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Proposals are expected to conform to the PON provision entitled
Each offer shall be prepared in four volumes:
Wolume I – Qualification Discussion
Volume II - Technical Proposal
Volume III - Business & Management Proposal
Wolume IV - Cost Proposal
Project cost data shall be excluded from the technical proposal ex
cept for the limited amount of cost data needed to clarify and verify such aspects as marketability and design decisions.
Each of the
proposal volumes shall be physically separate, and entitled as listed
the required packaging and grouping are as follows:
as Group 1.
To Be Packaged as Follows:
The required number of copies of each proposal volume and
Each group, designated above, must be packaged individually.
2. 3. 13 1 13 l 13 l 12 2
All documents that contain original signatures are to be included
not preclude assembling more than one, or all, of the groups in a single
Mark the group number on the outside of each package.
External markings for each group and place for submission are indicated
on the attached labels. In accordance with SECTION III.31, "Proposal
Delivery Information," the offeror must provide the information required
on the labels, including his return address.
PROPOSAL DELIVERY INFORMATION
(a) Signed Originals.
siroup No. 1 of the proposal, as explained in SECTION III.30, "Proposal Structure and Packaging," shall contain the signed originals of all documents requiring signature by the offeror. Use of reproductions
of signed originals is authorized in all subsequent copies of the
(b) Proposal Delivery.
The offeror assumes full responsibility for ensuring that the proposal is received by the date and time specified in SECTION III.5, "Time, Date, and Place Proposals are Due." If not sent by the U.S. mail, proposals must be closed and sealed as if for mailing. See also SECTION III.34, "Late Submissions, Modifications, and Withdrawals of
(c) Labels. [.
Labels are enclosed for use when submitting your proposal and amendments thereto. The packages used to submit your proposal (and any amendments thereto) should be marked as shown on the attached labels. The offeror must complete the blanks on the labels for the PON Number, the closing time and date, and a return address. Note that one label should be used if the proposal is mailed and a different label should
be used if the proposal is hand-delivered.
(d) Telegraphic Offers.
Telegraphic offers will not be considered; however, proposals may be modified by written or telegraphic notice, if that notice is o
received by the time specified for receipt of proposals. FUNDS TRANSFER
Payment for amounts invoiced under any award resulting from this solicitation will be made either by Treasury check or by electronic funds transfer. The latter will be made through the Treasury Financial Communications Systems (TFCS) to a designated financial institution. At the time of payment, the Government will determine the method of payment in accordance with applicable Department of
Under the TFCS, payments can be made to financial institutions that have access to the Federal Reserve Communications System (FRCS) or, through correspondent financial institutions or Federal Reserve Banks, to financial institutions that do not have access to the FRCS. TFCS payments will be accompanied by information messages regarding the invoice being paid and the participant's account
number at the financial institution.
Participants will be required to provide the payee bank account
information required to make TFCS payments.
UNNECESSARILY ELABORATE PROPOSALS
Unnecessarily elaborate brochures or other presentations beyond those sufficient to present a complete and effective response to this PON are not desired and may be construed as an indication of the offeror's lack of cost consciousness. Elaborate art work, expensive paper and bindings, and expensive visual and other
presentation aids are neither necessary nor desired.
LATE SUBMISSIONS, MODIFICATIONS, AND WITHDRAWALS OF PROPOSALS
(a) Any proposal received at the office designated in the PON after the exact time specified for receipt will not be considered
unless it is received before award is made and it: