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Solicitations

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
  • 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

July 15, 2014 Maintenance Cycle:

Maintenance Cycle (14-06) implements changes to all solicitation templates in conjunction with the VIPR 6.3 Release. In addition to formatting changes made throughout to accommodate Open Office and alleviate database locking issues, changes are as follows:

  1. B03 - Basis of Award (BP). A correction was made to paragraph B.5(a)(1), which was missing the word "awards", to reads as follows: "Multiple awards of I-BPAs resulting from this solicitation will be made to responsible business concerns."
  2. Section C Header. The header for Section C was changed to add language below it to indicate the FAC number and date that is currently applied to the I-BPA clauses to read,"Updated through FAC 2005-75, Effective 24 June 2014".
  3. C01 – Contract Terms and Conditions (BP). Updated thru FAC 2005-75, effective 24 Jun 2014 as follows:
    1. Change the date to clause 52.212-5 – Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders—Commercial Items from NOV 2013 to JUN 2014.
    2. Add language to (a)(3) as follows: (3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004 ) (Pub. L. 108-77, 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note))
    3. Revise (b)(1) as follows: ___ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (SEPT 2006), with Alternate I (OCT 1995) (41 U.S.C. 253g and 10 U.S.C. 4704 and 2402).
    4. Revise (b)(2) as follows: ___ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (APR 2010) (Pub. L. 110-252, Title VI, Chapter 1 (41 U.S.C. 251 note) 41. U.S.C. 3509).
    5. Insert a new clause at (b)(6) as follows: ___ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C).
    6. Insert a new clause at (b)(7) as follows: ___ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C).
    7. Subsequent clauses following the newly inserted (b)(6) and (b)(7) are renumbered sequentially (b)(8) through (b)(56).
    8. Revise (b)(16) as follows: _X_ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (JUL 2013MAY 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)).
    9. Revise (b)(29) as follows: _X_ (29) 52.222-19, Child Labor—Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (NOV 2013 JAN 2014) (E.O. 13126).
    10. Insert a new clause at (b)(38)(i) as follows: ___ (38)(i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT[supreg]-Registered Imaging Equipment (JUN 2014)+(E.O.s 13423 and 13514).
    11. Insert a new clause at (b)(38)(ii) as follows: ___ (ii) Alternate I (JUN 2014) of 52.223-13.
    12. Insert a new clause at (b)(39)(i) as follows: ___ (39)(i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT[supreg]-Registered Televisions (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514).
    13. Insert a new clause at (b)(39)(ii) as follows: : ___ (ii) Alternate I (JUN 2014) of 52.223-14.
    14. Revise (b)(41)(i) as follows: ___ (41)(i) 52.223-16, IEEE 1680 Standard for the Environmental Assessment of Personal Computer Products (DEC 2007) (E.O. 13423) Acquisition of EPEAT[supreg]-Registered Personal Computer Products (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514).
    15. Revise (b)(41)(ii) as follows: ___ (ii) Alternate I (DEC 2007 JUN 2014) of 52.223-16.
    16. Revise (b)(43) as follows: ___ (43) 52.225-1, Buy American Act—Supplies (FEB 2009) MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. 10a-10d chapter 83).
    17. Revise (b)(44)(i) as follows: ___ (44)(i) 52.225-3, Buy American Act—Free Trade Agreements—Israeli Trade Act (NOV 2012 MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, Pub. L. 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42 and 112-43).
    18. Revise (b)(44)(ii) as follows: ___ (ii) Alternate I (MAR 2012 MAY 2014) of 52.225-3.
    19. Revise (b)(44)(iii) as follows: ___ (iii) Alternate II (MAR 2012 MAY 2014) of 52.225-3.
    20. Revise (b)(44)(iv) as follows: ___ (iv) Alternate III (NOV 2012 MAY 2014) of 52.225-3.
    21. Revise (b)(52) to check-mark it (as included) per CR0200 as follows:_X_ (52) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer—System for Award Management (JUL 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).
    22. Revise (b)(54) as follows: ___ (54) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (JUL 2013 MAY 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332).
    23. Revise (c)(1) as follows: _X_ (1) 52.222-41, Service Contract Act of 1965 Labor Standards (NOV 2007 MAY 2014)(41 U.S.C. 351, et seq. chapter 67.).
    24. Revise (c)(2) as follows: _X_ (2) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (MAY 1989 MAY 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. 351, et seq. chapter 67.).
    25. Revise (c)(3) as follows: _X_ (3) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Act Labor Standards —Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (SEP 2009 MAY 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C.351, et seq. chapter 67.).
    26. Revise (c)(4) as follows: ___ (4) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Act Labor Standards—Price Adjustment (SEP 2009 MAY 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. 351, et seq. chapter 67.).
    27. Revise (c)(5) as follows: ___ (5) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Act Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment—Requirements (NOV 2007) (41 351, et seq.).
    28. Revise (c)(6) as follows:___ (6) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Act Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services—Requirements (FEB 2009 MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.chapter 67.).
    29. Revise (c)(7) as follows: ___ (7) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (JAN 2013 MAY 2014) (E.O. 13495).
    30. Revise (c)(8) as follows: ___ (8) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (MAR 2009 MAY 2014) (Pub. L. 110-247 42 U.S.C. 1792).
    31. Revise (e)(1)(i) as follows: (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (APR 2010) (Pub. L. 110-252, Title VI, Chapter 1 (41 U.S.C. 251 note) 41.U.S.C. 3509).
    32. Revise (e)(1)(ii) as follows: (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (JUL 2013 MAY 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities.
    33. Revise (e)(1)(iii) as follows: (iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (Jan 2013 MAY 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (1) of FAR clause 52.222-17.
    34. Revise (e)(1)(viii) as follows: (viii) 52.222-41, Service Contract Act of 1965 Labor Standards (NOV 2007 MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq. chapter 67).
    35. Revise (e)(1)(x) as follows: (x) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Act Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (NOV 2007 MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq. chapter 67).
    36. Revise (e)(1)(xi) as follows: (xi) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Act Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (FEB 2009 MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq. chapter 67).
    37. Revise (e)(1)(xiv) as follows: (xiv) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (MAR 2009 MAY 2014) (Pub. L. 110-247 42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6.
  4. C02 – Clauses Incorporated by Reference (BP). Updated thru FAC 2005-75, effective 24 Jun 2014 to change the date for clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions – Commercial Items from SEP 2013 to JUN 2014.
  5. C02 – Clauses Incorporated by Reference (BP). Revised per CR0200 to add section C.2.2 as follows:

