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Agile BPA Task Order for the 14(c) Web Application Tool

Instructions

The documents in this repository are posted to eBuy under ID11170040 and RFQ1204822, modified by RFQ1210539. The documents in eBuy should always be considered the documents of record. Please submit any questions as GitHub issues in this repository by June 28, 2017 at 3:00 pm EST. TTS and the Contracting Officer will only be responding to questions submitted by Agile BPA vendors. Comments from other parties will still be considered but we cannot commit to responding to them.

Offers are due by July 13, 2017, at 1:00 pm EST.

Background

The Department of Labor (“DOL”) Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) is engaged in an effort to modernize their paper-based system of processing applications for 14(c) certificates by developing an electronic replacement known as the 14(c) Web Application Tool.

Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) permits the payment of subminimum wages -- wages less than the general minimum wage -- to workers with disabilities whose earning or productive capacity is impaired by a disability for the work to be performed, after the employer has applied for and received an authorizing certificate from DOL.

Once in production, the 14(c) Web Application Tool allows employers to apply for 14(c) certificates through an online interface. The online interface has already been created along with an API that will allow for it to be connected to a backend database and/or application.

The primary purpose of this project is to modify existing features and to develop new features for the 14(c) Web Application Tool and the associated API.

This application must be centered on the needs of its end users, including:

  • Employers who submit 14(c) certificate applications through the online interface
  • DOL WHD personnel who need to track, review, and update submitted applications as they move through the review and approval process
  • Administrators who will control authorization to view the 14(c) applications

What we're hoping to end up with

To fulfill the objectives for performance of this task order, the Vendor must meet the user needs described in the following subsections. Please note that, in subsequent sprints, we may refine these objectives to ensure we’re continually meeting user needs. In agreement with the product owner, we may modify, add, retract, or reprioritize user stories to reflect additional research.

This requirement is the development and expansion of an existing front-end application and API that will allow employers to apply for a 14(c) certificate from DOL and will allow DOL WHD personnel to display, view, update, and modify pertinent information regarding 14(c) applications submitted by employers seeking certifications. To satisfy the needs of DOL WHD, the following deliverables must be provided by the conclusion of performance.

How to respond

Detailed instructions about how to respond are explained in section 5.0 of our RFQ.

Key Personnel

Details about what we're looking for from Key Personnel are explained in section 4.2 of our RFQ.

Period of performance

There will be a Base Period of 4 months. Details are explained in section 8.1.2 of our RFQ. (Note: The start date will be determined at award. Commencement of work is anticipated to occur immediately following the Vendor Kickoff meeting described in section 2.4.)

Contents

  1. RFQ

  2. Pricing Template

  3. QASP

  4. NDA

  5. SF1449

Please remember: The documents in eBuy should always be considered the documents of record.

Contributing

See CONTRIBUTING for additional information.

Public domain

This project is in the worldwide public domain. As stated in CONTRIBUTING:

This project is in the public domain within the United States, and copyright and related rights in the work worldwide are waived through the CC0 1.0 Universal public domain dedication.

All contributions to this project will be released under the CC0 dedication. By submitting a pull request, you are agreeing to comply with this waiver of copyright interest.