in function and technology to maintain the operability and usability of the software product. It may also include other no charge support that are included in the purchase price of the product in the commercial marketplace. No charge support includes items such as user blogs, discussion forums, on-line help libraries and FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions), hosted chat rooms, and limited telephone, email and/or web-based general technical support for user’s self diagnostics.Software maintenance as a product does NOT include the creation, design, implementation, integration, etc. of a software package. These examples are considered software maintenance as a service.

2. Software Maintenance as a Service
Software maintenance as a service creates, designs, implements, and/or integrates customized changes to software that solve one or more problems and is not included with the price of the software. Software maintenance as a service includes person-to-person communications regardless of the medium used to communicate: telephone support, on-line technical support, customized support, and/or technical expertise which are charged commercially. Software maintenance as a service is billed arrears in accordance with 31 U.S.C. 3324.

SIN 132-50 – TRAINING COURSES FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE (FPDS Code U012)
SIN 132-51 – INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

FPDS Code D301 IT Facility Operation and Maintenance
FPDS Code D302 IT Systems Development Services
FPDS Code D306 IT Systems Analysis Services
FPDS Code D307 Automated Information Systems Design and Integration Services
FPDS Code D308 Programming Services
FPDS Code D310 IT Backup and Security Services
FPDS Code D311 IT Data Conversion Services
FPDS Code D313 Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) Services
FPDS Code D316 IT Network Management Services
FPDS Code D317 Creation/Retrieval of IT Related Automated News Services, Data Services, or
Other Information Services (All other information services belong under Schedule 76)
FPDS Code D399 Other Information Technology Services, Not Elsewhere Classified

Note 1: All non-professional labor categories must be incidental to and used solely to support hardware, software and/or professional services, and cannot be purchased separately.
Note 2: Offerors and Agencies are advised that the Group 70 – Information Technology Schedule is not to be used as a means to procure services which properly fall under the Brooks Act. These services include, but are not limited to, architectural, engineering, mapping, cartographic production, remote sensing, geographic information systems, and related services. FAR 36.6 distinguishes between mapping services of an A/E nature and mapping services which are not connected nor incidental to the traditionally accepted A/E Services.
Note 3: This solicitation is not intended to solicit for the reselling of IT Professional Services, except for the provision of implementation, maintenance, integration, or training services in direct support of a product. Under such circumstances the services must be performance by the publisher or manufacturer or one of their authorized agents.
SIN 132-52 – ELECTRONIC COMMERCE (EC) SERVICES

FPDS Code D304 Value Added Network Services (VANs)
FPDS Code D304 E-Mail Services
FPDS Code D304 Internet Access Services
FPDS Code D304 Navigation Services
FPDS Code D399 Other Data Transmission Services, Not Elsewhere Classified – Except “Voice” and Pager Services

NOTE: Electronic Commerce Services are not intended to supersede or be substitute for any voice requirements of FTS2001.
SPECIAL ITEM NO. 132-53 WIRELESS SERVICES (FPDS CODE D304) Excluding local and long distance voice, data, video, and dedicated transmission services which are NOT mobile.)

Paging Services
Cellular/PCS Voice Services

AUTHENTICATION PRODUCTS AND SERVICES – Authentication products and services provide for authentication of individuals for purposes of physical and logical access control, electronic signature, performance of E-business transactions and delivery of Government services. Authentication Products and Services consist of hardware, software components and supporting services that provide for identity assurance. Refer to Clause CI-FSS-52 Authentication Products and Services for requirements that must be met prior to award.

SPECIAL ITEM NO. 132-60 ACCESS CERTIFICATES FOR ELECTRONIC SERVICES (ACES) PROGRAM (FPDS D399)

Digital Certificate Products and accompanying PKI Services for external users to conduct electronic transactions with Federal agency applications. This facilitates secure electronic access to government information and services using public key infrastructure/digital signature technology. Digital Certificate Products and Services provide the speed and immediacy of electronic transactions while protecting business-critical information from interception, tampering, and unauthorized access.

SPECIAL ITEM NO. 132-61 PUBLIC KEY INFRASTRUCTURE (PKI) SHARED SERVICE PROVIDER (SSP) PROGRAM (FPDS D399)

X.509 Digital Certificate Products and accompanying PKI Services for internal use in Federal agencies and systems. This facilitates physical and electronic access to government facilities and networks by authorized personnel using public key infrastructure/digital signature technology that meets the U.S. Federal Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Common Policy Framework, and is a key enabler of identity assurance within the Federal sector for access control protecting Federal networks and information systems from unauthorized access, interception, and tampering.

SPECIAL ITEM NO. 132-62 HSPD-12 PRODUCT AND SERVICE COMPONENTS (FPDS D399)

Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Credentials and Services. This facilitates trusted physical and electronic access to government facilities and networks using smart card technology. PIV Credentials and Services is a key enabler of identity assurance for access control and protects Federal facilities and information systems from unauthorized access, interception, and tampering.

**Indicate the following: Contractor’s Name, Complete Address (including zip code), Telephone Number (including area code) and Internet Address/Web Site.**

Contractor’s Name
Complete Address, including Zip Code
Telephone Number, including Area Code
Internet Address/Web Site

**Copy the following language, leaving appropriate blanks, as shown:**

Contract Number: ______________________________________
**will be furnished at time of award**

Period Covered by Contract: ___________________________________
**will be furnished at time of award**

General Services Administration
Federal Acquisition Service

Pricelist current through Modification #_______, dated ________.

Products and ordering information in this Authorized FSS Information Technology Schedule Pricelist are also available on the GSA Advantage! System. Agencies can browse GSA Advantage! by accessing the Federal Acquisition Service’s Home Page via the Internet at http://www.fss.gsa.gov/

**End of information to be included on the Cover Page of the Pricelist. Any additional information to be included on this page is subject to approval by the Contracting Officer.**

**Table of Contents. The next page in the pricelist should be entitled “Table of Contents,” and should contain the basic sections of the pricelist, along with corresponding page numbers for ease of use.**

**On a page entitled “Information For Ordering Activities,” copy the language indicated below, as consecutively numbered paragraphs, and provide appropriate responses, where required.**

INFORMATION FOR ORDERING ACTIVITIES
APPLICABLE TO ALL SPECIAL ITEM NUMBERS

SPECIAL NOTICE TO AGENCIES: Small Business Participation

SBA strongly supports the participation of small business concerns in the Federal Acquisition Service. To enhance Small Business Participation SBA policy allows agencies to include in their procurement base and goals, the dollar value of orders expected to be placed against the Federal Supply Schedules, and to report accomplishments against these goals.

For orders exceeding the micropurchase threshold, FAR 8.404 requires agencies to consider the catalogs/pricelists of at least three schedule contractors or consider reasonably available information by using the GSA Advantage!ä on-line shopping service (www.fss.gsa.gov). The catalogs/pricelists, GSA Advantage!ä and the Federal Acquisition Service Home Page (www.fss.gsa.gov) contain information on a broad array of products and services offered by small business concerns.

This information should be used as a tool to assist ordering activities in meeting or exceeding established small business goals. It should also be used as a tool to assist in including small, small disadvantaged, and women-owned small businesses among those considered when selecting pricelists for a best value determination.

For orders exceeding the micropurchase threshold, customers are to give preference to small business concerns when two or more items at the same delivered price will satisfy their requirement.

1. GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE OF CONTRACT:

Domestic delivery is delivery within the 48 contiguous states, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Washington, DC, and U.S. Territories. Domestic delivery also includes a port or consolidation point, within the aforementioned areas, for orders received from overseas activities.Overseas delivery is delivery to points outside of the 48 contiguous states, Washington, DC, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories.

Offerors are requested to check one of the following boxes:

[ ] The Geographic Scope of Contract will be domestic and overseas delivery.

[ ] The Geographic Scope of Contract will be overseas delivery only.

[ ] The Geographic Scope of Contract will be domestic delivery only.

For Special Item Number 132-53 Wireless Services ONLY, if awarded, list the limited geographic coverage area:

__________________________________________________________________________________________

2. CONTRACTOR’S ORDERING ADDRESS AND PAYMENT INFORMATION:

**The Contractor should insert the complete address(es) for ordering (see Clause 552.216-73) and payment (552.232-82).**

Contractors are required to accept credit cards for payments equal to or less than the micro?purchase threshold for oral or written delivery orders. Credit cards will/will not be acceptable for payment above the micro-purchase threshold. In addition, bank account information for wire transfer payments will be shown on the invoice.

**Choose the appropriate language–“will” or “will not”–in the second sentence. Copy the first and third sentence.**

The following telephone number(s) can be used by ordering activities to obtain technical and/or ordering assistance:

**Insert the telephone numbers.**

**When there are Authorized Dealers participating under the Contract, insert the following sentence.**

When Authorized Dealers are allowed by the Contractor to bill ordering activities and accept payment, the order and/or payment must be in the name of the Contractor, in care of the Authorized Dealer.

3. LIABILITY FOR INJURY OR DAMAGE

The Contractor shall not be liable for any injury to ordering activity personnel or damage to ordering activity property arising from the use of equipment maintained by the Contractor, unless such injury or damage is due to the fault or negligence of the Contractor.

4. STATICAL DATA FOR GOVERNMENT ORDERING OFFICE COMPLETION OF STANDARD FORM 279:

Block 9: G. Order/Modification Under Federal Schedule
Block 16: Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number: ______________
Block 30: Type of Contractor – ____________________________

**Copy the applicable letter and corresponding language from the following list**

A. Small Disadvantaged Business
B. Other Small Business
C. Large Business
G. Other Nonprofit Organization
L. Foreign Contractor

Block 31: Woman-Owned Small Business – ________________ **Yes or No**
Block 36: Contractor’s Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN): ________________________

4a. CAGE Code: _____________
4b. Contractor has/has not registered with the Central Contractor Registration Database.

**Choose the appropriate language – has/has not – in the above sentence. (see 52.212-4).**

**CAGE Codes are assigned by the Defense Logistics Agency. If you do not currently have a CAGE Code, GSA will supply you with the form necessary to obtain a CAGE Code at a later date.**

5. FOB DESTINATION

6. DELIVERY SCHEDULE

a. TIME OF DELIVERY: The Contractor shall deliver to destination within the number of calendar days after receipt of order (ARO), as set forth below:

SPECIAL ITEM NUMBER DELIVERY TIME (Days ARO)

______________ _____ Days

______________ _____ Days

**NOTE: The Time of Delivery stated should be identical to that shown in Blocks 19 and 20, Standard Form (1449). If Expedited Delivery and/or Overnight and 2-Day Delivery are offered under Clause F-FSS-202-G, provide information in this section of the pricelist.**

b. URGENT REQUIREMENTS: When the Federal Supply Schedule contract delivery period does not meet the bona fide urgent delivery requirements of an ordering activity, ordering activities are encouraged, if time permits, to contact the Contractor for the purpose of obtaining accelerated delivery. The Contractor shall reply to the inquiry within 3 workdays after receipt. (Telephonic replies shall be confirmed by the Contractor in writing.) If the Contractor offers an accelerated delivery time acceptable to the ordering activity, any order(s) placed pursuant to the agreed upon accelerated delivery time frame shall be delivered within this shorter delivery time and in accordance with all other terms and conditions of the contract.

7. DISCOUNTS: Prices shown are NET Prices; Basic Discounts have been deducted.

a. Prompt Payment: ___% – ___ days from receipt of invoice or date of acceptance, whichever is later.
b. Quantity
c. Dollar Volume
d. Government Educational Institutions

**If Government Educational Institutions are offered special discounts, which are greater than the discounts offered to other Government customers, specify such discounts. Otherwise, state that Government Educational Institutions are offered the same discounts as all other Government customers.**

e. Other

**Provide complete information to explain all of the discounts offered. Copy the language in paragraphs “a” through “f” as applicable to your proposal.**

8. TRADE AGREEMENTS ACT OF 1979, as amended:

All items are U.S. made end products, designated country end products, Caribbean Basin country end products, Canadian end products, or Mexican end products as defined in the Trade Agreements Act of 1979, as amended.

9. STATEMENT CONCERNING AVAILABILITY OF EXPORT PACKING:

10. Small Requirements: The minimum dollar value of orders to be issued is $_____.

**See 52.216-19, ORDER LIMITATIONS, paragraph (a) Minimum Order.**

11. MAXIMUM ORDER (All dollar amounts are exclusive of any discount for prompt payment.)

a. The Maximum Order value for the following Special Item Numbers (SINs) is $500,000:

Special Item Number 132-3 – Leasing of Product
Special Item Number 132-4 – Daily / Short Term Rental
Special Item Number 132-8 – Purchase of Equipment
Special Item Number 132-12 – Maintenance of Equipment, Repair Service, and Repair Parts/Spare Parts
Special Item Number 132-32 – Term Software Licenses
Special Item Number 132-33 – Perpetual Software Licenses
Special Item Number 132-34 – Maintenance of Software
Special Item Number 132-51 – Information Technology (IT) Professional Services
Special Item Number 132-52 – Electronic Commerce (EC) Services
Special Item Number 132-53 – Wireless Services

b. The Maximum Order value for the following Special Item Numbers (SINs) is $25,000:

Special Item Number 132-50 – Training Courses

c. The Maximum Order value for the following Special Item Numbers (SINs) is $1,000,000:

Special Item Number 132-60 – Access Certificates for Electronic Services (ACES) Program
Special Item Number 132-61 – Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Shared Service Provider (SSP) Program
Special Item Number 132-62 – HSPD-12 Product and Service Components

12. ORDERING PROCEEDURES FOR FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULE CONTRACTS

Ordering activities shall use the ordering procedures of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 8.405 when placing an order or establishing a BPA for supplies or services. These procedures apply to all schedules.

a. FAR 8.405-1 Ordering procedures for supplies, and services not requiring a statement of work.

b. FAR 8.405-2 Ordering procedures for services requiring a statement of work.

13. FEDERAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/TELECOMMUNICATION STANDARDS REQUIREMENTS: ordering activities acquiring products from this Schedule must comply with the provisions of the Federal Standards Program, as appropriate (reference: NIST Federal Standards Index). Inquiries to determine whether or not specific products listed herein comply with Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) or Federal Telecommunication Standards (FED-STDS), which are cited by ordering activities, shall be responded to promptly by the Contractor.

13.1 FEDERAL INFORMATION PROCESSING STANDARDS PUBLICATIONS (FIPS PUBS): Information Technology products under this Schedule that do not conform to Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) should not be acquired unless a waiver has been granted in accordance with the applicable “FIPS Publication.” Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS PUBS) are issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), pursuant to National Security Act. Information concerning their availability and applicability should be obtained from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22161. FIPS PUBS include voluntary standards when these are adopted for Federal use. Individual orders for FIPS PUBS should be referred to the NTIS Sales Office, and orders for subscription service should be referred to the NTIS Subscription Officer, both at the above address, or telephone number (703) 487-4650.

13.2 FEDERAL TELECOMMUNICATION STANDARDS (FED-STDS): Telecommunication products under this Schedule that do not conform to Federal Telecommunication Standards (FED-STDS) should not be acquired unless a waiver has been granted in accordance with the applicable “FED-STD.” Federal Telecommunication Standards are issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), pursuant to National Security Act. Ordering information and information concerning the availability of FED-STDS should be obtained from the GSA, Federal Acquisition Service, Specification Section, 470 East L’Enfant Plaza, Suite 8100, SW, Washington, DC 20407, telephone number (202)619-8925. Please include a self-addressed mailing label when requesting information by mail. Information concerning their applicability can be obtained by writing or calling the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, telephone number (301)975-2833.

14. CONTRACTOR TASKS / SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (C-FSS-370) (NOV 2003) FSS A/L FC 01-5

(a) Security Clearances: The Contractor may be required to obtain/possess varying levels of security clearances in the performance of orders issued under this contract. All costs associated with obtaining/possessing such security clearances should be factored into the price offered under the Multiple Award Schedule.

(b) Travel: The Contractor may be required to travel in performance of orders issued under this contract. Allowable travel and per diem charges are governed by Pub .L. 99-234 and FAR Part 31, and are reimbursable by the ordering agency or can be priced as a fixed price item on orders placed under the Multiple Award Schedule. Travel in performance of a task order will only be reimbursable to the extent authorized by the ordering agency. The Industrial Funding Fee does NOT apply to travel and per diem charges.

(c) Certifications, Licenses and Accreditations: As a commercial practice, the Contractor may be required to obtain/possess any variety of certifications, licenses and accreditations for specific FSC/service code classifications offered. All costs associated with obtaining/ possessing such certifications, licenses and accreditations should be factored into the price offered under the Multiple Award Schedule program.

(d) Insurance: As a commercial practice, the Contractor may be required to obtain/possess insurance coverage for specific FSC/service code classifications offered. All costs associated with obtaining/possessing such insurance should be factored into the price offered under the Multiple Award Schedule program.

(e) Personnel: The Contractor may be required to provide key personnel, resumes or skill category descriptions in the performance of orders issued under this contract. Ordering activities may require agency approval of additions or replacements to key personnel.

(f) Organizational Conflicts of Interest: Where there may be an organizational conflict of interest as determined by the ordering agency, the Contractor’s participation in such order may be restricted in accordance with FAR Part 9.5.

(g) Documentation/Standards: The Contractor may be requested to provide products or services in accordance with rules, regulations, OMB orders, standards and documentation as specified by the agency’s order.

(h) Data/Deliverable Requirements: Any required data/deliverables at the ordering level will be as specified or negotiated in the agency’s order.

(i) Government-Furnished Property: As specified by the agency’s order, the Government may provide property, equipment, materials or resources as necessary.

(j) Availability of Funds: Many Government agencies’ operating funds are appropriated for a specific fiscal year. Funds may not be presently available for any orders placed under the contract or any option year. The Government’s obligation on orders placed under this contract is contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds from which payment for ordering purposes can be made. No legal liability on the part of the Government for any payment may arise until funds are available to the ordering Contracting Officer.

(k) Overtime: For professional services, the labor rates in the Schedule should not vary by virtue of the Contractor having worked overtime. For services applicable to the Service Contract Act (as identified in the Schedule), the labor rates in the Schedule will vary as governed by labor laws (usually assessed a time and a half of the labor rate).

15. CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION FOR ORDERING ACTIVITIES: Any ordering activity, with respect to any one or more delivery orders placed by it under this contract, may exercise the same rights of termination as might the GSA Contracting Officer under provisions of FAR 52.212-4, paragraphs (l) Termination for the ordering activity’s convenience, and (m) Termination for Cause (See 52.212-4)

16. GSA ADVANTAGE!

GSA Advantage! is an on-line, interactive electronic information and ordering system that provides on-line access to vendors’ schedule prices with ordering information. GSA Advantage! will allow the user to perform various searches across all contracts including, but not limited to:

(1) Manufacturer;
(2) Manufacturer’s Part Number; and
(3) Product categories.

Agencies can browse GSA Advantage! by accessing the Internet World Wide Web utilizing a browser (ex.: NetScape). The Internet address is http://www.fss.gsa.gov/.

17. PURCHASE OF OPEN MARKET ITEMS

NOTE: Open Market Items are also known as incidental items, noncontract items, non-Schedule items, and items not on a Federal Supply Schedule contract. ODCs (Other Direct Costs) are not part of this contract and should be treated as open market purchases. Ordering Activities procuring open market items must follow FAR 8.402(f).

For administrative convenience, an ordering activity contracting officer may add items not on the Federal Supply Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) — referred to as open market items — to a Federal Supply Schedule blanket purchase agreement (BPA) or an individual task or delivery order, only if-

(1) All applicable acquisition regulations pertaining to the purchase of the items not on the Federal Supply Schedule have been followed (e.g., publicizing (Part 5), competition requirements (Part 6), acquisition of commercial items (Part 12), contracting methods (Parts 13, 14, and 15), and small business programs (Part 19));

(2) The ordering activity contracting officer has determined the price for the items not on the Federal Supply Schedule is fair and reasonable;

(3) The items are clearly labeled on the order as items not on the Federal Supply Schedule; and

(4) All clauses applicable to items not on the Federal Supply Schedule are included in the order.

18. CONTRACTOR COMMITMENTS, WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS

a. For the purpose of this contract, commitments, warranties and representations include, in addition to those agreed to for the entire schedule contract:

(1) Time of delivery/installation quotations for individual orders;

(2) Technical representations and/or warranties of products concerning performance, total system performance and/or configuration, physical, design and/or functional characteristics and capabilities of a product/equipment/ service/software package submitted in response to requirements which result in orders under this schedule contract.

(3) Any representations and/or warranties concerning the products made in any literature, description, drawings and/or specifications furnished by the Contractor.

b. The above is not intended to encompass items not currently covered by the GSA Schedule contract.

19. OVERSEAS ACTIVITIES

The terms and conditions of this contract shall apply to all orders for installation, maintenance and repair of equipment in areas listed in the pricelist outside the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia, except as indicated below:

Upon request of the Contractor, the ordering activity may provide the Contractor with logistics support, as available, in accordance with all applicable ordering activity regulations. Such ordering activity support will be provided on a reimbursable basis, and will only be provided to the Contractor’s technical personnel whose services are exclusively required for the fulfillment of the terms and conditions of this contract.

20. BLANKET PURCHASE AGREEMENTS (BPAs)

The use of BPAs under any schedule contract to fill repetitive needs for supplies or services is allowable. BPAs may be established with one or more schedule contractors. The number of BPAs to be established is within the discretion of the ordering activity establishing the BPA and should be based on a strategy that is expected to maximize the effectiveness of the BPA(s). Ordering activities shall follow FAR 8.405-3 when creating and implementing BPA(s).

21. CONTRACTOR TEAM ARRANGEMENTS

Contractors participating in contractor team arrangements must abide by all terms and conditions of their respective contracts. This includes compliance with Clauses 552.238-74, Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting, i.e., each contractor (team member) must report sales and remit the IFF for all products and services provided under its individual contract.

INSTALLATION, DEINSTALLATION, REINSTALLATION

The Davis-Bacon Act (40 U.S.C. 276a-276a-7) provides that contracts in excess of $2,000 to which the United States or the District of Columbia is a party for construction, alteration, or repair (including painting and decorating) of public buildings or public works with the United States, shall contain a clause that no laborer or mechanic employed directly upon the site of the work shall received less than the prevailing wage rates as determined by the Secretary of Labor. The requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act do not apply if the construction work is incidental to the furnishing of supplies, equipment, or services. For example, the requirements do not apply to simple installation or alteration of a public building or public work that is incidental to furnishing supplies or equipment under a supply contract. However, if the construction, alteration or repair is segregable and exceeds $2,000, then the requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act applies.

The ordering activity issuing the task order against this contract will be responsible for proper administration and enforcement of the Federal labor standards covered by the Davis-Bacon Act. The proper Davis-Bacon wage determination will be issued by the ordering activity at the time a request for quotations is made for applicable construction classified installation, deinstallation, and reinstallation services under SIN 132-8.

23. SECTION 508 COMPLIANCE.

If applicable, Section 508 compliance information on the supplies and services in this contract are available in Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) at the following:

**NOTE: Contractor should insert the contractor’s website or other location where full details can be found.**

The EIT standard can be found at: www.Section508.gov/.

24. PRIME CONTRACTOR ORDERING FROM FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULES.

Prime Contractors (on cost reimbursement contracts) placing orders under Federal Supply Schedules, on behalf of an ordering activity, shall follow the terms of the applicable schedule and authorization and include with each order –

(a) A copy of the authorization from the ordering activity with whom the contractor has the prime contract (unless a copy was previously furnished to the Federal Supply Schedule contractor); and

(b) The following statement:

This order is placed under written authorization from _______ dated _______. In the event of any inconsistency between the terms and conditions of this order and those of your Federal Supply Schedule contract, the latter will govern.

25. INSURANCE—WORK ON A GOVERNMENT INSTALLATION (JAN 1997)(FAR 52.228-5)28.310

(a) The Contractor shall, at its own expense, provide and maintain during the entire performance of this contract, at least the kinds and minimum amounts of insurance required in the Schedule or elsewhere in the contract.

(b) Before commencing work under this contract, the Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer in writing that the required insurance has been obtained. The policies evidencing required insurance shall contain an endorsement to the effect that any cancellation or any material change adversely affecting the Government’s interest shall not be effective—

(1) For such period as the laws of the State in which this contract is to be performed prescribe; or

(2) Until 30 days after the insurer or the Contractor gives written notice to the Contracting Officer, whichever period is longer.

(c) The Contractor shall insert the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (c), in subcontracts under this contract that require work on a Government installation and shall require subcontractors to provide and maintain the insurance required in the Schedule or elsewhere in the contract. The Contractor shall maintain a copy of all subcontractors’ proofs of required insurance, and shall make copies available to the Contracting Officer upon request.

26. SOFTWARE INTEROPERABILITY.
Offerors are encouraged to identify within their software items any component interfaces that support open standard interoperability. An item’s interface may be identified as interoperable on the basis of participation in a Government agency-sponsored program or in an independent organization program. Interfaces may be identified by reference to an interface registered in the component registry located at http://www.core.gov.

27. ADVANCE PAYMENTS

A payment under this contract to provide a service or deliver an article for the United States Government may not be more than the value of the service already provided or the article already delivered. Advance or pre-payment is not authorized or allowed under this contract. (31 U.S.C. 332TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO
LEASING OF GENERAL PURPOSE COMMERCIAL
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS
(SPECIAL ITEM NUMBER 132?3)

**NOTE: Under SIN 132-3 Leasing of Products, there are two sets of terms and conditions. Option 1 does not contain a cancellation clause and all leases automatically expire on September 30th or sooner. Option 2 contains a cancellation clause, in which the fee must be in accordance with applicable legal principles. You may offer either option or both options.**

LEASE TYPES

The ordering activity will consider proposals for the following lease types:

a. Lease to Ownership,
b. Lease with Option to Own, and
c. Step Lease.

Orders for leased products must specify the leasing type.

OPTION 1:

1. STATEMENT

a. It is understood by all parties to this contract that orders issued under this SIN shall constitute a lease arrangement. Unless the ordering activity intends to obligate other than annual appropriations to fund the lease, the base period of the lease is from the date of the product acceptance through September 30 of the fiscal year in which the order is placed.

b. Agencies are advised to follow the guidance provided in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 7.4 Product Lease or Purchase and OMB Circular A-11. Agencies are responsible for the obligation of funding consistent with all applicable legal principles when entering into any lease arrangement.

2. FUNDING AND PERIODS OF LEASING ARRANGEMENTS

a. Annual Funding. When annually appropriated funds are cited on an order for leasing, the following applies:

(1) The base period of an order for any lease executed by the ordering activity shall be for the duration of the fiscal year. All ordering activity renewal options under the lease shall be specified in the delivery order. All orders for leasing shall remain in effect through September 30 of the fiscal year or the planned expiration date of the lease, whichever is earlier, unless the ordering activity exercises its rights hereunder to acquire title to the product prior to the planned expiration date or unless the ordering activity exercise its right to terminate under FAR 52.212-4. Orders under the lease shall not be deemed to obligate succeeding fiscal year’s funds or to otherwise commit the ordering activity to a renewal.

(2) All orders for leasing shall automatically terminate on September 30, unless the ordering activity notifies the Contractor in writing thirty (30) calendar days prior to the expiration of such orders of the ordering activity’s intent to renew. Such notice to renew shall not bind the ordering activity. The ordering activity has the option to renew each year at the original rate in effect at the time the order is placed. This rate applies for the duration of the order. If the ordering activity exercises its option to renew, the renewal order, shall be issued within 15 days after funds become available for obligation by the ordering activity, or as specified in the initial order. No termination fees shall apply if the ordering activity does not exercise an option.

b. Crossing Fiscal Years Within Contract Period. Where an ordering activity has specific authority to cross fiscal years with annual appropriations, the ordering activity may place an order under this option to lease product for a period up to the expiration of its period of appropriation availability, or twelve months, whichever occurs later, notwithstanding the intervening fiscal years.

