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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

B.

2. PROGRAM OPPORTUNITY NOTICE (PON) NUMBER

DE-PS01-86FE60966

3. DATE OF PON ISSUANCE

February 17, 1986

4. DOE ISSUING OFFICE

Department of Energy

Office of Procurement Operations
Contract Operations Division "A" (MA-452.1)

Room Number 11-065

1000 Independence Avenue, S.W.

Washington, D.C. 20585

Point of contact: E. Stephen Logan (Procurement Member, Source

Evaluation Board)

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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 III.34, "Late Submissions, Modifications, and Withdrawals

of Proposals.")

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. L. 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.

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The minimum offer acceptance period must be 240 days after the

deadline for receipt of proposals, as stated in SECTION 111.5,
"Time, Date, and Place Proposals are Due."

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It is anticipated that there will be multiple awards resulting from

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"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
Cooperative Agreement. The use of the term "subcontractor" in any
of the provisions means contractor to the participant and all tiers
of subcontractor thereunder.

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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

sexes).

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.

17573) (1984)

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

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DOE does not warrant that such loans can be made available in

sufficient time to prepare a proposal for this solicitation. This

loan program includes provisions for a preliminary review of the

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Oakland, California 94612

Attn: Minority Loan Program Office

(415) 273-6403

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.

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