RFP001/2023 - OIG Communication and Collaboration Event

Speeches Shim

Description of Requirements

The United States government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Regional Development Mission Asia (RDMA) invites qualified companies/individuals to submit proposals of the services specified below. This is to support the operation of USAID/RDMA, Bangkok Thailand.

Proposal submission and questions regarding this Request for Proposal (RFP) shall be ONLY via email to BANGKOKUSAIDPROC@usaid.gov by the time/date specified above.

The award of a contract hereunder is subject to the availability of funds. Issuance of this RFP does not constitute an award or commitment on the part of the U.S. Government, nor does it commit the U.S. Government to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of a quotation. Please be advised that all interested parties are required to be registered in Dun and Bradstreet and are subject to SAM registration before an award can be made. Information on obtaining the Unique Entity ID (SAM), can be found at this website: Offerors are also required to register their business on the U.S. Government’s System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov.  Prospective offerors are encouraged to register in SAM prior to the submittal of proposals.

 

Statement of Work

     OIG Communication and Collaboration Event

Introduction:

The USAID/OIG/Asia Regional Audit Office (OIG/Audit) would like to organize an in-person, weeklong event for office staff and managers in January 2023, with the overall objectives to: 

  • Boost staff morale and cohesion
  • Promote an office culture of belonging and inclusion
  • Provide self-awareness on individual personalities and others’ natural differences
  • Learn new strategies for effective communication and collaboration
  • Embrace the strengths of others and the different approaches to solving problems
  • Improve overall teamwork and leadership at all levels.

Background: 

The weeklong event will include approximately 20 personnel from up to four office locations, to include the cities of Bangkok, Islamabad, Manila, and Washington, D.C. The staff from these offices include American and Foreign National staff. All participating staff in the event are proficient in English. Individual levels of responsibility vary, but generally include staff auditors, lead auditors, assistant audit directors, audit directors, attorneys, and senior audit executives. 

Since March 2020, the OIG offices have effectively used Google Meet to conduct all work. While all staff have adjusted to a hybrid work environment of working at home and occasionally from the office, OIG/Audit would like to bring everyone together to have an in-person event. A facilitator will motivate, uplift, and offer communication strategies that focus on leadership and effective teamwork.  

Purpose:

To provide staff with a weeklong, uplifting, and interactive event to learn more about themselves and their colleagues, identify ways to better communicate, and embrace differences and their own individuality. All staff work on teams, which requires collaboration across divisions and countries. After this event, individuals should know how to utilize techniques for listening to each other, leverage their teams’ diversity and differences, and ultimately solve internal and complex external problems better as a team. The event must make creative use of interactive methods that can hold the attention of the audience. Suggested interactive tools for this event could include the Tetramap®, DiSC®, Belbin®, or other equivalent methods for better team communication and collaboration.

Period of Performance:

The event will be from January 9-13, 2023, will last for eight hours a day over five consecutive days, with the facilitator responsible for six hours of content each day. The event will be held in-person in Bangkok, Thailand at USAID’s training facility in the Athenee Tower. The facilitator must be comfortable interacting with approximately 35 individuals from multiple countries. 

Consultant Qualifications and Experience:

OIG/Audit is seeking the services of a highly skilled facilitator who possesses the following:

  • A minimum of five years of relevant experience in facilitating organization, team, and management development meetings with demonstrated impact on improving organizational performance and staff morale.
  • Relevant experience in working with organizations in a multicultural setting.
  • Certified facilitator for an interactive team communication and collaboration method.

Deliverables:

  • Develop a weeklong agenda in coordination with OIG/Audit.
  • Debrief session with OIG/Audit team.
  • Facilitate and deliver 30 hours of sessions from January 9-13, 2023, in English, and to approximately 20 staff in Bangkok, Thailand.

Selection Criteria:

1.         Proposed Personnel (30 points): Demonstrated experience and qualifications in organizational development and business consulting, including team leadership development, coaching, and execution of team building exercises. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with a fluency in English.

2.         Proposed Methodology (30 points): Creative approach to team building, collaboration, and communication.

3.         Institutional Capacity (20 points): Previous experience with governmental, business, other international development agencies, or non-governmental organizations.

4.         Cost (20 points): The total cost will be a factor in the best value to the U.S. government.

Submission Requirements:

1. Technical Proposal

Technical portion of the proposal shall include:

  • The illustrative approaches and activities;
  • Description of expertise of proposed lead facilitator and key team members for the weeklong event. Resumes of the proposed lead facilitator and key team member(s);
  • References for at least three contacts where similar services have been provided.