    C.2.2 -- ASSIGNMENT OF CLAIMS.

    1. Assignment of claims is not authorized.
    2. In accordance with FAR Part 32.803, it is determined prohibiting assignment of claims against this I-BPA and any resultant resource order is in the Government’s interest.
    3. Pursuant to FAR 52.212-4, vendors shall not change the name or address for EFT payments in the SAM record to reflect an assignee for the purpose of the assignment of claims.
  6. D06 - Ordering HE. Language was corrected in D.6.2(b) and D.6.2(b)(1) (under Transports) referencing E.2 to B.3 as follows:
    1. Transports: All resources will be evaluated and agreements will be awarded in accordance with E.2.B.3. Resources on an awarded Agreement will be ranked on a dispatch priority list by Host Dispatch Zone or Geographic Area . Advantage will be given to those small business concerns identified in Section B, Basis of Award, and as identified in Block 10 of the SF-1449.

      (1) In addition to the award evaluation factors in E.2B.3, criteria have been developed for some categories of equipment to assess the advantages for dispatch priority. If no additional criteria are identified, lowest price awarded resources will be ranked highest on the dispatch list.

  7. E00 – Solicitation Provisions (BP). Updated thru FAC 2005-75, effective 24 Jun 2014 as follows:
    1. Change the date for 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors – Commercial Items under E. 1 from JUL 2013 to APR 2014.
    2. Change (i)(2)(i) web link for "ASSIST" from http://assist.daps.dla.mil to https://assist.dla.mil/online/start/.
    3. Change (i)(2)(ii) web link for "Quick Search" from http://assist.daps.dla.mil/quicksearch to http://quicksearch.dla.mil/.
    4. Change (i)(3)(i) web link for "ASSIST Shopping Wizard" from http://assist.daps.dla.mil/wizard to https://assist.dla.mil/wizard/index.cfm.
    5. Change the date for 52.212-3 Offer Representations and Certifications – Commercial Items under E.2 from AUG 2013 to APR 2014.
  8. E05 - Exhibit D Wage Determination (BP). Wage Determination No. 1995-0221 (Rev. 32) dated 07/24/2013 is replaced with Wage Determination No. 1995-0221 (Rev. 33) dated 05/01/2014 per CR0197. Note: The revised Wage Determination includes changes to labor rates, but it does NOT include changes to Health and Welfare (Fringe Benefits).
  9. E06 - Exhibit E Standard Contractor Performance Report (BP). Changed to correct the source note following the Rating Guidelines from "Source: Rating guidelines are from the CPAR Quality Checklist (http://www.cpars.csd.disa.mil/cparsfiles/pdfs/qualcheck08.pdf)" to "Source: Evaluation Rating Definitions are from the CPARS Guidance, A2-1 (https://www.cpars.gov/cparsfiles/pdfs/CPARS-Guidance.pdf)".
  10. E12 - Exhibit K Mechanic with Service Truck Incident Equipment Repair Order. The form was revised to include clock hours with start and end times per CR0199.

Last Modified: Mar 23, 2013 06:17:pm CDT