Offerors shall rsvp for the October 7, 2015 pre-proposal conference no later than 2: 30 pm on October 1, 2015, in accordance with Section E. 2 of this rfp. Otherwise, the Offeror will not be permitted to attend the pre-proposal conference



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NOTE: Offerors shall RSVP for the October 7, 2015 pre-proposal conference no later than 2:30 pm on October 1, 2015, in accordance with Section E.2 of this RFP. Otherwise, the Offeror will not be permitted to attend the pre-proposal conference.


Table of Contents

SECTION A 1

A.1 SF 1449 SOLICITATION/CONTRACT/ORDER FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS 1

VA119A-15-R-0150SECTION B - CONTINUATION OF SF 1449 BLOCKS 2

B.1 Contract Administration Data 2

LIMITATIONS ON SUBCONTRACTING-- MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE (JUN 2011) 2

SUBCONTRACTING COMMITMENTS--MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE (JUN 2011) 2

SUBCONTRACTING PLAN--MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE (JUN 2011) 2

Performance Work Statement (PWS)B.2 2

SECTION D - CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, EXHIBITS, OR ATTACHMENTS 2

C.22 MANDATORY WRITTEN DISCLOSURES 2

C.23 FAR 52.216-16 INCENTIVE PRICE REVISION—FIRM TARGET (FEB 1997) ALTERNATE I (APR 1984) 2

C.24 FAR 52.203-98, PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS—REPRESENTATION (FEB 2015) 2

a.Making capital expenditures; 2

b.Ensuring a qualified workforce is in place; 2

c.Conducting background investigations; 2

d.Establishing security clearances where applicable; 2

e.Providing appropriate training; and 2

f.Implementing the information technology support and security necessary to fully perform the requirements contained in the PWS. 2

a.Basic overview of VA programs and available sources of Veteran assistance; 2

b.DBQ/C&P Examination Worksheets; 2

c.Office of Disability and Medical Assessment (DMA) Certification (which is available at www.tms.va.gov, a VA internal web-based training site). All DBQ/C&P providers must obtain the DMA General Certification through TMS. The Contractor can utilize Talent Management System (TMS) to obtain training for: 2

d.Examinations for IDES/Pre-discharge examinations may require additional training requirements; 2

e. All personnel who have access to VA systems and/or regular interactions with Veterans being served by the Contractor must submit to all training as outlined in Section 8.2; and 2

f.All other training requirements as needed to complete MDE certification. 2

a.The Contractor shall follow the requirements outlined in the DBQ/C&P examination worksheets including any requirements for examinations to be performed by specialists. Examination worksheets are subject to change and the Government will notify the Contractor of any changes to the worksheets via email. DBQ/C&P examinations and their associated reports must be completed and returned to the requesting VARO not later than 20 calendar days after receipt of the examination request. BDD/IDES/Pre-discharge examinations and their associated reports must be completed and returned to the requesting VARO not later than 30 calendar days after receipt of examination request. 2

b.The Contractor shall post all completed examination reports to the Contractor’s secure website daily. Upon contract award, the Contractor shall provide VA Office of Information Technology (OIT) with information to access the Contractor’s secure website (see Sections 27.0, 28.0, and 29.0) for daily download. In addition, the Contractor shall send the completed examination worksheet (including diagnostics) and other examination data and results (e.g., laboratory tests and X-ray reports) to the IT systems identified by VA with the date and time the examination was completed. 2

c.The Contractor shall provide daily status updates on the status of scheduling requested examinations. 2

a.The Contractor shall provide a consolidated monthly status report of examination requests sorted by site. These monthly status reports shall include overall and site-specific data for the month and cumulative amounts year-to-date for the following: 2

b.The Contractor shall also maintain individual examination request status information (including the related CAATS Document ID examination #) accessible online by the VAROs and VACO. In addition to information about work completed during the preceding month, each report will present the work to be accomplished during the subsequent month. 2

c.The Contractor shall provide updates on the status of scheduling the examination request to the IT system identified by VA using the information exchange package documentation provided by VA. 2