2. Cost Proposal

Cost proposal shall include:

  • The hourly rate for the lead facilitator and key team member(s), and the time allocated for preparation before the event, for time to deliver the event, and any optional time for an out-briefing after the event;
  • Travel costs, if required;
  • Breakdown of other miscellaneous or material costs, if any.

Representation/certification regarding Section 889:

 (d) Representation. The Offeror represents that—

           (1)It___ will,___ will not provide covered telecommunications equipment or services to the Government in the performance of any contract, subcontract or other contractual instrument resulting from this solicitation. The Offeror shall provide the additional disclosure information required at paragraph (e)(1) of this section if the Offeror responds “will” in paragraph (d)(1) of this section; and

           (2)After conducting a reasonable inquiry, for purposes of this representation, the Offeror represents that—

          It ___does, ___does not use covered telecommunications equipment or services, or use any equipment, system, or service that uses covered telecommunications equipment or services. The Offeror shall provide the additional disclosure information required at paragraph (e)(2) of this section if the Offeror responds “does” in paragraph (d)(2) of this section.

Payment:

The full payment will be processed after acceptance of the deliverables and within 30 days of valid invoice receipt. Invoices should be sent by email to the USAID/RDMA Financial Office.

USAID intends to make a contract award that represents the best value to the U.S. Government. “Best value” is defined as the offer that results in the most advantageous solution for the U.S. Government, in consideration of technical, cost/price, and other factors. All evaluation factors other than cost or price, when combined, are significantly more important than cost or price. When the Contracting Officer determines that competing technical proposals are essentially equal, cost/price factors may become the determining factor in source selection. Upon successful negotiations with the offeror, a fixed-price Purchase Order will be issued to procure the services.

 

PURCHASE ORDER CLAUSES

This purchase order incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es):

http://www.acquisition.gov/far/

http://www.usaid.gov

- Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/

- USAID Acquisition and Assistance Policy Directives (AAPDS) and Contract Information Bulletins (CIBS) at https://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/aapds-cibs/

- USAID Acquisition and Assistance Policy Directive (AAPD 16-02) Revised on Clauses and special contract requirements for facilities access, security, and information technology (IT) at https://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/aapds-cibs/aapd-16-02-revision3

  • AAPD 21-04 Revision 1: EXECUTIVE ORDER 14042 ON ENSURING ADEQUATE COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR FEDERAL AWARDS (FAR Deviation No. M-OAA-DEV-FAR-22-01c)

A.1  EXECUTIVE ORDER ON TERRORISM FINANCING

The Contractor/Recipient is reminded that U.S. Executive Orders and U.S. law prohibits transactions with, and the provision of resources and support to, individuals and organizations associated with terrorism.  It is the legal responsibility of the contractor/recipient to ensure compliance with these Executive Orders and laws.  This provision must be included in all subcontracts/subawards issued under this contract/agreement.

I. FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION (48 CFR CHAPTER 1) CLAUSES

I.1  NOTICE LISTING CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

       The following clauses are hereby incorporated by reference (by Citation Number, Title, and Date) in accordance with the clause at FAR "52.252-2  CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE" contained in this document. FAR 52.252-2 contains the internet address for electronic access to the full text of a clause.

NUMBER

 

                                   TITLE                                                           DATE

FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION (48 CFR Chapter 1)

52.203-3

GRATUITIES

Apr-1984

52.204-24

REPRESENTATION REGARDING CERTAIN             
AUG 2020

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SERVICES OR EQUIPMENT

   NOV 2021

52.204-25

PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING FOR CERTAIN              TELECOMMUNICATIONS

NOV 2021

52.204-26

COVERED TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT OR
SERVICES REPRESENTATION

OCT 2020

52.222-1

NOTICE TO THE GOVERNMENT OF LABOR DISPUTES

Feb-1997

52.222-42

STATEMENT OF EQUIVALENT RATES FOR
FEDERAL HIRES

May-2014

52.222-55

MINIMUM WAGES UNDER EXECUTIVE ORDER 13658 

JAN 2022

52.223-18  

ENCOURAGING CONTRACTOR POLICIES TO BAN    
TEXT MESSAGING WHILE DRIVING (IBR) PRESCRIPTION AT FAR SUBPART 23.1105    

     June-2020

52.225-13

RESTRICTION ON CERTAIN FOREIGN PURCHASES  
– CERTIFICATION (IBR)  
PRESCRIPTION AT FAR SUBPART 25.1103   

  Feb 2021

52.232-23

ASSIGNMENT OF CLAIMS

May-2014

52.233-1

DISPUTES

May-2014

52.233-3                                   

PROTEST AFTER AWARD (IBR) PRESCRIPTION   
AT FAR SUBPART 33.106(B)

