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GSA Schedule

Contract Number: GS-35F-5492H

Contract Valid Through: April 30, 2018

Commercial Delivery Schedule (Multiple Award Schedules)

(a) TIME OF DELIVERY. Avanco International, Inc. shall deliver to destination within the number of shall deliver to destination within the number of calendar days after receipt of order (ARO), as set forth below. Offerors shall insert in the "time of Delivery (days ARO)" column in the Schedule of Items a definite number of calendar days within which delivery will be made. In no case shall the offered delivery time exceed Avanco International, Inc.'s normal commercial practice.

ITEMS OR GROUPS OF ITEMS (SIN or Nomenclature): 132-51

DELIVERY TIME (DAYS ARO): To be negotiated Avanco International, Inc., and the Ordering Agency.

(b) EXPEDITED DELIVERY TIMES. For those items that can be delivered quicker than the delivery times in paragraph (a), above, the offeror is requested to insert below, a time (hours/days ARO) that delivery can be made when expedited delivery is requested.

ITEMS OR GROUPS OF ITEMS (SIN or Nomenclature): 132-51

DELIVERY TIME (DAYS ARO): To be negotiated Avanco International, Inc., and the Ordering Agency.

(c) OVERNIGHT AND 2-DAY DELIVERY TIMES. Schedule customers may require overnight or 2-day delivery. The offeror is requested to annotate in its price list or by separate attachment the items that can be delivered overnight or within 2 days. Contractors offering such delivery service will be required to state in the FSS price list details concerning this service.

To be negotiated between Avanco International, Inc. and the Ordering Agency

(d) URGENT REQUIREMENTS. When the Federal Supply Schedule contract delivery period does not meet the bona fide urgent delivery requirements of an ordering agency, agencies are encouraged, if time permits, to contact Avanco International, Inc. for the purpose of obtaining accelerated delivery. Avanco International, Inc. shall replay to the inquiry within 3 workdays after receipt. (Telephone replies shall be confirmed by Avanco International, Inc. in writing.) Avanco International, Inc. offers an accelerated delivery time acceptable to the ordering agency, any order(s) placed pursuant to the agreed upon accelerated delivery time frame shall be delivered within this shorter delivery time and in accordance with all other terms and conditions of the contract.

Discounts:

Prompt Payment:

Quantity:

Dollar Volume:

Net 30

None

None

Governmental Education Institutions are offered the same discounts as all other Government customers.

Production Points and Statement Concerning Foreign Produced Items:

Domestic Production Points: 11325 Random Hills Road, Suite 350 Fairfax, VA 22030. There are no foreign produced items.

Statement Concerning Availability of Export Packing: Not available.

Small Requirements: The minimum dollar value of orders to be issued is $100.

Maximum Order: (All dollar amounts are exclusive of any discount for prompt payment)

Special item 132-51 - Information Technology Professional Services

The maximum dollar value per order will be $500,000 for all Information Technology Services.

Orders that Exceed the Maximum Order (I-FSS-125)(AUG 1995)

(a) In accordance with FAR 8.404 there may be circumstances where an ordering activity finds it advantageous to request a price reduction such as where a quantity of an individual order clearly indicates the potential for obtaining a reduced price.

To assist the customer agencies to determine when they should seek a price decrease a level called a maximum order has been established under the contract. When an agency order exceeds this amount it is recommended that the ordering activity contact Avanco International, Inc. for a reduced price.

(b) Avanco International, Inc. may:

  1. offer a new lower price for this requirement (the Price Reduction clause is not applicable to orders placed over the Maximum Order in FAR 52.216-19).
  2. offer the lowest price available under the contract; or
  3. decline the order, orders must be returned in accordance with FAR 52.216-19.

(c) A delivery order for quantities that exceed the maximum order may be placed with Avanco International, Inc. selected in accordance with FAR 8.404. The order will be placed under the current contract.

(d) Sales for orders that exceed the Maximum Order shall be reported in accordance with GSAR 552.238-72.