a.Comprehensive General Medical Examination: 60 minutes; 2

a.Musculoskeletal; 2

b.Organs of sense; 2

c.Infectious, immune, and nutritional deficiencies; 2

d.Respiratory; 2

e.Cardiovascular; 2

f.Digestive; 2

g.Genitourinary; 2

h.Gynecological and breast; hemic and lymphatic; 2

i.Skin; 2

j.Endocrine; 2

k.Neurologic; 2

l.Mental disorders; and 2

m.Dental and oral examinations.  2

a.Comprehensive General Medical Examinations (CLIN 0001A): Represent complete base-line examinations covering all parts of the body. Cold injury protocol examinations and aid and attendance or housebound status examinations when requested are also included in the Comprehensive General Medical Examination category. General Medical Examinations for (BDD/IDES) are conducted under this contract on behalf of Department of Defense. The Separation Health Assessment worksheet should be used instead of General Medical Examination Compensation and Pension (C&P) Worksheet. All costs are for Ancillary Diagnostic Tests (procedures, tests, laboratory work, X-rays, and photographs) are to be invoiced under CLIN 0017. 2

b.Initial Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) examinations: 60 minutes; 2

b.Pre-Discharge Programs (CLIN 0001C): The goal of the Pre-discharge program is to begin the payment of VA benefits as soon as possible following a Servicemember’s discharge from active duty. A Pre-discharge claim is a claim filed prior to separation or retirement from active duty or full-time National Guard or Reserve duty. Pre-discharge programs include Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) and Quick Start. An additional Pre-discharge program is the Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) for Servicemembers who are being medically retired or separated. VA and the Department of Defense (DoD) are working together to combine DoD separation examinations with VA disability examinations to avoid redundant examinations at the time of separation or retirement from service. The Separation Health Assessment (SHA) DBQ and SHA program is an examination process supporting Pre-discharge programs. For DoD, the SHA process is termed the Separation Health and Physical Examination (SHPE) process, however, it is the same process as the SHA. There are two components of the SHA: the Subjective Assessment of Health (DD Form 2807-1), and the Objective Assessment of Health (SHA DBQ). 2

c.Audiology: 30 minutes; 2

c.Quick Start Examinations (CLIN 0001C): Quick Start is one of the Pre-Discharge programs, as evidenced on the VA Pre-Discharge website (http://www.vba.va.gov/predischarge/). Quick Start claims are received by VA within 1 to 59 days prior to the discharge of the claimant from military service. BDD claims are received by VA 60 to 180 days prior to discharge. Examinations for Quick Start claims are not shared with DoD. The examination will be handled as if the claim was received after the Servicemember’s military discharge date. Please use CLIN 0033 and respective sub CLINs when invoicing for this type of examination. 2

d.Dental: 20 minutes; 2

a.U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims cases; 2

e.Ophthalmology: 30 minutes; 2

b.Examinations requiring hospitalization or surgical evaluation, such as colonoscopy or endometriosis needing laparoscopy; 2

f.Ear/Nose/Throat: 30 minutes; 2

c.Protocol examinations for former Prisoners of War; 2

g.Psychiatry: 60 minutes; 2

d.Veterans residing in VA domiciles/nursing homes; 2

h.Musculoskeletal: 30 minutes; 2

e.Exposure to environmental hazards; and 2

i.Infectious/Immune/Nutritional Diseases: 30 minutes; 2

f.Examinations for Veterans’ or Servicemembers’ spouses or dependents. 2

j.Respiratory: 30 minutes; 2

a.Pregnant Servicemembers or Veterans; 2

k.Cardiovascular: 30 minutes; 2

b.Protocol examinations for Original Gulf War Environmental Claims for undiagnosed illnesses; 2

l.Digestive: 30 minutes; 2

c.Incarcerated Veterans; 2

m.Genitourinary: 30 minutes; 2

d.Veteran resides in Washington, DC; 2

n.Gynecological/Breast: 30 minutes; 2

e.Veteran is VBA employee and claim is under permanent jurisdiction of the Restricted Access Claim Center (RAC); 2

o.Hemic and Lymphatic: 30 minutes; 2

f.Gulf War/environmental hazard examinations (follow-up examinations, only); 2

p.Skin: 20 minutes; 2

g.Veteran is deceased and opinion is required; 2

q.Endocrine: 30 minutes; and 2

h.Veteran claims compensation under 38 USC 1151; and 2

r.Neurologic: 45 minutes. 2

i.Sleep Study (initial and follow up). 2

a.All questions listed on the worksheet(s) shall be addressed and answered as indicated per the worksheet instructions; 2