Aug-1996

52.233-4

APPLICABLE LAW FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT
CLAIM (IBR)            
PRESCRIPTION AT FAR SUBPART 33.215(B) 

Oct-2004

52.237-1

SITE VISIT

Apr-1984

52.237-2

PROTECTION OF GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS,
EQUIPMENT, AND VEGETATION

Apr-1984

52.243-1

CHANGES--FIXED PRICE
ALTERNATE I (APR 1984)

Aug-1987

52.244-6

SUBCONTRACTS FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS (IBR)
PRESCRIPTION AT FAR 44.403 (NOTE: REQUIRED
FOR SOLICITATIONS AND CONTRACTS
FOR OTHER THAN COMMERCIAL ITEMS.)

JAN-2022

II. A.I.D. ACQUISITION REGULATION (48 CFR CHAPTER 7) CLAUSES

    NUMBER                                                       TITLE                                                                    DATE

 

    752.211-70                                LANGUAGE AND MEASUREMENT                                      JUN 1992

    752.228-70                                MEDICAL EVACUATION (MEDVAC) SERVICES                  JUL 2007

    752.7006                                   NOTICES                                                                           APR 1984

    752.7008                                   USE OF GOVERNMENT FACILITIES OR                       APR 1984

                                                       PERSONNEL

    752.7010                                   CONVERSION OF U.S. DOLLARS TO LOCAL                   APR 1984

                                                       CURRENCY

    752.7013                                   CONTRACTOR-MISSION RELATIONSHIPS                      OCT 1989

    752.7025                                   APPROVALS                                             APR 1984

    752.7027                                   PERSONNEL                                             DEC 1990

    752.7029                                   POST PRIVILEGES                                       JUL 1993

    752.7033                                   PHYSICAL FITNESS                                      JUL 1997

    752.7035                                   PUBLIC NOTICES                                        DEC 1991

 

III. FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION (48 CFR CHAPTER 1) FULL TEXT CLAUSES

III.1  52.213-2  INVOICES  (APR 1984)

The Contractor's invoices must be submitted before payment can be made.  The Contractor will be paid on the basis of the invoice, which must state (a) the starting and ending dates of the subscription delivery, and (b) either that orders have been placed in effect for the addressees required, or that the orders will be placed in effect upon receipt of payment.

III.2 52.213-4 TERMS AND CONDITIONS - SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITIONS
             (OTHER THAN COMMERCIAL ITEMS) (JAN 2022)

(a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses that are incorporated by reference:

           (1) The clauses listed below implement provisions of law or Executive order:

                (i) 52.203-19, Prohibition on Requiring Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements or Statements (Jan 2017) (section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235) and its successor provisions in subsequent appropriations acts (and as extended in continuing resolutions)).

                (ii) 52.204-23, Prohibition on Contracting for Hardware, Software, and Services Developed or Provided by Kaspersky Lab and Other Covered Entities (Nov 2021) (Section 1634 of Pub. L. 115-91).

                (iii) 52.204-25, Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment. (Nov 2021) (Section 889(a)(1)(A) of Pub. L. 115-232).

                (iv) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (Jun 2003) (E.O.11755).

                (v) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015).

                (vi) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Sept 2016) (E.O.11246).

                (vii) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (Feb 2021) (E.O.s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury).

                (viii) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (Aug 1996) ( 31 U.S.C.3553).

                (ix) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (Oct 2004) (Pub.L.108-77, 108-78 ( 19 U.S.C. 3805 note)).

           (2) Listed below are additional clauses that apply:

                (i) 52.232-1, Payments (Apr 1984).

                (ii) 52.232-8, Discounts for Prompt Payment (Feb 2002).

                (iii) 52.232-11, Extras (Apr 1984).

                (iv) 52.232-25, Prompt Payment (Jan 2017).

                (v) 52.232-39, Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations (Jun 2013).

                (vi) 52.232-40, Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (Nov 2021).

                (vii) 52.233-1, Disputes (May 2014).

                (viii) 52.244-6, Subcontracts for Commercial Products and Commercial Services (Jan 2022).

                (ix) 52.253-1, Computer Generated Forms (Jan 1991).

      (b) The Contractor shall comply with the following FAR clauses, incorporated by reference, unless the circumstances do not apply:

           (1) The clauses listed below implement provisions of law or Executive order:

                (i) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jun 2020)(Pub. L. 109-282) ( 31 U.S.C. 6101 note) (Applies to contracts valued at or above the threshold specified in FAR 4.1403(a) on the date of award of this contract).

