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Chattanooga-Area UPF Supplier Opportunities Forum UPF Materials and Equipment Elaine Najmola UPF Purchasing Group Manager
Agenda Introduction Agenda Safety Minute Procurement Postings Upcoming Bids Expression of Interest Information Security Request for Proposal Specification Onsite Services/Installation General Information Contact Information Questions and Answers
Safety Minute In case of an emergency please note emergency exits -Don’t use elevators – use steps -Don’t panic – walk in orderly fashion Also please remember today is Halloween and children will be trick or treating by the time you get home this evening. They will be distracted so look out for them.
Procurement Postings B&W Y-12 Procurement Forecast Page acting-forecasts/y-12-forecast FedBiz: -EOI is posted at: -Type in “Y-12” in Solicitation # box and hit enter
Expression of Interest (EOI) A request for EOI does not constitute an invitation for sealed bids, a request for proposals, or offers. The purpose of this request is to identify prospective and qualified firms. Responses received will be used for planning purposes and determining candidates for subsequent procurement actions, if any All procurements >$150k are posted on FedBiz EOI posting includes the NAICS code for the item to be procured Lists minimum criteria for receipt of proposal Brief description of specification Due date for submittal of EOI Point of Contact - Buyer
Information Security Process If Specification contains “Sensitive Information”: Y-12 Security Personnel will provide training to Subcontractor Subcontractor Requirements -Be knowledgeable and able to recognize sensitivity of information in your possession. -Only Employees who have had training and a need to know may have access to sensitive information. -Information will have special storage requirements -This clause and training is required to be flowed to all lower-tier subcontractors and suppliers
Classified Information If Applicable: Access will be kept to absolute minimum required Access limited to DOE Q or L cleared individuals Must have current FOCI determination (Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence) Possession of classified information at vendor/subcontractor facilities requires off-site possessing facility certification by Y-12/NNSA -Minimum six months preparation -Subcontract must be in place prior to initiation of certification -Facility must meet Y-12/NNSA requirements
Off-Site UCI Processing Your Security Requirements = Our Security Requirements Any processing off-site (not on Y-12 computers or networks) requires certification and approval by Y-12 prior to processing at Seller’s facility. Will require visit by Y-12 personnel and security plan for approval to operate. Y-12 information and information systems must be kept separate from other Seller data. Data and information may not be comingled. Computing platforms and operating systems must meet Y-12 Cyber Security standards. Software must meet Y-12 Software Quality Assurance measures. Standards will be provided to Seller prior to certification.
Off-Site UCI Processing (cont.) System security must be maintained and regularly reassessed All media (including hard drives, thumbdrives, CD/DVDs, tapes, etc.) must be encrypted using Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) approved encryption modules as approved by Y-12 All media and documents containing UCI must be surrendered to Y-12 at conclusion of contract or task. Documented notification of surrender of media and documents to Subcontract Technical Representative (STR) must be provided Loss or compromise of data or information must be immediately reported to Y-12
Request for Proposal (RFP) Index of RFP: -Section A. RFP Agreement Form -Section B. Equipment/Price and Cost -Section C. Specification/Scope of Work -Section D. Delivery, Shipping and Packaging -Section E. Performance Period and Payment -Section F. Administrative Information -Section G. Clauses -Section H. List of Attachments -Section I. Instruction to Offerors -Section J. Evaluation Factors and Award
Request for Proposal (RFP) (cont.) Sections B-H will be basis of subcontract Sections I and J discuss the evaluation and award criteria -Discussion on lowest price/technically acceptable or evaluated procurements -Provide ALL Requested Information Following the Format Given -IMPORTANT – Submit Best Offer Initially; Award May be Made without Discussion Critical Technical considerations: -Specification Experience -Technical Core Competencies -QA Program Requirements/Required Certifications
Request for Proposal (RFP) (cont.) Section A “ Agreement Form” Top right hand block denotes duration that the proposal pricing will be held for Section A must be signed by authorized Company Representative Acknowledgement of Amendments -Signed Amendments Must be Included with Offer
Specification Defines what is to be purchased Provides list of required award submittals Defines quality requirements Provides milestone schedule Provides fabrication standards
Onsite Services/Installation Oversight Must be U.S Citizen May require clearance Requires additional insurance Additional ES&H requirements
General Information Offeror Responsibilities -IMPORTANT – Read the entire RFP -Understanding Offer Evaluation Criteria; Both Technical & Business Management -Follow all Instructions for Submission of Offer -Complete & Sign All Documents Requested with Offer -Late, Partial or Incomplete Offers May Not be Considered Important Dates -Deadlines for Questions -Offer Closing Date Point of Contact -During the Solicitation Phase – BUYER ONLY
General Information Engineered Equipment and left in place Materials (Embeds, Rebar, Steel, etc…) will require Subcontractor to have an 2008 NQA-1 Program with 2009 Addendum. Engineered Equipment RFP’s can be issued either as a: -Fabricate to print -Design and Fabricate Engineered Skids Take advantage of “Assistance for TN Company’s” – TN Dept. of Economic and Community Development Take advantage of UT Programs concerning working with UPF Dunn & Bradstreet Report will be ran on each potential awardee to determine financial stability.
Contact Information Elaine Najmola UPF Purchasing Group Manager (865)
Questions & Answers
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