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1 Pre-proposal Conference Project Title Here (RFP/RFQ #) Issuing Officer: Your Name Date/Time 1 Pre-proposal Conference Template Revision

2 Agenda Introductions Housekeeping Supplier Development and Support Bureau of Small Business Opportunities (BSBO) COSTARS (if applicable) Overview of RFQ/RFP RFQ/RFP Requirements Areas of Interest/Attention Review of Submitted Questions and Answers Additional Questions and Answers 2

3 Introductions 3 Agency Representatives Department of General Services Your Name, Issuing Officer Gayle Nuppnau, BSBO, Procurement Liaison Agency Name Agency Representative, Representative Title

4 House Keeping In the event of a fire drill: Exit building via stairs Cross Walnut Street Gather in grass at Forum Building Restrooms through secure door to the left Sign attendance register Provide business card Sign in sheet will be posted to eMarketplace 4

5 Your Gateway to All Procurement Information Links to: Supplier Service Center PA e-Marketplace PA Supplier Portal Procurement Handbook 5 Supplier Development & Support

6 Your Gateway to Contract Information Solicitations Tabulations Awards Contracts Sole Source Upcoming Procurements Links: Supplier Service Center Treasury Contracts 6 Supplier Development & Support

7 Your Gateway to Procurement New Supplier Registration Manage company data Link: Supplier Service Center 7 Supplier Development & Support

8 Resources Frequently Asked Questions How to Register E-Alerts COSTARS Reset Password Resource Toolbox Brochures Guides Supplier Service Center 8 Supplier Development & Support

9 Pamphlets available on Table: Doing Business with the Commonwealth Vendor Registration CoStars Information 9

10 10 Telephone - Toll Free: Telephone - Harrisburg: Web: RA-PSC Supplier Vendor Registration Guide Bidding Reference Guide eAlerts W-9 Form Supplier Development & Support

11 Proposals Due Sealed proposal must be received on or before XXXXXXXX, XXXX, X:00 PM EST to the Issuing Office at the following address: Department of General Services Bureau of Procurement Attn: YOUR NAME 555 Walnut Street, 6 th Floor Harrisburg, PA REF: See next slide for important information to include 11

12 ADDRESS PROPERLY Please include: RFQ/RFP Number Number Multiple Package (i.e. 1 of 3, 2 of 3, etc.) Must be Sealed Allow time for delivery If the proposal is delivered in person at DGS-BOP, Forum Place, you will receive a receipt for your proposal. 12 Proposal Package Notes

13 COSTARS What is COSTARS? COSTARS is the Commonwealth of Pennsylvanias Cooperative Purchasing Program, a service provided by the Department of General Services for Local Public Procurement Units within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as established by Section 1902 of Act 57 on May 15, 1998, as amended by Act 142 of December 3, 2002, 62 Pa. C.S. Section 1902, and Act 77 of July 15, 2004, 62 Pa. C.S. Sections 1902 and These acts authorize Local Public Procurement Units to participate in those contracts for supplies and services made available by the Department of General Services. Eligible Local Public Procurement Units are defined as: Any political subdivision; Any public authority; Any tax-exempt, nonprofit educational or public health institution or organization; Any nonprofit t fire, rescue, or ambulance company; And to the extent provided by law, any other entity, including a council of government or an area government that expends public funds for the procurement of supplies and services. 13

14 For more information regarding the COSTARS Program: Department of General Services, Bureau of Procurement, COSTARS Program. Toll-Free: Fax: Please visit the COSTARS Web site at 14 COSTARS

15 Program designed to encourage participation of Small Diverse Businesses (SDB) in state contracting and is one of the below: Department of General Services, Bureau of Small Business Opportunities (BSBO)-certified minority business enterprises (MBEs), women business enterprises (WBEs), veteran business enterprises (VBEs) and service disabled veteran business enterprises (SDVBEs) that qualify as small businesses; and United States Small Business Administration (SBA) certified 8(a) small disadvantaged business concerns 15 Bureau of Small Business Opportunities Small Diverse Business Program (SDB)

16 Grosses less than $20 million annually or $25 million for companies involved in Information Technology (IT) services or sales. Proof of annual sales can be one of 3 items listed below: Copies of audited financials Copy of recent federal tax form Letter from a CPA attesting to company's annual sales Employ no more than 100 full-time or full-time equivalent employees Proof of number of employees can be one of 2 items listed below: Copy of 941's Letter from company attesting to number of employees Is able to do the work in question Must be for profit Must be owned by a U.S. Citizen Small Diverse Business Program (SDB)

