National Solicitation Templates

National Solicitation Templates have been established to provide consistency in the acquisition methodology, methods of hire, and equipment typing and standards throughout the Forest Service.

Due to frequent changes in acquisition rules and clauses it is necessary to periodically update these templates. Awarded agreements, Incident Blanket Purchase Agreements (I-BPAs), will in most instances be modified to incorporate the latest changes as well.

The templates in the drop-down list show what would be included in an awarded I-BPA. If the Forest Service is the contracting agency, the templates must be used through VIPR for pre-season agreements. The specifications may also be used when doing incident-only EERAs. Please direct questions regarding the templates to the Contracting Officer for your Geographic Area (Region).

Note that the resource categories/types associated with the following templates are as follows:

  • Heavy Equipment: Dozer, Excavator, Tractor Plow, Transport
  • Heavy Equipment with Water: Pumper Cat, Skidgine, Softtrack
  • Mechanic with Service Truck: Heavy Equipment Type 1, Light Auto/Heavy Truck Type 2
  • Miscellaneous Heavy Equipment: Feller Buncher, Mulcher/Masticator - Boom Mounted, Road Grader, Skidder, Strip Mulcher/Masticator
  • Water Handling: Engine, Water Tender Support, Water Tender Tactical

For additional information on specific resource categories, refer to the National Solicitation Plan (NSP).

Solicitation Template Modifications View archive of updates

A Maintenance Cycle was run with the release that has incorporated language changes to all solicitation templates in conjunction with the VIPR 7.2 Release. Specific language changes are as follows:

  1. Section C Header (BP). The FAC number and date that is currently applied to the I-BPA clauses is changed to read, "Updated through FAC 2005-81, Effective 10 APR 2015".

  2. C01 – Contract Terms and Conditions (BP). Changes have implemented clause updates thru FAC 2005-81, effective 10 Apr 2015. Changes include: revising the date of the clause from DEC 2014 to APR 2014; deleting paragraph (a)(2) 52.222-50, Combatting Trafficking in Persons (FEB 2009) and adding it into paragraph (b) as (b)(33)(i); adding paragraph (e)(1)(iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015); renumbering subsequent paragraphs that follow the aforementioned changes; and changing the date and references in (e)(1)(xi)(A), Combating Trafficking in Persons from (FEB 2009)((22 U.S.C. 7104(g)) to (MAR 2015)(22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627) in addition to the date and references in the alternate I (B) from (AUG 2007) ((22 U.S.C. 7104(g)) to to (MAR 2015)(22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).

  3. D02 – Equipment Requirements –MWST Per CR0202, changes were as follows:
    • Add typing in D.2.1(a) to state "Mechanic with Service Truck, Type 1 – Heavy Equipment, Heavy Construction/Logging Equipment (dozer, grader, excavator)..."
    • Add typing in D.2.1(b) to state "Mechanic with Service Truck, Type 2 – Automotive, Light and Heavy Truck (Class 1-8) and Inspection and Diagnostic Services"
    • A separate section header, D.2.2.1 – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), is added
    • D.2.3.2(b) changed the references from 1A 10BC to 2A 10BC

  4. D03 – Payments – MWST Per CR0202, changes were as follows:
    • Add typing in D.3.1(a)(1)(i) to state "Mechanic with Service Truck, Type 1 – Heavy Equipment, Heavy Construction/Logging Equipment (dozer, grader, excavator)..."
    • Add typing in D.3.1(a)(1)(ii) to state "Mechanic with Service Truck, Type 2 – Automotive, Light and Heavy Truck (Class 1-8) and Inspection and Diagnostic Services"

  5. D06 – Ordering – MWST Per CR0202, changes were as follows:
    • Add typing in D.6.2(d)(1) to state "Mechanic with Service Truck, Type 1 – Heavy Equipment, Heavy Construction/Logging Equipment (dozer, grader, excavator)..."
    • Add typing in D.6.2(d)(2) to state “Mechanic with Service Truck, Type 2 – Automotive, Light and Heavy Truck (Class 1-8) and Inspection and Diagnostic Services”

  6. E00 – Representations and Certifications (BP). Changes have implemented clause updates thru FAC 2005-81, effective 10 Apr 2015. The date for 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications – Commercial Items (E.2) was changed from DEC 2014 to MAR 2015 and E.1 -- 52.212-1 -- Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial Items (APR 2014), which had been inadvertently left off from the last maintenance cycle has been added back in.

  7. E11 – Exhibit J – MWST ADVANTAGES CR0202 replaced the MWST Exhibit J – Advantages to include Type 1 and Type 2 in the titles.

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