a.The Contractor shall accept the examination request immediately after upload. 2

b.The correct worksheet(s) were utilized in completing the examination; 2

b.The validation process is performed by the Contractor upon receipt of the request file in the Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) folder. Electronic checks are performed to ensure that the request file is able to be processed. Duplicate requests and requests with an invalid format and/or missing data are rejected and returned to CAATS. Valid requests continue to the triage process. 2

c.The appropriate tests, procedures, laboratory work, and x-rays, as indicated on the worksheet(s), were utilized in completing the examination; 2

c.The vendor’s system shall return a file received signal (ping). The signal shall be system generated, not user manually generated. This received signal will be the point in time at which the timeliness calculation is triggered. The signal shall be based on each individual exam request (document ID), not based on the batch. 2

d.The correct and current CPT billing codes, related CLINs, and CAATS ID examination number for examinations, tests, procedures, laboratory work, and x-rays were listed on the examination report (See Section 12.0, PRS); and 2

d.The triage process consists of a Contractor review of the request and results in one of the following actions: Accept, Reject or Cancel. The Contractor shall have 48 hours to perform its triage and either accept or reject the request. Timeliness starts once the Contractor accepts the request. 2

e.All examination reports satisfy the credential and signature requirements found in Section 10.0 (Examination Requirements). 2

e.Accept: Triage results in an acceptance of the request and Accept status is returned through a CAATS file transfer. 2

a.In the case of a claim for disability compensation, the assistance provided by the Secretary under 38 U.S.C. § 5103A(a) shall include providing a medical examination or obtaining a medical opinion when such an examination or opinion is necessary to make a decision on the claim. 2

The Secretary shall treat an examination or opinion as being necessary to make a decision on a claim for purposes of paragraph (1) if the evidence of record before the Secretary, taking into consideration all information and lay or medical evidence does not contain sufficient medical evidence for the Secretary to make a decision on the claim. 2

i.When a request is accepted, the date of request is set to the current date. 2

ii.If the triage process also identified updates to the requested worksheets, a Worksheet Addendum is created and sent through a CAATS file transfer. 2

f.Reject: Triage results in rejection of the request and Reject status along with rationale for the action is returned through a CAATS file transfer. A rejected request shall not be treated as a new examination request. VA will resubmit a request using the same CAATS Document ID # that was associated with the rejected file. 2

b.Medical opinions requested under the 38 U.S.C. 5103A(d) are to be provided by VA and contract clinicians, and are part of the normal claims process. 2

c.Evidence required to be reviewed includes, but is not limited to, the DD214/separation documents; all Service Treatment Records (STRs); outpatient and inpatient treatment records, and overall, the full-claims’ folder or “C-file.” The size and volume of the claims folder is unique to each Veteran’s or Servicemember’s claims history within the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA). Some records may be only a few pages, while others may include multiple pages.  There are no “partial claim folders.” Either the complete record will be made available in VBMS/VVA or a complete record will be shipped to the Contractor. 2

i.VA can rework the request and resubmit it through the CAATS file transfer. It is treated as a new request and undergoes the validation and triage process. 2

g.Cancel: Triage results in cancellation of the request. In order to cancel the request it is first accepted and then cancelled. These actions are sent separately through a CAATS file transfer. 2

d.Multiple examinations for different conditions by different specialty doctors in the same practice that occur on the same day are reimbursable by VA. Same day appointments are allowed to expedite the claims process and prevent unnecessary travel by claimants. 2

h.Requests submitted using VA’s system will be based on information exchange package documentation and the same triage process will be used with the replacement system. 2

e.The number of x-rays performed in one day can be more than allowed by Medicare to expedite the claims process. VA encourages multiple same day appointments to expedite the claims process and improve timeliness of the claims. The scheduling of these appointments on the same day is expected to take into account the location of different appointments and accessibility of the claimants to attend all appointments in a timely manner. 2

f.For the convenience of the claimants and to expedite the claims process, VA is in favor of audiologists/ENT physicians who note earwax impaction at time of the DBQ/C&P examination, removing the cerumen and proceeding with the audiology/ear examination if possible. This practice expedites the claims process rather than sending claimant to a different doctor or back to their own treating physician/audiologist to remove the wax prior to the audiology examination. Under these circumstances, Earwax removal - CPT 69210, would be allowed and reimbursed with CPT 92557, Comprehensive audiology testing and CLIN 0004, Impairment of Auditory Acuity/Ear and Other Sense Organs. 2

