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ful completion of the project. FINANCIAL CONDITION AND CAPABILITY
The proposer must provide current financial statements for all
Describe your experience and success with projects involving
telephone number of the sponsor's contracting official who
administered the contract, a description of the product or service, the contract type, the period of performance, the basis of the competition (price, delivery or technical merit), and the original contract price and final contract price with reason for cost
variation and schedule slippage, if any.
The project team for this program shall be described, showing the
of all key personnel shall also be included.
Resumes of key personnel, covering education, technical/management
indicate relevant qualifications.
Exceptions and Deviations:
The offeror shall identify and explain any exceptions or deviations
taken or conditional assumptions made with respect to the Model
Cooperative Agreement (Appendix B) or attachments thereto, the requirements of this Business and Management section, or any other Section of this P0N not addressed in the Technical or Cost volumes. Any exceptions, deviations, or conditional assumptions taken must contain sufficient explanation and justification to permit evaluation. The benefit to the Government shall be explained for each exception taken. Such exceptions will not, of themselves, automatically cause a proposal to be termed unacceptable. A large number of exceptions, or one or more significant exceptions not providing benefit to the Government, however, may result in
rejection of your proposal as unacceptable.
PREPARATION OF WOLUME IV: COST
This is a "Cost-Sharing" cooperative agreement and the following should be considered when developing the proposed costs for the project. (Participant cost-sharing is the portion of the project
cost not borne by the Federal Government.)
The proposer is expected to identify all costs associated with the project from award to the end of the project. The proposer shall develop and must propose the costs in phases, by proposer's fiscal year (FY). The phases, as identified elsewhere in the PON, are Design and Permitting, Construction and Startup ("Shakedown"), and Operation, Data Collection, Reporting and Disposition. Phases or sub-phases already completed should not be included as a part of the cost proposal. Additional guidance
is provided in SECTION 4.2, "Format and Content," below.
Project costs consist of all allowable costs (as set forth in the Applicable Federal Cost Principles) incurred by the recipient and the value of in-kind contributions made by the proposer or third parties in accomplishing the objectives of
Once the total estimated costs for the project have been developed, the proposer is expected to develop a cost-sharing plan which identifies the proposed sharing ratio of the total proposed costs for the Government and for the proposer. The proposer is reminded that the Government's total share of the project costs is not to exceed 50 percent in each of the three
The cost proposal will be evaluated to determine the appropriate
ness and reasonableness of the proposed cost and the evaluated
probable cost to the Government. The proposal will also be
used as the basis for any and all negotiations with the Government
if the project is selected for award. The proposals, therefore,
should contain adequate, accurate, and well documented information
so the Government can understand how your proposed costs were