3. DISCONTINUANCE AND TERMINATION

Notwithstanding any other provision relating to this SIN, the ordering activity may terminate products leased under this agreement, at any time during a fiscal year in accordance with the termination provisions contained in FAR 52.212-4. (l) Termination for the ordering activity’s convenience, or (m) Termination for cause. Additionally, no termination for cost or fees shall be charged for non-renewal of an option.

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OPTION 2

To the extent an Offeror wishes to propose alternative lease terms and conditions that provide for lower discounts/prices based on the ordering activity’s stated intent to fulfill the projected term of a lease including option years, while at the same time including separate charges for early end of the lease, the following terms apply. These terms address the timing and extent of the ordering activity’s financial obligation including any potential charges for early end of the lease.

1. LEASING PRICE LIST NOTICE:

Contractors must include the following notice in their contract price list for SIN 132-3:

“The ordering activity is responsible for the obligation of funds consistent with applicable law. Agencies are advised to review the lease terms and conditions contained in this price list prior to ordering and obligating funding for a lease.”

2. STATEMENT OF ORDERING ACTIVITY INTENT:

(a) The ordering activity and the Contractor understand that a delivery order issued pursuant to this SIN is a lease arrangement and contemplates the use of the product for the term of the lease specified in such delivery order (the “Lease Term”). In that regard, the ordering Activity, as lessee, understands that the lease provisions contained herein and the rate established for the delivery order are premised on the ordering Activity’s intent to fulfill that agreement, including acquiring products for the period of time specified in the order. Each lease hereunder shall be initiated by a delivery order which shall, either through a statement of work or other attachment, specify the product being leased, and the required terms of the transaction.

(b) Each ordering activity placing a delivery order under the terms of this option intends to exercise each renewal option and to extend the lease until completion of the Lease Term so long as the need of the ordering activity for the product or functionally similar product continues to exist and funds are appropriated. Contractor may request information from the ordering activity concerning the essential use of the products.

3. LEASE TERM:

(a) The date on which the ordering activity accepts the products is the Commencement Date of the lease. For acceptance to occur, the products must operate in accordance with the product’s published specifications and statement of work. Acceptance shall be in accordance with the terms of the contract or as otherwise negotiated by the ordering activity and the Contractor.

(b) Any lease is executed by the ordering activity on the basis that the known requirement for such product exceeds the initial base period of the delivery order, which is typically 12 months, or for the remainder of the fiscal year. Pursuant to FAR 32.703?3(b), delivery orders with options to renew that are funded by annual (fiscal year) appropriations may provide for initial base periods and option periods that cross fiscal years as long as the initial base period or each option period does not exceed a 12 month period. Defense agencies must also consider DOD FAR supplement (DFAR) 232.703-3(b) in determining whether to use cross fiscal year funding. This cross fiscal year authority does not apply to multi-year leases.

(c) The total Lease Term will be specified in each delivery order, including any relevant renewal options of the ordering activity. All delivery orders, whether for the initial base period or renewal period, shall remain in effect through September 30 of the fiscal year (unless extended by statute), through any earlier expiration date specified in the delivery order, or until the ordering activity exercises its rights hereunder to acquire title to the product prior to such expiration date. The ordering activity, at its discretion, may exercise each option to extend the term of the lease through the lease term. Renewal delivery orders shall not be issued for less than all of the product and/or software set forth in the original delivery order. Delivery orders under this SIN shall not be deemed to obligate succeeding fiscal year funds. The ordering activity shall provide the Contractor with written notice of exercise of each renewal option as soon as practicable. Notice requirements may be negotiated on an order-by-order basis.

(d) Where an ordering activity’s specific appropriation or procurement authority provides for contracting beyond the fiscal year period, the ordering activity may place a delivery order for a period up to the expiration of the Lease Term, or to the expiration of the period of availability of the multi-year appropriation, or whatever is appropriate under the applicable circumstance.

4. LEASE TERMINATION:

(a) The ordering activity must elect the Lease Term of the relevant delivery order. The Contractor (and assignee, if any) will rely on the ordering activity’s representation of its intent to fulfill the full Lease Term to determine the monthly lease payments calculated herein.

(i) The ordering activity may terminate or not renew leases under this option at no cost, pursuant to a Termination for Non-Appropriation as defined herein (see paragraph (c) below). In any other event, the ordering activity’s contracting officer may either terminate the relevant delivery order for cause or Termination for Convenience in accordance with FAR 52.212-4 paragraphs (l) and (m).

(ii) The Termination for Convenience at the end of a fiscal year allows for separate charges for the early end of the lease (see paragraph (d) below). In the event of termination for the convenience of the ordering activity, the ordering activity may be liable only up to the amount beyond the order’s Termination Ceiling. Any termination charges calculated under the Termination for Convenience clause must be determined or identified in the delivery order or in the lease agreement.

(b) Termination for Convenience of the Ordering Activity: Leases entered into under this option may not be terminated except by the ordering activity’s contracting office responsible for the delivery order in accordance with FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, paragraph (l), Termination for Convenience of the ordering activity. The costs charged to the ordering activity as the result of any Termination for Convenience of the ordering activity must be reasonable and may not exceed the sum of the fiscal year’s payment obligations less payments made to date of termination plus the Termination Ceiling

(c) Termination for Non-Appropriation: The ordering activity reasonably believes that the bona fide need will exist for the entire Lease Term and corresponding funds in an amount sufficient to make all payment for the lease Term will be available to the ordering activity. Therefore, it is unlikely that leases entered into under this option will terminate prior to the full Lease Term. Nevertheless, the ordering activity’s contracting officer may terminate or not renew leases at the end of any initial base period or option period under this paragraph if (a) it no longer has a bona fide need for the product or functionally similar product; or (b) there is a continuing need, but adequate funds have not been made available to the ordering activity in an amount sufficient to continue to make the lease payments. If this occurs, the ordering activity will promptly notify the Contractor, and the product lease will be terminated at the end of the last fiscal year for which funds were appropriated. Substantiation to support a termination for non-appropriation shall be provided to the Contractor upon request.

(d) Termination Charges: At the initiation of the lease, termination ceilings will be established for each year of the lease term. The termination ceiling is a limit on the amount that a Contractor may be paid by the ordering activity on the Termination for Convenience of a lease. No claim will be accepted for future costs: supplies, maintenance, usage charges or interest expense beyond the date of termination. In accordance with the bona fide needs rule, all termination charges must reasonably represent the value the ordering activity received for the work performed based upon the shorter lease term. No Termination for Convenience costs will be associated with the expiration of the lease term.

(e) At the order level, the ordering activity may, consistent with legal principles, negotiate lower monthly payments or rates based upon appropriate changes to the termination conditions in this section.

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LEASE PROVISIONS COMMON TO
ALL TYPES OF LEASE AGREEMENTS

** The following terms and conditions are applicable to any lease awarded under this contract regardless of type or option.**

1. ORDERING PROCEDURES:

(a) When an ordering activity expresses an interest in leasing a product(s), the ordering activity will provide the following information to the prospective Contractor:

(i) Which product(s) is (are) required.
(ii) The required delivery date.
(iii) The proposed lease plan and term of the lease.
(iv) Where the product will be located.
(v) Description of the intended use of the product.
(vi) Source and type of appropriations to be used.

(b) The Contractor will respond with:

(i) Whether the Contractor can provide the required product.
(ii) The estimated residual value of the product (Lease with Option to Own and Step Lease only).
(iii) The monthly payment based on the rate.
(iv) The estimated cost, if any, of applicable State or local taxes. State and local personal property taxes are to be estimated as separate line items in accordance with FAR 52.229-1, which may be identified and added to the monthly lease payment.
(v) A confirmation of the availability of the product on the required delivery date.
(vi) Extent of warranty coverage, if any, of the leased products.
(vii) The length of time the quote is valid.

(c) The ordering activity may issue a delivery order to the Contractor based on the information set forth in the Contractor’s quote. In the event that the ordering activity does not issued a delivery order within the validity period stated in the Contractor’s quote letter, the quote shall expire.

2. ASSIGNMENT OF CLAIMS:

GSAR 552.232-23, Assignment of Claims, is incorporated herein by reference as part of these lease provisions. The ordering activity’s contracting officer will acknowledge the assignment of claim for a lease in accordance with FAR 32.804-5. The extent of the assignee’s protection is in accordance with FAR 32.804. Any setoff provision must be in accordance with FAR 32.803.

3. PEACEFUL POSSESSION AND UNRESTRICTED — — USE:

In recognition of the types of products available for lease and the potential adverse impact to the ordering activity’s mission, the ordering activity’s quiet and peaceful possession and unrestricted use of the product shall not be disturbed in the event the product is sold by the Contractor, or in the event of bankruptcy of the Contractor, corporate dissolution of the Contractor, or other event. The product shall remain in the possession of the ordering activity until the expiration of the lease. Any assignment, sale, bankruptcy, or other transfer of the leased product by the Contractor will not relieve the Contractor of its obligations to the ordering activity, and will not change the ordering activity’s duties or increase the burdens or risks imposed on the ordering activity.

4. COMMENCEMENT OF LEASE:

The date on which the ordering activity accepts the products is the Commencement Date of the lease. Acceptance is as defined elsewhere in the contract, or as further specified in the order.

5. INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE:

a. Installation and Maintenance, when applicable, normally are not included in the charge for leasing. The Contractor may require the ordering activity to obtain installation and maintenance services from a qualified source. The ordering activity may obtain installation and/or maintenance on the open market, from the Contractor’s schedule contract, or from other sources. The ordering activity may also perform installation and/or maintenance in house, if qualified resources exist. In any event, it is the responsibility of the ordering activity to ensure that maintenance is in effect for the Lease term for all products leased.

b. When installation and/or maintenance are ordered under this schedule to be performed by the Contractor, the payments, terms and conditions as stated in this contract apply. The rates and terms and conditions in effect at the time the order is issued shall apply during any subsequent renewal period of the lease. The maintenance rates and terms and conditions may be added to the lease payments with mutual agreement of the parties.

6. MONTHLY PAYMENTS:

a. Prior to the placement of an order under this Special Item Number, the ordering activity and the Contractor must agree on a “base value” for the products to be leased. For Lease to Ownership (Capital Lease) the base value will be the contract purchase price (less any discounts). For Lease with Option to Own (Operating Lease), the base value will be the contract purchase price (less any discounts), less a mutually agreed upon residual value (pre-stated purchase option price at the conclusion of the lease) for the products. The residual value will be used in the calculation of the original lease payment, lease extension payments, and the purchase option price.

b. To determine the initial lease term payment, the Contractor agrees to apply the negotiated lease factor to the agreed upon base value: ______________________________________

For Example: Lease factor one (1) percent over the rate for the three year (or other term) Treasury Bill (T-bill) at the most current U. S. Treasury auction.

The lease payment may be calculated by using a programmed business calculator or by using “rate” functions provided in commercial computer spreadsheets (e.g., Lotus 1-2-3, Excel).

c. For any lease extension, the extension lease payment will be based on the original residual value, in lieu of the purchase price. The ordering activity and the Contractor shall agree on a new residual value based on the estimated fair market price at the end of the extension. The formula to determine the lease payment will be that in 6.b. above.

d. The purchase option price will be the fair market value of the product or payment will be based upon the unamortized principle, as shown on the payment schedule as of the last payment prior to date of transfer of ownership, whichever is less.

NOTE: At the order level, ordering activity may elect to obtain a lower rate for the lease by setting the purchase option price as either, the fair market value of the product or unamoritized principle. The methodology for determining lump sum payments may be identified in the pricelist.

e. The point in time when monthly rates are established is subject to negotiation and evaluation at the order level.

In the event the ordering activity desires, at any time, to acquire title to product leased hereunder, the ordering activity may make a one?time lump sum payment.

7. LEASE END/DISCONTINUANCE OPTIONS:

a. Upon the expiration of the Lease Term, Termination for Convenience, or Termination for Non­Appropriation, the ordering activity will return the Product to the Contractor unless the ordering activity by 30 days written notice elects either:

(i) to purchase the product for the residual value of the product, or

(ii) to extend the term of the Lease, as mutually agreed. To compute the lease payment, the residual value from the preceding lease shall be the initial value of the leased product. A new residual value shall be negotiated for the extended lease and new lease payments shall be computed.

b. Relocation – The ordering activity may relocate products to another location within the ordering activity with prior written notice. No other transfer, including sublease, is permitted. ordering activity shall not assign, transfer or otherwise dispose of any products, or any interest therein, or crate or suffer any levy, lien or encumbrance then except those created for the benefit of Contractor or it’s assigns.

c. Returns:

(i) Within fourteen (14) days after the date of expiration, non-renewal or termination of a lease, the ordering activity shall, at its own risk and expense, have the products packed for shipment in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications and return the products to Contractor at the location specified by Contractor in the continental US, in the same condition as when delivered, ordinary wear and tear excepted. Any expenses necessary to return the products to good working order shall be at ordering activity’s expense.

(ii) The Contractor shall conduct a timely inspection of the returned products and within 45 days of the return, assert a claim if the condition of the product exceeds normal wear and tear.

(iii) Product will be returned in accordance with the terms of the contract and in accordance with Contractor instruction.

(iv) With respect to software, the ordering activity shall state in writing to the Contractor that it has:

(1) deleted or disabled all files and copies of the software from the equipment on which it was installed;
(2) returned all software documentation, training manuals, and physical media on which the software was delivered; and
(3) has no ability to use the returned software.

8. UPGRADES AND ADDITIONS:

a. The ordering activity may affix or install any accessory, addition, upgrade, product or device on the product (“additions”) provided that such additions:

(1) can be removed without causing material damage to the product;

(2) do not reduce the value of the product; and

(3) are obtained from or approved by the Contractor, and are not subject to the interest of any third party other than the Contractor.

b. Any other additions may not be installed without the Contractor’s prior written consent. At the end of the lease term, the ordering activity shall remove any additions which:

(1) were not leased from the Contractor, and

(2) are readily removable without causing material damage or impairment of the intended function, use, or value of the product, and restore the product to its original configuration.

Any additions that are not so removable will become the Contractor’s property (lien free).
Leases of additions and upgrades must be co-terminus with that of the product.

9. RISK OF LOSS OR DAMAGE:

The ordering activity is relieved from all risk of loss or damage to the product during periods of transportation, installation, and during the entire time the product is in possession of the ordering activity, except when loss or damage is due to the fault or negligence of the ordering activity. The ordering activity shall assume risk of loss or damage to the product during relocation, (i.e., moving the product from one ordering activity location to another ordering activity location), unless the Contractor shall undertake such relocation.

10. TITLE:

During the lease term, product shall always remain the property of the Contractor. The ordering activity shall have no property right or interest in the product except as provided in this leasing agreement and shall hold the product subject and subordinate to the rights of the Contractor. Software and software licenses shall be deemed personal property. The ordering activity shall have no right or interest in the software and related documentation except as provided in the license and the lease. Upon the Commencement Date of the Lease Term, the ordering activity shall have an encumbered license to use the software for the Lease Term. The ordering activity’s encumbered license rights in the software will be subject to the same rights as provided to a purchaser of a license under the terms of this contract except that the ordering activity will not have an unencumbered, paid-up license until it has made all lease payments for the full Lease Term in the case of an Lease To Ownership or has otherwise paid the applicable purchase option price.

11. TAXES:

The lease payments, purchase option prices, and interest rates identified herein exclude all state and local taxes levied on or measured by the contract or sales price of the product furnished hereunder. The ordering activity will be invoiced for any such taxes as Contractor receives such tax notices or assessments from the applicable local taxing authority. Pursuant to the provisions of FAR 52.229-1 (Deviation – May 2003), State and Local Taxes, the ordering activity agrees to pay tax or provide evidence necessary to support an exemption from the tax.

** NOTE: Contractor may propose additional terms and conditions (regarding SIN 132?3) for billings, payments, and/or invoices, as long as they are consistent with terms and conditions specified elsewhere. **

12. OPTION TO PURCHASE EQUIPMENT (FEB 1995) (FAR 52.207-5)

7.404(a) The Government may purchase the equipment provided on a lease or rental basis under this contract. The Contracting Officer may exercise this option only by providing a unilateral modification to the Contractor. The effective date of the purchase will be specified in the unilateral modification and may be any time during the period of the contract, including any extensions thereto.

(b) Except for final payment and transfer of title to the Government, the lease or rental portion of the contract becomes complete and lease or rental charges shall be discontinued on the day immediately preceding the effective date of purchase specified in the unilateral modification required in paragraph (a) of this clause.

(c) The purchase conversion cost of the equipment shall be computed as of the effective date specified in the unilateral modification required in paragraph (a) of this clause, on the basis of the purchase price set forth in the contract, minus the total purchase option credits accumulated during the period of lease or rental, calculated by the formula contained elsewhere in this contract.

(d) The accumulated purchase option credits available to determine the purchase conversion cost will also include any credits accrued during a period of lease or rental of the equipment under any previous Government contract if the equipment has been on continuous lease or rental. The movement of equipment from one site to another site shall be “continuous rental.”

TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO
DAILY / SHORT TERM RENTAL OF GENERAL PURPOSE COMMERCIAL
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT
(SPECIAL ITEM NUMBER 132?4)

1. STATEMENT

a. It is understood by all parties to this contract that this is a daily or short term rental arrangement. In the sense that someone would rent a car for a day or a week and lease it for one or more years, the intent of this Schedule pricelist is to provide for the rental of Information Technology products for brief periods of time for purposes such as disaster recovery, trade shows, short term training support or other short term requirements. If the ordering activity’s requirement is likely to exceed six months, then other means of acquisition such as lease or purchase should be considered.

b. Agencies are advised to follow the guidance provided in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 7.4 Equipment Lease or Purchase, and the guidelines provided in Federal Property Management Regulations (FPMR) 101-25.5 Guidelines for Making Purchase or Lease Determinations, in determining whether equipment should be acquired by purchase, lease or rental.

2. RENTAL ARRANGEMENTS

a. In recognition of the types of products on this Schedule and the potential adverse impact to the ordering activity’s mission, the ordering activity’s quiet and peaceful possession and unrestricted use of the equipment shall not be disturbed in the event the equipment is sold by the Contractor, or in the event of bankruptcy of the Contractor, corporate dissolution of the Contractor, or other event, so long as the ordering activity is not in default. The equipment shall remain in the possession of the ordering activity until the expiration of the rental agreement. Any assignment, sale, bankruptcy, or other transfer of the rented equipment by the Contractor will not relieve the Contractor of its obligations to the ordering activity, and will not change the ordering activity’s duties or increase the burdens or risks imposed on the ordering activity.

b. GSAR 552.232-23 Assignment of Claims is incorporated herein by reference as part of this pricelist.

3. ORDERING PROCEDURE

a. When a ordering activity ordering activity wishes to place a rental order through this Schedule, the following information will be provided to the vendor:

1. The required products,

2. The required delivery date,

3. The term of the rental order, and

4. The location and intended use of the equipment.

b. The vendor will respond with whether the equipment can be provided on the required delivery date.

4. MAINTENANCE AND INSTALLATION

Maintenance is included in the charge for rental. The ordering activity may obtain installation from the Contractor or from other sources, including ordering activity performed installation and/or maintenance.

5. RENTAL PAYMENTS

a. Rental payments are as stated in this pricelist.

b. If the sum of the payments exceeds ____% of the stated initial value of the rented property, then ownership of the rented property transfers to the renting ordering activity.

**NOTE: Offeror is to insert a proposed percentage.**

6. ORDER END OPTION

At the end of the order rental term, the ordering activity will return the equipment to the Contractor pursuant to paragraph 12 unless by written notice, at least three (3) days prior to expiration of the rental term, the ordering activity elects to extend the rental order.

7. UPGRADES AND ADDITIONS

a. The ordering activity may affix or install any accessory, addition, upgrade, equipment or device on the equipment (“additions”) provided that such additions:

(1) can be removed without causing material damage to the equipment;

(2) do not reduce the value of the equipment; and

(3) are obtained from or approved by the Contractor, and are not subject to the interest of any third party other than the Contractor.

b. Any other additions may not be installed without the Contractor’s prior written consent. At the end of the rental term, the ordering activity shall remove any additions which:

(1) were not rented from the Contractor, and

(2) are readily removable without causing material damage or impairment of the intended function, use, or value of the equipment, and restore the equipment to its original configuration.

c. Any Additions which are not so removable will become the Contractor’s property (lien free).

8. RISK OF LOSS OR DAMAGE

The ordering activity is relieved from all risk of loss or damage to the equipment during periods of transportation, installation, and during the entire time the equipment is in possession of the ordering activity, except when loss or damage is due to the fault or negligence of the ordering activity. The ordering activity shall assume risk of loss or damage to the equipment during relocation unless the Contractor shall undertake such relocation.

9. TITLE

The rented property shall always remain the property of the Contractor. The ordering activity shall have no right or interest in the equipment except as provided in this rental Schedule and the rental order and shall hold the property subject and subordinate to the rights of the Contractor.

10. TAXES

The Contractor is responsible for all state and local taxes.

11. DISCONTINUANCE AND TERMINATION

Equipment rented under this agreement may be terminated at any time during a fiscal year in accordance with FAR 52.212-4, paragraph (l) Termination for the ordering activity’s convenience.

12. RETURN OF EQUIPMENT

a. Within three (3) days after the date of expiration or termination of rental order, the ordering activity shall, at its own risk and expense, have the equipment packed for shipment in accordance with the Contractor’s specifications and shall return the equipment to the Contractor at the Contractor’s facility nearest to the ordering activity location, in the same condition as when delivered, ordinary wear and tear excepted.

b. Upon request by the ordering activity and at the ordering activity’s expense, the Contractor shall assist in the deinstallation and packing of equipment so terminated or discontinued. Such services, if required, are outside the scope of the contract.

c. The vendor shall conduct a timely inspection of the returned products and within 30 days of the return, assert any claim if the equipment condition exceeds normal wear and tear.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO PURCHASE OF
GENERAL PURPOSE COMMERCIAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT
(SPECIAL ITEM NUMBER 132-8)

1. MATERIAL AND WORKMANSHIP

All equipment furnished hereunder must satisfactorily perform the function for which it is intended.

2. ORDER

Written orders, EDI orders (GSA Advantage! and FACNET), credit card orders, and orders placed under blanket purchase agreements (BPA) agreements shall be the basis for purchase in accordance with the provisions of this contract. If time of delivery extends beyond the expiration date of the contract, the Contractor will be obligated to meet the delivery and installation date specified in the original order.

For credit card orders and BPAs, telephone orders are permissible.

3. TRANSPORTATION OF EQUIPMENT

FOB DESTINATION. Prices cover equipment delivery to destination, for any location within the geographic scope of this contract.

4. INSTALLATION AND TECHNICAL SERVICES

**NOTE: Contractors are to indicate in the pricelist whether the equipment is self-installable.**

a. INSTALLATION. When the equipment provided under this contract is not normally self-installable, the Contractor’s technical personnel shall be available to the ordering activity, at the ordering activity’s location, to install the equipment and to train ordering activity personnel in the use and maintenance of the equipment. The charges, if any, for such services are listed below, or in the price schedule:

**NOTE: CONTRACTORS SHOULD PROVIDE COMMERCIAL PRACTICES FOR INSTALLATION/DEINSTALLATION/REINSTALLATION FOR REVIEW AND POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN THE CONTRACT.**

INSTALLATION, DEINSTALLATION, REINSTALLATION. The Davis-Bacon Act (40 U.S.C. 276a-276a-7) provides that contracts in excess of $2,000 to which the United States or the District of Columbia is a party for construction, alteration, or repair (including painting and decorating) of public buildings or public works with the United States, shall contain a clause that no laborer or mechanic employed directly upon the site of the work shall received less than the prevailing wage rates as determined by the Secretary of Labor. The requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act do not apply if the construction work is incidental to the furnishing of supplies, equipment, or services. For example, the requirements do not apply to simple installation or alteration of a public building or public work that is incidental to furnishing supplies or equipment under a supply contract. However, if the construction, alteration or repair is segregable and exceeds $2,000, then the requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act applies.

The ordering activity issuing the task order against this contract will be responsible for proper administration and enforcement of the Federal labor standards covered by the Davis-Bacon Act. The proper Davis-Bacon wage determination will be issued by the ordering activity at the time a request for quotations is made for applicable construction classified installation, deinstallation, and reinstallation services under SIN 132-8.

c. OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE MANUALS. The Contractor shall furnish the ordering activity with one (1) copy of all operating and maintenance manuals which are normally provided with the equipment being purchased.

5. INSPECTION/ACCEPTANCE

The Contractor shall only tender for acceptance those items that conform to the requirements of this contract. The ordering activity reserves the right to inspect or test any equipment that has been tendered for acceptance. The ordering activity may require repair or replacement of nonconforming equipment at no increase in contract price. The ordering activity must exercise its postacceptance rights (1) within a reasonable time after the defect was discovered or should have been discovered; and (2) before any substantial change occurs in the condition of the item, unless the change is due to the defect in the item.

6. WARRANTY

a. Unless specified otherwise in this contract, the Contractor’s standard commercial warranty as stated in the contract’s commercial pricelist will apply to this contract.

**Contractor is to insert commercial warranty clauses.**

b. The Contractor warrants and implies that the items delivered hereunder are merchantable and fit for use for the particular purpose described in this contract.

c. Limitation of Liability. Except as otherwise provided by an express or implied warranty, the Contractor will not be liable to the ordering activity for consequential damages resulting from any defect or deficiencies in accepted items.

d. If inspection and repair of defective equipment under this warranty will be performed at the Contractor’s plant, the address is as follows:

7. PURCHASE PRICE FOR ORDERED EQUIPMENT

The purchase price that the ordering activity will be charged will be the ordering activity purchase price in effect at the time of order placement, or the ordering activity purchase price in effect on the installation date (or delivery date when installation is not applicable), whichever is less.

8. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTOR

The Contractor shall comply with all laws, ordinances, and regulations (Federal, State, City or otherwise) covering work of this character, and shall include all costs, if any, of such compliance in the prices quoted in this offer.

9. TRADE-IN OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT

When an ordering activity determines that Information Technology equipment will be replaced, the ordering activity shall follow the contracting policies and procedures in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the policies and procedures regarding disposition of information technology excess personal property in the Federal Property Management Regulations (FPMR) (41 CFR 101-43.6), and the policies and procedures on exchange/sale contained in the FPMR (41 CFR part 101-46).

TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO MAINTENANCE, REPAIR
SERVICE AND REPAIR PARTS/SPARE PARTS FOR GOVERNMENT-OWNED
GENERAL PURPOSE COMMERCIAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
EQUIPMENT (AFTER EXPIRATION OF GUARANTEE/WARRANTY
PROVISIONS AND/OR WHEN REQUIRED SERVICE IS NOT COVERED
BY GUARANTEE/WARRANTY PROVISIONS) AND FOR LEASED EQUIPMENT
(SPECIAL ITEM NUMBER 132-12)

1. SERVICE AREAS

a. The maintenance and repair service rates listed herein are applicable to any ordering activity location within a _____________ (**insert miles**) mile radius of the Contractor’s service points. If any additional charge is to apply because of the greater distance from the Contractor’s service locations, the mileage rate or other distance factor shall be stated in paragraphs 8.d and 9.d of this Special Item Number 132-12.

b. When repair services cannot be performed at the ordering activity installation site, the repair services will be performed at the Contractor’s plant(s) listed below:

2. MAINTENANCE ORDER

a. Agencies may use written orders, EDI orders, credit card orders, or BPAs, for ordering maintenance under this contract. The Contractor shall confirm orders within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of receipt, except that confirmation of orders shall be considered automatic for renewals for maintenance (Special Item Number 132-12). Automatic acceptance of order renewals for maintenance service shall apply for machines which may have been discontinued from use for temporary periods of time not longer than 120 calendar days. If the order is not confirmed by the Contractor as prescribed by this paragraph, the order shall be considered to be confirmed by the Contractor.

b. The Contractor shall honor orders for maintenance for the duration of the contract period or a lessor period of time, for the equipment shown in the pricelist. Maintenance service shall commence on a mutually agreed upon date, which will be written into the maintenance order. Maintenance orders shall not be made effective before the expiration of any applicable maintenance and parts guarantee/warranty period associated with the purchase of equipment. Orders for maintenance service shall not extend beyond the end of the contract period.

c. Maintenance may be discontinued by the ordering activity on thirty (30) calendar days written notice, or shorter notice when agreed to by the Contractor; such notice to become effective thirty (30) calendar days from the date on the notification. However, the ordering activity may extend the original discontinuance date upon written notice to the Contractor, provided that such notice is furnished at least ten (10) calendar days prior to the original discontinuance date.

d. Annual Funding. When annually appropriated funds are cited on a maintenance order, the period of maintenance shall automatically expire on September 30th of the contract period, or at the end of the contract period, whichever occurs first. Renewal of a maintenance order citing the new appropriation shall be required, if maintenance is to continue during any remainder of the contract period.

e. Cross-year Funding Within Contract Period. Where an ordering activity’s specific appropriation authority provides for funds in excess of a 12 month, fiscal year period, the ordering activity may place an order under this schedule contract for a period up to the expiration of the contract period, notwithstanding the intervening fiscal years.

f. Ordering activities should notify the Contractor in writing thirty (30) calendar days prior to the expiration of maintenance service, if maintenance is to be terminated at that time. Orders for continued maintenance will be required if maintenance is to be continued during the subsequent period.

3. REPAIR SERVICE AND REPAIR PARTS/SPARE PARTS ORDERS

a. Agencies may use written orders, EDI orders, credit card orders, blanket purchase agreements (BPAs), or small order procedures for ordering repair service and/or repair parts/spare parts under this contract. Orders for repair service shall not extend beyond the end of the contract period.

b. When repair service is ordered, only one chargeable repairman shall be dispatched to perform repair service, unless the ordering activity agrees, in advance, that additional repair personnel are required to effect repairs.

4. LOSS OR DAMAGE

When the Contractor removes equipment to his establishment for repairs, the Contractor shall be responsible for any damage or loss, from the time the equipment is removed from the ordering activity installation, until the equipment is returned to such installation.

5. SCOPE

a. The Contractor shall provide maintenance for all equipment listed herein, as requested by the ordering activity during the contract term. Repair service and repair parts/spare parts shall apply exclusively to the equipment types/models within the scope of this Information Technology Schedule.

b. Equipment placed under maintenance service shall be in good operating condition.

(1) In order to determine that the equipment is in good operating condition, the equipment shall be subject to inspection by the Contractor, without charge to the ordering activity.

(2) Costs of any repairs performed for the purpose of placing the equipment in good operating condition shall be borne by the Contractor, if the equipment was under the Contractor’s guarantee/warranty or maintenance responsibility prior to the effective date of the maintenance order.

(3) If the equipment was not under the Contractor’s responsibility, the costs necessary to place the equipment in proper operating condition are to be borne by the ordering activity, in accordance with the provisions of Special Item Number 132-12 (or outside the scope of this contract).

6. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ORDERING ACTIVITY

a. Ordering activity personnel shall not perform maintenance or attempt repairs to equipment while such equipment is under the purview of a maintenance order, unless agreed to by the Contractor.

b. Subject to security regulations, the ordering activity shall permit access to the equipment which is to be maintained or repaired.

7. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTOR

For equipment not covered by a maintenance contract or warranty, the Contractor’s repair service personnel shall complete repairs as soon as possible after notification by the ordering activity that service is required. Within the service areas, this repair service should normally be done within 4 hours after notification.

8. MAINTENANCE RATE PROVISIONS

a. The Contractor shall bear all costs of maintenance, including labor, parts, and such other expenses as are necessary to keep the equipment in good operating condition, provided that the required repairs are not occasioned by fault or negligence of the ordering activity.

b. REGULAR HOURS

The basic monthly rate for each make and model of equipment shall entitle the ordering activity to maintenance service during a mutually agreed upon nine (9) hour principal period of maintenance, Monday through Friday, exclusive of holidays observed at the ordering activity location.

c. AFTER HOURS

Should the ordering activity require that maintenance be performed outside of Regular Hours, charges for such maintenance, if any, will be specified in the pricelist. Periods of less than one hour will be prorated to the nearest quarter hour.

d. TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION

If any charge is to apply, over and above the regular maintenance rates, because of the distance between the ordering activity location and the Contractor’s service area, the charge will be:

**If there is no additional charge, indicate “none” in the space provided above.**

e. QUANTITY DISCOUNTS

Quantity discounts from listed maintenance service rates for multiple equipment owned and/or leased by a ordering activity are indicated below:

Quantity Range Discounts

________ Units ________%
________ Units ________%
________ Units ________%

9. REPAIR SERVICE RATE PROVISIONS

a. CHARGES. Charges for repair service will include the labor charge, computed at the rates set forth below, for the time during which repairmen are actually engaged in work, and, when applicable, the charge for travel or transportation.

b. MULTIPLE MACHINES. When repairs are ordered by a ordering activity on two or more machines located in one or more buildings within walking distance of each other, the charges will be computed from the time the repairman commences work on the first machine, until the work is completed on the last machine. The time required to go from one machine to another, or from one building to another, will be considered actual work performance, and chargeable to the ordering activity, provided the time consumed in going between machines (or buildings) is reasonable.

c. TRAVEL OR TRANSPORTATION

(1) AT THE CONTRACTOR’S SHOP

(a) When equipment is returned to the Contractor’s shop for adjustments or repairs which are not covered by the guarantee/warranty provision, the cost of transportation, packing, etc., from the ordering activity location to the Contractor’s plant, and return to the ordering activity location, shall be borne by the ordering activity.

(b) The ordering activity should not return defective equipment to the Contractor for adjustments and repairs or replacement without his prior consultation and instruction.

(2) AT THE ORDERING ACTIVITY LOCATION (Within Established Service Areas)

When equipment is repaired at the ordering activity location, and repair service rates are established for service areas or zones, the listed rates are applicable to any ordering activity location within such service areas or zones. No extra charge, time, or expense will be allowed for travel or transportation of repairmen or machines to or from the ordering activity office; such overhead is included in the repair service rates listed.

(3) AT THE ORDERING ACTIVITY LOCATION (Outside Established Service Areas)

(a) The repair service rates listed for subparagraph (2) above apply, except that a travel charge of _____ per mile for repairmen will apply to the round-trip distance between the geographic limits of the applicable service area and the ordering activity location. Such charge will apply as an additional charge, but it will be limited to one round trip for each request that is made by the ordering activity for repair service, regardless of whether repairs are performed at the ordering activity location or at the Contractor’s shop.

(b) When the overall travel charge computed at the above mileage rate is unreasonable (considering the time required for travel, actual and necessary transportation costs, and the allowable ordering activity per diem rate for each night the repairman is required to remain overnight at the ordering activity location), the ordering activity shall have the option of reimbursing the Contractor for actual costs, provided that the actual costs are reasonable and allowable. The Contractor shall furnish the ordering activity with a report of travel performed and related expenses incurred. The report shall include departure and arrival dates, times, and the applicable mode of travel.

d. LABOR RATES

(1) REGULAR HOURS

The Regular Hours repair service rates listed herein shall entitle the ordering activity to repair service during the period 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, exclusive of holidays observed at the ordering activity location. There shall be no additional charge for repair service which was requested during Regular Hours, but performed outside the Regular Hours defined above, at the convenience of the Contractor.

(2) AFTER HOURS

When the ordering activity requires that repair service be performed outside the Regular Hours defined above, except Sundays and Holidays observed at the ordering activity location, the After Hours repair service rates listed herein shall apply. The Regular Hours rates defined above shall apply when repair service is requested during Regular Hours, but performed After Hours at the convenience of the Contractor.

(3) SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS

When the ordering activity requires that repair service be performed on Sundays and Holidays observed at the ordering activity location, the Sundays and Holidays repair service rates listed herein shall apply. When repair service is requested to be performed during Regular Hours and/or After Hours, but is performed at the convenience of the Contractor on Sundays or Holidays observed at the ordering activity location, the Regular Hours and/or After Hours repair service rates, as applicable, shall apply.

REPAIR SERVICE RATES

REGULAR AFTER SUNDAYS AND
MINIMUM HOURS HOURS HOLIDAYS
LOCATION CHARGE* PER HOUR** PER HOUR** PER HOUR

CONTRACTOR’S SHOP _______ __________ __________ ___________

ORDERING ACTIVITY LOCATION
(WITHIN ESTABLISHED
SERVICE AREAS) _______ __________ __________ ___________

ORDERING ACTIVITY LOCATION
(OUTSIDE ESTABLISHED
SERVICE AREAS) _______ __________ __________ ___________

*MINIMUM CHARGES INCLUDE ___ FULL HOURS ON THE JOB.

**FRACTIONAL HOURS, AT THE END OF THE JOB, WILL BE PRORATED TO THE NEAREST QUARTER HOUR.

10. REPAIR PARTS/SPARE PARTS RATE PROVISIONS

All parts, furnished as spares or as repair parts in connection with the repair of equipment, unless otherwise indicated in this pricelist, shall be new, standard parts manufactured by the equipment manufacturer. All parts shall be furnished at prices indicated in the Contractor’s commercial pricelist dated ______________, at a discount of ______% from such listed prices.

11. GUARANTEE/WARRANTY—REPAIR SERVICE AND REPAIR PARTS/SPARE PARTS

a. REPAIR SERVICE

All repair work will be guaranteed/warranted for a period of _________________ **insert commercial warranty**.

b. REPAIR PARTS/SPARE PARTS

All parts, furnished either as spares or repairs parts will be guaranteed/warranted for a period _________________ **insert commercial warranty**.

12. INVOICES AND PAYMENTS

a. Maintenance Service

(1) Invoices for maintenance service shall be submitted by the Contractor on a quarterly or monthly basis, after the completion of such period. Maintenance charges must be paid in arrears (31 U.S.C. 3324). PROMPT PAYMENT DISCOUNT, IF APPLICABLE, SHALL BE SHOWN ON THE INVOICE.

(2) Payment for maintenance service of less than one month’s duration shall be prorated at 1/30th of the monthly rate for each calendar day.

b. Repair Service and Repair Parts/Spare Parts

Invoices for repair service and parts shall be submitted by the Contractor as soon as possible after completion of work. Payment under blanket purchase agreements will be made quarterly or monthly, except where cash payment procedures are used. Invoices shall be submitted separately to each ordering activity office ordering services under the contract. The cost of repair parts shall be shown as a separate item on the invoice, and shall be priced in accordance with paragraph #10, above. PROMPT PAYMENT DISCOUNT, IF APPLICABLE, SHALL BE SHOWN ON THE INVOICE.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO TERM SOFTWARE LICENSES (SPECIAL ITEM NUMBER 132-32), PERPETUAL SOFTWARE LICENSES (SPECIAL ITEM NUMBER 132-33) AND MAINTENANCE (SPECIAL ITEM NUMBER 132-34) OF GENERAL PURPOSECOMMERCIAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE

1. INSPECTION/ACCEPTANCE

The Contractor shall only tender for acceptance those items that conform to the requirements of this contract. The ordering activity reserves the right to inspect or test any software that has been tendered for acceptance. The ordering activity may require repair or replacement of nonconforming software at no increase in contract price. The ordering activity must exercise its postacceptance rights (1) within a reasonable time after the defect was discovered or should have been discovered; and (2) before any substantial change occurs in the condition of the software, unless the change is due to the defect in the software.

2. GUARANTEE/WARRANTY

a. Unless specified otherwise in this contract, the Contractor’s standard commercial guarantee/warranty as stated in the contract’s commercial pricelist will apply to this contract.

**Contractor is to insert commercial guarantee/warranty clauses.**

b. The Contractor warrants and implies that the items delivered hereunder are merchantable and fit for use for the particular purpose described in this contract.

c. Limitation of Liability. Except as otherwise provided by an express or implied warranty, the Contractor will not be liable to the ordering activity for consequential damages resulting from any defect or deficiencies in accepted items.

3. TECHNICAL SERVICES

The Contractor, without additional charge to the ordering activity, shall provide a hot line technical support number _______________ for the purpose of providing user assistance and guidance in the implementation of the software. The technical support number is available from ___________ to ___________.

**Provide telephone number and hours of operation for technical support hot line; indicate applicable time zone for the hours of operation—i.e., Eastern time, Central time, Mountain time or Pacific time.**

4. SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE

a. Software maintenance as it is defined: (select software maintence type) :

__________ 1. Software Maintenance as a Product

Software maintenance as a product includes the publishing of bug/defect fixes via patches and updates/upgrades in function and technology to maintain the operability and usability of the software product. It may also include other no charge support that are included in the purchase price of the product in the commercial marketplace. No charge support includes items such as user blogs, discussion forums, on-line help libraries and FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions), hosted chat rooms, and limited telephone, email and/or web-based general technical support for user’s self diagnostics.

Software maintenance as a product does NOT include the creation, design, implementation, integration, etc. of a software package. These examples are considered software maintenance as a service.

_______ 2. Software Maintenance as a Service

Software maintenance as a service creates, designs, implements, and/or integrates customized changes to software that solve one or more problems and is not included with the price of the software. Software maintenance as a service includes person-to-person communications regardless of the medium used to communicate: telephone support, on-line technical support, customized support, and/or technical expertise which are charged commercially. Software maintenance as a service is billed arrears in accordance with 31 U.S.C. 3324.

b. Invoices for maintenance service shall be submitted by the Contractor on a quarterly or monthly basis, after the completion of such period. Maintenance charges must be paid in arrears (31 U.S.C. 3324). PROMPT PAYMENT DISCOUNT, IF APPLICABLE, SHALL BE SHOWN ON THE INVOICE.

