by Philbert of Macadamia on 10/03/15 at 6:04 am
Washington DC – (satireworld.com)
The General Services Administration (GSA) has asked for competitive bids to clean up the White House (including the old Executive Office building); Department of State; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); Internal Revenue Service (IRS); and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) buildings; and the US Capitol House and Senate chambers.
At a Bidders Conference only the representatives of four prospective bidders attended, namely Mr. Clean Inc, Scrubbing Bubbles Corp, Pine-Sol Co, and Oxiclean LLC. The new GSA Proposal Manager, Marie Harf, indicated that these buildings have to be ready for the new occupants by January 20, 2017, at 1201 PM. The GSA intends to issue a request for proposals/quotes (RFP/RFQ) dependent on the amount of contractor interest shown at the meeting.
Marie then took contractor generated questions as to the scope of the tasking. She outlined that the RFP/RFQ general requirements were 500 pages, but mostly government boiler plate, e.g. equal employment opportunity commission (EEOC) clauses, federal acquisition rules (FARS) and a technical statement of work (SOW). Bidding price will be based on reasonable cost plus fixed fee and materials contract.
Marie than read the SOW requirement “The contractor shall clean all the slime left by the current Democratic Obama administration on walls, ceilings, floors, chairs and other surfaces in the buildings listed herein, beginning six weeks prior to the scheduled completion date of January 20, 2017.”
Contractor technical proposals and sealed bids are due to the GSA two months from today, with a site survey of the various buildings scheduled for two days from today.
Marie than thanked all the vendors for coming, passed out a sign-up sheet for the site survey and said she looked forward to subsequently reading the proposals.
As they filed out of the Bidders Conference, some of the contractor representatives exhibited “I told you so” facial expressions indicative of them being Republicans!