Federal Information Technology/Telecommunication Standards Requirements: Federal departments and agencies acquiring products from this Schedule must comply with the provisions of the Federal Standards Program, as appropriate (reference: NIST Federal Standards Index). Inquiries to determine whether or not specific products listed herein comply with Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) or Federal Telecommunication Standards (FED-STDS), which are cited by ordering offices, shall be responded to promptly by Avanco International, Inc.

Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS PUBS): Information Technology products under this schedule that do not conform to Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) should not be acquired unless a waiver has been granted in accordance with the applicable "FIPS Publication." Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS PUBS) are issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), pursuant to National Security Act. Information concerning their availability and applicability should be obtained from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22161. FIPS PUBS include voluntary standards when these are adopted for Federal use. Individual orders for FIPS PUBS should be referred to the NTIS Sales Office, and orders for subscription service should be referred to the NTIS Subscription Officer, both at the above address, or telephone number (703) 487-4650.

Federal Telecommunications Standards (FED-STDS): Telecommunication products under this schedule that do not conform to Federal Telecommunication Standards (FED-STDS) should not be acquired unless a waiver has been granted in accordance with the applicable "FED-STD." Federal Telecommunication Standards are issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), pursuant to National Security Act. Ordering information and information concerning the availability of FED-STDS should be obtained from the GSA, Federal Supply Service, Specification Section, 470 East L’Enfant Plaza, Suite 8100, SW, Washington, DC 20407, telephone number (202) 619-8925. Please include a self-addressed mailing label when requesting information by mail. Information concerning their applicability can be obtained by writing or calling the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, telephone number (301) 975-2833.

Security Requirements: In the event security requirements are necessary, the ordering activities may incorporate, in their delivery order(s), a security clause in accordance with current laws, regulations, and individual agency policy; however, the burden of administering the security requirements shall be with the ordering agency. If any costs are incurred as a result of the inclusion of security requirements, such costs will be negotiated with the Schedule Contractor on an open market basis, outside the scope of the contract.

Contract Administration for Ordering Offices: Any ordering office with respect to any one or more delivery orders placed by it under this contract, may exercise the same rights of termination as might the GSA Contracting Officer under provisions of FAR 52.249-1, 52.249-2, and 52.249-8.

GSA Advantage!

The GSA Advantage! is an online, interactive electronic information and ordering system that provides online access to vendors' schedule prices with ordering information. GSA Advantage! Will allow the user to perform various searches across all contracts including, but not limited to:

Manufacturer
Manufacturer's Part Number
Product Category(ies)

Agencies can browse GSA Advantage! by accessing the Internet World Wide Web utilizing a browser (ex: Netscape). The Internet address is http://www.gsa.gov.

Use of FSS ITS Schedule Contracts. In accordance with FAR 8.404:

(a) Ordering activities can place orders of $2,500 or less with any GSA Federal Supply Schedule contractor. GSA has already determined the prices of items under these contracts to be fair and reasonable.

(b) To reasonable ensure that a selection represents the best value and meets the agency's needs at the lowest overall cost, before placing an order of more than $2,500, an ordering activity should:

  • Consider reasonably available information about products offered under Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Contracts; this standard is met if the ordering activity does the following:
  • considers products and prices contained in any GSA MAS automated information system (e.g., GSA Advantage!); or if automated information is not available, reviews at least three (3) price lists.

  • In selecting the best value item at the lowest overall cost (the cost of the item plus administrative costs), the ordering activity may consider such factors as:
  • special features of one item not provided by comparable items which are required in effective program performance;
    trade-in considerations;
    probable life of the item selected as compared with that of a comparable item;
    warranty conditions; and maintenance availability.

  • Give preference to the items of small business concerns when two or more items at the same delivered price will meet an ordering activity's needs.
  • (c) MAS contractors will not be required to pass on to all schedule users a price reduction extended only to an individual agency for a specific order. There may be circumstances where an ordering activity finds it advantageous to request a price reduction, such as where the ordering activity finds that a schedule product is available elsewhere at a lower price, or where the quantity of an individual order clearly indicates the potential for obtaining a reduced price.