The C&P Audiology worksheet (see Attachment Q) shall be used for all Audiology examinations. According to the C& P Audiology worksheet, the Air Conduction and Speech testing is required. Bone Conduction is also required if Air Conduction threshold is greater than 15dB. The Contractor shall use CPT Code 92557 to invoice all Audiological testing regardless of whether Bone Conduction threshold is required to be performed. 2

g.Incorporate Medicare Approved National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits in the invoicing of CPT codes. The NCCI edits are used in accordance with a Medicare Fee Schedule, which is published annually, and revised on a regular basis. Contracted providers shall update the NCCI within 60 days of contract award and published updates. 2

a.Use of clinical video conferencing, also referred to as telehealth technologies, should adhere to industry standards in performing medical examinations through the use of telehealth. At a minimum: 2

i.The telecommunication link must be a minimum of 384 kilobits/second resolution; 2

ii.The video conferencing camera should be equipped with pan/tilt/zoom capability or a two camera capability for simultaneous focused and wide-view. The dual camera approach is preferred as it provides dual video streams to allow the examiner to view output from both cameras simultaneously and maintain focus on the Veteran or Servicemember versus adjusting the camera; and 2

iii.The telecommunication link must employ encryption, adhering to Federal standards of FIPS encryption. 2

b.The Contractor will inform the ordering VARO of the intent to employ clinical video-conferencing for the referred examination; 2

c.The use of these technologies is restricted to mental health disability examinations (e.g. Psychiatry-Mental Disorders examinations including examinations for Initial PTSD); 2

d.The conference shall not be conducted solely by telephone; the examiner must have “face to face” interaction with the Veteran or Servicemember. The conference shall take place in real time and not be “store and forward” case review; 2

e.To comply with the contract’s requirement that the examiner is licensed in the state in which the examination takes place (See Section 17.0), the examiner shall hold a current license in the state from which the Veteran or Servicemember participates in the examination; 2

f.The Contractor shall provide these services at one of the following specified locations which meets the requirements of the contract in terms of ADA and OSHA compliance in a clinical setting. ADA and OSHA requirements do not apply to examinations performed for District 7 (OCONUS). 2

i.The office of a physician or practitioner; 2

ii.a hospital; 2

iii.a critical access hospital; 2

iv.a rural health clinic; and 2

v.a federally qualified health center. 2

g.The Contractor shall only employ practitioners trained to perform telehealth mental examinations, including a standardized training manual for clinicians that the Contractor shall develop; 2

h.Veteran or Servicemember location guidance includes: 2

i.Attendant at the location to orient the Veteran or Servicemember; 2

ii.The room must be adequately soundproof to protect patient privacy; and 2

iii.The lighting and color of the room should ensure the optimum conditions for a video assessment to take place. 2

i.The Contractor shall outline a procedure to positively identify Veterans or Servicemembers at the start of each telehealth mental examination; 2

j.Prior to conducting these examinations, the Contractor shall provide the COR with an emergency response plan for telehealth mental encounters; 2

k.Veteran or Servicemember must be willing to participate in DBQ/C&P telehealth mental examination; 2

l.Veteran or Servicemember must acknowledge and accept limits of clinical video-conferencing for their compensation and pension examination; 2

m.The Contractor shall provide any and all needed equipment for the session. The Contractor shall not require the Veteran or Servicemember to purchase any equipment for the examination; 2

n.In order to determine exclusionary factors and confirm participation in a telehealth mental evaluation, the Contractor shall contact the Veteran or Servicemember by phone. If during this telephone interview any of the exclusionary factors listed below become obvious, the Veteran or Servicemember shall not be scheduled for a telehealth session. During the phone contact there is to be an explanation addressing concerns of privacy, dignity, and confidentiality, and assurance that the session is not recorded; 2

o.The Veteran or Servicemember must possess mental capacity and adequate sensory abilities to participate (as determined by the exclusionary factors listed below): 2

i.Inability to effectively communicate due to: 2

1.Hearing impairment; 2

2.Language barrier; 2

3.Speech impediment; or 2

4.Memory deficit. 2

ii.Inability to effectively verbalize/express information. 2

p.The following factors apply during a telehealth mental session and the Contractor shall terminate the session: 2

