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Notice Date
10/13/2021 2:03:17 PM
Notice Type
Special Notice
711310 — Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events with Facilities
Contracting Office
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Response Due
10/22/2021 9:00:00 AM
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Kenneth L. Lutes, Phone: 7038064945, David Lee Gecewicz, Phone: 7038068205
E-Mail Address
kenneth.l.lutes.civ@mail.mil, david.l.gecewicz2.civ@mail.mil
(kenneth.l.lutes.civ@mail.mil, david.l.gecewicz2.civ@mail.mil)
Notice of Intent to Sole Source THIS IS A Special Notice ONLY.� The U.S. Government currently intends to award a contract for DAR Constitution Hall rental on a SOLE SOURCE basis, but is seeking vendors that may be able to perform this requirement in order to support a competitive procurement.� Accordingly, the U.S. Government highly encourages all interested businesses (large and small) to respond to this sources sought synopsis.� In addition, small businesses, in all socioeconomic categories (including, 8(a) Business Development Program, Small Disadvantage Business, Historically Underutilized Business Zone, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned, Women-Owned Small Business concerns), must describe their identifying capabilities in meeting the requirements at a fair market price, i.e., information which may help support a set-aside. The proposed sole source Firm Fixed Price contract to The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be for the rental of DAR Constitution Hall. This contract will provide the venue to support the production of �A Holiday Festival� performed by The United States Army Band �Pershing�s Own� and hosted by the Military District of Washington. A review of the �soft seat� concert theaters within the Washington, D.C. area revealed that only DAR Constitution Hall can provide the minimum of 3000 �soft seats� seating capacity required for this concert. The annual event is part of an ongoing community relations program that highlights the Army�s most prestigious military band while bringing to the Washington, D.C. community a special insight to the Army through musical entertainment. This event has been designed for a venue of this size to accommodate the 175 Band members as well as the expected audience based on previous American Holiday Festival performances in the past 7 years. The statutory authority for the sole source procurement is FAR 13.106-1(b)(1): For purchases not exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold (SAT), only one source reasonably available, urgency, exclusive licensing agreements, brand name, or industrial mobilization. The deadline for response to this sources sought notice is no later than 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time, 22 October 2021.� Provide responses to this notice to: David L. Gecewicz, Contracting Officer, david.l.gecewicz2.civ@mail.mil and � Kenneth L. Lutes, Contract Specialist, Kenneth.l.lutes.civ@mail.mil � Telephone responses will NOT be accepted. This notice does not constitute a Request for Quote (RFQ)/Invitation for Bid (IFB)/Request for Proposal (RFP) or a promise to issue an RFQ, IFB or RFP in the future.� This notice does not commit the U.S. Government to contract for any supply or service.� Further, the U.S. Government is not seeking quotes, bids or proposals at this time and will not accept unsolicited proposals in response to this sources sought notice.� The U.S. Government will not pay for any information or administrative costs incurred in response to this notice.� Submittals will not be returned to the responder.� A determination not to compete this requirement, based upon responses to this notice, is solely within the discretion of the Government.� However, if a competitive solicitation is released, it will be synopsized on the Governmentwide Point of Entry.� It is the responsibility of potential offerors to monitor the Governmentwide Point of Entry for additional information pertaining to this requirement.� The anticipated NAICS code is: 711310 � Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports and Similar Events with Facilities. In response to this sources sought, please provide: 1.� Identify any condition or action that may be having the effect of unnecessarily restricting competition with respect to this acquisition and identify alternatives or� solutions.� Also contact the MICC Advocate for Competition, Scott Kukes, at scott.d.kukes.civ@mail.mil or 210-466-3015, if you believe that this action is unreasonably restricting competition.� Include the subject of the acquisition, this announcement, and the MICC POC information from the Sources Sought Synopsis.� Provide the specific aspects that unreasonably restrict competition and the rationale for such conclusion. 2.� Name of the firm, point of contact, phone number, email address, DUNS number, CAGE code, identify business size (large business or a small business), and if applicable, a statement regarding small business status (including small business type(s)/certifications(s) such as SDB, 8(a), HUBZone, SDVOSB, WOSB, etc.) and the corresponding NAICS code. 3.� Identify whether your firm is interested in competing for this requirement as a prime contractor or not.� Identify subcontracting, joint ventures or teaming arrangement that will be pursued, if any. 4.� Information in sufficient detail regarding previous experience (indicate whether as a prime contractor or subcontractor) on similar requirements (include size, scope, complexity, timeframe, government or commercial), pertinent certifications, etc., that will facilitate making a capability determination.� 5.� Information to help determine if the requirement (item or service) is commercially available, including pricing information, basis for the pricing information (e.g., market pricing, catalog pricing), delivery schedules, customary terms and conditions, warranties, etc. 6.� Identify how the Army can best structure these contract requirements to facilitate competition, including competition among small business concerns. 7.� Recommendations to improve the Army's approach/specifications/draft PWS/PRS to acquiring the identified items/services.
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