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Cooperative Agreement (Appendix B) or attachments thereto, the
requirements of this Business and Management section, or any other
section of this PON not addressed in the Technical or Cost volumes.
Any exceptions, deviations, or conditional assumptions taken must
contain sufficient explanation and justification to permit evalua
tion. The benefit to the Government shall be explained for each
Such exceptions will not, of themselves, auto
matically 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 VOLUME 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
All forms, tables, and exhibits submitted must be identified and listed in the table of contents or index. All pages, including forms, must be numbered.
(c) JOINT VENTURE/TEAM AGREEMENTS
If a joint venture or teaming arrangement is proposed, a complete set of Standard Form (SF) 1411 forms will be required for each team member, along with the supporting exhibits and
Final monetary extensions should be expressed in whole dollars.
Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Part 31, Contract Cost
Principles and Procedures, shall be the guide for definition of the cost elements.
For all subcontracts expected to exceed $500,000 the offeror
shall obtain and submit a complete set of SF 1411 forms,
along with the supporting exhibits and documentation, from
each subcontractor in this category.
For subcontracts under
$500,000, sufficient information must be submitted to enable
DOE to determine the accuracy of the proposed cost to the
(9) CERTIFIED COST OR PRICING DATA
Proposers may be required to certify, in accordance with Pub.
L. No. 87-653, that the cost or pricing data submitted are
accurate, complete and current. Any offeror required to
submit this certification shall be required, in accordance
with FAR 15.804-2, to submit, or arrange for the submission
of, accurate, complete, and current cost or pricing data from
(a) SECTION ONE:
Proposers, subcontractors (over $500,000), and each team member,
if a teaming arrangement is proposed, must submit separate
Exhibits A through F as described below for their proposed tasks.