i.Veterans or Servicemembers who are/or become acutely violent or unstable with poor impulse control; 2

ii.Veterans or Servicemembers who show signs of cognitive disturbance and/or become uncomfortable with the telehealth process; 2

iii.Veterans or Servicemembers unwilling or unable to participate in a meaningful way; 2

iv.Veterans or Servicemembers actively psychotic and unable to participate secondary to the nature of their illness; or 2

v.Veterans or Servicemembers with psychotic disorders that may be exacerbated through use of the technology (e.g., ideas of reference regarding television). 2

q.Following an explanation of the technology and obtaining consent of the Veteran or Servicemember to use telehealth mental, the Contractor shall contact the ordering VARO that referred the mental health disability examination request. The Contractor shall provide the ordering VARO justification for using remote examination for this particular claimant and outline his/her ability to participate, considering the exclusionary factors; 2

r.Contractors will identify telehealth mental examinations by: 2

i.Invoicing against CLINs 0015B and/or 0015D; and 2

ii.Reporting on monthly data reports the number and locations of telehealth mental examinations. 2

Areas 2

Unsatisfactory Performance Standard 2



Exceptional Performance Standard 2

Timeliness 2

The Government will measure the timeliness of completion of the examination reports. Timeliness is defined as the number of days from (1) the date the examination request is submitted to the Contractor by CAATS, to (2) the date the examination report is successfully transmitted to CAATS by the Contractor. The Government will evaluate timeliness by calculating the average timeliness of all examinations on a quarterly basis over each year of performance. The data used for calculating the average timeliness will be obtained from CAATS. The evaluation of timeliness will be completed on a quarterly basis and will be evaluated independently for each District. There may be occasions where are surge in exam request volumes are required. A surge is an influx of significantly higher than normal exam request volume due to a VA initiative or change in VA work requirements mandated by VA leadership or Congress. A surge may also result from one vendor’s inability to perform requested work and another vendor assuming the workload. Where appropriate, a temporary waiver of the timeliness standard may be authorized in cases of a surge. All temporary waivers of the timeliness standard must be signed by the Contracting Officer in order to be effective. 2

Quality Review 2

The Government will measure the quality of the vendor’s performance in completing examination requests. The Government will evaluate the quality of performance by reviewing a statistically valid sample at the 95 percent confidence level with a 5 percent margin of error. The evaluation of quality will be completed on a quarterly basis. The worksheet or DBQ evaluation will include a review of the following: 2

i.All questions listed on the worksheet(s) shall be addressed and answered as indicated per the worksheet instructions; 2

ii.The correct worksheet(s) were utilized in completing the examination; 2

iii.The appropriate tests, procedures, laboratory work, and x-rays, as indicated on the worksheet(s), were utilized in completing the examination; 2

iv.The correct and current CPT billing codes, related CLINs, and CAATS ID examination number for examinations, tests, procedures, laboratory work, and x-rays were listed on the examination report (See Section 12.0, PRS); and 2

v.All examination reports satisfy the credential and signature requirements found in Section 10.0 (Examination Requirements). 2

a.Explain the differences between a VA disability examination protocol versus the examination protocol for treatment purposes; 2

b.Ensure an appropriate attitude towards Veterans and Servicemembers and their unique circumstances; 2

c.Ensure that examiners understand VA's use of the term "at least as likely as not" in the formation of any requested medical opinions; 2

d.Explain the concept of presumptive diagnoses in view of unique circumstances of military service; 2

e.Ensure that examiners understand how to assess and document pain in accordance with VA regulations; 2

f.Follow state law protocol where medical or psychiatric emergencies arise; 2

g.Provide appropriate notification to follow-up on abnormal findings; 2

h.Obtain DMA certification (available from VA) as appropriate; and 2

i.Maintain and assure privacy protection under federal and state law, including, but not limited to the Privacy Act. 2

a.Examiners who perform Initial Mental Disorders examinations should take the DMA Initial Mental Disorders Examination; 2

b.Examiners who perform Initial Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD) examinations should take the DMA Initial Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Examination; 2

c.Examiners who perform Review Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) examinations should take the DMA Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Review Examination or DMA Initial Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Examination; 2

d.Examiners who perform Review Mental Disorders exams should take either the DMA Mental Disorders Review Examination OR DMA Initial Mental Disorders Examination; 2