5. PERIODS OF TERM LICENSES (132?32) AND MAINTENANCE (132?34)

a. The Contractor shall honor orders for periods for the duration of the contract period or a lessor period of time.

b. Term licenses and/or maintenance may be discontinued by the ordering activity on thirty (30) calendar days written notice to the Contractor.

c. Annual Funding. When annually appropriated funds are cited on an order for term licenses and/or maintenance, the period of the term licenses and/or maintenance shall automatically expire on September 30 of the contract period, or at the end of the contract period, whichever occurs first. Renewal of the term licenses and/or maintenance orders citing the new appropriation shall be required, if the term licenses and/or maintenance is to be continued during any remainder of the contract period.

d. Cross-Year Funding Within Contract Period. Where an ordering activity’s specific appropriation authority provides for funds in excess of a 12 month (fiscal year) period, the ordering activity may place an order under this schedule contract for a period up to the expiration of the contract period, notwithstanding the intervening fiscal years.

e. Ordering activities should notify the Contractor in writing thirty (30) calendar days prior to the expiration of an order, if the term licenses and/or maintenance is to be terminated at that time. Orders for the continuation of term licenses and/or maintenance will be required if the term licenses and/or maintenance is to be continued during the subsequent period.

**The phrase, “Term Licenses and/or Maintenance” in the preceding paragraphs may need to be revised in order to be consistent with the Offeror’s proposal; e.g., if only software maintenance is offered, all references to “term licenses” should be deleted from the preceding paragraphs.**

6. CONVERSION FROM TERM LICENSE TO PERPETUAL LICENSE

a. The ordering activity may convert term licenses to perpetual licenses for any or all software at any time following acceptance of software. At the request of the ordering activity the Contractor shall furnish, within ten (l0) calendar days, for each software product that is contemplated for conversion, the total amount of conversion credits which have accrued while the software was on a term license and the date of the last update or enhancement.

b. Conversion credits which are provided shall, within the limits specified, continue to accrue from one contract period to the next, provided the software remains on a term license within the ordering activity.

c. The term license for each software product shall be discontinued on the day immediately preceding the effective date of conversion from a term license to a perpetual license.

d. The price the ordering activity shall pay will be the perpetual license price that prevailed at the time such software was initially ordered under a term license, or the perpetual license price prevailing at the time of conversion from a term license to a perpetual license, whichever is the less, minus an amount equal to __________% of all term license payments during the period that the software was under a term license within the ordering activity.

7. TERM LICENSE CESSATION

a. After a software product has been on a continuous term license for a period of ___________ * months, a fully paid?up, non?exclusive, perpetual license for the software product shall automatically accrue to the ordering activity. The period of continuous term license for automatic accrual of a fully paid?up perpetual license does not have to be achieved during a particular fiscal year; it is a written Contractor commitment which continues to be available for software that is initially ordered under this contract, until a fully paid?up perpetual license accrues to the ordering activity. However, should the term license of the software be discontinued before the specified period of the continuous term license has been satisfied, the perpetual license accrual shall be forfeited.

**Each separately priced software product shall be individually enumerated, if different accrual periods apply for the purpose of perpetual license attainment.**

b. The Contractor agrees to provide updates and maintenance service for the software after a perpetual license has accrued, at the prices and terms of Special Item Number l32?34, if the licensee elects to order such services. Title to the software shall remain with the Contractor.

8. UTILIZATION LIMITATIONS ? (132?32, 132?33, AND 132?34)

a. Software acquisition is limited to commercial computer software defined in FAR Part 2.101.

b. When acquired by the ordering activity, commercial computer software and related documentation so legend shall be subject to the following:

(1) Title to and ownership of the software and documentation shall remain with the Contractor, unless otherwise specified.

(2) Software licenses are by site and by ordering activity. An ordering activity is defined as a cabinet level or independent ordering activity. The software may be used by any subdivision of the ordering activity (service, bureau, division, command, etc.) that has access to the site the software is placed at, even if the subdivision did not participate in the acquisition of the software. Further, the software may be used on a sharing basis where multiple agencies have joint projects that can be satisfied by the use of the software placed at one ordering activity’s site. This would allow other agencies access to one ordering activity’s database. For ordering activity public domain databases, user agencies and third parties may use the computer program to enter, retrieve, analyze and present data. The user ordering activity will take appropriate action by instruction, agreement, or otherwise, to protect the Contractor’s proprietary property with any third parties that are permitted access to the computer programs and documentation in connection with the user ordering activity’s permitted use of the computer programs and documentation. For purposes of this section, all such permitted third parties shall be deemed agents of the user ordering activity.

(3) Except as is provided in paragraph 8.b(2) above, the ordering activity shall not provide or otherwise make available the software or documentation, or any portion thereof, in any form, to any third party without the prior written approval of the Contractor. Third parties do not include prime Contractors, subcontractors and agents of the ordering activity who have the ordering activity’s permission to use the licensed software and documentation at the facility, and who have agreed to use the licensed software and documentation only in accordance with these restrictions. This provision does not limit the right of the ordering activity to use software, documentation, or information therein, which the ordering activity may already have or obtains without restrictions.

(4) The ordering activity shall have the right to use the computer software and documentation with the computer for which it is acquired at any other facility to which that computer may be transferred, or in cases of disaster recovery, the ordering activity has the right to transfer the software to another site if the ordering activity site for which it is acquired is deemed to be unsafe for ordering activity personnel; to use the computer software and documentation with a backup computer when the primary computer is inoperative; to copy computer programs for safekeeping (archives) or backup purposes; to transfer a copy of the software to another site for purposes of benchmarking new hardware and/or software; and to modify the software and documentation or combine it with other software, provided that the unmodified portions shall remain subject to these restrictions.

(5) “Commercial Computer Software” may be marked with the Contractor’s standard commercial restricted rights legend, but the schedule contract and schedule pricelist, including this clause, “Utilization Limitations” are the only governing terms and conditions, and shall take precedence and supersede any different or additional terms and conditions included in the standard commercial legend.

9. SOFTWARE CONVERSIONS ? (132?32 AND 132?33)

Full monetary credit will be allowed to the ordering activity when conversion from one version of the software to another is made as the result of a change in operating system , or from one computer system to another. Under a perpetual license (132?33), the purchase price of the new software shall be reduced by the amount that was paid to purchase the earlier version. Under a term license (132?32), conversion credits which accrued while the earlier version was under a term license shall carry forward and remain available as conversion credits which may be applied towards the perpetual license price of the new version.

10. DESCRIPTIONS AND EQUIPMENT COMPATIBILITY

The Contractor shall include, in the schedule pricelist, a complete description of each software product and a list of equipment on which the software can be used. Also, included shall be a brief, introductory explanation of the modules and documentation which are offered.

11. RIGHT?TO?COPY PRICING

The Contractor shall insert the discounted pricing for right?to?copy licenses.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO PURCHASE OF
TRAINING COURSES FOR GENERAL PURPOSE COMMERCIAL
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE
(SPECIAL ITEM NUMBER 132-50)

1. SCOPE

a. The Contractor shall provide training courses normally available to commercial customers, which will permit ordering activity users to make full, efficient use of general purpose commercial IT products. Training is restricted to training courses for those products within the scope of this solicitation.

b. The Contractor shall provide training at the Contractor’s facility and/or at the ordering activity’s location, as agreed to by the Contractor and the ordering activity.

2. ORDER

Written orders, EDI orders (GSA Advantage! and FACNET), credit card orders, and orders placed under blanket purchase agreements (BPAs) shall be the basis for the purchase of training courses in accordance with the terms of this contract. Orders shall include the student’s name, course title, course date and time, and contracted dollar amount of the course.

3. TIME OF DELIVERY

The Contractor shall conduct training on the date (time, day, month, and year) agreed to by the Contractor and the ordering activity.

4. CANCELLATION AND RESCHEDULING

a. The ordering activity will notify the Contractor at least seventy-two (72) hours before the scheduled training date, if a student will be unable to attend. The Contractor will then permit the ordering activity to either cancel the order or reschedule the training at no additional charge. In the event the training class is rescheduled, the ordering activity will modify its original training order to specify the time and date of the rescheduled training class.

b. In the event the ordering activity fails to cancel or reschedule a training course within the time frame specified in paragraph a, above, the ordering activity will be liable for the contracted dollar amount of the training course. The Contractor agrees to permit the ordering activity to reschedule a student who fails to attend a training class within ninety (90) days from the original course date, at no additional charge.

c. The ordering activity reserves the right to substitute one student for another up to the first day of class.

d. In the event the Contractor is unable to conduct training on the date agreed to by the Contractor and the ordering activity, the Contractor must notify the ordering activity at least seventy-two (72) hours before the scheduled training date.

5. FOLLOW-UP SUPPORT

The Contractor agrees to provide each student with unlimited telephone support for a period of one (1) year from the completion of the training course. During this period, the student may contact the Contractor’s instructors for refresher assistance and answers to related course curriculum questions.

6. PRICE FOR TRAINING

The price that the ordering activity will be charged will be the ordering activity training price in effect at the time of order placement, or the ordering activity price in effect at the time the training course is conducted, whichever is less.

7. INVOICES AND PAYMENT

Invoices for training shall be submitted by the Contractor after ordering activity completion of the training course. Charges for training must be paid in arrears (31 U.S.C. 3324). PROMPT PAYMENT DISCOUNT, IF APPLICABLE, SHALL BE SHOWN ON THE INVOICE.

8. FORMAT AND CONTENT OF TRAINING

a. The Contractor shall provide written materials (i.e., manuals, handbooks, texts, etc.) normally provided with course offerings. Such documentation will become the property of the student upon completion of the training class.

b. **If applicable** For hands-on training courses, there must be a one-to-one assignment of IT equipment to students.

c. The Contractor shall provide each student with a Certificate of Training at the completion of each training course.

d. The Contractor shall provide the following information for each training course offered:

(1) The course title and a brief description of the course content, to include the course format (e.g., lecture, discussion, hands-on training);

(2) The length of the course;

(3) Mandatory and desirable prerequisites for student enrollment;

(4) The minimum and maximum number of students per class;

(5) The locations where the course is offered;

(6) Class schedules; and

(7) Price (per student, per class (if applicable)).

e. For those courses conducted at the ordering activity’s location, instructor travel charges (if applicable), including mileage and daily living expenses (e.g., per diem charges) are governed by Pub. L. 99-234 and FAR Part 31.205-46, and are reimbursable by the ordering activity on orders placed under the Multiple Award Schedule, as applicable, in effect on the date(s) the travel is performed. Contractors cannot use GSA city pair contracts. The Industrial Funding Fee does NOT apply to travel and per diem charges.

9. “NO CHARGE” TRAINING

The Contractor shall describe any training provided with equipment and/or software provided under this contract, free of charge, in the space provided below.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT)
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES (SPECIAL ITEM NUMBER 132-51) AND
ELECTRONIC COMMERCE (EC) SERVICES (SPECIAL ITEM NUMBER 132-52)

**The phrase, “Information Technology (IT) Professional Services/Electronic Commerce (EC) Services” in the following paragraphs may need to be revised in order to be consistent with the Offeror’s proposal; e.g., if only IT Professional Services are offered, all references to EC Services should be deleted.**

1. SCOPE

a. The prices, terms and conditions stated under Special Item Number 132-51 Information Technology Professional Services and Special Item Number 132-52 Electronic Commerce Services apply exclusively to IT/EC Services within the scope of this Information Technology Schedule.

b. The Contractor shall provide services at the Contractor’s facility and/or at the ordering activity location, as agreed to by the Contractor and the ordering activity.

2. PERFORMANCE INCENTIVES

a. Performance incentives may be agreed upon between the Contractor and the ordering activity on individual fixed price orders or Blanket Purchase Agreements under this contract in accordance with this clause.

b. The ordering activity must establish a maximum performance incentive price for these services and/or total solutions on individual orders or Blanket Purchase Agreements.

c. Incentives should be designed to relate results achieved by the contractor to specified targets. To the maximum extent practicable, ordering activities shall consider establishing incentives where performance is critical to the ordering activity’s mission and incentives are likely to motivate the contractor. Incentives shall be based on objectively measurable tasks.

3. ORDER

a. Agencies may use written orders, EDI orders, blanket purchase agreements, individual purchase orders, or task orders for ordering services under this contract. Blanket Purchase Agreements shall not extend beyond the end of the contract period; all services and delivery shall be made and the contract terms and conditions shall continue in effect until the completion of the order. Orders for tasks which extend beyond the fiscal year for which funds are available shall include FAR 52.232-19 (Deviation – May 2003) Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year. The purchase order shall specify the availability of funds and the period for which funds are available.

b. All task orders are subject to the terms and conditions of the contract. In the event of conflict between a task order and the contract, the contract will take precedence.

4. PERFORMANCE OF SERVICES

a. The Contractor shall commence performance of services on the date agreed to by the Contractor and the ordering activity.

b. The Contractor agrees to render services only during normal working hours, unless otherwise agreed to by the Contractor and the ordering activity.

c. The ordering activity should include the criteria for satisfactory completion for each task in the Statement of Work or Delivery Order. Services shall be completed in a good and workmanlike manner.

d. Any Contractor travel required in the performance of IT/EC Services must comply with the Federal Travel Regulation or Joint Travel Regulations, as applicable, in effect on the date(s) the travel is performed. Established Federal Government per diem rates will apply to all Contractor travel. Contractors cannot use GSA city pair contracts.

