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LPI (Language Proficiency Interview) Trainers Professional, administrative, and management support services NAICS Code: 611 -- Educational Services/611630 -- Language Schools This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 05-77. The Peace Corps mission is to promote world peace and friendship through service to others. Peace Corps Volunteers live and work within the community they serve abroad, learning the local language, and contributing skills. This technical assistance is one of three goals of the Peace Corps. The other two goals revolve around cross-cultural understanding gained as the people of other countries acquire a better understanding of America and as the Volunteers return home to share their cultural experiences with fellow Americans. The US Peace Corps has a requirement for the acquisition of the following services in the quantities described and listed below: LPI (Language Proficiency Interview) Tester/Trainer Workshops through the establishment of Multiple Award Blank Purchase Agreements The contractor MUST be able to work in the location on the specified date. See attached Schedule for complete description of training dates and locations. To apply for this short-term assignment/position, you must reply with an up-to-date resume to the primary contact below (at the bottom of this announcement). Email is the preferred method of submission. See attached Statement of Work for complete description of responsibilities. The services to be provided are specified as follows: A. Services to be provided: Conduct PC LPI tester training for each post using materials as supplied by PC-Washington to include training plans, PowerPoints, videos, audios, the LPI training manual, and a participant training booklet Discuss with local Language Coordinator issues of quality control, Training of Language Trainers (TOT), and LPI Standards at each post; Bring materials to posts from Peace Corps-Washington as needed; Conduct conference call with each post at least one week prior to trip; Work with language testing specialist at PC-Washington to plan workshop and trip; Return all materials supplied by PC-Washington and participant assessments and workshop evaluations to the language testing specialist at PC-Washington Workshop-Related Deliverables: to be returned within 3 weeks of completion of the workshops. 1. Participant evaluation forms: these will identify the participant as certified, provisionally certified, or not certified. The evaluation will be based on the participant's workshop participation, 2 certification interviews, written exam, and listen & rate exam. This evaluation will be shared with the participant by Peace Corps-Washington 1 for each participant Required to be submitted electronically 2. Trainer workshop report 1 detailed report for each Peace Corps post visited Required to be submitted electronically 3. Written Exam (1 for each participant) To be corrected during the workshop with participants 4. Listen & Rate Exam (1 for each participant) To be corrected during the workshop with participants 5. Participant's Workshop Evaluation (1 for each participant) To be completed at the end of the workshop by participants 6. Cassettes/CDs of 2 certification interviews for each participant 7. Training Audios CDs (provided by Peace Corps prior to the workshop) 8. Testing Audios CDs (provided by Peace Corps prior to the workshop) 9. Training Video DVDs (provided by Peace Corps prior to the workshop) 10. CD with PowerPoints and Other Workshop Materials (provided by Peace Corps prior to the workshop) Travel-related Forms: 1. Travel Voucher Sheet with original signature 2. All receipts pertaining to travel (itemized food receipts not necessary) 3. Completed Schedule of Expense sheet Required to be submitted electronically Contract-related Forms: 1. Contractor's Release (1 page) with original signature 2. BPA Call Order, Receiving Report and Voucher (2 pages) with original signature on both pages 3. All receipts related to contract agreement (Clements, SOS, mailings and misc.) Evaluation Factors - only quotes which meet the mandatory technical evaluation criteria will be considered. Technical Criteria Minimum Qualifications for Language Tester Training: MA in Teaching English or other languages as a Second/Foreign language, or MA in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics or similar with a focus on teaching languages. Certified ACTFL Tester. Experience conducting language tester training workshops. Significant experience in language testing. Superior proficiency in the language of the workshop Experience working in multicultural and multilingual contexts outside of the United States of America. Desired Qualification for Language Tester Training: Certified ACTFL Tester Trainer. Prior experience working with Peace Corps. Past Performance: Three (3) professional references for relevant work performed. Application Requirements: 1. All applicants should submit the following materials together to Peace Corps via email or commercial express mail at the contact information listed below: Peace Corps OACM c/o Fernando Tonolete 1111 20th Street NW Washington DC 20526 Email: ftonolete@peacecorps.gov Application form (Form attached) Current resume with salary history 2. All applicants must arrange to have the following additional documents sent to Peace Corps. References: Ask your references to send a signed personal reference letter. The Government will perform a comparative analysis of all applicants and will assess the advantages and disadvantages of each applicant as related to the Evaluation Factors. Multiple awards may be made from this notice. Competitive evaluation of applicants will be based on the following criteria: Experience conducting Oral Proficiency Interviews (OPIs) using ACTFL's OPI testing system Experience training and evaluating Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) testers in ACTFL's OPI testing system Documented Superior level language proficiency according to the ACTFL Guidelines if workshop will be in language other than English Prior performance if the applicant has previously conducted LPI tester training workshops for Peace Corps This RFQ is a 100% small business set aside. The associated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 611630. The FAR clauses contained herein apply to the solicitation. Only the FAR clauses matching the awardee's Small Business Program and Type of representation applies to this award. Prospective contractors shall complete electronic annual representations and certifications at www.SAM.gov in conjunction with required registration in the System Acquisitions Management (SAM) database The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated by reference: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - selected Offeror must submit a completed copy of the listed representations and certifications; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items, and the following additional FAR clauses as cited in the clause at paragraph (b) are applicable to this acquisition: (11) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (23) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Representation (Apr 2012) (26) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (Jun 2003) (27) 52.222-19, Child Labor -Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Mar 2012) (28) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999) (29) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (31) 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) (38) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (Aug 2011) (47) 52.232.33, Payments by Electronic Funds Transfer - Central Contractor Registration (Oct 2003) The quote must be good for 120 Calendar days after close of RFQ. Award will be based on best value to the Peace Corps. Please consult the list of document viewers if you cannot open a file. Package #1 Posted Date: November 5, 2014 SOW_LPI_Trainers-FY15.docx (28.07 Kb) Description: Attachment # 1 - SOW TechnicalEvaluationCriteria-FY15.docx (36.47 Kb) Description: Attachment # 2 - Tech Eval Criteria LPI_Tester_Trainer_application-form.doc (41.50 Kb) Description: Attachment # 3 - LPI Trainer Application Form Form_SF_1449_Fillable.pdf (78.97 Kb) Description: Attachment # 4 - Form SF 1449 Contracting Office Address: 1111 20th Street, N.W., Room 4416 Washington, District of Columbia 20536 Place of Performance: worldwide United States Primary Point of Contact.: Fernando T. Tonolete, Contract Specialist/Contractor ftonolete@peacecorps.gov Phone: 2026922628