Public Inquiry Contract
Amendment 2 to Solicitation ED-98-S-0020 has been issued. The proposal due date has been extended through 12:00pm, December 30, 1998. Three additional files are now available below. The 3 files have been added to the ATTACH.ZIP file for ease of downloading. Or, they can be downloaded individually. The files are COVER.TXT, AMEND2.TXT, and Q&AS.DOC.
Amendment 1 to Solicitation ED-98-S-0020 has been issued. The proposal due date has been extended through December 17, 1998. Three additional files are now available below. The 3 files have been added to the ATTACH.ZIP file for ease of downloading. Or, they can be downloaded individually. The files are BIDLIST.DOC, AMEND1.TXT and FIPS.TXT.
SOLICITATION NUMBER: ED-98-S-0020
REVISED DUE DATE: December 30, 1998, 12:00pm
REVISED DUE DATE: December 17, 1998
POC: Contract Specialist James Hairfield, (202) 708-8529
The U.S. Department of Education is seeking contractual support to provide prompt, thorough and accurate responses to telephone and written inquiries about the postsecondary student aid programs established under Title IV of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended, and about the policies and procedures related to those programs, the collection of defaulted program loans, as well as for related miscellaneous ancillary services. It is anticipated that one contract will be awarded. The period of performance for this contract is one base period and four option years.
Requests for copies of the RFP may be made by telephone, mail, telegram, Internet, or in person beginning November 5, 1998. All requests shall reference the RFP number ED-98-S-0020 and title. Telephone requests may be placed by calling 202-708-6498. Mail or telegram requests shall be sent to U.S. Department of Education, OCFO, Contracts and Purchasing Operations, SSG, ATTN: Yolanda Abney, ROB-3, Room 3616, 7th and D Streets, SW, Washington, DC 20202-4443. Internet requests may be sent to Yolanda_Abney@ed.gov. Copies of the RFP may be picked up in person on the issuing date at the above address, Room 3616. All responsible sources may submit a proposal which will be considered. The dates listed herein are subject to change.
Most of the documents offerors will need to prepare proposals are available for downloading below. However, there are other documents that are not available on-line and must be obtained in hardcopy form by contacting the Contract Specialist.
Contact Gary Weaver at 202/401-0083 for downloading problems only.
ATTACH.ZIP (263K) - All electronic files, 17 total, in various applications, that are being made available on-line for this solicitation. The files have been compressed using zip utility software into this one file for easy downloading. The 17 files must be extracted using zip utility software before they can be viewed in word processing or spreadsheet applications.
SOW.DOC (181K) - Statement of Work in MS Word 97 format.
RFP.TMP (190K) - Snapshot of the Request for Proposal in ASCII format.
ACRONYMS.DOC (33K) - Attachment 4, in MS Word. A list of acronyms found throughout the SOW; also includes a glossary.
ADTLDCS.DOC (21K) - Additional DCS volume information in MS Word 97.
CLIN-B.XLS (131K) - Blank CLIN chart that is to be filled out by all offerors and submitted with the cost proposal. MS Excel 97 document.
DCSBKGR.DOC (43K) - Appendix B, background information on the Debt Collection Service portion of the contract. MS Word 97 document.
DELIVERA.DOC (30K) - Attachment 9, schedule of deliverables for all tasks under the contract. MS Word 97 document.
QASP.DOC (106K) - Attachment 3, the Quality Assurance Plan used to evaluate the contractor's performance. MS Word 97 document.
REFMTLS.WPD (3K) - Attachment 6, a list of reference materials available upon request from the Contract Specialist. WordPerfect 6.1 document.
WEBDOCA.DOC (21K) - Appendix C, a list of SFA documents online. MS Word 97 document.
BIDLIST.DOC (109K) - Bidder's Mailing List. MS Word 97 document.
AMEND1.TXT (3K) - Snapshot of Amendment 1 in ASCII format; some formatting may have changed.
FIPS.TXT (20K) - FIPS Checklist in ASCII format.
COVER.TXT (213K) - Snapshot of Amendment 2 Cover Page. Formatting may change from hard copy of Amendment 2.
AMEND2.TXT (3K) - Text of Amendment 2 in ASCII format.
Q&AS.DOC (58K) - Questions and Answers regarding the solicitation in MS Word 97 format.