                (ii) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2022) (E.O. 13126) (Applies to contracts for supplies exceeding the micro-purchase threshold, as defined in FAR 2.101 on the date of award of this contract).

                (iii) 52.222-20, Contracts for Materials, Supplies, Articles, and Equipment., Contracts for Materials, Supplies, Articles, and Equipment (Jun 2020) ( 41 U.S.C.chapter 65) (Applies to supply contracts over the threshold specified in FAR 22.602 on the date of award of this contract, in the United States, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands).

                (iv) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jun 2020) ( 38 U.S.C. 4212) (Applies to contracts valued at or above the threshold specified in FAR 22.1303(a) on the date of award of this contract).

                (v) 52.222-36, Equal Employment for Workers with Disabilities (Jun 2020) ( 29 U.S.C. 793) (Applies to contracts over the threshold specified in FAR 22.1408(a) on the date of award of this contract, unless the work is to be performed outside the United States by employees recruited outside the United States). (For purposes of this clause, "United States" includes the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Wake Island.)

                (vi) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Jun 2020) ( 38 U.S.C. 4212) (Applies to contracts valued at or above the threshold specified in FAR 22.1303(a) on the date of award of this contract).

                (vii) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (Aug 2018) ( 41 U.S.C. chapter 67) (Applies to service contracts over $2,500 that are subject to the Service Contract Labor Standards statute and will be performed in the United States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Johnston Island, Wake Island, or the outer Continental Shelf).

                (viii) 

(A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Nov 2021) ( 22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627) (Applies to all solicitations and contracts).

                     (B) Alternate I (Mar 2015) (Applies if the Contracting Officer has filled in the following information with regard to applicable directives or notices: Document title(s), source for obtaining document(s), and contract performance location outside the United States to which the document applies).

                (ix) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages for Contractor Workers Under Executive Order 14026 (Jan 2022) (Applies when 52.222-6 or 52.222-41 are in the contract and performance in whole or in part is in the United States (the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Johnston Island, Wake Island, and the outer Continental Shelf as defined in the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1331, et seq.))).

                (x) 52.222-62, Paid Sick Leave Under Executive Order 13706 (Jan 2022) (E.O. 13706) (Applies when 52.222-6 or 52.222-41 are in the contract and performance in whole or in part is in the United States (the 50 States and the District of Columbia.))

                (xi) 52.223-5, Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know Information (May 2011) (E.O. 13423) (Applies to services performed on Federal facilities).

                (xii) 52.223-11, Ozone-Depleting Substances and High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons (Jun 2016) (E.O. 13693)(applies to contracts for products as prescribed at FAR 23.804(a)(1)).

                (xiii) 52.223-12, Maintenance, Service, Repair, or Disposal of Refrigeration Equipment and Air Conditioners (Jun 2016) (E.O. 13693) (Applies to maintenance, service, repair, or disposal of refrigeration equipment and air conditioners).

                (xiv) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (May 2020) ( 42 U.S.C. 8259b) (Unless exempt pursuant to 23.204, applies to contracts when energy-consuming products listed in the ENERGY STAR® Program or Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)) will be-

                     (A) Delivered;

                     (B) Acquired by the Contractor for use in performing services at a Federally-controlled facility;

                     (C) Furnished by the Contractor for use by the Government; or

                     (D) Specified in the design of a building or work, or incorporated during its construction, renovation, or maintenance).

                (xv) 52.223-20, Aerosols (Jun 2016) (E.O. 13693) (Applies to contracts for products that may contain high global warming potential hydrofluorocarbons as a propellant or as a solvent; or contracts for maintenance or repair of electronic or mechanical devices).

                (xvi) 52.223-21, Foams (Jun 2016) (E.O. 13693) (Applies to contracts for products that may contain high global warming potential hydrofluorocarbons or refrigerant blends containing hydrofluorocarbons as a foam blowing agent; or contracts for construction of buildings or facilities.

                (xvii) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (Nov 2021) ( 41 U.S.C. chapter 67) (Applies to contracts for supplies, and to contracts for services involving the furnishing of supplies, for use in the United States or its outlying areas, if the value of the supply contract or supply portion of a service contract exceeds the micro-purchase threshold, as defined in FAR 2.101 on the date of award of this contract, and the acquisition-

                     (A) Is set aside for small business concerns; or

                     (B) Cannot be set aside for small business concerns (see 19.502-2), and does not exceed $25,000).

                (xviii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations., Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (Jun 2020) ( 42 U.S.C. 1792) (Applies to contracts greater than the threshold specified in FAR 26.404 on the date of award of this contract, that provide for the provision, the service, or the sale of food in the United States).