17 17 To receive credit for being a Small Diverse Business or for subcontracting with a Small Diverse Business (including purchasing supplies and/or services through a purchase agreement), a Offeror must include proof of Small Diverse Business qualification in the Small Diverse Business participation submittal of the proposal, as indicated in section II of the RFP. Copy of active certification Proof of annual sales Proof of number of employees If using a company in the 8(a) program must show proof of US Citizenship All Offerors must provide a numerical percentage for commitment based on the base term of the contract Small Diverse Business (es) must be named including address and phone Specify the type of goods or services the Small Diverse Business(es) will provide You will not receive credit by stating that you will find a Small Diverse Business after the contract is awarded or by listing several companies and stating you will select one later Important Information to Note: Section II of the RFP

18 18 Bureau Of Small Business Opportunities BSBO Ms. Gayle Nuppnau Procurement Liaison Telephone: (717) Bureau of Small Business Opportunities

19 Procurement Background Background. [Outline the basic problem or problems that caused the agency to issue the FP. Relate the problem to the organization mission and explain how the work to be done by the selected contractor is expected to help solve the problem. Explain any unusual organizational interrelationships that affect the problem or the work to be performed]. History Why we need this procurement Services and Functions History data Current Supplier Current Contract # Spend Quantities 19

20 What have we done Met with key stakeholders to review IT and business requirements Discussed prevalence of existing solutions and agency challenges. Developed an RFQ that follows the DGS procurement process, analyze current industry best practices and enter a competitive bid. Other 20

21 Goals and Objectives Goals for the procurement Enter Goals Scope of the Procurement Enter Scope Objectives for the Procurement Enter Objectives 21

22 Areas of Attention Example… Lot 1, Lot 2, Phase 1, deliverables, etc. Costing Other 22

23 RFQ /RFP Structure Critical Points in the RFP. [Call attention to specific portions of the RFP you would like the Offeror to note. These may refer either to contractual or administrative matters or to the work that is to be done. The following is illustrative only]. Proposal is divided into the following three parts that must be submitted in separate individual sealed envelopes: Technical Requirements = 50% of total points Small Diverse Business Submittal = 20% of total points Cost Submittal = 30% of total points Bonus Points: Domestic Workforce Utilization Proposal Submission Deadline- Put in date and Time Proposal Quantities 5 paper copies and 2 electronic copies of Technical submittal 2 paper copies and 2 electronic copies of Cost submittal 2 paper copies and 2 electronic copies of Small Diverse Business submittal Award structure: Single award by lot or may award to a single supplier for multiple or all lots 23

24 Submittal Response Proposal Technical Submittal Response I. Two (2) Paper copies of Offerors Technical response d II. Electronic responses The Offerors Technical response shall include: 1.Proposal document –(pdf) 2.Domestic Workforce Utilization Form 3.Trade Secret Form (pdf) 4.Proposal Cover sheet 5.Offeror & Personnel Information 6.Companys Financial Information (electronic) 7.Dun & Bradstreet Comprehensive Report 8.SAS 70 Report The Offerors Technical response shall include: 1.Proposal document –(pdf) 2.Domestic Workforce Utilization Form 3.Trade Secret Form (pdf) 4.Proposal Cover sheet 5.Offeror & Personnel Information 6.Companys Financial Information (electronic) 7.Dun & Bradstreet Comprehensive Report 8.SAS 70 Report CD Flash Drive OR 24 AND

25 Small Diverse Business Submittal Response I. Two (2) Paper Copies of Offerors SDB Submittal Response II. Electronic Response OR AND Submittal Response 25

26 RFQ/RFP Requirements Mandatory Response Requirements Financials Personnel Qualifications Solutions Other Contract Requirements Signed by an official authorized to bind the company to a contract Must obtain 70% of total available technical points to advance If you specify that the proposal is not firm for the time period specified in Section I-12 of the RFP, your proposal may be rejected. If there are any assumptions included in the cost submittal, your proposal may be rejected. If you state that the proposal is contingent on negotiation of offeror terms and conditions, your proposal may be rejected. 26

27 Review of Questions Additional Questions Please be sure to write down all your questions on the Q&A sheets provided. Questions 27

28 Questions & Answers Answers provided today are considered unofficial and not binding. All questions and responses will be posted on the DGS Emarketplace Website: Thank-you for attending todays Pre-proposal conference 28


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