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You are invited to submit a proposal, to be received not later than
September 19, 1969, at 3:00 p.m. EDT, to the Department of Housing and
Urban Development in accordance with this Request for Proposal and the
following attachments which are incorporated herein and made a part
hereof:

Attachment A:
Attachment B:
Attachment C:
Attachment D:

Attachment E:

Proposal Instructions and Conditions
Proposal Contents and Evaluation Criteria
Program Plan
(1) Special Provisions--Cost-Reimbursement Contracts
(2) Special Provisions--Fixed-Price Contracts
(1) General Provisions--Cost-Reimbursement Contracts
(2) General Provisions--Fixed-Price Contracts
Cost and Price Analysis--Research and Development
Contracts
Certificate of Current Cost and Pricing Data
Certifications and Representations
Draft Chapter 5, "Unit Design Criteria"

Attachment F:

Attachment G:
Attachment H:
Attachment I:

It is anticipated that a number of cost-reimbursement contracts will be awarded as a result of this Request for Proposal; however, the Department reserves the right to negotiate on the basis of fixed-price contracts in individual cases.

These contracts may provide for the design, development, application, and evaluation of complete housing systems appropriate for volume production, identified below as Type A, or for research and advanced development of innovative concepts for systems, subsystems or components which may be used in future housing programs, identified below as Type B.

Type A contracts for the development of housing systems will be awarded to those responsible offerors whose proposals are determined to be technically superior and which demonstrate the capability of the offeror to perform the entire range of effort outlined in the Statement of Work.

These contracts will be awarded for the Phase I Design and Planning effort, as described in Attachment C, and will include an option providing for Prototype Construction in Phase II, The detailed work plan and cost requirements for the Phase II effort will be negotiated at the end of Phase I. The Government expects to exercise this option to proceed to prototype construction unless the Phase I efforts indicate, in the opinion of the Government, that the proposed system cannot be produced in adequate volume, will not be acceptable to prospective users, is not economically feasible, that the proposer is not qualified to proceed with the prototype, construction and production effort, or for such other reasons as the Government may determine.

Type B contracts for research and advanced development of innovative concepts will be awarded to those responsible offerors whose proposals for building systems, building elements or materials, land use concepts, or business considerations (including legal, financing, processing and man. agement techniques) are determined to be at a stage of development requiring additional design, development and testing prior to considering them for actual application in housing construction, and further determined to be of superior technical quality and/or potential. The contracts negotiated for this part of the program will include certain specified design and test effort only, with no initial option for prototype construction. Further support for testing, development or prototype construction of these concepts will be negotiated individually as may be appropriate in each instance, based on a continuing assessment of the concepts and the results of work performed.

Prospective offerors are advised that a general briefing and discussion of the Request for Proposal and the general program of Operation BREAKTHROUGH will be held in the Departmental Auditorium, on Constitution Avenue between 12th and 14th Streets, Washington, D.C. at 9:00 a.m. sharp on Friday, July 11, 1969. Individuals interested in attending this briefing are requested to complete and return the enclosed form. Due to limitations of space, we recommend that you make advance registrations, and we ask that no more than three representatives of any individual firm, including the separate companies represented in consortia, plan to attend.

The registration response form also performs two other services. First, it provides an opportunity for individual firms to list their interest in forming teams or consortia; this list will be made available to all participants. Second, we ask that anyone interested in remaining on the mailing list for future program material please check the appropriate box and return the form, whether or not they will be able to attend the meeting.

Questions should be submitted in writing to the address noted below, preferably in advance of the meeting; questions also will be taken from the floor to the extent possible. A transcript of the questions and answers will be made available to all addressees on the mailing list.

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Questions which arise after this meeting are to be submitted in writing to the Director, Contracts and Agreements Division, address below. Answers to questions will be furnished through bulletins to all addressees on the mailing list.

To prevent opening by unauthorized individuals, your proposal should be identified on the envelope, or other wrapper, as follows:

PROPOSAL, submitted in response to RFP No. H-55-69
for "Operation BREAKTHROUGH, Application of Improved
Housing Systems Concepts for Large Volume Production"

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REQUEST FOR ADVANCED REGISTRATION FOR GENERAL BRIEFING

ON OPERATION BREAKTHROUGH

Mr. Howard Frank
Room 8212
Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 Seventh Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20410

Please register the following individuals for the general briefing on Request for Proposal No. H-55-69, "Operation BREAKTHROUGH--Application of Improved Housing Systems Concepts for Large Volume Production," to be held at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, July 11, 1969, at the Departmental Auditorium, Constitution Avenue between 12th and 14th Streets, Washington,

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We (are) (are not) interested in having our firm listed as being interested in
forming a consortium with other firms. We are willing to discuss such arrange-
ments on the basis of being:

the prime contractor
a sub-contractor or supplier
Our primary capabilities are in:
( ) Architectural design

Production techniques
Land and environmental planning
Structural Frame and Weather Envelope Systems
Plumbing Systems and Equipment
Heating/Ventilating/Air Conditioning Systems and Equipment
Electrical Systems and Equipment

Financial and Processing
) Community and Governmental Relations

Other, Specify
( ) Please place us on the mailing list for all forthcoming material.

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Attachment A to RFP H-55-69

PROPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS AND CONDITIONS

I.

NOTICE OF REQUIREMENT FOR CERTIFICATION OF NONSEGREGATED FACILITIES

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Offerors are cautioned as follows: By signing this proposal, the bidder
or offeror will be deemed to have signed and agreed to the provisions of
the "Certification of Nonsegregated Facilities" in this solicitation,
The certification provides that the offeror does not maintain or provide
for his employees facilities which are segregated on a basis of race,
creed, color, or national origin, whether such facilities are segregated
by directive or on a de facto basis. The certification also provides
that he will not maintain such segregated facilities. Failure of an
offeror to agree to the Certification of Nonsegregated Facilities will
render his offer nonresponsive to the terms of solicitations involving
awards of contracts exceeding $10,000 which are not exempt from the pro-
visions of the Equal Opportunity clause.

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This Request for Proposal does not commit the Government to award a con-
tract, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a proposal to
this request, or to procure or contract for services or supplies. The
Government reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals
received as a result of this request, to negotiate with any qualified
source, or to cancel in part or in its entirety, this Request for Pro-
posal, if it is in the best interest of the Government to do so.

The Contracting Officer may require the offerors selected to participate in negotiations, and to submit such price, technical, or other revisions of their proposals as may result from negotiations.

III.

FORMAT

Proposals should not be submitted in an elaborate format and expensive binders. Legibility, clarity and completeness are important and essential.

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Proposal shall be submitted in two separate parts. Part I shall consist
of the technical and management submittal of the proposed work and shall
provide the information requested in Attachment B, Proposal Contents and
Evaluation Criteria. Part II shall consist of complete cost and pricing
data, which shall include the Attachment entitled "Cost and Price Analysis--
Research and Development Contracts," completed by the offeror, and any
addenda thereto. Each part of the proposal shall be complete in itself
in order that the evaluation of both parts can be accomplished concurrently,
and the evaluation of the technical and management submittal can be made
strictly on the basis of its merit.

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