    (d) Ordering activities should document orders of $2,500 or less by identifying the contractor the item was purchased from, the item purchased, and the amount paid. For orders over $2,500, MAS ordering files should be documented in accordance with internal agency practices. Agencies are encouraged to keep documentation to a minimum.

    Contractor Commitments, Warranties and Representations

    (a) For the purpose of this contract, commitments, warranties and representations include, in addition to those agreed to for the entire schedule contract:

    Time of delivery/installation quotations for individual orders;

    Technical representations and/or warranties of products concerning performance, total system performance and/or configuration, physical, design and/or functional characteristics and capabilities of a product/equipment/service/software package submitted in response to requirements which result in orders under this schedule contract.

    Any representations and/or warranties concerning the products made in any literature, description, drawings and/or specifications furnished by Avanco International, Inc.

    (b) The above is not intended to enlarge the scope of this schedule contract for individual orders. Terms and conditions of any orders are limited strictly to those specified in the schedule contract and price list and agreed to by GSA.

    Overseas Activities

    The terms and The terms and conditions of this contract shall apply to all orders for installation, maintenance and repair of equipment in areas listed in the price list outside the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia, except as indicated below:

    Overseas activities are outside the scope of this contract. They are to be negotiated on an Open Market basis between Avanco International, Inc. and the Ordering Agency.

    Upon request of the contractor, the Government may provide the contractor with logistics support, as available, in accordance with all applicable Government regulations. Such Government support will be provided on a reimbursable basis, and will only be provided to the contractor's technical personnel whose services are exclusively required for the fulfillment of the terms and conditions of this contract (Purchase, Maintenance, and Repair Service).

    Year 2000 Warranty - Commercial Supply Items

    Avanco International, Inc. warrants that each hardware, software, and firmware product delivered under this contract and listed below shall be able to accurately process date data (including, but not limited to, calculating, comparing, and sequencing) from, into, and between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including leap year calculations, when used in accordance with the product documentation provided Avanco International, Inc., provided that all listed or unlisted products (e.g. hardware, software, firmware) used in combination with such listed product properly exchange date data with it. If the contract requires that specific listed products must perform as a system in accordance with the foregoing warranty, then that warranty shall apply to those listed products as a system. The duration of this warranty and the remedies available to the Government for breach of this warranty shall be as defined in, and subject to, the terms and limitations of Avanco International, Inc.’s standard commercial warranty or warranties contained in this contract, provided that notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in such commercial warranty or warranties, the remedies available to the Government under this warranty shall include repair or replacement of any listed product whose non-compliance is discovered and made known to Avanco International, Inc. in writing within ninety (90) days after acceptance. Nothing in this warranty shall be construed to limit any rights or remedies the Government may otherwise have under this contract with respect to defects other than Year 2000 performance.

    FDPS Class Descriptions

    Special Item No. 132-51 Information Technology Professional Services

    Category S

    FDPS Class Description
    D301

    D302

    D306

    D307

    D308-1

    D308-2

    D311

    D316

    D317-1

    D317-2

    D399

    Resources and Facilities Management

    Database Planning and Design

    Systems Analysis and Design

    Network Services

    Programming

    Millennium Conversion Services (Y2K)

    Conversion and Implementation Support

    Network Services Project Management

    Data/Records Management

    Subscription/Publications includes CD-ROM and Magnetic Media for Technology Assessment and Acquisition Subscription and Other Electronic Media

    Other Information Technology Services, Not Elsewhere Classified

    Labor Categories/Prices - ( Valid through 04/30/07 )

    Labor Categories/Prices- ( Mod 9 Effective 05/16/03 )

    Labor CategoryGSA Rate

    Project Manager

    $93.46

    Senior Systems Analyst

    $94.08

    Systems Analyst

    $78.13

    Junior Systems Analyst

    $66.61

    Senior Programmer

    $80.25

    Programmer

    $74.76

    Business Analyst

    $63.57

    Senior Database Administrator

    $172.18

    Database Administrator

    $153.73

    Senior Oracle Developer

    $114.75

    Oracle Developer

    $92.24

    Junior Oracle Developer

    $80.42

    Business Information Consultant

    $101.13

    Data Warehouse Specialist

    $141.43

    Training Specialist

    $57.57

    Administrative Assistant

    $31.33

    Senior International Security Trainer/Analyst

    $191.23

    International Security Trainer/Analyst

    $152.98

    International Security Analyst

    $109.27

     Project Manager

    Oversees various system projects of a highly complex nature. Responsible for assembling project team, assigning individual responsibilities, identifying appropriate resources needed, and developing the project schedule to ensure timely completion of project and meeting deadlines of project. Must be familiar with system scope, project objectives, team member skills in order to effectively coordinate the activities of the team.

    Senior Systems Analyst

    Performs detail analysis for large complex projects or systems. Under general supervision, formulates/defines system scope and objectives. Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time and form of desired results. Prepares detailed specifications from which programs will be written. Performs database design, installation, development, and advanced training. Designs, codes, test, debugs, documents and maintains programs. Bachelor's degree in technical area or technical training equivalent. Minimum of five to eight years of systems analysis experience.

    Systems Analyst

    Develops and maintains computer system environment, including integration of the operating system and application software. Under supervision, formulates/defines system scope and objectives. Prepares detailed specifications from which programs will be written. Performs database design, installation, development, and tuning. Designs, codes, test, debug, documents and maintains programs. Bachelor's degree in technical area or technical training equivalent. Minimum of two to five years of systems analysis experience.

    Junior Systems Analyst

    Develops routine system specifications and flow charts from which programs are written. Under immediate supervision, assists in research and fact-finding to develop or modify information systems. Assists in preparing detailed specifications from which programs will be written. Designs, codes, test, debugs, documents and maintains programs. Bachelor's degree in technical area or technical training equivalent. Minimum of one year systems analysis experience.

    Senior Programmer

    Analyzes functional applications and design specifications for project. Develops block diagrams and flow charts. Under general supervision, develops solutions to address user needs. Interfaces with users to identify and define needs. Designs, develops and tests complex software programs. Primary responsibilities included technical feasibility studies and design phase of projects. Bachelor's degree in technical area or technical training equivalent. Minimum of four to six years of programming experience.

    Programmer

    Assists with analysis of functional applications and design specifications for projects. Develops block diagrams and flow charts. Under direct supervision, develops solutions to address user needs by interfacing with users to identify and define needs. Designs, develops and tests complex software programs. Involved in technical feasibility studies and design phase of projects. Bachelor's degree in technical area or technical training equivalent. Minimum of one to three years of programming experience.

    Business Analyst

    Interact with customers and company staff to creatively solve business problems and issues. Works cooperatively with technical staff and performs a variety of development support functions including testing, documentation, training material development, project tracking and project reporting. Must be familiar with system scope and project objectives as well as the role and function of team members. Bachelor's degree in or technical training equivalent. Minimum of one to three years of experience.

    Senior Database Administrator

    Manage the development, implementation and maintenance of database applications employing relational and/or object-oriented database software. Monitors existing database applications making recommendations for improved performance and service to the application user. Knowledge and experience with application development tools, code generators and full system development life cycle. Expertise in designing and building Web/enabled database applications. Minimum of 7 years progressive database management experience. Supervisor experience in managing database developers, database administrators and programmers. Bachelors degree in computer science, information systems, engineering, business or other related scientific or technical discipline.

    Database Administrator

    Provides highly technical expertise in the use of relational and/or object-oriented database management systems. Ability to resolve program and system problems through dumps and other debugging techniques. Evaluates and recommends available DBMS products to support validated user requirements. Defines file organization, indexing methods and security procedures for specific user applications. Specialized experience in designing DBMS architectures in client-server and Internet environments. Proficient in utilizing Web-enabled software to access mainframe and/or server database for desktop presentation. Minimum of 5 years progressive database management experience. Bachelors degree in computer science, information systems, engineering, business or other related scientific or technical discipline.