5. STOP-WORK ORDER (FAR 52.242-15) (AUG 1989)

(a) The Contracting Officer may, at any time, by written order to the Contractor, require the Contractor to stop all, or any part, of the work called for by this contract for a period of 90 days after the order is delivered to the Contractor, and for any further period to which the parties may agree. The order shall be specifically identified as a stop-work order issued under this clause. Upon receipt of the order, the Contractor shall immediately comply with its terms and take all reasonable steps to minimize the incurrence of costs allocable to the work covered by the order during the period of work stoppage. Within a period of 90 days after a stop-work is delivered to the Contractor, or within any extension of that period to which the parties shall have agreed, the Contracting Officer shall either-

(1) Cancel the stop-work order; or

(2) Terminate the work covered by the order as provided in the Default, or the Termination for Convenience of the Government, clause of this contract.

(b) If a stop-work order issued under this clause is canceled or the period of the order or any extension thereof expires, the Contractor shall resume work. The Contracting Officer shall make an equitable adjustment in the delivery schedule or contract price, or both, and the contract shall be modified, in writing, accordingly, if-

(1) The stop-work order results in an increase in the time required for, or in the Contractor’s cost properly allocable to, the performance of any part of this contract; and

(2) The Contractor asserts its right to the adjustment within 30 days after the end of the period of work stoppage; provided, that, if the Contracting Officer decides the facts justify the action, the Contracting Officer may receive and act upon the claim submitted at any time before final payment under this contract.

(c) If a stop-work order is not canceled and the work covered by the order is terminated for the convenience of the Government, the Contracting Officer shall allow reasonable costs resulting from the stop-work order in arriving at the termination settlement.

(d) If a stop-work order is not canceled and the work covered by the order is terminated for default, the Contracting Officer shall allow, by equitable adjustment or otherwise, reasonable costs resulting from the stop-work order.

6. INSPECTION OF SERVICES

The Inspection of Services–Fixed Price (AUG 1996) (Deviation – May 2003) clause at FAR 52.246-4 applies to firm-fixed price orders placed under this contract. The Inspection–Time?and?Materials and Labor-Hour (JAN 1986) (Deviation – May 2003) clause at FAR 52.246-6 applies to time?and?materials and labor?­hour orders placed under this contract.

7. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTOR

The Contractor shall comply with all laws, ordinances, and regulations (Federal, State, City, or otherwise) covering work of this character. If the end product of a task order is software, then FAR 52.227-14 (Deviation – May 2003) Rights in Data – General, may apply.

8. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ORDERING ACTIVITY

Subject to security regulations, the ordering activity shall permit Contractor access to all facilities necessary to perform the requisite IT/EC Services.

9. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR

All IT/EC Services performed by the Contractor under the terms of this contract shall be as an independent Contractor, and not as an agent or employee of the ordering activity.

10. ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

a. Definitions.

“Contractor” means the person, firm, unincorporated association, joint venture, partnership, or corporation that is a party to this contract.

“Contractor and its affiliates” and “Contractor or its affiliates” refers to the Contractor, its chief executives, directors, officers, subsidiaries, affiliates, subcontractors at any tier, and consultants and any joint venture involving the Contractor, any entity into or with which the Contractor subsequently merges or affiliates, or any other successor or assignee of the Contractor.

An “Organizational conflict of interest” exists when the nature of the work to be performed under a proposed ordering activity contract, without some restriction on ordering activities by the Contractor and its affiliates, may either (i) result in an unfair competitive advantage to the Contractor or its affiliates or (ii) impair the Contractor’s or its affiliates’ objectivity in performing contract work.

b. To avoid an organizational or financial conflict of interest and to avoid prejudicing the best interests of the ordering activity, ordering activities may place restrictions on the Contractors, its affiliates, chief executives, directors, subsidiaries and subcontractors at any tier when placing orders against schedule contracts. Such restrictions shall be consistent with FAR 9.505 and shall be designed to avoid, neutralize, or mitigate organizational conflicts of interest that might otherwise exist in situations related to individual orders placed against the schedule contract. Examples of situations, which may require restrictions, are provided at FAR 9.508.

11. INVOICES

The Contractor, upon completion of the work ordered, shall submit invoices for IT/EC services. Progress payments may be authorized by the ordering activity on individual orders if appropriate. Progress payments shall be based upon completion of defined milestones or interim products. Invoices shall be submitted monthly for recurring services performed during the preceding month.

12. PAYMENTS

For firm-fixed price orders the ordering activity shall pay the Contractor, upon submission of proper invoices or vouchers, the prices stipulated in this contract for service rendered and accepted. Progress payments shall be made only when authorized by the order. For time?and?materials orders, the Payments under Time?and?Materials and Labor?Hour Contracts at FAR 52.232-7 (DEC 2002), (Alternate II – Feb 2002) (Deviation – May 2003) applies to time?and?materials orders placed under this contract. For labor?hour orders, the Payment under Time?and?Materials and Labor?Hour Contracts at FAR 52.232-7 (DEC 2002), (Alternate II – Feb 2002) (Deviation – May 2003)) applies to labor?hour orders placed under this contract. 52.216-31(Feb 2007) Time-and-Materials/Labor-Hour Proposal Requirements—Commercial Item Acquisition. As prescribed in 16.601(e)(3), insert the following provision:

(a) The Government contemplates award of a Time-and-Materials or Labor-Hour type of contract resulting from this solicitation.

(b) The offeror must specify fixed hourly rates in its offer that include wages, overhead, general and administrative expenses, and profit. The offeror must specify whether the fixed hourly rate for each labor category applies to labor performed by—

(1) The offeror;

(2) Subcontractors; and/or

(3) Divisions, subsidiaries, or affiliates of the offeror under a common control.

13. RESUMES

Resumes shall be provided to the GSA Contracting Officer or the user ordering activity upon request.

14. INCIDENTAL SUPPORT COSTS

Incidental support costs are available outside the scope of this contract. The costs will be negotiated separately with the ordering activity in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the FAR.

15. APPROVAL OF SUBCONTRACTS

The ordering activity may require that the Contractor receive, from the ordering activity’s Contracting Officer, written consent before placing any subcontract for furnishing any of the work called for in a task order.

16. DESCRIPTION OF IT/EC SERVICES AND PRICING

**NOTE TO CONTRACTORS: The information provided below is designed to assist Contractors in providing complete descriptions and pricing information for the IT/EC Services offered. This language should NOT be printed as part of the Information Technology Schedule Pricelist; instead, Contractors should provide the same type of information as it relates to the IT/EC Services offered under the contract.**

a. The Contractor shall provide a description of each type of IT/EC Service offered under Special Item Numbers 132-51 and 132-52. IT/EC Services should be presented in the same manner as the Contractor sells to its commercial and other ordering activity customers. If the Contractor is proposing hourly rates, a description of all corresponding commercial job titles (labor categories) for those individuals who will perform the service should be provided.

b. Pricing for all IT/EC Services shall be in accordance with the Contractor’s customary commercial practices; e.g., hourly rates, monthly rates, term rates, and/or fixed prices.

The following is an example of the manner in which the description of a commercial job title should be presented:

EXAMPLE: Commercial Job Title: System Engineer

Minimum/General Experience: Three (3) years of technical experience which applies to systems analysis and design techniques for complex computer systems. Requires competence in all phases of systems analysis techniques, concepts and methods; also requires knowledge of available hardware, system software, input/output devices, structure and management practices.

Functional Responsibility: Guides users in formulating requirements, advises alternative approaches, conducts feasibility studies.

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science

TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO
WIRELESS SERVICES
(SPECIAL ITEM NUMBER 132?53)

1. Acceptance Testing

**Per E.4(d), insert the proposed acceptance test plans and procedures.**

The Contractor shall provide acceptance test plans and procedures for ordering activity approval. The Contractor shall perform acceptance testing of the systems for ordering activity approval in accordance with the approved test procedures.

2. Equipment

The Contractor shall make available cellular voice and data devices. The cellular devices offered shall be compatible with the cellular access standards employed within the geographical scope of contract.

The Contractor shall provide programming of any cellular telephone device, including Contractor-provided and ordering activity-furnished devices, that conforms to the cellular service furnished by the Contractor.

3. Warranty

The Contractor shall provide a warranty covering each Contractor-provided device. The minimum duration of the warranty shall be the duration of the manufacturer’s commercial warranty for the item listed below:

**Insert commercial warranty.**

The warranty shall commence upon the later of the following:

a. Activation of the user’s service
b. Installation/delivery of the equipment

The Contractor, by repair or replacement of the defective item, shall complete all warranty services within five working days of notification of the defect. Warranty service shall be deemed complete when the user has possession of the repaired or replaced item. If the Contractor renders warranty service by replacement, the user shall return the defective item(s) to the Contractor as soon as possible but not later than ten (10) working days after notification.

4. Management and Operations Pricing

The Offeror shall provide management and operations pricing on a uniform basis. All management and operations requirements for which pricing elements are not specified shall be provided as part of the basis service.

5. Training

The Contractor shall provide normal commercial installation, operation, maintenance, and engineering interface training on the system. If there is a separate charge, indicate below:

6. Monthly Reports

In accordance with commercial practices, the Contractor may furnish the ordering activity/User with a monthly summary ordering activity report.

7. WIRELESS SERVICE PLAN

(a) Describe the wireless service plan and eligibility requirements. Include, but not limited to, service area, monthly service charge, minutes included, etc.

(b) Describe charges, if any, for additional minutes, domestic wireless long distance, roaming, nights and weekends, etc.

(c) Describe corporate volume discounts and eligibility requirements.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO
AUTHENTICATION PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
(SPECIAL ITEM NUMBER 132?60;
SPECIAL ITEM NUMBER 132-61; AND
SPECIAL ITEM NUMBER 132-62)

AUTHENTICATION PRODUCTS AND SERVICES (MAY 2006) (CI-FSS-052)

A. General Background.

Authentication Products and Services provide for authentication of individuals for purposes of physical and logical access control, electronic signature, performance of E-business transactions and delivery of Government services. Authentication Products and Services consist of hardware, software components and supporting services that provide for identity assurance.

Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), “Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors” establishes the requirement for a mandatory Government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of identification issued by the Federal Government to its employees and contractor employees assigned to Government contracts in order to enhance security, increase Government efficiency, reduce identity fraud, and protect personal privacy. Further, the Directive requires the Department of Commerce to promulgate a Federal standard for secure and reliable forms of identification within six months of the date of the Directive. As a result, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201: Personal Identity Verification of Federal Employees and Contractors on February 25, 2005. FIPS 201 requires that the digital certificates incorporated into the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) identity credentials comply with the X.509 Certificate Policy for the U.S. Federal PKI Common Policy Framework. In addition, FIPS 201 requires that Federal identity badges referred to as PIV credentials, issued to Federal employees and contractors comply with the Standard and associated NIST Special Publications 800-73, 800-76, 800-78, and 800-79.

B. Special Item Numbers.

The General Services Administration has established the E-Authentication Initiative (see URL: http://cio.gov/eauthentication) to provide common infrastructure for the authentication of the public and internal federal users for logical access to Federal E-Government applications and electronic services. To support the government-wide implementation of HSPD-12 and the Federal E-Authentication Initiative, GSA is establishing the following Special Item Numbers (SINs):

· SIN 132-60: Access Certificates for Electronic Services (ACES) Program

· This program provides PKI services and digital certificates for use by Federal employees and contractors to the Federal

­ PIV enrollment and registration services,

­ PIV systems infrastructure,

­ PIV card management and production services,

­ PIV card finalization services,

­ Physical access control products and services,

­ Logical access control products and services,

­ PIV system integration services, and

­ Approved FIPS 201-Compliant products and services.

C. Qualification Information.

All of the products and services for the SINs listed above must be qualified as being compliant with Government-wide requirements before they will be included on a GSA Information Technology (IT) Schedule contract. The Qualification Requirements and associated evaluation procedures against the Qualification Requirements for each SIN and the specific Qualification Requirements for HSPD-12 implementation components are presented at the following URL: http//:www.idmanagement.gov.

In addition, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has established the NIST Personal Identity Verification Program (NPIVP) to evaluate integrated circuit chip cards and products against conformance requirements contained in FIPS 201. GSA has established the FIPS 201Evaluation Program to evaluate other products needed for agency implementation of HSPD-12 requirements where normative requirements are specified in FIPS 201 and to perform card and reader interface testing for interoperability. Products that are approved as FIPS-201 compliant through these evaluation and testing programs may be offered directly through SIN 132-62 under the category “Approved FIPS 201-Compliant Products and services.

D. Qualification Requirements.

Offerors proposing products and services under Special Item Numbers (SINs) 132-60, 132-61 and 132-62 are required to provide the following:

1. Proposed items must be determined to be compliant with Federal requirements for that Special Item Number. Qualification Requirements and procedures for the evaluation of products and services are posted at the URL: http://www.idmanagement.gov. GSA will follow these procedures in qualifying offeror’s products and services against the Qualification Requirements for applicable to SIN. Offerors are encouraged to submit a proposal under the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Information Technology (IT) solicitation at the same time they submits products and services to be qualified. Award for SINs132-60, 132-61 and 132-62 will be dependent upon receipt of official documentation from the Acquisition Program Management Office (APMO) listed below verifying satisfactory qualification against the Qualification Requirements of the proposed SIN(s).

2. After award, Contractor agrees that certified products and services will not be offered under any other SIN on any GSA Multiple Award Schedule.

3. a. If the Contractor changes the products or services previously qualified, GSA may require the contractor to resubmit the products or services for re-qualification.

b. If the Federal Government changes the qualification requirements or standards, Contractor must resubmit the products and services for re-qualification.

E. Demonstrating Conformance.

The Federal Government has established Qualification Requirements for demonstrating conformance with the Standards. The following websites provide additional information regarding the evaluation and qualification processes:

F. Acquisition Program Management Office (APMO).

GSA has established the APMO to provide centralized technical oversight and management regarding the qualification process to industry partners and Federal agencies. Contact the following APMO for information on the E-Authentication Qualification process.

