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General Conditions

The solicitation will be financed using federal assistance authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).  Any contract resulting from this solicitation will require that the contractor and any subcontract comply with all provisions of the ARRA.

Proposers must certify, by submission of this proposal, that neither it nor its principals is presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from participation in this transaction by any Federal department or agency.  Proposers are required to comply with requirements under 15 CFR Part 26, “Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement)” and 15 CFR Part 28, “New Restrictions on Lobbying.”

AVFN is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

AVFN seeks to maximize participation from locally owned, minority‐owned, female‐owned and disabled‐owned small businesses where possible and feasible.  AVFN may use the services and assistance of the Small Business Administration and the Minority Business Development Agency of the Department of Commerce to identify and evaluate these firms.  Proposers are encouraged to use these same criteria in selection of their suppliers and subcontractors whenever possible.  Proposers should indicate in their proposal whether and to what extent their proposal includes such participation.

AVFN does business without favoritism. Personal interests or relationships of a director, employee, consultant or designated agent of AVFN shall not influence any transaction with a proposer.

AVFN is required to comply with the Buy American provisions of the ARRA.  The Buy American provisions (section 1605 of Title XVI) provide that, unless one of three listed exceptions applies (non-availability, unreasonable cost, and inconsistent with the public interest), and a waiver is granted, none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by the Act may be used for a project for the construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of a public building or public work unless all the iron, steel, and manufactured goods used are produced in the United States.

AVFN and its subrecipients, contractors, and subcontractors are required to comply with the wage requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act (40 U.S.C. 3141 et seq.) and related actswhich state that all laborer and mechanics employed by contractors or subcontractors on projects funded by or assisted in whole by or thourgh the federal governmet pursuant to this act shall be paid wages at rates not less than those prevailing at projects of a character similar in the locality as determined by The Secretary of labor in accordance with subchapter IV of chapter 31 of title 40 of United States Code.

Proposers are encouraged to review the following m aterial prior to submitting their responses.

AVFN Fact Sheet PDF