    Business Information Consultant

    Expertise in information engineering, information technology planning, requirements analysis, workflow and information flow at the enterprise level. This individual is knowledgeable in client server technologies, 4GLs, database system technologies, SQL and groupware products. Employs these and other enabling technologies together with networked computing methodologies to solve a client's business information requirements. Provides customers with the ability to investigate and analyze business requirements, build the workflow and functional organization, develop software models and data definitions and incorporate them into an overall IT plan and recommend and produce an application program design for development. This individual must have strong written, verbal and presentation skills and must be able to assume project lead/project management roles. Minimum of 5 years experience in business process reengineering and system design in multi-tiered operational environment. Bachelors degree in information management, computer science or other related discipline.

    Senior Oracle Developer

    Performs requirements analysis for a wide range of users in areas of decision support systems, management information systems, and distributed database architecture. Performs complete system development life cycle to include requirement analysis/conceptual design, site survey, system design review, installation, integration and testing. Expert in the application of automated tools to include Designer/Developer2000. Minimum of 7 years experience in developing ORACLE applications in multi-tier system architecture - Bachelor degree in information management, computer science and business or other related scientific or technical discipline.

    Oracle Developer

    Provides technical support in the use of the ORACLE DBMS. Evaluates and recommends available DBMS products to support validated user requirements. Defines file organization, indexing methods and security procedures for specific user application. Develops and maintains ORACLE applications, procedures for back-up and recovery, ensures data integrity, security and recovery ability are built into the ORACLE DBMS application. Conducts performance evaluation and measures end user satisfaction. Knowledgeable and experienced with Designer/Developer2000. Minimum of 4 years experience in designing and implementing ORACLE applications. Bachelor's degree in information management, computer science, or other related technical degree.

    Junior Oracle Developer

    Provides technical support in the use of the ORACLE DBMS. Evaluates and recommends available DBMS products to support validated user requirements. Defines file organization, indexing methods and security procedures for specific user application. Develops and maintains ORACLE applications, procedures for back-up and recovery, ensures data integrity, security and recovery ability are built into the ORACLE DBMS application. Knowledgeable and experienced with Designer/Developer2000. Minimum of 1 years experience in designing and implementing ORACLE applications. Bachelor's degree in information management, computer science, or other related technical degree.

    Data Warehouse Specialist

    Provides expert technical support in developing enterprise information systems architecture employing advanced database management tools. Skilled in translating organization-wide mission requirements and information needs into solutions employing baseline of existing systems augmented by state-of-the-art hardware and software to facilitate large volumes of data and transaction. Adept at defining interaction and/or interface between disparate systems and databases. Minimum of 10 years of combined new and legacy technical experience to include mainframe, client server, desktop and internet architectures. Expert in relational database management system, object-oriented database management system, data repository administration and automated extraction tools, and dimensional Data Modeling. Advanced degree in business, computer science, or related technical degree.

    Training Specialist

    Prepares technical documentation, presents documentation to clients, and assists clients in change management associated with new technological developments. Minimum of one to three years of experience in IT Facilitation.

    Senior International Security Trainer/Analyst.

    Provides expert technical, functional, and training support in the development and implementation of program requirements, planning, management, and operations in the international security arena including the following areas: statutes, executive orders, and government regulations dealing with the National Disclosure Policy, the Arms Export Control Act and the Export Administration Act, DOD technology transfer policy, the information disclosure process, processing of international visitors to DOD Government and contractor facilities, and related information technology systems. Minimum of 8 years experience and a strong background in international security; Masters Degree or equivalent in computer science, operations research, science and finance, economics, engineering, international security policy, international relations, international politics, public administration, public policy, or related studies. The equivalent of a Masters Degree is a Bachelors Degree with four (4) years additional experience (minimum 7 years total experience). Has a demonstrated knowledge of DOD and executive branch organization and functions, DOD department relationships, and channels of communication. One year experience in teaching international security or U.S. security related subjects in a formal setting.

    International Security Trainer/Analyst.