1. The Acquisition Program Management Office point-of-contact for Access Certificates for Electronic Services (ACES – SIN 132-60) and PKI Shared Service Providers (PKI SSP – SIN 132-61) is:

Stephen P. Duncan

Program Manager

E-Authentication Program Management Office

2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 911

Arlington, VA 22202

stephen.duncan@gsa.gov

703.872.8537

2. The Acquisition Program Management Office point-of-contact for HSPD-12 Product and Service Components is:

Mike Brooks

Director, Center for Smartcard Solutions

Office of Center for Smartcard Solutions

1800 F Street, N.W., Room 5010

Washington, D.C. 20405

202.501.2765 (telephone)

202.208.3133 (fax)

1. ORDER

a. Agencies may use written orders, EDI orders, blanket purchase agreements, individual purchase orders, or task orders for ordering authentication products and services under this contract. Blanket Purchase Agreements shall not extend beyond the end of the contract period; all services and delivery shall be made and the contract terms and conditions shall continue in effect until the completion of the order. Orders for tasks which extend beyond the fiscal year for which funds are available shall include FAR 52.232-19 (Deviation – May 2003) Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year. The purchase order shall specify the availability of funds and the period for which funds are available.

b. All task orders are subject to the terms and conditions of the contract. In the event of conflict between a task order and the contract, the contract will take precedence.

c. When placing an order, ordering activities may deal directly with the contractor or ordering activities may send the requirement to the Program Management Office to received assisted services for a fee.

2. PERFORMANCE OF SERVICES

a. The Contractor shall commence performance of services on the date agreed to by the Contractor and the ordering activity.

b. The Contractor agrees to render services only during normal working hours, unless otherwise agreed to by the Contractor and the ordering activity.

c. The ordering activity should include the criteria for satisfactory completion for each task in the Statement of Work or Delivery Order. Services shall be completed in a good and workmanlike manner.

d. Any Contractor travel required in the performance of the Services under SINs 132-60, 132-61 and 132-62 must comply with the Federal Travel Regulation or Joint Travel Regulations, as applicable, in effect on the date(s) the travel is performed. Established Federal Government per diem rates will apply to all Contractor travel. Contractors cannot use GSA city pair contracts.
3. STOP-WORK ORDER (FAR 52.242-15) (AUG 1989)

(a) The Contracting Officer may, at any time, by written order to the Contractor, require the Contractor to stop all, or any part, of the work called for by this contract for a period of 90 days after the order is delivered to the Contractor, and for any further period to which the parties may agree. The order shall be specifically identified as a stop-work order issued under this clause. Upon receipt of the order, the Contractor shall immediately comply with its terms and take all reasonable steps to minimize the incurrence of costs allocable to the work covered by the order during the period of work stoppage. Within a period of 90 days after a stop-work is delivered to the Contractor, or within any extension of that period to which the parties shall have agreed, the Contracting Officer shall either-

(1) Cancel the stop-work order; or

(2) Terminate the work covered by the order as provided in the Default, or the Termination for Convenience of the Government, clause of this contract.

(b) If a stop-work order issued under this clause is canceled or the period of the order or any extension thereof expires, the Contractor shall resume work. The Contracting Officer shall make an equitable adjustment in the delivery schedule or contract price, or both, and the contract shall be modified, in writing, accordingly, if-

(1) The stop-work order results in an increase in the time required for, or in the Contractor’s cost properly allocable to, the performance of any part of this contract; and

(2) The Contractor asserts its right to the adjustment within 30 days after the end of the period of work stoppage; provided, that, if the Contracting Officer decides the facts justify the action, the Contracting Officer may receive and act upon the claim submitted at any time before final payment under this contract.

(c) If a stop-work order is not canceled and the work covered by the order is terminated for the convenience of the Government, the Contracting Officer shall allow reasonable costs resulting from the stop-work order in arriving at the termination settlement.

(d) If a stop-work order is not canceled and the work covered by the order is terminated for default, the Contracting Officer shall allow, by equitable adjustment or otherwise, reasonable costs resulting from the stop-work order.

4. INSPECTION OF SERVICES

The Inspection of Services–Fixed Price (AUG 1996) (Deviation – May 2003) clause at FAR 52.246-4 applies to firm-fixed price orders placed under this contract. The Inspection–Time?and?Materials and Labor-Hour (JAN 1986) (Deviation – May 2003) clause at FAR 52.246-6 applies to time?and?materials and labor?­hour orders placed under this contract.

5. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ORDERING ACTIVITY

Subject to security regulations, the ordering activity shall permit Contractor access to all facilities necessary to perform the requisite services.

6. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR

All services performed by the Contractor under the terms of this contract shall be an independent Contractor, and not as an agent or employee of the ordering activity.

7. ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

a. Definitions.

“Contractor” means the person, firm, unincorporated association, joint venture, partnership, or corporation that is a party to this contract.

“Contractor and its affiliates” and “Contractor or its affiliates” refers to the Contractor, its chief executives, directors, officers, subsidiaries, affiliates, subcontractors at any tier, and consultants and any joint venture involving the Contractor, any entity into or with which the Contractor subsequently merges or affiliates, or any other successor or assignee of the Contractor.

An “Organizational conflict of interest” exists when the nature of the work to be performed under a proposed ordering activity contract, without some restriction on ordering activities by the Contractor and its affiliates, may either (i) result in an unfair competitive advantage to the Contractor or its affiliates or (ii) impair the Contractor’s or its affiliates’ objectivity in performing contract work.

b. To avoid an organizational or financial conflict of interest and to avoid prejudicing the best interests of the ordering activity, ordering activities may place restrictions on the Contractors, its affiliates, chief executives, directors, subsidiaries and subcontractors at any tier when placing orders against schedule contracts. Such restrictions shall be consistent with FAR 9.505 and shall be designed to avoid, neutralize, or mitigate organizational conflicts of interest that might otherwise exist in situations related to individual orders placed against the schedule contract. Examples of situations, which may require restrictions, are provided at FAR 9.508.

8. INVOICES

The Contractor, upon completion of the work ordered, shall submit invoices for products and/or services. Progress payments may be authorized by the ordering activity on individual orders if appropriate. Progress payments shall be based upon completion of defined milestones or interim products. Invoices shall be submitted monthly for recurring services performed during the preceding month.

9. PAYMENTS

For firm-fixed price orders the ordering activity shall pay the Contractor, upon submission of proper invoices or vouchers, the prices stipulated in this contract for service rendered and accepted. Progress payments shall be made only when authorized by the order. For time?and?materials orders, the Payments under Time?and?Materials and Labor?Hour Contracts at FAR 52.232-7 (DEC 2002), (Alternate II – Feb 2002) (Deviation – May 2003) applies to time?and?materials orders placed under this contract. For labor?hour orders, the Payment under Time?and?Materials and Labor?Hour Contracts at FAR 52.232-7 (DEC 2002), (Alternate II – Feb 2002) (Deviation – May 2003)) applies to labor?hour orders placed under this contract.

10. RESUMES

Resumes shall be provided to the GSA Contracting Officer or the user ordering activity upon request.

11. INCIDENTAL SUPPORT COSTS

Incidental support costs are available outside the scope of this contract. The costs will be negotiated separately with the ordering activity in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the FAR.

12. APPROVAL OF SUBCONTRACTS

The ordering activity may require that the Contractor receive, from the ordering activity’s Contracting Officer, written consent before placing any subcontract for furnishing any of the work called for in a task order.

13. DESCRIPTION OF AUTHENTICATION PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND PRICING

**NOTE TO CONTRACTORS: The information provided below is designed to assist Contractors in providing complete descriptions and pricing information for the Authentication Products and Services offered. This language should NOT be printed as part of the Information Technology Schedule Pricelist; instead, Contractors should provide the same type of information as it relates to the products and services offered under the contract.**

a. The Contractor shall provide a description of each type of Authentication Product and Service offered under Special Item Numbers 132-60, 132-61 and/or 132-62. Authentication Products and Services should be presented in the same manner as the Contractor sells to its commercial and other ordering activity customers. For services, if the Contractor is proposing hourly rates, a description of all corresponding commercial job titles (labor categories) for those individuals who will perform the service should be provided.

b. Pricing for all Authentication Products and Services shall be in accordance with the Contractor’s customary commercial practices; e.g., hourly rates, monthly rates, term rates, and/or fixed prices.

The following is an example of the manner in which the description of a commercial job title should be presented:

EXAMPLE: Commercial Job Title: System Engineer

Minimum/General Experience: Three (3) years of technical experience which applies to systems analysis and design techniques for complex computer systems. Requires competence in all phases of systems analysis techniques, concepts and methods; also requires knowledge of available hardware, system software, input/output devices, structure and management practices.

Functional Responsibility: Guides users in formulating requirements, advises alternative approaches, and conducts feasibility studies.

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science

For Special Item Number 132-62, HSPD-12 Product and Service Components:
Bundled equipment pricing is requested for the following product components:

– enrollment and registration products,

– PIV card management and production products,

– PIV card activation and

– finalization products.

Seat pricing is requested for the following service components offered as managed services:

– enrollment and registration services,

– PIV card management and production services,

– PIV card activation and

– finalization services.

**Include the following in the proposed FSS IT Schedule Pricelist.**
USA COMMITMENT TO PROMOTE
SMALL BUSINESS PARTICIPATION
PROCUREMENT PROGRAMS

PREAMBLE

(Name of Company) provides commercial products and services to ordering activities. We are committed to promoting participation of small, small disadvantaged and women-owned small businesses in our contracts. We pledge to provide opportunities to the small business community through reselling opportunities, mentor-protégé programs, joint ventures, teaming arrangements, and subcontracting.

COMMITMENT

To actively seek and partner with small businesses.

To identify, qualify, mentor and develop small, small disadvantaged and women-owned small businesses by purchasing from these businesses whenever practical.

To develop and promote company policy initiatives that demonstrate our support for awarding contracts and subcontracts to small business concerns.

To undertake significant efforts to determine the potential of small, small disadvantaged and women-owned small business to supply products and services to our company.

To insure procurement opportunities are designed to permit the maximum possible participation of small, small disadvantaged, and women-owned small businesses.

To attend business opportunity workshops, minority business enterprise seminars, trade fairs, procurement conferences, etc., to identify and increase small businesses with whom to partner.

To publicize in our marketing publications our interest in meeting small businesses that may be interested in subcontracting opportunities.

We signify our commitment to work in partnership with small, small disadvantaged and women-owned small businesses to promote and increase their participation in ordering activity contracts. To accelerate potential opportunities please contact (Insert Company Point of contact, phone number, e-mail address, fax number).

**Include the following SUGGESTED Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) format in the proposed FSS IT Schedule Pricelist.**

BEST VALUE
BLANKET PURCHASE AGREEMENT
FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULE

(Insert Customer Name)

In the spirit of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (ordering activity) and (Contractor) enter into a cooperative agreement to further reduce the administrative costs of acquiring commercial items from the General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule Contract(s) ____________________.

Federal Supply Schedule contract BPAs eliminate contracting and open market costs such as: search for sources; the development of technical documents, solicitations and the evaluation of offers. Teaming Arrangements are permitted with Federal Supply Schedule Contractors in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 9.6.

This BPA will further decrease costs, reduce paperwork, and save time by eliminating the need for repetitive, individual purchases from the schedule contract. The end result is to create a purchasing mechanism for the ordering activity that works better and costs less.

Signatures

Ordering Activity Date Contractor Date

BPA NUMBER_____________

(CUSTOMER NAME)
BLANKET PURCHASE AGREEMENT

Pursuant to GSA Federal Supply Schedule Contract Number(s)____________, Blanket Purchase Agreements, the Contractor agrees to the following terms of a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) EXCLUSIVELY WITH (ordering activity):

(1) The following contract items can be ordered under this BPA. All orders placed against this BPA are subject to the terms and conditions of the contract, except as noted below:

MODEL NUMBER/PART NUMBER *SPECIAL BPA DISCOUNT/PRICE

(2) Delivery:

DESTINATION DELIVERY SCHEDULES / DATES

(3) The ordering activity estimates, but does not guarantee, that the volume of purchases through this agreement will be _________________________.

(4) This BPA does not obligate any funds.

(5) This BPA expires on _________________ or at the end of the contract period, whichever is earlier.

(6) The following office(s) is hereby authorized to place orders under this BPA:

OFFICE POINT OF CONTACT

(7) Orders will be placed against this BPA via Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), FAX, or paper.

(8) Unless otherwise agreed to, all deliveries under this BPA must be accompanied by delivery tickets or sales slips that must contain the following information as a minimum:

(a) Name of Contractor;

(b) Contract Number;

(c) BPA Number;

(d) Model Number or National Stock Number (NSN);

(e) Purchase Order Number;

(f) Date of Purchase;

(g) Quantity, Unit Price, and Extension of Each Item (unit prices and extensions need not be shown when incompatible with the use of automated systems; provided, that the invoice is itemized to show the information); and

(h) Date of Shipment.

(9) The requirements of a proper invoice are specified in the Federal Supply Schedule contract. Invoices will be submitted to the address specified within the purchase order transmission issued against this BPA.

(10) The terms and conditions included in this BPA apply to all purchases made pursuant to it. In the event of an inconsistency between the provisions of this BPA and the Contractor’s invoice, the provisions of this BPA will take precedence.

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**Include the following language regarding Contractor Team Arrangements in the proposed FSS IT Schedule Pricelist.**

BASIC GUIDELINES FOR USING
“CONTRACTOR TEAM ARRANGEMENTS”

Federal Supply Schedule Contractors may use “Contractor Team Arrangements” (see FAR 9.6) to provide solutions when responding to a ordering activity requirements.

These Team Arrangements can be included under a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). BPAs are permitted under all Federal Supply Schedule contracts.

Orders under a Team Arrangement are subject to terms and conditions or the Federal Supply Schedule Contract.

Participation in a Team Arrangement is limited to Federal Supply Schedule Contractors.

Customers should refer to FAR 9.6 for specific details on Team Arrangements.

Here is a general outline on how it works:

· The customer identifies their requirements.
· Federal Supply Schedule Contractors may individually meet the customers needs, or –
· Federal Supply Schedule Contractors may individually submit a Schedules “Team Solution” to meet the customer’s requirement.
· Customers make a best value selection.