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Instructions for RFP - Urine Collection


Thank you for your interest in providing urine collection services for male and female federal offenders for the United States Court for the Southern District of California. These individuals include persons on probation, supervised release, or parole, which are under supervision of the United States Probation Office. This group could also include persons on pretrial status under the supervision of United Sates Pretrial Services.

The Request for Proposal (RFP) on this web site is specifically for urine collection services, only, for the North County Cities of Escondido, San Marcos, Oceanside, and Vista. You must have a service location within that geographic area in order for us to consider your proposal.

IMPORTANT! Please Note: Proposal submission has changed from previous solicitations. Per the RFP, Section L, by submission of a signed proposal, including the Certificate of Compliance (Attachment A), the offeror is agreeing to comply with all requirements, terms, and conditions, of this solicitation and any resultant agreement of contract. The Offeror is not required to submit solicitation sections C, D, E, F, G, H, and I as part of its proposal. Please review Section L carefully.

The RFP contains the full text of all applicable Government regulations and all offerors are subject to the provisions contained in the RFP. In responding to the RFP, you should answer fully each item and supply all information requested. Section "L" provides specific directions for potential vendors in completing their proposals. The minimum standards for the services listed are contained in the Clauses and Terms of Agreement, and all proposals will be evaluated by the criteria identified in Section "M."

Proposals will be awarded on the basis of initial offers submitted, and each initial offer should contain your organization's best terms from a price and technical standpoint. There will be no additional opportunity to modify your prices or proposal.

Please read the RFP carefully; do not rely on knowledge of previous RFPs, or knowledge or previous federal procurement procedures.

The estimated monthly quantity listed in Section "B" of the RFP is the estimate of the services to be provided during the term of this agreement. It is only an estimate.

The term of this Blanket Purchase Agreement is twelve (12) months beginning March 1, 2016, with a provision that shall allow the Government to unilaterally extend the agreement for an additional two (2) years, at two (2) twelve (12) month intervals, beginning October 1, 2016, and 201 7, at the Government's discretion.

A vendor must be capable of providing urine collection services identified in Section "B," and within the geographic area identified in Section "B." This office utilizes the services of our regional United States Pretrial Services Drug Testing Laboratory, located in the U.S. Federal Cater/Keep Courthouse, 333 West Broadway, Suite 600, San Diego, California 92101. Per Section C, under Local Services, the vendor shall be responsible for the delivery of the urine specimens to the pretrial lab for analysis. However, we, the government, supply all testing supplies to the awarded vendor.

For all proposals, an original and two (2) copies must be received no later than 3:00 p.m. PDT, February 12, 2016, at 101 West Broadway, Suite 700, San Diego, California 92101- 7991. All three (3) copies must be originally signed.

A copy of the Blanket Purchase Agreement, Clauses and terms of Agreement, should be retained by the vendor for their files. Please do not submit proposals in binders or notebooks.

Any questions concerning this solicitation process should be e-mailed via our web site (treatment_programs@casp.uscourts) no later than 9:00 a.m. PDT, February 1, 2016. We will post responses to RFP questions on our web page daily at 9AM.