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SECTION III - TERMS, CONDITIONS, AND NOTICES TO OFFERORS
1. CONTENT OF RESULTING AGREEMENT
Any agreement resulting from this PON will be a cost-shared Cooperative
Agreement based on the Model Cooperative Agreement provided as Appendix
by NO LATER THAN 4:30 P.M., Washington, D.C., time, on April 18, 1986.
This Program Opportunity Notice (PON) contains preprinted labels that
should be used for mailing or hand delivering proposals. (CAUTION:
See SECTION II1.34, "Late Submissions, Modifications, and withdrawals
6. AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS
The Government's share of any resulting project costs is subject to
the availability of funds. Funding for Cooperative Agreements will
be provided on an incremental basis. Currently, funds have been
made available for this program for Fiscal Years 1986 through 1988.
These funds will be available to cover obligations in accordance with
the allocations provided in Pub. 1. No. 99-190. Under the Act, funds
appropriated for this program will remain available until expended.
However, cost-sharing by the Government is contingent upon the
continued availability of appropriated funds for this program.
OFFER ACCEPTANCE PERIOD
The minimum offer acceptance period must be 240 days after the
deadline for receipt of proposals, as stated in SECTION III.5,
It is anticipated that there will be multiple awards resulting from
"offer" means "proposal." "Offeror" means "proposer." "Solicitation"
refers to this Program Opportunity Notice (PON). "Contractor" refers
to Participant, and "Contract" refers to the resulting Cooperative Agreement. "Participant" means the selected of feror who signs the
The use of the term "subcontractor" in any
of the provisions means contractor to the participant and all tiers
of subcontractor thereunder.
Wherever, in the solicitation or cooperative agreement, "man," "men," or their related pronouns may appear, either as words or as parts of
words (and other than with obvious reference to named male individuals),
they have been used for literary purposes and are meant in their generic sense (i.e., to include all humankind - both female and male
11. NOTICE OF POSSIBLE AVAILABILITY OF LOANS FOR BID AND PROPOSAL
PREPARATION BY MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISES SEEKING DOE CONTRACTS
AND ASSISTANCE (10 C.F.R. 800; 46 Fed. Reg. 44686 and 48 Fed. Reg.
Section 211 of the DOE Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7141) authorizes
DOE to provide loans to minority business enterprises to assist them
in their efforts to participate in DOE acquisition and assistance
programs. The loans are to enable the preparation of bids or pro
posals for DOE contracts and assistance awards and for first- and
second-tier subcontracts with DOE operating contractors.
The loans are limited to 75% of the allowable costs incurred in
preparing such proposals.
The award of these loans is subject to
the availability of appropriations.
DOE does not warrant that such loans can be made available in
sufficient time to prepare a proposal for this solicitation.
loan program includes provisions for a preliminary review of the application for proposal preparation assistance in advance of a
specific loan request.
Information regarding loan availability, eligibility criteria, and
how to apply may be obtained from:
San Francisco Operations Office, U.S. DOE
Oakland, California 94612
Attn: Minority Loan Program Office
12. INTENTION TO PROPOSE
Please complete the "Intention to Propose" form in Appendix M of
this PON and mail it to the address provided on the form by the
earliest practical date.