e.Examiners who perform Musculoskeletal examinations (Joints, Feet, or Spine) should take the DMA Initial Mental Disorders Examination; and 2

f.Upon deployment of DMA’s TBI course, examiners who perform Traumatic Brain Injury examinations should complete this module. Until that time, the Contractor will be granted access to TMS to view the two TMS TBI examination videos, extract this content, and include it in their training program. After completion of the Contractor training, examiners performing TBI examinations will obtain the associated certification through TMS by completing the current examination. 2

a.The PA holds a full, active, current, and unrestricted PA license from a state in which the services are performed; 2

b.A physician (M.D./D.O.) licensed to practice in the state in which the PA is licensed is designated as the PA’s supervising physician; 2

c.A Scope of Practice or Practice Plan, and any other requirements by the state of licensure for PA clinical practice, are submitted and approved by the appropriate licensing boards; and 2

d.The PA is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and remains certified during their period of employment by the vendor. 2

a.Possess a current, full, active and unrestricted nursing license; 2

b.Be a graduate from an accredited school of nursing, either by the appropriate State agency, or the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) at the time the program was completed; and must have a minimum of an Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), with a major in the clinical nursing specialty to which the nurse is to be assigned; 2

c.Have a full and current NP (e.g. NP, Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)) board certification from a certifying nursing body, which must be in the specialty to which the individual is being appointed or selected. Certification needs to be relative to the needs of the Veteran and Servicemember population receiving MDE services; 2

d.If the NP is in an independent state, where they practice independently, they will continue to practice independently; 2

e.If the NP is in a state that requires a collaborating agreement, then the NP will have a collaborative physician, assigned in writing, who agrees to their scope of practice, available for audit by the COR. This physician is to provide consultation, collaboration, and/or referral, and should be available by telephone or by other communication device when not physically available on the premises. There will also be a second physician designee available as backup for consultation, collaboration, and/or referral purposes when the primary collaborating physician is not available. 2

a.First and last name; 2

b.State of licensure; 2

c.License number; 2

d.Specialty; and 2

e.Accreditation. 2

a.Program Manager: A Program Manager, for purposes of this contract, is defined as a person with a bachelor’s or more advanced degree in a relevant field of study and 5 years experience relevant to the contract requirements, successfully managing a large-scale program, encompassing multiple projects, with a total lifecycle budget and complexity comparable to the task order at hand. Such experience shall include planning, initiating, managing, executing, and closing out programs in support of an agency’s mission; 2

b.Medical Director: A Medical Director, for purposes of this contract, is defined as a physician with a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) degree, licensed in good standing by a State Medical Board, plus 10 years of experience relevant to the contract requirements who provides guidance, leadership, oversight and quality assurance for the practice of performing medical disability examinations. The medical director is generally responsible for providing leadership to the group of physicians who assist with the provision of medical disability examinations; 2

c.Subcontracting Plan Manager (in accordance with FAR 52.219-9(d)(7)): A Subcontracting Plan Manager, for purposes of this contract, is defined as person with a bachelor’s or more advanced degree plus 5 years of experience relevant to the contract requirements, responsible for negotiating subcontracts and finding and coordinating with medical disability examination providers and other suppliers. The Subcontracting Plan Manager negotiates and administers agreements between the prime Contractor and Subcontractors that perform the required services under this contract; 2

d.Quality Assurance Specialist: A Quality Assurance Specialist, for purposes of this contract, is defined as a person with a bachelor’s or more advanced degree plus 3 years of experience relevant to the contract requirements who conducts quality assurance audits of medical disability examination providers and related examination reports assuring that contract standards are maintained and the integrity of examination reports is preserved. Consults with the Medical Director and examination providers to resolve quality, process, and efficiency problems; and 2

e.Training Director: A Training Director, for purposes of this contract, is defined as a person with a bachelor’s or more advanced degree plus 5 years of experience relevant to the contract requirements who directs the design, planning, and implementation of training programs, policies, and procedures in support of all contract requirements. The Training Director approves new training techniques and suggests enhancements to existing training programs. The Training Director oversees relationships with the prime Contractor and all Subcontractors to ensure all training requirements are completed and maintained. 2

