LFO to N62645-13-D-5026-0111
|Agency:||Department of the Navy|
|Level of Government:||Federal|
|Posted Date:||Sep 30, 2017|
Notice Type :
Justification and Approval (J&A)
J&A Statutory Authority :
FAR 6.302-1 - Only one responsible source (except brand name)
Contract Award Date :
October 1, 2017
Contract Award Number :
Added: Sep 29, 2017 8:35 am1. Identify the agency and contracting activity.
This justification is executed by the Naval Medical Logistics Command, Fort Detrick, Maryland on behalf of Naval Hospital, Beaufort, SC hereafter referred to as the medical treatment facility (MTF).
2. Nature/description of the action/contract type.
The government intends to negotiate a logical follow-on Task Order with International Healthcare Staffing Alliance (IHSA) for the existing medical services currently being provided under Contract N62645-13-D-5026, task order 0111. The contract has an ordering period ending 31 Jul 18.
3. Description of supplies/services.
The follow-on task order will mirror the Occupational Health Therapist (one individual) and Speech Pathologist (one individual) services IHSA is currently providing. The follow-on task order will have a performance period of 01 Oct 17 - 31 Jul 17. The estimated value of this requirement is $187,538.51.
4. Identification of the exception to fair opportunity.
In accordance with FAR 16.505(b)(2)(i)(C), the new work is a logical follow-on to an original order which was competed in accordance with the applicable contract ordering procedures. Due to the nature of the acquisition for medical services currently being performed by IHSA under the Carolina Multiple Award Task Order (MATO), it is in the best interest of the Government to negotiate a logical follow-on allowing for the most effective use of resources. Recompeting the services currently being filled would result in substantial duplication of cost to the Government that is not expected to be recovered through competition. Such costs include the time of technical and contracting personnel to review and evaluate the requirement, proposal and task order; as well as the costs associated with re-credentialing if a new contractor is chosen. The current position will be followed on with IHSA based on there being no change in scope to the current requirement.
5. Determination by the ordering activity Contracting Officer that the anticipated cost to the Government will be fair and reasonable.
In order to determine whether the contractor's proposed price is fair and reasonable, the Contract Specialist and Contracting Officer will review the proposed price against current market research information available. If the contractor's proposed price appears to be questionable for reasonableness, a justification from the contractor will be required in order to determine whether the proposed price is fair and reasonable. The Contracting Officer will determine the price to be fair and reasonable before awarding a new task order.
6. Any other facts supporting the justification.
This contractor is successfully providing services and has already worked through recruitment costs and has established a system for tracking and providing staff that works well at the requiring MTF. Changing contractors could require a complete change in current staff, adding the costs associated with reviewing new credentialing packages and conducting orientation (during which time no services are provided).
7. Statement of actions to remove or overcome barriers that led to the exception to fair opportunity.
At this time there are no actions being taken to remove or overcome barriers leading to the exception to fair opportunity under this contract. However, depending on the success under other contracts, it is possible that option periods may be added to future competitive task order proposal requests (TOPRs) to allow contractors to propose pricing and competitively be awarded a task order that would include services for the current and subsequent years of service. The use of options for TOPRs would eliminate the need to issue logical follow-on task orders which require the use of the exception to fair opportunity.
Contracting Office Address :
693 Neiman Street
FT Detrick, Maryland 21702-9203
Primary Point of Contact. :
Exkelia M. Thomas
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