    Provides technical, functional, and training support in the development and implementation of program requirements, planning, management, and operations in the international security arena including the following areas: statutes, executive orders, and government regulations dealing with the National Disclosure Policy, the Arms Export Control Act and the Export Administration Act, DOD technology transfer policy, the information disclosure process, processing of international visitors to DOD Government and contractor facilities, and related information technology systems. Minimum 5 years experience and a strong background in international security; Masters Degree or equivalent in computer science, operations research, science and finance, economics, engineering, international security policy, international relations, international politics, public administration, public policy, or related studies. The equivalent of a Masters Degree is a Bachelors Degree with four (4) years additional experience (minimum 7 years total experience). Has a demonstrated knowledge of DOD and executive branch organization and functions, DOD department relationships, and channels of communication. One year experience in teaching international security or U.S. security related subjects in a formal setting.

    International Security Analyst.

    Provides technical and functional support in the development and implementation of program requirements, planning, management, and operations in the international security arena including the following areas: statutes, executive orders, and government regulations dealing with the National Disclosure Policy, the Arms Export Control Act and the Export Administration Act, DOD technology transfer policy, the information disclosure process, processing of international visitors to DOD Government and contractor facilities, and related information technology systems. Minimum of 3 years experience and a strong background in international security; Masters Degree or equivalent in computer science, operations research, science and finance, economics, engineering, international security policy, international relations, international politics, public administration, public policy, or related studies. The equivalent of a Masters Degree is a Bachelors Degree with four (4) years additional experience (minimum 7 years total experience). Has demonstrated knowledge of DOD and executive branch organization and functions, DOD department relationships, and channels of communication.

    Administrative Assistant

    Under direct supervision, operates data entry devices in recording a variety of data; verifies data entered; performs related clerical duties.

    Terms and Conditions

    Order

    Agencies may use written orders, EDI orders, credit card orders, blanket purchase orders, individual purchase orders, or task orders for ordering services under this contract. Blanket Purchase Orders shall not extend beyond the end of the contract period.

    While the General Services Administration has negotiated services rates for Information Technology (IT) services, Field Buying Offices are responsible for any necessary statement of work, the reasonableness of the time frame for the contractor to perform the work, and the reasonableness of the labor mix between labor categories.

    Invoices and Payment

    Invoices for IT Professional Services shall be submitted by the contractor as soon as possible after completion of the work. Payment under blanket purchase orders will be made quarterly or monthly, except where cash payment procedures are used. Invoices shall be submitted separately to each Government office ordering services under the contract. PROMPT PAYMENT DISCOUNT, IF APPLICABLE, SHALL BE SHOWN ON THE INVOICE.

    Performance of Services

    The contractor shall commence performance of services on the date agreed to by the contractor and the Government.

    The contractor agrees to render services only during normal working hours, unless otherwise agreed to by the contractor and the Government.

    All services rendered shall be performed by persons who are adequately trained, skilled, and equipped to perform such services in a safe, workmanlike manner, consistent with good work practices.

    Responsibilities of CONTRACTOR

    CONTRACTOR shall comply with all laws, ordinances and regulations (Federal, State, City or otherwise) covering work of this character.

    Independent Contractor

    All ADP Services performed by the Contractor under the terms of this contract shall be as an independent contractor, and not as an agent or employee of the Government.

    Guarantee

    The contractor guarantees the satisfactory completion of all ADP services performed under the contract, and shall exercise sufficient due diligence to ensure the technical correctness and accuracy of the services performed. The contractor shall perform, at its sole expense, any services which are determined by the Government to be deficient, in order to ensure the satisfactory completion of such services.

    The contractor further guarantees that all contract personnel utilized in the performance of ADP Services under the contract shall have the education, experience, expertise as stated in the Contractor's Authorized ADP Price List.

    Travel

    Any travel required by an ordering agency, in performance of ADP Services under this contract, will be reimbursed by the ordering agency. Contractor travel will be in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulations or Joint Travel Regulations, as applicable. Estimated Federal Government per diem rates will apply to Contractor travel.

    Other Direct Costs (ODCs)

    Other Direct Costs (ODCs) are available outside the scope of this contract. These costs will be negotiated separately with the ordering agency per the guidelines set forth in the FAR.

    For travel, agencies are to follow the Federal Travel Regulations or Joint Travel Regulations, as applicable.

    Resumes

    Resumes shall be provided to the GSA Contracting Officer or the User Agency upon request.

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