General 2

Training 2

a.Background Investigation Request Worksheet (See Attachment A); 2

b.Optional Form 306 – Declaration of Federal Employment; and 2

c.Fingerprint Request Form. 2

a.The VSC has confirmed favorable fingerprint results; or 2

b.SIC confirms that it has received the Contractor’s investigative documents, the 2

documents are complete, and that the investigation information has been released to OPM for scheduling of the background investigation; or 2

c.VSC or the SIC has confirmed that the verified investigation will be reciprocated. 2

B.3 Schedule of Prices 2

SECTION C - CONTRACT CLAUSES 2

C.1 FAR 52.204-8 ANNUAL REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS (DEC 2014) 2

C.2 FAR 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS—COMMERCIAL ITEMS (DEC 2014) 2

C.3 FAR 52.216-18 ORDERING (OCT 1995) 2

C.4 FAR 52.216-19 ORDER LIMITATIONS (OCT 1995) 2

C.5 FAR 52.216-21 REQUIREMENTS (OCT 1995) 2

C.6 FAR 52.217-8 OPTION TO EXTEND SERVICES (NOV 1999) 2

C.7 FAR 52.217-9 OPTION TO EXTEND THE TERM OF THE CONTRACT (MAR 2000) 2

C.8 FAR 52.228-5 INSURANCE—WORK ON A GOVERNMENT INSTALLATION (JAN 1997) 2

C.9 SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS 2

C.10 FAR 52.232-19 AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS FOR THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR (APR 1984) 2

C.11 VAAR 852.203-70 COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING (JAN 2008) 2

C.12 VAAR 852.203-71 DISPLAY OF DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS HOTLINE POSTER (DEC 1992) 2

C.13 FAR 52.209-5 CERTIFICATION REGARDING RESPONSIBILITY MATTERS (APR 2010) 2

C.14 VAAR 852.215-71 EVALUATION FACTOR COMMITMENTS (DEC 2009) 2

C.15 VAAR 852.219-9 VA SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTING PLAN MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS (DEC 2009) 2

C.16 VAAR 852.232-72 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS (NOV 2012) 2

C.17 VAAR 852.237-70 CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITIES (APR 1984) 2

C.18 VAAR 852.271-70 NONDISCRIMINATION IN SERVICES PROVIDED TO BENEFICIARIES (JAN 2008) 2

C.19 FAR 52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) 2

C.20 FAR 52.204-3 TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION (OCT 1998) 2

C.21 FAR 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS—COMMERCIAL ITEMS (APR 2015) 2

SECTION E - SOLICITATION PROVISIONS 2

E.1 FAR 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS—COMMERCIAL ITEMS (APR 2014) 2

E.2 ADDENDUM TO FAR 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS—COMMERCIAL ITEMS 2

The cover page, table of contents, and/or a glossary of abbreviations or acronyms will not be included in the page count of the Technical Volume. 2

Volume I - Technical APPROACH 2

Volume II - Past Performance Factor 2

Volume III – SOCIO-ECONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS 2

Volume IV – PRICE 2

VOLUME v – ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION 2

Offerors are required to enter their Representations and Certifications within the System for Award Management (SAM) website http://www.sam.gov and attest, within the Administrative Volume, that the SAM profile is complete. 2

E.3 FAR 52.212-3 OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS—COMMERCIAL ITEMS (MAR 2015) 2

E.4 FAR 52.209-5 REPRESENTATION BY CORPORATIONS REGARDING AN UNPAID TAX LIABILITY OR A FELONY CONVICTION UNDER ANY FEDERAL LAW (DEVIATION)(MAR 2012) 2

E.5 FAR 52.209-7 INFORMATION REGARDING RESPONSIBILITY MATTERS (JUL 2013) 2

E.6 FAR 52.216-1 TYPE OF CONTRACT (APR 1984) 2

E.7 FAR 52.233-2 SERVICE OF PROTEST (SEP 2006) 2

E.8 VAAR 852.215-70 SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED AND VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS EVALUATION FACTORS (DEC 2009) 2

E.9 VAAR 852.219-71 VA MENTOR-PROTÉGÉ PROGRAM (DEC 2009) 2

E.10 VAAR 852.233-70 PROTEST CONTENT/ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (JAN 2008) 2

E.11 VAAR 852.233-71 ALTERNATE PROTEST PROCEDURE (JAN 1998) 2

E.12 FAR 52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) 2



E.13 FAR 52.222-46 Evaluation of Compensation for Professional Employees (FEB 1993) 2



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