                (xix) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Oct 2013)(Applies when the payment will be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT) and the payment office uses the System for Award Management (SAM) as its source of EFT information).

                (xx) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (Applies when the payment will be made by EFT and the payment office does not use the SAM database as its source of EFT information).

                (xxi) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Nov 2021) ( 46 U.S.C. 55305)(Applies to supplies transported by ocean vessels (except for the types of subcontracts listed at 47.504(d)).

           (2) Listed below are additional clauses that may apply:

                (i) 52.204-21, Basic Safeguarding of Covered Contractor Information Systems (Nov 2021) (Applies to contracts when the contractor or a subcontractor at any tier may have Federal contract information residing in or transiting through its information system.)

                (ii) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government’s Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (Nov 2021) (Applies to contracts over the threshold specified in FAR 9.405-2(b) on the date of award of this contract).

                (iii) 52.211-17, Delivery of Excess Quantities (Sept 1989) (Applies to fixed-price supplies).

                (iv) 52.247-29, F.o.b. Origin (Feb 2006) (Applies to supplies if delivery is f.o.b. origin).

                (v) 52.247-34, F.o.b. Destination (Nov 1991) (Applies to supplies if delivery is f.o.b. destination).

      (c) FAR 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998). This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es):

 http://www.acquisition.gov/far/

      (d) Inspection/Acceptance. The Contractor shall tender for acceptance only those items that conform to the requirements of this contract. The Government reserves the right to inspect or test any supplies or services that have been tendered for acceptance. The Government may require repair or replacement of nonconforming supplies or reperformance of nonconforming services at no increase in contract price. The Government must exercise its postacceptance rights-

           (1) Within a reasonable period of 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.

      (e) Excusable delays. The Contractor shall be liable for default unless nonperformance is caused by an occurrence beyond the reasonable control of the Contractor and without its fault or negligence, such as acts of God or the public enemy, acts of the Government in either its sovereign or contractual capacity, fires, floods, epidemics, quarantine restrictions, strikes, unusually severe weather, and delays of common carriers. The Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer in writing as soon as it is reasonably possible after the commencement of any excusable delay, setting forth the full particulars in connection therewith, shall remedy such occurrence with all reasonable dispatch, and shall promptly give written notice to the Contracting Officer of the cessation of such occurrence.

      (f) Termination for the Government's convenience. The Government reserves the right to terminate this contract, or any part hereof, for its sole convenience. In the event of such termination, the Contractor shall immediately stop all work hereunder and shall immediately cause any and all of its suppliers and subcontractors to cease work. Subject to the terms of this contract, the Contractor shall be paid a percentage of the contract price reflecting the percentage of the work performed prior to the notice of termination, plus reasonable charges that the Contractor can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Government, using its standard record keeping system, have resulted from the termination. The Contractor shall not be required to comply with the cost accounting standards or contract cost principles for this purpose. This paragraph does not give the Government any right to audit the Contractor’s records. The Contractor shall not be paid for any work performed or costs incurred that reasonably could have been avoided.

      (g) Termination for cause. The Government may terminate this contract, or any part hereof, for cause in the event of any default by the Contractor, or if the Contractor fails to comply with any contract terms and conditions, or fails to provide the Government, upon request, with adequate assurances of future performance. In the event of termination for cause, the Government shall not be liable to the Contractor for any amount for supplies or services not accepted, and the Contractor shall be liable to the Government for any and all rights and remedies provided by law. If it is determined that the Government improperly terminated this contract for default, such termination shall be deemed a termination for convenience.

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

III.3  52.252-2  CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE  (FEB 1998)

This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/far/

III.4  AIDAR 752.7009  MARKING (JAN 1993)

(a) It is USAID policy that USAID-financed commodities and shipping containers, and project construction sites and other project locations be suitably marked with the USAID emblem. Shipping containers are also to be marked with the last five digits of the USAID financing document number. As a general rule, marking is not required for raw materials shipped in bulk (such as coal, grain, etc.), or for semi finished products which are not packaged.

(b) Specific guidance on marking requirements should be obtained prior to procurement of commodities to be shipped, and as early as possible for project construction sites and other project locations. This guidance will be provided through the cognizant technical office indicated on the cover page of this contract, or by the Mission Director in the Cooperating Country to which commodities are being shipped, or in which the project site is located.

(c) Authority to waive marking requirements is vested with the Regional Assistant Administrators, and with Mission Directors.

(d) A copy of any specific marking instructions or waivers from marking requirements is to be sent to the Contracting Officer; the original should be retained by the Contractor.

Date 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 8:00am

Last updated: October 27, 2022