PCA Solicitation #ED-08-R-0052 Award Delayed

Good Morning,

The Contracting Officer (CO) and I would like to thank you again for your interest in the Federal Student Aid Private Collection Agency Solicitation number ED-08-R-0052.

As you are aware, Federal Student Aid has been delayed in making awards under this acquisition process, which was originally scheduled for September 2008. We are still actively reviewing all proposals and taking the necessary preparations to make a selection in the November/December timeframe. The CO will provide a more definitive date at a later time. All time frames associated with the contract award date and subsequent contractor preparation and training will correspond to the new timeframe accordingly.

The CO requests that each offeror confirms their original proposal submission will remain valid through December 31, 2008. If you are unable to confirm, please provide a brief explanation.

Additionally, Federal Student Aid will be issuing a revised SOW with minor updates prior to the contract award. We do not believe these revisions will have a material impact on your proposal. When we issue the revised SOW, you will be provided an opportunity to confirm the impact on your proposals.

Best regards,

Dominique Bataille
Business Advisor / Contract Specialist
U.S. Department of Education
Federal Student Aid (FSA)
Enterprise Performance Management Services (EPMS)
Mission Support Group
Tel: 202-377-3459
Fax: 202-343-6820