Choir Director, Traditional Protestant Services, Fort Knox, KY 40121

Choir Director, Traditional Protestant Services, Fort Knox, KY 40121

PERFORMANCE WORK STATEMENT FOR CHOIR DIRECTOR FOR TRADITIONAL PROTESTANT SERVICES AT MAIN POST CHAPEL BUILDING 1173 DIXIE STREET FORT KNOX, KY 40121

 1. Scope of Work 1.1. The contractor shall provide Choir Director services for the 1045 Sunday Traditional Service, to include but not limited to Sunday services, rehearsals, and special services (with prior approval). Wedding ceremonies are NOT included in this contract as they are the responsibility of the individuals being married. As a non-personal service contractor, the contractor is not a member of the Religious Support Office staff. 1.2. The contractor shall perform special services: Easter Sunrise, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and other services directed by the Senior Pastor of the Traditional Service. The chaplain will provide a 30 day notice for the performance of Cantatas. 1.3. Location. The Main Post Chapel or other specified locations on the Fort Knox Military Post. 1.4. Workmanship. All work shall be accomplished within the guidelines of the Traditional Protestant community, Army Regulations and directives, and Religious Support Office policy statements. 2. Qualifications. 2.1 Contract personnel shall be familiar with traditional protestant hymns and music and possess a bachelor’s degree in music or choir directing, or have two (2) years of choir directing experience. 2.2 Be committed to supporting the ministry vision of Be (Evangelism), Know (Discipleship), and Do (Christian Service). 3. Requirements. 3.1. The contractor shall lead the choir and congregational music and hymns from the Book of Worship for the United States Forces, Hymns for the Family of God, or other authorized hymnals available in the chapel. 3.2. The contractor shall coordinate special music and ensure musicians and vocalists have the necessary equipment and supplies. 3.3 The contractor shall rehearse with the hand bell choir to perform special music as required. 3.34. The contractor shall come to each service fully prepared and familiar with the music to be performed during the service. 3.45. The contractor shall provide one (1) rehearsal of 45-60 minutes prior to the day the service is provided with the choir and the accompanist. 3.56. The contractor shall be present at least twenty (20) minutes before any scheduled service to prepare for the service and be ready to perform at the appropriate starting time. 3.67. The contractor shall work with the Chaplain, his/her representative, and/or the pianist/organ accompanist/and the orchestra leader to provide a professionally coordinated music program for the Traditional Congregation. The contractor shall communicate any special instructions or tempo changes to the orchestra before the worship service begins..The officiating chaplain has the prerogative of choosing or suggesting music and hymns and may request that congregational songs be selected from a list of familiar hymns. 3.78. The contractor shall provide all materials necessary for the performance of this contract except for those specified in paragraph 4. 3.89. The contractor shall ensure that all personal property is clearly marked and identified to preclude misidentification with government property. Personal property shall not be stored on government property. The government will not be responsible for safeguarding personal property. 3.910. The contractor shall furnish their his/her own transportation to and from the worksites. 4. Government Furnished Equipment. The Government will provide the following equipment for performance of this contract: Building/chapel, room for rehearsal, piano, organ, keyboard, music stands, hymn boards, and hymn books and ecclesiastical equipment. 5. Administration. 5.1. The contractor shall document work performed on the invoice or request for payment, have it verified by the Traditional Service Senior Pastor, and submit it monthly to the Senior Chaplain’s Office. 5.2 The contractor shall request supplies and equipment through the Senior Pastor of the Traditional Community. 6. CONTRACTOR MANPOWER REPORTING The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower & Reserve Affairs) operates and maintains a secure Army data collection site where the contractor will report ALL contractor manpower (including subcontractor manpower) required for performance of this contract. The contractor is required to completely fill in all required information using the following web address: https://cmra.army.mil/. The required information includes: (1) Contracting Office, Contracting Officer, Contractor Officer’s Technical Representative; (2) Contract number, including task and delivery order number; (3) Beginning and ending dates covered by reporting period; (4) Contractor name, address, phone number, email address, identity of contractor employee entering data; (5) Estimated direct labor hours (including sub-contractors); (6) Estimated direct labor dollars paid this reporting period (including sub-contractors); (7) Total payments (including sub-contractors); (8) Predominant Federal Service Code (FSC) reflecting services provided by contractor (and separate predominant FSC for each sub-contractor, if different); (9) Estimated data collection cost; (10) Organizational title associated with the Unit Identification Code (UIC) for the Army Requiring Activity (the Army Requiring Activity is responsible for providing the contractor with its UIC for the purposes of reporting this information); (11) Locations where contractor and sub-contractors perform the work (specified by zip code in the United States and nearest city, country, when in an overseas location, using standardized nomenclature provided on website); (12) Presence of deployment or contingency contract language; and (13) Number of contractor and sub-contractor employees deployed in theater this reporting period (by country). As part of its submission, the contractor will also provide the estimated cost (if any) incurred to comply with this reporting requirement. Reporting period will be the period of performance not to exceed 12 months ending September 30 of each government fiscal year and must be reported by 31 October of each calendar year. Contractors may use a direct XML data transfer to the database server fill in the fields on the website. The XML direct transfer is a format for transferring files from a contractors’ systems to the secure web site without the need for separate data entries for each required data element at the website. The specific formats for the XML direct transfer may be downloaded from the website.